RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Until the 19th century, St. Nikolaus was a tall, stern, patriarch in bishop’s robes. Then he became a sky-riding, jolly old elf. He may be a milk-and-cookies kind of guy today, but he knows what you want and it’s this St. Nikolaus Bock Bier. It’s rich, dark and full-bodied, brewed with a variety of roasted and chocolate malts. Celebrate the holidays with St. Nikolaus. He’s in this bottle. Gee, we hope you’ve been good this year. 15°

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (498) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12 oz bottle from the variety pack. Nice aroma. Lots of raisin and malt..some spiciness and cola notes. Deep reddish brown color with a pretty two ginger thick tan head. Sweet raisin and black licorice fore. Cramel malts. Molasses and brown sugar. Tasted a bit flat?

TH28 (488) - - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 12oz bottle. 10/9/17 bottle date. Appearance: Brown with dark ruby red undertones, clear, with a low lying off white foam head. Aroma: Strong bread crust and toast, with a touch of caramel. All malt Taste: Rich bread crust maltiness, toast, nutty, and a touch of roast. Maltiness a bit syrupy, as if boiled from malt extract. Bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a low carbonation Finish: Dry, with a bit of astringent toast and bitterness, along with some bread crust Overall: Far from a traditional German take on a Bock. A surprising amount of roasted maltiness, with no hint of dark fruit. Body is very thin, which accentuates the astringency and bitterness. Seems like it’s brewed from extract.

JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2017
appearance: reddish brown, creamy tan head. aroma: dark malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, milk chocolate, toasted nuts. taste: brown toast, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of earthy hops. finish: decent body, finishes with an appropriate lager-y note. notes: Just ok. Draft at Funck’s near Hershey Park.

ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Excellent tasting beer. Smooth. Decent ABV at 6%. I searched the city of Pittsburgh in late winter trying to find more, came up short. Finally got a 12-pack to-go at Penn Brewery restaurant. Nice labeling on bottle also. I will ration till next winter and only share with the closest of friends. Best Bock I have had.

thorongil2 (3570) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright dark reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of roast, chocolate; smooth palate; balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter finish

solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Light roast and some caramel. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light bittersweet finish. Easy drinking. Bottle.

voyageurmike (521) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
Red brown full bodied beer with malt nose. Lightly bitter edge to malt taste and finish.

vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Spice, herbal, sweet aromas. Flavors are spice forward, some sweet Flavors.

Idiosynkrasie (8213) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2015
355ml bottle [Thanks to St. Penn David!]. Clear, dark brown colour with ruby red glimmer and small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with a nuttily touch, hints of chocolate, minimally grassy hoppy overtones. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, chocolately, fruity hints of red berries, a nuttily touch, bitter, minimally soapy hoppy overtones with hints of hay and grass. Solid.

ryanscourt (1571) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Enjoyable bock bear. Easy to drink though nice chocolate note. Declares itself as a lager but has nice body.

JStax (7316) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a lager glass. The beer is a clear brown with no head, except for a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma has raisin, caramel, toffee, chocolate. The taste is moderately sweet, it has some bitterness toward the backend. Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation.

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