Monday, March 28, 2011

Quick Review- Allgauer Cambonator

I thought that I should try to finish off the beers in the back of the box. First up, Allgauer Cambonator. This doppelbock, obvious from the -ator ending in the name, is a dark lager, stronger in alcohol that the typical German lager.

Pours a dark reddish brown, with a tan head that disappears quickly. It smells of dark fruits. Some cherries, raisins and a ton of sweetness. Cannot wait to get this to my lips.

First impression on the taste is the sweetness. The dark malt brings a bit of caramelized flavors to the party, and is followed up by the raisin/cherry. Very sweet. The perfect carbonation allows for the beer to be very drinkable, even if the 7.2% comes through like it is a 8+% beer (I was thinking it was above 9% at first taste).

This doppelbock was very good. I wouldn't put it on the level of Ayinger Celebrator, and a slight bit behind the Troegenator. But this is definitely a beer to check out when it comes back around.

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