Accelerator Double Bock | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: German Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-31-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Photo of sammy44
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Beer Works @ Fenway. Pretty good beer. Appeared dark and clear with a white dense head that had some staying power. Smelled very sweet with a caramelized fruit smell. Taste was more of the sweet, very little hoppiness. A little thinner than the appearance would indicate.

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bignick
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Beerworks on Canal Street in November.

This is a pretty good (but not great) beer, just like many of beerworks; offerings. It is satisfying but not exciting. It pours a light brown color. It is malty in a caramel and toffee type of way, but a little bit thin for a double bock. The alcohol comes through very strongly, and it would be difficult to have more than a couple of these. Overall, this is a decent beer.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dicers
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gumphood
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a 23 pour over at the Beer Works on Canal Street.

I remember that it looked a little too clear from what I expected out of a Double Bock. It had a rich malty scent to it with a very large head on it, which added to the smell, but once the head was down the armoa lessened. I very much enjoyed the taste, as I found it very vibrant with flavors of a rich sweet flavor with a mild hoppy after taste.

I wouldn't recommend drinking alot of these however, as the APV is very high, and it goes across the tounge very smoothly.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Sycodrummer
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had from BBW/Fenway last night the beer was presented in their 23oz. nonic type pint glass. The beer was an Amber/Ruby color bordering on light brown. About a half-finger of just slightly off-white head crowned the beer and this reduced to little more than nothing but left a decent sheet of lace on the glass. No other outright signs of carbonation.

The smell was "thick" and malty with a light roasted character. Stronger caramel and toffee notes were very stong in the nose and not surprisingly, no hop character. Slight alcohol could also be detected.

The taste had a warming alcoholic flavor upfront that have way to its dense malt character. A heavy fresh baked bread chewiness with caramel, mollasses, and toffee as well. No hop presence and no bitterness.

Medium to heavy body with little carbonation and an even (although chewy) dense coating of the palate.

I like this offering a lot for a double bock. Not overly loaded or filling but just dense and alcoholic enough to satisfy. Subtle warming on a cold night and well balanced flavors all around.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Lowell Beer Works as Accelerator Double Bock.

Appears dark brown with very little head. No lace.

Rich malt and dark fruit and earth in the nose. Some good toasted notes to balance out sweetness.

Rich maltiness with some brown sugar, dark stone fruit, and syrupy alcohol. Not over the top with the booze. Light bitterness in the back end helps with the balance. Some light vanilla notes as well. Very decent.

A bit thinner than expected. Not mouth coating or chewy at all. Medium bodied at best.

A good one. Nice brew with a couple of flaws. Worth a try in season.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this Bier at the North Station Beer Works.
It poured a deep, dark copper color, with copious amounts of ruby and garnet gleaming from within. The head was tan in color, creamy smooth, and lasted quite well, leaving excellent lacing to boot! A thing of beauty!! Nose was sweet and malty, an aroma a good D-Bock should always possess. Body was more than medium, yet not quite full, and it had a creamy smoothness on the palate. Flavor consisted of loads of malt and rich, savory sweetness! There was a miniscule hit of hops at the end to keep things honest, but as the Bock warmed more notes, such as molasses and brown sugar, came into play. An extremely tasty bier, and it was a great "dessert" after my Spicy Chicken Sammich. Prosit!!!

overall: 4.5
appearance: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5


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Photo of Crosling
1.43/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Draught @ the brewery While the haymarket was very aromatic, this had no aroma at all, none, whatsoever. I don’t even have to adjust the score in fact. Ruby brown color. Flavor is very strange, syrupy, overly ripe and alcoholic. Some caramel, toffee and plum, but mainly just husk and alcohol.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Accelerator Double Bock from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 14 ratings