Brewed by Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
Style: Dunkler Bock
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bock is a strong reddish brown lager with origins in the German town of Einbeck in the 13th century. This beer has certainly stood the test of time. Redoak’s Bock uses a combination of light and dark Munich malts, Noble Hallertau hops and Bavarian lager yeast. Bock’s high alcohol content is balanced with a slight malt sweetness and a moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1354) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 2, 2011
2011 release on draught at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe in Sydney (6.9%ABV). Appears red-brown in the glass with a tan head of good duration and lacing. Nose is rich dark roasted malts with burnt sugar and hints of cherries/plums together with an alcoholic presence. Rich syrupy medium-to-full bodied palate with a sweet malty tongue and light hop presence. A sipper for a cold winter’s day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
Tasting from Jan’ 2009.
Produces a ruddy chestnut, not quite bright. The carbonation is tight and very fine. Huge toque blanche dons it rising a good inch from the brim of the glass and holds. Dense, the head needs to be chewed off to get to the beer below. It looks good!
Aroma is interesting - dusty cocoa, tree bark and trodden, fermenting cherries, a little weedy and earthy, soil-like. Down hill from there in the mouth. Burnt caramel and burnt grain husks, some kelp and rust, a tannic astringency in and around the swallow and soft alcohol burn. Rust and tea-like tannins coming through in the swallow too, notes of spent grain also. It is so light in body. Nothing works with this. It would have been so much better if I didn’t have to drink it. Disappointing as it starts off so good! One for the re-rate pile..... (33cL, No date stamp, The Beer Store Morley)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours lovely dark copper with an off-white head that shrinks to surface cover pretty quickly. Aroma is a little bit light but has notes of toffee, molasses and brown sugar. Flavour, like the aroma, is quite sweet, but not sickly, and has a lot in common with the aroma but with a slight burnt note, like burnt sugar, as well as the subtlest hint of hops. Very pleasant but definitely on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2008
Thick frothy head on a red/brown pour good carbonation.Aroma,hint cramel,roast flavour,very nice hops,fruit and melon tastes,a good lager for a cool night,finish dry and melon taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2113) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2007
330ml botte from local bottlo. A sort of odd woody chocolate and red wine like aroma. Pours a headless ruby-brown body. Mouth is suprisingly full and creamy, despite appearences. Rich malts dominate the flavour, roasted, burnt, almost even a charcol like smokiness at times. Slightly berry fruit finish with a subtle lingering dry bitterness. Seems like the kind of beer you could sit back and sip at for ages; too tasty though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottled, whilst in Sydney, Aus. Bright, chessnut body. Medium head. Tainted malt and boiled veg flavour. It’s fair to say that my first beer from Redoak was not that great. Will need to get down to the brew pub in the city.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2006
(Bottle) Clear mahogany brown with a medium sized head that was around for a little while. Smells deliciously of roasted malts, sort of meaty, but a really lovely malty aroma. Flavour is a bit salty, helping it taste a bit like a roast with gravy. Chewy palate and a medium to full body. This is a very tasty beer, and better than I remember it being when I had it on tap. Makes me want to head back down to the the brew-pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2006
on tap at redoak. ruby colour with a decently frothy, white head. definitely some strawberry jam in the aroma. flavour reminded me of rhubarb and custard (the dessert, not the tv show) with a slight earthiness that hinted at boiled vegies. not much german stuff happening but it was ok anyway

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2006
Deep red body with a light tan head. The head lasted the distance but left little lacing and didn’t impress much in the appearance. Aroma of malt and dried fruit. Light enough in body to drink quickly with flavours of dried fruit, spice and pepper. Tastes alright just doesn’t really turn me on but certainly could drink more than one and would recommend others to give it a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2006
Though I was drinking a cabernet rather than a beer. Lots of berries and toffee. A nice reddish colour and deep aroma. Between this and the Hefeweizen Redoak seem to be doing very impressive things.

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