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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Wolfgang Doppelbock LagerWolfgang Doppelbock Lager

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BA SCORE
89
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 27
Gots: 23 | 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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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-05-2013 01:16:27 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Ego

New Jersey

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

eyes...
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

nose...
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

taste etc...
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.

verdict?
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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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-02-2013 07:17:09 | More by bifrost17
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-31-2013 00:50:43 | More by DrJoe82
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-29-2013 04:17:08 | More by DmanGTR
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Steamer

Missouri

4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 01:00:34 | More by Steamer
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BentLegBrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-24-2013 22:07:59 | More by BentLegBrewer
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-24-2013 13:19:16 | More by GrindFatherBob
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wo87810

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-24-2013 02:19:53 | More by wo87810
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slammo

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Buy-Rite Liquors Jersey City. 22oz. Bottled on June 25. I am very happy with this Doppelbock. Pours a beautiful dark cherry color with a tan firm head. It looks delicious. Caramel nose and maybe some chocolate. The taste is of darkened fruit and toffee, some hops as it recedes. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 23:45:35 | More by slammo
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-20-2013 00:07:28 | More by muskiesman
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 02:29:20 | More by drpimento
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iKrystin

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2013 21:23:18 | More by iKrystin
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

01-12-2013 03:44:03 | More by tfsimpkins
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-10-2013 14:18:36 | More by Danny1217
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-10-2013 04:39:37 | More by tobelerone
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-10-2013 01:58:06 | More by mcsauter82
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Great Divide. Pours a moderate brown. Light toffee and dark fruit. Some sweetness. Medium body. Fairly good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2013 03:52:10 | More by Thorpe429
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-09-2013 00:07:35 | More by buckyp
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-06-2013 15:38:26 | More by CitizenGrain
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ninaturner

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.6%

01-05-2013 01:48:02 | More by ninaturner
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-04-2013 19:59:08 | More by MCDub
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Lolli1315

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- An amber color with ruby highlights. Tan head as a thin layer of creamy carbonation sticks around. Slight lacing and the color is clear.

S- Classic bready component found in a dopplebock. Caramel very noticeable as it lingers in the malt sweetness. There seems to be a slight weird smell. I want to say piney, but that is not exactly it.

T- A very rich malt taste that is abundant in bready character with slight amounts of nut. Seems to be a hint of roasted malt in the finish of the beer and that is where the nutty flavor seems to become most apparent as well. A caramel sweetness also compliments the malt character.

M- Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Sweet flavor as expected.

O- A great dopplebock, and I have to admit I was not expecting it to be this enjoyable, especially after the one strange component of the smell. Glad to see a great dopplebock released by an American brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 03:41:37 | More by Lolli1315
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irongator

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2012 12:58:45 | More by irongator
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jbarra101

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-26-2012 22:23:49 | More by jbarra101
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.