RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This legendary beer style has a richness of history to match its rich flavor. The beer was named in Einbeck, Germany during a city celebration where the strong dark beer was being served. It seems that a bock (the German word for goat) entered the grounds unseen. Soon after, one of the villagers was knocked to the ground. The bock was standing nearby and to this day it is still unclear whether it was the beer, or the bock, which leveled the villager. <br /> Ingredients: Pale, Caramel, Cara Pils and Black malts, imported Hallertau and domestic Cascade hops. <br /> Available January through April.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pretty solid flavor for liquid cancer. Nice malt backbone, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
WalterNoze (6) - Breezy Point, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
Bad water equals bad beer. Contaminated. Groundwater in New Ulm, MN farm country is toxic due to livestock and pesticide run-off and saturation to the water table in porous soil that has been abused for centuries. Check the demographic data on cancer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour on tap, dark red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bread, dough, sour fruit, spice, hints of slight yeast, some trash. Taste was a mix of grain, sour fruit, bread, toast, some yeasty notes into a bit of earth, finishing slightly sweet. Something not working together well for me, but decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjmoen (463) - - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a clear red color with khaki head. Well balanced with caramel and malty flavors. A tad on the sweet side

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (553) - Minneapolis, - JAN 7, 2015
Nice creamy bock with a hint of spice. Good winter style bock from Shells who make solid German beers here in MN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Roasted malts all over the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft at Stouts Pub. Dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Malty nose. Big malty beer with just a hint of bitterness in the finish and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6046) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap at Winterfest. I dont know how I have managed to go so many years without rating this. Medium sweet. Some flavor or caramel and tons of malt, with a sweet finish. I understand the recipe for this beer dates from the 1880s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2014
On tap, dark caramel brown with amber hues. Smooth roasted malt aroma. Tatse is malt driven, smooth and sweet but well balanced with hops. Very nice bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asedzie (819) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep ruby-brown with sizable light beige head. Nose is well-hopped - smooth and appealing herbal noble hops make an appearance, along with just a touch of citrus. Flavor is robust and full of caramely sugars and toastiness, but also well tempered by a degree of resinous herbal hops notes in the finish. Excellent stuff.

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