Double Vision Doppelbock - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Double Vision DoppelbockDouble Vision Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

54 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 123
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 4.71%
Wants: 36
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-20-2009

Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, CaraAroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 24 Plato (1.096 SG). The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with Liberty hops, an American version of the noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh, and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48 F) and lagered a full 10 weeks for smoothness. At over 8% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 54 | Hads: 123
Reviews by Apellonious:
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 9.4 fl oz bomber from FMcD's poured into a mug.

2013 version

A - Dark black with brown overtones. A two finger fluffy off white head that retains for a good amount of time.

S - Plums, vanilla, chocolate

T - More of the same as the nose, with a smattering of cherry and nuttiness. Coffee notes. The alcohol is undetectable at 8%.

M - Creamy with just a hint of carbonation on the finish.

O - A style that I thoroughly enjoy and seem to have gotten away from in the last few years. This is a solid and recommended offering. (533 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of brownbeer
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown enough to be opaque with a thick, tan head.

Toasty, bready aroma with complex dried fruits and chocolate. I'm suprised at how good this smells.

Flavor is quite sweet, which could be toned down just a touch for drinkability but true to style. Bready, a touch of honeydew mid-palate, juicy raisin and rich malt sweetness, just the right amount of alcohol presence.

An excellent beer full of rich flavors and nuances. (430 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown bottle with a vintage date on the label.

Massive head, lots of stickage on the glass. A shade away from full on black. Smells like a bakery, bready all around with a ton of malt sweetness ... not cloying though. Clean alcohol and faint herbal hop on the nose as well. A malt bomb and very clean at that, faint ripe dark fruit and a slow warming alcohol in the middle. So many levels of maltiness, very complex. Perfectly balanced for the style and pretty drinkable for its size. This is a special beer ... (518 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle provided by bu11zeye and tasted at thirdeye11's birthday tasting.

Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet toffee with some chocolate and roasted nuts. The flavor is more of the same with sweet caramel, toffee and some alcohol. A very flavorful and drinkable doppelbock. Medium mouthfeel. (308 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big 1 quart bottle. Poured a hazy mahogany with a thick, creamy tan head. Moderate lacing. Sweet, caramel/molasses and candy-corn nose. Anise, prunes, and toffee are also prevalent. Velvety mouthfeel. Chocolate-chip cookies, but made with dark chocolate is the dominant flavor. Cream/lactose, caramel, and alcohol follow. Just a little dried fruit and a sugary sweetness reminiscent of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale. I have to hand it to Grand Teton, their cellar reserve beers are always top-notch. (490 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am drinking this at 1 year and 4 months old.
A: Deep dark brown under a creamy 2” finely bubbled light tan foam collar that produces good lace.
S: The nose is molassesy with dark sugar and dark bread.
T: Heavy dark sugar flavors, pepper, some prune in the middle with light hops on the end but this is all about dark sugary malts.
F: Creamy smooth, full body to chewy, medium low carbonation.
O: This is a big full bodied doppelbock that is sweet just short of cloying. (479 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of far333
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Compliments of barleywinefiend
Brewed with glacial spring water according to the Reinheitsgebot, hopped with Liberty and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. Bottle conditioned, 8% ABV. 18 IBU.
Served at cellar temp in a pilsner glass.

Deep mahogany colored with caramel highlights and a giant two finger head of frothy dimpled thick foam that lingers long.

Rich and inviting aroma of cocoa and darkly roasted bread. Hints of raisin and smoke. Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, dark crusty bread, raisins, cocoa, espresso bitterness, leather and smoke notes.

Silky and luscious mouthfeel, very smooth. Full and creamy, slight warming of the cheeks.

Tremendous beer, very rich and tasty. Many thanks for sending this one my way Josh. (766 characters)

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Served in a 16oz pint glass, this doppel comes near black with ruby brown highlights. Off-white, half finger head with fair retention. Decent, streaky lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Sweet, malty aroma. Bready. Caramelized sugar. Faint nuttiness.

Taste - Lightly toasted malt character upfront; brown sugar sweetness gives way to a big nutty profile, then finishes with faint chocolate. Ghostly traces of coffee can be detected well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate, soft carbonation. Sticky. Goes down smooth with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - This is a solid example of a doppelbock, that it came from an American brewery is encouraging. It's a malt forward beer, but the overall impression is of a fairly balanced brew. Huge nutty character is somewhat remeniscent of Fat Tire; had I been told this were a New Belgium brew, I wouldn't have second guessed it. (905 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of tan head on a dark brown body. Looks great.
The aroma is wonderful: burnt and roasted malt and caramel.
The taste is dark and complex. Burnt wood and mild lemon bitterness rounded out by caramel sweetness.
The texture is smooth, just short of creamy with moderate carbonation.
A excellent drink. (308 characters)

Photo of LuceScrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of StanleysCup
4.96/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I believe I got this one from Bitterbill, cheers Bill! Review based on notes

750 ml bottle opens with a whoosh! Pours chestnut with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Superior head retention & lacing

S: Bready, fruitty, woody hops & some boozeyness

T: Follows the nose, plum notes, hints of licorice & brown sugar up front. Breadyness, dryness with a touch of persimmons & licorice as this warms. Finishes fruitty & dry

MF: Chewy, low carbonation & warming once warm

Great drinkability style-wise, like mother's milk GT needs to make this an annual offering & sell in Mizzou or Kansas! (587 characters)

Photo of Glibber
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Greggo123
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wooo Hooo!!! No more waxed tops!! 1ltr bullet shaped flip-top picked up at the Bozeman COOP on our MT trip a few weeks ago... Sharing this one with Brenda... mine is poured into my shaped SA glass.... paid about $13.

1" tan head... the head has a definite gold color to it.. the brew is daaark for a dopplebock.. very dark brown but when held to the nearest bulb, it reveals a crystal clear deep ruby color... very pretty..

Nose is thick and very full of heavy malts... not sweet smelling.. just very malty.. sorta a plummy fruitiness... wow.. you don't get this much in doppelbocks (in a good way).. I would expect a long boil or decoction made this one as aromatic as it is.

Flavor is very complex for a doppelbock... a bunch of stuff going on here.. thick maltiness... some slight chocolate... is this what melanoidins taste like???? sorta a pruney frutiness with a bunch of malty sweeness.. but it still seems very drinkable despite the great body and slightly light carbonation.. the only thing that I can complain about is that it may be a tad sticky... but overall, I am damn impressed with this one... very very smooth.. and the complex malt characteristics come in waves as it warms up.. this may be the best example of an American dopplebock that I've ever had.... I love Capital.. and Autumnal Fire .. but this is certainly more traditional at every corner.

Boise COOP Matt told me earlier this week that he ordered some of these brews in.... I am super stoked... I will certainly be picking up my share.. This is a "grown man's" dopplebock.. big on every account... and a sippin brew for sure.. but with the massive bottle... I am.. and you will be too.. sippin for quite a while. (1,696 characters)

Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DanielMB
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I first poured this beer into a pint glass, it had a huge head with a delicious smell to it, sort of like a cinnamon bun with extra brown sugar baked on top. The first sip tasted just the same; I could barely believe how good it was. Soon afterwards, a more typical doppelbock taste settled in: dark fruit, heavy malts, toasted bread. When I had another pint the next day, it was still pretty good, but it started to go a little flat by the third day after I opened it. It still tasted great though. One of the best doppelbocks I've ever had. (547 characters)

Photo of thefluker
2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.