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

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Added by goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
637
Reviews:
313
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
52
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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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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/25/2017. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate floral/grassy bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.7%. Overall this is a great hoppy weizen bock style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. It feels quite different than I remember from the original batch years ago. More hoppy and less hazy/yeasty, but is really well balanced between the two. Still a very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly hazy, deep orange, moderate lacing, and a white head. A nice looking beer.

S: Bready, dark citrus, and a little herb - almost fresh oregano. Very light spice and banana.

T: Very sweet, with a pretty par for the course Lagunitas hop profile and some grapefruit and lemon characteristics. Biscuity malt, nutmeg, wheat, straw, and more sweetness. Slightly boozy finish.

F: Pretty slick and smooth, but a little sticky.

Overall, really quite nice. Definitely tastes like a hopped up take on the style, which as someone who likes both IPAs and Weizens, is enjoyable. Would pick up again, especially at the price.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mooseo
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hermit990
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.03/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pretty orange-peach color with a sticky head.

Smells of hop, pine, and grapefruit, slight suggestions of marshmallow.

Flavor is an IPA. An ipa fermented with a mild strain of Hefe yeast. Lemon, banana. That's it. It's a lagunitas ipa with wb-06. Can't these guys do anything else?

Feel is crisp and resiny - like an ipa.

Major points deductions. This is not a Hefeweizen or a bock of any kind. It's a stupid ipa. Im so sick of lagunitas one trick pony bullshit. Just whatever.

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

Photo of tekstr1der
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden pour with thin white cap that clings. Aroma is slightly boozy with some hop scents of citrus rind and a hint of sweet. Smells nothing like a Weizenbock. Flavor is good, and as with most items from these folks, it's unique. More like a wheat-based IPA, though none of the telltale wheat characteristics. Flavor follow the nose mostly. It's ever so slightly sweet and never too bitter, but still citrus-rind-ey. Long way from Vitus as others have mentioned.

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

Photo of Beerucee
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They took the wheat taste right out of this beer, so it tastes better to me

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Photo of ZEB89
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated "056 7 2", hopefully Feb. '17. Served in a Hacker-Pschorr Bräurosl Weisse glass.

Aroma is light, but some biscuit and lemon cookie citrus zest come through as it warms.
Color is a hazy saturated orange, slowly rising carb trails visible.

Tastes fairly hoppy for a Doppel-Weizen, more like an IPA. AKA If they mated: Hefeweizen & IPA edition.
Lemon, orange, grapefruit citrus notes, creamy wheat to back it up. Yeast isn't too dominant, and the typical clove and banana esters are nowhere to be found. Creamy and smooth feel with a bitter resiny citrus bite. Finishes very dry.

Overall it's pretty drinkable, not malty or sweet at all. Odd how many reviews call this sweet...do a side by side with Paulaner or Hacker-Pschorr then revisit.

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

Photo of mnine
4.88/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into my Spiegelau IPA glass and has a golden amber hue with a thick head

smell is sweet, slight hops but i get honey in this. not overpowering at any level but a sweetness to it

taste is slight clovey and has honey in it. lots of wheat malt to it, the hops are mellow but present.

not bad at all, i wouldn't get again but it's worth trying. a hopped up German style ale

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 637 ratings.
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