Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery
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3.43/5 rDev +1.8%
On tap at Toby Hill in Clarion, PA.
Rather boilerplate--but solid--example of the style. Pours a limp and nearly headless brown with an aroma of grass and sugar dusted caramel. Tastes sweet and crisp, with mild and zippy nodes of fruit, biscuits, and sugar against a pleasantly fleeting backend of grass and mild hops.
04-13-2013 12:43:37 | More by mynie
3.03/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a crystal clear brown color with loose tan head that settles into a sparse cap. The aroma has some standard grainy sweetness, perhaps a touch of caramel and metallic notes. Not sure if I am digging the aroma too much. The taste is quite neutral, leaning on the grainy sweetness. Not much, if any, flavor from the darker malts. As with the aroma there is a metallic twang towards the end. Perhaps some tea like flavors. The feel is light with fizzy carbonation; finishes with what seems to be a grassy hop bitterness, though not strong. A very average bock at best. It looks the part but lacks the depth of flavors. The body and overall feel seems off.
03-06-2010 01:39:08 | More by Gmann
3.1/5 rDev -8%
This poured a clear dark mahogany with light tan head. It smelled like bready yeast and roasted barley, with some lemon and copper hops and caramel malt. It tasted like lemon and copper hops with bready yeast and dirty barley and light caramel malt. It was watery with lots of carbonation, and had a bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this was an unimpressive beer with too much hops and not enough malt. The flavor wasn't very clean, and the body was too bubbly and thin. This wasn't a very good example of the style, and isn't recommended. (Although it honestly wasn't offensive to drink, so I could easily finish my bottle. It was just boring and wasn't what I look for in a bock.)
03-29-2010 14:04:19 | More by Pencible
4/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
02-14-2010 22:25:03 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.3/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a light brown color with a white head. The head fades very fast leaving just the slightest bit of lacing.
Smell – Bready malt mixed with a bit of caramel. Nothing too potent, but not lacking either.
Taste – Bready sweetness of some roasted malts mixed in with a bit of caramel are the initial tastes present. These last through the taste experience, but fade in intensity as time progresses. Toward the very end of the taste there is an ever so light amount of bitterness which finishes off the sweet flavors and round out the taste quite nicely actually.
Mouthfeel – Moderate body and moderate carbonation. Very average. For the bock style it may have a bit too much carbonation; but really not too bad.
Overall – For the price, Yuengling comes though again. While not the best bock you will have, they make a pretty decent brew at a good price.
02-12-2012 03:07:50 | More by Darkmagus82
3.21/5 rDev -4.7%
I love the idea of throwback bocks, and I understand that this beer has been around for a little while, but this was the first time I'd seen it in a local store. It's a very clear, chestnut colored brew, moderately low in carbonation, with a thin, whitish head. The smell is of an adjunct lager, mixed with some pleasant lightly toasted malt (identity crisis?). The taste is sweet, with some malt backbone...some macro corn-like flavors as well...more front-line bitterness than expected too. Medium in body, more than expected. This is not a great beer, but it isn't bad either. Like I said, I am a fan of throwback brews.
03-02-2014 01:47:14 | More by Suds
3.5/5 rDev +3.9%
On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 4/6/09.
A - Clear deep amber/copper-colored body with minimal carbonation and one-finger creamy beige head that settled to a thin ring of retention and left a decent amount of lace around the glass.
S - Sweet caramel malt and light bready notes with a hint of brown sugar and molasses. Not much of a hop presence at all. Pretty muted aroma overall.
T - Sweet and malty with caramel and bready notes. A grainy malt character emerges in the backend that segues into a slight earthy bitter aspect in the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a light syrupy texture. Mouthfeel is a bit watery overall with a mild chewiness. Finishes sweet on the palate with a very subtle hop bitterness.
D - Decent enough bock and a good, inexpensive session beer with enough flavor to warrant more than one in a single sitting. It's nice to see something other than Lager on tap at the local establishments.
04-07-2009 01:55:17 | More by ffejherb
3.53/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an old-fashioned glass.
A: A beautiful dark amber with high clarity and a light head. Bubbles rise from the bottom.
S: Smells a lot like a beery lager, but with heavier malt.
T: Slightly above average. The malt character is not overpowering, but lends a roundness to the main taste. Hops are present, balancing well. The aftertaste is hoppy, drying, and bitter.
M: Fizzy, sweet-smooth, then dry-bitter.
D: Very good! This is an interesting beer and, to my mind, one of the best beers made by Yuengling brewery. Recommended.
08-18-2010 23:55:06 | More by AgentMunky
3.43/5 rDev +1.8%
A basic bock but that is not neccesarily a bad thing. Brown color with a large head that had very good retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. Good caramel aroma but there is some metallic coming in as well. Caramel flavor upfront, followed by copper pennys. A little toasted. The body is just too thin. No substance and by far the weakest element of this beer. A decent beer that I believe comes in a very attractive price point. Not the best bock by far, but worth a try.
09-23-2010 21:56:44 | More by morimech
3.5/5 rDev +3.9%
A-Clear, deep copper with a thin tan head that hung on well that left decent lace.
S-Sweet caramel and biscuit malt with maybe just the slightest hint of turbinado. A very mild aroma overall.
T-Sweet caramel and biscuit malt with a nice touch of ending bitterness. Nothing crazy for sure....but simple and easy going.
M-Medium-light bodied and very smooth with a mild lingering sweetness.
D-Hey, a "new" beer from Yuengling! While this one wont blow you away it certainly has enough flavour and smoothness to make it worthy of a pint or two, The price point is right to make it even more interesting...a decent beer for the price.
04-07-2009 15:24:37 | More by Deuane
3.09/5 rDev -8.3%
Maroon color to the beer. However, no head. None. Looks unlike a beer.
Pretty robust and malty in the nose for a Yuengling. Some raisin, roast, cough syrup, and tinniness.
Bock-y roast and semi-fruitiness. Not terribly metallic, but it's here. Raisin, wet grain, dark bread, burnt sugar, wort-iness. Piquant in the finish, thanks to the stirring carbonation. Body is medium.
Eh, I'll be honest; I could easily have a few of these. Nothing too good. Just a malty Yuengling.
04-11-2013 14:46:02 | More by thecheapies
2.9/5 rDev -13.9%
12 oz. Very dark amber pour, a little over a finger of very frothy off white head. Laces ok. Not a bad looking brew.
Subdued aroma has some malt and caramel, some tea and herbal notes.
Taste is a bit off from what it should be. Some malt, bread, more herbs, grass, lots of tea. Finishes with herbal tea. Meh.
If you can get by the mediocre taste, it drinks fine and has a nice lighter mid body.
05-17-2010 23:06:17 | More by Bung
3.6/5 rDev +6.8%
On tap at the Hulmeville Inn.
A- Deep cola brown with a small soapy head. Light lacing.
S- Light caramelized malt, molasses, and borwn sugar.
T- Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and malt make up the bulk with a light cola corn syrup touch.
M- Sweet and malty strong molasses finish.
Overall- A bit light on the flavors but well balanced and definitely sessionable. I would say this is better than their lager!
04-08-2009 19:23:37 | More by NJpadreFan
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.