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Brother Benedict's Bock - Granite City Food & Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
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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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-21-2013 20:02:54 | More by Eric908
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Whiskeydeez

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-01-2013 14:46:33 | More by Whiskeydeez
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pmorey

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-10-2013 00:38:34 | More by pmorey
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-06-2013 14:38:00 | More by Herky21
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-23-2013 14:37:55 | More by BeerFMAndy
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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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KFBR392

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a growler at the Rockford, Illinois Granite City location.

Appearance: A brownish red amber color. A very solid thin head was present throughout drinking. More lacing on the glass then I would have expected. A very clear body on this brew, no murky sediment.

Smell: Nothing impressive here. There is a slight hazelnut, light chocolate, caramel, malt aroma. Have to really dig to appreciate what is going on here though.

Taste: A nutty bite greets the drinker. The body of this brew is a very sweet malt/caramel flavor. The flavors die away quicker then I would have hoped, leave a slight hop tart presence on the palette. The body is a little thin.

Mouthfeel: Really solid here. The sweetness covers the palette. Very light feeling to this brew but does not feel lacking.

Overall: Being a little snobby about my beer, I had pretty low expectations for this beer. I was pleasantly surprised with a solid easy drinking Bock. The growler is a nice size to share with some friends and enjoy a very good beer. Nothing elite but is still very enjoyable.

Serving type: growler

01-27-2013 00:57:24 | More by KFBR392
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panders07

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19%

12-10-2012 03:58:42 | More by panders07
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-28-2012 19:04:48 | More by Chucker17
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simi46

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2012 02:36:25 | More by simi46
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2012 16:45:20 | More by NateMac13
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-07-2012 22:46:52 | More by t0rin0
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Jimboe


2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

10-03-2012 15:54:11 | More by Jimboe
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Vinmar

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-06-2012 04:26:19 | More by Vinmar
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Mick-e-d


3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-05-2012 20:48:58 | More by Mick-e-d
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%

08-29-2012 21:29:53 | More by troyvar
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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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WesM63

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-13-2012 18:39:22 | More by WesM63
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Sioux Falls location. Served into a pint glass.

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, chestnut brown in color, hazy, moderate carbonation

Smell: light toasted malt and caramel

Taste: caramel, sweet chocolate, and light hops

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium bodied, sweet with a slightly bitter backbne

Overall: Bock is not a style I drink a lot, but this was surprisingly one of the tastier versions I have had in some time. Sweet but not too sweet, smooth, and not overly complex. This one was the perfect pizza beer for me. I would get this again--and maybe a couple of glasses at that.

Serving type: on-tap

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -40.5%

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Minnesota

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New York

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4/5  rDev +19%

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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-12-2012 11:33:19 | More by MathNut
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.