Brand Dubbelbock | Brand Bierbrouwerij

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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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Photo of Derek
3.92/5  rDev +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 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 Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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 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 Bierman9
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed three glasses of this when I stopped into Café De Knijnspiep in Maastricht a couple of times during the first week of October, 2012. They had a keg of the 2011 version, going for €3.75 for a 0.25l serving.

My small tulip held a clear, deep amber-garnet brew. There was little carbo within, but up top was a creamy tan head. It lasted fairly well, shrinking down to a thin layer, and left ok lacing. The color was striking, though. Nose had some caramel/toffee and malty semi-sweetness. Middle of the road for the body, and it was pretty smooth, all in all.

Flavor was malty sweet without being cloying. Had some brown sugar notes and dark fruit, like raisins, mixed in there. It was lightly hopped, and finished on the dry side. As the temp rose, the flavor increased accordingly. Nice stuff, and quite drinkable! Prosit!!

4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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 bostonryan
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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 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 Absumaster
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
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 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 CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rvdoorn
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this beer with PapaEugene during our bock-beer-taste evening. Poured into a sniffer. The beer pours a orange-brown-ruby color with almost no head and a messy lacing.

Smell: very strong almond, hints of roasted malts, sweet dark fruits and slightly sour red fruits.

Taste: Wow, this is a nice beer with 4 clear taste layers...
-At first the beer is sweet: caramel, roasted malts
-The sweetness is followed by a very short sourness: red fruits (cherrie)
-Next, a very pleasant bitterness appears (hops)
-And the final aftertaste is spicy (hops) with a pleasantly warming alcohol

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: One of the best bock beers I had this year. Nice!

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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 Antyk
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Douberd
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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 Zet
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Brand Dubbelbock from Brand Bierbrouwerij
3.77 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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