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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 55 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Giantspace
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Vogt52
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of beerluvr
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A brisk pour into a German dimple mug kicks up a brief rocky head of light tan foam that settled with large soap-like bubbles that collapses into a 1/4" collar. Nice dark tea color with healthy carbonation, sweet bready malts and a lingering subtle roastiness, very light hop aroma. Nice dark bread & bittersweet flavor...more bitter from the dark malts rather than hops, a fruity note remains after taking a mouth filling sip. Decent but thin mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Finishes up roasty-malty. Nice showing from Yuengling but some more malt backbone would elevate this to a truly high quality Bock. Good session brew nonetheless.

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Minkybut
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this pretty average brew into my glass at 45 degrees. The beer was a mahogany color and had a dirty white head. The smell was not hoppy but the taste was slightly. It did not taste much like a bock to me. It also had jut a wee bit of a metallic taste to it that was not very good.
I will not buy again.

Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a medium copper-brown color with decent clarity. The tall head has a light tan tint and a densely frothy texture. Retention is pretty good, with solid lacing.

S: Some toasty grain and caramel in the nose. An interesting slightly tart fruitiness - kind of a raisin/cherry vibe. A bit of leafy hop aroma is also present.

T: Toasty, bready malt up front, with caramel flavors. Definitely a bit fruity, again with faintly tart cherry/raisin notes. Bitterness is moderate, with some leafy/spicy flavors providing a lightly hoppy finish. A bit of a metallic/mineral character is evident into the finish.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is above average. The finish is slightly off balance in its dryness, but it's a minor issue.

D: I'm fairly impressed by this offering from Yuengling. I was a little concerned this would just be a darker version of their traditional lager, but this has a little character.

Photo of WesMantooth
3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of richbrew
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EvanWilliams
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of pwoody11
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Photo of Kadonny
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at a local sports bar into a funky Heineken lager glass (violation on the glass on their part)

A: A medium brownish color with some hints of red. Off white one finger white head leaves almost no glass lacing.

S: Bready, biscuit malt with grains and slight floral hop notes.

T: Wow, not bad, pleasant surprise. Biscuit malts couple with bread tones, malty, grainy with some straw flavors and a bit of nutty flavors. The surprise is the nice crisp floral and earthy pine hops that tingle the mouth towards the finish. Very nice, the hops give it a real drinkable balanced session lager.

M: Medium, nothing outstanding here, but enough to keep you interested with some bitterness from the hops.

O: As I said earlier, a pleasant surprise from Yuengling. I expected this to be sweeter and maltier, when in fact it somes off more crisp and clean. I would drink this any day as it would make for a nice session beer that is inexpensive.

I like it better than the Lager from Yuengling, but not quite as good as the Chesterfield,....but close. Nice surprise beer.

Photo of wattoclone
2.52/5  rDev -25.2%
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 lccrunchy
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.