Seeing Double Dopple Weizenbock | Big Dog's Draft House

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Big Dog's Draft House
Nevada, United States

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Sound_Explorer
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewpub.

This doppel weizenbock poured a hazy, red-amber brown color with creamy, light tan foam that clung to the glass a bit. The smell was strongly malty with a nice banana aroma. The taste was very richly malty with banana and citrus flavors -- very nice! There was a low hop presence beneath all the malt and banana flavors. The mouthfeel was very smooth and very creamy and airy with medium body and good, fine carbonation. The aftertaste was fruity and malty. This was an excellent beer. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear dark brown in color with a one finger head that hung around a while. Nice lacing develops during the session.

Smell: loads of caramel, brown sugars, and a hint of spiciness are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, brown sugar, banana, hint of clove and pepper, and some mild alcohol are most noticeable. A touch of wheat grains and very mellow bitterness rounds it out. Great version of the weizenbock style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, smooth at the finish. Relatively brief aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is a wonderful weizenbock that is easy to quaff and nicely refreshing. Definitely one of the better beers at the Draft House.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- copper w/ lighter amber hues, 1 finger milky off white head w/ good retention, some lacing rings

S- banana, cloves, sweet

T- toasted malt, fruity, faint banana, some spicy alcoholic heat, dried fruit, molasses, lingering malt and spice in after, clove, malt sugars

M- full body and smooth, creamy, alcohol heat in finish

D- easy drinking, good flavors, good brew when you judge by style, as for my personal tastes, i'd prefer a single compared to a double

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Photo of kdoc8
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the draft house in Las Vegas, NV. It's color was dark deep brown/red, and it was unfiltered. It smelled a little bit citrusy, but nothing was overwhelming. The taste and aftertaste was strongly sour and acidic, which hid the stronger alcohol content of this weizenbock well.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- About a 1/4" cream tan head on a cloudy brown/amber body.
S- Big sweet caramel and dark fruit notes. Some nice sweeter wheat that really gives it a light earth note to it.
T-Sweet caramel with hints of alcohol and esters right off the bat. Some sweet wheat comes into balance it out a bit and lingering on the palate is a nice light to medium bitterness from it all.
M- Medium to a big full body with low carbonation making it really silky smooth (the brewer said it is a bit flat since he did a step to earlier in kegging it or something like that but the next keg should be better?)
D- I really love this. It is a tad low on the carbonation but other than that it is a very tasty Weizenbock and I will be sad to see it go until next year.

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Photo of bigbelcher
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a taster at the Strong Beer Festival. Dark hazy brown color. Plenty of bananna aroma. Very low clove character. Alcohol was good. Taste was great, especially on a warm 80 degree day. Very refreshing. The gamblers drinking this beer in Vegas could easily lose their cognitive thinking and drop some serious coin. Definently had all the right flavor components for a German style beer.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this thanks to a local of las vegas. He steared me in the right direction and pointed out that this place has a nice light beer. I went straight to the dopplebock and was rewarded kindly. Pretty good fruit element to it but on the earthy, hoppy side for the style.

Hey now!! this is one fine brew. Has a drying effect towards the end, and slightly bitter once again for the ever sweet style of a dopple but it works.

My friend and I plowed through a couple of these bad boys before moving on to some other offerings. We both found it to be an easy drinker and could have sessioned it. Yes it comes across to strong to be technically a sessioner, but it is easy drinking and smooth.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Sampled on draft at Big Dog’s Brewing Co./Draft House as part of a Sampler during a visit with fellow BA UncleJimbo.

Described as Doppel Weizenbock, not sure if this one is a regular brew or not, I cannot remember seeing it on the large list of beers that were on the large painted sign in the back of the Pub near the Toilets that listed 12, or so, of the regular brews.

Appearance: Dark murky amber-brown, sludge like body that had a melted Terry’s Milk Chocolate Orange appearance to it. Sadly the head faded by the time I got to this sample. The head was originally off-white but left little lacing. Average carbonation which seemed relaxed at times.

Nose: Fruity yeasty nose, big and brash it smelled bloody gorgeous, classic wheat-banana Weizenbock nose in part with some additional alcoholic oomph. Fantastic aroma.

Taste: Chunky high strength orange liqueur soaked bananas. Dry yet sharp feel at first that soon melds into a super smooth sweet malt middle where the cloves really build. I recall a spicy yeasty strongly banana tasting lingering after-taste on this one. Very tasty, and drinks to its strength for sure.

Mouthfeel: Big alcohol feel mixes with the chewy fruity banana aspects to present a bold hefty body and a thick strong feel.

Drinkability: The alcohol feel took some getting use to after the low gravity IPA and smoother Black Lab Stout. Nice brew that is best enjoyed slowly and sipped. Difficult to put down I have to say.

Overall: Wow, strike three for Big Dog’s Brewing / Draft House, yet another great brew……impressive stuff. Recommended.

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Seeing Double Dopple Weizenbock from Big Dog's Draft House
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 11 ratings