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Double Vision Doppelbock - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Double Vision DoppelbockDouble Vision Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

105 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%


Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Bitterbill on 03-20-2009)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Bottled 12/27/2012
Glass: Ayinger doppelbock glass

Grand Teton's Double Vision is a fine example of the doppelbock style, though with a stronger emphasis on roasted and chocolate malts than what its Germanic forebears typically developed. The caramel, roast, and chocolate flavors are in fairly equal balance, with the lead flavor depending on where upon the palate the sip is currently resting. Truly one of the better doppelbock offerings by a US brewery, definitely one to seek out and try if you enjoy the style.

Pours a 2.5cm head of dense, small-bubbled, tan foam that lasts about 1.5 minutes as it finally succumbs to a full descent, ending up as a thin dusting of wispy foam atop the body. Lacing is quite good, of fairly complex webs and patterns that line the walls of the glass. The body is a very dark brown hue, opaque, with light bringing out deep ruby hues. Carbonation is not visible though the body.

Aroma is a fairly balanced interplay between caramel and chocolate scents, with chocolate and roasted barley slightly edging out the latter. Toasted hazelnut and smoke aromas are faint, but also present if one searches for them (these become a bit more noticeable as the beer warms).

An excellent balance between heavy toasted and roasted malt, the interplay between caramel and chocolate is masterfully done. Front of palate features rich caramel sweetness with a bit of dried fig and dried leaves (likely from hops), which adds some depth. Mid-palate is of rich caramel, somewhat syrupy chocolate, hazelnut paste, slight raisin and dried figs, hints of roasted coffee beans, and mild dried leaves (German hops). Back of palate is nuttier, somewhat bitter, and features a stronger caramel over chocolate flavor. Aftertaste is primarily of roasted malt, some subtle smoke,

Beer is medium-heavy to heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, leading to a slightly foamy, but mostly creamy mouthfeel. Closes quite dry with fairly strong stickiness lingering on the palate, likely due to the remaining sugars in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 00:30:29 | More by falloutsnow
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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

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Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.