Meinel-Bräu Absolvinator bottle

dark beer in pewter lidded mug with bottle

Meinel-Bräu Absolvinator

Brewery: Meinel-Bräu
Style: Doppelbock 7.5%

Color: deep
Head: off-
white, rocky, lasting
richly malty, dried fruit, underlying hops, alcohol
balanced, richly malty, dried fruit, some roast, underlying hops
Finish: lingering

Served: from a bottle bought at the brewery

Impression: I was disappointed with this on tap after having a wonderful Heller Doppelbock in a bottle from them so decided to bring a bottle home. I’m glad I did. It’s got a marvelous deep mahogany hue and rocky off-white head. The nose is more complex, featuring dried fruit in place of the overabundant alcohol of the tap version. This carries over into the richly malty palate, giving it a less one dimensional flavor. The lingering bittersweet finish is slightly drier and features some roasty notes. Not as good as the Heller Doppelbock but excellent nonetheless.

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