Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear dark brew, rather like a cola in color, with off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted malt, astringent hops. Taste follows aroma - a little sweet malt at the start, bready, rather simple but distinct astringent bitterness in the finish. Sometimes I think nostalgic about the bocks of days gone by - Pabst Bock, Miller Bock, Stroh’s Bock... this brew is probably about as close to those as you can get these days and while it is OK, it is not a the brightest star in the brewers firmament.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just a solid brew from a company I wish was available in Michigan. I have a soft place in my heart for bocks, so this fits right in.
eRock_2013 (212) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Without a doubt, my absolute favorite beer from the Yuengling line. I had never heard of this before today, saw it at a liquor store and as I'm a Bock fan I figured it was worth a try. Glad i did! Pours a beautiful dark brown and ruby color with good lacing and head. A faint but clean aroma. Nice malty and sweet taste with a clean and noticeably bitter finish, definitely fits the Bock profile even if it's not craft quality. Simple, but satisfying - a "macro-Bock" that punches above its weight. I'm disappointed to read on the packaging that this beer is a limited release, hopefully that means its a seasonal beer, not just a one-time anniversary release from Yuengling.
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generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The cool old school styled label has no other info.
Appearance: In the glass it has a nice reddish brown color with good clarity. A small light tan head settles to a thin ring of slick lacing around the edge of the glass to cap this beer off.
Smell: The nose is light overall and has a modest bready maltiness with light toasted notes, some raw gain and toffee like sweetness. Hops are very distant but seem to add a slight earthy character.
Taste/Palate: The base is malty but a bit thin for the style. There are mild bready and toasted notes with some caramel and toffee like sweetness balanced by light earthy hops. This adds mild bitterness, a touch of acidity and a little dryness to the finish. On the tongue it feels a bit thin for the style and there is plenty of carbonation.
Notes: For me it just misses the mark and my overall feeling is that it’s a very drinkable but average at best Bock.
bob_w (293) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty, has that bready yuengling yeast ester. nice clear red tinted deep dark copper/mahogany color. reasonable head. very mild flavor profile, dominantly malty with a tangy quality. there’s a solid bitterness in the finish. a bit thin in body and flavor.
Dal9000 (180) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As much as people rave about Yuenleung, I never saw the attraction. Until now. This bock is Carmel and slightly sweet with a long malt taste.
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tvail4 (9) - - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper, almost ruby color. Weak carbonation, rocky one-finger head and tight lacing. Clear, but a bit dull and lackluster.
Slight sweet, smoky malt aroma with a hint of bourbon. Not much hop aroma to speak of.
Slight caramel and toasted, smoky malt flavor, with a hint of bourbon. Well-built, with a sweet malt character that is true to style.
Light, thin, smooth, but a bit flat in the mouth. Doesn't seem to be the intended filling winter seasonal.
Overall, a good beer that I would try again, and am interested in trying other examples of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Andrew! Pours a darker amber with a small tan head. Aroma of of malt, caramel, and a touch of dark fruit. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, and nuts. No complaints. It is what it is.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like bocks, bocks like me. This is one bock that was mediocre at best. A clear reddish-brown pour is topped by a medium sized off-white head, more bubbly than creamy. The aroma is plums, caramel malts, and some grass. The flavour was sweetened grass and a bitter end.
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. So I ahve a soft spot for the Yueng being from the Philly area. This is not a great Bock. But you should buy it anyway as it is a great company.