Dogstalker Bock - Grand River Brewing
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3.65/5 rDev +12.3%
Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.95 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass
A- Not bad. Nice amber color with a good head
S- Sweet. Sickly
T- Light. Not the flavor bomb I was expecting from the color and smell
M- Pretty good. Nice and light although this is a strong beer.
O- Pretty good. Would like to try on tap.
This nice "light" beer paired well with... tacos!
04-24-2014 00:16:55 | More by DaveBar
3.48/5 rDev +7.1%
500 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; bottled April 29 2014. Served well chilled.
Pours a foggy copper-amber colour, generating a half-finger of soapy froth that quickly wilts into a spotty film and collar. No lacing. The aroma definitely leans on the malt bill, as it should - butterscotch and honey, grainy malts and a bit of doughy sweetness come through, with a touch of spice. It gets even nicer as it warms.
A strange bock, but on the whole it's still tasty. Lots of doughy sweetness, some honey and butterscotch as indicated on the nose, with some golden raisin, dates and mild cinnamon spice at the finish. Kind of thin-bodied, with low carbonation for the style and a relatively flat mouthfeel that I am not a big fan of. One thing I will give this lager credit for is its supreme drinkability. It's 6%, but the alcohol is nowhere to be seen so it actually drinks more like a light beer with flavour.
Final Grade: 3.48, a B-. It took me more than a few sips to decide whether or not I liked Dogstalker Bock. I sort of do, but in the end it's not an especially well-made example of the style, and the limp mouthfeel really isn't doing it any favours. There are better German-imported bocks available for less money, but if you're just in the mood for a palatable strong lager and want to try something different, then this is a solid option. Maybe I'll try it again next year to see if this particular bottle was just a little off, but for now, the rest of this glass will serve as an acceptable celebration for my 700th tick.
06-24-2014 18:39:57 | More by thehyperduck
3.39/5 rDev +4.3%
Purchased a 500 ml bottle of this from an LCBO store in Stratford Canada last weekend when the wife and I took a trip up to Canada. Poured into one of my pilsner glasses. this beer pours a fairly cloudy, medium amber/copper color with a fluffy off white head that is about an inch thick when poured. Head eventually settles to a thin white lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing here. Aromas of sweet caramel malt, a hint of honey, and a hint of spices. Flavorwise it has a sweet caramel malt sweetness upfront followed by a hint of honey and spice and is rounded out with a slight touch of hops. Sort of a strange flavor profile for a bock with the honey and the spice. Has a crisp, prickly, yet smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. An okay beer overall but certainly nothing special.
06-04-2014 06:03:11 | More by neenerzig
3.51/5 rDev +8%
From a 500 ml bottle. Bottled on April 10, 2014.
This beer pours a nice toasted gold color...not brown, not gold. There was a two finger head, which disappeared rather quickly and left almost nothing behind, except a few wisps of foam. The smell was sweet barley malts, honey and some light spices. The taste was a bit sweet with the malts being very forward. Otherwise a little bland. There was decent carbonation, but the feel was thin and lacking body.
04-27-2014 19:53:40 | More by polloenfuego
Dogstalker Bock from Grand River Brewing
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.