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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 70
Gots: 10 | 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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TGERUS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-02-2013 23:02:02 | More by hunkler
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2013-01-02 in Columbia, PA

A - Semi-clear ruby brown with a 1-finger tan head that fades fast and leaves light lacing.

S - A hint of cinammon roll, some roasted grain, sweet, not very strong.

T - Toasted wheat bread, dried cherry, citrus, fig, earthy spice, hop bitterness. Dries nicely and leaves a sweet/sour and dark fruit flavor along with some roasted bitterness. I like the flavors.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Mildly smooth.

O - An enjoyable bock beer. Satisfying taste and mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Not too sweet or cloying.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 22:13:05 | More by Tucquan
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a deep brown, off white lacing.

Smells of caramel, figs, cinnamon and cloves.

Bready slightly toasty malts with some cinnamon spice flavor. Hint of bitterness like nuts in the aftertaste.

Medium body with mild carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

An interesting bock, decent flavor, and some "Christmas" spice to it compared to other bocks. I've had the stronger version of this beer as well and I prefer that, but this is pretty good too and I'd seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 23:47:04 | More by Cylinsier
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DavidGross

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-30-2012 02:42:45 | More by DavidGross
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-28-2012 23:54:48 | More by DWolf
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argock

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date.

A: Chestnut brown with nice clarity and a generous 1-2 finger off-white head with decent retention and very intricate lace around the rim.

S: Sweet caramel and toffee with some black cherry overtones. Also some bready aromas and crisp herbal noble hops.

T: A very tasty bock with bready but slightly sweet caramel maltiness, light cracker, and then light sour cherry in the finish. The hopping is not over-bitter at all and really nicely balances the malt components. The bitterness does grow through the beer and is more striking in the aftertaste. The roasted malt described on the label is most prominent in the first few sips but dissipates.

M: Medium body and carbonation with enough activity to keep it lively on the palate.

O: A really nice bock which is a great alternative to spiced winter warmers which I hate. Penn knocks another German lager style for at least a triple if not a homer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 03:59:18 | More by argock
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freedomlinux

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-25-2012 23:11:24 | More by freedomlinux
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John_M

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Pittsburgh International airport the other day. A pleasant surprise to see a beer like this at an airport.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light chocolate and a hint of burnt toast. The beer is a bit better on the palate, as I get light vanilla, chocolate, some underlying roasty malt and a hint of burnt toast. The beer is bit light and watery on the palate otherwise, and the finish is bit short as well. Acohol is completely unnoticeable in this beer, and so drinkability is pretty good.

Having just had the Ayinger Celebrator a few days ago, it's pretty hard not to be a bit critical of this beer. While it has decent flavors, the beer is otherwise light, simple and fairly one dimensional. Not sure this is one I need to try again any time soon.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 17:19:30 | More by John_M
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-23-2012 03:25:26 | More by cliff1066
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-17-2012 17:29:56 | More by Travcofarms
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-17-2012 01:58:21 | More by JayKay412
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-15-2012 01:27:18 | More by foureyedgeek
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a small tan head. The head fades very fast to leave only a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was chocolaty with hints of caramel and honey sweetness. Mixed with these sweeter aromas was a nice backbone of a roasted malt and brown bread aroma with a very light almost earthy smell rounding it all out.

Taste – The taste begins of toasted malt mixed with a bit of chocolate. Upfront there is also some sweetness of a caramel taste. The chocolate grows a bit stronger more toward the middle with a honey flavor coming in as well. While it was on the slightly more sweet side upfront more toward the end it dries out a bit as some holiday spice and nut flavors come to the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower to average side. It keep it rather easy drinking, but really was not too light to where it took away from the darker flavors.

Overall – A pretty nice holiday brew. Not overly spiced and when combined with its roast and good level of carbonation and thickness made for a good easily holiday drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 01:23:09 | More by Darkmagus82
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-04-2012 17:35:35 | More by JeffTheJuice
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-03-2012 04:14:44 | More by paulhargus
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sammy806

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-30-2012 22:15:39 | More by sammy806
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-30-2012 04:38:47 | More by meanmutt
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hoppyhelena

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-28-2012 01:20:03 | More by hoppyhelena
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-27-2012 04:06:39 | More by HollyHops
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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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rhichr23


4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-17-2012 18:46:21 | More by rhichr23
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tankg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-11-2012 00:13:06 | More by tankg
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Freggs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-03-2012 01:24:01 | More by Freggs
St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.