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Carolina Spring Bock - Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Spring BockCarolina Spring Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%


Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-27-2003)
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Reviews by cottonkoozie:
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cottonkoozie

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper/amber color. Clear. Little head with not much retention or lacing

S - A fruity sweet smell is what I first notice. Undertones are more complex, corn malts, a toffee smell, some piney hops scents.

T - Sweet up front, reminds me of apple or berry flavors. Then turns to some heavier toffee flavors. Then the hops come through, not strong but enough of a hit to really notice them. The finish goes back to some of the upfront sweet flavors. Better as it warms a little, the complexity becomes more noticeable.

M - Very good carbonation levels. Not too light but still very refreshing.

This is a change from my usual go to styles, but it caught my attention and I decided to give it a try. While definitely on the sweet side for me, this is a pretty damn good beer. A lot going on here, nicely layered flavors, and something that I feel could be enjoyed and appreciated by many. While I don't think this will become a go to for me due to the sweetness, I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 00:25:49 | More by cottonkoozie
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-20-2013 23:34:30 | More by kjfinnerty
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-11-2013 01:26:27 | More by herrburgess
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-27-2013 04:15:52 | More by maketheheartglad
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-18-2013 06:11:31 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-25-2013 22:55:21 | More by nebula1999
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GTB

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2013 01:38:59 | More by GTB
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2013 02:00:27 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-14-2013 00:00:40 | More by Shatter
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-14-2013 20:45:04 | More by RWLawman
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-09-2013 03:01:36 | More by Axnjxn
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Jason_Quad


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-09-2012 21:45:38 | More by Jason_Quad
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-12-2012 16:55:19 | More by TEAMHOLT
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 4/28/12

A - Pours a pale amber with no head but has some faint white remnants

S - strawberries, pie crust, rhubarb, caramel

T - cake, fruit, strawberries, pie, grassy hops in the finish

M - medium bodied, a little thin at times, lightly carbonated, smooth

This has an odd characteristic to it. The strawberry notes are not at all what I would expect from a Maibock. There was no description at the bar so I don't know if this is what the brewers where aiming for or not. Overall, it was drinkable but forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 03:25:27 | More by tdm168
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-15-2012 16:20:40 | More by NCLorax
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-24-2012 22:01:44 | More by locckdown
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-04-2012 21:44:52 | More by carrollmel7
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-15-2011 21:49:05 | More by jak
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-15-2011 16:50:23 | More by NCbeerpirate
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to warriorsoul for the chance to try this one.

A-Pour is a slightly hazy amber gold with a very thin white head.

S-Malty with some corny sweetness.

T-Sweet corn, creamy and malty. More cream ale than maibock to me.

M-Medium bodied, rather slick and sweet.

O-Glad to try this one but not a fan.

HV

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 01:13:32 | More by sholland119
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DOrr924

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at 51 degrees

A: Amber to red, good head with decent retention.

S: Malt, malt and more malt. Slight nut aroma .

T: Delicious malt flavors, right in line with the typical bock style. A slight hop bitterness in the middle, with a nice sweet finish.

M: Lighter bodied, with a prickly sensation to start, but mving toward a nice smooth finish.

This is a delicious beverage, especially when served a bit warmer to enhance natural flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 21:38:18 | More by DOrr924
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at Tyler Taproom in Apex NC.

Poured into 14oz pint glass with 1F off white head over hazy golden body with a touch of lacing.

Aromas of sweet corn, apple juice, and some caramel malt sweetness.

Creamy on the palate but flavor hits you hard with DMS and sour mash. Some of the caramel malt tries like hell to save it, but the cauliflower aftertaste just kills it.

Drinkability suffers from the aftertaste, but after seeing other glowing reviews, just wondering whether they rushed the first batch out this year.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2010 01:10:47 | More by BeerImmediately
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a deep golden color with a nice eggshell head that retains OK. The aroma is intriguing with a nice turbinado sugar sweetness upfront, as well as some bready malt, and a green apple fruitiness that is not to style but certainly isn't unpleasant. The flavor is nice and complex, with notes of turbinado sugar, baked bread, and some dried fruit along with a spicy noble hoppiness that balances out the sweetness. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and the drinkability is excellent despite the somewhat high ABV. A very good maibock, probably the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2009 01:23:52 | More by silver0rlead
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porterwoobie

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: light amber/orange color, minimal head with a little bit of lacing. clear.

S: moderate malty aroma.

T: heavy on the malts. its like eating the malt grain. munich, victory malt? the malt flavor is fantastic. has a sweet finish.

MF: medium bodied, moderate carbonation. smooth finish. slight alcohol warming at the end.

Drinkability: this is one of my favorite seasonals that CBC puts out. after the purchase, i will store the bottles for a month or two, i think they taste better after aging for a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 00:08:39 | More by porterwoobie
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beer2day

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle fresh from the brewery for the 2009 vintage, only two days old.

Pours a light gold with a one finger head that disappears quickly.

Nose is all about malt. Very sweet with a slight hint of ripe bananna. Taste and mouthfeel echo the malt content of the beer. Stays thick but does not get syrupy.

Finishes sweet with no real indication of hops involved.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 03:15:05 | More by beer2day
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Carolina Spring Bock from Carolina Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.