Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear cherrywood bronze with a tight-cropped bleached-khaki foam that retains and laces equally well.
Toasty aromatics, with bits of fruitcake- raisins and figs. Toffee and caramel tease out as it warms, but overall, the nose is fairly closed.
It fares better in the mouth, toasted grain and honey notes arrive initially, morphing and suggesting glazed nuts. Golden raisins and dates add a fruitiness, though it never deepens beyond this. Caramel brings a late canvas which the mildly herbal hops play against. Alcohol is an absolute nonfactor. Which aids in drinkability, but, honestly, limits its appeal in the style.
It's absolutely well-crafted. Though a generalized muted sense makes it feel more of a bock than a dopplebock. The elevated price tag doesn't add to my sense of enjoyment, especially since its strong suit is drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2011 06:50:45 | More by cokes
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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.