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Yankee Jim Ice Bock - Big Hole Brewing Company

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Yankee Jim Ice BockYankee Jim Ice Bock

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 26.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Hole Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 12-08-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 22
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3.47/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 473 ml can.

Pours a clear urine amber/yellow, medium white head forms, quickly settles down to a thin layer, then is gone altogether, no lacing. Smell is sweet, honey and corn syrup, alcohol, citrus,, some floral, smells slightly bockish. Taste is similar, very sweet and corny, alcohol, caramel, wheat/bread, slightly dry in the finish, bit of spicy bread and decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. For a macro bock its really not too bad, certainly easy to drink, and although the alcohol is apparent its not over the top.

Photo of pootz
2.58/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

473 ml can

Not an eisbock you would expect...I suppose they are pretending this is what a hellesbock would look like as a eisbock...except we know a commercial North American Ice beer process was used..odd to say the least.

Pours a clear gold with a fair 2 finger sticky cap fair retention laces well .enough.

Not much for the nose here: light hints of malt some apple and a lot od dextrin sweetness.

Flavour is primarily a sweet dextrin taste with hints of graininess and a light rush of hop at the finish just before it gets flooded out with a acidic dextrin "bite".
Inoffensive, no off tastes, more sweet than malty, hide alcohol well but stale tasting and unremarkable.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Considering that the number of american microbreweries sold in the LCBO can be counted on one hand, its pretty lame that this brewery, and their 'Yankee Jim' line, are one of them. I assume its a micro, it definitely isnt a national.

This insipid creation is neither a bock or an eisbock, its just a strong, bland lager.

It pours a pale gold color, a shade darker than typical Canadian macro lagers. The head is shortlived and leaves a decent webwork of lace behind. It smells like corn and light, bready malt. The taste is pretty watery and afflicted with DMS. Some cidery notes are also there in the shuffle. Hops are simplistic and lacking in aroma, probably cluster or something cheap. The mouthfeel is thin and intermittently carbonated. The finish is too alcoholic for 6.5% and un-noteworthy.

This is a very ho hum lager a couple pegs above undrinkable. Not worth trying in my opinion.

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Yankee Jim Ice Bock from Big Hole Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.