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 lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 6/5/12.
In a pilsner glass the beer was a turbid orange/brown color with a small tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

A nice aroma of dark fruit and caramel.

Great taste. Lots of toffee. Raisins and plums. Very smooth.

A rich beer, very enjoyable.

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Photo of drpimento
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent dopple! I let it warm a bit too much before pouring with a huge, foamy, then frothy, tan head that settles after a bit and some lace. Color is an nice, clear cherry brown. Aroma is fantastic with roast, malt, fruits. Flavor's like nose with lots more going on. True to style. Lots of depth. Plenty of malt with muscle and the carbonic tang and bitter perfectly balance. Body is full and generally round but with some sharp points. Finish is like flavor, long, and very drinkable.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of pkalix
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, kind of ruby colored with almost no head. I love the way the soapiness slides back down the side when tilted. smell of sweet malts and bread? dark fruit. some nuttiness. and, sweet again.
taste is sweet and malty; little hop bitterness. some alcohol in the taste I think this is an excellent version of an American dopplebock. some places just seem to do a LOT right- Deschutes, The Bruery.... Russian River. Green Flash... even Stone and Lost Abbey. among others. I have come to feel Great Divide is another one of those places. I love the dopplebock and that is a style most of those other breweries just listed don't seem to have a great one of, if even one at all.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma definitely gets your attention - strong and malty with a caramel overtone and notes of spice and chocolate plus an earthy hint. Pours a translucent chocolate brown, close to mahogany, with a thick and fairly persistent tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor does not quite equal the promise of the aroma, but is still quite good - malty, bready, subtle notes of caramel, cloves and chocolate. Smooth texture has good body and fizz, and leaves a malty, woody, slightly chocolaty finish. Get this goat!

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Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a finger of head on a cloudy brown colored body.
The aroma is dry hay, caramel and grain.
The taste starts off with a mild lemon bitter and quickly moves to caramel and malty sweetness that carries through to the end. The finish is long and sweet.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
A solid drink.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at the brewery. Pours an amber maple syrup color. Really sweet english malt aromas. Taste is super mellow english malts, some caramel sweetness, a bit of vanilla, and mild mild hop. Its super smooth and really well balanced and super well hidden for 8%abv. Really nice brew! and great dopplebock...a must try for the approaching fall season.

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Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear dark amber color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is a bit below average, but a ton of lacing is left.

3.0 S: The nose is a bit underwhelming. Toasty with a hamster bedding type of mustiness. Caramel sweetness, but dry overall. Booze is well hidden. Lacking in complexity and not enough potency in the aromas presented to make up for it.

3.0 T: Same goes for the taste. Closer to boring than exciting, but well made. Lots of toastiness, with a mild caramel sweetness and a bit of mustiness. Not as dry as the nose, but not sweet either. Booze is again hidden well. I'd be a little more impressed if this was a 4% amber ale, but it isn't so I'm not.

3.5 M: Medium body. Dry, crisp carbonation that works well enough. Lacking creaminess, but again, it works with what is presented.

3.0 D: It's not a bad beer and it's definitely drinkable, but there isn't enough flavor to put this anywhere above average.

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Photo of beergoot
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice combination of malt sweetness and ripe dark fruits greet the nose. Some nuttiness noted. Wonderfully rich brown and amber body greet the eye. Head is fairly thick and creamy. Nice lacing on the glass. Taste blooms with a rich malt character, rich and nutty, lingering to the end. Nice hop bitterness, coupled with a pronounced (but not over-the-top) alcohol presence follow-up after the malt tastes. Mouthfeel is smooth, clean, and medium bodied.

Wolfgang exemplifies the doppelbock style. On par with many of the better German varieties and well-worth grabbing a bottle or two (or three or...).

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1%

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