Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +13.8%
Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. No readable freshness date.
A- Pours a deeply hazy amberish orange color with a half inch of head that withers down to a thin ring of foam around the glass's edge with sparse surface foam and not much lacing.
S- Instant notes of banana and some clove. Smells refined yet still yeasty. Also a touch of some malty sweetness as well as burnt sugar.
T- The aroma carries through to the taste fairly well. Still the banana, clove and some yeasty esters followed by some orange. It transitions into a bit of heavy, warming alcohol but it's all cushioned by the malty body making it, overall, a balanced experienced.
M- Quite a mouthfull of a mouthfeel (yeah I'm corny). Leaves a layer of saliva on the tongue after sips. Also a bit harsh due to the high alcohol, but it's easily excusable. Medium carbonation.
O- Definitely like nothing I've ever had before. Way to go.
12-13-2011 02:11:33 | More by Immortale25
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
A finger of creamy white head with good retention and tons of lace. Hazy gold body.
The nose is unassuming-- faintly sweet and boozy.
Taste is sweet, rich wheat... some hop spice rounds off the finish. Some fruit character as well.
Feels rich, thick.
Good weizen; I was nervous Lagunitas would fall short in this sort of endeavor.
12-12-2011 00:25:12 | More by zaphodchak
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured chilled in flared glass; shared with best friend
A: peachy orange; no head (!); good carb action; looks viscuous
S: sweet honey; appealing
T: sweet, flavorful; heavy on the yeast, booze, and spice (cloves); low hop profile, but heavy on the bottle conditioning; this will remind you more of Belgium than Germany
A really solid, fine beer.
12-11-2011 13:37:27 | More by Arithmeticus
4.33/5 rDev +12.5%
A - A hazy, golden-yellow with a bubbly, fizzy, white head that builds and fades quickly. Definite "legs" on this one because of the % ABV. While pouring this, I thought of one word; "viscous."
S - Very fragrant. Very German. Bananas, clove, caramelized sugar, some spices like clove and nutmeg.
T - Very similar to the nose. Very German. Bready, sweet, boozy. Barely any hop presence. Sweet malt takes the leading role in this beer while alcohol plays the supporting lead role.
M - Clean, crisp, and a warming booziness in the finish. Good stuff.
12-10-2011 00:33:14 | More by Gatch
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in a traditional weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.
Appearance: As served the beer is a hazy tangerine or orange color with a thick frothy head that recedes slowly and leaves patches of lacing for much of the beer. Sipping leaves interesting patterns of lacing.
Smell: The aroma is a nice mixture of clove, banana and a hint peppery spice.
Taste: The flavor is pretty much as expected from the nose with a full rich set of flavors that are dominated by the clove and the banana but still show some spice.
Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with a fair amount of soft carbonation for much of the beer. The finish is medium long, begins with the sweet spicy flavors of the typical Weiss beer and fades into spiciness.
Drinkability and Overall Impression: Sipping is easy and one follows another quite naturally. My overall impression is of a good workman like beer that I’d be willing to have again. But that said I prefer this combination of flavors when the whole package is more subtle and less aggressive.
12-07-2011 22:46:18 | More by drtth
3.58/5 rDev -7%
on tap at khyber in philly
Pours a hazed light orange color with some golden yellow hues. Thick, frothy white head rests on top, retaining well while leaving patchy lacing on the glass.
Plenty of banana and clove in the nose with some peppery spice. Hints of honey and caramel with bready notes. Somewhat sweet with a hint of warmth.
Splash of spice and banana up front with a light sweetness. Clove and pepper combine throughout the profile. Nice bready backbone with toasted malts and sticky honey sweetness. More banana and fruit tones towards the back end. Finishes with a touch of alcohol heat and spice.
Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. Drinks pretty nicely, a little sweet for me, but still a tasty brew.
12-07-2011 02:51:35 | More by xnicknj
3.4/5 rDev -11.7%
On tap at Petrol Station in Houston, TX
A: Pours a hazy golden/orange color. At first a one finger white head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Up front is buttery malt. Sweet caramel malts as well. Grainy and husky. Some alcohol in the nose. That is about it.
T: UP front is similar to the nose. Buttery malt, grainy, husky. Lightly sweet with some caramel. Wheat and some fruit esters come in towards the end. Banana and slightly tart apples. Citrus like hops finises everything off.
M/D: A medium body that is very smooth. I wish it was a bit more dry and crisp. Easy enough to drink. I can detect some alcohol, but overall a good sipper.
Not bad at all. Certainly not my favorite of the style, but enjoyable and worth a try.
12-07-2011 01:24:23 | More by champ103
3.55/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured into my Schneider&Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse glass a hazed deep orange infused golden with a thinner than expected white head that did hold well,I was expecting more of a large bloomer.Hefty sweetness,green apple,and spiced bananas in the nose,its quite boozy I gotta say.Sweet with a big shot of clove-spice on the palate,the alcohol is large but it doesnt over power,there is a decent drying note in the finish.It's a robust weizenbock,a little on the hot and sweet side at first,above average but not great.
12-06-2011 21:27:17 | More by oberon
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
Dull copper orange with a yellowish hue. Poured with a thick, frothy, off-white foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap that left thick sheets of lacings on the glass. Belgian yeast and wheat malt aromas, with tropical and orange citrus, banana and spice. Rich, creamy smooth, clean feel. Wheat malt and belgian yeast backbone, with biscuit and banana flavors through the middle and a touch of spice at the end. Very light citrusy flavors lie beneath. Finishes semi-dry with a light biscuity, yeasty aftertaste.
12-06-2011 18:40:16 | More by IronLover
Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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