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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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An authentic, German-style Bock, celebrating the coming of spring. This strong, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor. Saint Arnold Spring Bock is best consumed at 40į Fahrenheit.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (4592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pickly chocolate aroma. Super fruity and sweet. Very little bittering -- woody bitter whatís there. This was just a chore to try to drink. Doughy, parched malt, like a storng oktoberfest that lost itís way. Abv pushes to the front. Didnít finish it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8493) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Draft at Dog & Duck, Austin. Medium light brown color, like a dark amber ale. Nice festive Marzen-like aroma with maple and oak notes. Buttery flavor, like an infection but different, rather a fresh butter and cream flavor. Ultimately disappointing, though I was impressed with the smooth cream-ale qualities it had.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Light malty sweet aroma - somewhat faint. Nice copper color, short head, little to no lacing. Taste is sweet malts - sugary - mildly hoppy at the back of the tongue, then sweet again in the finish. Body is fizzy and could be thicker. Thanks fly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Thanks to TChrome for this. Pours deep copper (not ruby) with smallish white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, candi sugar. Tastes malty, with some hops, floral esters, nuts, cognac, and light fruit at the finish. Dry finish, and medium palate. Very good. I love maibocks, and this is my first of 2005. Let the good times (and the good maibocks) roll!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours very pale amber color with a slowly dissipating off white head. Aroma is a bit on the simplistic style, being almost entirely sweet malt and caramel. Flavor is easy going a bit overly sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is underwhelming. Needs improvement.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6018) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. Pours an orangeish light copper with a thin, but long lasting off-white head with a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is pretty nondescript - a bit of caramel perhaps, but not very obvious. Flavor has some chocolate notes, cherries, a bit of caramel and some alcohol. Palate is fairly smooth. Nothing to really get excited about, but falrly solid and dependable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
A very light bodied interperetation of the style. But after all it isnít meant to be an American version of the classic German-style Dopple. Well balanced, with a smooth syrupy start and a brief flash of sweet hoppiness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 A little on the light side, but drinkable. A slight malty sweetness hides in the background and makes funny noises, but it never makes a spectacle. Shame. Not bad, though. Coulda used a little more hops bite to go with what little malt there was, but it was not to be. Maybe next year.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Well, hmmm. Canít think of much great to say about this one. Dark. foamy head. Smells like a really thin bock. This beer lacks most bock characterisitcs. It is sweet, like a bock, but not malty sweet, just sweet. Fly is right. Hop presence isnít in your face but not really present at all. It is thin, not like a bock. and I didnít really enjoy it. grat

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - APR 4, 2004
This was interesting. In St. Arnold fashion, their beers maintain a consistency I have not seen in most brewers. All their beers have a very distinct flavor, and this is no different. If you need a mental pictures, Spring Bock is like a black and tan, but instead it is a ST Arny Amber and a Shiner Bock. It is flavorful and refreshing, although not totally unique. Still, it is a good brew for pre summer festivities


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