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:
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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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3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear brown. Tan head that quickly dissipates with little lacing.

Smell: Nothing too strong, maybe some piney aroma.

Taste: Spices and malt, hops, roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, average carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer and I am glad I had it. First had it from the tap which was much better than the bottle .

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Heavy mouthfeel, leaves a bitter aftertaste, yet easily drinkable. Just the right amount of carbonation, that aspect gets a win for me. Mid-brown color leaves a thin head almost no tracing. I get an earthy taste from this, some hints of wood as well. This beer definitely strong arms the pallet, cleanse before trying anything else, it sure will muddle it. I'll stick to the rules and not say which Bocks I had that were better, many were, but for the price, this one is acceptable.

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