Altenmünster Winterbier Dopplebock | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Altenmünster Winterbier DopplebockAltenmünster Winterbier Dopplebock
BA SCORE
39%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 123 ratings
Altenmünster Winterbier DopplebockAltenmünster Winterbier Dopplebock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Germany

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,284
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
123
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
13.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared this massive 3L bottle amongst JLindros and BPK59. Poured into a duvel tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a clear burnt malty hazel appearance with a nice two finger off white heads that fades to leave a light thin blanket.

S - Aromas of burnt sugars, caramel, and malts.

T - More of those burnt caramel and soft malts. Slightly metallic. Really not too shabby.

M - Mouthfeel is slightly under carbonated and a bit thin.

O - Overall this was a solid dopplebock. I believe I paid under $20 for this 3L so for the price it was definately worth it.

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Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this monster 3L bottle!

Light fizzy head, crystal clear ruby mahogany red.

Nose like a cheaper doppelbock, cheaper for a true german that is, light fruity esters, wheat, molasses, hint of sweetness that comes like booze and cola, hint if raisin.

Taste starts with lots more dark wheat, caramel, molasses, esters with more fruity flavors, light banana, raisin, clove, biscuit, bit of booze that gets a bit warming, spicy chewy hops, light creamy. Hint of metallic twing but barely. Finish is dry but still sweet, more biscuit, wheat, plenty more raisin and light bananas foster, bitter spicy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, light syrupy, decent carb, some warming booze.

Overall not bad, a bit cheap but cheap for a true german doppelbock, nice malts and wheats, fruits, bit boozy too.

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Photo of rbthuffman
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of chetripley
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into my shaker pint. I like the swing top German bottles, not only because they are good for homebrew later, either. I saw the big 2L bottle in the store but I wanted to taste it before going huge.
There was a lot of carbonation and bold strong flavors, mostly the alcohol punch following the strong maltiness I usually associate with a doppelbock, but there was something extra in there, a little spiciness, that I think made it an effective winter beer too.
Not the best doppelbock I have had, but rather good and a nice presentation. I will try the maibock next from them.
Purchased from Liquor Barn in Niles, I, a good place for Polish, Czech, and German beers.

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Photo of ZPB
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of AApparel
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ahq514
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of morebeergood
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CP20
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of Pamola
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of sonomaroma
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of musicman575
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, I saw this behemoth 2-liter bottle at Bevmo for a decent price so I put it in my cart.

Dark and clear like coffee with a thin, tan head that vanishes almost as fast as you can say "Altenmunster Winterbier Doppelbock". It takes about a minute to say though.

Has a carmely smell with less malt than other doppels. A whiff of booze too. It tastes like it too. It's much too light-bodied and clear to find its place in the ranks of thick doppelbock greatness. That doesn't mean it doesn't have enough alcohol. There's plenty of it.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL German swing-top bottle with a batch code on the back; roughly one year old. Pours a deep, dark brownish red with dark scarlet highlights - just a tick lighter than a porter - with a few particulates, low carbonation, and a quarter inch of tan head that eventually recedes, and doesn't do much lacing. Rich and malty sweet nose contributes raisins, cherries and a big dose of prunes. Big and malty on the palate as well, lightly sweet, with prunes, milk chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, and hops that bring a light leafiness and mild bitterness. Lightly oxidized as well, with more paper than cardboard and, surprisingly, not all that distracting. The body is smooth, tongue-drying, with low carbonation and a medium finish. This is a very easygoing dopplebock that hides its alcohol well. Delicious and worth a try.

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Photo of crossovert
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2 liter growler flip top.

It pours beautifully into my 1 liter dimpled mug. It is a deep, dark brown, looks black int eh big vessel, and a unique brownish tan head.

The smell is super malty. A nice dark doppelbock. It is sweet with some cocoa and caramel. There is an alcoholic twang and also some subtle dark fruits. It is big and bold, i like it.

The initial gulp is quite flavorful, one of the sweeter, more flavorful doppelbocks. It is thick with molasses, cocoa, dark bread, some licorice, and dark fruit. It is just a looong quaff of malt. IT is a flavor deeper than you will usually come across.

The mouthfeel is full and thick, but perhaps lacks a bit of carbonation. It is a mouth full of flavor.

I have to lower drinkability a little bit because the sweetness is tiring after a while.

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Photo of samie85
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a very dark molasses color with one finger of light tan head.

S-A bit of butterscotch and some nutty malt.

T-Big, huge, nutty and dark fruit malt notes with with a light, crisp bitterness.

M-Rich and full mouthfeel although medium bodied with low carbonation.

D-Pretty drinkable for a doppelbock, the richness usually gets to me but I'm not having that issue with this one.

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Photo of tapman
4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep red/brown, a good 3 finger head subsides to a 1/2 finger lace after 5 minutes or say and stays that way. Head is tan and packed with tiny bubbles. Obviously filtered.

Aroma is malty, but 'malty' malty, like milkshake malt, you dig? European milk chocolate and a minty hop character.

Rich, tangy roast character akin to the 'Guiness twang'. Dark chocolate covered raspberries produce a sweet/bitter combo similar to this beer. Very, very light prune/raisin, but without that inky-quality that makes those flavors chewy. Hops are floral and minty, like a Northernbrewer hop in the Anchor Steam beer, though less extreme. What this beer doesn't have is a lot of DMS or diacytel, those buttery/butterscotch flavors, which make s this offering so damn smooth.

Mouth is like a milkshake after it has melted a little.

Highly drinkable. Not the perfect doppelbock, but it is the perfect doppelbock for RIGHT NOW!

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 liter bottle into a 1 liter stein. This bottle seemed too large until I found the right vessel, then it was merely 2 glasses of beer.

Looks dark with some light. Smells of malt and plight. Roast and coffee on the tongue, hints of kitten fur, vinous fruit and plum. Bitterness and tannins are in the cue, yet this is a smooth, quaffable brew. The body is medium-full; hell the kitten character is not but a purr. Two liters of this stuff is not enough to keep me playing the devil's scale dawn through dusk.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.44/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle split and poured into a La Chouffe tulip. 7.2% ABV, at least 1.5 years old as it was aged by my friend; thanks for this one Bryan!

A - A slow pour creates nothing more than a thin foam of tan bubbles with low retention. It's incredibly dark mahogany brown, almost black, but totally clear.

S - Rich roasted malts are super potent and strong, mainly comprised of caramel, crystal, and chocolate. Robust and filling just in the aroma, this dopple is strong. No hops present at all.

T - Rich and creamy caramel malt, toasted to perfection, blends with sweet chocolate and crystal malts to provide a sweet but even taste. Again, no hops come through.

M - Clean and smooth with a silky texture and robust, filling body. It goes down nicely and finishes sweet and malts with a minuscule touch of alcohol.

D - Very drinkable and smooth with a small warming quality to the finish. Even with it being mid summer, it's still a drinkable beer. A great dopplebock!

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Photo of Tballz420
4.36/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black bodied brew. Amber hues through the light. Small tan head. The scent is caked with malt. Sweet syrupy with a hint of alcohol nose. Bubblegum. Taste is all over the place. Sticky malts, candy, a bit of smoke, bit of spice as it warms. Mouth is fairly wet and medium bodied. Oohdalolly its dank.

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Photo of donteatpoop
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, clear when held up to the light but otherwise too dark to be called opaque; a nice tan colored foam formed upon pouring and clung to the side of the glass as I drank it down.

Smells were toasted malt, grain, and raisins.

The taste is much the same as the scent; the fruity raisin-like impact on the palate coming in part way through but domminating the moment its presence is made known.

A solid beer, a bit thick in the mouth; easy to take down.

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Altenmünster Winterbier Dopplebock from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 39% out of 100 with 123 ratings
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