Blonde Doppleweiss | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by cokes on 10-13-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.50 imperial pint at the downtown Dane with a bunch of BA's...reviewed from cell phone notes

appearance: served in standard imperial pint glass...hazy and cloudy orange body, foamy white cap that leaves behind a nice lace

smell: big time banana bomb, yeasty, corriander and other like spices, nice citrus presence.

taste: I'm glad this was still around as I hadn't gotten around to sampling it..."banana smoothie" was a good description of the mouthfeel and flavour...strong citrus spice presence, light clove, heavy on the corriander, light white pepper, very light booze in the follow through. nice one from the dane

mouthfeel: beer/smoothie hybrid, active carbonation

drinkability: high

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Call me Curious George because this beer has made me a banana fiend. Looks a bit like a thin banana smoothy with an oddly grey head. Nose is dominated heavily by odors of banana liquor but notes of vanilla, cloves, and Wray and Nephew’s Jamaican Overproof Rum come through as well. Taste is banana cookies and chocolate covered frozen bananas dipped in caramel. Finish is rummy. ABV must be high. Mouthfeel is full and strongly carbonated. This is just wonderful.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Great Dane downtown while shooting some pool on a bored Winter Break weeknight.

Goldenrod yellow/orange with some haze/cloudiness under a finger of white foam. Nose starts of with typical weizen clove, a hint of spiced banana, and then a whiff of lactic sourness which isn't necessarily pleasant, but not off-putting. Taste is sweet and spicy like a good weizen, with some fruity and caramel/toffee husky malt notes that assert its dopplebock character. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but not watery, and nicely carbonated and refreshing. Assuming the ABV is in the 7-8% range, this stuff is crazy drinkable, the alcohol is expertly-hidden.

I like the Dane's creativity in blending styles like this, though I enjoyed the Oktopplebock much more. This is still a good beer though, being a lover of hefeweizen and dopplebocks. Seek it out while you can.

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Photo of cokes
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky mustard hued, totally opaque and holding merely a nebulous grey skim for a head.
Boldly fragrant of bananas, clove, and vanilla, laid upon sugar cookie dough and seaching tenticles of sweet rum heat.
Begins cookie sweet, resigning to a fainter wheat hull notation. Next, the hefeweizen stallwarts of bananas, clove, and vanilla rush in. Brighter and more defined than many a version. Maltiness tends towards caramel at this point, maintaining some of the sugar cookie doughiness. Ends with lingering weiss spice notes, and a shimmering white rum flash.
I don't have an exact ABV on this, but I'd guess it pushes beyond 8%...and if that's the case, it is frighteningly drinkable.
Full bodied in a whole milk sense, with moderate, lively carbonation.
A fantastic creation.

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Blonde Doppleweiss from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4 ratings