Bad Shepherd Brew Crew 21: Doppelbock

Style
Doppelbock
ABV
6.5%

Bad Shepherd’s Brew Crew series has hit yet another milestone with this Doppelbock the 21st such release. If you missed numbers one to 20, it’s a series that sees the brewery hand over the keys of the brewhouse to a member of staff to let them make whatever they want. This time, they haven’t strayed too far from the production floor, though, with the keys handed to one of their brewers, Dahlen.

Doppelbocks feel like a brewer’s beer too, with the strong dark lager difficult to perfect but even harder to sell in the Australian craft market. Having snuck past any sales or marketing department, this classic German lager pours a copper colour and brings a mix of toffee, figs and brioche. Although it's rich, it’s a long way from being overtly sweet and is instead balanced out by a dry finish and finely-tuned bitterness.

Will Ziebell

Published July 21, 2023

Name
Bad Shepherd
Address

386 Reserve Road
Cheltenham
VIC 3192

Phone
(03) 8555 3175
Open Hours

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm onwards
Wed to Thurs: midday to 11pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: midday to 8pm

Regular events

Wednesday: 50c wings all evening, with around seven different wing sauces and rubs available.

Fermentis SafLager E-30
Obsidian 2024

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