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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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648 Ratings
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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 25
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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%

Photo of wattoclone
2.51/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are two predominant characteristics of beer flavor: hops and malt. Some palates prefer one of these, I prefer a balance of the two as is found in the beers from Germany. This bock is an example of a typical American style of bock where the hops predominate and the malt sweetness is in the background. FIne if you prefer this style, a tragedy if you do not. I prefer a more balanced brew.

Photo of chodinheaven
2.55/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear, deep, mahagoney color with a bubbly pure white head. Smell is reminiscent of an adjunct lager, which does not bode well for this beer. Maybe some caramel-like malts in there as well.

Taste is lacking a bit. Some caramel malts come through, not a hint of hops, amd just the slightest hint of booze in the finish. The taste itself isn't actually so bad, but combined with an unpleasant smell and a weak, but too-highly carbonated mouthfeel, the taste and beer take a hit. Not a terrible beer, but I probably wouldn't be drinking it again anytime soon. Not sitting very well with me.

Photo of paKIRK
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

appernce - a dark amber brown with a fluffy white head that fades quick in to a thin lacing.

smell - a strong malt sent.

tast - a caramely malt with some tones of burnt flavor verry littel bittering.

mouthfeel - mediumlight.

not for me but it is worth a try.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Fox & Hounds, located inside the Desmond Hotel (Malvern, PA). On to the beer:

Dark amber color to light brown. No head on top and lacing is nonexistant. The aroam is weak. Well....the bread crust is there, but what's that in the back, coriandor?!? Very light in the flavor as well. There's a touch of bread crust and a touch of sweet bread. Light and fizzy in the mouth.

This is more Shiner Bock than Anchor Bock overall. You could kick back with this, but you won't get a kick of flavor with this beer.

Photo of Dotcubed
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a stranger to the dark side; love the brown beers.

Had a clear memory of loving the high point: Celebrator.

Not going to say the look of the package didn't affect my purchase, but it may have nudged the appearance rating.
Above average, but too pale for good. Nice foam.

Weak malty smell. Hint of something, rye I think.

Mostly metallic, smooth malt. Rye, bitter, watery finish.

I want to love it, but it has barely manages a like.
The six I bought was enough.

Photo of Bslied
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I ran across this interesting find in my go to beer store here in MD. Being born and raised in PA I was astonished to find a Yuengling brew that I had yet to sample. This was the start and the end of my happiness with regard to this beer. It pours slightly darker then there traditional lager. There is little to no overpowering aroma upon initial investigation. I took my first sip and was immediately surprised; however, in an unpleasant way. WHERE IS THE TASTE? I was expecting something akin to a doppelbock, but what I got was something much less. I feel that in the world of bargain beer, Yuengling has shown through and produced a fairly good lager. Entering this tasting with that in mind was a poor idea. I feel that this was a half hearted attempt at capturing the ever growing craft beer market. Yuengling family, please stick to what you are good at and not wonder off the beaten path. I am unfortunately not looking around anymore to find new concepts from this brewery.

Photo of carlspeed
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good beer! I liked it very much. I am going to pick up some more next time I go to the store. It's just a nice change, a little darker a little richer, kind of like a stronger Yuengling Porter. If you are in the mood for it, it will taste even better!

Photo of bevenson
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

A - Deep brown to amber and crystal clear. Tan head with tight bubbles that leaves nice lace on side of glass. Very pretty.

S - Light chocolate malt aroma with a slight metallic tinge. Light burnt smell. Aroma seems a little simple for a bock.

T - Caramel and burnt malt flavor on the forefront. As with the aroma, the flavor is missing complexity and richness. Burnt malt and hop bitterness linger in finish.

F - Moderate carbonation and smooth. Light bodied for a bock and with quite a dry finish. I don't mind variations if it makes for a better beer, but this beer just feels a little thin.

D - Personally I'm a fan of Yuengling's flagship lager, but I don't feel that they did as a good a job with the bock. Nice to see them branching out, but I think they missed the mark on this beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of tempest
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Liberty St. Tavern for $3. Paired it with the mac & cheese pizza. Yum.

Frankly I'm not surprised, but this turned out to be a very bland beer. It was clean both in that there were clearly no flaws, but that the flavor profile is similar to that of water. There is a pleasant kiss of spicy hops in the aftertaste, but consider that's all my tongue could pick up, the hops are really the only taste. The beer reminds me a bit of bland "spring ales" or a watery copper ale.

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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.