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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 71
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 12-03-2002)
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-27-2011 21:59:29 | More by burnstar
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-11-2011 19:29:02 | More by THECPJ
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-04-2013 15:29:11 | More by KJ2013
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-15-2011 18:14:49 | More by jak
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-07-2013 20:08:37 | More by DeutschesBier
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-20-2012 05:49:42 | More by Illos
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jhicks12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

I give this beer 4's straight down. I had this beer at a dive of a college bar was shocked they had it. I got a pitcher. Beer was a nice dark brown in appearance which a nice sweet malty smell that one would exepy from a bock. inital taste was nice sweet and balanced, also what i would expect from a well made bock. nice medium mouth feel all the way though, leading to make this beer nice and drinkable...i ended up drinking two pitchers of it and got cut off by the bartender for the night!

01-12-2007 13:36:28 | More by jhicks12
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-06-2011 18:38:54 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rmeller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-03-2013 14:10:06 | More by rmeller
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TGERUS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-05-2013 03:26:04 | More by TGERUS
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allboutbierge

Austria

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Had on tap at D's..A friend who works there told me that Penn only bottles this one weekend a year, which is a shame because this is one hell of a beer. Pour a slightly tan head on top of a dark body. Slightly spicy and malty-sweety. Gives a nice warm feeling and has a noticeable alcohol taste. Not overly spicy like anchor's our special but yet has a that slightly spiced taste you'd expect from a christmas beer. Finishes smoothly leaving the drinker asking for another.

12-30-2002 21:01:23 | More by allboutbierge
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-06-2011 02:19:04 | More by jstewart1130
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-05-2014 18:12:51 | More by HRamz3
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-14-2013 01:45:41 | More by randylangford
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JulianBaughman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-06-2012 03:32:56 | More by JulianBaughman
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Ironcitymama

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-02-2012 23:29:38 | More by Ironcitymama
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-20-2013 00:54:40 | More by jkermitj
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-29-2013 14:57:24 | More by dgherm
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-22-2011 20:12:27 | More by imperialking
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plaid75

New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured a murky deep amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet cereal malts with an earthy hop and dark fruit.

The taste was spicy and malty with a nice earthy sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full and creamy.

Overall a tasty and unique Christmas beer.

12-16-2008 17:17:01 | More by plaid75
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to jcdiflorio for the hookup.
Dark brown pour with excellent clarity. Off white head which leaves lacing on the side of the glass.
Some caramel in the aroma and a touch of fruit, a bit of bread malt as well.
A fair bit of hop bitterness in the flavor, more than I would expect from the style. A good shot of biscuit malt and a bit of fruityness mixed in. Finishes with some sweet malt and more biscuit malt. Kind of odd. Hops up front malt in the finish. Clean all the way through.
Decent mouthfeel. Maybe a touch on the thin side.
Very drinkable beer. Goes down very easy. Really refreshing for a beer of this strength. Alcohol is not evident at all. A very sessionable bock beer. I wish I had another one of these because it would be very easy to down a couple of these.

01-17-2008 03:55:21 | More by kwakwhore
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a dark chocolate brown with little head. Sweet malt is definitely present in the nose. Excellent combination of roasted and sweet malt flavor with a mild bitter finish.

This is a fitting seasonal offering that I look forward to every time Christmas rolls around.

03-04-2012 06:57:41 | More by 57md
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a beautiful ruby brown color with about two fingers of creamy tan head.

The smell is a mixture of roasted nuts, dark fruits, brown sugar and spices, with a faint hint of hops. This one is all about the dark, sweet malts.

The taste is delightful. Dark fruits and roasted nuts up front with a bit of a light roasted coffee flavor in the middle and a spicy hop bite towards the end. All of that wrapped in a warm alcohol blanket.

Good mouthfeel, but a bit thinner than I thought it would be. Crisp, slightly dry finish. I find myself wanting to grab another one of these on this cool night. The Bigfoot I had first was a bit too much, but this seems just right.

11-21-2006 23:44:19 | More by Imstillthegman
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is dark brown, tan edges, head is tan dense, presents over 1 inch thick then dissipates to a top and some lacing on the glass.

Smell is cleaner malts, touch of caramel, light roast, toffee and hints of chocolate; earthy hop presence is subtle.

Taste is clean, malt flavor is toffee, touch roast, light caramel and some chocolate. Lagering has cleaned the flavors well, hop bitterness is present, subtle grassy flavors.

Mouthfeel is very nice, smooth yet crisp: flavors present and linger mostly on the tongue and bounce on the sides of the mouth; carbonation is not overdone providing for smoother finish especially with these malt flavors.

Overall, a very good bock style beer, great mouthfeel and clean flavors create a very drinkable beer.

01-12-2014 00:00:07 | More by mvanaskie13
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

It came to me a moderately hazy but lustrously soft brwon amber, light passing warmly at the edges. A finger-plus of frothy tan head sustained some time before passing to the ether. Lacing was plentiful and fine.

The aroma carried a dense wave of roasted malt, earthy and dark sugar sweet, along with a spice note notable for cinnamon. A very mild and vague hops presence toys with an equally soft alcohol touch.

Upon sipping, a wash of well-toasted malt sweetness came on board, with black cherry, dark berry, and sloe fruit combining with molasses and caramel to fill the palatal void. A more mellow spice presence subsided in the middle ground, with a more viable strain of alcohol, and a slight hops bitterness. The finish was gradual and dominated by residual malt, with a dading sweetness countered by a gentle bitterness. Malty and fruity and sweet, it's a nice holiday flavor profile.

A bit north of light bodied, it was thinner than the flavor would portend, and that was a shame, because the coating flowed away a bit too soon.

It might have been sprintime, but a winter beer like this would be welcome on my lips anytime. It's reasonably big, and quite malty, but it's also crisp and a joy to imbibe. The ABV is a warmer, and well integrated into the overal personality of the beer, meaning that does its part in maintaining a high quotient of drinkability. This is one brew that confirms that drinking a beer out of season should be pursued whenever possible.

06-22-2006 14:46:24 | More by Foxman
St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.