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Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Triple BockSamuel Adams Triple Bock

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BA SCORE
68
poor

848 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 622
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 38.57%
Wants: 65
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Though the little cobalt bottles still decorate the shelves today, this beer only had 3 vintage releases; 1994, 1995, and 1997. Brewed with two row malted barley, water, Noble hops and yeast, along with maple syrup, it was then aged several months in oak whiskey barrels before being bottled. At the time it was considered the world's strongest beer, and a precursor of today's Extreme Beers.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-10-1998)
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.5

Well, I decided to enjoy this little wonder with my BA buddy sulldaddy, lastnight as we sat and enjoyed the March Madness!

I poured half of the 95 vintage Triple Bock the bottle, served at 48 degrees, into a snifter, and right away I got a little "scared"....the true question was this: "who switched our beer with motor oil?" which came from sulldaddy....we both laughed and knew we were in store for a beatdown by good ol' Sammy A. As we poured, there was absolutely no head on this beer whatsoever in my glass. I noticed at the end of the bottle, the remnance dripped from the bottle much like the last drippings of a syrup bottle, and I could already get the hints of smelling soy sauce, which I felt to be strange from a beer. As I "took a closer look" I also got the hints of chocolate (rasberry), maple syrup, and burnt brown sugar. Looking in fear, I noticed that absolutely NO light got through this beer at all! Upon the first sip, after letting warm for 10 minutes first to get more flavors, I got the major taste of soy sauce, and the rasberry chocolate and maybe some maple syrup came through as well. Although it had great mouthfeel and was a very interesting beer, this is a beer to open and share with about 5 people at the same time...it is a SIPPING beer for real beer drinkers. It was almost too thick and sweet to drink much more than 5 oz. However, I bet it would go good with Chinese food or as a marinade on some good ol' steak or burgers!!!! YEE HAW!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2004 14:57:40 | More by Fish113d
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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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