Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +19.3%
a: Rich browns
s: Carmel and roasted chocolate
t: complex with carmels. chocolate, and roasted wood.
m: very good tasting beer. Nice complex flavors but no over powering. The wood overtones were real nice.
o: this is a very good dopplebock and a great beer to put in the fridge. It was very much like the german dobbelbocks but had a nice addition of local flavors to enhance the taste.
02-24-2014 15:09:35 | More by BoilerMo
4.66/5 rDev +17.1%
This was my first Doppelbock and it was an extremely enjoyable experience.
From other reviews, I was expecting a little more of a head to the beer, the beer has a relatively thick consistency on pour
The smell was caramel-like with what I thought was a hint of grape/berry-like smell, but as I drank it, the predominant smell was caramel-toffee-like.
I bought it in the bottle cold, and I drank it slowly over about an hour - as it warmed, the sweetness of it came out.
My favorite part is that bready taste that kicks in just as you swallow.
Although a high ABV, it didn't taste like it did. I wish I had had some cheese to have with this, this is the perfect beer to enjoy over a period of time - I think it would greatly benefit with a food pairing.
09-22-2013 15:06:19 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.65/5 rDev +16.8%
Pretty clear deep tarnishes amber hue with a big frothy off white head. Clean bready nose with notes of caramel, biscuit and earthy hoppiness. Subtle notes of chocolate and espresso.
Wow. Extremely good! Smooth and creamy with a strength that's masked excellently. Rich breadiness and clingy carbonation with a massive full mouthfeel. Rich chocolate covered honey roasted peanut like taste. Lingering savory saltiness in the mouth. Hands down excellent. So damn good. Lots of perfectly roasted malt.
Great divide does not make bad beer. It's official.
07-24-2012 04:39:08 | More by jtierney89
4.65/5 rDev +16.8%
I had my doubts that this would live up to the hype, I had tried the lips of faith dopple and had lost some faith in american dopplebocks altogether. First sip of this was amazing.
It poured a very nice dark reddish brown with a tan head and a little bit of lacing. Pretty, and kind of expected for a good beer.
Smell is good, it didn't lead on to what was actually in store next. It told me the usual roasted caramel raison but it was a little subtle.
The taste blew me away, I wasn't expecting such a great meld of flavors, yet highly drinkable. I would choose this beer with my brat or burger anyday.
Overall, I think I want to pick up another! I enjoyed the beer from start to finish. A fantastic brew.
08-12-2012 21:57:07 | More by lsummers
4.64/5 rDev +16.6%
Poured into a Pilsner glass. Beautiful deep amber color with red hues, rich looking. the color of the head compliments the liquid nicely and recedes to a thin layer across the top; lacing clings to glass for awhile. The aroma is a bit thin; hints of fruit and sourdough bread. Toffee flavor up front, light hops, very little bitterness. Tastes as rich as it looks. An excellent balance. Silky smooth mouthfeel; light carbonation. I enjoyed this beer immensely. A very nice break from the stouts and porters I usually load up on.
01-28-2013 01:00:34 | More by Steamer
4.61/5 rDev +15.8%
dark brown, kind of ruby colored with almost no head. I love the way the soapiness slides back down the side when tilted. smell of sweet malts and bread? dark fruit. some nuttiness. and, sweet again.
taste is sweet and malty; little hop bitterness. some alcohol in the taste I think this is an excellent version of an American dopplebock. some places just seem to do a LOT right- Deschutes, The Bruery.... Russian River. Green Flash... even Stone and Lost Abbey. among others. I have come to feel Great Divide is another one of those places. I love the dopplebock and that is a style most of those other breweries just listed don't seem to have a great one of, if even one at all.
11-23-2013 01:53:41 | More by pkalix
4.55/5 rDev +14.3%
Bottled in June 2012. Maple syrup brown with a reddish hue and good clarity. Pours with a strong, stiff off-white foam with excellent staying power that leaves wet sheets of lacings on the glass. Sweet caramel malt, ripe apple, fig, and chocolate aromas with subtle herbal hop and nutty aromas in the background. Velvety, smooth delicate feel. Sweet, sticky caramel malt flavor draped with herbal hop bitterness up front. Ripe fruit and fig flavors follow with dark bready, nutty and light boozy flavors to the finish. Wonderful earthy flavors and aromas with a sesational feel. Wish Great Divide would put this is 12 oz bottles. A fabulous autumn/winter sipper.
10-06-2012 02:43:47 | More by IronLover
4.51/5 rDev +13.3%
Poured into a balloon glass.
The beer is a deep dark mahogany color. A foamy cream colored head recedes to large bubbles and wisp. Webbed sticky lacing coats the glass. The aroma is toffee and caramel sweetness followed by an oak wood note with a faint smokiness. The taste is much like the aroma with delicious sweet caramel and buttery sweet bread starting off. Toffee comes in the middle with a slight woody quality to finish it. Faint hops in the finish that leaves a slight tang. Mouthfeel is sticky and otherwise medium in weight. Overall, this is truly delicious. I need to drink more Dopplebocks.
02-16-2013 00:57:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.51/5 rDev +13.3%
Excellent dopple! I let it warm a bit too much before pouring with a huge, foamy, then frothy, tan head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is an nice, clear cherry brown. Aroma is fantastic with roast, malt, fruits. Flavor's like nose with lots more going on. True to style. Lots of depth. Plenty of malt with muscle and the carbonic tang and bitter perfectly balance. Body is full and generally round but with some sharp points. Finish is like flavor, long, and very drinkable.
01-17-2013 02:29:20 | More by drpimento
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
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