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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pours medium red-brown with a 3-finger creamy beige head that has awesome retention. Aroma is lot of rich caramel, light roast, crusty and doughy white bread, wood and earth notes and a hint of mild chocolate. Flavor is caramel, bread crust, sweet grain, sweet granola, mild chocolate, earth, light citrus, hay, grass and roast. Finishes with dark caramel, sweet grain and a little grain. Medium bodied with a light creaminess, somewhat dry finish and pleasantly mild carbonation. This is a really nice brew, tasty and rich, but not too heavy on the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pour is a browm with a large white head. Aroma is nutty with some sweet caraml malt and a bit of metal. Flavor is some caramel malt and finishes with an smoke flavor. This is alright nothing great though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium semi loose fluffy light tan head and soem lace. The araom is nutty with some caramel notes and is just lightly metallic. The flavor is lightly fruityand nutty with som caramel, very well balanced. My brother in law says it’s smooth!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful translucent sanguine body, thin tight buff head. Burnt caramel nose with toffee and toast, grassy hops. Toasty body with tart burnt caramel and sweet brown sugar, and hints of candy corn. Long, leafy finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle from Crystal Liquor Barrel. Deep copper color with lots of head. Very nice aroma, notes of nuts and caramel. Flavor also very solid with more nuts and caramel, malty and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, a bit chewy (in a good way) with a sweet finish.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Nice caramel color,small white head that faded quickly leaving nothing behind,the aroma was mildly caramel and malty.The flavor was a once in a lifetime flavor,meaning you only want the flavor once in a lifetime.Yeah yeah it had the usual malty cand caramle taste but it was weak as hell.Overall i wouldn’t wish this brew on my worst enemy.......well maybe i would just for laughs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Reddish brown with off-white head. Light roasted and caramel aromas. Malt roast, caramel, and mild alcohol (whiskey-like) flavours. Watery, with mild bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Sampled at a beer tasting at a Hy Vee Wine & Spirits. Considering it’s Schell, this really wasn’t too bad and almost on style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shawn92 (5) - Plymouth, USA - JUN 28, 2009 does not count
One of my favorite beers of the spring season, especially on tap. Very malty beer with hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. Absolutely delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Pours a brown color with thin, white film head. Aroma is a mix of caramel, very light citrus, some light notes of chocolate and heavier roasted malts and a light grainy hint as well. Flavor starts a slightly smokey chocolate, moves into caramel middle and ends with a very sweet malty note with some like bitterness. Carbonation is very fine and the beer is a moderate density. Overall a good offering that is very drinkable.


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