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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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St. Nikolaus Bock BierSt. Nikolaus Bock Bier

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BA SCORE
88
very good

372 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 74
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 12-03-2002

Munich and various roasted malts give it a very malty, rich flavor with a hint of burnt flavor. 100% imported Hallertau hops, moderate bitterness and aroma.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with reddish hues and good clarity. Poured with a very light brown, creamy foam that reduced to a soapy cap that left creamy sheets of lacing on the glass. Great aroma! Lightly roasted malt, chocolate malt and nutty aromas with a hint of coffee at the end. Creamy, light, delicate feel. Surprisingly light bodied. Roasted malt and toffee flavors up front, smooth chocolate thru the middle. Light ripe fruit flavors, a hint of burnt malt and a bit of bitter hoppiness at the finish. Lots of different flavors and aromas going on. This was much better than I expected it to be.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this in a 12 oz. bottle w/ no batch number, so I wonder if mine was slightly different/another batch. I actually tried this in a flue glass, and it didn't leave much head or lacing, but the smell of chocolate malts creamed my nose.
Has a light, somewhat seethru when held to light composition that I would describe as a copperish-auburn.
I easily tasted the chocolate and roasted malts (I wonder if they used oak or honey in the recipe as well) and the beer went down extremely smooth with a pleasant malty backbite that could be described as coffeeish. The high ABV is hidden well, and this is a very good drink and surprised me with how smooth and lightbodied it was.
I couldn't keep downing this, like most "winter" beers it is not designed for mass consumption, but one after Christmas dinner warms and relaxes the spirits.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2002 edition, but over 8%ABV so that's not a problem with this one. This bock beer pours a lovely dark-brown, almost coca-cola like colour, with an off-white/tan head. The aromas are all sweet malts and bread. Lovely. The taste is sweet and malty, this is a very well balanced single-bock beer. The mouthfeel is excellent as well, as is the drinkability.

Overall: This is a class bock beer!

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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.