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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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In honor of our 180th Anniversary, America’s 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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Was really disappointed in this one. Had on draft. Pour was really carbonated, almost looking like I had been brought a Dr. Pepper or something when I got it. Brown beer with a reddish tint to it. Nothing really impressive in either smell or taste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Sampled from a tap at the Fox and Hound. I was actually kind of excited to see that Yuengling was offering something different from their standard line, although their Porter is well-made and a nice value for the dollar. Unfortunately, this was so disappointing as to be almost ridiculous. First, the color is nowhere near "bock territory." It actually looked almost just like Yuengling Lager. I actually started to think that the tap had been mislabeled when I smelled and sampled the beer. I got hops in the nose and on the palate, which actually made me laugh, as bock might be the ultimate malt-forward beer. Worse, there wasn’t even a trace of munich malt, which usually makes up at least 20% of the grist of this style. Overall, it essentially smells and tastes like the Yuengling brewers simply added a bit of brown food color to the Lager and put it out as a bock. Pathetic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Draft. Decent neer. A brown body with a light tan head that had good retention. Aroma had good malt notes mostly caramel but some bread like notes and dried fruits. Flavor seemed to have more of a fruity note to it but still all malts. Nice smooth palate. Good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
On draft at finnigan’s wake. Clear ruby brown pour with chestnut highlights and good two finger beige head. Aroma of sweet nutty malts and a bit grainy. Flavor is a bit bandaid and a bit of alcohol despite the relatively low abv, almost like vodka soaked dark fruits. Medium chewy body with moderate carbonation. Okay I guess, but nothing I would seek out. I’d still take a traditional lager over this

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap, at Abbey Wright Brewing Co. Pours a clear reddish amber with a foamy one finger off white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is sweet caramel malt and a bit of corn sweetness with a light accent of coffee. The flavor is sweet and malty with zero hops. The corn is pretty well masked up front by the sweetness, but emerges on the finish. Medium bodied with a slightly syrupy clinginess and moderate fizzy carbonation. Not too far from Yuengling Lager really, just some extra caramel malt to heighten the residual sweetness. I could do without this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Thick grey-brown color, decent head. Smooth enough, but still displays some Yuengling adjuncticities. Better than the Porter, so in a sense their best offering. Still sub-par.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
On draft and served in a plastic cup. Classy. Translucent brown body topped by a creamy off-white head. Very little on the nose, just a hint of maltiness. The taste is a similar affair, vague maltiness with a hint of banana. Thin fizzy body and way more bitter than a typical bock. Can’t recommended this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5977) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep red gold with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with a bit of toast. Flavor is balanced, toasty sweet with light hops. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Draft @ Famous Dave’s in Frederick, MD. Pours a reddish brown with a decent soft, off-white head. Malt (and a hint of burnt malt at that?), raisin, and ripe fruit in the nose. Medium carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. Caramel, ripe fruit, a little pine hops, and nuttiness on the palate. Fairly clean finish with a bit of lingering bitterness. An okay bock, but not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2009
I’ve been hoping Yuengling would get into the seasonal beer business for years. With the success of Lager there’ s been no reason to delve into seasonal offerings. Yuengling Bock’s malt, caramel, light bitterness with a smooth delivery. Something not only a beer geek would try, but a Yuengling drinker as well. I hope this signals more seasonals from Yuengling.


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