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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.82/5
Very Good
728 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#13,345
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
728
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
65
Trade:
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Ratings: 728 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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 -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Grupatre
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBlack
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with a slightly hazy orange-copper body with a short, and short-lived head. Minimal spotty lacing.
Aroma: sweet; a bit boozy but otherwise this drinks like about 8% ABV at most.
Flavor: lightly sweet with some caramel and light but spicy hops. Little wheat.
Feel: partially hidden alcohol in a medium body with medium-light carbonation.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
2.68/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Label this a barleywine, and I would give it higher marks. However, this is not what I think of when I think of weizenbock. It smells, tastes and feels more like a barleywine.

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

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

Photo of Schimms
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured into a tulip glass from a bomber. Pours cloudy orange with fluffy, off-white head ~ 2 inches.

S: Orangy sour.

T: Interesting combo of citrus with wheat.

F: Light carbonation, slightly dry.

O: Very interesting beer.

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

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

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice slightly hazy golden yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slight hop, some citrus. The taste is malty, yeasty, citrusy, kinda hoppy, some spices. Medium body, ABV hidden fairly well. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like tropical fruit. Much diff from any weizenbock I've ever had and I don't like it. Missing the banana and clove flavors I like in a good weizen

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Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.69/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chalice: color is slightly hazy gold to copper, head is white, small bubbles, head presents 1 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top.

Smell - um, did I just pour a NEIPA? fruity, citrus hops, no real off yeast flavors, no banana, no clove. aroma is good, but not too style and I'll review components to style but give an overall rating that benefits the good flavor.

Taste is similar to the aroma - fruity, citrus hops, not much wheat, definitely more hops and cleaner fermented fruit esters. Fairly sweet, but not real doppelbock, weizen, weizenbock type flavors or components.

Mouthfeel is sharply bitter, a little sweet, but still way bitter than any other weizenbock.

Overall - not a weizenbock, but interesting flavors still - way hoppier than i'd expect i see the wheat but don't really taste it, and I don't get any weizen yeast which defines any weizen style.

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 728 ratings
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