Samuel Adams Double Bock Brewed by the Boston Beer Company in Boston, Massachusetts
Over the past 20 years, Samuel Adams Double Bock has become one of the
Samuel Adams Brewery's most acclaimed beers. An enormous amount of two-row
Harrington Metcalfe and Caramel 60 malts, half a pound per bottle, is used
to brew this intense, rich lager. This beer is close to the idea of beer as
"liquid bread." Its deep mahogany color, velvet smooth, rich yet slightly
citrusy flavor and mouthfeel is a testament to the beer's balance. In the
past, Samuel Adams Double Bock has been available for a short six-week
period. The brewers have decided to make it available year-round with the
other Big Beers in the Samuel Adams Imperial Series. 2013 Gold Medal
Winner at the Great American Beer Festival.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance - A beauty! Features the darkness of bock, with more red than usual.
Very nice looking. Good, thich head that stuck around for a while.
Aroma - Very nice mix of hops, cocoa and a sugary aroma. Not a cheap sweetener,
but a very pleasant sweet smell. Combined w/ cocoa to make a very light
Taste - Wonderful taste. All the aforementioned aromas without being too sweet.
I find some bocks to be a bit on the sweet side. Not so in this case. Packs a
punch at 9.5 ABV, so the booze is noticeable. But not in a bad way.
Mouthfeel - Very good, but this is the only area I'd approve. An almost perfect
thickness for a bock/doppleback, and a very nice, sweetish aftertaste. I would
just like a bit more carbonation, as I like the bubbly feeling.
Overall - A very good beer. Hadn't had this beer since I was probably 19-20, so
I couldn't appreciate it as much as I do now. A delicious dopplebock w/
tremendous flavor, a good punch and wonderful aftertaste and drinkability.
Boston Beer Company Story
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that
Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. After bringing the
recipe to life in his kitchen, Jim brought it to bars in Boston with the belief
that drinkers would appreciate a complex, full-flavored beer, brewed fresh in
America. That beer was Samuel Adams Boston Lager(R), and it helped catalyze what
became known as the American craft beer revolution.
Today, the Company brews more than 30 styles of beer. The Company uses the
traditional four vessel brewing process and often takes extra steps like
dry-hopping and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. It passionately
pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of its classic beers by
constantly searching for the world's finest ingredients. While resurrecting
traditional brewing methods, the Company has earned a reputation as a pioneer in
another revolution, the "extreme beer" movement, where it seeks to challenge
drinkers' perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company strives to
elevate the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions
the world over, and in the past five years it has won more awards in
international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. The Company
remains independent, and brewing quality beer remains its single focus. While
Samuel Adams is the country's largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for only
about one-half of one percent of the U.S. beer market.