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  1. #1
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    Sam Adams Double Bock

    Well I started tonight with Veitner's Pilner as a chaser for Bloody Mary's. Then switched to Bass Ale. And when that one ran out i opened a new Double Bock from Sam Adams. It is quite a nice pour of beer. More chocolatly and sweet than I though it would be. Very pleasant finish that hangs around for the correct lenght. It reminds me of Bourbon cask finished beer but not quite. And I Like it. Has anyone else tried this?

    Capitol Brewerys Maibock is next. It is good to see a spring beer make it's appearance February.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    Sounds good...I like most of Sam Adams products but have not tried this one....this site gives favorable reviews as well....do you notice the somewhat medicinal nose mentioned? Taste wise it is generally well liked.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/105/

    Is it stout like in taste or more hoppy? Alcohol 8.8% is pretty high for beer.

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    I've had it.. good stuff. It changes a little from year to year. This years was a little more sweet than befor.

    The Sam Adams Utopias was good this year as well. BT Cask aged... a little glass of that is more than enough...

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    I've been working on a 6 pack of this over the weekend. It is excellent.

    JOE

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    Shucks. Saw this for the first time at the wine store today but passed it up. And I am a big fan of dopplebocks. Oh well. I hope it will be around for awhile.
    -Dan

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    The Sam Adam's Double is a little on the light side for me.

    If you like it, try Bells Consecrator.

    (Does anyone know why the label is upside down?)
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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    It is NOT a hoppy beer. I find this years verision to be very sweet, malty beer. It is not heavy like a stout. I found that on the first sip I did not care for it, but by the time I finished that first bottle it was a very complex and tasty beer and I did not hesitate to grab another out of the frig.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    For those who have had both, how does this compare to their triple bock?

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    For those who have had both, how does this compare to their triple bock?

    It doesn't . The Triple Bock is to be consumed warm, it's not really like beer at all. Tasted more like watered down whisky with worstershire sauce

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    Re: Sam Adams Double Bock

    Double bocks were originally brewed to be consumed during lent, when bread was forbidden to the brewing monks. So they brewed a 'liquid bread' with lots more malt. The original dopple bocks were often named with the suffix 'ator' as in Celbrator, Optimator, etc...this is the time of year to be enjoying them. Sam Adams double bock is a very tasty example of the breed, and I'll always drink it when offered. But I really prefer the Celebrator from Germany. Lord have mercy, this is a good beer. Always has a little plastic goat (bock for 'buck') tied to the neck of the bottle. Spendy. Worth it.

    http://www.merchantduvin.com/pages/5...elebrator.html
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