Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel WeizenBavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 708 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of johnhenryconway
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - impenetable hazy golden orange, short white head quickly dissipated to a few ransom islands of foam
S - very fruity and aromatic with lots of citrus and some light yeasty, a lot of sweetness of the finish
T - gentle citrus with yeatsty banana and pear flavours, come to think of it very rich, well done
M - light and well carbonated, light dry
O - Lagunitas-Tang-Clan Aint nottin ta fuck wit (repeat)!

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Photo of mtschmitz
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A) Nice orange color with decent lacing. Cloudy as expected good appearance.

S) wheat, orange, good strong yeast smell almost like a belgian white. hints of coriander

T) sweet yeast esther, good spices a little alcohol on the back

M) smooth, a little rich on the backend, leaves a sweet taste

O) overall I enjoyed this beer and would purchase again. the appearance is good smell is great and taste definitely has me coming back for more..

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Photo of I2uss
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of GreenCard
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: deep orange-brown, hazy, narrow layer of off-white suds that collapses to a thin crown

Aroma: fruity bubblegum, wheat, marshmallows, rum

Flavor: rich malt sweetness with a toffee/candy quality; hints of caramel on fresh-baked bread; finish is sweet

Mouthfeel: full body, gentle carbonation, candy-like, alcohol warmth

Other comments: I know it's a bock/weizen, but it's a bit too sweet for my taste. The alcohol warmth is nice on this cold November afternoon, though (and packs a hell of a wallop... having trouble typing this review!).

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Photo of ALLISON01
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Jules11788
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

22oz bottle (bottled 9/6/2011) poured into a weizen glass. Pours a beautiful hazy orange-straw color w/ a thin white crackling head. Typical effervescent German carbonation.

Aroma is ripe bananas, fruit, clove & other spices. Smells mellow and refreshing.

Taste is aroma, multiplied. Lots of fruit (mostly bananas and dried apricots) and spice. Sugars are tangible.

Sharp, crisp, almost biting mouthfeel.

Overall a nice American take on a German style beer.

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Photo of BeerArchivist
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very nice hazy orange topped by what begins at two inches of bubbly white head. The head recedes quickly to hold up at about an eighth of an inch.

S - A solid banana in a firm sweet wheat base aroma.

T - A spicy beginning makes for a quick jolt of flavor. It offers a certain sharpness about halfway through. The ending has a thick old wheat taste that really grows on me. This is a good tasting beer.

M - The feel is wet to start and then it dries in the finish. It's a medium bodied beer with no real abrasiveness. Slow going early but it starts getting easier as the bottle empties.

~`I recommend you try one.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Appearance is a copper orange with a healthy head and good lace. Smell of clove, mild banana, spice and weizen yeast. Taste of the above aroma having the heavier malt and wheat that balance well with the spice and hops. Mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation that works well with the fullness of this beer. An enjoyable heavier version of the style that makes good for colder weather.

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Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BeerIsland
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to stumble on this beer on draft at the Bulls Head in Lititz today. A lot of BAs have recently listed them in the top lager echelon although the Pils was the only exampler generally available in PA. The DW is an excellent beer in the aggregate; some might even consider it restrained in flavor and general presentation. Refreshingly, an amped style didn't accentuate the supporting flavors along with the basic malt/hops effects. I APPRECIATE brewers' abilities to pack ABV into a balanced flavorful product without wresting the drinker into submission. The general smoothness and drinkability (mea culpa)of this item is a real achievement. I wish more of their lagers were available out here.

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Photo of DIM
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: This cloudy, murky looking golden straw color. It was served to me with a small, but long lasting, frothy cap.

s: Lots of bananas and cloves along with some bubblegum. There was a little too much medicinal heat.

t: Sweet up front with plenty of banana and bubblegum character; it was a a little citrus-y even. The finish had a dry, sharply herbal medicinal quality that made my pint a bit of a chore to finish.

m: Relatively big and chewy.

o: Lots to like from these guys, and at reasonable prices. This one was a miss for me though.

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Photo of gunner4life
5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Durge
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy amber color with a fair white head and decent lacing. The aroma offers solid vanilla banana with subtle clove wheat. The flavor suggests bubblegum banana and sweet lemon highlights over thick sweet bready malt. This is medium-plus bodied with fine carbonation and a somewhat effervescent feel. The banana clove idea is dominant with a beautiful feel. There’s some thick cereal hints here but it’s mostly a banana cocktail with good legs. Very, very enjoyable.

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Photo of kenzak
5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ej285701
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of patm1986
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of loupap
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 708 ratings.
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