Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by musicman575:
2.4/5 rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Hooray! A new weizenbock, and it's out of California. This should be interesting.
The label of this beer depicts some slightly opaque amber liquid with a gigantic fluffy head. What came out of the bottle was totally different - something thick and muddy yellow with hardly any head, even with a pour that became increasingly aggressive as I really wanted some plumage to bloom from the glass.
At least it smells nice - Good 'n' clovey with banana and orange rind. Wait, little bit of sulphur.
The hops really subtract from the taste of this beer. I haven't had any other weizenbocks with much hop presence at all. It's also nowhere along the lines of any of the delicious hopfenweiss beers. With an ABV of 9%, maybe they oughta ferment less and have more residual sugar. The wheat malt wants to be noticed, but gets buried by the bitterness. As it goes down, booze burns a bit in both the throat and nose. Again, the hops don't help that either. I like it when beers fizz up across the tongue, bringing out more of their sweet nuances. This beer doesn't do that.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2011 04:52:05 | More by musicman575
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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 533 ratings.