The Civil Life #CarlBock
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
What more can be said about this beer that hasn’t already been tweeted about? Well, if you’ve been living on Mars then you don’t know that this beer is Named after the Mighty Carl, Patron Saint of many STL bars, and will only be on planet Earth for a short time. The beer itself was brewed as a HellesBock which is simply a lighter colored, hoppyish-lager that is brewed to a stronger strength (Bock). The Man himself is much harder to describe. Some would say Charming. Some would say Handsome and Debonair. Some would even claim him to be Charitable, Friendly and Trustworthy. Who are these people? #thanksforpaintingandtuckpointingourentirebuildingcarl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3561) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pour is a dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt with a wee bit of probably a noble hop. Flavor is more of the sweet malty grain. Finish is lager watery but warming and chewy all the same. Bock’s are way low on my want list but this was ok and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft at International Tap House. Thick malt all the way -- visuals, texture, flavors. Nice body, like I used to say in high school. But then there’s really nothing to make it stand out from the crowd of very good beers nowadays. This is a basic cereal-based beer, just the slightest hint of a bock-ish burn. The pedestrian would only say, "it’s beer." Clean and evenly made. (#5869, 11/22/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2013
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a deep copper color with a small head and just bits of lacing. Aroma is mild with roasted malt, bit of grain and spice. Taste follows with a mild roasted malt, mix of caramel and bit of honey. Has a easy bitterness and dry finish. Fairly medium body, subtle crispness, smooth and nicely balanced. Good beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1583) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at Civil Life. Pours a hazy dark gold with a nice off white head. Soft caramel aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor along with a little bread dough. Soft mild hoppiness at the finish, mapley. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 Tasted on tap at the brewery on Father’s Day/Bloomsday. It poured a nice clear golden amber colour with white foam, lasting with lace. Crisp grains with slight residual sweetness, fruit, toast. Light body, medium carbonation, surprisingly well-rounded bready mouthfeel with a mineral essence, with a crisp lager finish. Smooth and refreshing, an excellent example of style. If your experience of bockbier is AmberBock or Shiner Bock, this’ll blow your mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
On Tap at ITAP in Chesterfield. It poured an amber color with a small white head. The aroma was of sweet medium malt-caramel with some spice hops. The taste was sweet medium malt-honey/caramel and some secondary spice hops. It had a syrupy medium body. Well done and dead on for style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fielding (58) - - APR 28, 2012
Don’t like lagers. Dislike the sweet second half of the flavor. Week palate for a lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
Draft at the bridge. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. I’d be really concerned if there was. Dry crisp taste. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Nice beer to start your evening with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours a hazed orange-hued gold color with a tiny white ring and small rising carbonation bubbles. Aroma of straw, sweet malts, toasted sugar, cereal grains, and grass. Flavor of straw, crackers, sweet malts, cereal, grass, honey, and a hint of spice. Medium-bodied, with a malty, smooth mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Dry finish. Very solid heller bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4726) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pour clear golden brown with and off-white head. The aroma has mild toasty malt, some sweetness, light dough and an overall cleanness to it. Medium / full slick body that’s a bit sticky and has mild soft carbonation. The flavor stars with sweet doughy malt with a touch of toast and some syrup. There is also a lot of the lager smooth maltiness to it. The finish adds some spiciness and a touch of hops to dry it a touch, but it is still very much on the sweet malty side. This is good for the style, but I’m not a big bock guy.

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