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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

(view ratings)
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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rlee1390

Indiana

1.15/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Picked up at a Consumer Beverage in Lockport. I new the reviews were bad for the beer but I figured a)it can't be that bad b)it is worth a try. Now for the review.

A-A deep ruby maybe it was actually brown. The carbonation was about as existent as an honest man on Capital Hill. It was so thick I'm thinking of keeping a few bottles in my car in case I develop an oil leak.

S-I'll admit I like the smell of my own farts and cow manure. This however was worse than those. It was nothing but alcohol, soy sauce. My roommate wanted to try it, I warned him it was awful, took one whiff, did that "I'm gonna vomit all over this granite counter top" and said, "I'm not trying that"

T-Words can not describe the taste. Soy sauce infused with alcohol. They say the beer was aged in bourbon barrels, it is more likely that it was aged in barrels that once contained 13 month old milk. After you stomached your first sip and decided to take a 10 minute break before going back, the taste still lingers.

M-Thick. Don't have a great grasp on mouthfeel as you wanted to get that stuff out of you as quick as possible.

O-I think the best way to recreate this beer is to buy a bottle of soy sauce, add homemade grain alcohol and mix throughly. As the Grinch song goes, given the choice between this and a seasick crocodile, I'll take the seasick crocodile. I give credit for helping to start the extreme beer movement but if you think about the Puritans founded New England and killed gays, non believers, witches and Indians and New England turn out sorta all right.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:53:36 | More by rlee1390
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Samuel Adams Triple Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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