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Barbarian Bock - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Barbarian Bock
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-01-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

TychoNDC, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Cowman1211, Apr 19, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%

Had on tap at the John Harvard's in Smithaven Plaza. Served in a pint glass. First bock review so take this review for what its worth.

Look: light golden color, one finger head that doesn't retain very well. I don't have any lacing left behind.

Smell: smells very sweet. Dough scented malt is mostly what I get. Smells very inviting.

Taste: subtle noble hops but mostly its about the malt. Very sweet and similar to the nose.

Feel: sweet, not much bitterness anywhere. Its light in body. The carbonation is nice at first but its fairly flat fairly fast, which is a common thing with John Harvard's beers I'm afraid.

Drink: pretty easy to drink.

Overall, a decent beer. I dunno what other bocks I could compare it to because I haven't had any other bocks, but this seemed like a easy drinking lager with some extra flavor over a BMC.

SkunkWorks, Oct 27, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a seriously doughy malt with a touch of earthy sweetness.

The taste consisted of a mildly earthy malt with a full soft doughiness. There was a subtle noble hop presence as well.

The mouthfeel was on the lighter side, but clean and crisp.

Overall very quaffable. Light for a bock, but very sessionable. TAP New York best beer award winner 2010.

plaid75, Jun 15, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

On tap at JH. Pours a clear, light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and a touch of citrus. Flavor of light wheat malt and some light fruits in the finish. Crisp with a solid palate. Very easy drinking and quite enjoyable to drink. A winner!

LilBeerDoctor, Jun 09, 2009
Barbarian Bock from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.