Tonight I will be checking out a limited release beer from Deschutes Brewery, which was brewed in collaboration with Distelhauser. The 3rd entry in their Conflux series of beers, Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock is a Weizenbock with 10.5% Alcohol By Volume.
Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock is a copper colored beer, fairly hazy, with a large, foamy tanh head topping it off. An intricate pattern of lacing remains behind on the glass as the beer is consumed.
The nose has some caramel and wheat characteristics, but is mainly focused on the yeast profile, with lots of bubblegum, banana and clove.
Caramel and wheat start things off in the taste, again with the yeast taking center stage, bubblegum, banana, clove with a light fruitiness, hints of tropical fruit hop notes, with low hop bitterness, with some alcohol spice rounding things out. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, medium warming, a touch of astringency, with some lingering spice in the finish.
Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock is a bit hot, but overall it is a nice, complex and tasty brew. The presumably warm fermentation temperatures really allowed the yeast to develop quite a robust profile, but also contributed to the underlying alcohol warmth. Worth checking out.
Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock : B+
Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock Specs
Malt: Chocolate Wheat, Carared, Pilsner, Wheat, Spelt
Hops: Bravo, US Tettnang, Citra
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz