Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers' Reserve Series)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers' Reserve Series)Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers' Reserve Series)
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
3.72 | pDev: 13.71%
Sep 11, 2015
Sep 23, 2009
Notes: Released September 2009

Malts - Pale, Munich 20 L, Caramel 40L & 60L, Dark Chocolate
Hops - Alchemy
ABV: 9%
OG: 24 P
AE: 8 P
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Rated: 3.91 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 11, 2015
Rated: 3.03 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Feb 04, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 9/9/09.

Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, cherry, and metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and slightly sour cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has held up fairly well but there is an odd metallic presence I am getting.
Aug 26, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Apr 29, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by harrymel from Washington

Mar 18, 2013
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red amber. Slight head, but leaves a little lacing. Aroma of mild malt, perhaps a hint of cherry. Flavor is light malt, some dark fruit, a hint of wood, followed by distinct dry cherry; dry finish. Nothing really stands out. Nicely made, but no outstanding features. Glad I tried it, but probably that's enough.
Aug 01, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by whartontallboy from New York

Jul 06, 2012
Rated: 2.75 by crobinso from Colorado

May 30, 2012
Rated: 5 by MystikCelt from New York

Mar 31, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 01, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Jan 29, 2012
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Reviewed by ZeroSignal from Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a bottle in my cellar, dated 09/2009, poured into a SA Perfect Pint

A - Pours a cherry-hued, chestnut brown with a scant, fizzy head. Retention settles to a thin and bubbly skim that leaves a fading, slippery lace.

S - Smells super-sweet, and scares me that it's going to be heavy and cloying. There's definitely a fermented fruit thing going on, but I'd be lying if I said cherries was what popped into my head.

T&M -'s not super heavy and cloying (thankfully). Still super sweet with a huge malt bill. Fruity sugars add to the sweet profile. Feels under-carbonated, but could be a result of aging this bottle. Medium-heavy body along with the sweetness make this a sipper.

O - Not bad, but it needs something, anything, to help balance the sweetness. It never approached cloying for me, but it still felt off-balanced.
Dec 16, 2011
Rated: 4 by RViator325 from Washington

Dec 14, 2011
Rated: 4 by rab53 from Washington

Dec 10, 2011
Rated: 3 by oline73 from Maryland

Nov 16, 2011
Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 162 ratings