bigben873 (133) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber, caramel flavor, nothing offensive, nothing remarkable; may be pretty good on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn
chinchill (1959) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.
Clear dark reddish-brown body covered by a decent head that had good retention.
Aroma: attractive light and medium malts with a hint of toffee.
Flavor: a bit weaker than expected (from aroma), and more like a brown ale than anticipated. Excellent bitter-sweet balance.
O: best Yuengling? ... maybe. Certainly much better than expected and preferable to most major brewery offerings.
MercyDevice (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel-colored, with a medium-sized head. Pretty standard bock - not bad, but not fantastic. Some spice, malt, and yeast notes.
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is light roasted malt with a slight spice and floral yeast. Taste is mild roast with a light bitter finish, not much here
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-12-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance Ė Pours a light brown color with a white head. The head fades very fast leaving just the slightest bit of lacing.
Smell Ė Bready malt mixed with a bit of caramel. Nothing too potent, but not lacking either.
Taste Ė Bready sweetness of some roasted malts mixed in with a bit of caramel are the initial tastes present. These last through the taste experience, but fade in intensity as time progresses. Toward the very end of the taste there is an ever so light amount of bitterness which finishes off the sweet flavors and round out the taste quite nicely actually.
Mouthfeel Ė Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Very average. For the bock style it may have a bit too much carbonation; but really not too bad.
Overall Ė For the price, Yuengling comes though again. While not the best bock you will have, they make a pretty decent brew at a good price.
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel and corn (and not caramel corn). Flavors of caramel, some marshmallow, and a light seltzer-water finish. The body is thin with a watery mouthfeel. Not a stellar bock, but goes down well enough, I guess.
keanex (1477) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Perfectly clear reddish/brown/amber body with a foamy and messy off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, perhaps a touch of corn, and a very mild fruitiness. This smells very nice, definitely respectable and itís easy to figure out the style from the aroma.
Taste: A touch of malty sweetness hinting at caramel and a prominent overlying fruitiness by the finish hints at cherry. The finish has a slight tinge of metal on the finish though. Definitely an enjoyable beer that Iím not thinking about, itís just a solid beer.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a good beer, it has no pretense itís just here to be drank. Itís cheap and straddles the border between macro and craft to bridge beer drinkers alike.
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Kind of surprised at how easy this goes down. I am enjoying this very much on this Sunday.
boxofrane (2149) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at landmark. Pours deep amber toward brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is bready, rye, caraway, a bit sweet. The taste is bready, light biscuit, light grain.
1guywith_aboat (230) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is nutty, malt, caramel, earth, fruits, very clean. Pours clear and on the copper side of brown with an off-white head. Flavors im getting are caramelized sugar, medicinal bitterness, nuts, some malt, sweet fruits, and ceareal grain. Slightly bad aftertaste but other than that not a bad beer at all. Light-Medium oily body, moderate carbonation. Got a six pack on sale for $3.49 so I think ill pick up a few more while their super cheap and still in stock.
Chad9976 (1203) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.