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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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very good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 11-16-2010)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
7.8% ABV, Best served at 55°F, Enjoy by 06/01/11
[Reviewed 06-10-11 - from notes]

A - Gorgeous brunette, this clear beer pours with a dense tan head with decent retention but little lace.

S - The amped-up aroma is pumpin' with well-tuned caramel and toast malt notes with balanced earthy hop aromas singing back-ups.

T - Heavily malty but well-balanced, this brew is certainly in tune. The caramel and toast malt base groove resonates throughout while earthy hop riffs chug over the top.

M - High notes of carbonation explode on the tongue while the medium-full body lasts throughout the performance. A dry hoppy bitter encore finishes out.

O - Rockin' but a little too hoppy for my taste concerning doppelbocks. Warm, lingering alcohol booze isn't infectious but nicely done for a good spring beer.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 09, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -8.8%

Appearance: Opaque dark nut brown with some visible sediment throughout. Thin light brown head that is almost syrupy in appearance.

Aroma: Amber and caramel malts with a hint of brown sugar. A malt bomb to say the least (as was expected).

Taste: Chocked full of nice malt flavors. Very robust caramel, amber, hints of roasty malts, toffee, and a nutty flavor. There is a small bit of bitterness imparted from the hops which have a earthy character but are not very apparent in the overall flavor. This bottle is dated from May 2012, not sure how old that is in terms of the style. Pretty good all around. Really none of the 7.8% ABV present in the taste but I wouldn't think it was any lighter had I not known the ABV.

Mouthfeel: Above medium in body with smooth effervescence and above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: The Doppelrock pretty much met my expectations. A very malty brew that has a lot of great flavors but is not mind-blowing. Just a good beer. Would I drink it again? Sure, I'd want to try it fresh.

JamesMN, Jan 25, 2013
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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.