Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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734 Ratings
Bavarian-Styled Doppel WeizenBavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This special brew was designed with the help of our Freistaat Bayern brothers who also built the brewhouse upon which we brewed it. It's a new twist on an old tradition!

Added by goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,920
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
734
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
66
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of gavmaster
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Had 11/9/17.

Pours a lightly hazy, kind of sickly looking orange, with a two inch plus head and some foamy lacing. Smells of malt, light caramel, a fruity tropical hop aroma. Wheaty and a little grassy. The taste is malt, a piney hop bite, some caramel and bread, a little pineapple. Good amount of hop bitterness on the finish. Smooth, a good body, well carbonated.

Hardly a traditional rendition, but has less hops than I expected. Very drinkable, but no reason for them to bring it back.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead on 10-9-17 for $4.99. No bottling date visible. Received at TW in 6-6-17 - took a chance on the 4 months residence on the shelf.

Beer poured orange with a solid white head that has some hang time.

Nose has hints of bubble gum and citrus.

Taste is bubble gum and citrus over a large wheat base. Finish is surprisingly a citrus hop.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing special.

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBen5
1.3/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ICTguy21
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not what I was expecting, more hoppy, almost reminiscent of an IPA. This beer gets major bonus points for being a great value though.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobHB
1.02/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am a big fan of Dopplebocks and Weizenbocks, so I had high hopes for this beer. I was expecting a malty, sweet beer that had some caramel presence. Typical flavor notes one associates with both of those styles. I tasted none of that in this beer. What this tasted like to me was poorly made IPA with unbalanced hop bite. In other words, nearly the opposite of what are the tasting notes and characteristics of a Weizenbock.

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Photo of RobTheKnob
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beer_bottle
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DareOfTheHog
2.63/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBruin2
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mortuus_Sonos
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

I’ve been wondering how Lagunitas' offerings have been stacking up since Heineken International bought them out and figured this cost-effective, seasonal bomber would be a good way to find out. Yea, it’s OK. Upfront there’s some bready wheat and caramel notes, which fades into mild citrus hops and pepper. It’s drinkable and fairly inoffensive. My biggest complaint was the mouthfeel; the carbonation was off and it made things feel soapy, thoroughly coating the palate. On the positive side of things, the 8.70% is nicely disguised. For a bomber under $5, it may not be the best, but it’s also not the worst.

Review originally posted at: http://mortuussonos.blogspot.com/

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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK, I'm Migwell from Northampton, Massachusetts and my profile includes an actual picture of me, a human person. For some unfathomable reason, these facts are minimized or hidden on this site. Annoying, probably because I came over from the more user friendly and international Rate Beer after they sold out to the Budweiser conglomerate.

Lagunitas, a brewery that I like very much, sold a half share to Heineken, which characterized the buyout as a take-over, while Lagunitas characterized it as a 'partnership'. Whatever. Heineken is not ABInBev, clearly out to destroy craft brewing. The fairly recent buyout of Wicked Weed by the Bud crew, however, has caused me to forever eschew their production.

Anyhow, those of us who love Lagunitas are aware of their gender bending misnomers they conceive for their new brews, often quite confusingly off the mark. The only brews I'm familiar with in this category are the Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus and the Weihenstephaner Vitus, neither of which I encountered after a year and a half living and drinking beer in the Franconia region of Bavaria. And neither of which resemble this Lagunitas mish-mash.

Drinking a Unibroue Trois Pistoles alternating with this. *I was under the impression that Unibroue's stuff was call wheat... certainly tastes that way, and at 9% would clearly be a doppel weizen... forgive me if I'm incorrect, but the Pistoles is so clearly the superior, more subtle, more drinkable brew that if this is a fair comparison. The Lag product is as so often the case, a poor facsimile. More power to Sucks, Little Sumpin', Maximus and their various seasonals.

I don’t see how they can call this a Bavarian Style Doppel Weizen, the aroma is dominated by citrus, grass, and floral from too much high alpha American hops, and smells quite boozy. Pours dark gold with a small white head that leaves slight lacing. Taste is dominated by grain, excessive hops, syrup, and hot alcohol, like some poser version of a Bavarian beer on steroids. Leaves a really bad aftertaste from the hop flavor and bitterness. The description has nothing to do with the beer and is almost unreadable. They want to turn everything into an overhopped IPA.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 734 ratings