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Great Lakes The Doppelrock - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

404 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 21
Gots: 19 | 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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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-30-2013 01:55:09 | More by fullmoonbeer
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Hines219

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-29-2013 19:29:07 | More by Hines219
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2013 01:34:12 | More by drummermattie02
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2013 01:11:51 | More by randylangford
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Skott1123

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-13-2013 16:50:04 | More by Skott1123
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ally24al

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2013 16:39:39 | More by ally24al
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-29-2013 03:17:03 | More by cosmonick
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-18-2013 15:59:45 | More by Richie24CLE
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Danno

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-13-2013 04:57:48 | More by Danno
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-03-2013 16:17:55 | More by dailyminefield
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-28-2013 18:57:52 | More by Seaba
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-28-2013 04:34:47 | More by speedvagen
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Bill235

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-13-2013 15:33:58 | More by Bill235
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 21:58:37 | More by BeerFMAndy
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crytion

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-29-2013 12:47:36 | More by crytion
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2013 04:21:23 | More by DmanGTR
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 03:55:32 | More by JamesMN
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New York

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Ohio

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.