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Brand Dubbelbock | Brand Bierbrouwerij

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43 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brand Bierbrouwerij
Netherlands
brand.nl

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,417
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Reviews by Hayley_86:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Photo of Bierschenker
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was a gift from a Dutch friend.

Served in a 33cl Cristal Pilsner glass.

The head has a brownish grey colour. It has an unsophisticated look. Large bubbles lie on top of a foamy substance.
It doesn't stay long. What remains is a brown-grey layer that reminds me of cream on top of coffee. There is some nice lacing present.

The odour is controlled by a strong malt sent. Other elements are candy, caramel or banana and dades.

The flavour is quite strong in comparison to the protestant odour. As soon as the beer enters the mouth an eruption of taste dazzles the drinker. Chocolate, malt, cherries, banana, pineapple, caramel, yeast and to top it off, a nice bitter whip of hop.

The mouthfeel is very creamy.

The aftertaste is as rich as the flavour. The strong elements linger on for minutes (pure chocolate, malt, pineapple).

Drinkability: VERY

I must say! How stupid where we to trade in Bock for Pilsner…

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Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Copper in color with half a finger of persistent off-white head. The usual bready aroma with some nice fruity notes. Grape is most prominent with a bit of apple and a faint grassiness. Taste is similar to smell with the addition of some herbal flavors. Slight sweet but pleasantly so. Pretty decent if nothing special.

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Photo of GentleKnight1
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice molasses color in glass. Small head. Some lacing. Not much nose. Sweet honey flavor with nice carbonation on the tongue. A great buy at 5.19 euros at local grocery store. Don't be put off by the brand Brand. This is good stuff!

This became my fav "every day" beer while it was available in fall and winter. The Brand Lentebock is available in spring, and is similar in taste, but is a bit thinner/lighter. Makes me wish the Dubbelbock was available year round.

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Photo of Clodfender
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Not the best Dubbel. But good.

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Photo of BPHL
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Antyk
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maakun
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Color is a nice but very clear dark brown with a red hue. Head disappears very quickly, some carbonation going on in the glass.

Smell: hmm, quite faint. Some malts, brown sugar. Some spices.

Taste: something bitter at first, like burned sugar. Then some medium sweet malts kick in, with some apple. Later more fruits, grapes, tart berries and more sweet notes with a slight spicyness, almost honey like. Aftertaste is bitter again, seems mainly from the yeast.

Mouth: quite light. Some alcohol is definately present. Quite a lot of carbonation (a bit too much maybe). Slightly syrupy sweet on the lips. Not bad.

Overall: drinkable, but nothing special. Good balance between sweet and bitter notes though.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bockbeer from a regional Dutch brewery, appearantly the oldest in the Netherlands, producing mostly pilsner for bars and pubs, but also specialty brews like this one, for obvious reasons.

Chestnut colour, with a decent light orange cream coloured head, that disappears pretty quickly. Good carbonation.
Smell and taste malty, some red fruits, plenty of caramel/syrup.
There's harshness in the aftertasting of alcohol.
Decently refreshing, but all in all very ordinary bock.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 Oct 2012 saw me, my wife and 26 other members of the CAMRA Investors club have a wonderful afternoon as guests of the brewery: after a film show and giuded tour of the brewery we adjourned to the tasting celler bar where we were given seven different brews to taste: I had plenty of each!

This lovely amber brew was just about my favourite of the bunch on the day.

Malty and caramel smells filled my nose and those flavours carried on into the taste, this is a fairly sweet brew although it does have a slight undercurrent of hop bitterness just below the surface. It catered for my sweet tooth nicely and although it wasn't rich or creamy it did hide the alcohol level well. I would have liked more fruitiness and depth of flavour for a Dubbelbock, but it was better than OK.

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Photo of BdM
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomasKoren
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Douberd
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 300 ml bottle.

Appearance is of light amber colour, one finger head, little bubbles surfacing.

Smell is of malts and caramel.

Medium bitterness on flavour, I can taste some caramel and chocolate (?).

Thick bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall,quite good. Try it!

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Photo of Absumaster
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown beer with a small head with some coarse bubbles.

Smell of chocolate and caramel, supported by the earthy hops.

Taste is surprisingly non-tooth aching sweet, the sweetness has been brought down to acceptable levels, where only the stickiness is felt on the lipps. It has some chocolate and strong caramel notes that result in a good maltbitter. Malt is evident and supports the roasted and burned malts. Halfway the beer starts to get more warming and medium alcoholic, the stickiness seems to increase, but still at an acceptable level.

A very solid dubbelbock with everything in it. Good stuff!

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of yapi
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was another one of my tastings in Maastricht, really refreshing and pleasantly surprised. It has a lot of good flavors in it, red fruit, a bit sweet & caramel. Also sour. Could have been a bit more pronounced in my book. But certainly refreshing and a good autumn beer. This was the only Brand beer I drank during my 3 day stay, but next time I'll try another. Decent quality

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Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dutch Bock rather sweet and a bit more alcohol then it is typical in a Dutch bokbier. The styles popularity eludes me completely except for its seasonal character. However, this is a better example, but still not much going on. If you want to check out the style which is quite different to the German Bocks, it is probably a good choice as it is readily available everywhere and there are really bad ones out there in my opinion.

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Photo of Redteketed
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red brown with a fair lacing head, diminising during the drink. Rich noise, containing malt, burned malt, sweetness and I sense a touch of vanilla.(but I ‘m not sure.)
The taste reveals malt, burned malt, even hops: bitter/light sweet taste. Medium/full body, not overcarbonated very dry mouthfeel. The taste sticks in your mouth and is astringent(in a good sense). Aftertaste: burned, hoppiness and spicy.

Definitely a good Bockbier in the Dutch style.

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Photo of rarbring
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear red-tinted brown beer, am off-white even head, no lacing.

Smelling of sweet red berries and forest.

The taste has also a red fruit sweetness, biscuits and oatmeal, a short coarse bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, small lively bubbles, rather big body, smooth and oily.

An OK beer, a bit uneven, but not uninteresting.

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Photo of Derek
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper with a light tan head, ring of retention, good lace.

S: Very bready, raisins, figs, initial hint of sulfur from the lager, sherry, field berries, great aroma.

T: Fruit bread, caramel, light lager characteristic (not too clean), restrained bitterness leaves a light sweetness. Not quite as bready as some German version, but quite good.

M: Fairly full body with a light residual sweetness.

D: Very drinkable.

An excellent representation of the style.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted this bockbeer on draft at Proeflokaal De Drie Flesches, Amsterdam on 16th October 2005. I think it is about 5% ABV, though am not sure. This is a typical autumn season Dutch bock.

Appearence: red/brown coloured brew with slight haze with a decent off-white head.
Smell: nothing to write home about, pleasent enough fruity smell.
Taste: a bit too sweet, but quite pleasent.
Mouthfeel: slightly syrupy

Not a bad beer, but would get bored drinking more than one or two.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Robust and creamy head. The aroma is slightly fruity and a little yeast.
Beer flavor is coffee, alcohol is not perceptible, lightly bitter beer. Really delicious, I encourage you to try

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Photo of nout72
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My favorite Bockbeer. No this beer is not very exciting, it doesn't enthrill you with excentric flavors or the obligatory overdose of hops (if beer is not bitter there must be something wrong with it), so most beer snobs would probably call this Bock bland, but to me it is simply delicious. So well balanced, smooth and not cloying, the aftertaste doesn't stick too long so every sip you take you get the ideal sensation, not muted.
No, craft beer isn't always more tasty than commercial beer, I have tried many Bocks over the years, but Brand proves that a conservative, 'avarage Joe' recipe is all you need to make a killer beer!

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Photo of ObsidianWhite
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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