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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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87
very good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2013 16:26:42 | More by Bobheed
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AWolfAtTheDoor

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 08:12:58 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-19-2012 21:03:13 | More by kjkinsey
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-17-2012 01:24:56 | More by Kunstman
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fishkab

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2012 23:16:47 | More by fishkab
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2012 19:41:36 | More by laurastradford
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-11-2012 06:43:17 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-09-2012 03:21:36 | More by 4ster
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-02-2012 20:53:48 | More by jucifer1818
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-20-2012 03:38:32 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-18-2012 19:53:35 | More by sendbeer
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gshak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-14-2012 21:18:44 | More by gshak
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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jlieber17

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-26-2012 23:44:05 | More by jlieber17
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-20-2012 02:50:43 | More by t0rin0
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Caleb

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-15-2012 18:57:11 | More by Caleb
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vfgccp

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 00:17:04 | More by vfgccp
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tencents

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:32:26 | More by tencents
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-27-2012 21:59:25 | More by KegsAndEggs
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California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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California

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08-17-2012 16:47:22 | More by ThomasG19
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-14-2012 14:58:42 | More by JVan
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on August 9, 2012.

The pour is orange-amber, slightly cloudy, with a huge, puffy off-white head that ultimately settles down but keeps bubbling.

A wide array of scents dance on the nose including wheat, pale malts, brown sugar, yeast, pear, and a slight spicy character akin to Allspice or coriander. Im a blind taste test I might think it smelled like an Abbey Dubbel.

The body falls into the medium range but there is a pleasingly smooth creaminess to it.

The taste begins with many of the same pale malt, yeast, wheat, and spicy characters as the nose with a zing of bitterness and a tocuh of alcohol playing up the tail end.

This is a beer I will remember in a positive way.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 20:32:35 | More by puboflyons
Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.