Forst Sixtus Doppelbock

Review Date 5/5/2024  By John Staradumsky


Here’s a little known fact, even amongst beer geeks: Doppelbock may be a German style, but its origins lie in Italy. Get out of here, Bruguru, you say! It’s entirely true, I tell you in reply! Here’s what I know:

The Germans call Munich Munchen, which means literally “monks” or “monk’s home”. The Paulaner brewery, makers of the famous Salvator Doppelbock, is named after Italian monks who revered St Francis of Paula. These monks were known as “Paulaners”. When fasting, the Paulaner monks could drink only liquids, and a rich and sweet ancestor of the doppelbock we now know as Salvator helped provide calories and nutrients.

There are many very good Italian doppelbocks to this day. The first I ever tried was Moretti LaRossa Birra Doppiomalto, and it has been a favorite for decades.

The brewery says:

The dark, double malt with a unique, captivating flavor.

FORST Sixtus, a double malt beer with a unique flavor, was first produced in 1901. Ever since then, it has been a favorite among those who like to stop and live in the moment.

Made with a special fermentation process and particular varieties of malt, this beer captures all the senses: with a toasted malt aroma, a rich, dark color, and spicy, caramel notes.

A uniquely harmonious bock beer that recalls authentic Starkbiers and artisan convent beers.

Forst Sixtus Doppelbock has an alcohol content of 6.5% by volume and I paid $3.99 for an 11.2 ounce bottle from Half Time. Ny bottle says Best Before 29.09.24.

Forst Sixtus Doppelbock pours to a dark mahogany color with a towering head of creamy tan foam and a nose of soft toasty nutty malt. Taking a sip,the beer is thick and rich, toasty nutty, hinting at toasted pecans for me. It also suggests molasses and brown sugar and finishes gently sweet with a touch of warming alcohol.

A truly malty beer, and I just love truly malty beers. Why, were this to run in a competition, it might even get....Forst place?


 Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned