26 Mar

Spring Bock Beer Review

Amsterdam Spring Bock in a Mill Street glass

Amsterdam Spring Bock in a Mill Street glass, because reasons

Brewery: Amsterdam Brewing
Style: Doppelbock
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.


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01 Dec

Monster Mash | 24 Days o’Beer: Day 1

Day 1_MonsterMash_BarnDoorBrewing

Saying goodbye to the beers of fall, we prepare for the winter

Brewery: Barn Door Beverage Co.
Style: Dopplebock
ABV: 7.5%        IBU: 22

This deep ruby strong beer pours with a creamy, thin head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring of tan head and leave minimal lacing. The boozy aroma features strong notes of raison and caramel malts with hints of sweet fruit and molasses.

A toasty and smoky malt character dominates the flavour with sticky honey and raison also present. Hints of brandy and molasses round out the complex flavour and are well complemented by the full, creamy body and low carbonation.

4 out of 5 cats

Mike says:

 Certainly nicer as it warm up

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