Filed under: Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass), Schneider & Sohn | Tags: alcohol, apple, banana, broth, burned cookie, burnt, butterscotch, cherry, clove, dark bread, dark chocolate, deep orange, dough, firm, heavy, herbs, initially large, leather, light, lightly bitter, maple syrup, mild coffee, milky brown, moderately sweet, molasses, mold, muddy, murky, nutty, orange and lime citrus, perfume, prune, red wine, resinous, rocky, slightly acetic, soap, somewhat acidic, straw, sulfu, tar
BREWER: G. Schneider & Sohn
PURCHASED AT: Shop Rite Liquors, Hamilton, NJ
PRICE: $ 2.95
Price per fl oz $2.95 / 16.9 fl oz = $.17 per fl oz.
Date: Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Aroma : 10
Malty – heavy, dark bread, burned cookie, straw, burnt, nutty, molasses, dark chocolate, mild coffee.
Hoppy – light, perfume, herbs, resinous, orange and lime citrus,
Yeasty – heavy, dough, leather, soap, mold, broth.
Miscellaneous – banana, prune, apple, cherry, red wine, tar, butterscotch, maple syrup, clove, alcohol, sulfur.
Appearance : 4
Head – initially large, rocky, firm. Turns to thin film. white with virtually no Lacing. Longevity is Fully diminishing
Body – Clarity is minimal, with normal carbonation. A murky, muddy, milky brown. Medium body, with average density. Bottle conditioned. Hue is brown with deep orange highlights.
Flavor : 9
Initial flavor is moderately sweet, somewhat acidic, lightly bitter and slightly acetic.
Finish – long finishing flavor is lightly sweet heavily acidic, moderately bitter, and quite sour.
Palate : 4
Body is Medium to full
Texture is very Dry and somewhat creamy.
Carbonation is Soft
Finish – Feel
o Astringent – light
o Alcoholic – moderate
Overall Score (1-20): 16
Comments: A very nice ale, overall, and an amazing array of flavors. Much different from all of the American beers I’ve been enjoying. The subtlety of flavor compounds, texture, and aroma are exquisite. A fine ale, but not necessarily the first thing I’d go for, though for someone who appreciates complex and fruity flavors, it’s an amazingly complex and inviting drink.
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