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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our delicious bock lager was brewed with lots of rich, sweet caramel malts and delicately balanced with the finest Bavarian Hallertau hops. For all holiday occasions, drink up the good life!

This holiday bock will be available in some of your favorite restaurants and in specially packaged 22 oz. bottles in stores in time for the holidays (limited to 200 cases). We will have a limited number of hand bottles 750 ml bottles specially packaged for the holidays This bottle will be limited to 142 hand numbered bottles available at the brewery only.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(22oz bottle, 2007 vintage) Medium off-white head that mostly diminishes, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, faint earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate, faint earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a slightly hazy, reddish-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Toasted cereal and roasted malts in the aroma; some bitter coffee / chocolate poking through. Medium mouthfeel: dark chocolate, toasted / lightly roasted malts, and some brown sugar; slight dryness; lots of chocolate and coffee coming through mid-palate. Medium, chocolate and toasty malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Clear dark brown body with a tiny tan head. Sweet toffee nose with plums and blackberry. The flavor is moderately sweet with toffee, cola, brown sugar and prunes. Medium body is bit rough with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown body with a scant, off-white head. Smell: Chocolate aroma of freshly-squeezed Tootsie rolls with a tart underlying fruitiness. Taste: A little caramel and chocolate maltiness. More of those tart, fruity plum skins. Dash of nutmeg. Mild bitterness. Not much of a finish, it just sorta ends. Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Simple, straightforward, and, well, that’s that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Date: 01/12/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy brown, wispy beige head, sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a light spicyness, big sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it balanced, dries out upon warming,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Pours a deep amber color with with a white head. Aroma is caramel, spices, and some hops. Flavor is caramel, astringent roasted malts, and a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle 2006 (#2181 of 3800) Pours a deep brown, ruby in the light with a fading khaki head. Soft aroma malt aroma. Roasty and mildly earthy with some sweet fruity notes of raisins and brown sugar. Creamy with mild carbonation. Nice malt character in the flavor. Soft and roasty. Has a light fruity back of raisins and a slighyl pruney character. It nicely balanced with plenty of toasted earthiness and a light tobacco notes. Rounded, with a roasted finish. A solid Dunkler Bock, and extremely underrated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bomber. Gold foil-topped 2007 edition. Hazy mahogany with a thin beige head. Sweet caramel nose, some chocolate and vanilla notes. Body is a bit thin. Sweet malt flavors, with caramel and some nutmeg and a light smokiness. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2007. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Nothing too outstanding here, medium bodied, nutty malty roasted flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Poured a dark, thick deep brown with a thin white head. I was expecting Christmas-y and Holiday aromas, what I got was the nose of a standard bock, malty and sweet with hints of brown sugar. Sweet and drinkable flavor, malty, sugary, touches of biscuit, clove, and nuts. This was a very standard dunkle, I’m surprised it hasn’t had better ratings. If you can still find them, grab one and see for yourself. My 300th rating!!


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