Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Doppel-Hirsch Ullgäuer Doppelbock
This doppelbock comes from Privatbrauerein Höss in Sonthoffen, Germany. It contains 7.2% alcohol and comes in a 500mL swingtop bottle with a nearly inscrutable label. It's a rich brown and amber colour, topped with a luxurious tan head. It has considerable carbonation. The aroma is yeasty, with a tart fruitiness. There is an essence of cranberry that I found quite inviting. It's a very sweet brew. Malty on the front end with sharp, fruit notes of cranberry and sour cherry near the finish. Very drinkable for a strong beer, Doppel-Hirsh is worth looking into. It's sweet but not too sweet, with a very round flavour. It's a solid brew to wash down a heavy dessert. Rating: 8.0 out of 10.