Spall Spallator

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Spall Spallator

Brewery: Spall
Ballenberg (Ravenstein)
Style: Dunkler Doppelbock

Color: unfiltered chestnut

Head: off-
white, creamy
malty, dried fruit
Body: full

richly malty , dried fruit
Finish: lingering, semi-dry

Served: on tap at the Brauereigastätte Ochsen

Impression: With such high hopes, I was bound to be a little disappointed but as I drink it, my preconceptions fade. It’s an unusual Bock and after the quite dry Keller Pils, it seemed a bit sticky initially. As you drink it though, its dried fruit element comes forward and while the alcohol is also up front, it’s not sticky in the lingering semi-dry finish. Second one is much better. It’s likely the beer was sitting in the line. I don’t see any locals drinking it and it’s admittedly not exactly Bockbierwetter today.

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