Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager | Great Divide Brewing Company

Wolfgang Doppelbock LagerWolfgang Doppelbock Lager
BA SCORE
86.1%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 433 ratings
Wolfgang Doppelbock LagerWolfgang Doppelbock Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,429
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
433
Liked:
373
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
4.11
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
27
Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a brown color with some reddish highlights. A 1" head slowly falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: malt and fruit sweetness is nice on the nose.

Taste: a nice malty backbone with ripe dark fruits, toffee, a mild bitterness, and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother towards the finish.

Overall: a very enjoyable doppelbock that has a nice focus on the maltiness without being overtly hoppy. Easy to consume this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/25/12 so it's just over a year old. Picked it up discounted to 8 dollars at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Ah good a pop of the top is smokey and rushing of carbonation. In the glass A deep amber red color very dark with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.
s - A year really has rounded this beer out no strong alcohol smell it smells of plenty of raisin and plum really ripe dark fruit, bready malts, and some caramel malt to boot.
T - Right of the bat the yeast still vibrant smacks the palate with dry bread crust. Sweetness does try to balance with mild fruity plum and raisin and I can till taste the hops even as they come off very earthy. Great!
M - Very smooth drinking with a medium body, somewhat thick yet smooth hiding the ABV well.

Overall worthy of the 8 dollar price tag but I kind of wish this was bottled in 12 oz singles since the price would rival Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock and I could pull the trigger easier. Regardless they do make a great Doppelbock.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great to find a bottle of this I was kind of pissed when I missed it's release last summer, pours a turbid plum brandy cola tinted color with caramel beige head forming thick with large bubbles of flowing carbonation. Aromatics offer up hints of plum, raisin, dark malts over ripened fruit, beautiful beer almost cider like tartness amongst the dark roasted malts. Flavor rustic lager flavors, smoke meat, just a hint of that, with big ripe dark fruits, plum juicy raisins, and plum that dark juice you can only get from the source. A definite German style lager from Colorado, excellent take by all means I'm just so spoiled to have tried so many great doppelbocks from PA they are the kings of the German beer styles brewed in America with minor exceptions along the way. Hints of dark chocolate and toffee as I take a few more sips with the dark fruit a mesmerizing beer experience, I'm glad I'm digging in now a year later. Mouthfeel is great smooth easy going each sip easier than the next I'm glad I found it subdued and refrigerated for a year it's been truly lagered, easy going carbonation great chewy dopplebock medium to full bodied. Overall I can't stop talking about this beer, excellent stuff nails the style truly good drinking doppelbock they better still make this stuff.

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Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.1% out of 100 with 433 ratings
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