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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

javlin624, Aug 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Mpenders, Aug 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Vonstein15, Nov 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

smurphy493, Mar 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

brez8791, May 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

sodensp, Mar 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

tommyguz, May 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

HRamz3, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of mart1018
2.3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mart1018, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of Genghis22
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a caramel colored brown. Looks like iced tead. Tan foamy head. Very clear, completely see through.

S - Biscuit maltiness. No real hop presence. There is a sharpness that I cannot quite pinpoint. It doesn't smell as sweet as other bocks I've had.

T - Tastes like a lager, with a twangy sharpness. Very one dimensional. Sort of malty, but very lackluster.

M - Medium body, yet some what water like. Leaves the tongue dry.

D - Meh. No thanks. There are so many great bocks out there, this one is not worth repeating.

Genghis22, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of Slagpile
2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I gave the Bock of the last two years a medium to low rating, majorily due to the fact that Yuengling has given way to the pressure to release their beer all too soon. In years gone by, the Bock wasn't released until March and ran through June, normal Bock release time. Typically a Bock is created at the end of winter and cellared until the first thaw, this gives it the distinct flavors, and causes it to mature through age. The Bock of old would release in the spring and the taste would evolve throughout the relaese. When Yuengling releases the Bock it is not ready for consumation, and it will have a very strong taste, both hoppy and roasted in taste. In my experience, the beer will maturate over a period of months, each month mellowing in flavor and revealing more complexities of the original mash tun. Although I don't agree with what Dick is doing with the release date of his Bock, I have put a few 6-packs on the shelf for, say, April and May, they will definately have a different taste by then.

Slagpile, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of JohnFatAss
2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cool retro label on the bottle of a billy goat drinking out of a glass. Unfortunately, the label is what I liked best about this beer.
This is my first attempt with a Bock, so I have nothing from this style to compare it to.

This is a dark beer with a clear, brown/copper color with a tan head.

Medium bodied, Sweetness at first, but finishes with a dry bitterness.

I tried, but could not get excited about this one.

JohnFatAss, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of bwd110
2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap while waiting to get into a movie on Friday. Was disappointed in my decision to try this brew (tap list included many great craft selections)

(from notes)
The beer was deep brown, with a reddish hue. Thick 1" white head. Tough to get any sort of aroma on this one, certainly nothing stands out.

Taste is more of the same, very unoffensive beer, but nothing shines either. Light toasted malt flavor, but light is the keyword here. No real hop presence, but in a bock, the malts should definitely stand out more than they do here. This beer reminds me of brewing in the macro style - don't do anything to turn off the masses.

Mouthfeel was medium body with only a little more presence than Yuengling's lager offering. Drinkability is good, a few of these would go down easy, not sure that I'd stick with this one however.

bwd110, Mar 09, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

syndelee, Feb 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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arnulfooxblood, Apr 18, 2013
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.