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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
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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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-20-2014 06:41:11 | More by ColSanders123
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-20-2014 04:51:36 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-19-2014 01:11:30 | More by ralphw56
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npala86

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-18-2014 15:27:11 | More by npala86
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snaotheus

Washington

3.39/5  rDev -14.8%

22oz bottle split between a pair of pint glasses. Poured at fridge temp, around 41 F. It's been sitting in my fridge for a long time -- bottled on June 5, 2012 (today is February 16, 2014). So...not sure what that means for a dopplebock.

Pours rich, dark coppery-brown color. Little head. Not hazy, just dark. Little or no carbonation. Smell is caramelly, yeasty, slight dark fruit. Fairly mild aroma.

Taste is sweet, caramelly, some kind of roasty bitterness. Darker roast is very evident. Slight smokey character. More hints of dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is a little flat (maybe age?), quite sticky. Overall, it's not bad. Not special. But, I wouldn't consider this a definitive review, being more than 1.5 years past the bottled on date.

02-16-2014 23:29:06 | More by snaotheus
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tmm313

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

A- Murky reddish brown in the glass. Poured a nice creamy 2 finger head. Good retention, trailing and lacing.

S- Cinnamon raisin bread. Dark fruits, earthy spice, a little booze, and some pepper.

T- Dark fruits, raisin, caramel, apple, bread, booze, earthy hops, and cinnamon.

M- Medium body with light carbonation. Slick on the tongue.

O- I enjoyed this beer. It had a lot going on with really nice balance.

02-14-2014 00:53:56 | More by tmm313
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SamN

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%

Bottled in July 2013, poured into dimpled stein.

This beer has such a great, rich color-- a dem-like deep reddish bronze, deep deep coloring. Very beautiful to light. Thick beige head doesn't last, but makes a lovely topping to the beautiful glowing liquid. Smell is all German lager; bready malts, candied nuts, ripe fruits and an overall earthy hop aroma. Sweeter, but lots of complexity. No alcoholthat I noticed, just that rich doppelbock aroma. Wolfgang enters the palette on a slighty herbal note, with more hops upfront. A malty middle brings on lots of those fruits; plums, apples, I've seen some people mention raisins/licorise and I see where they could taste that. I like a sweeter, less hoppy doppelbock and Great Divide has seemingly tailor-made this for me. Lots of rich malty tastes, with a wonderful lager body. Lots of complexity but it is still easy to sip and savor.

A great go at probably my favorite style of beer. So yummy, masterfully brewed. Another home run from Great Divide. A whole bomber to myself, lucky me.

02-12-2014 02:12:30 | More by SamN
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-11-2014 22:03:18 | More by LouDogg114
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Jah_Json

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-11-2014 12:51:41 | More by Jah_Json
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-10-2014 04:30:17 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Irrationalist

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-07-2014 03:20:38 | More by Irrationalist
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-07-2014 01:37:57 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-30-2014 21:39:41 | More by NonicPanic
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-19-2014 04:04:06 | More by WynnO
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-18-2014 18:30:16 | More by Griffith
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sleepyteacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

01-18-2014 01:21:41 | More by sleepyteacher
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quid

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

Really interesting brew. As fortune has it, a local shop was letting 22 oz bottles go at $3.99, so I bought the four remaining. For me, the most prevalent flavor is black licorice a la old school Panda boxed black licorice more than anise. I started with the beer right out of the refrigerator and drank the second half of the bottle closer to room temp. The licorice faded on the front end but lingers long after drinking, for me.

What I've noticed most about this beer is that the various characteristics are evident but subtle and passing, each quality presents itself and then fades into another. After the initial black licorice I tasted a suggestion of currants, which was later followed by a good natural vanilla with faint molasses and cherry notes.

I actually picked up on something like dank rotting wood, but in a really nice way - maybe that's just the Pacific Northwesterner in me. The alcohol is present but, like the rest of the various aspects, not cloying or at the front. Everything moves in and out. I'm the type to eat and drink slowly, for the most part, so I'll take a few deep drinks and then let the beer sit on the table for five minutes; I think the tortoise had it right, slow and steady wins the race. My second or third time lifting the glass actually presented a kind of soy or tamari quality, with salt lingering. I also get tar, if that makes sense, kind of as a deeper extension of the licorice. Interesting beer, no doubt.

01-17-2014 02:07:27 | More by quid
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AHeaston8

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-15-2014 19:14:02 | More by AHeaston8
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2014 04:24:15 | More by mattmarka1
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Greg_Nall

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-13-2014 19:26:49 | More by Greg_Nall
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-05-2014 00:38:10 | More by tneenan1
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mverity

Florida

4.14/5  rDev +4%

NYE bottle share at Proof. Pours a deep reddish amber brown with a decent amount of light tan head. Collar holds really well. Aroma is caramel, some medium roasted malt, and a little bit of dark fruits. Taste is very earthy, some caramel. Very low carbonation and medium-high body.

01-02-2014 19:33:51 | More by mverity
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jpro

South Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%

Bomber bottle from NBPW...

A: Pours mahogany-brown; light ecru, one-finger head; good retention leaves a few strands of lace.

S: Rich, sweet malts; toffee; pumpernickel; dates; raisins; lightly spicy... cinnamon / ginger bread.

T: Dark bread; caramel malt; hints of dark fruit and fig; light hoppiness and a touch of alcohol help balance things a smidge.

M: Full body; textured mouthfeel with crisp carbonation provides some snap - maybe too much(?).

O: A delicious doppelbock and a great winter lager; “meal in a glass” is true for this one.

*from notes 12.14.13

01-02-2014 15:15:00 | More by jpro
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-31-2013 15:33:42 | More by rrski198
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-31-2013 06:05:24 | More by Ankur
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.