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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at the Colonial Downs Rhythm, Bets and Brews Festival on 06/20/2009 as Yuengling Spring Bock. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty and caramel aroma. Caramel, and grainy flavor with light fruity and grassy notes. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Growler from Half-Time. Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin beige head that falls to nothing quite fast. Big sweet caramel notes with just a little graininess underneath. Thin to medium bodied, still a little sweet. Ends with a big grainy finish. Better than Iíd expected, but still not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Pours a deep, dark brown color with a decent tan head. Hoppy aroma to go along with some malt. Light, bitterness in the flavor, with a mix of malt and hops. Dry finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
On tap at the Icehouse in Punta Gorda, FL. Clear brown pour with a nice off white head. I was surprised by the hop aroma, very nice for a non-micro. Good flavor, malty and a nice bitter finish. Lighter than it looks, easy drinking. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2009
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings while out to a special dinner with my eldest offspring. Dark hickory pour with white frothy head which actually left some nice lacing. The flavor was a bit watery and not the strongest flavor beer Iíve ever had. There was a distinct bitterness in this one to give it a bit of character. I only had it because I havenít seen it in bottles yet, so I figured this was my chance to try it. I donít feel a particularly strong need to go back.

   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.

   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 wasnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
On draft at finniganís 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. Iíd still take a traditional lager over this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5827) - 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.

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