Double Vision Doppelbock - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Double Vision DoppelbockDouble Vision Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
92
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123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 33
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.
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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 54
Photo of magictrokini
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of ThePeskyDingo
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank this with mothman last night!

Poured with a 1.5 finger rich tan head that dissipated at a medium rate. The beer itself is a deep red amber color that is hard to see through.

Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, and hints of chocolate and caramel.

Taste consist of roasted malts, chocolate, a slight alcohol taste, and caramel. Leaves a nice roasted malt chocolate after taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Medium to low carbonation.

Easy to drink, the alcohol is covered up very well. If you drink the whole 1 quart 1.8 fluid oz bottle, you will most likely be a bit tipsy. Overall a great beer, recommended.

Photo of mothman
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoying this huge bottle with ThePeskyDingo

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Pours a 1 and 1/2 finger creamy tan head. After a few minutes, it settles to a thin layer, built up around the edges of the glass. Leaves some splattered lace.

Color is dark ruby/copper.

Aroma is of a lot of malts. Dark chocolate, alcohol, licorice, molasses, and dark dried fruits. Very rich.

Taste: First thing I thought of was a stout. This beer was dark and thick. Dark chocolate and alcohol both very present, but the alcohol isn't overpowering (which is nice). After the beer goes down, I notice a smokey malts flavor. Dark dried fruits shine through as well. Wood-type flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: Is very creamy, but has a touch of alcohol consistantly present. Leaves an amazing aftertaste. Kinda of woody/boozy/chocolatey.

Overall, I really enjoyed this doppelbock. Had a lot of rich flavor and the alcohol seemed to be just right. I highly recommend this 1 quart 1.8 fluid oz bottle. But, share it with a friend like me.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this sampler bottle from Mike at Poplar Wine & Spirits. Thanks Mike!

This pours a dark brown amber with a 3 finger head of tan foam. It's a very lively bunch of foam and grows in the glass slowly.

The smell is on the sweet side with notes of caramel malt, chocolate, and a slight bitterness.
I can also smell the alcohol.

The taste is of chocolate, caramel malt, toffee, some dark chocolate bitterness, and a fair amount of alcohol comes through. Lots of warming going on...Good taster, though.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium, the carbonation is light, and it finishes with notes of milk and dark chocolate that brings both sweet and bitter to the table.

Drinkability? This is very warming so 1 bottle and I'm done but the flavours are nice so the session is enjoyable. Btw, the head retention is very good and there's tons of lace sheeting my glass.

When the regular 1L bottles come out for sale, I'll try to cellar a few and see what some aging will do. As is, this is a "hot" Doppelbock.

Edit: I'm now sipping on another bottle, bottled on Feb 11, 2009, and the flavours are still delicious but, thankfully, the alcohol presence had calmed down big time and gave it an overall better taste. Cellaring has definitely improved the drinkability as well. Scores adjusted accordingly.

Another edit, July 17, 2010.

Well, I was curious to see how this one would fare with some time in the cellar and man am I pleased. All of the flavours have come together nicely with sweet but balanced malt and semi bitter notes of chocolate. The alcohol calmed down some more since my last edit but it is still a warmer. Now, as it is right now, I think it ranks with the best of the style that I've had. I'll try again in 6 months or so..

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Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.