Hirschbräu Doppel-Hirsch

Beer:  Doppel-hirsch
Brewery: Der Hirschbräu
Style: Doppelbock
ABV: 7.2%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Flute
Primary Consumer: Ally
Consumption Companion: Wayne, Ally’s father



Sight: Clear dark amber, with a 1-inch thick, creamy, light beige head that settles to about 1/4 of an inch.  Carbonation bubbles are seen throughout.

Scent: Sweet malts, with notes of maple and caramel.

Flavor: There is an artificial sweetness upon first sip.  You taste the malts (in the form of caramel) that are present in the aroma, but no maple.  A hint of yeast is also noticeable.

Feel:  Thin, almost watery, with a dry aftertaste.  Low-to-moderate carbonation.

Concluding remarks:  Surprisingly, the Hirschbräu Doppel-hirsch, which is straight outta Germany, is weak–uncharacteristic of the usually rich Doppelbock.  In fact, I would liken this to a cheap beer of the poor college keg variety.  It also leaves a strange film on the teeth and roof of one’s mouth.  All in all, not the most pleasant drinking experience; in fact, Wayne didn’t even finish his glass, which is the telltale sign of a lackluster brew.

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