Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
01-01-2013 08:12:58 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
09-02-2012 00:17:04 | More by vfgccp
2.6/5 rDev -32.5%
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.
09-01-2012 02:32:26 | More by tencents
Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.