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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
A sweet gold bock. One of my favorites (when on sale, of course).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clondest99 (12) - palo alto, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
A rather sweet but still very tasty beer! Be careful, you won’t taste the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elshunko (8) - USA - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
Great example of this traditional German style. Golden, clear and malty and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
An easy drinking beer that is pleasent on the palate. This is a very good beer that you could enjoy every day

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dabear21 (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
light sweetness, golden, minimal head, light body, thin feel, lively, a refreshing beer on a hot day.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - SEP 7, 2001
palate a little strong, great alcohol content, easy drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 many times i'd passed this one up thinking 'blonde bock' was an oxymoron, like stout lite. it sounds like a marketing ploy to combine the robust virility of the bock with some neutered focus group's idea of 'blonde' sounding sexy and yet having the requisite blandness to appeal to the 96% of adult beverage buyers who buy the grain-pop beers from the likes of phillip morris. ahem. well, imagine my surprise. if it's a bock, i'm a republican flamingo, but it is a real decent beer. it pours brassy golden and foaming like a rabied goat. some apple and bourbon notes. great taste, sweet, but not enough to attract humingbirds. finish? too soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, 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.

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