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Seeyoulator by Boulevard Brewing Co.
Doppelbock
8.50 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 12/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 15 4 8 2009
Deep firey chestnut with a soft haze to its body. Nice frothy and fairly tall capping of dark ivory foam that sits firm and tightly bumpy before fading slowly to a heavy skim. A few sporatic spots of lace catch the glass and stay there.

Aroma is clean yet a bit muted and low of dried caramel, sweet malty fruityness underneath of yellow raisin and some fig. Soft cedar wood with a slight herbal, even softer, spice of graham cracker, apple cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla.

Taste is slightly more softer then the aroma. But not by much; a little too much softness however, to really help induce any complexity within the flavor profile. Too bad really...It has a dryish caramel sweetness with a dark fruity breadyness underneath thats quite nice, but it gathers a bit too much warming momentum as you get into it to pull away from the malt flavors and complexity. Yet, nothing muddled here; soft and touching with a small puree of light herbal woody and bakery bready dryness as it floats thru its caramel and lightly mushy malt fruityness. Warming parts peek and part their way across the palate depending on the size of the gulp taken. But it seems a bit heavy on the warming for 8.5% and short in overall flavor intensity.

Body seems short at first, but hold on for a bit as it will build with grace and boldness as it warms. Both as it sits in the glass and the belly. Crisp, yet tender with a slender sweet malt backing to balance it out as it creates some finer tones in dryness as it cinders softly into the finish whilst it turns the warming volume up a notch late in the end.

This is a pretty solid brew by Boulevard, but for me it misses the Doppelbock mark in taste by just a bit for me as it has far more dryness, which I didn't mind really all that much. More malty complexity and chewy slickness and this would've won me over with ease. This was borderline Belgian Dark-like for me then German Doppelbock. Perhaps a cross bred brew of the two? Well, whatever it is, its quite good and will do just fine for the colder weather months to have around to warm ya up.

Price: $7.40 Served In: Weizen Glass

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