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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Stone City Brewery created a cult classic with the origination of Aaah! Bock. Since 2004, it has been our honor to continue this springtime tradition. Similar to the Vienna style, our bock is brewed with pale, Munich and caramel malts and noble hops. Four a rich malt flavor and full body, let there be bock!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Brown and clear with a white head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, caramel and earthy hops. Similar flavor, rich malty sweetness and mild earthy bitterness. Medium body, pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Nearly clear auburn pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is cereal, caramel, bran muffin, bread, spicy and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, toast and nutty notes up front, then toffee, husky grain, sweet vegetal notes, a little grass, spicy and prairie floral hops. Light to medium body with a neutral to chewy entry, light to medium, blanketing carbonation and slightly more dry, slightly juicy finish. Good stuff overall.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Can. Murky reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is steamed veggies and a bit of toffee. Similar taste but I kinda dig the taste, whereas the aroma isn’t all that good. Decent bit of heft to the body.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Canned. Dark red-brown with a smallish white head. There is a small amount of suspended particulates floating throughout, though most quickly settle to the bottom of the glass. Mild malt nose with some black pepper, cola, and mild vegetable soup. Vegetal notes follow through into the flavor with clove and black peppery spiciness, very mild smoke and mild-to-moderate caramels. Watery palate underneath some prickly carbonation. Just not very good. I’m a huge M*A*S*H fan, so I got the reference the first time I visited the Great River brewery and saw the signage on the wall. I really wanted to like this. If they changed to cans to be M*A*S*H or Army themed I’d buy one more just for the can, but I sadly wouldn’t buy again for the beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Canned in Minneapolis picked up in Iowa City. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Somewhat metallic, played dough, light caramel, a bit spicy aroma. A bit thin, nutty bready, light chocolate. Light caramel flavor. Blah.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Can hooked by pepsied garbage for free beer week. Creamy coffee. Toffee. Brown sugar. raisin. Hint of played dough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours a dark brown or even purpleish color. A light nutty nose with some chocolates. A flavorful brew with dry cocoa, berries, some light toasted malts, tea. Light smoke. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2013
16oz can sent by randomgarbage, pours a very dark clear red with a thin off white head, aroma is pretty sweet with a little bit of malt and caramel, the flavor is sweet on the front end with a caramel finish, pretty straight forward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Aroma is malts, yeast and mild nuttiness. The flavor is malts, a hint of all things steamed vegetables, mild nuttiness and a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
racecarr98 (25) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Truth be told this brewery is a stones throw away from my house and it has a special place in my heart. I had this beer in its first batch and enjoyed watching it grow along with the brewery.


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