RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium golden amber with a very thin (less than 1 finger) white frothy head that was fully diminishing and produced no lacing to speak of. The aroma was that of bread and grain malts, a floral hop and a sweet yeast with a note of caramel, a little fruit and a smidgen of spice. The taste was malty and a bit hoppy with a little bite of spice pretty much throughout with the ending being a little sweet with strong caramel and fruit notes. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow with the sweet fruitiness lingering a short while, leaving behind the slight bitterness of hops a just a little sourness. Mouthfeel was just a little shy of medium in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a decent drinkable brew with a sweet sticky metallic aftertaste. Although the moderately high ABV does make it easier to partake after each swallow.

DavidWoodruff (621) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Dark gold with coppery tones and a small white head. Rich malt aroma, very much like a German bock. Sweet with a bit of an astringent bitterness fighting for dominance. Not a smooth balance. Too bitter of a finish for an otherwise well done bock.

RobertDale (6477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy pale amber with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, yeast, and some fruit. OK.

tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bready, malt syrup, some honey, floral and slightly metallic. Taste is sweet then medicinal / vegetal bitter like some ancient elixir, but not the kind that gives you immortality and thus worthy of the Ill-fated Eternal Drain Pour.

Zymurgeist2 (2246) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Draft at San Jose airport. Husky grainy aroma. Faint floral. Clear dark gold with head that quickly dissipated to a collar and dusting, but there is nice patterning down the sides. Tate is moderately astringent with moderate high bittering. Slight alcohol warmth is nice. Really a bit rough and lacking rich maltiness that this style demands.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 31 2015] Bottle at Gordon Biersch SLC airport. Golden body. Malty nose. Taste is malty, wheaty, sweet, some caramel. Dry in the finish. Okay.

JohnRMurdoch (4871) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Taipei. Hazy yellow amber, reasonable head. Lemon yeast aroma. Black currant and malt flavour. Flowery perfumey aftertaste. Not one to get excited about.

stevoj (5043) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2016
On tap at Oakland airport. Light copper body, minimal head. Sweet malt aroma, taste follows with more sweet malt, honey. Body is fantastic, slick, slippery. Shame they serve it ice cold.

brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - JAN 30, 2016
This was a good beer it had a smooth balance between hops and malts, it didn't have that pronounced hop note that I expect though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
On tap at DTW airport. Sweet, fresh base malt with very low to no hops presence. Clear orange-gold under a thin, white collar. Flavour is sweet, cracker and bread malt with a moderate bitterness and zesty noble hops accent. Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation, slightly warming.

R4N5H (1182) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
12oz bottle on 14-Nov-2015, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Hazy pale amber colour with a medium sized creamy white head which slowly dissipates. Medium body and carbonation. Aroma of cereal, yeast and sweet malt. Flavour of toasted caramel malt and hops. A pretty decent creamy bittersweet finish.

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