Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 25
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of LuskusDelph
4.68/5  rDev +38.9%
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!

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4.64/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of mempath
4.6/5  rDev +36.5%
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.

Photo of hopswine
4.55/5  rDev +35%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of Schmidts
4.45/5  rDev +32%
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!

Photo of JOT
4.45/5  rDev +32%
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.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

Photo of JamesS
4.38/5  rDev +30%
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.

Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
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.

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
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.

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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.