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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Kens Bock

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart are the men who launched a thousand breweries. Their writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this special ale in honor of our 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Bock is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer’s art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness and clean and floral hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Bottled@SBWF2010. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruit, floral hops, some mild grass, earth and mild syrupy notes. Flavour is quite similar with also some mild notes of nettles and bready malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear amber, small head. Fruity nose. Medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dense and salty, some spicy hay. Salty finish. A bit too clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2010
Draft @ BitterCreek Alehouse, Boise, ID. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grainy malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with some hints of ripe fruit. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
13th October 2010
Lightly hazy amber beer, short lived off white head. Light palate, starts crisp but rapidly turns soft. Sweetish malts with a little caramel, vaguely tripel like but dark. Well integrated citrus hop. Turns softer with sweet caraway malt. Nicely joined up and very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
bottle at home ... light amber .. thin white head ... soft zezty fruity ... soft toffee malt ... that malt i dont like and soft sugers nose... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... little orange ... and way to much of that malt i dont like

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of nuts, grass, caramel, and pine. Flavor of grass, toasted grain, soggy bread, and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Draft. Small off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some alcohol, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, straw, some honey, light alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
25.4oz bottle-pours a big tight foamy offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is soft sweet citrus/some pine/spice, yeast, light malt. Taste is alcohol, herbal/spice hops, some light/medium malt when cold=4. As it warms, spice hops, sweet medium malt, alcohol=7. 8/4/7/3/13=3.5

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
750, c&c from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours like fine champagne - little bubbles on the glass (Maredsous glass) with a foamy 4 finger off-white head and an aged amber gold color. Aromas of mildly roasted malt and light floral hop. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted malt and a nice floral aspect. It makes me think oak and astringent in a mild way. I think it finishes balanced, perhaps a tad towards the hoppy side. In the end bitter dominates the mouth. Really good drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Charlie Fred and Ken’s Bock
Date: August 06, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Pop’s
Appearance: clear orange, creamy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of malt candy, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, rich malt, touch of candy sweetness, light earthyness keeps it balanced, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4


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