Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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82
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508 Ratings
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Wasatch The Devastator Double BockWasatch The Devastator Double Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alexgash on 12-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
508
Reviews:
176
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
113
For Trade:
0
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1.32/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of Poopoctopus
1.48/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Was not a fan. May have been the batch, but smelled and tasted unbelievably funky

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Photo of Johncnh
1.83/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Must have been a bad batch. Did not taste good. Drain pour.

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Photo of cochan
1.99/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock,not a fan, no thank you

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Photo of Myotus
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of GRG1313
2.2/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A beer from Utah!

Pours a medium/dark brown with an off white head that quickly fades.

Simple and medium assertive carmel/whiskey nose. Pleasant albeit light.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with light carbonation. Thin in character and after initial light creamy character.

Flavors are thin, simple, short and watery. Finish is simple light bitter coffee. Does not come near exhibiting the 8% abv.

Not much to this one at all. Thin and watery all around with very little character or complexities.

I just went back and saw prior review. I don't look at prior reviews before I write mine. However, and respectfully, I really feel like I was tasting a different beer. Bottle I had was as indicated above.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
2.39/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I picked this beer up at the down town Spec's a week or so ago. This brewer is new to Texas, and I always have a soft spot for a DoppelBock. Let's se what Utah thinks a DoppelBock tastes like:

Appearance: Pours a very clear dark brown color with very little of the Red highlights that you would expect for a DoppelBock of this hue. The head was going fast, and was disappearing as fast as I aggressively poured the beer. After a minute, the beer was quite still looking. There is no lacing at all, but I wasn't really expecting any. At least the beer isn't cloudy, but it doesn't look much like a Bock.

Aroma: The aroma was clean...WAY too clean. There are no melanoidins in here at all, like they didn't even put any of the actual malt in the grain bill. I wasn't expecting a triple decoction, but it would be nice to have some...like they at least tried to hit the style. There is some dark caramel malt in there, and reserved hops like there should be, but it is coming across more like an amped up Vienna that may have some adjuncts in there to be able to achieve the 8% ABV. I am not impressed so far, and Bocks are my favorite style. This beer is missing a heck of a lot of complexity on the malt side to be a real player in this style.

Taste: The flavor tries to make up for the lack of complexity by giving you sweetness to coat the palate and that's about it. The beer is quite cloyingly sweet in that it leaves a burnt toffee flavor to linger on the back of the palate for what seems like forever after the sip. The body is medium to full with low carbonation, so the beer has a bit of a hard time making it over the tongue to the belly, so it kindof oozes its way down. The hops might have been forgotten in this beer. I am not one to over hop beers, but this one doesn't give you any hop character at all in the flavor or the finish.

Opinion: Well, if you read my review, you would know that this beer disappointed me. I am really critical of this style as this is what I primarily brew and drink, but I regularly drink the classic examples. I live in Texas, where the origin of this mis-guided "Bock" characterization has occurred, so I am no stranger to drinking a Brown Lager that has the words "Bock" printed on the side of the bottle. You don't typically find that with a brewer that will print "Double Bock" on the bottle, but that is what you have with this beer. It is the same Americanized "version" of the Bock style, but the alcohol is cranked up a bit, so I guess they printed Double on the side. I will stick to my Weihenstephaner Korbinian and leave this on the shelves for someone who just wants a quick buzz with no real Bock flavor.

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Photo of Dface
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of holder1422
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was not a fan. First the smell reminded me of the smell of throwup at a college party. And the taste got worse with each sip

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Flashyspoons
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of bayern1987
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of champ103
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a dark brown color. Nearly opaque. A one finger white head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second. Not much lace is left behind.
S: Sweet malt for sure. Moldy wood and cooked veggies. I can't get anything else.
T: Sweet malt. Lightly toasted. Some grainy flavors. Slightly astringent, and some cooked veggies that follows the nose.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Though on the lighter and watery side. Not something I am coming back to.

Sub oar in any regard. Not a DoppleBock, and not all that enjoyable. Not something I would recommend.

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Photo of drpimento
2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Served at a good temperature and with an average sized light tan head and a bit of lace. Color was a clear dark amber. Aroma is malt, caramel, solvents. Flavor is sweet on top, then like nose and some carbonic tang. Body is ok, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average length, but with the lingering solvent sweet thing. The label is a little weird with the "Big Love from the Land of Zion". Doubt i'll be having another.

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Photo of jdense
2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer #3 sampled at Eastern Oregon DONG (Dudes of Northwest Grog) "We Will Bock You!" tasting @ Barley Brown's, 8.6.11.

Medium brown cloudy body, minimal effervescence almost still, little if any head resulted in no lacing. Caramel malts in the nose and wet cardboard, ugh. No plum/prune/raisin esters, a bit of burnt brown sugar, not much in the way of flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty watery, no stickiness. No go, won't do this again. On the low end of the tasting scoring. IMHO, not very good.

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Photo of J-Dog86
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bespin15
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Dwh689
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Radome
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of ejw127
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of MHJeff06
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Underwhelming and boring. The beer was flat

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Photo of FranMoff
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crossovert
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Born on: 03/24/11.

It pours a lighter reddish brown with a foamy off-white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Smell is weaker and more like a brown ale than a doppelbock.

The flavor is also more reminiscent of an ale than a lager. It is roasty and chocolatey, far too much to be considered a doppebock.

It is an okay american dark lager.

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Photo of nmann08
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Wasatch The Devastator Double Bock from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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