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Originally called "liquid bread," the Dopplebock style guided monks through periods of penitent fasting. Wolfgang has heavenly notes of caramel, dark fruit, and toffee balanced by a subtle hop character. While its revered history evokes and appreciation of austerity and sacrifice, this Dopplebock is a rich luxury - no repentance required.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
At home.... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft roast.. Dark malts... Soft roast malts... Soft toffee creamy malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (592) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Off the tap at the tasting room. I don’t have my notes anymore, just the score. Great beer from GD.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1551) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Kobber skum råhvid Vanilje citrus sukker tømmer nøddér Bitter modrate sød lidt Oile @ f1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and light hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with a little alcohol. 010314

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, candy sugar, fruits, malt and hops. Quite sweet, Little bread as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (776) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Milk and dark chocolate aromas along with a fresh sea air component. Beautiful crystal clear copper/ruby color with a tan head. The chocolate shows up immediately with a light creaminess followed by a German lager component. A light sourness in the background offsets the candy sweetness in the body. There’s a nice alcohol bite near the end that enhances the taste. Finishes with milk chocolate on the tongue and a lasting lager flavor. Really delicious dopplebock!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2705) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle, 11C. Clear brown with a beige head that fades to less than a coat. Aroma of raisins and praline, subtle spices. Sweet and nutty with raisins and prunes. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dries out discretely at the end where there’s a hint of spices and a bit more bitterness than you might expect. Although very sweet, it’s not all that rich - the sweetness is not justified by depth but rather dealt with by the finish. Kept thinking this isn’t quite what it purports to be but enjoying it anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
One of the hardest things to do from my perspective as a craft beer drinker and not necessarily a brewer is to brew a "big lager." Dopplebocks are basically big lagers, and I have found it hard to find a legitimate new world style dopplebock that holds a candle to the old world breweries (Ayinger et. al) mainly because it is extremely hard to lager a big beer and have it come off as balanced and big at the same time. In comes the typically excellent Great Divide with their entry into the big lager category with Wolfgang but alas it still has the shortcomings of other new world dopplebocks of being overly sugary & having a malt profile that feels forced and not very balanced. That said, this is probably one of the better US brewed dopplebocks that are available. Aroma is somewhat reserved and saturates quickly, but is inviting with a warm malt character and slight hints of yeast. Appearance is a little underwhelming with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Starts with a heavy nose that turns into a heavy nut profile on the finish. Quite a malt bomb, and not ashamed of it while being clumsy with the execution. Slight hints of alcohol linger along with a tacky mouthful of molasses/syrup. Overall a pretty decent beer, but still a few clicks behind the old world stalwarts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (583) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a deep red brown with a fizzy tan head. Smells of caramel, toast, sweet malts. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - roasted malts dominate with a light hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Very roasty-malty version of the style. Nose is concurrent of a lighter version than the look and palate would match with. Good but different than the standard but not in a way that stands it out as incredible.

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