gregorymconway (215) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown body with a quickly dissipated tan head. Alcohol is very present compared to the ABV. Molasses, chocolate, raisins. Bready. A little oily on the texture. Not really my style, but not bad. Not really getting any funk on it as the person who reccomended it to me said they got a lot of it.
HopsandBolts (151) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
dark brown with a finger of tan head. Retention is good and lacing is moderate.
Malt, campfire, smoke, molasses, chocolate fudge, hint of barnyard.
Malt, straw, grain, bit of hops, some barnyard notes (yes I’m borrowing this term from wine tasting as I can’t think of a better way to describe it).
Creamy and rich.
Overall: This is a good Doppelbock with tons of malt. I found the flavour tended towards the rough hewn side with some barnyard notes which I don’t mind. Overall this is exactly what I would expect from a Bock and I hope Amsterdam keeps making it.
GlennHendry (67) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous mahogany pour with a creamy head. Smells like sweet caramel and tastes rich, with yeast, grassy notes and dark fruits dominating, before the chewy caramel malts return on the finish. Pleasant bitterness. Excellent beer and a superb dobblebock.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear copper with a small beige head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. The nose has big caramel notes, along with grassy hops and a touch of fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with lots of toffee and an herbal, grassy hop accent. The finish is medium in length and balanced between grassy hops and toffee malts. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky-syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent bock. 2014-08-23
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Smitty. Clear copper body, medium white head. Caramel with notes of orchard fruits, lightly estery. Moderately bitter finish.
taylorderek (30) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy wooden-copper colour with a small, creamy head. Beer is slightly thinner than the head, sporting a soft carbonation and a quick finish. beer smells earthy - yeasty/grassy aromas. Hops are definitely more present than malt in both aroma and flavour; A mostly bitter taste os paired with a light sweet and sour flavour - likely the malt?s contribution
ljthiessen (616) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber pour with virtually no head. Aromas of dark fruits and leather, with a bit if bubblegum. Fruity flavour with some leather notes and a bit of hop bitterness. Pretty nice doppelbock.
cattaneopapa (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a small lasting head. Aroma is metallic and has notes of dark fruits.
Grainy taste with notes of dark fruits and apricot.
Medium body moderate carbonation.
Randy4Beer (316) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice fairly clear brown, with hints of red hilights. Thin head. Not much lacing.
Aromas of sweet chocolatey malts.
Light refreshing mouthfeel. Tastes of malts, some grains and even a hint of chocolate milk.
Overall this is a nice seasonal from Amsterdam. A nice patio beer for the craft brew crowd. I’d buy it again.
SteveLikesBeer (62) - - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent tan-coloured head tops a decently carbonated deep mahogany base for this doppelbock that was poured from a 500-ml bottle. Munich, Vienna, Pils, Melanoidin and Caramunich malts combine to give this 7.3% alcohol spring seasonal a malty aroma with a hint of caramel. It uses a strain of Danish yeast and Hallertau hops and has a 30 IBU. There’s a bit of nut in the flavour. This full-bodied beer is aged three times as long as other Amsterdam products and leaves a mildly spicy aftertaste and pleasing finish on the palate. Considering the alcohol content, this goes down down very easily.