In this beer blog, we are going to sample Cinnabilly Doppelbock from Short’s Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Short’s Brewery. Let us get into doppelbock.
It has a clear amber to brown color with a tan color at first but over time, there is no head. The smell has a sweet malty to cinnamon notes. The taste has sweet malty notes with a rush of cinnamon on the back-end. The aftertaste has a heavy cinnamon that rushes away. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.shortsbrewing.com):
Cinnabilly has an appealing look and aroma. This clear, caramel colored gem emits a soft potpourri of cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, and hints of vanilla. Sweet malt flavors allow for an array of sensations, ranging from toasted almonds to cinnamon graham crackers. The pleasant addition of cinnamon creates wonderful accents throughout the beer that are never overwhelming.
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Closing, at one time this Michigan craft brewery was in my top ten. Since moving back to Michigan, I have been retrying their beers and have been pretty disappointed. I have to say there is some things you do not add in some beer styles. This brewery would have noticed it but they keep making more and more different beer styles to their family of beers. I bet they are in double-digit for seasonals. There is nothing wrong making a ton of beer styles. As long as your quality does not take a hit. I believe their demand is pretty high on most of their beers and they are rushing beer to the market. Quality is more important than quantity. This beer style is a great beer style and I have seem craft breweries do different things with it. I thought this was a great idea. I was wrong thinking that. I put some thought while drinking it. I was wondering why I was thinking that. The cinnamon overpowers great things that are in Doppelbock. I am really disappointed and I wish I never try it. It is hard for me to say that because I love beer and craft beer. I do recommend it to try it at least once but I bet you will be disappointed. I will give them credit for trying something. It seems that is all I am doing now with Short’s. Don’t go get some! Drink it! Not enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser