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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale in color, yet very full-bodied.

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3.8
slowrunner77 (13397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"yummy! i’m not a huge sierra nevada fan, although they make a couple beers than stand out a little...and this is one of them. great use of hops to balance out the beer!"

3.1
Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at Taphouse. Medium brown color, off white head. Aroma of caramel, taste is like a dilute bock. Pretty average.

3.7
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
It’s baaaack! Out of retirement baby! I always liked this beer and am glad they brought it back, even if it is in limited quantity. It pours a bright clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is bready with mild noble and citrus hops with a touch of fruit. The flavor has some lightly spicy hops, southern sweet bread, a hint of grape and grass with a decent earthy, spicy finish. Subdued, but a very pleasant drinker.

4.4
handlebar (18) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Just like we remember it...crisp, yet full-bodied with a great floral aroma...

3.3
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
This is a great pale bock that I enjoyed during a trip to Chico. Great flavor with a fruity finish. Overall, this one is worth the search for and I recommend it to all

3.2
Nickls (2635) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2010
(OId BA rate - tap) Light golden hue, with sticky/frothy white head. Great lacing all the way through sample. A bit of fruit in the aroma, some graininess, and finally a bit of malt. Hints at some hop inclusion. Taste has pretty delicate flavors. Malty and a bit earthy. Hoppy dryness in the end. MF isSmooth and a little creamy for the style .Very drinkable, with nice but not overpowering flavors. Pretty balanced, but nothing extraordinary. Overall, decent

4
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Pale Bock--1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Bock. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Pale Bock--1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Bock--Exceptionally clear pale pink golden color. Minimal floral accents. Smooth lightly sweet crisp body develops fruit ester profile midway through taste. Thick body is deceptively easy through finish. Sampled 7/25/1999.

2.7
jgb9348 (6646) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Pale gold coloured body with not head at all! Aroma of pale malt and cardboard. Medium-bodied; Strong malty and metallic taste. Aftertaste bitter and strong - not sweet nor terribly pleasant. Overall, decent but great to finally try this one! I sampled this beer on draught at O’Briens in San Diego, California on 23-September-2006.

3.3
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Poured light golden amber, caramel, malty, bready, grassy, citrus, little honey.

3.2
ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 5, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing. The smell was sweet caramel and a heavy cereal malt. The taste consisted of an upfront sweet malt, with a flowery hop and a doughy finish. Afull bodied beer that was slightly too sweet, but still good.


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