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Brother Benedict's Bock - Granite City Food & Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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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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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jfcaa193, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

JamesMN, Apr 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

j-rod18, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
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.

KFBR392, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

panders07, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Chucker17, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

simi46, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

NateMac13, Oct 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

t0rin0, Oct 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4/5  rDev +19%

troyvar, Aug 29, 2012
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lauran24, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

WesM63, Aug 13, 2012
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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.

tigg924, Aug 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

bigbeers84, Aug 13, 2012
Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.