Thursday, April 1, 2010
In the time honored tradition of naming doppelbocks this one ends with "ator." If you are ever at a loss for what type of beer something is and it has a name like "Terminator," "Optimator," or "Mast..." ok I won't go there but you get the idea. Doppelbocks always end with ator.
Bocks stem from monks. What's with the monks and their obsession with beer? My kind of guys. Monks brewed these extremely malty brews during the 46 days of Lent in which solid food did not pass their lips. Bocks are basically liquid bread. They provided the sustenance the monks needed to survive on basically no solid food. So don't let anyone tell you beer is bad for you! If it's good enough for monks it's good enough for you.
Doppelbocks are basically strong, dark, versions of regular bocks. Doppel means double in German.
I poured this one out for weekly man night over at the lawyer's. VERY appropriate choice of beverages(sometimes we like something stronger, scotch makes an appearance quite regularly) since we were watching Beer Wars. Great movie. Great beer.
If I poured a Celebrator and a Diet Coke into two identical glasses, I challenge you to choose which one is the bock. The head was that rocky, larger bubbled fizz you get from soda and didn't stick around too long.
The aroma is where you can begin to discern between these two. VERY malty like it's supposed to be. Sweet, sweet, bready, yeasty, earthy, whole wheat, you get the idea. Liquid Bread
It was good, but I wouldn't want to drink more than lets say, two of these. I would not be a good monk.