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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

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4.4
hauxe (2048) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2018
Bottle from the Liquor Store & Wine Loft in Jackson Hole. Dark, dark brown with a creamy beige head. Lovely vinous aroma with burnt caramel undertones. Taste is dominated by a berry tone up front but quickly melds into the sweet malty base, full of dark chocolate, caramel, Schwarzbrot. A mild sour note carries the finish. Body is heavy, carbonation is soft. Tasty! Reminds me more of a stout/bock hybrid than a traditional German Doppelbock but it suffers none from it. Very nice!

2.8
Oakes (23699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2018
Draught @ Aslan Depot. Amber/ brown, frothy, sweetish, toffee, woody, tart, which is disappointing. Really a big letdown. Shit, this got derailed but that inappropriate tartness.

4.2
GregMooreNH (2694) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2018
Finally got my hands on some, thanks to a friend who was in the area. As a big doppelbock fan, this was a long time waiting. Pours mahogany, with a thin, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and dried fruit. Taste is notes of chocolate, caramel and raisin, moving to roast and light spice. Finish is very smooth malt. An elite doppelbock.

4.2
VinegarStroke (475) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle from Tavour. Dark brown with light head. Big, lifted, fresh beer with coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Lovely aroma. It’s clean, intense and and balanced. Palate is rich balanced and very long. Dried fruit, cherry and dark cocoa. This is magnificent. Probably best doppelbock I’ve tasted. No sluggish ferment. It’s clean and delightful. Massive aroma and flavor.

3.8
kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Good balance of chocolate and caramel without being too sweet. Malty with a clean finish. A good beer.

3.8
Quick3Beers (2103) - East Falmouth, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Pours a near black from a bottle. Nice roasty caramel aroma, similar flavor with a nice Hallertau profile. Well-balanced sweetness. Pretty good beer.

4.2
mjmoen (724) - - MAY 25, 2017
Pours a black color with khaki head. Full of flavor. Bread aromas and malty

4
HourGlass13 (1753) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours a deep caramel brown with a thin tan head that left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, mild toast, and a touch of prune. The flavor is similar with big malt leading the way, caramel, and mild toast. There is definitely some dark fruit taste in here with fig and prune. Mild bitterness. Nice well rounded mouthfeel.

4
Skinnyviking (10946) - 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.

3.7
pictoman (1510) - Vancouver, 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.


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