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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This legendary beer style has a richness of history to match its rich flavor. The beer was named in Einbeck, Germany during a city celebration where the strong dark beer was being served. It seems that a bock (the German word for goat) entered the grounds unseen. Soon after, one of the villagers was knocked to the ground. The bock was standing nearby and to this day it is still unclear whether it was the beer, or the bock, which leveled the villager. <br /> Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, Cara Pils and Black malts, imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops. <br /> Available January through April.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjmoen (114) - - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a clear red color with khaki head. Well balanced with caramel and malty flavors. A tad on the sweet side

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (198) - Minneapolis, - JAN 7, 2015
Nice creamy bock with a hint of spice. Good winter style bock from Shell’s who make solid German beers here in MN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1701) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Roasted malts all over the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1878) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft at Stouts Pub. Dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Malty nose. Big malty beer with just a hint of bitterness in the finish and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at Winterfest. I don’t know how I have managed to go so many years without rating this. Medium sweet. Some flavor or caramel and tons of malt, with a sweet finish. I understand the recipe for this beer dates from the 1880s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap, dark caramel brown with amber hues. Smooth roasted malt aroma. Tatse is malt driven, smooth and sweet but well balanced with hops. Very nice bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (641) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep ruby-brown with sizable light beige head. Nose is well-hopped - smooth and appealing herbal noble hops make an appearance, along with just a touch of citrus. Flavor is robust and full of caramely sugars and toastiness, but also well tempered by a degree of resinous herbal hops notes in the finish. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pretty decent bock and very sessionable. Watery mouthfeel but with a substantial caramel and bready body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
It has been a while since I had this but I remember really enjoying it. The beer has a sweet, caramel flavor with a slight hint of roast. It has a really nice color and is really smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
12. oz bottle pours clear amber color with a tight off white beige head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is mostly caramel and sweet malts. Taste is mostly sweet with some bitterness and nuttiness in the dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel. Exactly what I was looking for in a reasonably priced bock. I would try this one often if it were available where I live.

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