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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes The DoppelrockGreat Lakes The Doppelrock

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BA SCORE
87
very good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 392
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 11-16-2010)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Prototypic for the chance to try this one. First time. Bottle is "best by" 6/1/2011, so just a little past the date. It didn't seem to hurt this beer at all.

A. Ahh, now this is more like it! After suffering through a raft of lightly caramel colored American Doppelbocks, it's refreshing to see a darker version of the style. This is pecan colored and clear, with a fine, dense tan head that never dies and actually leaves some lace behind. Excellent.

S. Very nice, full, pulls no punches and hits everything you want in a Doppelbock. Sweet, rich, layered malt, complex, dark and bready, toasty-booze, prune, hearty caramel, cool, no hops, lots to like... Very German, I would not be able to tell this was brewed in the US if you told me otherwise.

T. A few sips confirm: The Doppelrock is simply one of the best traditional Doppelbocks I've had from America, shames many German examples. This is rich and complex, without being sticky or sickly sweet, and boasts an astonishing balance of complementary flavors. Prune, singed sugar, dark hearty bread with a little carbon-toast, a dry, rye-bread spiciness (from the yeast I suspect), mature. Delicious.

M / D. Well rounded carbonation keeps this sweet grain-water from being too heavy on the palate, the whole endeavor is quite easy and smooth, with just a tiny amount of alcohol warmth to keep things going. Finish is long and semi-sweet and very toasted dark bread.

The Doppelrock is just flat out fantastic, a drinkable delight that holds its own with the best German examples of the style. Highly recommended. I'm going to look for this next time I'm up North.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 23:34:34 | More by kkipple
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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.