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Brother Benedict's Bock - Granite City Food & Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
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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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +48.8%

05-18-2012 17:52:14 | More by TimRasmussen
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phenomenologian

Nebraska

4.53/5  rDev +34.8%

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.

12-23-2011 07:38:25 | More by phenomenologian
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j-rod18

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

02-13-2013 07:16:53 | More by j-rod18
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Illtryit

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +31%

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.

05-17-2012 01:54:44 | More by Illtryit
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +28.9%

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.

04-25-2010 02:04:48 | More by Cubsfan1087
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +28%

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!

01-10-2007 12:29:54 | More by NeroFiddled
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

05-02-2012 23:23:50 | More by coz
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lauran24

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

08-20-2012 20:01:29 | More by lauran24
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chunkyboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

03-25-2012 18:19:40 | More by chunkyboy
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

10-05-2013 15:16:11 | More by jewellrunner
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +22.9%

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.

02-24-2009 02:27:13 | More by mdwalsh
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

10-14-2013 18:37:45 | More by tyleeis
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downeyben

Kansas

4/5  rDev +19%

05-15-2013 17:14:45 | More by downeyben
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19%

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.

07-26-2008 01:27:38 | More by akorsak
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

08-29-2012 21:29:53 | More by troyvar
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Jlefevr4


4/5  rDev +19%

07-25-2012 00:32:52 | More by Jlefevr4
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J2t645

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19%

02-16-2014 19:45:14 | More by J2t645
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ngraumann


4/5  rDev +19%

04-10-2012 23:52:35 | More by ngraumann
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JackRB

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

05-26-2014 18:38:54 | More by JackRB
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simi46

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2012 02:36:25 | More by simi46
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giblet

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

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.

07-15-2008 11:11:24 | More by giblet
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

05-27-2014 00:42:02 | More by Extrajoker00
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MalibuKyle

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

02-15-2014 23:18:00 | More by MalibuKyle
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panders07

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

12-10-2012 03:58:42 | More by panders07
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SweJon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

02-29-2012 05:22:48 | More by SweJon
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Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.