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Brand Dubbelbock | Brand Bierbrouwerij

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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:
#26,626
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very lovely doppelbock, Well done Brand brewery!

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

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

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

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 danflux
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown ruby colour with some lacing on top. Smell of malt, caramel and nuts (walnut?). The taste is nice: sweet caramel in the beginning, after which the malt starts to dominate, followed by hop bitterness and the nuts again in the swallowing. Pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Rich in flavour, smooth in mouth feel. Nice.

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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 lhwjanssen
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 BPHL
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Clodfender
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Not the best Dubbel. But good.

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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 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 Jayamefu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rojavaga
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Carmel brown with small off-white collar. Sweet, rich nougat smell and taste, caramel and sugar. Pretty standard simple, sugary dutch bock. This one has a little nuttiness, which provides a nice touch of depth. Mouthfeel is a little sticky. Overall, it's "fine".

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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 samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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