RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
In honor of our 180th Anniversary, America’s 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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bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Brown pour into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel and corn (and not caramel corn). Flavors of caramel, some marshmallow, and a light seltzer-water finish. The body is thin with a watery mouthfeel. Not a stellar bock, but goes down well enough, I guess.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
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 it’s 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 I’m not thinking about, it’s just a solid beer.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a good beer, it has no pretense it’s just here to be drank. It’s cheap and straddles the border between macro and craft to bridge beer drinkers alike.

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.

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.

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.

ChadPolenz (1845) - 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 I’ve always enjoyed their flagship Traditional Lager (despite the fact it’s made with adjuncts), I’ve never really be impressed with their output otherwise. This bock is a good example of what I mean. Yes it’s a bock, yes it’s slightly flavorful, but no it’s not any better from the rest of the brewery’s 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 it’s quite faint. I also pick up some green bean or vegetal character. I’m not sure if this is DMS or possibly just an adjunct flavor coming through, but it’s a little off-putting. Not that Yuengling Bock is bad-tasting, no, I’d characterize it as pedestrian (which is probably what it’s intended to be, so mission accomplished).

Drinkability: If there’s one thing you’re going to get out of a Yuengling beer it’s raw drinkability. This is not exception. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side with some crispness, but otherwise comfortable and goes down quite easily. There’s no aftertaste, but I wouldn’t consider it refreshing. The palette doesn’t 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.

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

cubs (10675) - 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.

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

callmemickey (4549) - 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.

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