Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by goatxpower:
3.08/5 rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
First off, let me say that I love this style and I love this brewery. I may be willing to try this beer again and edit my review, but....
A- hazy, murky amber. NO head to speak of which was a big disappointment. Visible carbonation, but lack of head and murky color give off the illusion of flatness.
S- it smells great! Bananas, clove, maple syrup.
T- this is where I'm on the fence. I love the huge malt in this beer. It is almost cloying, but in a GOOD way. The banana and clove are HUGE, which is good and typical of what you would find in other weizenbocks like Vitus or Aventinus. The alcohol is very hot in this beer and this is its major flaw. Because it not only adds a harshness and an astringency to the taste, but it also makes the huge banana and clove flavors harder to deal with. I wanted to like this beer, but I found it hard to drink. That being said, there are some other little complex notes that I kept noticing. Spiced apple, peach, almond.
M- felt undercarbonated for this style. The carbonation was not a very noticeable component. I also, still, couldn't get past how hot it was and this sort of skewed my interpretation of the mouthfeel. That being said, this beer certainly lingered on your palate for some time
O- I was a bit disappointed. I wanted to like this beer, but I found it hard to drink. However, I may try it again and see what I think of it the second time.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 17:34:06 | More by goatxpower
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From my tasting notes: The Lagunitas version was a much lighter cloudy orange color. There were lots of bananas and cloves in the aroma and my first taste was amazing. I really love this style. Despite the light color the taste was very full and heavy on the caramel malt, banana, and wheat with lots of complexity that hid its high alcohol content well. I thought this was a fantastic beer and Lagunitas treated the style with respect.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 19:07:49 | More by brurevu
Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.