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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 1600’s 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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2.6
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 Bottled A straw yellow body with a quickly dissipating white head. No lacing.
Very light hop and sweet malt aromas. Grain is becoming apparent to the nose too.
Grainy is a good word for this beer. Watery adjunct flavor too. A hint of hops in the middle with an alcohol finish. Way unbalanced.
Not smooth in any way. Alcohol is very apparent and very damaging to the palate.

3.1
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
A nice golden color, mild head. I'm used to AmberBock...so this was a different beer to have. Not too bad!

2.6
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2003
Deep golden,fast fading beige head.Corny malt nose.Grainy malt flavor with medium alcohol heat that worsens an already average beer

3.8
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
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
jstu9 (403) - 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
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
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
Zach Diesel (905) - 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
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.


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