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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by alleykatking on 11-16-2010

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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of TallNerdGuy
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of fountainofyouth
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass at RFD in Washington, DC.

Appearance: It's a rich reddish-amber with a fair-sized white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Sweet, malty, and fruity. Maybe a little cherry. Good but a little faint.

Taste: Follows the nose. It's very sweet, almost to the point of cloying, even though the flavors aren't all that intense. There's a touch of earthy hops and nutty malt background. There's a little bit of spice to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light for the style. I'm not sure if I like it. Light-moderate carbonation, appropriate for the style. Maybe a little bit of alcohol on the finish.

Overall: Not one of my favorites, but a good bock and one I could drink again.

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Photo of maryd837
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of brealbg
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of meanmutt
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jaxray8
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sublim3
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of tfidler
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of murraymj
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Very much looking forward to trying a Doppelbock from Great Lakes Brewing. Pours a dark amber color with zero head into Great Lakes pint glass. Smells of malt and sweet bread and a bit of fruit that I can't quite place. A nice little bite on the lips in the front end that gives way to a nice rich malty mouthfeel that finishes clean. A nice example of the style and there's a decent bit of carbonation that mixes with the malt to keep it from being too rich, thick or alcohol heavy. Another solid offering from Great Lakes.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cld253
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sooch222
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of 2378GCGTG
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwhawkins81
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 6/1/11 and tasted on 3/12/11

Aroma - Delicious malt lagerness. Deep malts not roasty just sweet.

Appearance - Dark golden amber light tan head that quickly dissipated leaving just a collar.

Taste - Malty goodness smooth not a lot of detectable hop flavor.

Notes - Despite the good words I put into the taste section of my notes I gave this beer and overall B and I didn't write a lot of words in the review so I guess this was just an OK Doppelbock.

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Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of k3v1k
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Caskaway
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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