Sled Dog Dopplebock | Wagner Valley Brewing Co.

Sled Dog DopplebockSled Dog Dopplebock
BA SCORE
3.68/5
195 Ratings
Sled Dog DopplebockSled Dog Dopplebock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
New York, United States
wagnerbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,153
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
195
pDev:
13.86%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of LennyBound
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear maroon with a tight beige head. Moderate retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Gingerbread and fruit cake. Dark brown rye bread thickness, some cinnamon and allspice, big dried dark fruits like cherry, date, prune, and white raisin.

T: Tons of banana bread, gingerbread, some cherry, date, prune, and raisin. Bready sweet throughout, with a faint kiss of herbal hops on the finish, along with a touch of alcohol warmth and some allspice/cinnamon/clove.

F: Medium-bodied, moderately-carbonated, feels lightly creamy.

O: An excellent doppelbock. A great sipper!

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dallynusa
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: [3.25] The bottle doesn't list the ABV or a born on date. The beer is a brown mahogany color. It forms a small 1/2 finger of off white head.

S: [3.50] It has the leathery dopplebock scent. Really dark (but not burnt) caramel. Maybe apple pie spices.

T: [2.75] The taste is not as forward as the nose. Mild brown bread. Light caramel notes.

M: [3.00] Decent body. Really low carbonation - not any tingle on the tongue at all. There is nothing lingering on the palate either.

O: [3.00] This beer is really lacking flavor for a 8.5% beer. The flavor is just muted and understated. Really mild caramel and toffee but nothing pronounced at all. I also ding this beer for not listing the ABV (inexcusable) and there is no date coding. The beer also seems undercarbonated to me. Overall the flavor isn't bad (there just isn't much of it) and the nose is decent. It just doesn't add up to a beer worth repeating.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12/5...pours caramel brown, on the darker side and not light enough to see through. Foam acts fast and settles out completely. Heavy bread malt nose is all you get, little else discerned. Sweet caramel malt flavors with just a hint of a bitter astringency close. Thick mouthfeel, almost cloying. Hits the style but not great.

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Photo of braican
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a mostly clear amber, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like rum soaked raisins, chocolate, and toffee.

This is really pretty mild, when it comes to dopplebocks. It's got a slight booziness, with a thin malt backbone, some dark fruit, raisins mainly, a little bit of chocolate, and toffee. It doesn't have that deep malt complexity I desire in this style. Fairly disappointing.

This is pretty thin bodied for a dopplebock, with a moderate to lower level of carbonation.

Really disappointing stuff here. It's certainly not bad, and I happily finished the bottle, but I couldn't recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ER527
2.31/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Geech
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bentotheallen
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark Amber color with mild head and mild carbonation. Not a lot of aroma. Mild hops and some sweetness. Copper metallic flavor. Slight hop and sweet flavors. Not very good.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Reddogelite
2.76/5  rDev -25%

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4.8/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of SteveD082791
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Sled Dog Dopplebock from Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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