Widmer Brothers Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Widmer Brothers Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Rated 3.484 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

9% Alcohol by Volume

40 International Bittering Units

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The Widmer Brothers have just finished aging a small batch of Cherry Oak Doppelbock, the first release in the brewery’s new Brothers’ Reserve limited-edition series. The 22 ounce bottles are set to arrive in stores across the country beginning October 5. The Brothers’ Reserve line gives founders and brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer a chance to play with new styles and premium ingredients, showcasing their talent for innovation and honoring their creative passion for craft brewing. The goal is to offer high-end craft beer fans unique, one-of-a-kind brews that are truly limited in nature. These offering are for enthusiastic beer lovers, personally crafted by two of the most enthusiastic beer lovers around. Cherry Oak Doppelbock is a rich ale, cold-fermented with dark sweet and red tart cherries, then conditioned on new, heavily toasted American oak. The result is a dark lustrous brew with up-front malty sweetness and cherry fruit notes completed by caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted oak undertones. The complex flavor profile balances the impressive 9% ABV and 40 IBUs. Each release bears the name of the brother who inspired its creation. In the case of Cherry Oak Doppelbock that’d be Kurt, who hand-signed 50 bottles for consumers to discover as a way to commemorate the series’ launch. “This Doppelbock is something we’ve had a great time creating,” said Kurt. “We’ve been able to use local ingredients to blend some really interesting flavors. It’s been a lot of fun to experiment with. I’m anxious to see if Rob can top this one!” Cherry Oak Doppelbock is available in 22 ounce bottles uniquely packaged in an individual box. Fifty lucky Widmer Brothers fans will discover Kurt’s hand-signed bottles inside. The autographed bottles have been distributed at random throughout the country and, curious about where they’ll land, the brothers are asking consumers who find one to share the purchase location via Facebook.

ID: 36979 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank3477
Overall Percentile93.2
Style Rank30 of 1352
Style Percentile97.8
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.967
Weighted Score3.484
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

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

    seems like it would be a good doppelbock without the cherries. i was worried the cherries would impart an artificial flavor & aroma to this beer, but that was most definitely not the case. aroma & flavor is sweet malts, with the cherry more prevelant in the flavor, although as the beer warms (and the booze comes out in the aroma) so do the cherries. the dark cherry aftertaste is very nice...and as the beer warms, it was as much kriek as doppelbock. well done.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

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

    Sampled on 12/3/2009. This dopplebock pours a dark brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is malts, oak and cherries. Perhaps some vanilla. A medium bodied dopplebock. The malts are caramel, fruity and semi-sweet. The cherry flavors are semi sweet. Nice woody oakiness. A great balance of wood, caramel malt and cherries. Smooth taste. Nice carbonation. A very drinkable beer. Gonna put a few away to bottle age. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

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

    Gem from my Asheville Birthday Beer Trip - pours a deep ruby amber with little head and some lacing. Mild cherry and vanilla in the aromas with some malts some chocolate and little hops. Taste is very smooth with cherries, vanilla, chocolate and some malts. Good, smooth, mild brew - a touch underwhelming but still very drinkable.

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