Bavarian-styled Doppel Weizen is a German-style Weizenbock brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a bottle.
The Weizen pours a clear marigold capped by a tall, fluffy stack of white foam that recedes very slowly. An abundance of sticky lace clings to the glass.
The aroma is bright with a scent of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango.
The palate follows the nose with fruity flavors of pineapple, mango, and banana atop a mild caramel malt base. Taste finishes with a bite of citrusy hops and just a hint of booze.
The mouthfeel is somewhat smooth with a medium body and medium-light carbonation.
The Doppel Weizen offers well-balanced tropical flavor and hops that are more akin to a Double IPA than a Weizenbock. This isn’t surprising when considering that Lagunitas is the brewer.
But do you care? It’s more important to say that tasty flavor abounds, even if its palate isn’t exactly traditional.
About this Beer
Introduced in 2014, the Doppel Weizen was crafted with the assistance of Bavarian brewers who also just happened to be the ones who built and sold to Lagunitas the brewery in which it was brewed.