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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shanebrews (281) - Virginia, 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 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (5971) - 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 (7021) - 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 (486) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
karamel, .................................................. nahorkly,

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
[US West Coast Trip 2013] gyllene, smakrik, lite jäst. Viss beska som hänger kvar. Mycket kolsyra.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1075) - 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.

4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1650) - 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.


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