Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ego:
3.51/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
cold winter nights demand something a touch darker... I wasn't in the mood for a stout so perusing the old cellar I ran across this which I have neglected to try until this moment...
bottle marked 6/25/2012 as a born date
this has been sleeping in my cellar some months now but still produces a big fluffy head of 2 fingers tall on an easy pour, the slightly craggy head has a lazy audible sizzle to it, the head maintains a decent size for the duration here, lacing is good, the carbonation does not seem to be in any rush as it saunters up in fairly organized columns of gas, sort of a brown tone with ruby glow, pretty good looking
lots o' prunes, bitter chocolate bars in the fridge, the bready-ness of the malts is hard to detect but definitely there, slight whiffs of a roasty cousin come a swishing by here and fro, interesting but nothing to write home about
for a moment there I thought the carbonation would be off putting.. but then it was OK on the swig but then it did get a bit too prickly on the aftertaste, bummer, this sips pretty smooth with a light medium body, definitely a bit lighter than many DBs I have encountered, that DB warming kick from the ABV is definitely there though, the malty dusty taste is present where the grains are really shining, it falls a bit short on what follows, instead of a deep roast flavor of coffee tone or perhaps chocolate it sort of peters out, not totally however... just a bit mild for my tastes.
a good beer, definitely not an americanized version of the style and yet not as refined as the stalwarts brewing in germany
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2013 06:12:52 | More by Ego
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4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a snifter.
Appearance: Clear red amber with slights haze from the pour. Off-white head maybe 1/3" with a hard pour and light bubbles to its frame.
Smell: Very light maple hop scent. Comes and goes.
Taste: Can you say awesome? Very good relaxing bitterness offset with a bit of sweetness to it. Has maple syrup likeness to it that is very addicting and perfect for this weather we're having.
Mouth: Medium body, feels light with averse at best stickiness.
Overall: i haven't read a review yet for this beer but I can see the reviews being a over the place. Definitely more of a warm weather beer, really doesn't need tweaking and honestly I would be glad to buy another bottle. Salud.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 22:23:57 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.