Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt DoppelbockLeinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
557
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
17.5%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
166
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 243
Photo of Brent_B
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.02/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Leinenkugel that I enjoyed for the most part, but was left only a tiny bit (this time) wanting.

I am the sort who prefers Bocks, Doppelbocks, Porters, and Stouts. When I saw a sixer of this at the local supermarket I had to give it a try. Out of the glass it pours a dark but still not completely opaque brown with a dark tan head that has no staying power. The scents from the brew are mild and distant, but I prefer that from some others who are simply too overpowering. Across the board I felt the beer was above average in taste and feel and do believe it is an above average beer overall. I will say this though, it did remind me to the Ayinger Celebrator I had awhile back, not quite in the same league, but still a tasty brew.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.81/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 02, 2016. Sampled on March 18, 2016.

The pour is fairly attractive with a mahogany brown color under a quick lasting tan head that dissolves to a ring.

The aroma has a mild malt note but more of an apple or grape fruity character. Like juice. Low hops.

Light to medium body.

Again, like the aroma, I pick up more of a fruity quality to this than a malty quality, which I sort of expect in the style.

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Photo of richask
4.79/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just bought some, simply because of the name mind you, and was pleasantly suprised and pleased with it

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Photo of johnsaxman
3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichardARoss
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpig372
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bordering on adjunct quality, this pours a nice amber with minimal head. While some malty tones come through in the nose, the flavor suffers from flat tones and cheapness in taste.

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Photo of M000077
4.05/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjlee22
4.06/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/3 inch head with an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight pale malt, slight yeast, and a hint if bread dough. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, hint of syrup, hint of coffee, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, slight alcohol, caramel malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, complex, but not well blended and not the traditional flavor profile. Also, the aroma is weak, so not a great Dopplebock.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of prototypic
3.22/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

brownish color with little head. Went down smooth and tastes of chocolate, caramel and hops. To be honest i had bought this beer because of its name but it was declicious beer

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Light brown color with a small head which dissipates quickly. Little lacing

Smells of slightly burn chocolate and malts. Quite a bit of sweetness. Simplistic but endearing scent.

Taste is not bad, but disappointingly non-existent. Sure, this was priced alongside a lot of watery lagers, but I was hoping something that was at the very least slightly more substantive than this. Mouthfeel is incredibly light, and the taste is forgettable. With that said though, I love the light carbonation. I definitely hope more of the big macro crap beers follow suit and lower the carbonation.

I bought this on a steep discount, and have a hard time feeling robbed. With that said, this is not an good beer.

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Photo of smcolw
1.96/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Light brown color and fairly clear. Brief head that supports no lace.

Very light smell. I need to put some liquid in my mouth and suck air over it to get the deeply roasted caramels. The sweetness comes later.

The taste is overly sweet but the body doesn't correspond -- it is way too thin. The carbonation is okay given how light the beer is. This makes the beer unacceptably unbalanced. Short aftertaste. A clear miss.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Herze
3.48/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.46/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
3.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nutty flavor but it lacks body to carry the taste all the way. Acceptable but not top of the line

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.2 out of 5 based on 557 ratings.
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