While Sam Adams should certainly be credited with spearheading the American craft brew movement, they've also done a fair job of underwhelming me with some of their offerings. Not so with their Double Bock. Make the label in German and price it like an import and I wouldn't have known it wasn't from Germany. The only thing missing was the -ator that is a staple on German doppelbocks. It had a sweet, malty taste, a warming 8.8% ABV, and looked beautiful in a glass. Not the best Sam Adams I've ever had, or the best doppelbock, but certain a damn fine beer by any measurement.
Reviewed: November 20, 2005