11 November 2007

Bischoff Doppel Bock (GER)

A 500 ml bottle of this import (dated 24.04.08) cost me $3.50. Bischoff brewery is located in Winnweiler in western Germany. It's a pretty large brewery, although the beers don't seem to be all that common in the U.S. Perhaps the most distinguishing aspect of this doppelbock proves to be its screw top cap. You don't see that often.

It pours a cola color with an off-white head. To a great extent, this is a standard double bock: malty, with some standard flavors (caramel and licorice, I think). The 7.5% alcohol comes through, which isn't unheard of for the style. There's ultimately a slightly hoppy bitterness to the finish, which is kind of interesting. On the other hand, the beer comes across as a bit light in taste. This is an fairly good beer, but isn't the best doppelbock, and isn't something I'll be buying again given the price.


Beer Retard said...

Hey man...found out about your blog a few weeks back through links on other ones and I've been checking it out since. Figured I'd say hello. Thanks for posting a review of this one. Have seen it at my bottleshop in Seattle and wondered if it was worth a try. Seems like I can skip it.

Buttle said...

Yeah, I don't think it's anything you'd really regret missing, especially given the price. Thanks for stopping by.

John Falck said...

for those in Chicago this week, the Bischoff Double Bock is available at the open air Christkindlmarket (Christmas market) at Daley Plaza downtown. They also have the Bischoff pilsner. I just had the double - was nice enough, but not especially exciting.


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