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Sled Dog Dopplebock - Wagner Valley Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

NYSPHophead, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Bills453
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into my new Belgium glass.

Appearance - dark brown color with a reddish tint. No head whatsoever. Makes me sad.

Smell - very nice. Sweet yeasty, breast smell. I could smell this in a bakery and purchase a loaf.

Taste - very similar to the smell. I enjoy the taste quite a bit. Yeasty and Brady once more.

Mouthfeel - average

Overall - a nice offering from this small brewery in Ny. Their stout is AMAZING!

Bills453, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of tviz33
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, served in a pilsener glass.

A- Pours a clear brown with some red hues, capped by a half finger tan head that quickly disappears.

S- The smell is really subdued, but mostly sweet caramel and just a hint of hops. Maybe some raisins, but it's hard to tell.

T- The taste is quite rich and complex. Slightly sweet dark fruit and a ton of faint complexities that I just can't quite put my finger on. Although this is not my favorite beer, I can respect it as a fairly good representation of the style.

M- Medium feel and a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and a tad prickly.

O- Although it is nothing groundbreaking, I'm certainly not opposed to drinking one of these in the future.

tviz33, Jan 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

HoistinBrews, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A fairly dark caramel brown with just a 1/4 inch of head that reduces to just a mild sticky lace ring.

S - Smells of mostly caramel and raisin with mild fruity notes not bad.

T - A very tasty dopplebock with zippy caramel, raisin, and plum taste. I don't get much baked rum bread flavor so this is just and average entry to the style.

M - Medium kind of chewy pretty close to on style.

Overall I like this beer but not only can I not get it again but I find better styles of it.

DrDemento456, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Eastside151, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Freggs, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Edgewater, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of atr2605
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice deep amber with an off white head with average retention
S-caramel/toffee, no hop aroma
T-More of the toffee flavor, hops provide a nice balance but doesn't contribute to the flavor
M-medium bodied
O-not a bad brew, had better representations of the style

atr2605, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Happyhopper, Oct 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ambruns1979, Sep 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Mudawg, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

jfcaa193, May 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

1BadblueSS, May 15, 2012
Photo of RollBounce
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown orange color, basic carbonation, malt, raspberry, and chocolate on the nose, fruity start, nice malty mid pallet, some yeast towards the finish, as well some of the fruitiness is on the finish as well.

Overall; Drinkable dopplebock, not as heavy as most, but a good brew.

RollBounce, Mar 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

douglasgoodman, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Zaso, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

zekeman17, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

rippedflesh89, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

throwback, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

animal69, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

h0gg, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
Sled Dog Dopplebock from Wagner Valley Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.