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Sierra Nevada Old Chico Pale Bock

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale in color, yet very full-bodied.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12 oz bottle purchased yesterday at the Mills River, NC brewery. The aroma is more hoppy than malty; lightly spicy. The flavor is just as one might expect for this mix of styles: tastes like a pale ale (although this is a lager) with some (not quite 50%) bock added. Feel: smooth body with crisp and lively carbonation. O: Distinct yet highly drinkable, I can readily understand why this re-introduced beer is a "cult classic".

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a clear golden from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of pale malts and earthy crisp yeast. Taste follows, hint of bitterness, apple and dirt. Clean and full bodied, soft carbonation. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3958) - - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Crystal clear gold with a small white head. Malty sweet honey and cereal nose. Flavor is grainy with some alcohol heat and apple skins.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at the SN tap room. Pours amber gold with a white head. Lite citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor of light malt, tho not really bready, and citrus. Neither sweet nor dry. Mildly bitter. Rather refreshing and pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 03/12/15. (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co) Chico, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild sweet malt and some hops in the aroma... mild aroma it is. The flavour is mild hops, some sweetness and mild maltiness. Very drinkable. Hoppy for a Heller Bock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"yummy! i’m not a huge sierra nevada fan, although they make a couple beers than stand out a little...and this is one of them. great use of hops to balance out the beer!"

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at Taphouse. Medium brown color, off white head. Aroma of caramel, taste is like a dilute bock. Pretty average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4219) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
It’s baaaack! Out of retirement baby! I always liked this beer and am glad they brought it back, even if it is in limited quantity. It pours a bright clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is bready with mild noble and citrus hops with a touch of fruit. The flavor has some lightly spicy hops, southern sweet bread, a hint of grape and grass with a decent earthy, spicy finish. Subdued, but a very pleasant drinker.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
handlebar (16) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Just like we remember it...crisp, yet full-bodied with a great floral aroma...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
This is a great pale bock that I enjoyed during a trip to Chico. Great flavor with a fruity finish. Overall, this one is worth the search for and I recommend it to all


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