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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Blonde Bock
Bock beers are represented by a male goat, which in German lore symbolizes strength and virility. In accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516), bock beers must have a pre-fermentation malt sugar concentration of 16%, which converts over to at least 7% alcohol after fermentation. These strong beers were made popular in the early 1600’s by monks in order to minimize their hunger during fasting periods. While most bocks are dark, Blonde Bock is golden-colored and malty with a rich, creamy head. The rich flavor is counterbalanced with just the right level of bitterness from the Hallertau aroma hops and create a very smooth profile.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - JUN 25, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades quite fast to leave only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big and bready with lots of sweet caramel smells. Some lighter hop aromas, of a grassy and citrus nature, are mixed with these subduing the sweetness ever so slightly. Taste – The taste begins with a moderate doughy taste mixed with lots of sweeter flavors. The sweet is a mix of fruit, caramel and honey with the caramel being the dominate taste but complemented well by some apple and pear. As the taste moves on, some hop hits the tongue with a bit of a grassy and citrus hop coming along. All the while, the doughy flavors dwindle a bit while the sweet flavors get slightly stronger. With a decent, but not obnoxious, alcohol taste coming to the tongue at the end, a rather nice sweet and lightly hopped warming taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation help create that creamy feel which is quite nice for the sweet, light hop and light booze flavors of the brew. Overall –A bit sweeter and less malty then I was anticipating, but very pleasant none the less. A nice brew for the price.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (133) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear light amber color with medium head that fades quickly. Sweet malty aroma. Light to medium body. Malt taste but quickly becomes very sweet and moved to a sour taste. Not a horrible beer for "having a few" but not many flavors and nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iphonephan (3159) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
From a bottle at Whole Foods Beer School. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Light biscuit nose. Flavors of toast with some light caramel notes. Light bodied, medium carbonation, crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (284) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Aroma is light sweet honey malt. Appearance is dark golden clear with small off white head. Taste is sweet malt followed by hop bitterness and a bit of tangy aroma hops. Palate is medium light. Light malt and a crisp hop bitterness lingers. Overall a nice beer that is a good drinker. Smooth and hides alcohol well. Malt could be larger and more complex. Hop bitterness also a bit too pronounced detracting from the malt.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Had out of a bottle. Just an okay beer nothing ti write home about. Would not have this one again

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (859) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white frothy head. Yeast and corn smell. Sweet malt corn flavor with a very mild bitter note.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Decent bock beer on tap at Gordon Biersch in San Francisco, easy to drink, cold, refreshing, nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Really I do not know why a Bock is a seasonal in July but it was good, somewhat strong and nice to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft. Pours clear amber with no head. Tastes like malt and mild hops. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells musky and bready, not much aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, light pear and apple, and light yeast. Flavor is dry malts, light hop bitterness, and some grassy notes; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.


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