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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 25
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of DIM
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a dark, sparkling chestnut brown color. It poured with a thick, chunky head that faded to sheets of lace.

s: Wow, there is a lot going on here. I wasn't expecting anything like this! Sweet breadiness takes a back seat to the surprisingly assertive noble, spicy hop aromas.

t: This was incredibly fresh tasting overall. Those spicy, almost mineraly, noble hops almost dominate. Some sweet bread flavors do sneak through on occasion. The finishing hop tingle lingers for a long time.

m: Gently fizzy carbonation and that long aftertaste work very well.

d: I'm absolutely stunned by how good this is. I'm definitely getting more of this.

Photo of y2jrock60
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown with an off white head

S- The aroma is kind of funky, very sweet and malty

T- Sweet with a hint of the caramel malts

M- Medium-Light Bodied, a little thinker than their Lager

D- Highly drinkable

I've only had this brew once, I'm not sure how much it cost. If it's the same price as Traditional Lager I would pick up a case. Not the most impressive dark lager but not bad. Decent for a macro brew.

Photo of Stunner97
2.1/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- amber brown with crisp clarity, a white foam head the almost immediately quickly disappeared leaving fading bubbles up on top,

Smell- unique smell on this beer, a mix of a spicy kind of odor and malt, almost has some sort of sour smell to it, hmm weird

Taste- strong taste of hops and very slight malt flavor in the background, surprised for a yuengling beer at the amount of hops you get in the finish on this beer, there is still something strange about the flavor of this beer that I can not say I really love,

Mouthfeel- light with moderate carbonation

Drinkability- I will have to try this again but I have to say as of now I found this particular bottle to be pretty much down right bad, didnt taste like anything i would have expected for the style of a bock, just missed the mark on all points and I usually find yuengling stuff to be a nice deal, hmm give another try but not good

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Photo of Schmidts
4.45/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a dark brown amber small head that goes to just a little.

Smells of roasted sweet malts a very nice smell
Tastes of Roasted malts and has a great flavor for a Bock Beer about what a bock should be.

Mouthfeel is pleasent and refreshing and this is a very Drinkable Bock without being weak in any way.

After 40 years of not making a Bock They have hit the nail on the Head with this one.
I had this last spring on draft at the brewery and they said they were going to bottle it this year I am very glad they did. Love the 1940's Label with the Goat drinking beer and saying tastes Good! I recomend if you can get some to give it a try they have done a great job making this one. I have stocked up with 3 cases!

Photo of Dodt
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

missed out on this beer last year when it was on tap only.

poured from a bottle in to a tulip glass.

dark amber in appearance with lacing that goes away quickly. a bit tart with a nice bite at the end. a very drinkable beer. little sad i didn't try this beer last year since alot of people say last years batch was better

Photo of bob3701
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Shaker pint. Clear dark copper color with a big bubbled off-white head that quickly disappears into a thin foamy ring with minor lacing. Sourness in the aroma. Slight tartness and bitter finish. More ale-like than a bock. Drinkable but was disappointed in this one.

Love the awsome artwork for the lable!

Photo of bbeane
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a snifter... starts with a thin off white head that lingers momentarily, leaving no lacing after its gone. Beer is a very dark amber color with little activity

S- After some swirls of the snifter... has a bready aroma with light notes of malty sweetness

T- Not much of the sweetness comes through in the taste... has a toasted malt flavor with a noteable bitterness

M- Full bodied with medium carbonation

D- Drinkable to style guidelines, but definitely not my favorite bock

CHEERS!!

Photo of weller1js
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Was surprised to see Yuengling put something out other than their usual lineup...I immediately bought a sixer.

Appearance: heavy red-orange brown color, clear with significant carbonation, moderate foaming with clean pour, with only resdiual foam lingering around the rim.

Smell: the first scent draws obvious likenesses to Traditional Lager, yet stronger with a more pronounced malty aroma.

Taste: first impression points to continued likenesses to Traditional Lager with a clean start, yet the toasty flavor of the malts lingers beyond the finish

Drinkability: maintains the traditional appeal that you would expect from Yuengling, yet is also an enhanced, more developed taste.

Photo of farfromstout
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Photo of jorg2619
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brownish red with a respectable white head that falls into a thin line of bubbles. I like what I see

The smell is subtle and sweet Inviting yet not stellar.

Bock Beer hits the right notes for taste being smooth mellow, and malty. This is the second bottle I have had and I did notice this time out a bit of adjunct flavor yet the flaked maze does not interfere with the overall flavor profile of the beer.

The mouthfeel is a little thin but not bad feels like a bock.

Yuengling has stepped up and bottled this seasonal beer and I am impressed with the quality for price of the Bock beer. I payed 7.00 in PA for a six pack of really good beer. I have had better bocks but not for a little over a dollar a bottle.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of psugrad98
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours reddish chocolate. Rich head with tight bubbles. Lace clings generously to side of glass.

Nose is sweet malt with slight whisky sweetness balanced by nicely porportioned hop florals.

Taste is first of some hop bitterness followed mellow sweetness, and some slightly astringent fizzyness. Slightly too bitter for style, but highly drinkable nonetheless.

Photo of mempath
4.6/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice looking bock....good head with big bubbles that laces nicely....then dissipates into odd, cool flecks....color is nice, like a dark cream soda...deep amber....like Y lager with a bit more density.

nice nose. the malts are right up front with a sweet, almost muscadine note. more complex and subtle than i expected. better than 'good'

now the taste takes it up a notch for good ole Yuengling....i love their 'real' brews (not those 'lights'), but this is up there. it's sort of like the lager with a bit of heft (again, similar). there's more flavor going on, alot of malt and breadiness. a nice, clean finish resonates, allowing a simple but very refreshing bock to unfold. the mouthfeel supports this well, showcasing both a creamy smoothness and a crisp, bristling veneer of carbonation. the breadiness continues to reassert, making this a Yuengling that is not only enjoyable as a premium 'everyday' beer, but one of some depth and balance.

all in all, it makes this an easy brew to session. and one you'd want to session. good to see something new from Yuengling!
if ANYTHING, i'd be glad to drink this in place of the lager. year round.

Photo of gromis
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a dark caramel color. Not a whole lot of head or carbonation.

The nose on this is definitely floral hops. Not too intense (I'm not a hop head; this was ok for me).

Taste is malt. There is a little hop bite on the end, but it's not that big. If you've had a Yuengling Lager, it's like that but a little more intense malt and a little more hops.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice coppery sort of color. Decent head that fades all to quickly. Bready aroma-somewhat nutty as well. Slight coppery/metalic tinge to it. Ok malty flavor-again a metallic presence detracts from the over all flavor. Mild caramel like flavor. Ok mouthfeel-lacks the malt body of a decent bock. Ok overall-nothing really stands out for me. Give me a regular Yuengling lager over this.

Photo of deaconoflove
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ap. Very nice golden brown with good ruby red background. Smallish head (beer was too cold).
Sm. Caramel malts first and then some hops/grapefruit.
Ta. Tart and clear with some orange zest maybe. late bitterness.
Mf. Light and carbonated...almost fizzy.
Dr. Yes, I like this stuff. Not as good as their Porter or B&T, but good. The goat is a nice touch, too.

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smells is rather mild, some malts. Taste is malty, a touch of chocoalte, a slight bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth. Overall this is a pretty good brew.

Photo of nasty15108
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Guinness tankard.

A - Poured a dark brown, almost black color, with a thick white foamy head. Decent carbonation for this style of beer.

S - Slightly metalic, with herbal notes. Hints of a macro aroma (grainy/grassy). Not as malty as I would have expected.

T - A slight sweetness followed by a metallic bitterness. Slightly medicinal and malty. You get a bit of smokiness in the finsih, which is nice.

MF&D - A little on the thin side (Watery) and lacking in any real body. Went down easy enough. Not the best, but not bad for the $6.99 price tag.

Photo of yuenglings
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Seems not as dark as it was last year(ontap) but still has a nice dark brown amber like color with a good head that leaves a good laceing i also like the design on the bottles.
S:Theirs something a little off at first but then its all slightly bready roasted malts the rest of the way
T:not very complex which in this case may be good roasted carmel malt and thats about it, but good!
M:very smooth but a little light and water like with good carbonation leaves the toung wanting more with every sip.
D: I could easly drink alot of these and not relise it and now this year you can get it in cases so i will for sure be buying alot of this if its still around in april im going to take a bunch on my fishing trip.

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 akorsak
3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Ithaca Coffee Co's Green St. location.

A: The bock is a chocolate brown/black color that arrived with no head. A little to brownish to be a cola.

S: The nose is sweet chocolate malt and plenty of cereal grains. A stronger hoppiness keeps the malts in check.

T: Nothing fancy, this lagerbier offers a fuller, richer taste without throwing a lot of alcohol at you. Full, bready malts are heavy on caramel and chocolate, leaving a heavier taste in my mouth. A fresh hoppiness is subtle but present. The house yeast has left a familiar Yuengling fingerprint.

M: Nothing spectacular but a solid bock. The dark malts are bigger (relatively, of course), sustaining a longer, more consistent flavor.

D: A very low alcohol bock, I'd be happy sipping on this on a breezy spring day. Next time, I'll get it locally rather than drive to Ithaca.

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

Poured into a pint glass at a local bar in my hometown in western PA.

Appearance: A darker amber-ish color with a quickly-dissipating pocked white head. Looks like Yuengling Lager.

Smell: Smells like Yuengling Lager, maybe with a bit more herbal hop character as it warms. But really not much there overall.

Taste: And... yes, kind of tastes like Yuengling Lager. It's a bit darker and fuller, but aside from a bit more hops when it warms, which come through in the aroma too, more herbal, there's really not much here, and it's not something I'd want to go back to for another. As a matter of fact, I switched to Guinness after the first pint.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery at first with a semi-harsh burst of unexpected carbonation. Hard to explain, clearly, but it's weird.

Drinkability: Pretty average overall. Everything's a bit too mild and tone-down on overall flavor. Maybe a hoppier, thicker Yuengling in a way. I was a bit disappointed overall, as I was excited to try this and was let down a bit.

Photo of Gavage
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark copper in color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some light lacing develops.

Smell: mild malt sweetness is all you can detect.

Taste: caramel, bready and slightly grainy malt, and a soft bitterness makes up a lighter bock style beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother towards the finish. Aftertaste is short and bready.

Drinkability: nicely quaffable but more than a few of these may wear thin on you. Worth trying since this seems to a be a one off beer.

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