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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This legendary beer style has a richness of history to match its rich flavor. The beer was named in Einbeck, Germany during a city celebration where the strong dark beer was being served. It seems that a bock (the German word for goat) entered the grounds unseen. Soon after, one of the villagers was knocked to the ground. The bock was standing nearby and to this day it is still unclear whether it was the beer, or the bock, which leveled the villager. <br /> Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, Cara Pils and Black malts, imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops. <br /> Available January through April.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2844) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle - Pours dark amber with a nice foamy light tan head. Nice sweet, bready, malty nose. Lots of toffee notes. Dark bread shows itself more in the taste, big pumpernickel notes, along with a subtle herbal hoppiness. A bit too sweet for my liking, but it’s pleasant enough. A little too much carbonation and a bit syrupy--detracts a bit. Overall a decent beer, though too sweet..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle. Deep somewhat cloudy brown pour with a creamy off-white head. Nose is quite sweet - caramel and cherry. Medium palate with some body. Taste is cherry, malt, some caramel, and slight spice. Really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
This beer has a nice darker amber color with a average head. The beer is sweet and malty with a light spicyness. Maybe a hint of sour fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
deep amber pour with a tan head. creamy malt scent. lighter body despite the look of this one. smooth malt taste. a decent bock...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Frankfurter glass. Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma: Strong bready malt with cherry, chocolate, and metallic & spicy hops. Taste: Complex and rich malts with chocolate, bread, caramel, cherry and dark fruit. Turns spicy and slightly bitter at the end. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very smooth, clean and almost creamy. Overall: Fantastic Bock that even rivals many Doppelbocks in terms of its malty punch. One of the very few German-style Bocks around with its pure barley malts (no wheat, adjuncts or spices) and its original gravity of 16+.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Too watery for the style and I have a hard time getting past that... cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pure sweetness in the malt that dominates. Not much hops but bocks aren’t supposed to have much hops, great standard bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet, little roasted malt. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Overall, just okay. Odd taste at finish... maybe like cloves? I like some bock, but this one doesn’t overwhelm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1372) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle from a Schell variety pack. Brownish with a tan head that holds modestly, not much lacing, nutty malty flavoe and quite good for the style

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