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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bock is a dark, hearty lager brewed to celebrate the renewal of spring. This brew is lightly hopped to give the traditional bock a hearty roasted malt flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, carmel and a hint of Citrus. Taste is sweet with very faint bitters. Light and airy.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Tasted from 12oz bottle into nucleated pint glass. It poured a clear, deep brown color with a weak beige head and a little scattered lace. It lacked the characteristic big, creamy, lasting head of a good bock. Aromas of malt, toast, too much roasted grain, mollases, almost no hops or yeast character. Flavor was a sharp, unpleasant maltiness: vinous, overly acidic (no carbonate/mineral water balance,) rich melanoidins but reminiscent of rotten stone fruit. Cidery in a bad way. Higher than expected hops bitterness and slight fusel alcohol heat. Overall, a pretty rough, improperly balanced bock. Hopefully this was just a bad batch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Aroma is malty raisin. Appearance is dark brown mahogany. Crystal clear. Taste is malt forward. Raisins, plum, honey, caramel, bread. Palate is medium+. Lays on the tongue. Overall not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
CBC 12oz bottle-pours amber with a light tan head and trailing lace. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, 2nd herbal hops.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Head gone; foxy-amber beer. Buttery smell, cookies, oxydation - old sample? Buttery, clearly oxydated beer. Cake, butterscotch and sweet - even syrupy. Slick, oily, medium bodied and tired. Bad sample, I fear.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt and raisin aroma. Clear deep amber with a small beige head. Caramel malt flavor with a faint underlying bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation. Solid, but not a stand out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
My bottle of this poured a completely headless brown. That is somewhat alarming but it did open w/ a pop and has a reasonable level of carbonation. Appearance aside, this is a nice take on the style. The nose has a slight metallic twinge but that is really to this otherwise flavorful, malty brew. It is a bit on the sweet side but not terribly heavy because of fine but assertive carbonation. It’s texture lends more towards slow sipping which is fine for a stronger lager. Pretty good beer but I do wonder if there might not have been a freshness issue. Do not hesitate to try if you find this on draft--at least not on account of me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
On tap @ Lakefront Brewery. Pour is deep amber with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is sweet and malt forward with notes of caramel/toffee, light berry, and a touch of grass. Flavor shows the same and finishes with some herbal bitterness. Overall body is moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Somewhat murky amber pour with minimal head. Nose is sweet caramel/toffee. Palate is a bit thin. Taste is bready malts and sweet caramel. Just okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours clear deep amber with a finger of short-lived white head. Aroma is toffee sweet. Taste is similar with toffee and caramel malt.


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