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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

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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flagmantho

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 19:14:54 | More by flagmantho
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 03:35:52 | More by DrDemento456
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-17-2013 17:17:29 | More by WOLFGANG
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-23-2013 14:07:59 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-29-2013 18:22:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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champ103

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-13-2013 02:14:15 | More by champ103
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-10-2012 02:17:22 | More by bsuedekum
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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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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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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-16-2013 01:17:29 | More by pathman
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-12-2014 16:19:17 | More by KAF
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2014 21:21:14 | More by Axnjxn
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:15:05 | More by lordofthewiens
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 03:04:46 | More by DavoleBomb
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2012 05:42:54 | More by twelveinches
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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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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-03-2012 04:50:08 | More by strongaf
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-19-2012 13:24:25 | More by cdwil
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prototypic

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:40:09 | More by prototypic
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Reddish cola, small tan head, leaves pretty fast. No lace.

S - Dark chocolate, bread and malt.

T - Taste matches smell pretty well. Very malty, with a hint of chocolate and dark bread in the background.

M - Light to medium body, good balance, clean finish, good carb.

D - Very drinkable, especially at the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:07:43 | More by srandycarter
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby-brown with a finger of frothy tanish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of toasted caramel malts, bready and chocolate malts, some smoke and a touch of dark fruit, coffee, and lager esters.

T - Starts out with some toasted caramel malts, with some chocolate and dark fruit notes. Through the middle, some bready malts come through with some smoke and coffee. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and chocolate malts, some smoke and dark fruit, and a hint of coffee and booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasted, and lightly warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice malty backbone with some good roast and body to balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 05:57:39 | More by ngeunit1
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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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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-10-2013 15:12:31 | More by Whiskeydeez
Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.