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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?

Probiere's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Courtesy jsquire. Call me nuts but I enjoyed this. It’s a little too sweet and simple, reminding me more of an Ofest than a bock. Strong caramel and toffee taste, and weak notes of tea and hay. Too thin on the mouthfeel and overall simplistic, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 From memory, this beer is very reminiscent of Killian’s, basic caramel flavor, no surprise, but with a sweetness that is a little thin and annoying, not a bad lager, but not one I’ll have again if they start carrying it in my area again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 From the sample pack. Had a really nice flavor, but too much of it seemed to be the problem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Have had this on tap and from the bottle. Not a bad entry from an otherwise mediocre brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours a nice deep brown with a good light tan head and good lace. Te aroam is nutty and malty sweet. The flavory has nice roasty and nutty notes with of course, plenty of caramel. Certinally not overly sweet. The texture is nicely creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (6657) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Forgotten for some time in the fridge. Removed today to make a bread. Caramel. Soda. Bit of Pepsi in there. Still carbonated. Ok. At best, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Courtesy of Juart. Pours a clear deep copper color. A thick beige head that sticks around for a few minutes and leaves a little bit of lacing. The aroma has a lot of caramel, with a sort of sour acidic quality to it. The flavor is pretty plain. A smooth malty flavor that leaves a sort of dry medicinal taste on my tongue. Medium body that works nicely with the tight carbonation. I agree that this is very drinkable, but it is pretty plain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Redish brown in color. Small off white head. Spotty lacing. Picking up lots of caramel in the aroma. Body is pretty thin, almost watery. Very sweet tasting beer. Gets to be a bit much toward s the end. Drinkable beer but may not be something I’ll seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Light, sweet caramel smell with a taste quite the same. Not an overpowering flavor, and it finishes smooth and not too bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (353) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pretty good beer. Despite it’s dark color it tastes more like a wheat beer to me. The initial taste is dark but after taste does not leave the bitter. Smooth dark beer but not one I would seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Like so many Schell beers, drinkability wins out over complexity. And so bock becomes a thirst quencher. Enjoyable, dark sugar and malt aroma and flavor, a bit thin, but a beer I would always be happy to receive.

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