Doppelbock

Finch's Dirtier Bird Barrel Aged Doppelbock

Finch’s Dirtier Bird Barrel Aged Doppelbock

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Tom: New to the Chicago craft beer scene since 2009 Finch beer produced this special barrel aged beer which released around the Christmas of 2011. I was lucky enough to find a bottle on my local liquor store shelf as this beer is limited. While I’m not a huge fan of Doppelbocks, this beer was […] ... [Read more]

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

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Oak Smoke is an interesting product that is released in the winter around Christmas time.  What makes this beer so interesting and unique?  Well for starters its flavor and aroma are developed by using oak wood during the kilning process rather than beech wood.  Beech wood gives Aecht’s beers a distinct aromatic nose that is something […] ... [Read more]

Schneider Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock

Schneider Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock

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Tom: I picked up this bottle of Aventinus at Whole Foods per a recommendation from my buddy Paul (the beer guy there). However, this was no regular bottle. As the finely wrapped bottle indicated, it had been brewed in 2003 and cellared in the ice caves of Kelheim for a minimum of three years. They’ve […] ... [Read more]

Rinkuskiai Before-After Triple Bock

Rinkuskiai Before-After Triple Bock

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Oh Rinkuskiai, Rinkuskiai!  You’ve heard of it, right?  Established in the early nineties; recently renovated; top-of-the-line brewing equipment; fifth largest brewery in the country?  Still nothing?  Well don’t worry; you’re not the only one.  And when I said, “fifth largest brewery in the country,” I meant Lithuania. Rinkuskiai brewery is located in the city of […] ... [Read more]

Great Lakes The Doppelrock

Great Lakes The Doppelrock

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Taylor: Malt. Here is a substance complementary to mankind. It makes beer sweet. It gives yeast something to munch on. It represents an endowment of rich flavors and hues. While almost all beer requires malt of some kind, few styles rely on it as heavily as the Doppelbock (or double bock). Doppelbock is a German-originated […] ... [Read more]

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock

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Doppelbock. Is there anything this malt monster can’t do? In my exploration of beer, the style has emerged a serious favorite. Historically, doppelbock, or “double” bock, is merely a stronger form of the bock, which is a dark and malty ale first brewed in the 14th century German town of Einbeck. As Noel quipped in […] ... [Read more]

Capital Square Series Tett Doppelbock

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I haven’t shut off my phone for months. I mean really shut it off. Hold the power button, slide the little red arrow and watch the Apple swirl until all goes black. Tonight, with a special release Capital Square Series brew in hand, it felt like the right thing to do. Within spitting distance of […] ... [Read more]

Sand Creek Ulrich’s Authentic Doppelbock

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Sand Creek Brewing Company is a locally praised operation out of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. They distribute only in the Midwest, to Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa. I was lucky enough to have a friend who went through there grab me some of their Ulrich’s Authentic Dopplebock, which must be a specialty/seasonal offering of theirs, […] ... [Read more]

Trader Joe’s Winterfest Dark Doublebock Lager

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According to this brews label, Winterfest was brewed by Bavarian Monks to lift the spirits during the long fasts of lent. If I were to fast and consume large amounts of beer, I would soon crash and indulge in anything edible…I give those fasting fellows serious props! This beer poured coffee black with a thick […] ... [Read more]

Paulaner Salvator Dobbelbock

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Sometimes, one of a beer’s most distinctive characteristics is its history. Case in point: Paulaner’s doppelbock, Salvator. Back in ye old seventeenth century, when German friars from the mendicant order of Francis of Paola were doing all the brewing, they apparently created the first doppelbock (double bock) and dubbed it “Salvator”, Latin for “Savior”. This […] ... [Read more]