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. odinstyr (796) - Hamilton, 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. 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. larsniclas (7075) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget
Deep amber with a small head.
Sweet aroma and flavour with red berries.
Light to medium bitterness. swesson (453) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured from bomber. Dark brown color. Smells and tastes of caramel and toffee. Thin head dissipates quickly.
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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Amber malts, ocoa, light coffee notes, ok hoppy, sweetness, ok malty, caramel, light ryebread. too sweet. hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Feels very american in all ways. Bygger and more aggressive campared to the average german bock. Heavy notes of chocolate and liquor. finol (3385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget.
Pours redish amber with a big head.
Malty taste with marzipan. An American twist of hoppyness. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is translucent brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor is of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and doughy bread. Roasted finish. pilsnerrogge (2947) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Clear, dark amber with a thick head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of dates, syrup, toffee and dark berries. Thick and sweet mouth feel. Sweet and malty flavour wth notes of red berries, wood, dates, brown sugar and toffee. Bitter finish. A nice and well balanced Doppelbock.