A Doppelbock with a gorgeous deep amber hue and off-white creamy head. Lovely rich malty nose with a hint of burnt caramel. Palate is similar, making it a more of a sipper but balanced enough that I had three with lunch!
Bayer Bräu Bayerator is richly malty brew with a heady 7.2% alcohol content and a bittersweet finish. This brewery closed in 2011 but they have their beer contract-brewed at Arnsteinter.
Palmbräu Schwarzer Zornikel is a rich dark Doppelbock of 8% with roast and licorice in both the nose and palate. The lingering finish is bittersweet and a bit cloying.
Martinsbräu Doppelbock is richly malty contemplative brew with a heady 7.5% alcohol content and some burnt toffee and licorice in the flavorful mix.
Nothhaft Antonius Starkbier Hell is a potent Heller Doppelbock at 7.5% with a richly malty palate and lingering semi-dry bittersweet finish.
Pax-Bräu Pacifator is a lovely example of the style with a balanced fruity palate featuring a hint of smoke. It's extremely dry for 8.7% and while hoppy, the bitterness level quite low relative to the dry finish. Lovely.
Franken Florinator is a richly malty Doppelbock with hint of burnt caramel and a lingering somewhat sticky finish.
Düll Krautheimer Dunkler Doppelbock is a richly malty example of the style with dried fruit in both the nose and palate. Their signature white pepper element doesn't play so well with this particular beer but the lingering finish isn't overly cloying, even at 7.8%.
Kesselring Urfränkisches Doppelbock is uncharacteristically deep golden but a wonderful mix of rich malt and underlying hops. It's got some honey in the nose and the palate is fruity and surprisingly dry for 7.5%.
Bayer Dunkler Doppelbock is a nearly black richly malty brew with some dark chocolate and a lingering semi-dry bittersweet finish. One of the very best!