Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel WeizenBavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
693
Reviews:
333
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
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Photo of BlakeAM
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachary80
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Our first go at this one. A hazy, bright amber pour with a tight head and sticky lacing. The aroma of malts and yeast come up and tickle the nose. It's quite tasty and the ABV is well hidden indeed. Taste is quite malty and good carbonation and mouthfeel. Enjoyed the short essay (in about 2 point type) on the side!

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Photo of barnzy78
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. I had this many years ago. Gave it a 3/5 overall rating without a review. Definitely time for a review!
A - tall ivory head slowly fades atop a clouded apricot colored ale
S - pineapple, banana, and mandarin, clovey yeast, honey
T - orangey citrus, mango, pineapple, light caramel, honey, banana, clove in the background
M - fuller body, moderate carbonation, finishes sweet with just a tad of bitterness
O - not your typical German Weizenbock, but what did I expect coming from Lagunitas? Good flavors with this one, very refreshing, even with the big ABV. Better than I remember it being.

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Photo of kenstogie
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

overly sweet without the hefe goodnes (mouthfeel, suspended wheat and great favor) fairamount of kick at 8.7 . hefes are great session beer but not so much with this. good beer but ..... ...also getting some soapy flavors.....

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Photo of BigMike
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed as a bomber for $4.99 from my local Meijer.

Look - Pours a deep copper with a well frothed white head that leaves a decent amount of stick upon a finished glass. Carbonation is low.

Smell - A plethora of banana and fruit juice going on here. Touches of malt for balance but overall the smoothie level in on high with this nose.

Taste - Unfortunately the actual taste profile somehow did a complete 180. Predominantly catty hops with a touch of juicy sweetness on the tale end.

Feel - Full bodies with low carbonation and a pillowy factor due to head retention. Even maltier as it sits in the mouth.

Overall - Lagunitas makes some fantastic beers but their bombers almost always utilize the catty hops that I don't much care for. Has taken me three purchases to finally realize this. The nose goes from a well hopped weizen but the taste completely drops off into a generic chinook hopped DIPA that has sat around for too long. Appetizing nose, good looks but a letdown everywhere else. Can't recommend it and am likely done with all big bottled lagunitas offerings forevermore.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of irongator
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Lemon zest, Cherry skin and orange. Caramel malt profile. Lower carb, smooth sipper. Pretty good.

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Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tall Pilsner glass. A bit of haze to yellow body with white head and good lacing. Citrus smell with a malty, lemony taste. Nice beer, but not sure exactly what style it is!

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head leaves great lacing on the glass.

S: Rich and malty... caramel and sweets mixed with Lagunitas style hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Rich and malty... grains, wheat, and some sweetness and spice. The hop profile is classic Lagunitas... just tastes like one of their beers, and hoppy for the style but not bitter. Piney and floral... a bit of citrus, but more malt forward.

O: I always love the limited releases from Lagunitas, and this one was no exception... and they graft their characteristic hop flavor onto a Weizenbock. A tasty beer but probably not a great representation of the style. Really enjoyed it though, so.. this one worked for me.

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Photo of baklo
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grupatre
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBlack
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 693 ratings.
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