Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
117
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
27
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 433 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has some roasted malt with a hint of chocolate mixed in. The flavor is very similar. There is some roasted malt and a very light hint of smoke. I also get some chocolate and some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottled June 5, 2012.

Appearance: dark ruby-brown hue with no haze at all. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice looking beer.

Smell: extremely biscuity, toasty, nutty malt aroma. Nicely composed, but biscuit is just a character I don't like too much.

Taste: biscuity, bready, and caramelly. There's a light fruity characteristic which I like. Bitterness and hop character are quite low. Not bad, but not really my cup of tea.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and a nice smoothness. I like it.

Overall: Wolfgang is not a bad beer at all, but its flavor profile just doesn't float my boat.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of John_M
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is also fairly pleasant, albeit simple, as I pick up some cherry, brown sugar and some underlyng chocolate. The flavor profile is more of the same, though I appreciate the fact that the beer is not overly sweet and the finish is pretty dry. The beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel, but the beer delivers considerable flavor and the finsh is fairly long and smooth. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile... I'm really not picking up the 8% abv. in this beer.

A nice enough domestic version of the style, though for the life of me, I cannot imagine why I'd want to drink this over some of the better versions readily available from Germany.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I, another new GD beer, it seems like every 3 months there's a new one to try,

A: Pours a clear mahogany with a medium light tan head. Limited lace, average head retention.

S: Sweet crystal type malt, some roast, molasses.

T: Nice sweet malt flavour with a mild noble grassy hoppiness. This is quite well done. Not overly sugarfied at all. Fairly one-dimensional, but a good flavour.

M: Medium full body, not cloying at all which is impressive in an American dopplebock, pretty smooth, some crisp carbonation.

O: A solid lager for sure, the price is problematic when compared with Germany, but surely worth a try.

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Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of corby112
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with copper edges and a two finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey aroma with a nice balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. Hints of charcoal, coffee bean, cocoa, caramel and toffee followed by bread and some dark fruit. There's also a subtle earthy hop presence.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of earthy hops, sweet and roasted malt and dark fruit notes. Slightly earthy and bitter up front with some resinous hops that linger throughout. Surprising for the style. Although the hop character is stronger than expected, the complex malt character dominates. Nice balance of sweet and roasted notes with subtle smokiness. Hints of bread yeast and roasted coffee bean followed by chocolate, caramel, toffee and dark fruit. ABV is very well masked with no heat to speak of. Complex, flavorful and easy to drink.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant ruby tinted chestnut under a clingy 1” light tan head.
S: A hint of tobacco that transforms into earthy aromas joins bread, prune, and plum on the nose.
T: Brown bread, dark kettle sugars, big malt character, light earthy bitterness on the finish.
F: Very smooth, creamy and soft in the mouth with above average body and slightly below average carbonation.
O: A big but easy to drink doppelbock.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of avalon07
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brown color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of off white, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A slightly muted aroma of malt, caramel, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of malt (a big amount, but not too much), dark fruit (plums?), and hints of caramel and toffee. A sharp, lively, focused flavor. More complexity than you usually find in this style.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solidly made, easy to drink beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.92/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, garnet and rust color mix. About one finger of head after a hardy pour. Tan foam eventually recedes to nothing.

Smells like a lot of dark fruit, rich, toasted and roasted bread crust. Sweet, roasted and rich aroma overall.

Rich, syrupy palate with a little abv.% heat that cuts through the palate on the finish.Rich, dark fruits, caramel and some dark toffee all mix together with a faint Earthy hop undertone. Rich, malty, sweet, and strong. A pretty good Doppelbock if I do say so!

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Wolfgang Doppelbock Lager from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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