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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
Since 1860, Schell’s Bock meant spring was around the corner. And until recently, tradition and climate dictated the seasonality of Bock beers. Today, with the ability to control strict brewing environments, we’re able to usher in a new tradition—August Schell Caramel Bock, available year-round.
This medium-bodied, dark copper beer sports a light caramel flavor with a hint of malt sweetness. We figured beer drinkers aren’t seasonal, so why should beer be?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008
[Bottle] Pours clear brown with a smalish head. Subdued aroma of caramel malt, some raisins, and maybe a touch of hops. Flavor follows, and is fairly light and drinkable, but otherwise unnoteworthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Decent amount of sweet caramel notes accompanied by light malt flavors. Not a bad beer. Something to drink casually. Probably not worth a second buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Murky brown with a thin head. Weighty body. Big caramel, as expected, but also some chocolate. Bready as well. Had a somewhat synthetic-tasting off-flavor; plastic, as I would describe it. Overall, it was decently balanced and nicely flavored, albeit somewhat unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1747) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Pours a deep russett brown with an antique lace head that is significant and coats the glass. As with many Schell products, the aroma is elusive. Sweet caramel malt, I guess, along with bread dough. Rich caramel and maple flavor along with roasted malt character. Very tasty, but a bit watery. This style shouldn’t be a summer thirstquencher, but this one is. Well balanced and true to style, but a bit thin. Good though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
horochar (4) - , Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2008 does not count
Remember that 1980s song "Just like Candy"? This is it. One of the more aptly named beers I’ve sampled in a while. Flavor of slightly burnt caramel or toffee, but with a nice, velvety mouth feel and just right level of alcohol. Very good beer (a solid "B"), far superior to their miserable Zommerfest, Pilsener and Maibock offerings. It almost redeems this much overrated brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle poured to glass. Pours a dark brown wlth a small off white head that disipates quickly. Roasted caramel notes and mild hop perfume. Thinner beer than i expected. C-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark mahogany, ring of film. Decent caramel aroma, slightly toasty, fruity background. Flavor on par, bigger roasted grain. Frutiiness seems more like infection than yeast or esters. Body thins at times. Average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Discovered notes for this rating tucked into a book I hadn’t opened in a good two years. Had a look, and seems I never got around to entering it. So here goes: Caramel brown, big cap of coarse off-white head. Rye bread aroma, caramel, a bit of clean yeast. Light caramel flavor, cold coffee, a little bit of sourdough tartness. Falls off kind of abruptly though, and leaves your mouth wondering what happened to the flavor party. Rather thin, but at least the carbonation level isn’t jacked up high to cover that up. So-so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Hazy brown with a light tan frothy head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Taste of caramel and light roasted malts and hops. Body is medium and very malty. Peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2008
Mild, easy going very drinkable bock. mmm, borders on a session beer. Pours with a nice fine tight head, light tan color. Some lace. Brownish color with lovely garnet red hightlights. Malty with a hint of roasty aromas. Pleasant finish. A straightforward beer that is complex in its simplicity. Having a bottle of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA

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