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RATINGS: 369   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3495) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle: Light amber and clear. Very light head dissipates quickly. Light malty nose. Slightly sweet and bitter finish. Not rich or fresh. Simple or funky. Just not quite clean. Good depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2228) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
July 2011. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Malt, honey, spice and fruit. A bit thin and lacking flavors, but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft. Pours amber with a whitehead. Grainy base, light sweetness, low earthy bitterness, and a hint of honey. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Aroma: slight scent of honey. Appearance: nice golden color, minimal head and lacing. Taste: initially sweet then medium bitter finish. Palate: medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
This bock is a mild twist on the traditional malt-bill of the style. The color is golden and it is a beautiful beer in a glass. The taste strikes a good balance of malt and hops. This beer will pair well with a variety of foods. All that said, I prefer a more traditional bock.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Nice beer for its style that pours cloudy yellow and has a nice head. GB always has a good presentation. Bit of a bit but a good alcohol content for their beers. I have been alternating between this and the summer lately.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AirForceHops (3113) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft sample @Syracuse location. Clear yellow color some head and lace. Nose and flavor is the same. Decent balance of hops and malt. It’s true to the style just a tad boring. Maybe upping the hops would help kick this up a notch. Body is thin and watery. Meh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2013
draft at the brewery, Cheektowaga. golden blonde pour, creamy body. sweet maltiness, mild bitterness. A nice beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
From tap. Golden color with decent head. Aroma was esters and bread. A taste followed with a little bitter and sweetness. Esters threw me here.


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