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Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock



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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Double Vision Doppelbock was first brewed in 2009 to highlight our brewery’s wonderful water. Like all the great traditional brewing towns, our home, Victor, Idaho, is in or near some of the world’s best barley- and hop-growing regions, and is distinguished by an ample supply of top- quality water. Our Double Vision Doppelbock is brewed with Idaho 2-Row Pale and German Munich, Cara- Aroma, CaraMunich and de-husked Carafa malts to an original gravity of 22˚ Plato. The malts provide a dark leather color with ruby notes, a luxurious tan head, and a bready aroma with a hint of smoke. It is lightly spiced with German Hallertau Tradition hops and fermented with lager yeast from a monastery brewery near Munich. In the traditional manner, Double Vision is fermented cold (48˚F) and lagered a full 12 weeks for smoothness. At 8.0% alcohol by volume, it is a deceptively drinkable springtime warmer. The 17th century Paulist monks of Munich were allowed no solid food during their twice-yearly fasts. They brewed an especially nourishing strong dark lager they called “liquid bread” and named “Holy Father” to help them through the Lenten and Advent fasts. The beer was known as a doppelbock, which signifies a strong lager. Since “bock” also means “billy goat” in German, these beers are often decorated with images of gallivanting goats. Double Vision’s slightly burnt caramel flavor and malt sweetness make it an incredible match for game—venison, moose, duck, goose, and wild boar—especially when prepared with fruity sauces or reductions. Try it with pork and sautéed apples, roasted root vegetables, sweet sausages, ham or prosciutto. It’s wonderful with cheese and dessert, too. Pair it with an aged gruyère, a caramel flan, or a crème brûlée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2016
Sample at GABF 2016. Noted it as 11.0% alcohol. High creamy brown lasting head. Very dark red brown body. Roasted malt straw caramel slightly sour lemon like aroma. Mild and sweet wineous caramel cocoa flavor, little hops bitterness, low carbonation, long finish. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Poured from 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle (February release). Dark brown with tan head. Light caramel malt, very mild chocolate, hint of mild nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4027) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Seems light on the pour, lots of carbonation, frothy head with sticky lacing. Roast malts on the nose, and then gets deeper in taste. Mefium weight body adds to the experience, it all feels right. Not quite Celebrator, but not too far away either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (455) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2016
On tap. Pours black with brown sticky head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, and nut. Taste of same with deep malt bill. Mouthfeel is heavy oily. Drinks like a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Yum, killer beer. Very Malty, smooth lots of toffee, hint of molasses, easy to drink. Love to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of brown sugar and root beer. The taste is similarly sweet. Bigger body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yjmr (14) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Nice sweet aroma and smokey flavor. Hides alcohol well. Drinkable for an 8% beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2009 Vintage finally opened on 2/19/2016, on the week of Double Vision’s annual release date by Grand Teton. Bottle conditioned, gold-foil labeled 1.0 Liter swing-top bottle. This is the brew chosen to celebrate my 1,000th tasting review on Ratebeer.com. ...and a terrific choice at that! Only wish I had some mates here to share it with. Oh well, all for me will have to work. Notes: mild pop upon opening stirs concern that this might be past it’s prime. A dimpled mug receives a silky smooth, cola brown pour with nil head. The nose and first taste... a surprise, a success. This is a great Doppelbock! All the aforementioned characteristics are still present seven years on. Bright, strong malty nose of caramel; hay and cereal galore as if there are lambs present; along with some mild spices. It’s as if I’m tasting this in the middle of a farm. The flavor is very malt-forward as well. Medium sweet and a little bitter roast. Burnt caramel attack that never ends. Full body, thick-sticky texture, mild carbonation and a long mildly roasted finish. Almost a pity I opened this without an audience. Dynamite Dopple!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Backlog from the Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Medium brown with small offwhite head. Malt, coffee, raisins, toffee. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2015
1" tan head... the head has a definite gold color to it.. the brew is daaark for a dopplebock.. very dark brown but when held to the nearest bulb, it reveals a crystal clear deep ruby color... very pretty.. Nose is thick and very full of heavy malts... not sweet smelling.. just very malty.. sorta a plummy fruitiness... wow.. you don’t get this much in doppelbocks (in a good way).. I would expect a long boil or decoction made this one as aromatic as it is. Flavor is very complex for a doppelbock... a bunch of stuff going on here.. thick maltiness... some slight chocolate... is this what melanoidins taste like???? sorta a pruney frutiness with a bunch of malty sweeness.. but it still seems very drinkable despite the great body and slightly light carbonation.. the only thing that I can complain about is that it may be a tad sticky... but overall, I am damn impressed with this one... very very smooth.. and the complex malt characteristics come in waves as it warms up.. this may be the best example of an American dopplebock that I’ve ever had.

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