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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Airport beer - not that good, should have stuck with the hefeweizen rather than feeding my need to try new inferior beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 22, 2013
Scoff at Gordon Biersch if you must, but at least they are right upfront about their beers. These are not the overly hopped West Coast abominations, but the proper balance between hops AND malt, resulting in a balanced brew just like the Germans make. Sure they make some weaklings, but overall the German way is the proper way, and will remain long after the current pine tree fetish runs its course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1186) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours gold color with 1 inch creamy white head. Smell is of malts, some hops and a floral or citrus undertone. Taste is of sweet malts, some hops and a dry bready finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
A finger and half of head on a clear, straw colored body. The aroma is grain with metal. Not great. The taste is average: grain, mild bitterness and mild sweet finish. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. A mild drink overall without any offensive notes... or redeeming qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1295) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Another good bock. Pours a great golden color. Smells slightly of bananas. Taste is similar, basic lager taste, with some fruitiness. Easily drinkable. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (748) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a light amber brown with very little head and some carbonation. Decent color. Aroma is simple and sweet, candied malt and not much else... maybe some grains and grass. Taste is a bit odd... I get quite a bit of malt and some funk... maybe a little bit of grass and hay. hops too. Smooth until the bitter end. Overall, it is not bad. Complex but off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
In bottle; pours a golden brown. Medium bodied; quite easy drinking for a 7% beer .. was hoping for a little more though (IE like a true German bock). So far out of the Biersch "sampler box", this has been my favorite,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at Hopmonk, Sebastol location. A decent serviceable blond. Slightly yeasty "dirty blonde" flavour which was fine on a 26 degree Fall day. A bit funky as a result, Significant retained head on light blond body. Carbonation above average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 7, 2012
Draft, nothing remarkable, tasted like an industrial beer maybe wit a little more of body, almost no hop aroma at all, and some malty flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Rich amber color with a thick creamy head. Strong malty aroma and a strong malt taste. Slightly sweet but also a nice amount of bitterness. Very smooth - good beer.

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