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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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In honor of our 180th Anniversary, Americaís Oldest Brewery proudly offers this celebratory Yuengling Bock Beer. This seasonal release resurrects an old brewery tradition of producing a Bock in the late winter and early spring. Dark brown in color, this unique brew offers an exceptional flavor to be enjoyed by all. We invite you to taste 180 years of family brewing tradition in this limited release as we celebrate our milestone.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass. It was bottled on 1/7/14 and cost $2.20 ($0.18 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark shade of copper/brown over a clear body with carbonation visible. Pours to a small, tan, foamy head which never completely dissipates and leaves trace lacing.

Smell: Surprisingly nutty for a bock. Though there seems to be some vegetal character (DMS?).

Taste: Yuengling is a brewery known for making drinker-friendly beer, not gourmet beer. While Iíve always enjoyed their flagship Traditional Lager (despite the fact itís made with adjuncts), Iíve never really be impressed with their output otherwise. This bock is a good example of what I mean. Yes itís a bock, yes itís slightly flavorful, but no itís not any better from the rest of the breweryís portfolio.

Just like the nose, the first thing I notice about the palette is a nutty character. Faint earthy or herbal character with some dry bitterness through the middle. There is some sweetness, but itís quite faint. I also pick up some green bean or vegetal character. Iím not sure if this is DMS or possibly just an adjunct flavor coming through, but itís a little off-putting. Not that Yuengling Bock is bad-tasting, no, Iíd characterize it as pedestrian (which is probably what itís intended to be, so mission accomplished).

Drinkability: If thereís one thing youíre going to get out of a Yuengling beer itís raw drinkability. This is not exception. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with some crispness, but otherwise comfortable and goes down quite easily. Thereís no aftertaste, but I wouldnít consider it refreshing. The palette doesnít improve as it warms, though. The ABV appears to be around 5.1%, which seems a tad high considering how mild it is. Something a less experienced drinker could session.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtjones8 (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Has amber brown color. Smell had nothing too strong but could make out a nutty aroma. Sweet, malty, nutty taste. Not a bad beer for some casual drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle @ home, via trade. Pours a bit hazy rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Twangy nutty, burnt toasted malty aroma. Decent body. Flavor is kind of nasty. Caramel, burnt cracker, char. Scroll past this garbage.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (72) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
caramel color. almost like a cola. it basically tastes like a yuengling with a little more flavor and less of a bitter palate. pretty good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2967) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark amber body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Toasted malts, toffee, and a hint of floral hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, a hint of sweetness, slightly thin finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smitty7997 (3) - Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
First beer rating for me. Iím partial to bock, not a Yuengling fan but saw this and gave it a try. This is light compared to other bocks Iíve tried and finishes with that Yuengling after taste but its not as strong as the lager after bite. I would drink again but would rather have a Shiner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Off-white head crackles and recedes to skim surface. Toffee and molasses aromas. Dry with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to mild bitter earth in the medium length finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Clear brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt with a little sweet caramel. Taste follows the nose. Not bad, but not really a favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (830) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Dark cloudy pour. Thick off-white head. Taste of sweet and toasted malts, caramel, sugar. Too thin for my liking. Good effort from Yuengling

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tac (127) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours deep brown color, small off-white head, nice lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet and bitter, hops are almost non-existent.


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