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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 24
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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Reviews by patpbr:
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3.33/5  rDev -1.2%

The appearance is a darker then amber, brown, with a light head. grainy aroma. A bit of hop presents, but this is malt centered, with a sweet and caramel taste. More carbination then expected. The price and the ease of drinking make it worth a try. I will take my bock exploration elsewhere.

02-26-2013 02:16:48 | More by patpbr
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +7.7%

This "small" bock is really nicely priced,I think a good value.Poured a rich amber with a nice creamy-like one finger head that settled into a creamy mass.Mainly caramel in the nose,slight roast as well.Flavors are caramel accented with some roasted nut notes,a sweetish bready malt flavor comes in as well.Not bad,its modest but decent in my mind.

04-11-2010 21:40:37 | More by oberon
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New York

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The cool old school styled label has no other info.

Appearance: In the glass it has a nice reddish brown color with good clarity. A small light tan head settles to a thin ring of slick lacing around the edge of the glass to cap this beer off.

Smell: The nose is light overall and has a modest bready maltiness with light toasted notes, some raw gain and toffee like sweetness. Hops are very distant but seem to add a slight earthy character.

Taste/Palate: The base is malty but a bit thin for the style. There are mild bready and toasted notes with some caramel and toffee like sweetness balanced by light earthy hops. This adds mild bitterness, a touch of acidity and a little dryness to the finish. On the tongue it feels a bit thin for the style and there is plenty of carbonation.

Notes: For me it just misses the mark and my overall feeling is that it's a very drinkable but average at best Bock.

03-26-2011 18:32:25 | More by generallee
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2013 18:53:14 | More by ValpoExpo
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2011 07:11:02 | More by TimoP
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3.28/5  rDev -2.7%

Had a draft at Max's Tuesday the 3rd. This was not an impressive beer. Not much of a nose and the flavor was fair with little finish. It does go down pretty easy, though. It's hard to believe that it's a blend of two decent beers, the Chesterfield and the Porter, according to Don Russell. It would seem like more Chet than Porter; maybe 2 to 1. I have the feeling that this will go better with the regular Lager crowd.

03-05-2009 02:42:39 | More by BeerIsland
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New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info

The pour is medium amber, darker tan head, with moderate retentive capabilities. Leaves minor and quickly sliding lace.

Sweet malt and a bit of honey on the nose.

Mostly sweet malts again, honey and dark bready qualities. Low to moderate complexity.

Easy drinking brew, decent for a cool fall or winters day. Easily accessable near craft beer that would make sense to introduce to a newbie.

Also would work in a marinade or stew/pot of chili.

09-24-2012 22:09:03 | More by Billolick
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

02-26-2012 20:56:35 | More by donunrue
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2013 02:44:06 | More by JC333
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2.51/5  rDev -25.5%

There are two predominant characteristics of beer flavor: hops and malt. Some palates prefer one of these, I prefer a balance of the two as is found in the beers from Germany. This bock is an example of a typical American style of bock where the hops predominate and the malt sweetness is in the background. FIne if you prefer this style, a tragedy if you do not. I prefer a more balanced brew.

03-05-2013 21:02:28 | More by wattoclone
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New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

my brother in law gave me one of these while we watched the sabres playoffs against philly. 12 oz. twist off bottle around fridge temp poured into an SA perfect pint glass.

pours out a clear brown color with some red rubiness in the light. one finger of off white head that settled rather quickly to a ring and some patchy foam. no real lace to speak of.

a sweet grainy malty aroma, maybe some fruitiness. some mineral lager yeast. not a whole lot of aroma to speak of.

again, sweet grains at the forefront, some fruits, hints of caramel, sulfer mineral lager yeast, and maybe some tea like herbal hop qualities with a little bitterness.

medium bodied, assertive carbonation, finishes rather dry.

overall: kind of what i expected from this brewery, i respect it for its rich history, but not something i would buy. reminds me in many ways of gennesee bock beer

04-16-2011 22:47:51 | More by dogfishandi
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-09-2012 01:55:49 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2013 02:01:19 | More by HeyYoMar
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-23-2013 18:22:32 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

Appears a filtered caramel amber hue with a full 2 fingers worth of foam, light khaki head dwindles at a moderate pace leaving scattered lacing to the sides of my glass. The retro Yuengling Bock label was a poster from when the brew was originally released.

Aroma is faint some mild fruitiness and a touch of caramel with light herbal hop accents, it's pretty straight forward. In the background there's some faint metallic slight mineral water notes going on.

Flavor is a balanced maltiness some earthy herbal hops roll in, with sweet caramel and slight tart apple fruit notes. Again the mineral content shines through with some metallic harshness but overall it doesn't get in the way of the overall experience.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with ample carbonation, doesn't seem the most natural but it works for me.

Drinkability overall is solid for what it is, a throwback "bock" beer from Yuengling is a welcome addition to their bottled lineup. I had it on tap last season when they first re released it. A beer that I will definitely enjoy again in the future, it's more interesting than most other macros out there trying to brew something different.

03-27-2010 13:17:27 | More by WVbeergeek
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-19-2014 15:39:04 | More by j_hollings13
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2.3/5  rDev -31.8%

I won't be bock.
I remember the dark sweet Easter drink from"childhood", those teens when Pops explained the goat among other things, you're not JFK and this is not bock. I was told that bock was done to clean out the 'STUFF" that accumulated in the brewery.

03-11-2011 03:27:22 | More by mart1018
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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%

S: 12 oz poured into a Guinness glass

A: Chestnut brown and clear, but, when held to the light it becomes more orange and red, there is decent carbonation.

S: Some malt and dark sugar.

T: Some malt, hops are present, little sweetness.

M: Medium-body without a lot of creaminess.

D: Heavier that I expected.

02-20-2010 01:25:29 | More by ianjsullivan
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-21-2012 03:50:07 | More by Putter
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

06-13-2012 01:43:41 | More by breedsimpsonville
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-20-2013 17:30:51 | More by dcbeers
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

The color is a sort of mahogany, ruby red hues in a medium brown, clean and clear and barely dark enough to be very slightly opaque. The off-white head is about half a finger tall and spritzy but retention isn't bad. Lacing is spotty and consistent.
It's balanced like a Bock, pretty even between hops and malts. The primary balance is between caramel and toffee from the hops with a bit of raw fruits and floral with mildly leafy hops bitterness. It's light overall, keeping with Yuengling's status as gateway craft.
The feel is light as well, not quite the appropriate medium body or so of the style. Carbonation is moderate, lending itself to a continuous crispness and contributing to a good smoothness.
This isn't a bad Bock by any means.

03-09-2012 16:22:23 | More by Brenden
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

05-19-2012 03:29:23 | More by ksiazewski
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-29-2011 01:01:23 | More by Grooveman53
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New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%

Yuengling- Bock

On tap at the Hulmeville Inn.

A- Deep cola brown with a small soapy head. Light lacing.
S- Light caramelized malt, molasses, and borwn sugar.
T- Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and malt make up the bulk with a light cola corn syrup touch.
M- Sweet and malty strong molasses finish.

Overall- A bit light on the flavors but well balanced and definitely sessionable. I would say this is better than their lager!

04-08-2009 19:23:37 | More by NJpadreFan
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