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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 23
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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vtownAL

Georgia

5/5  rDev +47.9%

12-14-2011 15:09:01 | More by vtownAL
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Chetti

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +47.9%

09-30-2012 03:58:31 | More by Chetti
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

07-21-2013 03:46:47 | More by reepicheep
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LuskusDelph

New York

4.68/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very good American Bock from a consistently good regional brewery. I used to enjoy the bock beers that most big American breweries made years ago (Pabst Bock was one that I looked forward to every year until the formula changed in the late 70's...after which the beer disappeared altogether).

Yuengling Bock is reminiscent of those beers and is a really fine example of the style. Very tasty and drinkable....and quite flavorful without massive alcohol or a total assault of the tastebuds. Very retro, like it's great packaging, this has a balance that a lot of contemporary beers sadly lack.
VERY glad to see this one back after so many years!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 05:19:28 | More by LuskusDelph
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice looking bock....good head with big bubbles that laces nicely....then dissipates into odd, cool flecks....color is nice, like a dark cream soda...deep amber....like Y lager with a bit more density.

nice nose. the malts are right up front with a sweet, almost muscadine note. more complex and subtle than i expected. better than 'good'

now the taste takes it up a notch for good ole Yuengling....i love their 'real' brews (not those 'lights'), but this is up there. it's sort of like the lager with a bit of heft (again, similar). there's more flavor going on, alot of malt and breadiness. a nice, clean finish resonates, allowing a simple but very refreshing bock to unfold. the mouthfeel supports this well, showcasing both a creamy smoothness and a crisp, bristling veneer of carbonation. the breadiness continues to reassert, making this a Yuengling that is not only enjoyable as a premium 'everyday' beer, but one of some depth and balance.

all in all, it makes this an easy brew to session. and one you'd want to session. good to see something new from Yuengling!
if ANYTHING, i'd be glad to drink this in place of the lager. year round.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 00:05:25 | More by mempath
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hopswine

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just missed salesman who dropped off sample at local club. did'nt have a chance to quiz him on the details. Bottle was a quart size growler looking vessel.Had pint sample. Taste and appearance very nice just as good or better than Shiners or others of this style. Like to explore further samplings.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 18:46:29 | More by hopswine
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

05-19-2012 03:29:23 | More by ksiazewski
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

02-09-2012 19:11:41 | More by tfsimpkins
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

01-11-2012 15:04:38 | More by CGMLS3
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Tyler523

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

07-14-2013 19:54:55 | More by Tyler523
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atrich0608


4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

06-19-2012 14:02:20 | More by atrich0608
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

05-31-2012 21:24:15 | More by TEAMHOLT
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

01-21-2012 22:43:16 | More by mquinn919
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tconty

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

03-19-2014 22:01:25 | More by tconty
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

01-26-2012 19:20:59 | More by JeffTheJuice
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spikechiquet

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

12-24-2012 06:54:13 | More by spikechiquet
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a dark brown amber small head that goes to just a little.

Smells of roasted sweet malts a very nice smell
Tastes of Roasted malts and has a great flavor for a Bock Beer about what a bock should be.

Mouthfeel is pleasent and refreshing and this is a very Drinkable Bock without being weak in any way.

After 40 years of not making a Bock They have hit the nail on the Head with this one.
I had this last spring on draft at the brewery and they said they were going to bottle it this year I am very glad they did. Love the 1940's Label with the Goat drinking beer and saying tastes Good! I recomend if you can get some to give it a try they have done a great job making this one. I have stocked up with 3 cases!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 19:41:13 | More by Schmidts
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JOT

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not ever much of a darker beer drinker, myself, but I'd wanted to find a dark beer I would be able to enjoy during the fall/winter season. So, I had heard about the limited release (first time ever bottled) of this beer from friends and decided to give it a go.
Maybe my taste buds just were overpowered by the many other dark beers I'd tried in the past. Straight up, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this beer from start to finish. I wouldn't try to predict how those committed dark beer aficionados may or may not appreciate Yuengling's Bock, but from the standpoint of a now casual/seasonal dark drinker, this one may fit the bill for drinkers who were previously turned off by darker beers. The major challenge for me now, someone please correct me if I'm wrong, is that it's limited release is only for a few more weeks, then it won't be available again until next January.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 19:41:54 | More by JOT
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this at Manny Brown's in Newtown ( I believe the mailing address is considered Langhorne)
Anyway poured a clear amberish red color with very thick white heading very unlikely for a Yuengling.

Smell had very nice roasted malt smells to it very subtle. Maybe a touch of hops on the backend nothing serious.

Taste is all malt nothing overwhelming just an all around decently balanced taste.

Mouthfeel is very smooth,wet, and thick,lightly carbonated nothing really jumping out at me and goes down really easy.

This is a very good session beer. Unlike the Lager this is unlike any of the Yuengling's I've had in the past.You can easily have a six pack.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2009 01:01:47 | More by TheFightfan1
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JamesS

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice shimmering brown with some decent head and lacing. Nice crisp malt scent, fairly thick with a hint of lager skunk. Excellent taste, very deep for a bock, with nice dark malt flavors, a nice sweetness, and a hint of caramel. Goes down extremely good. A great bock, and the best for its cost.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 19:08:05 | More by JamesS
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plaid75

New York

4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mr. Beerys in Bethpage, NY.

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtly sweet malt and a spicy herbal hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy, almost citric hop, followed by a very nice moderate malt. Very well balanced.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well made bock. Bravo. I look forward to many more of these.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 19:07:01 | More by plaid75
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marcfromphilly

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste: malt, caramel, oats...all light yet balanced
Mouth: thirst quenching, good carbs, not too thick.

The beer will produce good head, and following Yuengling characteristics, they make a beer that will cater to a very wide variety of drinkers form the Mass produced to the connoieseur. Budweiser fan would enjoy this beer as well as a discriminating home brewer.

Very drinkable and a nice product from Yuengling.

For BOTTLE: reviewer DonMonkey1 was spot on in his review.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 19:00:00 | More by marcfromphilly
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured ontap. The tap handle had an old school Yuengling logo and a goatshead, which is traditionally associated with the bock style. Fluffy pillowy off white head on a brownish malty looking body.

S. Smell is of malts and is inviting but not really strong, I was outside though.

T. Where have you been all my life, BockBier? This is great. Toasted malt sweetness, a bit sugary and bready. Just a touch of hops to balance. Nothing out of place. This is a beer you can live off of.

M. Full bodied and very smooth drinking.

D. Yuengling dials in a winner here. Excellent brew, and better than the rest of the Yuengling line, which is not too shabby. Would buy cases of this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 12:00:13 | More by Stinkypuss
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jah22


4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

06-23-2014 01:23:58 | More by jah22
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woz00027

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

03-31-2012 23:12:13 | More by woz00027
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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
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