Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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695 Ratings
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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:
695
Reviews:
334
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
58
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of warnerry
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange/brown with maybe one finger of head. Head has decent retention and leaves a small amount of lacing.

S - Smells a bit like sweet banana bread with a bit of alcohol thrown in. Also a faint bit of spice. Pretty nice, but a bit of a heavy aroma.

T - Sweet bread malt with a lot of banana ad a bit of spice. A bit sweeter than I would like. It does begin to dry out with more spice, mostly pepper and clove, near the finish, but still quite sweet.

M - Slightly slick, medium mouthfeel. Some earthy dry bitterness on the finish.

O - Pretty good, but a bit too heavy and sweet. There are others in the style that I like quite a bit better, but this certainly isn't a bad beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Two finger head on a hazy crimson body. Some lacing.

S: wheat, breads, clove and banana fruit.

T: follows the nose nicely with more wheat, banana and clove with the addition of spiciness and booze

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy.

Overall: not very memorable but a nice beer to try. The booze is stronger than I want in the flavor.

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

A: This poured a slightly cloudy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like banana nut bread, and that's about it.
T: It tasted like banana nut bread too. Surprisingly light on the Belgian hops. Nice mostly sweet aftertaste, with a bit of bitterness for balance.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: There was nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing special about it either. Good scent and taste and body, with a very smooth finish and well hidden alcohol. So it was quite easy to drink, but not as easy to remember. Good to try at least once.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lagunitas doppelweisen 

A- pour produces a 1 finger fizzy off white head resting atop a hazy golden/orange body. Head dissapates quick leaving no lacing 3

S- banana, banana bread, clove, mollases, brown sugar, honey, pepper grains, slight alcohol. A little to sweet smelling for me and I like sickly sweet beers 3   

T- luckily the taste is far better than the smell in my opinion. This is a full bodied doppelweisen. Pepper and spices are throughout and play well off of the sweet banana bread and clove taste. Also hints of bubblegum and a slight bitterness 4   

M- good mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lighter side. Good viscosity 3.5

O- a good doppelweizen by lagunitas who is one of my favorite breweries. I'm not a Huge doppelweizen fan but this was very good and drinkable. Well done lagunitas 4

B

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of zeledonia
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden-orange, with one finger of off-white head. Gone pretty quick, okay lacing.

Smells yeasty, warm, and sweet. Nice light clove spice, some fruity esters (over-ripe bananas). Quite a pleasant combination.

Tastes like a nice strong hefeweizen, until that alcohol comes in near the finish to bite my tongue. Loads of yeasty esters, bananas and peaches and other rich sweet fruits galore. The alcohol bitterness in the finish definitely brings it down a notch, though. Would be better if it were a little less strong.

Mouthfeel is pretty viscous and chewy, but not exactly thick. It's a little like syrup without the sticky. Carbonation wells up midway through to keep things bouncing around. Does good things for the beer.

I started to really like this beer, but the high alcohol content really doesn't work well with these flavors. It adds a bitterness that I don't like, and masks some of the subtler yeast flavors that would otherwise be more enjoyable. I get hints of what this beer could be if it were, say, 7% instead of 9. But it's not.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
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