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Amsterdam Spring Bock - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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83
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Derek on 03-11-2009)
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4/5  rDev +9%

CRObighit2, Sep 13, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

500 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Purchased for $4.25 CDN and advertised as 7.3% ABV.

Appearance - a coppery orange color with a hazy appearance. Capped by a finger and a bit of a dense off white head. Just clear enough that one can se plenty of lively bubbles.

Smell - cherry and other orchard fruits, a bit of a mocha aroma after repeat whiffs. Comes together like Black Forest cake.nose is subdued even after warming

Taste - the cherry and chocolate cake comes through again, although any sweetness is counteracted by a mild malty bitterness that one would find in a porter. A bit boozy, but not too bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth feel, relatively big but not extreme body, and steady carbonation throughout.

Overall - a fine, well executed doppelbock, with nice dessert like flavours. Not really pushing the boundaries but this is a tasty beer that can be enjoyed on its own or with dessert year round. Given the reasonable price on this, I may pick it up again.

DenisKolkin, Sep 09, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great doppelbock from Amsterdam brewery. The aromas I find are mostly chocolate, not overpowering though. A dark mahogany colour, not a lot of very white head,

Doppelbock is a very full bodied type of beer, and this is no exception. Sturdy and flavourful, but dont expect the flavour to change at all. They used seven types of malt to balance out the bitterness of the hops and you can tell. Its a very well crafted, and well balanced beer. At 7.3% alcohol I'm not sure how sessionable it is, but at the time of writing this, the LCBO here in Ontario has these 500mL bottles for almost a dollar off.
Amsterdam has aged this brew for six weeks before bottling, four more than regular lagers.
A lot of wonderful flavours and character. Bitter/sweet flavours are nice with a long finish.

Derek69, Aug 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

IPAchris, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

ToddMopps, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

duimie, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Magibeg, May 17, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle into snifter. 7.2% abv. smudged & illegible date code on the neck of the bottle

a: a beautiful and clear dark mahogany (just like the bottle says) with a finger of off-white head

s: raisins and bready malts. hints of figs, slight caramel as well. not a strong or complex aroma but it definitely smells appetizing

t: mostly raisins and toasted bread. slight apple, nutty, grassy, and chocolate flavours on the back end. a little bit of alcohol comes through. finishes dry and bitter. good stuff

m: medium body with good and appropriate carbonation

o: it's one-dimensional but it's tasty

kevinlater, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Mack, May 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Rusty brown, clear filtered, very little carbonation, 3 fingers of very light tan head.

S: Skunk, offal, toasted burnt caramel, light citrus hops, apple candy.

T: Apple candy, lightly burnt caramel, toasted malt, light citrus lemon peel hops.

M: Medium thick body with little carbonation.

O: It’s a good brew. I Like the slight citrus note that’s not overdone, and the overall flavour. Not overly sweet as some in this style tend to be in my opinion.

patre_tim, May 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Amsterdam Spring Bock from Amsterdam Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.