January 31, 2012
The Brü Revü – Lagunitas Our Own Bavarian-Style Doppelweizen
To start this is a different beer for Lagunitas as they always have a beer with big hops, or at least some form of their signature hops. Their DoppelWeizen is a double wheat beer or similar to a weizen bock which typically has little hop bitterness and is heavy on the malts and wheat profiles. The Lagunitas version was much a much lighter cloudy orange color. There were lots of bananas and cloves in the aroma and my first taste was amazing. I really love this style and there are few beers of the style available. Despite the light color the taste was very full and heavy on the caramel malt, banana, and wheat with lots of complexity that hid its high alcohol content well. I thought this was a fantastic beer and Lagunitas treated the style with respect.