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Double Vision Doppelbock | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
151 Ratings
Double Vision DoppelbockDouble Vision Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, CaraAroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 24 Plato (1.096 SG). The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with Liberty hops, an American version of the noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh, and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48 F) and lagered a full 10 weeks for smoothness. At over 8% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer.

Added by Bitterbill on 03-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,323
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
151
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of ccrida
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2016 Cellar Release, cellared by me since. Dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet malty smell with a touch of oxidation and iron. Taste also super malty, but it's not heavy, very smooth, with some caramel but not to sweet. A little bit of pie spice. Spot on with the style, perfectly aged and all together delicious.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmishLightning
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer poured a murky brown color with little visible carbonation.

Smell - The nose was a rich leathery bouquet.

Taste - my initial impression is that this doppelbock is quite nutty. Hints of cola, leather, and a touch of vanilla round out the taste. The sweet fruits come toward the back. A very slight alcohol burn is included in the finish.

Mouthfeel - This definitely hits the target on being a chewy doppelbock.

Overall- in terms of domestic doppelbocks, there are a few better.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsqc7
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a moderate head with a deep brown colour. Very pretty.

Taste is multilayered dried cherries and dark chocolate and raisins. Sweet but not too much so. The alcohol adds a nice bread flavor. Proper mouthfeel for the flavors.

A very good beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission in the glass and a fine half finger dark khaki head with great retention and lacing, looks great.Aroma of caramel and dry malt, brown bread, dark stone fruit, raisins; very malty. Flavor is rich caramel and biscuit malt with a hint of toast, dark dried fruit; raisins, dates and figs, light notes of dark stone fruit, molasses, nuts. Finishes with big, full maltiness, just a little sweet. Very nice creamy body, excellent mouth feel. Wow, I waited a long time to pick this up and it sat around my area for a while; I bought one of the last bottles; probably half a year old. Should have picked it up sooner, this is very nice. There a bit more biscuit than normal for a double bock, giving it a bit of an old ale flavor and feel, and the depth of flavor is what I'd expect from something with a higher ABV (which is not at all noticeable here). The thick creamy body adds to the rich malt. Probably one the nicest doppelbocks I've ever had, although I think it is a bit more roasty and biscuity than traditional; not enough to move it out of the style, but adding a great complexity to it. As an old ale fan, this is as good as I can hope from a doppelbock. Kudos to the brewer and I won't miss it again when it comes out. Delicious.

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Photo of elglueckert
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 year old beer with slightly above average ABV, kinda worried it might be over aged. Poured into a sidel around 40 degrees. A very nice medium tan one finger head with good retention. The color the beer is a dark brown used motor oil with some reddish brown highlights. Very nice showing

N: A serious amount of malt assaults the nose. Other aromas is toffee, caramel, bread, dark fruits, bread, molasses, and slight port aroma.

A slight port flavor, toffee, chocolate, light roasted coffee, toffee, caramel, bread, figs, and yeast.

The mouthfeel is chewy, creamy, slightly carbonated and finish last.

A very big malty brew with some girth to it. A very nice doppelbock. The age on it gave it some port notes, but that is ok.

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Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, deep, semi-clear ruby in the light, otherwise almost black. Well-retaining fluffy head, desert mud in color, a sort of creamy, orange-brown. Didn't even hesitate to score it on appearance as highly as I did. At first, once in glass, a burst of suggestions of boozy heat. After that, more subdued by a perfect balance (though it could stand to be stronger) in aroma of dried dark fruit, toffee, and earthen hops, with hints of both biscuity and toasty malts. So sweet to the taste, makes me dream of cellared bottles to come (two others so far, though likely more on their way if they remain inexpensive at the venue I am getting them from). Purchased this particular bottle today, in fact. Molasses, licorice, dark fruit all hard to parse out due in part to booze as well as the spicy, almost perfumey nature of the hops. Roasty to smoky mainly around the finish. Expected peppery retro-olfaction imparted from alcohol. Heresy, I know, but not really that far off the mark, in terms of quality and enjoyment, as the famed Celebrator standard, though some obvious differences (changes in Celebrator's ABV notwithstanding). Full-bodied, syrupy, prickly at first, but then pure cream, very warm.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown, cloudy body with minimal head and khaki lace ring around glass with good carbonation. Fruits and spices are evident in the aroma at first but then mostly I get this bit of bread and sweet malts. Beer is medium-bodied and a bit sticky, I can't pinpoint the sweetness but this beer is thick and malty and the label states burnt sugar and caramel so I'll go with that. Bit of a fuller bodied feel from bread and yet the yeast creates a smoothness that makes this an easy drinker. Bits of fruits and spices in the backend that prevent beer from cloying. A touch of smoky and hoppy dryness on finish but overall this is balanced sweet beer that is enjoyable.

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Photo of daem3384
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Albertsons. Seems light on the pour, lots of carbonation, frothy head with sticky lacing. Roast malts on the nose, and then gets deeper in taste. Mefium weight body adds to the experience, it all feels right. Not quite Celebrator, but not too far away either.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ta_hagen
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tempest
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich aroma of baked bread, raisins, caramel. The flavor has more toffee and a hint of cocoa and roast, but dried fruits follow and then mild spicy hops balanced out the finish. Big flavors and aroma here, but the body isn't too thick (though it's heavier than many). This is a great doppel.

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Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 151 ratings
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