Brewery: Amsterdam Brewing
ABV: 7.3% IBU: 30
Another highly anticipated seasonal brew, this dopplebock from Amsterdam Brewing is going to be released in the LCBO for the first time this year. Already a fan favourite, it is sure to be a big success.
I actually tracked this one down at my favourite local drinking spot, 3030, last night and decided I had to give it a try. It may not have been the best pairing for the otherwise delicious Marisco Spaghetti that I had for dinner but it was nonetheless a tasty brew that I am glad I tried.
To try this locally made dopplebock for yourself, look for it at your local LCBO, the Amsterdam retail store, and your favourite craft beer spot.
“Amsterdam Spring Bock is crafted using three types of imported malts to give it a unique richness and deep mahogany colour. Fermented with their house strain of Danish yeast and aged three times longer than other beers, Amsterdam Spring Bock is a seasonal brew you do not want to miss out on.”
This seasonal doppelbock pours a dark brown to black colour with lovely mahogany notes. A quarter-inch layer of tan head tops the beer, lasting well as you drink and leaving behind a light layer of lacing down the inside of the glass.
Amsterdam’s Spring Bock features a soft malt nose with a great chocolate and molasses presence. Hints of caramel and spice come through but overall the aroma is quite light. A touch of smoke is also noticeable.
Full of bitter dark chocolate and more subtle sweet molasses, this bock has a great malt notes. It has plenty of dark fruit and raisin notes with some light warming spice and smokiness. Some herbal, grassy notes give the brew a nice balance and some pleasant earthiness.
Smooth and somewhat creamy, Spring Bock has a bit of a syrupy body and soft carbonation. The bitter chocolate malts have a pleasant, subtle lingering presence and, despite the higher alcohol content, it goes down quite smoothly.