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Butt Head Doppelbock Lager

Tommy Knocker Brewery
Idaho Springs, CO

Style: Doppelbock
ABV: 8.2%

Baby-Boy’s Rating:
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So, occasionally you look into other people’s beer fridges to get an idea of what they are drinking and what you should try next. And every now and agin, you remember that some folks keep the real gems in the back to protect them from the sticky fingers of friends and relatives. And sometimes, as you are digging around, a bottle falls out of the fridge and into your hands. Being shaken up, you can’t put it back, you’ll have to let it settle and drink it.

This happened to me once while rooting around a beer fridge. I came accross the Butthead Doppleback with its label of two rams smashing heads.

Well, seeing as how leaving it would just be a booby trap for some unsuspecting drinker in the future, I grabbed a glass, let it settle and gave it pour.

There was no head, and the color was a murky brown, kind of the burnt umber color from the 64 box of Crayolas. You could smell the foral hops and the yeast. The beer was full-bodied and coated the tongue with a malty flavor. It was sweet, but not sugary sweet.

Still, something seemed a little off. Then, while looking at the label, I saw it said the beer was bottled in August 2007 and should be enjoyed within four months. Well, Hell, I st-, I mean it fell out of Ed-, I mean a random beer dork’s beer fridge in January. Skunked again!

Still, I’d be willing to give it another try. Freshness matters.

Reviewed by Baby-Boy Jackson on August 11, 2009.
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