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
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of 54V4G3
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
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 JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Maakun
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
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 JohnfromDublin
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
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 RuudJH
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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 BPHL
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Brabander
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer on my 27th wedding anniversery today. We went ouf for dinner and in Holland it is Bockbeer time. This one was on draft!

Poured in a Brand dubbel bockbeer chalice this beer looks like a bockbeer should. Nice deepdarkred to amber with a broken white head.

Smell of typical roasted malts but not overdone.

Taste is rather flat. Not much to taste here outside the roasted maltyness.

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Photo of Clodfender
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Not the best Dubbel. But good.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ccrida
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Photo of samEBC
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ThomasKoren
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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 BlackHaddock
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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 lhwjanssen
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarbring
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
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 BdM
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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 ObsidianWhite
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jayamefu
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rojavaga
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brand Dubbelbock from Brand Bierbrouwerij
3.77 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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