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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Sweet and smooth on the palate, with a vinous characteristic and an alcoholic bite in the finish. Delicate, with no obtrusive off-flavors; but then again, nothing to really take notice of either. Take that for what it is, and choose which side of the fence you want to send your perspective.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2002
8/05/02: Light aroma blend of flowers, hop buds and alcohol...Color is pretty honey-gold with relatively light but lacey head. Flavor is lightly sweet with hop bitters racing along sides of palate--a bit of a tang accompanies all. Finish is light and fairly clean, leaving trace dryness behind...and evidence of that demon alcohol! Despite the high ABV rating, this feels quite light-bodied--one could easily guzzle several of these down on a warm day on the patio. Personally, I wish the bottom-end flavor had a little more bloom to it, but this is smooth, refreshing, very drinkable, and it DOES have that little kick to it! Re-Rate 9/12/02: Aroma almost non-existent this round (even though it was served relatively warm). However, I liked its overall balance a bit better...it has just a touch of spice to the flavor and finish that adds a little extra warmth to its alcohol kick.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1292) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Interesting deep golden beer. Like a german pilsener sorta. Very light and citrusy with a hint of sweetness. Good texture and nice and full flavored. Very good, but not as bock-esque as I had imagined.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2002
Pouring the color of old gold, this beer has a rocky head and an interesting winey nose (Vionier). Big malt andbread mouthfeel with a good dollop of alcohol and a fair hop kick. As it warms a definate wine charactor develops in the finnish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 The perfect amber color. Creamy mouthful. Nice smooth malty flavor with a slight aftertaste that barely lingers with a hint of tartness. Agree with the previous reviewer that the beer doesn’t taste of its high alcohol. In my opinion, a superb beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Amber in color with a slight head. Has a sweet, almost candy-like smell. The taste promises bock, but never quite delivers. Nice malty sweetness that is not very dominate at all. Hops lingers ever so slightly.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2002
Draught. Light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted light bread), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
This isn’t anything I’ll go out of my way to get or anything, but I have to say that for a 7.5% alcohol beer, it is exceptionally smooth and light in color. Spicy, slightly sweet in smell and flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 27, 2002
Had a few bottles of this today. This brew pours a clear medium copper. The large firm off-white head is as stiff as meringue, but doesn’t last nearly as long. Lacing is fair. The faint nose is mostly flowers, resin, smoke, spices, alcohol and toasted malt. The warm sweet flavor is fruity and spicy with an average malty finish. The brew has a medium body with a creamy soft texture, and an alcoholic feel to the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rich42 (128) - USA - MAY 24, 2002
perhaps my favorite beer that comes in a 6-pack. I’m a major bock fan - and I’d contend that this is a real one. Light in color - but the body is full. A little malty sweetness - but it’s well balanced by the hops - result is fairly crisp. Almost like a barvarian pilsner with 50% more malt. I’ve found if you have it ice cold it tastes a bit citricy - I recommend letting it warm up a little. Normally have it in the bottle - but the few times I had it on tap was excellent. Great beer.


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