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Brother Benedict's Bock - Granite City Food & Brewery

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A German style lager, our Bock carries a brownish color, a medium body, and a mouthwatering smoothness from the wonderful malt flavor.

(Beer added by: grumpy on 06-20-2006)
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5/5  rDev +48.8%

TimRasmussen, May 18, 2012
Photo of phenomenologian
4.53/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Upon opening little smoke comes out. I poured this into a good beer glass. The head is thin and less than one finger. It laces a bit, but nicely. The color of the head is white and creamy. The body is dark and is brownish black. Its opaque.

I love the smell. It smells very sweet of caramel and malt. It has a nice overall sweet smell. I gave the smell a 5 because this is the most strong malty sweet smell I have ever smelled in a beer. I love this a lot. Its a great smell.

The taste is of caramel and malt. It tastes sweet but nice bitter turnaround also which makes a nice combination.

It goes down smoothly. I would like a bit more carbonation, but either way its a great taste and feel.

Overall, its a great sweet malty caramel beer. I enjoy this and will definitely buy it again. I bought it in a mix and match 6 pack at HyVee. Give this one a try if you like porters or stouts.

phenomenologian, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

j-rod18, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Illtryit
4.4/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm in trouble with this one as it is really good.

Black to red appearance. Ruby shows in light.

Smells sweet and caramel or toffee.

Taste of mellowed toffee. Almost buttery. Nutty finish. I'm almost getting a peanut brittle flavor.

Feels a bit thin and a bit watery. Nice carbonation.

This a a very drinkable bock. Damn good. Go try it for yourself.

Illtryit, May 17, 2012
Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Brother Benedicts Bock was a great beer. It is very dark, reddish brown. It has thick foamy head that lingers for a short time. The taste is very malty and rich. There is a slight hint of chocolate in the aftertaste, similar to a stout I would say. I really enjoyed this beer. I've been impressed with the beer that Granite City has to offer.

Cubsfan1087, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear, very deep brown mahogany body is capped by a creamy head of off-white foam. The head dissipates shortly, but that seems to be fairly common for the style. Lacing is limited to spots and splashes left here and there. The nose is clean and expresses darkly caramelish malt with just a hint of hoppiness in the background. In the mouth it's medium bodied and somewhat creamy with a fine-bubbled, moderate carbonation. The flavor is straightforward, darkly caramelish and lightly toasty malt with a thread of leafy hops and the suggestion of alcohol, although it never really shows itself. Very nicely done! Full-flavored and perfectly balanced. Perhaps the best bock I've ever had at a brewpub!

NeroFiddled, Jan 10, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

coz, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

chunkyboy, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

jewellrunner, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of mdwalsh
4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This time poured a thin head, but usually has a nice light colored two finger head. No active carbonation. Thick black with a little reddish/brown light coming in the sides.

S: Roasts and malts dominate, with some hops, but that seems to be a weak smell from the bittering and not proper aroma.

T: Great, not at all coffee or burnt. Nice dark malts with just the right amount of bitter. Great for drinking while eating.

M: Thinner than one expects for a beer this dark. I would suggest this to someone who wants to try darker beers but can't stand the filling or "chewiness" as some put it.

D: Really good, mostly because of the things mentioned above.

mdwalsh, Feb 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +19%

tyleeis, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

downeyben, May 15, 2013
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A: The bock is a dark Cordovan leather brown color. There is no sign of head, save for an off-white band at the mouth.

S: The aroma is malty, thick with lots of grains and a touch of charred wood.

T: Mmm, malty. The bockbier is an homage to two-row barley. The grains are thick and meaty, full of figs and dates. As the beer sits in my mouth, a charred wood flavor, akin to the smell coming from a campfire, emerges. There is no smoke in the beer but the malts conspire to create this bigger element.

M: The bock is hearty and thick, a real treat that never overdoes it.

D: At under 6%, this beer is a great quaffer. I'd've happily had a few more pints.

akorsak, Jul 26, 2008
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4/5  rDev +19%

troyvar, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

Jlefevr4, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

J2t645, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

ngraumann, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

JackRB, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

simi46, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap at the gc food and brewery. i was told it was brewed on premises there in kansas city. it was a very good crisp bock beer. dark in color light shined barely through the opaque. nice rich aroma. good taste that was crisp and fresh. excellent lacing down the glass. if you are in the area, give this place a try.

giblet, Jul 15, 2008
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4/5  rDev +19%

Extrajoker00, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

MalibuKyle, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

panders07, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

SweJon, Feb 29, 2012
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Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.