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RATINGS: 378   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 1600ís 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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium golden amber with a very thin (less than 1 finger) white frothy head that was fully diminishing and produced no lacing to speak of. The aroma was that of bread and grain malts, a floral hop and a sweet yeast with a note of caramel, a little fruit and a smidgen of spice. The taste was malty and a bit hoppy with a little bite of spice pretty much throughout with the ending being a little sweet with strong caramel and fruit notes. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow with the sweet fruitiness lingering a short while, leaving behind the slight bitterness of hops a just a little sourness. Mouthfeel was just a little shy of medium in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a decent drinkable brew with a sweet sticky metallic aftertaste. Although the moderately high ABV does make it easier to partake after each swallow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
On tap at Detroit Metro airport, pours a bright, clear honey color with a tan head. The smell is toasted malt, mild fruit, caramel and bread. The taste is as it smells with a dry ending. The body is light+ with active, prickly carbonation. Just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Flavor is a bit not as sweet as expected, in fact, a bit tart. However, the overall impression of this brew is good and I expect it to hold itís own against the standard, average brew served by the major beer companies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley in San Diego. Clear golden. Aroma of malt, slightly grainy, with honey-ish hint. Sweetish flavor with malt, bready, a bit caramelly, a bit honey-ish, with a slightly drier finish with a bitterish hint and a faint alcoholic note. Light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at Gordon Biersch - ATL airport. Clear golden pour with minimal head. Bready, malty, a bit too sweet, with an odd rough edge on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Aroma of lemon, coriander, orange and hay. Appears a copper gold with a moderate foam. Taste is smooth with an odd malt funk, creamy vanilla, lemon, carbonated grain malt and coriander. Overall, not too bad. Big creamy malt overtones and a more assertive carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (443) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a transparent golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is very bready and sweet malts, caramel. The taste is more of the same. There is a very minimal hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma of yeast and bread, golden color with a lasting creamy well laced head. Creamy feel with a taste of bread and malt. With a bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"a pretty nice malty aroma and flavor. the body is a little bit lacking for a 7% bock, but isnít bad at all. average for the style, slightly better than the average beer overall."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Netsky (6) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
Orange/gold with a small white head that doesnít last long. Nothing in the aroma portends a firm maltiness. Flavor is toffee/caramel sweet with a light bitterness. Feels like a bock, full bodied with a slick creaminess. If i was going to drink a beer of this style Iíd prefer something darker with more malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (17700) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Very pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of straw and paper. Taste is bland hay.

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