Cains Double Bock Beer | Robert Cain & Company Limited

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Cains Double Bock BeerCains Double Bock Beer

Brewed by:
Robert Cain & Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PartyBear on 08-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by Sigmund:
Photo of Sigmund
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 8.0%. Now, an ENGLISH doppelbock, that's not something I see every day! Medium brown colour, not as dark as i expected (the bottle was very dark). Medium sized off-white head. Distinctly malty aroma with loads of caramel, also notes of brown bread and pastry, hints of dark dried fruits. Soft and pleasant mouthfeel, relatively light bodied for an 8% doppelbock. The flavour is malty with caramel again, sweet, but not TOO sweet. There is also a nice fruitiness that helps making the beer very drinkable. Moderate hops in the finish. Maybe not the greatest doppelbock in the world, but definitely a beer I'd buy again.

 677 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PartyBear
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Beer of Europe in King's Lynn, as the 8% and Cains didn't quite fit, i'm used to their medium ABV ales. I know they brew a Bock style lager seasonally in February but this is a Double Bock special edition they have released and as far as I can tell it is to celebrate to 800th year of Liverpool's foundation.

The bottle tells me it's "brewed under Reinheitsgebor purity laws with authentic Munich malts and complimented with Saaz and Hallertau hop". So, this begs the question: Can we really do the double bock better than the Germans?

Poured from a cellar temperature 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A - Deep red colour with a small head, which is gone within a minute. Very carbonated.

S - The Munich malts are very clear in the aroma. Lots of sweet notes. Some fruits, possibly figs.

T - The flavours are sweet at the front, roasted malts and brown sugar. Hops push through in the middle balancing out the sweetness. There is a definite taste of warming alcohol, which is something that I haven't experienced before with a Cains beers. The finish is less powerful that the initial flavours and offers up a biscuity taste and a fading bitterness.

M - The body is medium to heavy, and slightly syrupy. The carbonation is noticeable in the palete.

D - This is a very different beast to the rest of the Cains stable, it packs more punch and personally I think it delivers much more in the flavour department. I hope Cain and Co decide to keep it on because it provides a different element to the somewhat samey range, and personaly I would buy this again. Anyway, in answer to the question at the yet, the Germans are still Kaisers of the doppelbock. It's a good effort but it's no Paulaner Salvator.

 1,744 characters

Cains Double Bock Beer from Robert Cain & Company Limited
3.85 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.