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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

410 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 115
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium to dark red amber. One finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, hint of chocolate. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt with a hint of cocoa and a pleasant sweet finish of nuts, malt and light hops. Nice flavor progression and very pleasantly malty. Medium bodied with a good mouth feel. A great take on a doppelbock that I will return to.

LiquidAmber, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled June 5, 2012.

Appearance: dark ruby-brown hue with no haze at all. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice looking beer.

Smell: extremely biscuity, toasty, nutty malt aroma. Nicely composed, but biscuit is just a character I don't like too much.

Taste: biscuity, bready, and caramelly. There's a light fruity characteristic which I like. Bitterness and hop character are quite low. Not bad, but not really my cup of tea.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and a nice smoothness. I like it.

Overall: Wolfgang is not a bad beer at all, but its flavor profile just doesn't float my boat.

flagmantho, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KAF, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brown color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of off white, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A slightly muted aroma of malt, caramel, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of malt (a big amount, but not too much), dark fruit (plums?), and hints of caramel and toffee. A sharp, lively, focused flavor. More complexity than you usually find in this style.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solidly made, easy to drink beer. Drinkable.

avalon07, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Evil_Pidde, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/25/12 so it's just over a year old. Picked it up discounted to 8 dollars at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Ah good a pop of the top is smokey and rushing of carbonation. In the glass A deep amber red color very dark with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.
s - A year really has rounded this beer out no strong alcohol smell it smells of plenty of raisin and plum really ripe dark fruit, bready malts, and some caramel malt to boot.
T - Right of the bat the yeast still vibrant smacks the palate with dry bread crust. Sweetness does try to balance with mild fruity plum and raisin and I can till taste the hops even as they come off very earthy. Great!
M - Very smooth drinking with a medium body, somewhat thick yet smooth hiding the ABV well.

Overall worthy of the 8 dollar price tag but I kind of wish this was bottled in 12 oz singles since the price would rival Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock and I could pull the trigger easier. Regardless they do make a great Doppelbock.

DrDemento456, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +0.5%

bsuedekum, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

WOLFGANG, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Axnjxn, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

champ103, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ZEB89, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of drpimento
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.

drpimento, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

pathman, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 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
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +0.5%

twelveinches, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

cdwil, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear dark amber color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is a bit below average, but a ton of lacing is left.

3.0 S: The nose is a bit underwhelming. Toasty with a hamster bedding type of mustiness. Caramel sweetness, but dry overall. Booze is well hidden. Lacking in complexity and not enough potency in the aromas presented to make up for it.

3.0 T: Same goes for the taste. Closer to boring than exciting, but well made. Lots of toastiness, with a mild caramel sweetness and a bit of mustiness. Not as dry as the nose, but not sweet either. Booze is again hidden well. I'd be a little more impressed if this was a 4% amber ale, but it isn't so I'm not.

3.5 M: Medium body. Dry, crisp carbonation that works well enough. Lacking creaminess, but again, it works with what is presented.

3.0 D: It's not a bad beer and it's definitely drinkable, but there isn't enough flavor to put this anywhere above average.

DavoleBomb, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

strongaf, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of prototypic
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wolfgang pours a darker copper color. It’s relatively clear. Lots of light cuts through. Really nice crimson highlights are noted with a little light behind it. It’s topped with a light tan head that stands about a finger or so tall. It’s rather quick to recede. Lacing was sticky and moderate in volume. Looks good.

The nose is pretty good, but is lacking a little in strength. More would definitely help. It features a nice chocolate malt scent up front. Smells like cocoa. There’s a hint of toasted malt, but it’s subtle. It’s a tad grainy, earthy, and grassy. Yeast is noted and works well into the mix. There’s a bit of alcohol and praline nuttiness on the tail. Light, hoppy notes are also present. Smell mostly floral and grassy. It’s not bad at all. Just needs more strength.

The flavor is definitely a notch (or two) better. The malt base is very nice and smooth. It’s mostly chocolate and toasted malts with a touch of caramel sweetness. Very flavorful and strong. There are definitely some earthy and grassy notes that linger throughout. They could be attributed to some noble hops. Tough to say. Secondary flavors include yeast, bread, praline nuttiness, and alcohol. The alcohol is pretty well integrated and isn’t warm or hot at all. Finishes malty and earthy. This is very tasty stuff, indeed!

Wolfgang has a medium body that’s all kinds of smooth. It actually leans a little full. Carbonation is light and soft. It feels really nice and creamy. This is very good stuff, but mouthfeel is probably its strongest point. Goes down very smooth and easy.

It’s been a while since I’ve been really impressed with one of Great Divide’s bomber releases. Today…I’m really impressed with Wolfgang. This is very good stuff. It’s very flavorful and is extremely enjoyable. Great Divide did a great job with this one. Keep this one in the rotation, please! Easy recommendation.

prototypic, Aug 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 10, 2013
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.