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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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very good

415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 26
Gots: 21 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large, fluffy, tawny head on top of a ruby-brown body with bits of sediment floating around when held to the light. A bottle conditioned American Doppelbock? Cool.

Smell is toasty, roasty; raisin toast aroma. Some floral hop notes.

Very grainy tasting with sweet molasses and once again raisin toast. Bitterness is very low, though the hops come through in the finish as subtle and earthy.

Seems fine for the style. A little dry in the finish.

A fine example of the style from a trusted brewery. A lot less hoppy, relatively, than imported versions I have had and very sweet.

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Photo of Mario61Aler
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a darker ale fan I found the presentation very acceptable to the eye,very rich dark red tint and a nice lacey light cream colored head that disapated in about one minute.

I poured this into a Sam Adams Lager glass that captured the aroma very well and discovered some nice odors being released from this bock. As spring is starting and allergies kicking in my nose is losing its ability to identify all the complex odors going on in the glass.

When I lifted the glass to my lips I received some head that was very soft and slightly sweet. After tasting the lacy foam and sucking in the wonderful odor I got down to the reason for this exercise...THE BEER! WOW, what a wonderful feel.... soft, creamy, smooth and very drinkable. This "best by date" of 6/12/11 had a hint of sweetness that was forward on the palate (tongue) with the right amount of bitterness at the back of the throat that didn't linger too long, as the hops came out at the right time.

Overall, I will get this one again. I might share the four pack with my wife but my friends will have to get their own...hehehehe.

I would serve this with a pasta with a red sauce that was heavy on the veggies and cheese. It will compliment it well.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of lovindahops
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at j ryans

A- a nice reddish caramel look with ridiculous head of light brown foam that lingers. Hearty Brew says it all from the standpoint of what a doppelbock represents. The foam does not go away

S- awesome bready malt with some sugar sweetness. Oddly enough, this scent was similar to the fat tire I had the other day. Just a good bready malt scent with some sugars involved

T- wow, what a taste. A good facefull of malty sweetness that is fluffy with a bready malt taste and aforementioned sweet sugars. Very flavorful and filling on the taste

M- good coating flavor all over.

O- not sure how I missed this brew from one of my favorite breweries. I need to grab a four pack asap

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear red-brown with a two-finger, off-white, rocky and creamy head that lasted several minutes. Fantastic lacing.

S: Rich molasses and dark fruit aromas.

T: Moderate to high sweetness and moderate bitterness. Molasses and dark fruit are the primary flavors just as in the nose. Not much hops, and I taste just a bit of alcohol.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Smooth and slightly astringent.

O: This beer looks and smells phenomenal, and the taste is very good. Solid overall.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part two of my five part flight. Another 4oz for a buck!

A - Poured a very nice dark amber with a layer of head that turns to a moderate lace ring in the glass.

S - Smells of caramel and sweet malt with a touch of gain and hops. Very little alcohol in the nose is a surprise.

T - Very smooth creamy sweet malts with caramel being in the middle and a mild hop presence that has a creamy finish. Alcohol taste and burn very low which made this sampler easy to drink.

M - Light to medium. One of the easier drinking Doppelbock I ever had.

Overall I really don't care for the style since it's usually pretty boozy but Great Lakes did a great job of keeping the alcohol well hidden and delivering a great flavor to boot. Would prefer it over Spaten's version any day!

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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear ruby color, under less light it appears brown. On top of the beautiful liquid sits a thick, dense khaki head. The head takes its time, before falling to a top coating that leaves heavy lacing.

It has a pleasantly clean aroma with hints of fig newtons, apple, plum, and caramel. Nothing really jumps out at me, nor is it complex. Its overall aroma is greater than its components.

Just like the nose it lacks complexity, and its overall flavor is greater than any of its individual components. I do detect hints of sourdough pretzel, apple, plum, and the slightest hints of spice(white pepper).

Almost full bodied with just enough carbonation to let me know its not flat. Just a hint of warmth, and bitterness at the end.

For a style that I usually don't care for, these seem to go down pretty quick. I couldn't drink many in a sitting, but I can quickly knock a few off.

Another great beer from GLBC...these guys really nail German style beers!

Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.