Great Lakes The Doppelrock | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes The DoppelrockGreat Lakes The Doppelrock

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by alleykatking on 11-16-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of giblet
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured copper color into the glass with about one inch of head. nice rich roasted malt aroma hinting of chocalate. nice full flavor with a drier hop finish.

this beer is nice full bodied. left nice lacing down the glass. i am happy to have three left for enjoyment.

suckem up and movem out!


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Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Thanby
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany with ruby through the middle, small off-white head that dies quickly.

Smells like a pretty solid bock body, a tiny bit of dark fruit, plenty of brown sugar sweetness, not a whole lot of hops noticeable but there's a slightly earthy quality in the background.

The first taste is big on the malt body and there's a tinge of cherry tartness around the edge. The body is rich and almost a little chewy, a bit of the brown sugar but not quite as sweet as it smells.

Full body and still pretty well carbonated, I can't find the ABV at all. Slightly sticky finish with lingering malt that's a bit dry for the style.

Overall a good production, solid, but not as hoppy as Great Lakes usually makes 'em.

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Photo of msarver16
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear red-brown with a two-finger, off-white, rocky and creamy head that lasted several minutes. Fantastic lacing.

S: Rich molasses and dark fruit aromas.

T: Moderate to high sweetness and moderate bitterness. Molasses and dark fruit are the primary flavors just as in the nose. Not much hops, and I taste just a bit of alcohol.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Smooth and slightly astringent.

O: This beer looks and smells phenomenal, and the taste is very good. Solid overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from mjtierman, Cheers Matt! BBD 06/12/11

Pours chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Average head retention

S: Bready, spicey & some boozeyness once warm

T: Follows the nose, lovely nutty/caramel notes along with apricot & some dryness up front. Spicyness & breadyness dominate as this warms, some faint metallic hop notes ( blending in well ), slight plum notes as well. Finishes fruitty & bready with a touch of herbal & woody hops showing up late to the party

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, well put together

A very nice, doppel, I would buy the hell outta this ( & other beers from these guys ) if given the chance

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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a cheater pint, sample about a month past its freshness date

A: 1/4" foamy off white head with good retention, mahogany amber color, lots of carbonation

S: sweet nose, dark fruit, hint of flower hop

T: malt and caramel sweetness upfront, notes of cherry and raisin, flowery hops in the mix

M: full bodied, chewy mouth

O: another great beer from glbc. I should have bought another bottle to age and compare.

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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a vibrant copper reddish brown. Two-finger head of rich, tan, thick foam slowly dissipates, leaving a surface of fine lace and pockets of larger bubbles. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is dark ruby red and clear, with a thin trail of carbonation rising thru the center.

S - Rich toasted, some roasted malts, with caramels and pulses of 50% milk chocolate. A hint of toffee after it warms. Also suggests very moist freshly baked chocolate-banana bread. Only complaint is the nose is rather subdued, even after warming - have to coax it out of the snifter.

T - A bit darker than the nose, but matching it. Nicely toasted/roasted malts and darker chocolates come to the forefront, but bitterness in the profile is pretty subdued - just the right amount to be able to enjoy the malts/sugars over a prolonged time without drowning in them. Noble hops deliver just enough undefined earthiness to compliment and balance the sugars while at the same time remain in their supporting role.

M - Somewhat fizzy at first, but gives way to a surface creaminess on the tongue. Moderate carbonation. Good body and well-integrated. Finish fades quickly to soft echos of sugars on the tongue. Not at all as thick as the chocolate tastes might suggest it will be, but definitely no thinness, either - just right.

O - Skip the chocolate dessert tray and make this your last course of the night. This doppelbock features rich chocolate malts with just the right balance of hops to make them delicious without being heavy or filling. Could easily enjoy several of these over post-dinner conversation without feeling like I've cleaned out a Godiva factory. Another winner from Great Lakes. BTW - while this review is based on tasting from a bottle, I remember the servings I've had both this year and last on tap as being even better. It's one of those beers where the delivery is even better than the anticipation.

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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving is a 12oz bottle, best served before 06.15.11. The bottle is dark, and I'm in a hotel, so I"m pouring into a plastic non-beer drinking glass.

The appearence is a dark-brownish red color, pouring a 1 finger dirty tan creamy head that quickly dissapated. Overall I think pretty darn good.

The smell is not overpowering, but to me this is a flaw, maybe I have a cold (don't think so) but I really don't smell anything, maybe a hint of hops, but overall it's just pretty average to me.

The taste is excellent or should I say "exceptional", not too strong, caramel, hops, like fire roasted if that makes sense. It doesn't but I don't think there's caramel in there either.

Mouthfeel is crisp the way I like, not flat like. The carbonation is great and holds for a long period. Good to exceptional.

Overall this is a very good beer and feel as if my money has been well spent on this 7.8% ALC/Vol double bock lager.


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Great Lakes The Doppelrock from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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