Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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735 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:
#14,974
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
735
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 735 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of BigMike
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
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 +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +5.2%
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 +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 735 ratings