Andygator

Alright, I’m lost! Firstly take a read of my original review of the on-tap version of this beer from May 2007;
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3/1565/?ba=Ding
In the BA database this has been categorized as Doppelbock (No), Barleywine (No) and now back to Dopplebock (??).
Having done that, now consider this newly bottled version, $4.99 for the bomber from Tower on Piedmont, Atlanta, GA, USA.
If it supposed to be a Dopplebock then the appearance is a zero; otherwise it looks good, I don’t really know how to score this.
Pour here again is a crystal clear, golden affair with a nice head and lace. Carbonation is strong with plenty of bubles. Alcohol is still quite prominent.
ZERO hint of Dopplebock color, and frankly this still drinks like a craft beer version of a Malt Liquor! I have NO idea what malts they are using in order to generate this color, or what they are calling a Dopplebock but whatever it is it’s REALLY ODD! What is a “Helles Dopplebock” (as it declares on the bottle) anyway??
I dunno, this is all very confusing. This does not drink or look like any Dopplebock that I have seen in nearly 30 years of drinking but at the same time it’s not a bad brew as long as you like high alcohol, slightly slick lagers. Imperial Malt Liquor anyone?? Imperial Pils at BEST!
WEIRD!

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01/17/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 2
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.33
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