Great Lakes The Doppelrock | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes The DoppelrockGreat Lakes The Doppelrock
BA SCORE
70.7%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 420 ratings
Great Lakes The DoppelrockGreat Lakes The Doppelrock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alleykatking on 11-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,531
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
420
Liked:
297
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of Quesophresco
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out brown, 1/2" lighter brown to off white head with good retention. Aroma was sweet, some not overly roasted chocolate malt, but nonetheless it is what it is.

A substantial amount of chocolate here, more like a stout or porter than a traditional doppel. Better for it. Lots of that cocoa. Smooth. Creamy and avoids dark fruit bitterness that seems to be a hallmark for style.

Was well above expectations.

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Photo of SPD656
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant chestnut brown under a 1” finely bubbled clingy light tan foam cap.
S: Rich bread, kettle sugars, spice.
T: Malt driven rich and complex malty palate with grain, spice, hints of wine and a light hop bitter accent on the finish.
F: Full bodied with slightly below average carbonation.
O: An excellent doppelbock.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of EricTKole
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of thebowski
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of jay_schrock
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is almost 4 years old. Got lost in the cellar.

Pours a murky medium brown with tones of copper and a lingering, dense, frothy head.

Aroma is rummy, with notes of sherry, raisins, and dates adding complexity. Caramel malt, toffee, and toasted nuts bring melanoidins to mind.

Flavor is compromised. There's a vinegar tartness that has overtaken the beer. The rich, toasted malt character remains, with a fairly dry finish. Getting beyond the tartness, notes of plums, dates, and figs are pleasant.

Body is fairly full, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Good beer, minus the vinegar notes. Moral of the story...Didn't age well. My score will be the current average, to avoid skewing the average because of the beer's age.

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Photo of assman79
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of romulus523
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Ohiovania
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 70.7% out of 100 with 420 ratings
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