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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blonde Bock
Bock beers are represented by a male goat, which in German lore symbolizes strength and virility. In accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516), bock beers must have a pre-fermentation malt sugar concentration of 16%, which converts over to at least 7% alcohol after fermentation. These strong beers were made popular in the early 1600s by monks in order to minimize their hunger during fasting periods. While most bocks are dark, Blonde Bock is golden-colored and malty with a rich, creamy head. The rich flavor is counterbalanced with just the right level of bitterness from the Hallertau aroma hops and create a very smooth profile.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Its clear goldem/amber color may lead one to believe that this is an ordinary "yellor beer," but after the first sip, thought of this beer being ordinary are extinguished. Let your first hit off the nose be a warning to you with its swee scent. The initial sip is a mouthful of crisp clean beer,, followed by an almost shocking kick of sweet molasses. Let this play on your palate before you take the next sip. Exceelent clean aftertaste will elt you know when its time to take another. Blond Bock is by far not my favorite style, but this one has definitely won me over.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Good, malty bock. Nice head, thick mouth feel, not too sweet. Very drinkable. I especially enjoy this brew after a long training run on a hot day. Seems to help fortify me ;) I must admit I generally prefer ales, but I'm starting to really come around to these Gordon Biersch lagers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2003
(tap) I wasn't quite sure what a blonde bock was supposed to be, but my first taste seemed to suggest it was almost a malty like wheat beer. Which I quite enjoyed but as the beer warmed I presume, it became less and less enjoyable. Still a pretty good beer. It is a lighter goldish color.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Terribly bland. Yucky gold color. Slight fruity taste but not enough to save this boring beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 No head at all, Fiery orange body, neat color. Biting Piney Fierce fruitiness with alcohol. Quite zesty. Hints of dry grain, sweet caremely malt presence. Sticky dry finish with a kick of alcohol. Re-rate (5/21/03): wow, this is an awesome beer, all the characteristics of a bock, in malt character, in alcohol content, and in a building malty finish, but with the look of a pilsener and subtlties like one too. Awesome for the summer, I think the no head on the last rating may have been the glass, its a visually on cue interpretation of the style. Awesome

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2003
full malty aroma with slight fruitiness, the title "blonde bock" automatically sketches me out, malty with Eastern European hoppiness, a lot of warming power for such a light body

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Seemed very sweet and fruity over the tongue. Mild after taste was pleasing. Not at all what the bartender played it out to be.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (11851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
On draught at Frog Bear Wild Boar, and coincidentally not available at the Gordon Bierch two doors down. Dark gold with an orange hue, medium thick off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is alternatingly fruity and malty. Flavor is kind of tangy, without much malt balance. Rather clean finish but I thought this was pretty average. Alcohol level was well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Golden pour, thick, long-lasting, creamy white head. Sweet, slightly fruity, and semi-noticeable alcohol (mostly after it warms a bit).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5795) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Deep golden color with a fluffy off white head that is gone within a minute of pouring. Malt and dark honey aroma. Slight amount of cardboard(older sample?), followd by pure bock flavors. Malt sweetness throughout and a touch of plastic. Quite thick and almost cloying. Decent feel, but the slight off flavors distract from the overall enjoyment. Outstanding finish with a wonderful malt flavor that linger.


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