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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel WeizenBavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen

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very good

539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 539 | Reviews: 281
Photo of ironman88
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer review notes from 12/10/2011, on tap at Sapsuckers in Huntington, NY: pours cloudy dark orange color with a 2 finger foamy snow white head that faded slowly, leaving good spotty foamy lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, wheat, yeast, orange peel, coriander, lemon and sweet malt; nice funky combo of banana and yeast in the nose.

Tastes like it smells with banana, clove, wheat, yeast, coriander, orange peel, lemon, cinnamon, pepper, tea leaf, herbs, brown sugar, coriander, allspice, sweet malt and light spices; very tasty, very traditional and very complex at the same time-this is a tasty beer that has a hint of heat and lots of spices, making for a very sweet and intricate brew.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with high fizzy carbonation, a watery feel and a tart and sweet finish that is on the dry side.

Overall tasty and enjoyable, this was full of flavor and hid the ABV like a magician. A high recommendation for this style, this was quite easy to drink.

Photo of russpowell
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Hazing clears over time, but doesn't go completely bright. Not much head retention or lacing

S: Intense green banana, bready notes that tone down as bit as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a touch of phenols & cloves up front. Much banana, yeasty & sweet bready notes play together very well as this warms, There's almost a banana bread mixed with cloves vibe here, it works very nicely. Finishes with slight herbal & clove bitterness & nice ripe banana

MF: Rich malty body with firm carbonation that goes creamy. Nice warming sensation to this

This is as good as any Weizen bock I can remember having here or in my 3+ years in Germany. Well done Lagunitas!

Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Weizen glass. Body is hazed golden-orange with a one-finger white head that leaves plenty of lace on the glass.

S: First impression is the banana esthers. Also some wheat, and a bit of spice.

T: Starts out like rising bread dough, with a wheat twang that's quickly subsumed by sweeter malt flavors: some honey and caramel malt. Also oranges/citrus. Alcohol makes its presence known in a bit of heat and spice toward the back end. Aftertaste is bready and somewhat sweet.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is inoffensive. Finishes a wee bit sticky or slick.

O: Pretty good stuff. Maybe a tad bit too much alcohol and a little too sweet. But I'm enjoying it overall.

Photo of null
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of smogfood
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of sneefcity
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of chevre
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of dav
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Gatch
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of 316nuts
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of drtth
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of xnicknj
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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