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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

394 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 394
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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pkalix

California

4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:53:41 | More by pkalix
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-20-2013 02:20:35 | More by ZEB89
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-19-2013 23:43:31 | More by aztraz
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-16-2013 05:08:04 | More by SeatsTaken
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delta490

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- deep, clear brown with a ruby tint. About one finger of foamy tan head. Minimal head retention, but a slight amount of lacing. No visible carbonation.

S- Very little aroma. A hint of malts sweetness and alcohol.

T- whatever they did with the aroma was packed into the taste. Big caramel malt flavors dominate. Hints of nuttiness and a slight and pleasant hops bitterness on the finish.

M- has a pleasant fullness, mostly smooth with just a bit of bite on the finish from the hops

O- a great example of a Doppelbock. I wish there was more of an aroma, but other than that, this beer hits it all.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 22:38:22 | More by delta490
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Allurex

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-13-2013 05:57:43 | More by Allurex
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strangebrew1981

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-12-2013 20:58:41 | More by strangebrew1981
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marley2112

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-09-2013 19:21:38 | More by marley2112
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 0.5L Duvel tulip. Bottled on June 14th 2013.

A: Dark brown, barely garnet in the light. Nice tight tan head with good retention. Carbonation is visible on the sides of the glass.

S: Bready, yeasty, baked pizza dough, caramel malt sweetness

T: Heavy, slightly sweet, very lightly bittered just enough to balance. Slightly sweet finish is smooth and filled with caramel malt fruity flavor, but somehow nice and dry.

M: Filling but also nice and dry. Great job keeping the sweetness down on this one.

O: Great example of this style, and non metallic tasting, which seems to plague doppelbocks for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 01:04:01 | More by 51mmz0rz
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-04-2013 01:14:08 | More by jjwisenheimer
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured into a glass, the beer had the trademark murky brown color with varying hues.

Smell - The malts from this doppelbock really get the attention of the sense of smell. The sweet malts really jump out.

Taste - On the initial taste, one detects a sweet maltiness. Highlights include burnt sugar, some dark fruits, and just a hint of sour. In the aftertaste, a dry sweetness concludes the experience.

Mouthfeel - Wolfgang had the thickness of a doppelbock, yet it was not quite as thick as I would like. The taste did not stick to my tongue as much as I would like.

Overall - This one of the better domestic doppelbocks available.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 17:15:16 | More by JohnnyHopps
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-30-2013 23:59:40 | More by jaydoc
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Harvey98

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-30-2013 23:57:01 | More by Harvey98
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-30-2013 22:11:38 | More by ste5venla
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FCal79

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-30-2013 15:30:35 | More by FCal79
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-28-2013 06:15:07 | More by InfernoBoss
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-27-2013 03:50:02 | More by moonknight31
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-26-2013 21:52:40 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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bennett_loves_good_beer

Wyoming

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with one finger light tan bubbly head. Head dissipates rather quickly. Strong aroma right off the bat. Smells sweet, malty, and bready. Definitely some chocolate and tartness in the aroma as well. Medium bodied with great feel. Sweet Malty and bready with a slight bitterness to balance it out. Hard to explain since I am new to this style. Definitely fits the meal in a glass description. I am really enjoying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:55:30 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-25-2013 20:30:55 | More by Remdog
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larbush

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-25-2013 12:47:56 | More by larbush
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-25-2013 02:02:18 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -24.6%

10-24-2013 19:27:53 | More by carteravebrew
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-21-2013 13:40:59 | More by kushlash23
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-21-2013 13:08:01 | More by seavercm
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.