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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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very good

213 Reviews
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Reviews: 213
Hads: 418
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 28
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: alleykatking on 11-16-2010

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Reviews: 213 | Hads: 418
Photo of beerhan
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hap on tap at the city tap compliments of the Great Lakes girls passing out several free samples. Thanks again!

Poured into a five ounce glass, very little carbonation and a thin but frothy head. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A rather light brown, does not look much like a traditional dopplebock.

Smells very malty with hints of toffee and caramel. Not a very big aroma.

Taste is very mild. Some cocoa, toffee, maple, and a very subtle fruity taste.

Feels very heavy at first then incredibly light. Not quite what I was expecting, it almost feels like a watered down dopplebock. I have not really had that many however but all that I have had have felt much 'bigger' and pack a bigger punch.

This is a very sessionable beer. However the alcohol eventually will catch up to you. If this is the same price as the rest of great lakes 4 packs I would say its not worth the money but if its less give it a shot. I am very sad that this took Blackout's spot for february because that is a far superior beer. I do hope this is not a permanent seasonal.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 11/16/10

A:Pours a see thru Amber/Red color with a fingers worth of that falls slowly, nice
lacing is left down the glass

S:Nose is a little muted with some carmalized malts coming thru, figs and dry fruit are
also pick up slightly.

T:Very nice, smooth up front and in the middle with the carmalized malts. The backend
is dominated by a sweet taste of grapes and dry fruit that lingers around the palate.

M:Body is not what you would expect as the style would expect but fits the bill nicely.
Sweet fruits and slight tartness linger on the tongue, leaving a little stickiness hanging

D:Score is all around on this one, does not represent the style well but is actually really tasty and easy to drink. Fruits and sweetness dominate this one and make it pleasurable. GL definitely hit something different with one.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple of different pours tonight..good stuff. New seasonal high gravity 4 pk coming out during the spring.

A- Pours a brownish red color. Red hues comes through when held up to the light. Half finger tannish colored head that showed light retention. Spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- The aroma was a little muted. Candied fruits (plum was the biggest) with some sweet caramel malts. Light boozy aroma in the backend of the beer. Nothing over the top but good nevertheless.

T- Plums come out first and foremost in the beer. There is a light bready malt that comes out in the tailend of the front and more so into the middle. I can pick up some light maple in the middle as well. Alcohol comes in..in the back with some more malty character. This beer is full of flavor into the ending. Nice surprise.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonationis good for the style. Light candied fruits and caramel malts left on the palate with those same malts and alcohol in the aftertaste. Good balance in all the flavors. Alcohol showed light-medium drying on the aftertaste. Clean and crisp flavors overall.

D- The ABV is well hidden in this beer. I had a couple imperial pints along with a pint and it was easy as can be to drink. Great Lakes can be a hit or miss sometimes with me but this was a well made beer.

The only thing I really don't like about this beer is the mouthfeel is a little under for what I think of a Doppelbock. Although, with this beer it is good. A good try in this style from them....good job. Can't wait for this to come out in 4 pk's.

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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.