One cannot help but appreciate Samuel Adams® Double Bock's huge malt character. We use an enormous amount of malt, half a pound per bottle, to brew this intensely rich lager. Its deep brown-ruby color is all made in the kettle, no black malt is used, resulting in a rich sweetness that is free of the rough taste of burnt malt. All that remains is the velvet smooth flavor and mouth feel of the two-row malt. Samuel Adams Double Bock's intense malt character is balanced with a subtle piney, citrus hop note from the Noble hops.
With his great-great grandfather's recipe for Louis Koch Lager as his guide, Jim Koch brewed the first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in his kitchen in 1984. Six weeks after its Boston introduction in April 1985, Samuel Adams was selected as "The Best Beer in America" in The Great American Beer Festival's Consumer Preference Poll. Since 2000, Samuel Adams has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions than any other brewery in the world, and is currently the largest U.S. crafter brewer.