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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Light brown, nice nutty malt taste smooth very rich and easy drinking. One of the better Schells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
Peoria Beerfest 2009. Sample pour. Light brown in color, faint head. Nice nutty flavor with some sweetness- very balanced. Nothing too complex here, but very nice flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Clear copper with a creamy quickly dissolving tan topper. Aroma of toasted grain, pale malts and caramel. Taste of toasted English malts, toffee, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Goes down very easy and finishes up a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Aroma is nutty and caramel malt. Color is dark brown and amber. Tastes of malts and a slight earthy tone. Mouthfeel is smooth and goes down easily. I really enjoy this style, sweet yet very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle from stykzone, thanks a million Dave!! Pours a nice amber color with a pretty small white head. Aroma is full of malt, caramel, nuts and some oxidized metallic smell. Flavor is somewhat metallic with caramel, light hops and some nice nutty flavors. Metallic flavors and aroma stop this from being a pretty damn good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Pours an amber red with little head. Aroma is metallic, beyond that not a lot. Flavor is metallic with floral notes and ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4478) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Dark red, brownish color with a very thin head. Aroma of sweet malt and toffee. Strong, very strong, fresh grain taste. It’s like jumping into a combine after the harvest. Some toasted malt and caramel as well. Distinct yet light floral hop finish. Really quite good. Schells was always a decent brewery, but they have gotten a lot better recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle in trade from br3meister. Thanks! Pours a dark nutty amber with no lasting head. Smell is slightly sweet, maple like malt. Taste is some dark nutty malt with some toasty caramel and balancing hops without much bitterness. Medium to thin body and normal carbonation. Solid, beer and a style that I’m not too familiar with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Hay aroma. Earthy. Dark Amber color. Clear. Great tan head, not too much. Silky feel. Somewhat sour flavor, but not massively. Carmel notes. Medium body. Average carbonation. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of Buebie poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep clear copper with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a ring and leaves no lacing. The aroma is mainly roasted caramel malts but with some dark fruits, especially raisins. There is a hint of hops in the nose as well. The taste has an initial sweetness of caramel malts with some toasted grains in the background. Some earthy hops are present though very subtle. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lots of carbonation and very smooth going down. This is a great bock with great complexity but still extremely drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.

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