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:
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Added by goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
636
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 312
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

Photo of Brolo75
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a full white creamy head, highly carbonated, lots of lacing.

A: Lots of lemon, citrus, hint of banana, lots of hops, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Like the nose, hints of lemon and zest, banana, spice, touch of malt breadiness, very smooth and drinkable.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth, slightly dry finish.

O: Not very familiar with this style of beer, but this is surprisingly good, nice balance of flavors, smells really hoppy but the hops are not as present as they are on the nose.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber into a Lagunitas Mason jar.
L: Hazy orange color with a small eggshell colored head, very nice lacing.
S: Big fruity aromas here. Grapefruit, lemon, melon. Did I say fruity?
T: See above, with a malty backbone.
F: Certainly not thick and chewy, but a nice smooth creamy brew.
O: I bought this about a week ago, not expecting a whole lot. Boys and girls, was I off base on that. One terrific beer, another $3.99 Lagunitas bargain.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Light copper to light brown in color with a solid two inch thick creamy off white head. Exceptional lacing. The aroma is of surprising citrus hops (it's a lager) and pale wheat. I'm tasting a nice blend of citrus hops and pale wheat. The mouth is very creamy and smooth. This is very hoppy for a weizenbock and that telltale banana aroma/flavor is not there.

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 636 ratings.
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