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Old 03-18-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default Sam Adams Double Bock - I need to make something like this!

I just had a Sam Adams Double Bock (from their Imperial Collection) and I absolutely loved it. I had better like it for almost $10/4-pack! It is about as malty as I think I would like without being over the top syrupy sweet and now I want to make a similar style. Does anyone have any suggestions for a partial/mini mash recipe on this one? It was 9.5% ABV and pure heaven.

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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I would love an all grain recipe for the Sam Adams Double Bock as well. Has anyone made a beer close to this?

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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I think you're talking about the Triple Bock if it's part of the Imperial Collection.

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The double is definitely in the imperial series, I recently had some as well.

I have no recipe but I know you will need lagering capabilities if you want to do it right.

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Old 06-17-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1790

I brewed this kit and it was better than the real stuff.
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My bad! Double it is!

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:37 PM   #7
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Sam Adams Triple Bock was a failed experiment in the 90s. No one should ever clone that beer. Ever.

I haven't had the Double Bock, but I'm guessing it is worlds better than that vile stuff in the little blue bottle.

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I would completely disagree on that triple bock statement. For one it was instrumental in pushing the boundaries of what could be done with high abv beers, and very influential on lots of great high abv beers that are made today.

Also a lot depends on the circumstances of each bottle, when it was aged, how it was stored, which batch it was from.

Having been fortunate enough to have several from different batches and aged in proper cellars over the years I can tell you there are some great bottles and some terrible bottles out there.

Unfortunatly most people have only had the 97 batch and base their whole opinion on that version, stay away from the 97 batch at this point, but the last 94's and 95's I had were still very, very good over at decade old in proper storage.

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http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1790

I brewed this kit and it was better than the real stuff.
Did the kit actually have munich malt? I noticed according to the SA website the only malts used in it are Pale 2-row & C60. I've not tried the stuff yet, but I've really enjoyed real german doppelbocks. One of these days I'll sample a bottle of double bock.
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Did the kit actually have munich malt? I noticed according to the SA website the only malts used in it are Pale 2-row & C60. I've not tried the stuff yet, but I've really enjoyed real german doppelbocks. One of these days I'll sample a bottle of double bock.
I did the partial mash since it was only my 3rd or 4th brew so I don’t know what they use for the all grain. I would just send them a email and I am sure they will tell you what the grain bill is. To be honest their kit ruined my taste for the actual stuff. I still have 20-30 bottles that I bought when SA released the Imp Series DBL Bk that after I brewed the kit I found mine to be much smoother and balanced than the real thing.
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