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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes The DoppelrockGreat Lakes The Doppelrock

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very good

392 Ratings
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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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West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pretty reddish chestnut color. A fast pour yields the brief appearance of a big-bubbled tan head which fades to nothing after just a dozen or so seconds.

Aroma give promise of a big malty beer, great caramel and sweet malt notes, some raisin, maybe a slight hint of buttery diacetyl. Overall effect is just a great aroma. Taste is caramel sweet malt, with small roasty notes in the background. Just a touch of hop bitterness (may be perceiving something else as hops here) through the middle that fades quickly leading to a very clean finish.

Big body in this double bock, nice full mouthfeel and very smooth. Carbonation is moderate in the mouth, though more visible in the beer itself.

Nothing about this beer would discourage me from opening another right after. A nice big sipper if you want, but so easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 21:35:52 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of WastingFreetime


4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Get ready for more adventures from the Clearance Singles Cooler!

Looks darker brown with reddish highlights around the edges. Very small sand colored head that turns into a film of froth without much lacing. However, I cannot fault this smaller head because my bottle is 2 months past best by date... Not very hazy at all for a doppelbock... Still has plenty of good delicious malt bomb-ey smell that also includes some raisin in the mix. And the taste is much of the same, but the interesting thing is that the clearance shelf has cold-aged some intriguing leathery and damp tobacco leaves flavors into the mix along with the typical caramel toffee malt deliciousness with the only flaw being a fairly middle sized wallop of booziness that makes the overall taste a bit more like a higher ABV Wee Heavy than a Doppelbock. Body is large enough to match the large flavors, in fact almost too thick, yet smooth enough in texture to mitigate the way that a thick body can sometimes get annoying.

It is worth noting that this is the first time that I have ever tasted a Doppelbock (other than Samiclaus, of course) that evolves into something delicious and interesting when tasted 2 months beyond its best by date stamp. Usually old Doppelbocks just taste stale and horrible to my tongue, so this is very unusual in that regard!

Now I shall have to find a fresh bottle next year when it rolls around to determine a starting point from which it changed.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 18:10:10 | More by WastingFreetime
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2010 22:56:09 | More by SuperNova777
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a dark brown with a nice reddish hue. Has a nice tan head that leaves good lacing.

The aroma consists of great caramel and toffee scents, but isn't overly impressive. I was expecting a bit more from the nose. The flavor starts out slightly bitter, but eventually moves onto a very sweet taste, that again contains the caramel and toffee flavors. The alcohol is present in the flavor, but fits in well with the character. The tastes are fairly well balanced, and definitely not overly bitter.

The mouthfeel is creamy with an average amount of carbonation, and each sip leaves a slight film in your mouth. Medium-bodied. This is very drinkable, as it goes down smoothly, and the balance makes it enjoyable to drink. Glad I picked this up, will definitely enjoy finishing them off.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 20:54:28 | More by zimm421
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep ruby red. Fire red under light. Has a tan 1 finger head that dissapates into a thin that laces the whole way down. Looks like an amazing beer.

S - Sweet caramel malt, some general grainy notes. Nice and malty

T - First thing I get is some coffee like flavor, then the sweeter caramel malt starts shining through. This packs a big punch of German malt. There is enough hops to prevent it from being cloying sweet, but I can't detect any in the way of flavor. A tad boozy on the finish or I'd of rated this a 4.5.

M - Suprisingly full bodied. It is creamy on the palate yet finishes without coating the mouth too much. Very impressed.

O - I'd like this year round. It is a great Dopplebock. If your lucky enough to snag this, you won't be dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 01:09:15 | More by avaccani
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 5/29/2012 - so just missed that. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Harriet pils glass.

Dark auburn liquid with a fine creamy beige collar and slick. Pasty even lacing, fine fast running legs.

Very rich bready aromatics suffused with melanoidins. Hints of tobacco, cocoa, coffee, bread crusts, and dark brown sugar.

Low fruity esters on the palate along with dark fruit and dense malt. The melanoidins come through again with rich toasted bready flavors. Alcohol is a bit strong in the finish.

Medium-bodied and well carbonated.

Dense full flavor is quite satisfying, though not as complex as the best examples of the style. Excellent none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 06:17:56 | More by augustgarage
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken from notes Spring 2012. I've been wanting to put this into my BA log for a while now. Finally getting around to it.

12 oz brown bottle with 2 guitarists shredding some sort of rock riff on a live stage. I've played guitar for probably 15 years and this label appeals to me. Poured into a standard 12 oz tall like mug.

A - deep amber reddish brown. Chestnut looking color. Head isn't large at all but did last longer than I expected and formed a tight ring of lace leaving a touch of stick here and there.

S - malt.. Malt.. And more malts. Sweet aromas of cinnamon bread and dark fruits. A real breadiness to it. Sweet malts galore. Delicious aroma.

T - a really good malt flavored brew here. Lots of sweet malt, bread, hints of cinnamon spice, an abundance of more dark malts paired with some dark fruit. Plum, raison, sweet prunes, and a dark cherry. Sweet liquid bread with a lot going on.

M - rich mouthfeel but surprisingly thicker than what I expected going in. GLBC always have good texture but I was worried that their thinner liquid style may not line up for a doopelrock and while its not as thick as some it still has excellent coating and texture. Very drinkable without being too rich.

O - the closest American made doppelbock to the original German versions I've ever had. I didn't see this brew in 2013, and I hope it's not completely gone. Very underrated and under appreciated doppelbock. GLBC make a lot of great ales, but I don't think any American brewery does lagers like they do. Lagers are forgotten in today's beer universe, but I'm telling you right now, this as is all GLBC lagers some of the best on the planet. If this is released again grab it and try it. It's a top notch doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 16:35:16 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single from Chevy Chase, best by 15 June 2011.

A beautiful deep reddish brown with mahogany highlights, there's a dense, light brown head that recedes to a disk leaving some lace. The nose is solid. A blend of a minty, spicy German hops, a heavily caramelized Vienna malt character, rich, bready along with brown sugar as well as some dark fruit and even a hint of bitter chocolate. Great stuff.

The palate opens with a blend of dark caramel, and hop bitterness. Earthy, minty and spicy and decidedly German, the hop character is fresh and assertive. Very well balanced with a rich, melanoidin malt character, there's flavors of raisin bread, brown sugar and dark caramel and even a little bit of nuttiness. Drying on the finish with an earthy, hopppy bitterness, I can't say I can pick out the chocolate that I can smell. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this feels mildly creamy on the palate and is really really enjoyable. Overall, this isn't the best dopplebock, but good lord, is it a good one.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:41:03 | More by DefenCorps
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Rich malty aromatics in the forefront. Hints of dark bread, caramel, toasty aromatics. Flowery and spicy hop notes to balance. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Deep ruby colored pour with a rich batter-like head.

Flavor: More rich malty character. Toast like and doughy bread quality is dominant. Earthy hop character provides a nice counterpoint. Finish is dry and slightly hoppy. Balance is decidedly malty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderately-high carbonation. Slightly creamy. Nice alcohol warmth on the back of the palate.

Overall impression: A very drinkable, very flavorful dopplebock. Carbonation was a bit on the high side which I think is what made the bitterness seem sharp. Still, malty without being too sweet or making you feel full. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 01:02:01 | More by mattcrill
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Doppelrock looked like a raisin... until backlighting revealed all the many majestic colours that actually encompass it. The fact that literal transparency is still preserved despite the deep tone makes the claim that this was brewed according to a purity law all the more believable. Impaired retention is somewhat understandable given the strength.

If this is your first time smelling a doppelbock, I know of few better examples to be greeted by. The thing they call "melanoidins" is a distinct characteristic of Munich and Vienna malts that resembles browned bread crusts. Viscous molasses, dark fruit paste (prune, red grape) and crumbs of chocolate make up the remainder of the welcoming committee.

You know a bock is sufficiently malty when you're first instinct upon sipping it is to chew. The taste of melanoidins - that of rich, toasty, browned bread crusts - is indeed chewy, if not crunchy. A strong wave of alcohol washes it out in the finish, however, supplanting the sweet (and somewhat smoky) maltiness with some pretty high-octane fruity esters.

The palate becomes a battle grounds of competing tastes and textures: brown sugar-like sweetness kicks things off, followed by the crunchy toast of browned malts, which is quickly axed by an earthy, bitter hoppiness, which is eventually set aflame by a bomb of fruity, fusel alcohol vapors. When all is said and done, you want another sip.

I get the reference, but 'The Doppelrock' has to be the cheesiest name in all of American craft brewing. Notwithstanding, it's a hell of a beer. And Great Lakes is a hell of a brewery - I expected nothing less than for them to masterfully capture the characteristics of the style and deliver on a rich, gratifying lager. Indeed, that's exactly what they did.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 21:18:36 | More by biegaman
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by 06/01/11) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Deep copper-orange-brown color with a light tan head. Foam was 1/4" on pouring, but died down to a thin skin across the top and a ring around the edge. Strands and sheets of lacing noted here and there. The color is quite nice.

Smell: Good and deep caramel malt, not much else though.

Taste: Roasted malt up front with a hint of char (a bit wood-like), then moving into caramel sweetness. Bitter finish (not too strong) that lingers for a bit at the end. Nice and tasty with this simple and balanced profile.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation with a juicy and chewy mouthfeel. Sticks to the teeth a bit.

Drinkability: This one went very fast - highly drinkable on it own, and went quite well with a meal (ravioli). I could easily see having another although by the end of the glass I'm starting to notice that higher ABV since the beer was finished rather quickly. Overall very easy to drink and a bit dangerous with how easy it is to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 23:27:05 | More by damndirtyape
Photo of WVbeergeek


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber ruby brownish red body with a light speckled khaki head. Aroma has figs/rasisins, with a touch of green apple. Big caramel malts with a nicey artisinal bread layer. Flavor is sweet upfront with the malt profile flexing it's girth, a great example of another well brewed lager from Great Lakes. A bit of herbal hops to balance things out but the booze is really well hidden. More caramel dark fruits like raisins/plums/ and some green apple tartness make up the backbone of the flavor profile. Medium bodied mouthfeel even keeled carbonation with a touch of sticky residual sugars but not cloyingly so. Overall impression is this beer will be popular across the board by both beer geeks and newbies to the craft beer realm very solid welcomed addition to Great Lakes lineup of beers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 20:29:42 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited to try this new offering from what I consider the best brewery in the U.S.

A-Red mahogany colored...nice creamy tan head on top..

S-Very rich and malty...some sweat cocoa...light caramel..

T-Nice and malty....sweet and kind of bready with a dusting of sweet cocoa...

M-Full...rich...drinkable...low hopping which is how I like my doppels but a slight hint of booziness on the finish keeps the high malt load in check..

O-I'm impressed. About what I expected. Falls a little short of the top german doppels but a well done American version I could drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 05:24:04 | More by ZAP
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Toffee brown color with no head or lacing to speak of, golden color at the rim. Complex nose of maple syrup, port soaked plums, dark ref fruits - currant and cherry and some sweet sherry. Mouth mirrors alot of the nose with a touch more of oxidized sherry, hazelnut and finishes with a warming alcohol, midly hoppy finish. Received this beer as an extra and was thoroughly enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:26:29 | More by Trilogy31
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a russet brown with a finger head of light tan. As it drops, leaves lots of lacing.

Aromas of malt and light chocolate

Flavors of sweet caramel malt, cocoa, and earthy hop bitterness. But emphasis is on the malt.

Mouthfeel is big, chewy malt, good level of carbonation.

A very good doppelbok. All the right flavor components. Going to enjoy draining this growler.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2011 00:36:45 | More by JamnesCameron
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rye colored deep bronze and mahagony. Fast moving head with good bubbling.

The aroma makes me think of a toasted malt Spring. Very toasted, even lightly roasted bread and biscuit malts mixed with a soft earthy hop aroma.

The taste from start to finish is sweet toasted malt. Mixed in with that is biscuits, mountain grass, and a little warm yet subtle booze.

Very well malted Dopplebock btaht makes me want to want ROCK with the flavor and feeling of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 03:59:15 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of ONUMello


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by 6/27/11.
A: Deep brown, 1/3" head.
S: Molasses, cocoa, toasted malt.
T: Molasses, toasty, rich malt characters. A good hops balance is present as well.
M: Very pleasant. Smooth, balanced.
O: Another very solid beer from Great Lakes. I need to try more of this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 02:09:28 | More by ONUMello
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful clear mahogany color with a finger and a half of tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Smells slightly sweet and malty. Hints of dark fruit, nuts, and caramel.

Taste: A bit sweet with hints of nuts, perhaps almonds, and dark fruit. There is some grain and a hint of caramel. The finish is bitter and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly, delicate carbonation and a finish that is slightly slick.

Overall: I thought this was a nice representation of the style. The hints of fruit and nuts in the taste were very welcome. I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 02:23:09 | More by oline73
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint. Disclaimer: this one is a few months past her Best By date.

A: Pours a gorgeous ruby brown color, man is this good looking. Two fingers of some of the softest tan head I've seen. Lacing absolutely eats up the sides of the glass. This is a great looking brew.

S: Caramel malt, bready yeast, some mild sweet chocolate on the nose. Can't wait to try it.

T: Caramel, roasted biscuit, sweet bready malts, and some light chocolate wash over the palate. A very pleasing roasty, sweet finish. Age certainly hasn't hurt this one too badly, though I recall it being less cloying fresh. Still, this tastes great.

M: It sits on the palate nicely. Creamy, smooth, and well-balanced. Carbonation is spot on.

O: Doppelrock is a damn fine brew. A wonderful display for the style. Light and complex, this one gives you wave after wave of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, and roast goodness, while retaining a lightness and sessionability that Great Lakes seems to have mastered in most of its brews. Enjoy this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:04:30 | More by siege06nd
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to a stemless wineglass (one of those new Heady Topper-branded stemless glasses, actually). Freshness date of June 2, 2012 printed in white ink in the bottom-right part of the label (“For freshest taste, please enjoy by: 06/2/12 9448AE”).

Appearance (3.5): Half a finger of tight, dark-tan foam rises on top of a clear, deep ruby-amber body, with just some simple, sudsy spots on the sides—not particularly lacy.

Smell (4.0): Bit of molasses, light bitter chocolate character, and earthy. It smells a bit like warm, moist feed or silage—anyone who grew up with cows around probably knows what I’m talking about. Not “hay” in a bretty way, but warm, most, sweet and earthy in a feed / grain way. Nice and warm. Some mild, grassy hops to balance.

Taste (4.0): Following the nose in some ways, with a mild but distinctly roasty note accompanying that sweet, rich barley flavor. It’s kind of like bran flakes warmed up with brown sugar. Earthy, grassy hops lead the finish: it rounds out the palate with a very earthy, slightly grassy bitterness that adds a nice, very “Old World” feel to the body. The lager yeast is there in the flavor, but it doesn’t leave any chalky or metallic notes like it sometimes does. No ABV detected on the palate. Very nice.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Great mouthfeel, moderate carbonation that is lush and filling but never prickly. The body is on the full side of medium and somewhat viscous, but still manages to keep a drying finish. Combination of hops and alcohol maybe, but it works. Very drinkable.

Overall (4.0): I really enjoy this doppelbock. It really is like liquid bread in a lot of ways, and that’s what I dig about it. I don’t go for all that many malt-centric beers, but this one’s a keeper in my book.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 02:36:36 | More by fmccormi
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 3/10/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a deep dark coppery/ruby/mahogany color and it starts with a 1/4 finger off-white head that fades to an island of skim floating in the center of the surface with a slightly thicker ring surrounding it; while dark, the body has good clarity and it shows pretty strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; a few spots and bigger patches of lacing are left on the sides of the glass

Smell: Dark and sweet, toasty/bready malts, bit of a lager-like scent to it as there should be; not overly robust, but fairly strong.

Taste: Wow, super good and I've really come to expect nothing less from GLBC; lots of dark and toasty/bready malts, perhaps a hint of chocolate?; bit of a lager-esque yeastiness to it; quite hardy overall and it's really not overly complex, but very enjoyable, and there is just a touch of light hoppy bitterness lingering in the very back.

Mouthfeel: Body is of light to medium-light in body and the carbonation is strong, but far from sharp; a thin stickiness is left on the roof of the mouth, but overall I would say it's a pretty clean finish.

Drinkability: A great doppelbock with awesome and simple flavors -- something with so few ingredients should be just like this; with a near 8% ABV I don't know if I could have more than couple, but on a cool early spring night, it's pretty fitting.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 02:27:02 | More by bamadog
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was in the mood for a Doppel, saw a local with a (somewhat) decent price on the 4 packs -- here goes.

Best by 06/12/11 on the label.

A -- Clear, chestnut brown with a dense, firm, tan colored head.

S -- I could smell the alcohol in the pour -- closer inspection reveals a nice bready character with some vague DMS and spicy alcohol -- even some mild dark fruit in the very back.

T -- Hot, peppery alcohol up front, somewhat distracting. Dark bread crust characters mingling with some caramel and dark fruit characters, finishing with a light, sticky-sweet dark bread character and that peppery alcohol lingering in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth, chewy, and somewhat syrupy and finishes quite dry. Body is very full with alcohol warming present.

O -- The more I sip at this, the more I'm enjoying it despite the rather hot alcohol character -- it's bordering on being too harsh, but the rich malt character with subtle complexities saves it. A very good Doppelbock to style.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 21:20:27 | More by steveh
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out again to D Kurtz for finding this before I did.
Poured into GLB Pilsener glass, Burnt reddish color, with a light tan head, reducing to a line of foam most of the way down, with light lacing. Aroma of burnt molasses, and malt, with a hint of Rye (even though there is no sign of it on the bottle) Taste is medium body, with dry malt finish. Crisp and easy drinking, didn't notice the 7.8% ABV. Nice roasted chocolate malt, and I swear there is Rye in there. Flavor was enhanced as it warmed.Any way, another good offering by GLB.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 00:40:51 | More by beergod1
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours dark reddish amber in color with some visibility (not clear though) and a half finger of off white head that quickly settles.

Smell: Sweet caramel and bready malt, dark fruit and some brown sugar with a slight hint of alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, sweet bready malt, sweet raisin and fig, hints of brown sugar

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and smooth.

Overall: I don't drink too many doppelbocks, but this is very enjoyable (not on the level of Celebrator). I will finish the rest of the 4 pack with no issue whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 22:59:17 | More by Axic10
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark brown, red tint, very nice creamy 2 inch head.

Smell - Malts, sugars, yeast, barley, some hops and carmel

Taste - Bold roasty malts and sweet barley at first. The hops are masked under the malts and sugars. After this warmed up some, the alcohol did infact come out more. Plenty of carmel and yeast also.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, and coats mouth very well. Hops add some bitterness to tounge, then sugar sweetness. Aftertaste is slighty dry and malty.

Overall - A nice malty and smooth drinking beer. The beer is right on for the style. The sugar and hops add flavor. Easy to drink and enjoy. Alcohol is just enough to be careful to not drink more then a few.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 03:49:59 | More by wvsabbath
Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.