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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 669
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 27.22%
Wants: 32
Gots: 73 | 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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Photo of PorterLambic
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A clear brown throughout with a good resilient head that left some lace.
Smell is malty, light hops, dark cherries, oak, peat with a slight amount of citrus.
Taste is malt (though more restrained), hops step up (a bit better balanced), citrus note with very slight wood and herbal notes.
Medium bodied with a slightly watery, though smooth, finish.
A fine beer for sure, the best from this brewer I've had.

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Photo of sfsean28
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour into chalice as pictured on the label. Goat seems to like this brew and I did too.
It has a dark brown color and a nice creamy foam. Smell the malt right away but not too strong. Taste the malt and a good flavorful beer. Its not too carbonated and doesn't leave you feeling bloated. The beer goes down nice and easy. Its an easy drinking beer.

After having the first bottle I drank two more while eating Beef Stew. I think this beer goes well with it.

I bought a sixer for $6.29. Not bad. The carton and the label on the beer didn't have much info about the beer. In fact the labels on the bottles are coming off. Cheap production, I guess.

I was glad to try this beer but I don't think I'll buy again until next year. If I see it on tap then I'll order it.

Actually, I saw the Bock at another store so I bought 2 sixers. One for me and another for sharing. If these seasonals are still sitting on the shelves then I should continue to buy them, fo rfear that the store will not re-order.

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Photo of barknee
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With an intentionally hard pour, this brew shows moderately carbonic with a thin off-white frothy head. Dark, almost the color of rootbeer, it's quite visually enticing. The nose is mildly hoppy, actually quite hoppy for product from this brewery.
Clear to lightly roasted malts along with a underlying essence of mallow sweetness makes for a pleasant and welcoming nose. Wow! This is a nice tasting brew; malty with a subliminal hint of ferrous in the mouth, a tad sticky and just a hint of acidity makes this clearly my favorite beer from Yuengling. Super refreshing with lots of active carbonation in the mouth make this a great all year brew; light to moderate in weight, this great product can be consumed effortlessly.
Americas oldest brewery may be producing one of the best mass American macros!
Got session?

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Photo of jadpsu
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a brown head with good lacing that remains throughout.
Malty, with a light chocolate aroma, licorice, a little sweet, creamy - very nice, especiall at the price.
Very drinkable, a high value brew at $5.99 a six pack (here in Ga.).
IMO this beer carries characteristics that you rarely get at this price point
Best beer Yuengling makes

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Photo of TheLegendaryGary
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a good dark beer with a very appealing smell thou a bit weak. It has a very bold taste with a kind of citrus undertone. There was another flavor in it I couldn't quite put my finger on. This beer wasn't as smooth as other beers I've had in the past, so it was a little rough in the mouth and I had trouble drinking a lot of them in a rapid fashion.

All in all this beer is worth a try. I also just found out it is a spring beer so that's pretty cool i guess.

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Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice dark brown-amber-red color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and toasted malts, hints of caramel, toffee, and chocolate.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts followed by flavors of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a hint of coffee that is most likely from some burnt darker malts.
M: Smooth, rich, lighter bodied than it looks, perfect amount of carbonation, refreshing.
D: Very drinkable, nice mix of the flavors and not too high abv makes it pretty session-able as well.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear chestnut brown color with an off-white head that thinned out to mainly a ring but still left a thin coat of lacing.
S - roasted malt with a bit of smoke.
T - pleasant tasting bock beer, roasty and smokey malt flavor, not too sweet.
F - medium body with a crisp carbonation feel.
D - goes down nice and easy.

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Photo of Justin23060
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great retro art-deco label with a goat dinking from a goblet. Amber brown with a very thin head that quickly dissipated. Has that traditional pretzely malt bock smell. Taste is pronounced pretzel malt/bread crust w/ just enough hop to bitter. Finishes dry but not astringent. Mouthfeel's a bit watery for the style. Also a bit creamy which was pretty good. Not bad at all for a $7.00/6pk beer.

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Photo of cdbooth219
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into reaper pilsner glass

A: Pours a fairly clear copper brown color with two and a half fingers of light brown head that dissipates rather quickly with no lacing

S: A lot of malt smell with some syrupy sweet notes and also a bit of a metallic smell behind it as well

T: Toasty, biscuity malt backed with some kind of dark fruit undertones. Theres also a bit of that yuengling funk that you find in their lager as well. A little hop bitterness comes in after this with a little bit of a metallic taste at the end.

M: A medium mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation. Finishes rather dry

D: Not overly heavy, this is probably something I could drink all night. Not the best beer ive ever tasted, but its fairly good overall.

Overall, this is a good offering from yuengling. Definitely better than their traditional lager this is not the best beer ive ever had but it is definitely enjoyable and easy to drink

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Photo of smakawhat
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Great looking bock, with a real beautiful body color. Shades of chestnut and mahogany red, light and glowing. Very fine rising carbonation through the middle. Head is a bit watery and soapy, makes only about two fingers and has thin retention. Pretty solid otherwise.

Very light toasted grains, and a small amount of toffee and sharp clove. Slightly fruity also a bit.

Highly crisp and light palate. Real interesting malt and toffee angle, which is light and hints at a nice sense of black licorice. Crisp and crackling finish and a bit of grass, with a hint of sharp carbonation and minerality. Quite interesting, and feels real unique. Liking this mix of light toffee, licorice, and prickly carbonation.

If there was a light bock out there that hit at simplicity and easy drinking this is it.

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Photo of undeadozzy
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to go into details, but I was quite surprised when I had this beer. It's unbeatable for the price. I got it at Andy Gavin's in Scranton, PA. $1.50 for a pint, or $6.00 for a pitcher. Unbeatable price and it tastes surprisingly good!!

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pored from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Medium amber color. Not too dark.

S: Light hops, not much of a malty aroma.

T: There is a balance of hops and malt, but the hops dominates. The hop flavor is not overly assertive, and overall the flavor is well balanced. It is very smooth, and interesting.

M: Thinner than I expect from a bock. It is light on the tongue.

O: Good bock, especially when I am in the mood for a slightly hoppy flavor. My only wish is that it would have a more substantial fell in the mouth.

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Photo of pwoody11
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter."-BA

Let's hope this is true because I'm ready for the warm weather :)

Poured a clear dark brown. Not much head or lacing, but this beer is pretty light on the hops, so no surprise there. Aroma is of roasted malt as is the taste. A little bit of cocoa comes through, but very subtly.

This beer surprised me for some reason. I'm not tradtionally a big fan of bocks, but I think this one will make me seek more out in the future. Just another solid beer from Yuengling.

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Photo of donmonkey1
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours brown like Coca-Cola with a nice thick tan head that has good lacing. It's hard to see the carbonation in the dark brew.

Smell: Very faint but I think it smells like plums, sweet and fruity. Toasted malt. I smell a little hops also.

Taste: Starts out malty sweet, but not too sweet, just right. Then it turns a little hoppy with a hint of metal. Throughout there's kind of a wood (cedar/redwood) taste that's good.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, good carbonation, nice bite.

This beer is easy to enjoy. Although thirst quenching, it has nice and assertive character.

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Photo of rebel1771
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark reddish brown with a massive head that fades slowly and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet caramel aroma with a slight sweet corn smell.

T: Dry toasted malt flavor that fades to a pumpernickel type flavor.

O: Very nice bock. Smooth, not overpowering and just enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark translucent mahogany with a decent beige head. What I got was not thick, but that is probably an artifact of preparing the pint. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, not too strong. Flavor is rich, malty and yeasty with woody and toffee hints. Fizzy and lively texture leaves a nice tingle behind.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazlenut tawny brown color with a very small thin head. Crystal clear with reddish hues. Zero lacing and the head dissapated to a thin film and collar around the glass.

Smell: Smells a bit nutty and malty. A hint of spiciness and a crisp hoppy backnote. A hint of toasted marshmallow and mild sweetness on the back end.

Taste: Tastes malty and spicy with floral hop bit on the back end that just balances out the sweetness enough. very light and ephervescant. Very light on the palate and a good example of a light bock.

Mouthfeel: A little over carbonated and light for my palate. Crisp finish and overall its enjoyable.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability: medium malt background and a light crisp finish paired with a low abv makes this a great session beer.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on draught at the 12th Street Taphouse in Charlottesville.

A: Deep amber, more bronzish with a red hue. Head is about a finger tall in a 20 oz. pint glass, with good retention, but rather light lacing

S: Some nice toasted malts, rather light, but easily approachable. There's almost a 'sap-like' scent that comes out as it warms which provides a good dynamic to the aroma.

T: Sweet maltiness, and a bit of a syrupy hint to it which does it well. A light bitterness, just right for the flavour intensity.

M + D: Moderate carbonation over a medium body... it's got a little bit of 'delayed weightiness' towards the finish. All in all, a pretyh tasty and easy going beer. I'm quite pleased with this, and have to give kudos to Yuengling. Worth checking out.

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Photo of bigrzman
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out of 12 oz bottle a brown red color like Coca Cola with a pure white head which disappears rapidly. Carbonation is minimal like a Bock should be, so far it looks like a Bock. Smells include Munich malt sweetness and an earthy overtone, not bad. Tastes like sweet and roasted Munich malts, some corn adjunct, and earthy hops so they used a Tettnanger or Liberty style hops good job except the corn overtone! Drinkability is high, and this is goes down easy. For all accounts and purposes this is the best in what i would call American Style Bock. It hearkens back to a German beer with an American twist. This is a good interpretation!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-pack ($5.99) from Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia. Yes, an entire six-er!

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, aged copper body with a froth, incredibly light beige-colored head. Thin spackling of lace on the way down.

Smell: Nose of toasted biscuits and bread backed by some spicy-scented hops and hints of caramel and molasses and dark fruit.

Taste: Malty tastes of biscuits and dark bread with light, sweet flourishes of molasses and dark caramel. Fruit hint of boxed raisins. A spicy, herbaceous hop presence emerges from beneath the sweet maltiness to deliver a bit of balancing bitterness (given a small boost by the relatively crispness of the beer). Sweetish maltiness mingled with the subtly spicy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Apparently, it's been nearly forty long years since ole Yuengling produced a bock. I found it to be not only easily drinkable and reasonably sessionable, but a decent bargain at six bucks a six-er.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yuengling Bock brewed Yuengling Brewery with an ABV of 5.10% This brew pours out a dark brown color with a nice white head. This is a filtered brew, you can see right thought it. The smell is rich with some caramel. You also pick up grains in the smell. The taste is rich and bold but also smooth. There is a lot going on in this brew. Yuengling Bock is a nice well balanced brew. There is nothing over powering in this brew. The start off of this brew, is nice and it has a nice smooth end. The mouthfeel is real nice and clean. This is a bock brew that I will buy again. Overall I'm giving Yuengling Bock a 4 out 5.
Thank You Yuengling Brewery

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Photo of weller1js
3.82/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Was surprised to see Yuengling put something out other than their usual lineup...I immediately bought a sixer.

Appearance: heavy red-orange brown color, clear with significant carbonation, moderate foaming with clean pour, with only resdiual foam lingering around the rim.

Smell: the first scent draws obvious likenesses to Traditional Lager, yet stronger with a more pronounced malty aroma.

Taste: first impression points to continued likenesses to Traditional Lager with a clean start, yet the toasty flavor of the malts lingers beyond the finish

Drinkability: maintains the traditional appeal that you would expect from Yuengling, yet is also an enhanced, more developed taste.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a deep brown/reddish/black color with a half-finger head a little of which remains on the top until the end. Very little lacing.

The smell is rich with nuts, roasted and sweet malts. There is also a hint of floral hops in the smell.

The taste is nutty with rich roasted malts at the forefront. A little chocolate and some floral hops on the back end. Just a tiny hint of alcohol leaks through.

The mouthfeel is crisp and filling, thick and bready. There is a little bitter, dry aftertaste on the back end.

Overall, this is a decent bock, however it does not taste as good as it smells. A little more flavor would be nice but this is not bad as long as you can find it cheap.

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Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Ithaca Coffee Co's Green St. location.

A: The bock is a chocolate brown/black color that arrived with no head. A little to brownish to be a cola.

S: The nose is sweet chocolate malt and plenty of cereal grains. A stronger hoppiness keeps the malts in check.

T: Nothing fancy, this lagerbier offers a fuller, richer taste without throwing a lot of alcohol at you. Full, bready malts are heavy on caramel and chocolate, leaving a heavier taste in my mouth. A fresh hoppiness is subtle but present. The house yeast has left a familiar Yuengling fingerprint.

M: Nothing spectacular but a solid bock. The dark malts are bigger (relatively, of course), sustaining a longer, more consistent flavor.

D: A very low alcohol bock, I'd be happy sipping on this on a breezy spring day. Next time, I'll get it locally rather than drive to Ithaca.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice moderate brown color with a bit of a tan head. The nose brings a good deal of caramel as well as a bit of toffee and light hops. The taste is confined to caramel and bread, bit is still nice. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty tasty and a great value.

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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.