Shiner 100 Commemorator

On tap, Taco-Mac, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Sat at the bar next to a Texas resident who tried to persuade me not to order this, but even though I listened carefully to his arguments I felt I had a duty to see for myself.
As it turned out, his description of the beer as, “not bad, but not a very good Doppelbock” was pretty accurate.
Pour was a standard dark, chestnut color but the head and lace are both WOREFULLY disappointing. This is at least in part to the pathetic way the beer was poured, but also a sign of things to come with the brew.
In a nutshell what we have here is a flimsy Dopplebock. Watery in terms of its body, presence and taste, a Dopplebock for the masses perhaps? It lacks any chewy, large malt character and watery (at least for the style) is what continually comes to mind.
Some caramel presence, some sugary notes, some malt depth and some allcohol bite but ultimately it’s a day late and a dollar short.
Shame really, as a opportunity seems to have gone begging.

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04/16/2009
Style:
Doppelbock
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 6.7 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.03
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