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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 29
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-20-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

iCabaLLero, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jewellrunner, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great to find a bottle of this I was kind of pissed when I missed it's release last summer, pours a turbid plum brandy cola tinted color with caramel beige head forming thick with large bubbles of flowing carbonation. Aromatics offer up hints of plum, raisin, dark malts over ripened fruit, beautiful beer almost cider like tartness amongst the dark roasted malts. Flavor rustic lager flavors, smoke meat, just a hint of that, with big ripe dark fruits, plum juicy raisins, and plum that dark juice you can only get from the source. A definite German style lager from Colorado, excellent take by all means I'm just so spoiled to have tried so many great doppelbocks from PA they are the kings of the German beer styles brewed in America with minor exceptions along the way. Hints of dark chocolate and toffee as I take a few more sips with the dark fruit a mesmerizing beer experience, I'm glad I'm digging in now a year later. Mouthfeel is great smooth easy going each sip easier than the next I'm glad I found it subdued and refrigerated for a year it's been truly lagered, easy going carbonation great chewy dopplebock medium to full bodied. Overall I can't stop talking about this beer, excellent stuff nails the style truly good drinking doppelbock they better still make this stuff.

WVbeergeek, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of lancecenter
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

220z bomber bought at the local Gabriel's. Bottled on date of July 03, 2012. Drank Sep 07, 2013. Poured in to a Victory pilsener glass and a Boulevard tulip. I preferred the latter.

A - Dark red to brown. Two fingers of creamy head with excellent retention. Very good lacing.

S - Dark bread, dark fruits, caramel, and toffee. A little bit of alcohol on the backbone.

T/M - The fruit and bread hit me up front with caramel and toffee on the tail end. Soft, with minimal crispness.

O - This is surprisingly balanced. There is nothing obscene about this beer. And the 8% alcohol? Not even noticeable. The drinkability of this beer is off the charts.

lancecenter, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

rderedin, May 29, 2013
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Stugotzo, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Isotope, May 23, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 6/5/12.
In a pilsner glass the beer was a turbid orange/brown color with a small tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

A nice aroma of dark fruit and caramel.

Great taste. Lots of toffee. Raisins and plums. Very smooth.

A rich beer, very enjoyable.

lordofthewiens, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

chris1919, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Rayek, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Artjsantos, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

JellyJacket, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

JoeBlevins, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sendbeer, Apr 25, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled On: Well, it's regrettably illegible, though, I can make out 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with a wispy, sudsy layer of yellowed froth.

Smell: In the nose, a sizable pile of brown sugar, slight nuttiness, and toasted dark breadiness with the faintest hint of chocolate powder. Resounding fruitiness in the nose of candied dates and prunes. Even-handed dose of spicing. Some alcoholic wafts noted.

Taste: Fairly sweet upfront, with plenty of caramelized sugars, brown sugar, toasted (dark) bread crusts and some nutty, grainy hints. Very faint chocolate, molasses. As with the nose, there's a big 'pop' of fruitiness present. Herbal-toned, leafy hops, low bitterness. Wolfgang remains malty, fruity, and sweetish until the warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly chewy, fluffy mouthfeel.

Overall: I liked it better than I thought I would. Worth a try.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.