RATINGS: 69   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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DasBierChef (1081) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Too watery for the style and I have a hard time getting past that... cheers!

wlajwl (7209) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pure sweetness in the malt that dominates. Not much hops but bocks aren’t supposed to have much hops, great standard bock.

GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Red-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet, little roasted malt. Easy to drink.

strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Overall, just okay. Odd taste at finish... maybe like cloves? I like some bock, but this one doesn’t overwhelm.

kassner (1722) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
Bottle from a Schell variety pack. Brownish with a tan head that holds modestly, not much lacing, nutty malty flavoe and quite good for the style

fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pours medium red-brown with a 3-finger creamy beige head that has awesome retention. Aroma is lot of rich caramel, light roast, crusty and doughy white bread, wood and earth notes and a hint of mild chocolate. Flavor is caramel, bread crust, sweet grain, sweet granola, mild chocolate, earth, light citrus, hay, grass and roast. Finishes with dark caramel, sweet grain and a little grain. Medium bodied with a light creaminess, somewhat dry finish and pleasantly mild carbonation. This is a really nice brew, tasty and rich, but not too heavy on the palate.

thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pour is a browm with a large white head. Aroma is nutty with some sweet caraml malt and a bit of metal. Flavor is some caramel malt and finishes with an smoke flavor. This is alright nothing great though.

CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium semi loose fluffy light tan head and soem lace. The araom is nutty with some caramel notes and is just lightly metallic. The flavor is lightly fruityand nutty with som caramel, very well balanced. My brother in law says it’s smooth!

Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful translucent sanguine body, thin tight buff head. Burnt caramel nose with toffee and toast, grassy hops. Toasty body with tart burnt caramel and sweet brown sugar, and hints of candy corn. Long, leafy finish. Tasty.

13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
12 oz bottle from Crystal Liquor Barrel. Deep copper color with lots of head. Very nice aroma, notes of nuts and caramel. Flavor also very solid with more nuts and caramel, malty and sweet. Medium mouthfeel, a bit chewy (in a good way) with a sweet finish.

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