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Carolina Spring Bock - Carolina Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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 +8.4%
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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A - Pours a pale amber with no head but has some faint white remnants

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

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

S-Malty with some corny sweetness.

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Carolina Spring Bock from Carolina Brewing Company
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