Bock German Lager is dark, malty, strong, toffeeish, full-bodied, with a restrained bitterness. Bock Beers are strong and malty, with a smoothness developed over months of cold aging. Moderate bitterness serves to balance out a slightly sweet full-bodied palate packed with toasty, bready and toffee like flavors. The malt is the star of the Bock and thereís plenty of it, delivering alcohol strength of 6 to 7 percent. The art of brewing has always brought Germans a great deal of pride. When brewers north of Germany started producing Bock Beer, it swept all the surrounding nations with its popularity. In 1612 Munich brewers sought to make their own Bock; the public instantly fell in love with the beer and Bavariaís beer supremacy had begun! The German word "Bock" also refers to a Billy Goat, and brewers have made the goat the mascot of bock beer. These beers carry weight gracefully and the palate dries out in the finish of the beer. It is tradition in Germany that Bock Bier be released in the spring.
Editorís note: was 6.1%, 7% in Jan 2013
Brewer: Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
Style: Dunkler Bock
Alcohol Content: 7%