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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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very good

377 Ratings

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 76
Gots: 36 | 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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Ratings: 377 | Reviews: 209
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a variety case last winter. Kept in my beer fridge for a nice cold night like tonight. Poured into a favorite mug of mine.

A: pours a clear amber with ruby highlights. Moderately strong carbonation throughout. Nice head that fades to an 1/8-inch coating. Some suds cling to the side of the glass as volume goes down.

S: notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, bread, and caramelized sugars. Mostly malts going on in this one.

T: tastes of caramelized brown sugar with dark fruit and a touch of spiciness. A very well made beer.

M: medium tasting with nice even bitterness. Wish this had a bigger body and a more fuller feel.

O: a very solid offering from a nice Pennsylvania brewery. Will go back to this one anytime again. Prost!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark ruby brown with a small ivory head.

Aroma is nutty, slightly roasted, woody, earthy, sweet and malty.

Taste has a distinct nuttiness that is enjoyable. Vanilla sweetness complements earthy oak flavors.

Medium bodied and sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour an amber/light brown color with a good sized head, fades at a slow rate and leaves a thin cap on top, only small bits of lacing on the glass.

Smell is heavily caramel malt, dash of molasses and sweetness, there is faded hop presence that adds a touch of bitterness to the nose.

Taste is quite smooth with a subtle slickness, caramel malt is the primary, not overly sweet but just the right amount with a subdued hop bitterness in the aftertaste to balance things.

Overall a very solid Bock, it doesn't reinvent the wheel but it rolls just fine, definitely hits the spot during the Holidays.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very dark red. or brown. it's hard to say exactly. looks like more of a brown. head started off super thick, but the retention isnt exactly lust-worthy. good lacing though.

S: earthy hop undertones interact with caramel and a slight burnt brown sugar. some roasted in there too. not a ton, but similar to the roast you would find on a roasted chicken.

T: nice and roasted off the bat. a moderate amount of bitterness backs the roasted grain. a little bit of toast too. probably munich malt. super clean flavors. solid bock lager.

M: moderate carbonation level. i would call this a solid medium body. not too much or too light.

D: a solid bock sampling from penn. very enjoyable brew with clean aromas/flavors. glad i picked this one up in my make-shift holiday/winter mix-six.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep ruby red, appears to be clear when held up to light. Pours a tall medium brown head with tons of lacing and good retention.

Aroma: Sweet and bold. Dark malts, roasty, worty, sweet molasses. Some spices. Rich malts is the overall theme here.

Taste: More bitter than expected from the aroma. Still lots of sweet malts showing up though. Lots of molasses, some chocolate and toffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily overall, a bit of drying from the bitterness thanks to the roasty malts and hops.

Overall: A winter classic. Very pleasant and easy to drink for a stronger bock.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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