Phillips Brewing Co. – 2012 Instigator Doppelbock


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  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Doppelbock
  • Pros:

    Toasted and enjoyable strong flavour

  • Cons:

    Not overly complex

  • Conclusion:

    A big and straigtfoward Doppelbock


Phillips Brewing Co. – 2012 Instigator Doppelbock Review

The Phillips Instiator Doppelbock is an amber colour that pours with 2 fingers of quickly dispersing head. The beer smells of toasted malt and mild caramel. The Instigator has a creamy texture with a toasted, lightly sweetened taste. A heavy body takes the toasted, lightly caramel flavour through to the finish that shows a strong ale taste giving a contrasting harshness to the otherwise smooth taste. This beer, along with most doppelbock style beers are strong and not for the beer-naive. It is relatively smooth though and has a great toasted malt flavour.

Alcohol – 8.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.25 (Cold Beer and Wine)


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