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From: hplabs!harvard!ima!wang7!klm
Subject: Sam Adams Double Bock
Date: 1989-05-16 19:10:38 GMT

Greetings all! I've been off the net for a few weeks due to equipment
problems, so I've got lots of reading to catch up on. But, I'm back
and you'll probably be hearing from me again soon.

This doesn't exactly fit the subject of homebrew but as we are all beer
afficionados here, I would like to find out if any of you have an
opinion of the Samuel Adams Double Bock. An friend of mine tried it
and his opinion was somewhat neutral. I tried it and my opinion was
far from neutral. I disliked it intensely.

I have had both domestic and German (while I was in Germany) Bocks and
DoppelBocks, and I have brewed my own Bock according to Papazian's
guidelines. Nothing I have had before was anywhere near this new
Sam Adams brew. My major complaints are 1) It's too light, and 2)
it's far too sweet (almost sickly sweet.)

Now I understand that DoppelBocks should be a bit full-bodied (sweet)
but I think that this beer goes too far. I'm almost tempted to write
the brewery and ask them what they were thinking about when they ccame up
with this recipe.

Am I way off base? Do any of you agree with me? I really like their
regular beer (Boston Lager), it's one of my favorites. The Bock just
turned me off.

Kevin McBride
(What's left of) Wang Laboratories, Inc.
Unix Desktop Imaging Systems
.!ima!wang7!klm (work)
.!ima!wang7!gozer!klm (home, preferred)

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