Double Vision Doppelbock | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Double Vision DoppelbockDouble Vision Doppelbock
BA SCORE
4.17/5
150 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:
#2,295
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
150
pDev:
8.15%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 150 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste is much the same with a slight coffee flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brentk56
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Just shy of a stout in color with a thick tan head that lasts forever while leaving some dots and strands around the pint glass

Smell: Rich aromatics of dark chocolate and prune, with undertones of anise

Taste: Sweetened prune, up front, with developing chocolate tones joined with a bit of balancing hoppy bitterness through mid-palate; intriguingly spicy just after the swallow, the finish provides a lingering chocolate and fruit layer on the tongue

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and creamy, with smooth carbonation

Drinkability: As good as any doppelbock I have ever had; love the balance and, especially, the silky smooth mouthfeel

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mothman
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoying this huge bottle with ThePeskyDingo

Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Pours a 1 and 1/2 finger creamy tan head. After a few minutes, it settles to a thin layer, built up around the edges of the glass. Leaves some splattered lace.

Color is dark ruby/copper.

Aroma is of a lot of malts. Dark chocolate, alcohol, licorice, molasses, and dark dried fruits. Very rich.

Taste: First thing I thought of was a stout. This beer was dark and thick. Dark chocolate and alcohol both very present, but the alcohol isn't overpowering (which is nice). After the beer goes down, I notice a smokey malts flavor. Dark dried fruits shine through as well. Wood-type flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: Is very creamy, but has a touch of alcohol consistantly present. Leaves an amazing aftertaste. Kinda of woody/boozy/chocolatey.

Overall, I really enjoyed this doppelbock. Had a lot of rich flavor and the alcohol seemed to be just right. I highly recommend this 1 quart 1.8 fluid oz bottle. But, share it with a friend like me.

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Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a deep dark chocolate brown with a tinge of ruby,a clingy beige head atop.Dark fruit and smoke stand out most in the nose along with some baked pizza dough although that is not as big as the smoke and fruit.Tastes of prunes dipped in syrup along with deep coffee roast and caramel wich lingers.Very chewy and bready in the feel,just fantastic it compliments the beer greatly.One of the more hefty doppelbock's I have had,big thick and bready this is a damn fine beer.

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark mahogany brown in the Duvel tulip with plenty of foam. Nicely sudsy and tangy in the mouth. Not so much aroma but a fume of alcohol and spice.

Dark raisiny and molasses flavors. Rather sweet and fruity but with a grainy edge. I can safely say this is the biggest, fattest Doppelbock I've ever had. It's quite sippable, it's just so rich it's like dessert, a caramel custard. Really, really malty with dark roasted barley and browned sugar flavors. Some slight bitterness at the end.

From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego. Jan 14, 2013 brewing date according to the hang tag.

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Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown where a minimum of light shines through. Moderate head that dies to a single layer of minute bubbles, leaving a minimal amount of spotty lace.

Chalky, powedered cocoa aroma.

This is a rich beer, both in body and flavor. Lots of darker chocolate flavors. It's a chewy beer with a touch of alcohol oiliness. There's a much higher level of bitterness than most d-bocks. I like this because it provides balance, but it makes it closer to a mildly hoppy porter.

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4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I believe I got this one from Bitterbill, cheers Bill! Review based on notes

750 ml bottle opens with a whoosh! Pours chestnut with 1 finger of mocha colored head. Superior head retention & lacing

S: Bready, fruitty, woody hops & some boozeyness

T: Follows the nose, plum notes, hints of licorice & brown sugar up front. Breadyness, dryness with a touch of persimmons & licorice as this warms. Finishes fruitty & dry

MF: Chewy, low carbonation & warming once warm

Great drinkability style-wise, like mother's milk GT needs to make this an annual offering & sell in Mizzou or Kansas!

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Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brown bottle with a vintage date on the label.

Massive head, lots of stickage on the glass. A shade away from full on black. Smells like a bakery, bready all around with a ton of malt sweetness ... not cloying though. Clean alcohol and faint herbal hop on the nose as well. A malt bomb and very clean at that, faint ripe dark fruit and a slow warming alcohol in the middle. So many levels of maltiness, very complex. Perfectly balanced for the style and pretty drinkable for its size. This is a special beer ...

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Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jwc215
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bitterbill for this one!

12 oz. sample bottle - "Not for Retail" -

Pours hazed dark brown with a thin lasting light brown head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of sweet dark malt, dark fruit (prune/plum), toffee. It has a rich maltiness with a touch of earthiness. Wonderfully aromatic.

The taste is very sweet upfront - malty - with anise, chocolate, sweetened prunes, toffee. A slight hint of roast mixes in, with a touch of earthy bitterness that balances enough of the sweetness that it is not cloying in the finish. Some alcoholic warmth shows.

Full-bodied, a bit thickish, but with an oily, malty smoothness.

A sweeter (though with some balance) doppelbock. A nice, malty, warming sipper.

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Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

05/28/09- Purchased at Mollie Stones in Burlingame, CA. $14.99 price tag.

Presentation- One liter swingtop bottle....thank God it's not waxed like they usually are. 2009 release poured into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- Dark brown colored pour with a nice dirty white full one inch head which a nice rim reamins for the duration. Leaves some watery spotting and some other markings behind.

Smell- Not a huge aroma. Notes of hot chocolate mix, a slight coffee note and some deep malts.

Taste- A different tasting Doppelbock...one of the more chocolaty ones out there. Kinda of a malted milk ball flavor or maybe even those frozen dinner chocolate cake corners. Dark malts carry the beer, but meld about as nicely as it can with the chocolate. Some light coffee notes as well. Not really any hops to speak of.

Mouthfeel- Very silky and quite smooth. Lightly creamy and a bit viscous. Carbonation is lower.

Drinkability- All in all this is one of the better if not the best or in the top 3 for sure of the best American made doppelbock's I have gotten to try. Very good job GT! I will be buying another.

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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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MasterSki
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. 1L swing-top. Served in a Jester King tulip.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin collar and some film, leaving minimal lace. Transparent dark red-brown body.

S - Caramel, bread, cake, dark fruits, milk chocolate, a bit of Whoppers, and a slight hint of complementary oxidation. No obvious alcohol.

T - Quite mellow and smooth, with plenty of vanilla, dark fruits, roasted grains, cake, bread and some malted milk chocolate.

M - Smooth medium body, lower carbonation, no obvious alcohol, and a lightly sticky finish.

D - This was shockingly good. It's a bit too sweet to crush, but it matches up extremely well with the best German doppelbocks and seems to age fairly gracefully as well. I went back for a second pour of this one, and I'm sad to see it is retired. Why isn't Grand Teton re-visiting this beer? It's the best thing I've had from them by a substantial margin.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Revisit: 10 Jul 17

11.2 oz. Bottle
Brewers' Series
2015 Vintage
No. of Cases Produced: 332
ABV: 11%

Been A Long Time Coming! (8 Years)

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size island and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, dark fruits, bourbon, some oak, some roastyness. The taste is really nice, malty, with a really nice touch of bourbon, some oak, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes, roasty, dark fruits. Full Body, ABV hidden very well, a pretty complex brew. Overall, it's been 8 years, and this is still a very tasty brew. Definitely would buy again.

Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.

12 oz. Sample Bottle

Pours a very nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is big on malts, slight hop note, spicey. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly hoppy, with some toffee thrown in, also some spice notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is another tasty one from GT. Thanks for hooking me up again on these.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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 drabmuh
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened by OldSock last night, thanks Mike. Beer is brown and dark. Clear and no head, no carbonation, no lacing. Beer kind of coats the glass. Looks OK, wish there was some carbonation.

Beer smells strong like malt, syrup, cherries, its very nice. Very aggressive, no real alcohol aroma.

Beer is medium in body and flat on the palate. Its forward sweet and finishes a little tart but mostly a coating feeling of the mouth. Its not dry, it finishes nicely, its drinkable but again I wish there was some carbonation. A very nice doppelbock.

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Double Vision Doppelbock from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 150 ratings
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