Tree Captivator Dopplebock

Tree Captivator Dopplebock

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Brewed by Tree Brewing Company

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Style:  Doppelbock

8% Alcohol by Volume

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Kelowna-based Tree Brewing brings a new seasonal release to private liquor store shelves in BC and Alberta this month. Often referred to as ‘liquid bread’ because of its nutrient rich and hearty composition, the Captivator Doppelbock is reminiscent of a beer traditionally brewed by monks during Lent. Doppelbock emerged in the late eighteenth century as a powerful lager variant of the old monastic strong beer. Living by the strict rules of their order, the monks engaged in periodic bouts of fasting when no solid food was allowed to pass their lips, the longest being Lent. The monks believed that liquids not only cleansed the body but also the soul, so they made plenty of liquid from their grain and got their nutrients from drinking it. “It seems fitting to release our Doppelbock this week, as Lent comes to a close,” said Tree’s award-winning Brewmaster, Stefan Buhl. “Captivator has a clean, smooth finish that we think would have served the monks well.” The Captivator Doppelbock offers a sweet aroma with hints of toffee, light caramel and hazelnut. Unpasteurized and free of preservatives, it has a characteristic dark reddish hue. As a limited edition seasonal brew, Captivator will be available starting this week in 650 ml bottles.

ID: 38608 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank4142
Overall Percentile91.3
Style Rank46 of 389
Style Percentile88.2
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.643
Weighted Score3.450
Standard Deviation0.172

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  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.7 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    A local find at the liquor store. I've tried it before but not rated it. A rusty brown pour with a thick off-white cap. Cap sticks around until the end. Lots of dark fruits (plums, raisins) in the aroma as well as notes of yeast, caramel, and burnt molasses. Flavour is on the sweet side for me with the caramel/fruit notes very strong. Not bad for a Canadian brewed doppelbock.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a reddish clear dark brown. Small bubbly head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing. Caramel malts and fruity aroma. Add a little spice to the aroma and you have the flavour, although the fruitiness is stronger. Mild alcohol warmth and a medium mouthfell.

  • PALEALERIDER 2247 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Wow, poured a heavily carbonated foamy brownish head. A nice dark brown appearance. Aromas of strong roasted malts and caramel. Flavour is also of roasted malts, but with a touch of coffee and bitter sweetness, spices. Also a bit of dry fruits (plums, raisins). Alcohol is also noticeable in the aroma. Aftertaste is a bit bitter. Not bad.

  • CHOPZ 5660 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Purchased bomber of this at the LCBO (part of a bunch of Tree Brewing beers that made it here). Pours a clean copper colour with an off-white head that creates thick lacing and a nice coat over the brew. Alcohol is present in the aromas with some mild caramel malts, dark fruits (raisins), nuts, apples and light roasted malts. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel (when head is sipped). The alcohol is not as apparent in the taste. So are the other things though. Very mild burnt sugars, dark fruits and malts. Pretty mild overall, but gets better when eating salty snacks.

  • CYRENAICA 2147 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    650ml bottle
    8.0% ABV
    King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 29, 2012
    This is part of the Tree Brewing feature at the LCBO for May 2012. The beer poured a translucent dark brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits, bread and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation, and a dryness feeling. Flavour is sweet malt, some caramel and grainy notes. Not much in the way of bitterness until the very end.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I agree with beerdog, starts iffy, and quickly takes a turn for the better. Bready, fills the mouth, smooth, rich, light toffee, light carmel malts, all the flavours are delicate, yet deep. Similair to the big friendly giant. That said the most recent batch (fall 2010) was not up to the spring batch. Fruity, from the yeast presumably. Tangarine. White table grapes, subltle, raisins, subtle, fruit cake, subtle, biscuit, minute... all their though. Would be good is the quality returned to previously.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    (From Firefly; added to BP 14 Apr 2010). Poured a creamy tan head above a clear and dark amber body. Aroma was faint and malty. Taste was malty and sweet, with a solid mouth. Finish was caramel sweet. This started not so great, but from the second sip onwards, things took a turn for the better.

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