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Vetters 33


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A Doppelbock brewed by
Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus

Heidelberg, Germany

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713.61/5.03.59/5.00.4910.5%81.9 Dimpled mug, Stein, Stem glass P  Stats

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In 1994, the 33 Plato gave it the world's highest gravity. Though the beer can no longer make this claim, it is still one of the world's most reknowned strong lagers.
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 Skinnyviking (1912), Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: Dec 23, 2007  
  4   Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall
8/103/58/104/517/20

Draught. No head at all. Very dark red brown body. Vineous, or should I say red wine like, aroma with a spicy touch plus a good deal of alcohol. Strangely enough the flavor is sorte of prunes plus alcohol. Rather sweet but in a pleasant way. Low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.

 Aarleks (388), Sydney, Australia
Date: Dec 11, 2007  
  4   Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall
8/104/59/104/515/20

Tap at Plan B, Copenhagen: Deep ruby and purple highlights glint beneath a tiny rim of a head. Aroma of pure treacle. In fact, aroma, flavour, and mouthfeel really (albeit thinned down for the latter). I also found some inviting vinous quince notes too. Extraordinarily sweet, creamy crystal and treacle with a slight spice that I suspect is yeasty in origin. Super thick mouthfeel, awesome strong flavours. Yum!

 larsniclas (2465), Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: Nov 18, 2007  
  3.7   Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall
7/104/57/104/515/20

Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen. Thx Jacob. Hazy, deep golden. Extremely malty aroma with loads of sweet fruits. Oliy and thick palate. Figs, prune, raisins.

 asheft (650), Marburg, Germany
Date: Nov 17, 2007  
  3.8   Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall
8/103/57/103/517/20

[bottle purchased from brewpub] Aroma promises a strong and very malty beer, with a healthy dose of German noble hops. Also lots of dried fruit in the nose. The appearance also promises something heavy--viscous opaque black liquid with a dark yellow head of fine bubbles that drops down to a thick ring after not too long. Rich, velvety liquid with strong molasses-pumpernickel flavour that blends well with the high alcohol. Some dried fruit flavors come out later in the taste, mingling together with a bitterness at the back of the tongue. The beer is delicious for 2/3 of the experience, but then it seems to hit a wall somehow. The velvety sweet taste just disappears to leave sort of a dry sherry flavour lingering. Sticky but not overly sweet, with appropriate bitterness. Huge body, medium carbonation, nutty-bitter finish, but not astringent.

 faroeviking (3205), Viking Democratic Beer Republic, Faroe Islands
Date: Nov 15, 2007  
  3.5   Aroma Appearance Flavor Palate Overall
7/103/57/104/514/20

Draught. Murky dark brown colour. Sweet roasty caramel and yeasty aroma. Sweet, yeasty, bit spiced flavour with roasted malt and caramel. Sweet finish.

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