Stegmaier Brewhouse Bock - Lion Brewery, Inc.
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3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
deep russet brown, with no head anda very minimal lace, decent carbonation was evident. Smell was grainey with a slighlty off fruit aroma in the back anda hint at some bitterness. The taste intresting,albeit not very comple x at all. Sort of a glammed up amber. Lots of malt with a slight bittering hops presence and a hint at maybe something fruity in the back? If its there it is very faint. Overall I cannot say it is horrible as I have had much much worse beer
09-19-2011 01:17:03 | More by mikesgroove
3.13/5 rDev -16.3%
This poured out as a pretty nice looking brown color. The head wasn't too bad either. The smell of the beer had a nice malt character to it, the taste followed behind pretty closely with the malts giving off a sweet flavor. The mouthfeel was almost medium. A little light for this style. Overall it's a decent brew but not the best.
06-11-2011 04:43:03 | More by Knapp85
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
Thanks to my BA buddy WJVII for a brew I haven't seen, or yet tried to this point!
A - Poured a cloudy dark amber in color topped by a very slight off white head. The head was really not much more than a cap and it didn't leave much in terms of lacing.
S - HUGE caramel and toffee in the nose. Smells like this is going to be a very sweet brew, I hope not cloyingly so...
T & M - The taste mimics the nose, but the sweetness isn't as overbearing as what I would have expected. Big caramel malt sweetness accented by touches of bread and buttery diacetyl. I wouldn't have guessed the ABV is as high as 6.6%, because there is very little indication of alcohol at all in the taste. Medium bodied and creamy. Carbonation is subdued, which seems to lend to the creaminess.
D - Overall, I think this is a very solid representation of the style. I could easily quaff a sixer of this in a night. I'm very glad I got a chance to try this brew.
09-29-2010 22:00:27 | More by drizzam
3.4/5 rDev -9.1%
A - pours a clear dark mahogany brown with no foam whatsoever
S - very malty sweet aroma with some fruit as well
T - malty, brown sugar with some slight hops presence
M/D - nice carbonation and mild flavor, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a decent bock but nothing to seek out
06-29-2010 19:40:53 | More by mikereaser
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured from the bottle a nice amber, thin head, feint carbonation.
Smell is a nice mix of slightly sweet roasted malt and mild hint of tangy hops.
Taste is big malt, roasted, slightly biscuit not much hops but a bit of fruity sweetness. good.
Mouthfeel is solid, a bit of light carbonation solid taste throughout.
Very drinkable, solid bock.
Probably steg's second best.
05-25-2010 22:53:42 | More by mvanaskie13
2.8/5 rDev -25.1%
A: Foamy head with a little lacing, bright reddish hue when held to the light.
S: Very malt dominated, very sweet smelling, some fruitiness.
T: A little lighter than normal for a bock, also sweeter than I would have expected for the style. Not very complex with a little alcohol showing through. It is however very creamy and smooth.
M: Solid, nice body, not much carbonation, and very smooth.
O: Goes down pretty easy, can drink quite a few pretty easily.
Overall, I would have expected something a little heavier and less sweet. But, this is still a good bock, and an above average beer. Considering the under $20 price for a case, I would consider it again.
05-23-2010 00:33:19 | More by bundy462
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
Fresh bottle pour into tulip glass...great value bock from this PA brewery I am getting to know a little better...
A: Nice solid appearance, good foaming head, some lacing, nice brown color
S: decent malt smell, some butter like toasty-ness to it
T: Taste is very good, dominated by the sweet toasted malts, easy on the tongue / palate, light ABV feel (not sure, 6%??), nice balance overall for this style of bock....
MF: also decent, carbonation nice, a bit slick, but goes down well and is feels good in the mouth!
D: very drinkable bock, a nice rep. of the style at an affordable price, I will get this one again for sure.
03-04-2010 13:55:05 | More by BeerVikingSailor
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
This is one of those beers that I picked up on a whim while on a recent trip to Pennsylvania and hit upon a winner. Review is from notes taken on 12/25/2009 (Merry Christmas to me!) and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep copper/caramel color with great ruby highlights; body is clear and shows very strong carbonation; starts with a one figner white head that fades to a thin, yet uneven skim; no lacing manages to cling to the sides.
Smell: A nice blend of toasty grains and a slight biscuit aspect; a sweet banana-like presence combines with a sweet sugary maltiness.
Taste: Oh so solid! Sweet matliness dominates the flavors and is supported by a mild toasty graininess and sweet/mellow banana; slight bits of alcohol at the very end and it becomes just a tad tart and apple-esque at the very end. Pretty straightforward.
Mouthfeel: About what I would expect in the body of a bock - it's a little thick, yet a tad slick as well; carbonation is very smooth and the finish is clean with only a slight stickiness left on the roof of the mouth.
Drinkability: Quite high -- nice smells and solid flavors, it feels like a moderate ABV and the price was right, so I would definitely grab this again.
12-27-2009 01:37:18 | More by bamadog
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
A-- nearly perfect 'crayon' brown, opaque with a fluffy off white head.
S-- heavy on the grain odors, biscuity, slighty showing some raisin.
T-- great roasted malt flavors, sweet and toasty. Kind of grainy when it warmed, the alcohol flavors started to show as I drank this very slowly.
M-- lighter bodied bock, but stands up well. Nice finish, not a beer that you'd forget what your drinking right after you put it down.
D-- pretty quaffable.
Average to above average lower priced bock. Will satisfy someone looking for an uncomplicated non-hop-centric drink.
11-12-2009 19:17:54 | More by fightingwords
4/5 rDev +7%
Glazed terra cotta with apricot trim. Two fingers of light brown sugar colored creaminess were created on the pour. The finely pocked surface sinks slowly, but isn't interested in decorating the glass as it does so. Correction: a fair amount of lace sticks once the beer falls with drinking.
The nose is a good one. A dollop of buttery caramel is a nice touch and keeps the typical toasted-earthy-nutty aromas of the mid-range malts (Munich, Vienna) from dominating. This might be a pretty good version.
I'm not a bock-o-phile by any means, but I do know what I like. Brewhouse Bock is good stuff because, as the nose suggested, it features more sweet caramel than is typical for the style. There's also a modicum of bitterness to tighten up the back end, which is nice.
The flavor profile includes toasted bread (darker than white bread and lighter than brown bread), caramel-dipped peanuts, an oaky woodiness, a rye-like spiciness, a pat of butter and a sprinkling of tea leaves. Too many bocks are one-dimensional. Not this one.
The mouthfeel easily keeps pace with the 6.6% ABV. It's lagery smooth and maintains its shape and size all the way from beer entry to beer exit. The carbonation is juuust riiight.
After having reviewed three less-than-stellar beers from Lion Brewery, I couldn't be more surprised that Stegmaier Brewhouse Bock is as good as it is. Since bocks are among my least favorite styles, that ought to count for something.
07-07-2009 12:52:26 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.4/5 rDev -9.1%
Enjoyed on 06.22.09. Part of a BOTM Club selection. Poured into a 14oz pint glass.
A: Thick, off-white head - 2 fingers worth. Rich, amber body. Laces better when not too cold.
S: Sweet, malty nose with a bit of butterscotch. Just a bit of hops, not much though.
T: Not too sweet. Taste is mostly dominated by grainy malt. Maybe a little thin in the flavor department, but overall quite a tasty beer.
M: Just the right carb level. Smooth too. Like a lager.
D: Easy drinking and quite good for a session. This is a great beer for washing down a couple slices of pizza. I would order this again in the Philly area...
06-23-2009 03:39:11 | More by ILikeGoodCider
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
BOM brew May 2009.
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a lighter amber color with a very thin head even with a moderately aggressive pour. There was no lacing and carbonation seemed light for the style. The aroma is of sweet bread, with dry fruit (raisins, plums), and some spice. The taste is dry with the fruitiness in the aroma coming through. Not much to my liking and not that strong for the style. I am not a huge bock fan to begin with but I respect a good brew. This was a little below my expectations.
06-03-2009 23:38:54 | More by WJVII
4.1/5 rDev +9.6%
Recieved this beer from a beer of the month club. I live an hour from Wilkes-Barre and have never had any of their beers, but have always wanted to try, none the less.
A: Creamy 3-finger head which lasted for a few minutes and left some good lacing. Rich amber color.
S: Very malty and yeasty, fruity smell kind of like a plum, very sweet smelling.
T: Sweet, very butterscotch like kind of coats the mouth, leaves little aftertaste.
M: Very smooth, little carbonation.
D: Goes down easy!
06-02-2009 23:19:57 | More by kevman527
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
Went to college right by the Lion Brewery and never had the chance to actually visit it. I wish I did considering this beer was worth my while.
Served: In a bottle, poured into ale glass.
A: Amber colored body with a thin head that dissipated quickly. Lots of carbonation.
S: Roasted and sweet malts with a mild fruitiness.
T: It is a lighter bock than others that I have had. Just because it's lighter, doesn't mean I don't like it. It's a very good bock.
M: The maltiness comes out in the beginning and finishes with a mild fruitiness, yet spicy.
D: A very good brew. I'm upset with myself that I never bought this when I was in college, only about a mile away from the brewery itself. I'll have to make a road trip I think.
05-31-2009 05:20:12 | More by MLasoski
2.88/5 rDev -23%
This beer was too malty for my tastes. It's a thick beer and very sweet, but way too much malt for me and a sour aftertaste that I didn't care for.
I will try this beer again, because I might not have been in the mood for it, but I'm not a big fan of this red beer with a good foamy head.
05-13-2009 23:04:56 | More by Amalak
4.22/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured with little head, a thin film on the top. Color is a clear copper color. Smell is a little roasty and sweet. Carbonation makes for a crisp taste. Very refreshing and I imagine would be nice on a hot day. A little bit of banana sweetness, plus a standard bock maltiness. I enjoyed this enough to want to buy a good deal more.
05-11-2009 02:45:15 | More by dborginis
3.55/5 rDev -5.1%
Appearance is a clear, dark, amber/orange with a short tan head that falls quickly to a cover. Steady carbonation with no lacing.
The smell is light, sweet malt.
Taste is more of the same as the smell but with a little extra oomph. I get a bit of dried fruit as well. I don't get any hop character.
Mouthfeel is a solid medium and pretty smooth too.
Drinkability is fine.
There isn't anything noticeably wrong or especially good about this one. A mild hop presence to balance the malt could improve this one in several areas.
05-01-2009 22:40:17 | More by meatyard
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
12 oz bottle
App: Bright ruby brown with a small off white head.
Smell: Sweet malt with hints of chocolate and burnt caramel. The slight smell of alcohol his hidden beneath as per the style.
Taste: Very light flavor. Slight roasted taste followed by strong hopping. Bitterness dominates.
Good level of carbonation in line with the style.
Very light in flavor and rather bitter for a bock. Maybe I'm used to doppelbocks. I don't love it, nor do I want more, but it is very drinkable.
04-29-2009 16:33:14 | More by emsroth
3.13/5 rDev -16.3%
A - Active pour leaving one fingers worth of light tan head which quickly recedes to a fizzy lacing... Dark caramel color...
S - Sweet malt... Caramel... Toffee... A slight nuttiness... Butter... Cake batter...
T - Toasted almond... Caramel... Toffee... Nougat...
M - Smooth... Medium bodied... Fizzy...
D - Respectable Bock offering, but doesn't standout memorable in any particular category...
04-29-2009 01:40:20 | More by philbe311
Stegmaier Brewhouse Bock from Lion Brewery, Inc.
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