Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 667
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 30
Gots: 70 | 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 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! (652 characters)

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. (1,010 characters)

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. (834 characters)

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. (306 characters)

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. (308 characters)

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. (583 characters)

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. (557 characters)

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. (518 characters)

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. (850 characters)

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!! (247 characters)

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 (935 characters)

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. (467 characters)

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. (575 characters)

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. (358 characters)

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. (393 characters)

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 (356 characters)

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. (1,001 characters)

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? (819 characters)

Photo of ffking18
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer that I never thought that I would like. I had a few sips off my buddies one night at a local tavern and ended up buying my own bottle.

The smell was very earthy and clean. No skunk or bitterness. Tasted great. Again very clean to the palate with no real aftertaste and a little watery but very tasty. This beer was not an "In your face" beer. Very laid back and different. I am not a fan of Yuengling Black and Tan and can barely drink a Yuengling Traditional. Its a different change in pace for a college kid throwing back miller lite and keystones all the time. I am a mainstream macro kinda guy.. and this was a delicious beer. The mouth feel was again not in your face and the drink ability was fair.. maybe a little heavy. I think that 1 or 2 of these would be good with a nice dinner or calm night. Its a good beer to cherish and drink for taste. I will definitely be seeing this beer again in my future and I will recommend it to those who want to break out of the Macro League. Its definitely different but a good different. (1,049 characters)

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. (406 characters)

Photo of ccrida
4.09/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into the Bock Beer pils/flute, Yuengling Bock is a pale mahogany with a small off-white head leaving light lace.

Smell is sweet, a little caramel, nice fresh bread

Taste is nicely balanced, not as sweet as I expected, nice hop bitterness to temper without tipping to far in the other direction.

Mouthfeel light, dry.

Drinkability is good, tasty bock, full flavor but light and balanced enough to enjoy on a brisk spring day working the yard, or in my case, after. (491 characters)

Photo of farfromstout
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a seasonal Yuengling, this was quite good. Good off white/linen colour head to it. Went from a 1.5 inch to about a 1/2 inch. Semi good lacing. Neat red hue to it.

The taste was interesting, depending on what I was eating. Empty stomach was smooth and then with a taste familiar to regular Yuengling Lager. Not really bitter at all. Over all a very easy tasting/drinking beer.

Wouldn't recommend eating anything spicy or sweet. That threw it off big time. Couldn't finish the last because I went and spoiled my pallet. Goes well with a meal, not so much a snack or desert.

Good job Yuengling, and look forward to future endeavors. (636 characters)

Photo of elgiacomo
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled Jan 13, 2011.

Pours clear reddish-copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates to a wispy cap but leaves some rings of lacing.

Aroma is caramel, toffee, nuts, toasted bread, light grain, bit of hops and dark fruit. Good strength.

Flavor is caramel malt with moderate sweetness, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, toast, a hint of raisins, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, good carbonation.

Haven't had a Dunkler Bock before, and few other Bock styles, but I'm quite enjoying this one. (523 characters)

Photo of boudreaux
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle pourend into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a brown-hazelnut; little head, what is there is thin and filmy; beer is clear and sparkly, with dark amber- reddish hints; lacing left on surface of beer is minimal but slightly sticky on the inside of the pint glass.

Smell: At first, nutty with roasted malt elements; subtle spiciness and a crisp hop aroma also present; toasted marshmallow and mild sweetness on the back end.

Taste: Similar if not same as smell; malt, floral hoppiness with spicy undertones.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly crisp from carbonation; overall, a good mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very, very, drinkable; have now finished three in about 25 minutes, and could easily drink more.

Serving type: bottle (734 characters)

Photo of zythus
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to see this new offering from Yuengling, whose traditional Lager I love.

Appearance - Poured into a Pint-sized beer glass produces a modest head that eventually dissipates. Laces nicely, more heavily than the traditional Lager. Lighter than cola in color.

Smell - Herbed caramel, present but not overpowering.

Taste - Perhaps more strongly hopped than most bocks, which traditionally are not strongly hopped. Pleasantly light malt flavor that is closest to maple and slightly cocoa. Taste lingers in mouth. (523 characters)

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