Updated Review 12/10
Thanks go out to Kevin for the chance to try this beer again. Over five years later the label has changed (different color and now with a neck band commemorating Schell’s 150th Anniversary) but the beer is much the same as the notes below.
Still so significant alcohol and a disappointing head, but also still strangely drinkable with some good malts and decent flavor depth.
Original Review 09/05
“Blonde” Doppelbock always seems to me to be a contradiction of sorts.
Orange/amber body with a very disappointing lack of sustained head, and little or no lacing.
A little flat and thin in the mouth to tell the truth, but there are a lot of smooth buttery tones that go along with the strongish alcohol. Some rum in there too?
Finish is mainly toffee based alcohol.
Nice taste but I was disappointed with the lack of body.