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Goats Peak Bock - Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.

Goats Peak BockGoats Peak Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%


Brewed by:
Paper City Brewery Co., Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-04-2003)
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Reviews by joejost:
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joejost

New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle bought off the discount shelf at the local beer store.

A- Looks a light caramel color with a one inch head that stuck around for a minute. Not as dark as I expected.

S- Smells more like an Amber than a Bock. Nothing special.

T- This surprised me! Very good sweet malty start and then a surprise hop finish.

M- Medium-body.

D- I could easily drink 3 or 4 in a sitting. Nice job Paper City!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 22:11:50 | More by joejost
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-11-2014 17:30:51 | More by rorjets
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-12-2013 21:54:53 | More by Enriquehopnog
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-19-2012 00:42:38 | More by jfcaa193
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Brad007

Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color with a decent one-finger head into my glass. Very nice presentation.

A good hint of sweet malt in the nose with a bit of a caramel feel to it. Crisp.

Talk about bursting with flavor. Very easy to drink and better than a few macro examples I've had.

Plenty of lingering sweetness on the palate. More of that crispness as well. Clearly nothing offensive.

Overall, this is a very nice example of the style. As I said, easy to drink as any good bock should be.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 01:39:44 | More by Brad007
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hopheadjuice

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, Bottled Wednesday February 9th. 2 days old.

pours a nice copper color with golden edges. Nice 2 finger head that laces well.

Nice crisp lager/bock aromas. Nice hop presence being grassy and herbal. Crisp malt presence being very bready and grainy.

Extremely fresh and crisp! Very doughy and malty with a very nice herbal hop tine that makes this sprong lager so so balanced.

Medium mouthfeel with a semi dry finish.

Very good drinkability. A great spring beer that will never disappoint!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 19:47:35 | More by hopheadjuice
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TheElusiveAlexT

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - A copper/amber color. Lots of carbonation, nice head that stays with the beer but thins out considerably 1/2 way. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell - Sweet smelling malts, light grape smell, smells similar to an amber beer, a little dusky. Very pleasant.

Taste - I like it, I would say it is a tasty beer. The only thing is it's not much of a Bock, tastes more like an Amber beer. You can taste the hops and they work well with the beer. The hops aren't just there but they also don't take away from the flavor. Its a sweet beer. As much as I like the taste, it is a little too much like candy. Candy in the sense that its not a full or robust flavor rather its the sweet kind of flavor that stays with you like a Jolly Rancher. Its not a bad thing but something I'd expect from the more gimmicky beers to do like Shock Top.

Mouth feel - Pretty good overall. This beer is more on the light side. I'm not a big fan of the after-taste but in as far as when you are done drinking, between each sip its fine. I'm sitting with a kind of metallic taste in my mouth, which is very strange since I drank it out of the bottle. Its not the hop finish either like some of the other reviews are mentioning. When I had it on tap at the Paper City Brewery I didn't notice the strange after-taste but I also had 4 beers in the same cup before I tried it.

Drinkability - Great, a friendly beer for all. Anyone could pick this beer up and enjoy 2 or 3 no problem.

Serving type: Bottle for review but also tried on tap.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 00:05:32 | More by TheElusiveAlexT
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WesWes

New York

2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is less than average. It has a pale/pilsner malt scent with some light crystal malts as well. There is some kind of contamination here. It has an oxidized aroma that's fruity and dry. The taste is average. It has a grainy pilsner and crystal malt flavor that goes down with some reluctance and finishes with an oxidized off-taste. The mouthfeel is average as well. It is a low bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This could be a good beer or at least a decent beer minus the flaws.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:29:04 | More by WesWes
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albern

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is very odd. The front label calls it a Spring Lager and the back label has it as a Goats Peak Bock. Well, this is a poor excuse for a Bock beer. Actually I was going to add this beer under the Spring Lager moniker and more appropriately label it a Vienna Lager.

The beer is a copper color, very clear, modestly carbonated, some foamy white head around the rim of the glass. The nose is slightly musty, some sweet malts, some citrus notes, maybe a bit of strawberry or apricot. This beer is very light, very refreshing, very watery, very smooth. There is no prickliness or bite to this beer at all. There are zero hops that I can detect. The beer doesn't have much taste, just a light kiss of floral, some light citrus, and then nothing more. The sweetness really comes out of this beer once it warms. As it warms up, it is taking on characteristics of a fruity beer. It's an okay beer, but this is no bock beer that is for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 23:04:13 | More by albern
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The label has a white goat perched atop rocks. The bottle says that the name comes from a peak on Mount Tom in Holyoke, MA. According to my notebook "Today seemed like the first real day of spring that we've had, so when picking a out a beer I thought a Maibock would be appropriate."

Pours a clear copper with sparse, but steady bubbles rising to feed the frothy, sudsy, off-white head that's retained as a film. Sheets of lace form on the sides of the glass. The aroma is rich and malty with bready and biscuity notes, a sharp fruitiness, a bit of alcohol and a hint of herbal hops.

There's an interplay between sweet, caramel malts and toasty, bready malts upfront. The sweetness prevails in the center with a hint of fresh, almost citric fruitiness. Leafy, herbal hops quickly match the sweetness for a nice, crisp, balanced finish. Light-bodied, crisp and highly carbonated.

Flavorful, balanced and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2008 00:33:19 | More by EPICAC
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currysage1

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice 1 inch white fizzy head that slowly creeps down. No real lacing to speak of.

Smells musty, dusty, like when you clean a dry attic. Slight floral hops, and almost a light fruit smell.

Grain and lots of it, cold green grapes covered in sweet malt.

Good clean feeling beer, nice for the spring, good selection by the Paper City crew.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 07:35:11 | More by currysage1
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paper City Spring Lager
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a hazy amber peach with a fluffy white head on top. Nice sticky lace patterns.

The nose is bready and husky.

Strong toasted grain presence with that lager smoothness. The mouthfeel is full and has a bready quality. A mini hop snap on the finish. A nicely crafted beer that was very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 21:30:57 | More by Hibernator
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one I noticed out of the corner of my eye at Ruggeri's in Greenfield.

Paper City seems to be beefing up their marketing scheme, as the generic labels of yesteryear have give way to a more clever scheme. To the beer...

Nothing outstanding, but nonetheless a pretty decent offering. Nice body, slight head, mild hop notes, and one hell of a Europeon pedigree. Slighty bitter finish, ultimaltey ending dry on the tongue.

Not a bad beer overall, but for the money, I'll be looking at another style next go round.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2007 22:25:31 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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markman

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paper City Goats Peak Bock:

Great stuff…everything a bock ought to be: a medium bodied and drinkable as hell showcase of toasty malt, with a crisp clean easy hop finish. Not enough of this style being brewed around these parts. A top notch brew that I look forward to every spring.

Cheers…

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 01:27:14 | More by markman
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to MuddyFeet and BIF20 for the chance to try this one. Pours from the bottle a clear dark copper with just a hint of red and a nice foamy inch of head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt that also exhibits an underlying bready quality. Hints of light fruits along with an herbally hop background that has some floral tones as well. Nice..but nothing really grabs me here.

First sip brings a rush of sweet caramel coated bready maltiness along with a helping of fruits and raisins. Falls down the back of the throat with some grassy, floral hops and just the slightest touch of bitterness. Interesting flavor...but it just doesn't grab me.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice chewy malt body that creates a full sensation. Not something I'd be looking for more than one of....but still a well built beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2005 04:29:21 | More by orbitalr0x
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clean dark amber/copper beer. Has a big foamy beige head. The aroma is a light sweet cereal with hints of caramel on the background. Nice and sweet on the tongue with carmel and licorice notes. A nice light and smooth mouth feel. Does not hit the tongue hard like some Bocks.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 23:10:45 | More by ybnorml
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this on Saturday. THe beer is poured chilled into a pint glass. A clear amber color is evident and a small fizzy off white head foams up and fades rather quickly to a thin edge layer.
Aroma is caramel and some spicy hops, the malt profile is slightly grainy.
First sip reveals a fine yet prickly carbonation with average body.
The beer is clean and crisp, while the flavor is swee toffee up front then some grainy/husky malt, and a hint of roast comes through as well. Not a whole lot of hop profile here. A refreshing easy to drink brew. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2005 02:50:51 | More by sulldaddy
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light brown in color without any head. Nose is very slight, and only of malts. Taste is pretty nice. Malts take over the mouth with a slight hop bitterness at the end. Just enough to give the beer adequate balance. Very sweet. Mouthfeel is a little bit creamy too. Medium body, but not watery at all. Not very carbonated either.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2005 00:13:08 | More by MuddyFeet
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aquatonex

New York

2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had some of a growler. Pours slightly cloudy amber-red with a rich foamy head. Smell consists of weak malts with alcohol. Taste was mainly bitter at first, then slight caramel creamy sweet notes. Finish was lacking. It became a little sweeter as it sat, but the finish didn't balance. I've had better offerings from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 03:21:01 | More by aquatonex
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-finger cream head that leaves a good lace. Clear amber color. Medium bodied and medium-strong carbonation. Slight malty nose. Starts sweet from the malts, finish has a hint of hops but it is well balanced. Best by 6/29/05. $1.60 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2005 22:45:59 | More by jdhilt
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 3 bottles into a Spaten Maß-krug...mmm!
This bier has a luscious, clear, deep copper hue, with a voluminous, billowy, tan head. Stayed solid at 3/4" while leaving decent lacing in the mug. A steady procession of carbonation was streaming topside. Nose was a bit bready and lightly toasty, though much on the mild side. Medium-bodied, Goats Peak was also fairly smooth over the tongue, only being lightly prickly, but no cause for concern. Light caramel flavors and toasty malt accentuate the tastes encountered. It teases you with just a light level of malty sweetness, and there is a mild, somewhat fruity hop aspect at the finish. It has a tinge of bitterness, but in a good, balancing way. The sweetness, though not pronounced, coats the mouth nicely. A decent, though not complex, easy-drinking brew.

Prosit!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

802

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2005 12:34:48 | More by Bierman9
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steinlifter

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice deep copper, not much head,
aroma was rather fruity, with a mild peach fragrance
the hops hit me right away,but then mellowed to a rather toasted malt, with a slight bitterness on the end.
mouthfeel presents as mildly carbonated, a bit chewy
all in all a totally drinkable beer,although I've had others in this vein that were a bit smoother, but thats really splitting hairs, a nice lager that I would drink again,

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 23:14:09 | More by steinlifter
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necoadam

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a dark copper color with very little carbonation in this beer. Smell consists of lots of malts and some spiciness with a touch of hops in there. Perhaps some caramel in there, but there was very little of it. Taste was somewhat sweet, but it wasn't overdone, unlike their wee-heavy beer which was way too sweet. Toasted flavors mixed with some grain and some malts come in the beginning, then some hops lightly blend in the rest of the way. Very nicely done and balanced as well. Only complaint is that this was quite thin and lacking much carbonation. Perhaps an old beer, but the taste held up very nicely. Excellent seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 00:53:26 | More by necoadam
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12ozer from a six-pack purchased at Spirit Haus, MA.

Poured into a Paper City pint glass, formed a 3/4" very light brown head on top of a dark copper brew. Head is thick and foamy, doesn't retreat much over time, and laces with bits of foam all over. Slightly sweetish malty aroma, and the taste follows along, with a bit of a hops tang at the end, making for a good contrast at the end of the mouthfeel. An excellent bock from the Paper City crew.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2004 21:19:15 | More by ppoitras
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xgrigorix

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce brown bottle. Best by date is curiously absent.

Deep tawny copper, clear. Topped by a thin almond coloured head. Some spotty lace is left behind.

Nose is full of caramel & toffee malt notes, along with a touch of floral hops.

Smooth, malt driven, toffee, a hint of apple, & a light tingle of floral hops balances it out nicely. Smooth, medium bodied, robust carbonation. Thats good bock.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2004 17:22:47 | More by xgrigorix
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