Grand Teton is under rated. They have made some really unique and tasty beers including an Imperial Berliner Weiss, Coffee Porter, and an amazing hoppy red ale in the last five years. For whatever reason they don't get enough love. Despite this, they keep coming up with great beers so for the first seasonal of 2013 they are bringing back one of their best recipes which they originally brewed in 2009.
Double Vision is the best American made doppelbock and there are plenty of good ones out there (Capital, Smuttynose, Bell's). The beer pours out an opaque deep brown with less than half a finger of beige head that has some staying power. Aroma is of rich sweet, toasted bread, caramel with a crisp earthy hop character. Flavor is rich pumpernickel and caramel, with a dry, slightly floral hop finish. The long lagering period shows well here. This beer is thick but crisp and reminds me of a less peppery more rich Ayinger Celebrator, one of the standards in amazing German doppelbocks. This is one of the best pre-release sample bottles we have received in the last year.
Look for 2013 Double Vision to start hitting stores the next two weeks.
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