Double Bock

Massachusetts
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Intense and warming, this indulgent lager is brewed with over a half-pound of malt in each bottle, almost enough for a loaf of bread.  Brewed by monks since the 13th century, double bocks are one of the original “big beers”.  The bold malts create a deep mahogany color, rich caramel sweetness and smooth body that’s balanced by the subtle citrus of German Noble hops.

Profile

ABV: 
9.50%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
45°
Hops: 
Tettnang Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrueh.
Malts: 
Sam Adams Two-Row Pale blend, Caramel 60.
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Uncomplicated aromas of caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, raisins and fig preserves on toast emerge from this clear, ruddy brown/orange lager that produces an impressive layer of thick foam. Rich malts barrage the tongue with waves of treacle, sweet crystal malt and earthy, ripe fruit. Subtle teases of toasty Munich malt melanoidins, rum, dark candy sugar and smooth alcohol also emerge as the beer warms. In regard to mouthfeel, there’s substantial viscosity in this full-bodied, strong lager that finishes with a huge emphasis on dark, caramelized sugar. Although not outstandingly multifaceted, this powerful doppelbock offers impressions of a sweet, rich, slightly earthy, dessert-like lager that packs a generous malt and alcohol punch.

Brewery Introduction

Raising the Bar for Better Beer

Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality craft beer. Insisting that only the world's finest ingredients make the best beer, founder Jim Koch, and the other brewers at Samuel Adams travel the world to hand select the hops, barley,... Read More

Advertisement

Advertisement