Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel WeizenBavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of brutalist
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taologic
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougdaBrewer
2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It seems to be missing all of the Weizen character I would look for in a German Hefeweizen and or Weizenbock.

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Photo of Satorn
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in weizen glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Clear to semi-cloudy body with medium bubbles to the body. Head is a little extra thick coming off just about two finger's length. Sticky lacing off the glass

Smell: Malt scent with a touch of lemon, not much to go with as far as scent.

Taste: Bitter malts and hint of lemon. The brew lacks a bit of that tangy banana sweetness characteristics most weizens carry.

Mouth: Above average stickiness with a medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall: I picked this up for 4 bucks at Costco and considering the price for a 22oz bomber it's pretty much a steal, but the brew is closer to lager if anything. Worth grabbing if it ever crosses your eyes. Salud!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. Bomb into a traditional Weizen glass and Dogfishhead signature glass.

A golden amber color with a monsterous thick foam cap. Super retention, thick lace hangs around with a constant cover. Amazingly health look. Massive lace and constant covering is very rare.

A honey-soaked wheat malt aroma is simply amazing. Herbs and spices with sour green earthy tones, banana's and cream from the Weizen yeast and hops.Huge nose with major complexity. Alcohol heat, boozy with herbs and spices pop out much more as the brew warms.

The Double, Dopple Big -fat Weizen is in full effect! Massive honey drenched wheat malt complexity is as huge as any I've experienced. Old world Bavaria meets west coast USA !! The dense wheat malt flavors are a beast! The feel starts out much like Coltrane's "a love supreme" jazzy and funky, and becomes dense and extreme like the "bitches brew"of Miles Davis circa 1970. . Full of life, long and lively with a dense, smooth finish of the smooth west coast style jazz of Dave Brubeck from 1958. The malt gets pretty heavy and slick but also very smooth in the end.

Double-style sweet wheat malt dominates, sour and extra spices from the yeast and hops, green earth and tangy yeast brings it all back home. Classic Bavarian flavor with extreme west coast stylings." Endless summer on the Rhine river". Is a nice summery of the overall effect of this brew.

The complexity is out of this world high, traditional balance and quality is equally impressive. When you pray a beer will never know it's good.

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Photo of fsilva1986
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of handmuffin
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 22 oz. bottle into glass at home. Pours medium amber in color, slightly hazy, with fluffy long lasting head. Aroma of vanilla, orange, banana and bready malt. No hop aroma detectable. Taste is more vanilla and orange with sweet caramel malt backbone. Small amount of alcohol flavor at the end. No hop flavor detectable and very low bitterness. Rich full creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall this beer is rich and flavorful that is superbly drinkable even at the high abv.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with a finger and a half of head. Smells of light esters, banana, and clove but the smell is very light. Tastes pretty much the same, sweet banana esters, clove, yeast, and somewhat apparent alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall an absolutely delicious beer, I'm not familiar with the style, but I would be willing to go out of my way for one of this style now that I've had it.

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Photo of caahare
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
2.94/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Translucent orange-amber with a medium white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Sticky wheat and malt sweetness. Notes of green banana, lemon brightness, fruity yeast, clove, and more bready malt.

Taste: Big bready malt with notes of clove, paw-paw fruit, hoppy grass notes, light citrus, bruised pear, honey, and more sweet malt.

Feel:Medium to big bodied. Sticky and sweet on the palate with a moderate bitterness and a bone dry finish. Mild alcohol.

Overall: A strange brew. It got the notes of a German wheat beer but a pronounced hop note with a soupy sweetness. It feels disjointed. Meh.

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Photo of DrKarl
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dorky, clean label attracted me. Body is slightly hazy golden color with a white head that leaves plentiful dots of lace. The nose offers mucky notes of wheat, melon, bubblegum, and a touch of clove. The flavor offers artificial variations of all of this; I blame the ABV for the mutation. It's fine to drink, just that none of the flavors are very clear or authentic. Body is decently heavy, not quite creamy, but smooth enough.
I actually wish it was hazier. This weizenbock leaned more towards hefeweizen but without the clarity of flavors, I believe due to the alcohol percentage. A poor excuse for exacting German standards, but drinkable and inoffensive enough.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Wheat, yeasty esters, and an underlying fruitiness highlight the nose

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the yeasty esters and wheat notes, followed by some spices and general fruitiness. Finishes with lingering wheat and yeast influence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice weizenbock that relies heavily on the yeast and wheat. Very easy to drink for being 8.7%, but definitely heftier than a regular wheat. Good for the spring to summer transition

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottled 2/25/17 poured into an Ayinger pokal at fridge temp 8.7%. Aroma is IPA-like with soft citrus predominant. Pours translucent copper with abundant off white head. Head retention is nice with an 1/8" lasting as the beer is consumed. Taste is soft citrus again with maybe the smallest amount of malt coming through. Mouthfeel is wheat beer soft with abundant carbonation and an underlying bitterness that stops short of being harsh, but is right at that limit. Overall, I am torn. As a "beer", this is well made and enjoyable, as a Bavarian-styled Ale, I can't find the smallest piece of Bavaria. If you are a Lagunitas fan, spend the four or five bucks and see for yourself.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 643 ratings.
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