Wayfinder Beer

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German Doppelbock
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3.96 | pDev: 2.27%
Wayfinder Beer
Oregon, United States
Notes: Quad Decocted Doppelbock.

Brewed for doom metal band YOB. Deep and intense; extensively cold-conditioned, epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words.

IBU: 26
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by DefenCorps:
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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 11 Dec 2018, purchased at The Beermongers.

A dark brown with a dark red highlights, this beer is capped with a beige head that falls off slowly leaving some lacing. The nose is wonderfully deep with layers of wheat bread, a mild rye like spice, a dark caramel, a mild buckwheat honey character, all rich and layered. There is also a firm, bready bitterness, like a lightly charred crust from a hearth-baked loaf. A mild dark fruit character is present. The palate opens with a burnt sugar bitterness to temper the sweetness from the heavily toasted Munich malt-like bready notes, a mild date and dark raisin character and more layers of grain. The mid-palate has a mild hop bitterness, earthy and lightly leafy. Drying on the finish with a lingering burnt sugar note. I'm slightly taken aback by the lack of body here - the multiple decoctions clearly have left a mark on the flavor, while the body does remain quite light. Carbonation is on the lower end, allowing the malt flavors to shine. A touch of warming alcohol is present on the finish as well. Quite excellent

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beergoot
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body, clear with fine bubbled carbonation; head is relatively thin yet creamy. Roasted grain aroma. Excellent taste; deep roasted char notes with a light and crisp hop bitterness; mellow caramel; some hop twang. Heavy body; soft and spongy; warm and toasty.

I'm liking this doppelbock. It's not entirely classic , yet seems to satisfy the high-end lager soul, It brings rich malt notes and deft alcohol presence for the style. It'd worth wrapping your mind around.

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beergoot from Colorado, Jan 24, 2020
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a dark brownish orange with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches and slight lacing. Aroma of biscuit and mildly caramel malt, dates, raisins and plums; malty. Flavor is deep biscuit and bready malt, brown bread, dates, raisins and plum, a little spicy in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A great domestic take on the doppelbock style, with deeper malt character. The bready, biscuity malt has nice dark, dried fruit notes and a little sharp spiciness in the finish; lightly peppery and earthy. Well done.

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LiquidAmber from Washington, Dec 21, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A rather ugly beer, but respectable in its own right thanks to the quad decocting labor of love. An unfiltered molasses brown, syrupy looking even, with a lightly tanned foam resting on top, that finally hives into just a ring around the perimeter.

Smells syrupy too. Deeply rooted brown bread with a touch of spice to it almost like rye. Burnt caramel and an overall heavily cooked grain. Even a hint of coffee.

Good flavors here. Heavy on the dark fruits like plum and raisin and even them in a syrupy or puree like fashion. Rounded out by sweet bready undertones and just a dash of floral and spicy nobility.

Smooth and rich just like it should be. A soft tingle of carbonation and overall sweetness, with a roasty and herbal finish. Sticky between sips and a hardly noticeable elevated abv warmth.

It's a cool and blustery night, and this fits the bill for such. A well made Doppelbock that would benefit greatly by a bit more clarity and retention. That's a bit nitpicky though. Definitely worth grabbing.


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Photo of jason_nwx
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

jason_nwx from Oregon, Dec 23, 2018
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sound_Explorer from Washington, Jan 10, 2019
Photo of Ajlvt
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ajlvt from Washington, Jan 09, 2020
Photo of kemoarps
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep ruby brown pour with a solid finger plus of off white foam. Maintains a buzzcut but little more and minimal lacing.

Nose is (unsurprisingly) all malts. Toasty grains and a hint of brown sugar. Dark brown bread.

Rich brown malts. Brown bread again with a rich vein of burnt caramel/brown sugar which I think is attributable to the decoction mashing? Bitter finish builds up and sneaks up on you as it ends with a sourdough rye type bitterness.

Rich but neutral body with similarly neutral carbonation.
Bocks don't generally get me all excited, but this one is well done and I'm enjoying it.

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kemoarps from Washington, May 22, 2019
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