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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Frankfurter glass.

Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with creamy off-white head.

Aroma: Strong bready malt with cherry, chocolate, and metallic & spicy hops.

Taste: Complex and rich malts with chocolate, bread, caramel, cherry and dark fruit. Turns spicy and slightly bitter at the end.

Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very smooth, clean and almost creamy.

Overall: Fantastic Bock that even rivals many Doppelbocks in terms of its malty punch. One of the very few German-style Bocks around with its pure barley malts (no wheat, adjuncts or spices) and its original gravity of 16+.

4.1
shawn92 (5) - Plymouth, USA - JUN 28, 2009 does not count
One of my favorite beers of the spring season, especially on tap. Very malty beer with hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. Absolutely delicious.

4
jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Light brown, nice nutty malt taste smooth very rich and easy drinking. One of the better Schells.

4
wlajwl (7129) - 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.

4
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
It has been a while since I had this but I remember really enjoying it. The beer has a sweet, caramel flavor with a slight hint of roast. It has a really nice color and is really smooth.

4
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.

4
Obfuscate (603) - Minneapolis, - JAN 7, 2015
Nice creamy bock with a hint of spice. Good winter style bock from Shell’s who make solid German beers here in MN.


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