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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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87
very good

536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

djfuze919, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into chalice

look is a cloudy deep orange gold, with a small ring of head. smell is wheat, bubblegum, spice, sugar. creamy full feeling medium feel with the perfect amount of carbonation, taste follows the smell: cream of wheat, candied malts, bubblegum, coriander, clove, english hops, with some juicy fruit and a hint of lavender.

jimmah120, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

csfcmitchell, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

InspectorBob, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into a Carlsburg Weizen glass.

Murky straw with about a finger of white head.

Honey, straw, wheat and yeast make up the aroma.

A little bit of booze, more bitter than a normal weizen, I guess that’s the bock speaking up.

Crisp and clean, very drinkable. Just a bit of an aftertaste.

Very satisfying, but not an extraordinary weizen.

Smurf2055, May 28, 2013
Photo of Ego
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

eyes...
high sizzle in my fizzle, audible white bubbles crackle into nothingness in the matter of some moments, gurgling pools of carbonation appear on the now clear surface, slightly orange tone and easy to read the through, that is pretty much all of that...

nose...
spicy alcohol, coriander, some juicy fruit tone, banana tone... pretty on for the style

taste etc...
much like the odor... fruity flavors with a bit of yeast/spice, lots of lively carbonation as a distraction for the heavy ABV, medium body that wants to sway heavy... but manages to stay rather light, the alcohol can be distracting at times flavor wise... the flavor is pretty consistent, nothing huge, nothing bad, it drinks pretty easily considering the ABV weight, definite stomach warming on this.

verdict?
this will punch you and you might barely notice, supremely nice mouthfeel but overall a bit lacking in character in terms of "wow" factor (love those catch phrases yo... word)

music @ now : solution .45

Ego, May 25, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber, Liquor Depot, Rock Springs, WY

a: bomber poured roughly into a stubby chalice, a short head quickly falls to only a thin layer, the beer itself a slightly clouded honey amber in color

s: caramel malt sweetness on a full wheat body, bavarian yeast brings heavy notes of clove and intense banana, big bubblegum, a variety of candied fruits, grassy citrus hops

m: carbonation on the higher end of the medium range, prickly on the tongue, body medium with some slick sugars

t: body loaded with wheat and a hefty dose of caramel malts, sugars run through the midpoint, lots of ripe banana and clove that lingers well into the finish, grassy hop flavors, heavy on the yeast output throughout, some alcohol, long finish

o: a nice enough doppel weizen, satisfying malt structure, aromatic clove and banana, well structured, like this

blackie, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SmellsofMahagony, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

civicm87, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

MeowMixz, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Devinph, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Incredibly strong in taste and effect's Lagunitas' calls this beer Bavarian-style, but aside from Schneider Aventinus, this type of "imperial" strength double wheat beer is rare in southern Germany but is right on cue for newfangled American microbrewery creation.

The beer opens with a viscous pour that shares amber-orange hues with rust-stained reds and browns. Hazy in its portrayal, the beer pours only a mid-statured head that dissolves relatively soon and leaves minimal intermittent lace behind.

Complex aromas are chocked full of banana and clove character. The fruit and spice battles it out over a base of caramel, toast, baking bread, and cookie dough. Peripheral scents of citrus oranges, lemons, apples, figs, sultans and apricots give rise to the fruit aromas while white pepper, white wine-like acidity, herbal hops, vanilla, and mint keep the aromas varied and even keel.

Flavors are lead by sweet malts that are partially of caramelly pale malt but richly bready from wheat. Powdered sugar allows a candied-type of flavor to rise and support all of the yeast fruit-spice interplay to come. Fruit esters are lead by banana but also bring in the citrus, tropical and orchard fruits which seem to amplify the sweetness. But the rebuttal of clove, earthy hops, pepper, mint and rummy alcohols offset the sweetness and fruit and grow in intensity as the taste comes to closure.

Full bodied, the beer's ample carbonation wraps around the dextrin-rich wheat body and an ordinate amount of residual sweetness for bread-like fullness from early to middle palate. The beer quivers slightly late, allowing the spice pang, alcohol warmth, and fleeting sweetness to offer up a hint of refreshment to the palate even though the beer eclipses 9% abv.

Ultimately, I would like to see a bit more of the "bock" beer to show. This could balance the beer further and give the beer a toastier dryness to make the sugary sweetness much less of an issue. It's a very complex beer as is and will likely win over the most skeptic wheat beer omiters.

BEERchitect, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

gio540, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jnoelani, Feb 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Noonan425, Feb 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Hopmeplease, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

WestCoastBrew2, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant orange colour, burnished in tone. Head is thinned out, quite white in colour. Lace is OK, not very impressive. Looks nice though, could use some more head.

Smells sweet and a bit fruity, kind of sour at times as well. Big banana aromatics with red apple and pear rounding out. Slight savoury note as well and a big boozey whiff promising good times. Maybe a touch too green, it does smell a little tart, but I am still very interested in drinking this.

Taste is spicy, sweet and fruity. A potent cocktail indeed. Banana base with nutmeg, lots of nutmeg. Golden syrup, biscuity and some fruit notes on the back - pear and apricot. Light in flavour but lots of deep complexities to their light flavourings. Fruity, sweet and really quite gooey. I like, but I do feel a bit more spice would really jazz this up to eleven.

A bit blah on the mouthfeel. Full, and syrupy, not much texture. It's just a big sticky thing.

Nice big wheaty blob. Sweet, but nice spicy phenols give it some excitement, and it's the exact sort of sweet blend I really enjoy.

laituegonflable, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of 4000qtrap
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: 22oz bottle

S: Tons of juicy and ripe burro banana. Moderate smooth clove/spice with hints of lemon, sour orange, tropical fruit, and wild herb. Alcohol is peppery and punchy, but smooth.

T: Smooth malts with toffee, prune, raison and added complexity of banana and a general juiciness to the ripe, red fruit. Mouthfeel is very full. Wheat comes through nicely. Sweetness subsides in the middle, evenly balanced and balanced by booze. Finish is somewhat dry and breast crust - with moderate-low levels of herbal hoppines and a lingering wheat note.

Notes: A dynamic doppelbock with a tropical twist.

4000qtrap, Jan 29, 2013
Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.