Filed under: Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass), Samuel Adams Boston Brewing | Tags: Alcohol by volume, beer, Beverages, Business, Food and Related Products, hops, malt, Palate
Style; glass: Doppelbock; Dimpled Mug
12 fl oz x 9.5% ABV = 114 / 60 = 1.9 beers * 150 C = 285 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors, Ewing, NJ for $2.50
Aroma: caramel, sugar, syrup, roasted notes, dust.
Visuals: nice, elegant packaging, reddish brown, brilliant body, off white head, pretty.
Palate: some crispness, middle is sweetness, bitter ending calms to sweet enjoyable finish.
Overall: very sweet, enjoyable, for sipping.
Filed under: Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass), Smuttynose | Tags: citrus, dry, high malt, high quality, iced tea, interesting packaging, intricate lace, longer drying finish, maple, medium high strength, medium hops, mold, nice, off white long lasting head, reddish brown, rose, scratchy, slightly hazy, spicy, syrup, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.5% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $5.89
Aroma: nice, syrup, maple, mold, rose, citrus.
Visuals: interesting packaging, iced tea, reddish brown, slightly hazy, off white long lasting head, intricate lace.
Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium hops, medium high strength.
Palate: high quality, spicy, scratchy, dry, longer drying finish.
Overall: A very well done beer, and one of the few doppelbocks I’ve truly enjoyed. If they were all like this, I might like the style more. I’d have this again, though it’s not what I’d call a favorite. High value for a well crafted brew.
Filed under: Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass), Troeg's | Tags: clear, crystal malt, disappointing, light bitterness, macro, Malty, maple syrup, medium craft, musky, off white, persistent head, quick finish, red, some light lace, sweet, washy, watery
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8.2 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 180 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.25
Aroma: musky, sweet, malty. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: clear, red, off white, persistent head, some light lace. 4 out of 5.
Taste: maple syrup, crystal malt, light bitterness, medium craft. 6 out of 10.
Palate: washy, watery, quick finish. 2 out of 5.
Overall: disappointing for a double style. A generalized brown ale with a deeper finish. I would not seek it out again. It seems macro. 14 out of 20.
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.
Filed under: Ayinger, Doppelbock (mug, stein, stem glass) | Tags: dark, drinkable, good, grains, herbal, layered, licorice, raisin, ruby, subtle
RateBeer rating: 100
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 11.2 fl oz
Glass: stem glass
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Consumed at: home
First Impression: A nice ruby drinkable beer. Aroma smells just like a nice lager, but taste is much different. Lots of grain and herbs in the aroma. Visuals are all about the ruby — deep dark ruby body with explosively carbonated head to start, but dies down very quickly. Tastes much like a brown ale, but has nice raisin, licorice, and nut signatures. Palate is dark, and activates the entire mouth. Subtle and layered. Second Impression: This reminds very much of what a great grain inspired beer might achieve. I’m not that familiar with the style, and so I can’t speak unto its accuracy, but it is a very nicely done beer. Personally, I prefer a stronger style than this, like an imperial stout, double IPA, or a barleywine style ale, but as it is, it’s very good.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 17 out of 20