Okay, I’m finding a pattern here, at least when it comes to personal preference. I like malt, but not to an excess. I can tolerate hops, again, when it’s not to an excess. I don’t think I’m a fan of Double Bocks. I like ‘em (if Paulaner is representative of what they taste like), but I probably won’t search them out other than for “research”.
Served in a bottle, and consumed after an hour’s workout on the recumbent bike.
Look: A nice dark copper/orange coloring, and the clarity that lagers are known for. The head is a light tan color that is quite full to start, but dissipates rather quickly.
Aroma: Very sweet, very malty. Not overly strong, but quite present. No hops anywhere. This is as it should be.
Taste: Sweet up front, and the malt is everywhere. Sits on the tongue for a bit and the finish can end up cloyingly sweet, but not to the point where it’s dominating your palate.
Mouthfeel: It has the uniqueness of being both full bodied, but yet quite light on the carbonation. This is a feature with doppelbocks and not a bug. The sweetness on the finish can make you thick this beer is more viscous than it is.
Drinkability: If you like malt, this is the way to go.