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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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87
very good

539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 15
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

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.

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.

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Clem’s Bottle House and Deli
Price: $5.99
Misc.: N/A

Poured an amber, orange, hazy color with 1-2 fingers of khaki white head that dissipated very quickly. Minimal lacing and poor retention.

Lots of different smells that came together rather nicely. Got sour fruit, melon, peach, mango and other tropical flavors, banana, cloves, caramel, floral hops and citrus hops (orange, tangerine and lemon). Some unknown spices late.

Tasted very smooth. Got cloves, peach, mango, melon, lemon and tangerine, just a tropical feel. Could taste the alcohol. Surprisingly bitter finish.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Astringent, bitter finish.

Really enjoyed this beer. A sweet doppel weizen with a nice alcohol bite.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this in my fridge, thought it would be fun for New Year's.

Vigorous pour yields a decent head. Had to stop, shake the bottle and then empty the remainder into the glass.

Lots of clove on the nose. Hints of ethanol.

Sour wheat character. Metallic tang. Typical american interpretation of a wheat beer. Slight alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel is average. Not sure what a "doppel weizen" is supposed to feel like. But I do think it should be slightly more carbonated. Other than that, it's reasonable.

Overall a little disappointed that this sat in my fridge for months only to taste like this. Not sure if the metallic tang is part of the beer, or part of the fact that is has sat in my fridge for so long. OK beer. Won't be seeking it out again though.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jucifer1818
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light lace on a orange-brown body. Nice bone white head settles relatively quickly. Low retention and lace.

S - Huge banana note, caramel, lemon, and just a hint of booze.

T - Big banana bread body. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. Light booze and lemon center. Tangy, bready finish.

M - Thick body with tangy carbonation.

O - I really dug the banana bread on the profile.

Photo of tencents
2.6/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

appearance - not sure if I got a bad bottle but it poured pretty flat and whatever head there was dissipated immediately leaving a flat looking hazy orange amber and unappealing-looking beer.

smell - none of the complexity of the authentic Bavarian wheat beers and even a touch of soap.

taste - Full, complex, fairly pleasant.

mouthfeel - flattish but also a certain warm softness. Finishes decently.

overall - Really not sure what this beer is supposed to be, and as mentioned, I may have gotten a bad bottle, but it is neither a weizen nor a doppelbock in color, aroma, or taste. The label mentions that it was "designed" in Bavaria but it tastes nothing like anything I ever had in my ten years in Munich. In this case that is a bad thing. Very disappointing. The last beer I had from this brewery was outstanding.

Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.