Brother Benedict's Bock - Granite City Food & Brewery
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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
1.88/5 rDev -44%
A: very dark red with slight very light tab head that stays slightly over the top with nice lacing on the glass 4
S: very sweet and overpowering. Very carmel and fruity tones
T: taste very metallic tasting and sweet. Same aftertaste as Budweiser
M: sits heavy and leaves your mouth dry
O: horrible beer IMO. The only good thing is the appearance.
05-12-2011 00:37:27 | More by codsmith
2.2/5 rDev -34.5%
I did not like the GC Bock...I thought it was way to malty and grainy. The beer poured very dark red with thin white head that did not lace all that great. The smell was big on grain and sweet malt. The taste was to much malt and barley with slight sweetness. The beer had mediyum body not great carbonation. Overall not a great beer. Most is probably drank in the Two Pull variety.
11-02-2011 01:05:38 | More by WoodBrew
2.3/5 rDev -31.5%
Granite City is a brewpub in a variety of different locations. I went to the Sioux Falls to sample their stuff
Brothers Benedict Mai Bock is in my opinion not really a Mai Bock at all. Instead I would call it closer to a Nut Brown or English Brown Ale. Ok, yeast aside, Brothers Benny is a dark brown color, which typically should be a yellow to light amber color. It had a stronger roasted and nut smell to it. Nothing German in the malt per say. The taste also didnt match as it really had limited sweet hop flavors but more of a earthy or English style to it.
The so called Mai Bock as a beer was a little watered down as well. The yeast was nothing exciting and difficult to pick up the yeast. Overall I was not impressed and more confused on this beer. Maybe add more English malts and fuller body and you have a decent English Brown Ale.
10-26-2005 16:51:31 | More by Oxymoron
2.45/5 rDev -27.1%
Dark brown with no signs of carbonation & no head at all. Aroma of roasted malts & no hops. Flavor: malt is very complex with suddle roasted notes. Slight tangyness aftertatse & no hops to speak of. Mouthfeel: This beer is lightly carbonated, balance is ok but is missing something but unsure of what & no head at all. Overall this beer reminds me of a poor bown with no presence of alcohol. I feel this beer could be good but needs more work.
08-22-2009 20:59:24 | More by simmons
2.65/5 rDev -21.1%
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: Rich deep dark brown with a brownish creamish head that quietly fades away.
Smell: Caramel & malty with some sweetness to it
Taste: Malt and caramel and sweet. Slightly too sweet for me
Mouthfeel: Light feel on the tongue and light carbonation
Overall: A different take on the style, and an OK beer but sweeter than I like. I would like to try it on tap but would not buy in bottles.
05-04-2012 19:25:36 | More by goldennectar
2.7/5 rDev -19.6%
Out of a bottle. Got this from my buddy Chris back in Illinois. He went to a beer exchange and isn't into beer, so he dumped a bunch of delicious craft beer on me. Woohoo!
A - Roasted dark brown color with an average white head.
S - A lot of super sweet nuttiness. Maybe some brown sugar in there. But a lot of sweetness.
T - Taste follows. Tons of brown sugary sweetness. There is some very faint smokiness in there along with some nuttiness in the background.
M - The definition of average mouthfeel. A bit too thin, but not undrinkable in terms of the mouth, at least.
O - This just isn't a very good beer. This is what scares me about American made Bock beers.
03-09-2012 01:49:40 | More by raveskdr
2.98/5 rDev -11.3%
A: Nice reddish brown color with 1 thumb head.
S: Some sweet malt, with a metallic smell as well, was somewhat offputting.
T: Had some decent components, and wasn't offensive, but didn't necessarily come together as a whole.
M: Nice active carbonation.
D: Drank the entire growler in a couple of sittings, but was more of a chore rather than a motivation. I won't actively seek out again.
03-10-2011 03:21:37 | More by henryd30
3/5 rDev -10.7%
Appearance: Pours a dark clear amber body
Head: Thick frosty light brown head
Smell: Rich caramel malts
Taste: Rich toasted caramel malts with a little sweet on the end and well not a lot going on
Weight: Light body with a low carbonation
Finish: Earthy and caramel notes linger
05-26-2011 02:58:25 | More by Snow81
3/5 rDev -10.7%
Light brown with a light tan head -- strange for a Maibock so not sure what their intentions are here. I'll give it an average rating on appearance due to nice clarity. A nutty malt aroma and flavor; lightly sweet. No hops noticeable. Medium-light bodied with a dry malty finish.
Fairly drinkable, though not memorable, bock/maibock hybrid. Scored a bit lower due to style failures...
Tasted On-Tap 05/11/05 at the Cedar Rapids, IA location.
05-18-2005 16:25:17 | More by RBorsato
Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.