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(Chicago Trib)   Ahh doppelbock: The high-maintenance girlfriend of beers   ( chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2012-04-29 10:52:15 AM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books
at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


WHY DO YOU KNOW ME SO WELL?
 
2012-04-29 10:54:49 AM  

odinsposse:
I think they were trying to go for beers you could pick up locally in Chicago. Unfortunately the Great Lakes doppelbock is the worst I've ever had. Which isn't to say it's undrinkable of even bad but it just doesn't do the style justice, imo.



You guys can't get Ayinger Celebrator?! Why? I believe our limit here in NC is 14% (any limit at all is ludicrous, but I digress to a Libertarian talking point) . . . we can't get Old Rasputin here, which aggravates me--but we're better off than a number of other states . . .

. . . and I thought the fois gras debacle was bad.

I've had three of the Great Lakes beers and the Fitzgerald was the only one I truly enjoyed--the others were just "meh."
 
2012-04-29 10:58:04 AM  
Doppelbock is one of my favorite styles, yet I also enjoy a good IPA. I think it's all about having the right expectations when you drink.

I have also brewed a very good Dopplebock and the article is right, it takes some patience (and the right equipment) to let it sit until it's ready. Crap, now I want a beer.
 
2012-04-29 10:59:24 AM  

letrole:
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


what if i like the idea of eating a big mac, but when i actually eat it i find it disgusting?

yeah, riddle me that Mr. Riddle Man
 
2012-04-29 11:04:48 AM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Oh yeah? Well, I liked craft beer before it was popular.

/The beer I drink? You wouldn't know it, it's from Canada.
 
2012-04-29 11:12:11 AM  
web.mit.edu
 
2012-04-29 11:13:32 AM  
Beer should cost a million dollars a gallon.
 
2012-04-29 11:14:25 AM  

LeglessDog: odinsposse:
I think they were trying to go for beers you could pick up locally in Chicago. Unfortunately the Great Lakes doppelbock is the worst I've ever had. Which isn't to say it's undrinkable of even bad but it just doesn't do the style justice, imo.

You guys can't get Ayinger Celebrator?! Why? I believe our limit here in NC is 14% (any limit at all is ludicrous, but I digress to a Libertarian talking point) . . . we can't get Old Rasputin here, which aggravates me--but we're better off than a number of other states . . .

. . . and I thought the fois gras debacle was bad.

I've had three of the Great Lakes beers and the Fitzgerald was the only one I truly enjoyed--the others were just "meh."


It's not that we can't. it's just that Bell's, Sam Adams, and Great Lakes are carried most everywhere here. I lived by a small hole in the wall Mexican grocery store that carried all of them. They show up in convenience stores sometimes. For something like Ayinger you have to go to a well stocked liquor store.
 
2012-04-29 11:15:09 AM  

Yugoboy: Not everyone iis a "hop-head."

When they described dopplebocks as big, sweet, creamy, malty with almost no hops, (a) they were right, and (b)described every thing I LIKE about certain beers.

I'm just NOT a big fan of yellow beers. Thank God for those brewers willing to take the chance... you'll at least have me for a customer.


www.jamesjoyce.co.uk


letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Ah right, I'll play too:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years and use it as a computer monitor. Haven't had cable since 2003, but DAMN does WH40K:Space Marine look awesome in 40 inches of 1080p.
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers because fuel is expensive and I live 3.5 miles away.
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac like Young Justice and Green Lantern animated on a custom rig running Ubuntu/Win7
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records even though I don't own any or have the means to play them.
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small to medium breasts. Also, petite redheads.
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises, [cough] pipes are cheaper and taste better, [cough]
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter, which of all the insecurities I have ever and continue to suffer from, turns out that isn't one of them. But that's only because I'm solidly in the "above average" category in that department. Yes, I measured for curiosities sake.
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac. There's no feigning involved. It may be psychosomatic, but I leave McD's with a case of nausea so I stopped eating there.
 
2012-04-29 11:17:08 AM  

sharkbeagle: Beer should cost a million dollars a gallon.


That is just a stupid thing to say.
 
2012-04-29 11:21:32 AM  
Hop heads are the hipsters of the beer community
 
2012-04-29 11:21:33 AM  
letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


1) Watching Mickey Mouse club with the boys, so I'm getting a kick;
2) Ride the train;
3) Don't own a Mac and want to death punch Japanese anime fanboys;
4) Vinyl is the highest-fidelity, but don't own a record player;
5) Dunkin FTW;
6) Show me a true beauty with B's or a cutie with Ds and I'll take the former all day;
7) Went to Wal-mart this morning; Sundays aren't too bad;
8) Wifey is a former smoker that quit for our kids; know how hard it is to kick from living with her;
9) You know how I know Letrole is projecting?;
10) I'm am disgusted by Big Mac's, not because they're un-delicious, but because of the hell to pay later from not being a regular McDonalds' customer.

I know this is a weak troll, but, yeah, looks like you nailed me.
 
2012-04-29 11:49:18 AM  
It's April, not the season for these dark beers that make you want to brush your teeth afterwards. I tend to go for these in the dead of winter, slightly below room temp, with a nice buzz to keep me warm.
 
2012-04-29 11:50:08 AM  
What's wrong with loving malt and hops?

I love big malty scottish ales, old ales (Bells' Third Coast, FTW), barley wines, etc...
i also love IIPA's Hopslam, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, etc, etc...

/can't we all just get along???
// or at least agree that the troll is an asshat?
 
2012-04-29 12:09:40 PM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac



chztotsandgiggles.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-29 12:12:10 PM  

LeroyBourne: It's April, not the season for these dark beers that make you want to brush your teeth afterwards. I tend to go for these in the dead of winter, slightly below room temp, with a nice buzz to keep me warm.


Dopples are beers originaly meant to be drank by monks during the fasting times of Lent.

The season is completly appropriate.
 
2012-04-29 12:27:58 PM  

Begoggle: [web.mit.edu image 300x400]


That's a beast in a glass right there, one of the best German ever.
 
2012-04-29 12:31:59 PM  
I have 2.5 ga of dopple, and 1.25 ga of eisbock in my keg fridge. need to carb them both,but they worked out very well for a first attempt.
 
2012-04-29 12:32:28 PM  

Thac0isWhac0: I'll take a Bock or Stout over an IPA any day. Then again rather drink from my own toilet than drink an IPA... so...


The way I feel right now, I'm pretty sure I did drink from my own toilet last night.
When you're trashed on Jameson's and your best friend puls out the Miwaukee's Best, just say no.

Doppels are my favorite, followed by a black chocolate stout or something like Wyerbacher Heresy oak-aged stout.
 
2012-04-29 12:35:27 PM  
As someone who has gotten to the point that even smelling hops makes him vomit, I wholeheartedly vote for a nice strong lager of any sort.
 
2012-04-29 12:55:40 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Hop heads are the hipsters of the beer community


Yeah, hops have their place. The trend these days is to completely overdo it and blow the balance though. Judges at beer competitions can't even judge anymore after the imperial categories because their taste buds are shot. It's not all that different than covering your french fries with two and a half gallons of ketchup, then telling everyone "Hey, I just like ketchup." That's fine, but let's not pretend you have any idea what those french fries taste like.
 
2012-04-29 01:19:57 PM  

Tourney3p0: The Incredible Sexual Egg: Hop heads are the hipsters of the beer community

Yeah, hops have their place. The trend these days is to completely overdo it and blow the balance though. Judges at beer competitions can't even judge anymore after the imperial categories because their taste buds are shot. It's not all that different than covering your french fries with two and a half gallons of ketchup, then telling everyone "Hey, I just like ketchup." That's fine, but let's not pretend you have any idea what those french fries taste like.


THIS.

Hops are a seasoning, not a brewing component. They should not dominate most beers. If you want a nice bitter herbal IPA that's a great place for hops to shine.
 
2012-04-29 01:43:08 PM  
One our our local brewpubs has a doppelbock I heard is tasty. I may have to give it a try.
 
2012-04-29 01:47:32 PM  

nekom: Terminal_G: I can't recommend Troegenator enough. Deliciousness bottled.

Would that be the double bock from the Troegs (there's an umlaut in there somewhere, but fark if I remember my high ASCII) double bock? Made somewhere around Harrisburg, PA? Very nice beer indeed.


A method that works pretty well on Fark:

"&" + "o" + "uml" + ";" = ö

Works for any vowel, upper/lower case, accents acute ou grave, macrons, circumflexes, tildes, etc.
 
2012-04-29 01:49:34 PM  

LeglessDog: This article is a FAIL for not mentioning the Grandfather of all Doppelbocks . . . this is the one that turned me into a beer nerd . . .

[www.kegworks.com image 450x586]

// got a 5gal keg of homebrewed Bohemian Doppelbock in the keggerator upstairs!


came here to post this. consecrator is good, but celebrator...mmmm.

salvatore is good, too
 
2012-04-29 01:59:10 PM  
Latest issue of Milwaukee's free monthly alcohol and restaurant magazine was just discussing Bocks -- Link, FYI.

Not a scoring or rating so much as commentary on several brands.
 
2012-04-29 02:03:34 PM  
Not even a mention of the mother of them all, Optimator?

Seriously, you guys.

/mmmm, Spaten
 
2012-04-29 02:23:28 PM  

bustemup: letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Well, you got me on 2 of them. I'm shocked nobody has mentioned the best dopplebock yet: Ayinger Celebrator


Good stuff . When Ayinger first came to my area the local stores were selling four packs for the price that you would normally pay for one beer , but unfortunately they noticed their mistake eventually . It was good times while it lasted .
 
2012-04-29 02:29:24 PM  
My girlfriend is like PBR: low maintenance, no non-sense.
 
2012-04-29 02:37:48 PM  

D_Evans45: letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

Hey, I resemble those remarks.

/Piss drinkers get so uptight about their carbonated urine


Ooo, ooo, my turn.

1) I'm watching TV right now.
2) Not even a little. There is no spandex in my closet.
3) Don't watch anime. Or own a Mac.
4) I'm fine with MP3s, though I back up my CDs in a lossless format.
5) No. Well, I read, but not at Starbucks.
6) I don't prefer them. I like all boobies.
7) OK, this I do. Walmart sucks.
8) Nope. And I do like a nice cigar every so often.
9) It doesn't matter to me.
10) Nah. BigMacs are OK, but I prefer Wendy's or Popeye's.

Well, you're 1/10, which makes you suck about as bad as Walmart. Perhaps you should try working for one of those psychic hotlines.
 
2012-04-29 02:53:31 PM  
"For those who enjoy easy-to-drink beers, like pale lagers or "sessionable" ales, doppelbocks are dark and strong, with alcohol by volume percentages ranging as high as 13 percent."

I really dont know what that even means in the context of beer (or at all i guess) but for some reason it enrages me. I read a review of some beer recently "i could see myself sessioning this beer". WTF does that even mean, stop making up words!

/is it like a beer enema?
 
2012-04-29 02:56:13 PM  
And damnit Leines, stop discontinuing your best beers!!!

beerimages.pintley.com
 
2012-04-29 03:00:05 PM  

residentgeek: Not even a mention of the mother of them all, Optimator?

Seriously, you guys.

/mmmm, Spaten


Uhm.....yes that was mentioned. Stop drinking so much.
 
2012-04-29 03:01:18 PM  

Krymson Tyde: MrBallou: She could max out my credit cards and trash my apartment. It'd be worth it.

\\ Is 7am on Sunday too early for a beer?

No, but it's too damn early and I'm too hung over for a beer snob thread.


Yeah, I got some sleep but I can still taste whiskey in my burps.

This isn't going to end well.
 
2012-04-29 03:07:01 PM  

Cyno01: "For those who enjoy easy-to-drink beers, like pale lagers or "sessionable" ales, doppelbocks are dark and strong, with alcohol by volume percentages ranging as high as 13 percent."

I really dont know what that even means in the context of beer (or at all i guess) but for some reason it enrages me. I read a review of some beer recently "i could see myself sessioning this beer". WTF does that even mean, stop making up words!

/is it like a beer enema?


Basically a malt and hops balanced beer that rarely if ever crosses 5% ABV.

http://beeradvocate.com/articles/653

/Posting from my phone, hyperlinking is a pain.
//Hopefully Cut amd Paste doesn't confuse you.
 
2012-04-29 03:16:48 PM  

junkmetal: [chicagoist.com image 325x433]

plus

[mylifeasafoodie.dreamhosters.com image 460x300]

Equals awesome.


My BIL just returned from NOLA with a bottle of this and gave it to me. Haven't tried it yet but very much looking forward to it.

BTW, home brewer here. Have saison in primary now, takes a long time at high temp. While I wait I'm drinking Irish Blonde, Rye Stout and my own "Franken Stein", a darker, big beer made from leftover "beer parts" from previous batches :D
 
2012-04-29 03:20:59 PM  

LeglessDog: This article is a FAIL for not mentioning the Grandfather of all Doppelbocks . . . this is the one that turned me into a beer nerd . . .

[www.kegworks.com image 450x586]

// got a 5gal keg of homebrewed Bohemian Doppelbock in the keggerator upstairs!


I made a batch of Austin Homebrew Supply's version of this. Came out awesome. One of the guys nicknamed it "whiskey dick light".
 
2012-04-29 03:25:23 PM  

Cyno01: "For those who enjoy easy-to-drink beers, like pale lagers or "sessionable" ales, doppelbocks are dark and strong, with alcohol by volume percentages ranging as high as 13 percent."

I really dont know what that even means in the context of beer (or at all i guess) but for some reason it enrages me. I read a review of some beer recently "i could see myself sessioning this beer". WTF does that even mean, stop making up words!

/is it like a beer enema?


Yeah, I always think of it as a beer that I could drink all night - a drinking session, if you will. Low alcohol (relatively speaking), not too sweet, not too hoppy. Doppelbocks aren't session beers - too much sugar, too much alcohol. Two or three pints and you're wondering why everyone is standing on the wall. Wonderful things, though.

/yes, I'm a light weight
 
2012-04-29 03:27:28 PM  

elffster: residentgeek: Not even a mention of the mother of them all, Optimator?

Seriously, you guys.

/mmmm, Spaten

Uhm.....yes that was mentioned. Stop drinking so much.


Ugh. ::facepalm:: Yeah, pretty much.

OPTIMATOR UBER ALLES

 
2012-04-29 03:49:58 PM  

nekom:
Would that be the double bock from the Troegs


Aye. And now that I'm on a proper computator, I can link it.

Link
 
2012-04-29 03:56:50 PM  
these are Bourbon Barrels filled with Dopplebock. they've been sitting there for about a month now and we are thinking they should be ready by june/july.

img.photobucket.com

Bock Season here has always been an interesting time. A waitress always tends to turn up preggers during this time. I know of at least five kids that have been directly attributed to the Dopplebock. Come to think about it... I think all of the brew-masters boys were conceived during this time as well.

We should sell it as a fertility drug, I don't think we could get label approval for "liquid leg spreader"
 
2012-04-29 04:22:53 PM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks craft beer also tends to:


Please stop spamming beer threads with this dreck.
 
2012-04-29 04:58:14 PM  
Shiner needs to make a doppelbock already. Have it ready by, oh, mid-November when I can drink again.
 
2012-04-29 06:08:41 PM  

Terminal_G: nekom:
Would that be the double bock from the Troegs

Aye. And now that I'm on a proper computator, I can link it.

Link


Ah yes, that's the one. Very good beer indeed. Pennsylvania has its share of really awesome breweries. Of course the famous Yuengling, which is overrated in my opinion but not at all bad if you're looking for am American style lager. Troegs and Erie Bewing Co. have some interesting offerings. Even Straub with its all grain beer is interesting, especially their `special dark'. Not the worst state to find yourself in if you want a good beer, and our liquor laws have drastically improved in the last decade or so.
 
2012-04-29 06:27:49 PM  

eltejon: Have brewed a dopplebock in the day... Have enjoyed many.

Perhaps the finest of beers.


THIS



But I do love Scotch Ale
 
2012-04-29 09:20:13 PM  

Grave_Girl: Shiner needs to make a doppelbock already. Have it ready by, oh, mid-November when I can drink again.


Pregnancy or court order?
 
2012-04-29 09:27:59 PM  

Cyno01: "For those who enjoy easy-to-drink beers, like pale lagers or "sessionable" ales, doppelbocks are dark and strong, with alcohol by volume percentages ranging as high as 13 percent."

I really dont know what that even means in the context of beer (or at all i guess) but for some reason it enrages me. I read a review of some beer recently "i could see myself sessioning this beer". WTF does that even mean, stop making up words!

/is it like a beer enema?



Yeah that one's pretty weak, seems you get that from guys who can't handle much alcohol. I'll stop taking a beer review seriously if that kinda talk pops up.

/Even strong dark bitter beer is sessionable if the beer is good
//Id session 13% ABV bombers of Old Guardian when my kidneys worked
 
2012-04-29 09:33:56 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Grave_Girl: Shiner needs to make a doppelbock already. Have it ready by, oh, mid-November when I can drink again.

Pregnancy or court order?


Pregnancy. I gleefully go for dark beer when not pregnant because it helps with milk supply. "Honey, buy me a beer, it's for the good of the baby!"
 
2012-04-29 09:51:01 PM  

ChubbyTiger: D_Evans45: ...

1-10 Troll sentences

Hey, I resemble those remarks.

/Piss drinkers get so uptight about their carbonated urine



Heh, I dont resemble any of those remarks until the slashies after this post, that's my nonsense response when someone's blathering on with their head in their ass.

/You'd think Wal Mart would have picked up some moderately good beer that even pilsner shoppers could afford by now
//Never looked at the beer selection at Wal Mart, it's all warm in my area
 
2012-04-30 04:01:18 AM  

nekom: A Sunday morning beer thread? Well ok. Nothing wrong with a malty bock, nothing wrong with a hoppy IPA either. For me, just depends on what I'm looking for at the moment.


Blasphemer!

/I agree
//currently in bottles at my house are an amber ale with lots of Amarillo hops and a really dark wheat beer with very little hops
///got something like a Liberty Ale with a little rye added in primary fermentation right now
 
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