Sir Doppelbock


Review Date 5/8/2021  By John Staradumsky

During the dark days of the pandemic lockdown (both official and, later, self-imposed) I didn’t check my Taco Mac app much. What was the point? In normal times, I would check it frequently to see what new and interesting beers were offered on tap. During the pandemic, though, I could not go there, or really anywhere and feel safe. So why torture myself perusing draft beers I could not enjoy? Rest assured, we ordered the famous Taco Mac wings delivered on multiple occasions but, sad to say, they could not be law deliver beer.

For some reason, though, in late March I checked what beers were available at my local Taco Mac here in Canton. I saw a beer I really wanted to try: Tucker Sir Doppelbock. Anyone who reads my musings on beer knows (or should know) that doppelbock is my favorite style. Last fall, I picked up a six-pack of Tucktoberfest, Tucker’s entry in the Marzen style. I was very impressed indeed, and upon seeing that they had this doppelbock I am about to tell you about, I wanted it. Badly. Would I ever get to try it?

I would indeed! April 30th of 2021 marked two weeks from my second Covid vaccine-time to get back to some semblance of normal life! Of course, the first place I went was Taco Mac for a reunion with friends and family. To my delight, they still had Tucker Sir Doppelbock on tap, and I ordered up a chancellor mug full to celebrate.

Tucker says:

Originally brewed by the monks in Bavaria to sustain them through their fasting times, the doppelbock was considered a “liquid bread” of the 17th century. The aroma includes notes of sourdough, roast and bread. The taste is ultra fullbodied and sweet with flavor combinations of caramel, toffee and chocolate. The back end will include a mild warming. YES SIR! Try our limited addition ASW barrel-aged doppelbocks in the taproom.

Tucker Sir Doppelbock has an alcohol content of 8.5% by volume with 21 IBUs. I paid $9.08 for a 23-ounce mug at Taco Mac.

That mug of Tucker Sir Doppelbock arrived dark mahogany in color with a very thin head of foam and a nose of chewy, lightly chocolaty malt. Taking a sip, the beer is full in body with some toasty nutty aromas and flavors, just like I want in the style. It hints at molasses and finishes gently sweet but warming with alcohol.

YES SIR as they say, I am impressed with this beer, and I am resolved to visit the brewery and try it there. If you are ever asked to try it, your answer too should be, YES SIR!

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

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