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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a nice ruby light brown with a nice head that pulls back to a fine lace. Aroma is on the low side, but its a promise of spring to come. Taste is a nice rich warmth of roasted malt. Finish is a great wash. A very good bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1957) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MercyDevice (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Caramel-colored, with a medium-sized head. Pretty standard bock - not bad, but not fantastic. Some spice, malt, and yeast notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devman171 (986) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - MAY 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1477) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Kind of surprised at how easy this goes down. I am enjoying this very much on this Sunday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2144) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1202) - 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.

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