Amsterdam Spring Bock | Amsterdam Brewing Company

Amsterdam Spring BockAmsterdam Spring Bock
BA SCORE
48.7%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 117 ratings
Amsterdam Spring BockAmsterdam Spring Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
amsterdambeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Derek on 03-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,006
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
117
Liked:
57
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
10.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of StormAles
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CurtisD
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamoTO700
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious dark malty bock. Chocolate and slight soy sauce. Clean. Satisfying.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FRANKIE65
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

One dimensional. Bite, but, no substance. Disappointing to say the least. Improved slightly as it warmed.
Won't be purchasing again.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atsir
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wajohnst
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from the lcbo. Poured quite a dark brown with a nice amount of film and lacing.

S - malty caramel notes, some herbal spice, lemony, earthy, leather, with some sprucy resin notes, nice and foresty. Restrained but quite malty and resin spice, which is nice.

T - malty, a bit sweet with robust bready notes, complemented with some piney resin, apple fruit notes, caramel (quite a bit), some light spiciness, but overall its pleasingly malty and caramel, with a drying finish.

M - moderate feel, creamy and malty, moderate carbonation with a nice balance to the sweetness. Overall it drinks very easily and the alcohol is very restrained.

Quite a nice malty bock, some pleasant earthy hop notes come to balance it out, creamy and tasty feel to it. Altogether it was a tasty beer, a bit too sweet, but it was nice.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.50 or so for a 500ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone pretty quick. Very dark brown

S- Pretty little here. Has some malt to it but it's trapped inside the beer LOL

T- Pretty good. Fair amount of roasted malt and some bittering hops. Has that bock sensation. Good spice. A touch grassy. Good balance where nothing sticks out.

M- Creamy good. Nice malt

O- Pretty good. Will buy again. It's a nice blend with little heat to it.

Food Pairing

This pretty nice beer went well with....... Spicy Pad Thai with peanuts and extra bean sprouts

Enjoy

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Photo of Eastshoreboy
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CRObighit2
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

500 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Purchased for $4.25 CDN and advertised as 7.3% ABV.

Appearance - a coppery orange color with a hazy appearance. Capped by a finger and a bit of a dense off white head. Just clear enough that one can se plenty of lively bubbles.

Smell - cherry and other orchard fruits, a bit of a mocha aroma after repeat whiffs. Comes together like Black Forest cake.nose is subdued even after warming

Taste - the cherry and chocolate cake comes through again, although any sweetness is counteracted by a mild malty bitterness that one would find in a porter. A bit boozy, but not too bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth feel, relatively big but not extreme body, and steady carbonation throughout.

Overall - a fine, well executed doppelbock, with nice dessert like flavours. Not really pushing the boundaries but this is a tasty beer that can be enjoyed on its own or with dessert year round. Given the reasonable price on this, I may pick it up again.

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Photo of Derek69
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great doppelbock from Amsterdam brewery. The aromas I find are mostly chocolate, not overpowering though. A dark mahogany colour, not a lot of very white head,

Doppelbock is a very full bodied type of beer, and this is no exception. Sturdy and flavourful, but dont expect the flavour to change at all. They used seven types of malt to balance out the bitterness of the hops and you can tell. Its a very well crafted, and well balanced beer. At 7.3% alcohol I'm not sure how sessionable it is, but at the time of writing this, the LCBO here in Ontario has these 500mL bottles for almost a dollar off.
Amsterdam has aged this brew for six weeks before bottling, four more than regular lagers.
A lot of wonderful flavours and character. Bitter/sweet flavours are nice with a long finish.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Amsterdam Spring Bock from Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.7% out of 100 with 117 ratings
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