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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Double Bock

Category: Doppelbock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Adams
Double Bock

Category: Doppelbock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Clear reddish mahogany color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry bonbon, berry liqueur, and chocolate cake in the oven with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish manifesting accents of honey grilled yams with whipped cream, spiced nuts and dried fruits, and grilled kale finish. A decadent, chewy doppelbock that warms the body and soul.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cherry bonbon, berry liqueur, and chocolate cake in the oven
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honey grilled yams with whipped cream, spiced nuts and dried fruits, and grilled kale
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, German Chocolate Cake, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent, chewy doppelbock that warms the body and soul.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Doppelbock

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Serve in a Pokal
Doppelbocks vary from amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-9.5%. This is a sub-category of the bock style. These beers are extra strong, rich and weighty lagers characterized by an intense malty sweetness, with a note of hop bitterness to balance the flavor. Doppelbocks were first brewed by the Paulaner monks in Munich. At the time, it was intended to be consumed as "liquid bread" during Lent. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock and Capital Autumnal Fire.