Fallenbock | Erie Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by santoslhalper on 12-05-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 95
Photo of guinnessfan
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep ruby brown with little head. No retention and virtually no lacing.

S: Mild dark fruit and sweet malt.

T: Starts mildly sweet but contains a certain roasted flavor. Reminds me of a porter or brown ale with candied sugar added

M: Silky smooth, vert slight carb tinge.

D: Very smooth, good and easy to drink. Not a bad beer if it was in a variety pack.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep reddish-brown color with virtually no head.
Smell is loaded with dark ripe fruits. (plums, raisins, figs)
Taste is malty sweet with lots of dark fruit evident. No evidence of alcohol.
Rich and full in the miouth with nice taste retention.
Almost too easy to drink at 7.8% alcohol.

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Photo of foureyedgeek
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this beer's head rose to nice couple fingers of height before falling, quite noisily, to about a half. Pretty carbonated, I can hear the air bubbles escape as it sits beside me. Dark brown in color with just a tinge of red.

Smells of sweet malts and dark fruit, maybe grapes, plums or berries?

Taste's a little like bread to me as well as the above fruits, sweet as well. Its finish is bitter without a lot of hop presence, but it also tastes almost medicinal, and though that may be due to the alcohol combined with the fruit, it seems a tad off.

This is smooth without being creamy, rich without being thick. A sipper for certain.

A very tasty drinkable beer for a cool, verging towards cold, Fall day. A tad less drinkable due to that odd medicinal bite.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been drinking Erie beers since my freshman year @ Allegheny College and I've tasted just about every beer I'm on my way to having tried every single bottled offering and most of their drafts that they make and always have available at Porter's Tap Room (original train station Erie Brewing locale, explains Railbender Ale as being your flagship) which is supposedly about to start brewing their own under the name BrewErie at Union Station. We'll see what goes down but here's to this fine Erie offering...appears a plum dark cola brown large off white head leaves large specks of lacing. Aroma contains fruity alcohol notes with a massive chocolate creamy presence, raisins, very vinous in nature with herbal hops bringing a tobacco leaf quality...very nice smell. Taste has a very flavorful approach with waves of chocolate, plum, raisin soaked with mild alcohol notes...but the cocoa powder seems to dominate for me hops leave behind a mild bitterness on the palate with a grassy, earthy leaf note that goes well together definitely an enjoyable experience. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy evenly carbonated, medium to fuller bodied great stuff velvet smooth on the palate really flows too easily. Drinkability somewhat filling but really is effortless emptying a 12 ounce portion, another quality product from Erie Brewing they seem to have evolved nicely with the added bottles to the lineup.

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4.29/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a clear, very dark copper with a thin, quickly fading beige head. Perfect amount of slow-moving carbonation.

Smell: Complex and interesting. This really smells unlike any other Doppelbock I've ever had. Strong fruity, almost belgian yeast and candi sugar notes, but still wonderful malt sweetness (molasses, caramel) balancing it out. WONDERFUL!

Taste and Mouthfeel: Not as Earth-shattering as the smell, but it still taste great. Complex malty sweetness greets your mouth at first, with a ncie touch of fruits, and then finishes with a ncie hop bitterness. Still, I'm getting Belgian Brown Ale notes all over the place. I know Erie holds true to Reinhietsgebot (forgive my spelling), so I don't know what would impart that. Doesn't mean I don't like it. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich.

Drinkability and Overall: The 3rd of the 3 new Erie brews. This one is a smooth, tasty, drinkable Doppelbock, albiet a strange one. The flavors and smells of this are really unique for the style, but are entrancing as well. Really something else, but worth a shot if you see it.

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Fallenbock from Erie Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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