Friday, July 31, 2009

Boulevard's Seeyoulator Dopplebock

From Boulevard's Facebook Page:
"The first batch of our new fall Smokestack Series Seasonal, Seeyoulator Doppelbock, is bottling this morning. A Doppelbock aged on cedar, it will be released along with Bob’s ‘47 Oktoberfest near the end of August.
Medium amber in color, Seeyoulator offers a heady, estery banana aroma. A luscious maltiness predominates, with balancing notes from Hallertau hops. Cedar aging lends just a hint of spice to the finish."

A good beer to match this side-by-side with is Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock that I have seen at Hy-Vee in the singles for $2.


Drunk-Monkey said...

hell, let's do a dopple tasting and get all of the -ator beers together

Tim said...

I haven't done a lot of side by side style comparisons, but I'd like to do Celebrator (my current favorite of the style), Salvator, and Seeyoulator.

I love that name by Boulevard. A couple weeks ago I was trying to think of names for a hypothetical future dopplebock that I may someday brew. I settled on Inebriator, which is used on Beeradvocate for a couple stouts, but surprisinly not for a dopplebock. I didn't think about the pun route.

To be a little edumucational, the 'ator' at the end of most dopplebocks goes, I believe, back to monks in the 1650s or so. They couldn't eat much solid food so they brewed a strong and very malty "liquid bread" type of beer to sustain them through the lenten season. They called it Salvator. Paulaner eventually bought the patent to the name and other companies add the "ator" as an homage to the original.

I've also heard the story that the monks wondered if their beer might be too awesome, and therefore not appropriate for the somber lent. They sent some to the pope, but of course the beer was badly damaged by the sun and rough trip and by the time it made it from Germany to Rome it had turned nasty. The pope tried it and deemed drinking it fitting for the spirit of sacrifice and hardship that goes with lent.

KC Hop Head said...

Thanks for the great story Tim. I think Cigar City Brewing (or some Florida Brewer) should make a Gator Dopplebock. What about a Darth Vator Dopplebock? Probably get sued. Speaking of movies what about "Rator of the Lost Bock". Bam, nailed it! Tap tap... is this mic on?

markbe said...

Which Hy-Vee has singles of Celebrator for $2??? That's a steal.

KC Hop Head said...

The one at N. Oak and Englewood. I don't go there often, but at one time was in search for Two Jokers and saw that there.

Matt said...

You can also find the Celebrator or Salvator at the Hy-Vee off State Line around 77th Street near Prairie Village.

The Lucas Liquor at 135th and State Line has the biggest beer selection of any place in the city, so be sure to check them out too... they've got some expensive brews from every corner of the world.

Anonymous said...

How about Spinal Taparator.