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30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock

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BA SCORE
88
very good

493 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 493
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IrieJackalope on 05-29-2010)
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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhardt are two of the country's most esteemed homebrewers and writers. Their influential books and steadfast promotion of brewing culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. Charlie and Fred agreed to work with us on this very special brew in honor of our 30th Anniversary. This Imperial Helles Bock is a testament to the ever-evolving brewer's art. Bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness, and clean floral hops. Brewed in the style of a Helles Bock, released once in 2010.

Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Sierra Nevada imperial snifter. Served north of 57º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy eggshell white head of a thick, sudsy consistency. Body color is a very hazy copper orange, with large, reserved carbonation. Retention is above average, with a medium thick surface cover. Appearance has certainly held up well. 3.75

(Smell) Time has imparted a few notable effects in the way this beer smells. The malt bill consists of a wet german pale malt, a caramel note, and a hint of rye. There are pronounced fruity esters of pear and apple that join a largely faded floral and grassy hop murmur. The Spices range from mild clove to zesty cinnamon, but are collectively shallow. Some mild oxidation is obvious. 3.25

(Taste) Malt bill is similar in composition, with a pronounced graininess to join the rye bread note. Fruity esters are more of mellow semi-sweet grape and raisin than of pear and apple, clove is mild. Hop presence is light and faded, some musty grass hops linger. Drinkability is very high and no flavors come off as cloying or forced. It's an enjoyable flavor, even after all this time. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick and mildly thick with a breaded cleanliness, very little off-flavors. Carbonation is light and nonintrusive. Body is light/medium for the style and medium overall. Alcohol presence is light. I really enjoy the texture of this beer. 4.25

(Overall) Perhaps not the best choice for aging, this beer has held up remarkably well over the past 3 years. The drinkability is very high and the alcohol isn't enough to tuck you in for the night. With very few off flavors and an overall enjoyable malt and yeast balance, I'm inclined to recommend this should you happen to find some in the near future. It may not be extraordinary by any means but it sure is tasty. 3.75

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s
30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Ken's Bock
3.8/5.00

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 02:25:52 | More by Jadjunk
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass, couple of years old that I found in a box recently. Beer pours a cloudy copper with two fingers of fluffy off white head that quickly dissipates to a film. Good amount of carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass, tiny bubbles floating up.

Nose is caramel malt, cherry, yeast ester bubble gum, clove, banana, mild grassy hop note.

Probably not the best beer to age, leads with caramel malt, cherry, and fruity ester flavor, but there's a bit of cardboard flavor. Still a bit of hop flavor, slightly grassy and floral on the finish, with some lingering caramel sweetness and the cardboard.

Medium body, with some yeast particles, mildly carbonated so it's very soft on the tongue. Shouldn't have aged it, unintentionally.

Serving type: bottle

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30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.