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

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Added by goodbyeohio on 09-14-2011

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Ratings: 643 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of crow
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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 madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of deldad
1.44/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Wow. If it had "all day ipa" on the label I would rate it higher. So far off style no comment needed.

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Photo of SilvertinSlurp
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this beer is pretty good typical double wheat beer. abv is ok, slight alchol taste. need to review further with beer in front of me to do through review. i will review again soon. monkey brew 4 lyfe

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy light amber with a three finger foamy white head. The head recedes quickly leaving tons of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is banana, lemon, clove, yeasty esters and sweet malts.

T - The taste is sweet bready malts, lemon zest, grapefruit, clove with a light bitter finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Not your typical Weizenbock. The flavors are sweeter than usual with a good amount of citrus. Still worth checking out at $4.25 a bomber.

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Photo of matcris
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very hazy orange/amber with lots of carb rising, and a finger of white foam that sticks to the glass. The aroma is bubblegum, banana bread, a tiny bit of astringency, mild grapefruit, and melon. I get that tiny astringent note in the flavor, as well, more lemon-like. Bready, but not the banana bread I got in the nose. Sweet overall, but has a hop bitterness that I don't care for with the other smells and flavors. Mild carbonation, dry, and medium body. I would rather grab some Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter. This rather nice little weizen pours
a nice chill hazed medium amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to
a thick ring, light subtle pool, and features nice light lacing. Nose of boozy breaded
malts, subtle citrus notes of orange zest, moderate herbal hop notes, and subtle spice
of clove. Flavors follow the nose with breaded malts and orange as well as lemon zested
yeasty funk touched with light herbal hop notes and a honey sweet malt flavor that enriches
the ale to the finish. Excellent mouth feel; medium full body, lightly coating, lightly sticky, medium
zippy carbonation, and a nice herbal clove laden finish that is lightly boozy.

Overall a solid little big ale.


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Photo of brutalist
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taologic
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougdaBrewer
2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It seems to be missing all of the Weizen character I would look for in a German Hefeweizen and or Weizenbock.

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Photo of Satorn
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in weizen glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Clear to semi-cloudy body with medium bubbles to the body. Head is a little extra thick coming off just about two finger's length. Sticky lacing off the glass

Smell: Malt scent with a touch of lemon, not much to go with as far as scent.

Taste: Bitter malts and hint of lemon. The brew lacks a bit of that tangy banana sweetness characteristics most weizens carry.

Mouth: Above average stickiness with a medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall: I picked this up for 4 bucks at Costco and considering the price for a 22oz bomber it's pretty much a steal, but the brew is closer to lager if anything. Worth grabbing if it ever crosses your eyes. Salud!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. Bomb into a traditional Weizen glass and Dogfishhead signature glass.

A golden amber color with a monsterous thick foam cap. Super retention, thick lace hangs around with a constant cover. Amazingly health look. Massive lace and constant covering is very rare.

A honey-soaked wheat malt aroma is simply amazing. Herbs and spices with sour green earthy tones, banana's and cream from the Weizen yeast and hops.Huge nose with major complexity. Alcohol heat, boozy with herbs and spices pop out much more as the brew warms.

The Double, Dopple Big -fat Weizen is in full effect! Massive honey drenched wheat malt complexity is as huge as any I've experienced. Old world Bavaria meets west coast USA !! The dense wheat malt flavors are a beast! The feel starts out much like Coltrane's "a love supreme" jazzy and funky, and becomes dense and extreme like the "bitches brew"of Miles Davis circa 1970. . Full of life, long and lively with a dense, smooth finish of the smooth west coast style jazz of Dave Brubeck from 1958. The malt gets pretty heavy and slick but also very smooth in the end.

Double-style sweet wheat malt dominates, sour and extra spices from the yeast and hops, green earth and tangy yeast brings it all back home. Classic Bavarian flavor with extreme west coast stylings." Endless summer on the Rhine river". Is a nice summery of the overall effect of this brew.

The complexity is out of this world high, traditional balance and quality is equally impressive. When you pray a beer will never know it's good.

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Photo of fsilva1986
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Served from 22 oz. bottle into glass at home. Pours medium amber in color, slightly hazy, with fluffy long lasting head. Aroma of vanilla, orange, banana and bready malt. No hop aroma detectable. Taste is more vanilla and orange with sweet caramel malt backbone. Small amount of alcohol flavor at the end. No hop flavor detectable and very low bitterness. Rich full creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall this beer is rich and flavorful that is superbly drinkable even at the high abv.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with a finger and a half of head. Smells of light esters, banana, and clove but the smell is very light. Tastes pretty much the same, sweet banana esters, clove, yeast, and somewhat apparent alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall an absolutely delicious beer, I'm not familiar with the style, but I would be willing to go out of my way for one of this style now that I've had it.

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Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen from Lagunitas Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 643 ratings.
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