20 March 2008

Beer Review -- Ettaler Curator Dunkler Dopplebock

Ettaler Curator Dunkler Dopplebock

I believe I picked this up at either Riverside or Greenlife in Chattanooga.

Appearance: Thick brown syrupy body, very minimal head. Approximately appropriate for-style. 4.0/5

Smell: Very sweet, malty, nutty. Slight astringency due to high alcohol. Smells more like an eisbock than a dopplebock to me. 3.5/5

Taste: Rich mahogany nut brown. Deep. Notes of chocolate and coffee buried way down under. Strongly alcoholic and with quite a bit of unfermented sugar -- this is a very sweet beer. Grows on me instead of becoming cloying. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Like a mix of water and syrup. (Maybe like a simple sugar?) Runs across the tongue and down the throat like velvet, swishes around the tongue easily. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Dangerously so, given the alcohol. I'm not always the biggest fan of dopplebocks, but this one is really quite nice for the style. 4.0/5

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Sounds like a beer I could love...