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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of our 180th Anniversary, Americas Oldest Brewery proudly offers this celebratory Yuengling Bock Beer. This seasonal release resurrects an old brewery tradition of producing a Bock in the late winter and early spring. Dark brown in color, this unique brew offers an exceptional flavor to be enjoyed by all. We invite you to taste 180 years of family brewing tradition in this limited release as we celebrate our milestone.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Perfectly clear reddish/brown/amber body with a foamy and messy off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, perhaps a touch of corn, and a very mild fruitiness. This smells very nice, definitely respectable and its easy to figure out the style from the aroma.
Taste: A touch of malty sweetness hinting at caramel and a prominent overlying fruitiness by the finish hints at cherry. The finish has a slight tinge of metal on the finish though. Definitely an enjoyable beer that Im not thinking about, its just a solid beer.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a good beer, it has no pretense its just here to be drank. Its cheap and straddles the border between macro and craft to bridge beer drinkers alike.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Kind of surprised at how easy this goes down. I am enjoying this very much on this Sunday.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at landmark. Pours deep amber toward brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is bready, rye, caraway, a bit sweet. The taste is bready, light biscuit, light grain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
Aroma is nutty, malt, caramel, earth, fruits, very clean. Pours clear and on the copper side of brown with an off-white head. Flavors im getting are caramelized sugar, medicinal bitterness, nuts, some malt, sweet fruits, and ceareal grain. Slightly bad aftertaste but other than that not a bad beer at all. Light-Medium oily body, moderate carbonation. Got a six pack on sale for $3.49 so I think ill pick up a few more while their super cheap and still in stock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass. It was bottled on 1/7/14 and cost $2.20 ($0.18 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark shade of copper/brown over a clear body with carbonation visible. Pours to a small, tan, foamy head which never completely dissipates and leaves trace lacing.

Smell: Surprisingly nutty for a bock. Though there seems to be some vegetal character (DMS?).

Taste: Yuengling is a brewery known for making drinker-friendly beer, not gourmet beer. While Ive always enjoyed their flagship Traditional Lager (despite the fact its made with adjuncts), Ive never really be impressed with their output otherwise. This bock is a good example of what I mean. Yes its a bock, yes its slightly flavorful, but no its not any better from the rest of the brewerys portfolio.

Just like the nose, the first thing I notice about the palette is a nutty character. Faint earthy or herbal character with some dry bitterness through the middle. There is some sweetness, but its quite faint. I also pick up some green bean or vegetal character. Im not sure if this is DMS or possibly just an adjunct flavor coming through, but its a little off-putting. Not that Yuengling Bock is bad-tasting, no, Id characterize it as pedestrian (which is probably what its intended to be, so mission accomplished).

Drinkability: If theres one thing youre going to get out of a Yuengling beer its raw drinkability. This is not exception. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with some crispness, but otherwise comfortable and goes down quite easily. Theres no aftertaste, but I wouldnt consider it refreshing. The palette doesnt improve as it warms, though. The ABV appears to be around 5.1%, which seems a tad high considering how mild it is. Something a less experienced drinker could session.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtjones8 (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Has amber brown color. Smell had nothing too strong but could make out a nutty aroma. Sweet, malty, nutty taste. Not a bad beer for some casual drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle @ home, via trade. Pours a bit hazy rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Twangy nutty, burnt toasted malty aroma. Decent body. Flavor is kind of nasty. Caramel, burnt cracker, char. Scroll past this garbage.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
caramel color. almost like a cola. it basically tastes like a yuengling with a little more flavor and less of a bitter palate. pretty good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark amber body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Toasted malts, toffee, and a hint of floral hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, a hint of sweetness, slightly thin finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smitty7997 (3) - Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
First beer rating for me. Im partial to bock, not a Yuengling fan but saw this and gave it a try. This is light compared to other bocks Ive tried and finishes with that Yuengling after taste but its not as strong as the lager after bite. I would drink again but would rather have a Shiner.


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