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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 23
Gots: 33 | 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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plaid75

New York

4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mr. Beerys in Bethpage, NY.

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a subtly sweet malt and a spicy herbal hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy, almost citric hop, followed by a very nice moderate malt. Very well balanced.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well made bock. Bravo. I look forward to many more of these.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 19:07:01 | More by plaid75
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured ontap. The tap handle had an old school Yuengling logo and a goatshead, which is traditionally associated with the bock style. Fluffy pillowy off white head on a brownish malty looking body.

S. Smell is of malts and is inviting but not really strong, I was outside though.

T. Where have you been all my life, BockBier? This is great. Toasted malt sweetness, a bit sugary and bready. Just a touch of hops to balance. Nothing out of place. This is a beer you can live off of.

M. Full bodied and very smooth drinking.

D. Yuengling dials in a winner here. Excellent brew, and better than the rest of the Yuengling line, which is not too shabby. Would buy cases of this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 12:00:13 | More by Stinkypuss
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2009 17:33:59 | More by tempest
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this at Manny Brown's in Newtown ( I believe the mailing address is considered Langhorne)
Anyway poured a clear amberish red color with very thick white heading very unlikely for a Yuengling.

Smell had very nice roasted malt smells to it very subtle. Maybe a touch of hops on the backend nothing serious.

Taste is all malt nothing overwhelming just an all around decently balanced taste.

Mouthfeel is very smooth,wet, and thick,lightly carbonated nothing really jumping out at me and goes down really easy.

This is a very good session beer. Unlike the Lager this is unlike any of the Yuengling's I've had in the past.You can easily have a six pack.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2009 01:01:47 | More by TheFightfan1
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bwd110

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap while waiting to get into a movie on Friday. Was disappointed in my decision to try this brew (tap list included many great craft selections)

(from notes)
The beer was deep brown, with a reddish hue. Thick 1" white head. Tough to get any sort of aroma on this one, certainly nothing stands out.

Taste is more of the same, very unoffensive beer, but nothing shines either. Light toasted malt flavor, but light is the keyword here. No real hop presence, but in a bock, the malts should definitely stand out more than they do here. This beer reminds me of brewing in the macro style - don't do anything to turn off the masses.

Mouthfeel was medium body with only a little more presence than Yuengling's lager offering. Drinkability is good, a few of these would go down easy, not sure that I'd stick with this one however.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2009 16:41:36 | More by bwd110
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Stimack

New York

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was able to give this brew a try last evening while at Mahars. Had a darker amber color to it with some reddish highlights, good sized head that had nice long retention and lacing. The aromas where good, they highlighted a nice roasted and caramel scent. The flavor brought this beer up a notch as I felt that the malts where better here than even the profile from the nose. Also a nice hop flavor presence is there, muted in the background but plays nicely. Overall this is a very good brew, I would have to say by far the best that I have had from Yuengling and hope that this will not just be a one and done style from them.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2009 19:10:29 | More by Stimack
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a draft at Max's Tuesday the 3rd. This was not an impressive beer. Not much of a nose and the flavor was fair with little finish. It does go down pretty easy, though. It's hard to believe that it's a blend of two decent beers, the Chesterfield and the Porter, according to Don Russell. It would seem like more Chet than Porter; maybe 2 to 1. I have the feeling that this will go better with the regular Lager crowd.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2009 02:42:39 | More by BeerIsland
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on draught at the 12th Street Taphouse in Charlottesville.

A: Deep amber, more bronzish with a red hue. Head is about a finger tall in a 20 oz. pint glass, with good retention, but rather light lacing

S: Some nice toasted malts, rather light, but easily approachable. There's almost a 'sap-like' scent that comes out as it warms which provides a good dynamic to the aroma.

T: Sweet maltiness, and a bit of a syrupy hint to it which does it well. A light bitterness, just right for the flavour intensity.

M + D: Moderate carbonation over a medium body... it's got a little bit of 'delayed weightiness' towards the finish. All in all, a pretyh tasty and easy going beer. I'm quite pleased with this, and have to give kudos to Yuengling. Worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2009 05:08:32 | More by Proteus93
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hopswine

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just missed salesman who dropped off sample at local club. did'nt have a chance to quiz him on the details. Bottle was a quart size growler looking vessel.Had pint sample. Taste and appearance very nice just as good or better than Shiners or others of this style. Like to explore further samplings.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 18:46:29 | More by hopswine
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had the pleasure of trying Yuengling Bock on-tap at local Chambersburg watering hole The Cottage.

The draft was served in a "true" pint; the beer was darker than expected and not very foamy. The dark, murky beer was an unexpected surprise from Yuengling.

The beer was thick and malty, like any good bock, and had a very strong caramel flavor. It was smooth and didn't seem anything like a typical Yuengling; it had depth and character. I hope that folks who enjoy the Yuengling Lager will try it and discover the bock style in the way its meant to be enjoyed.

The last quarter of my pint was a bit heavy but I was drinking lighter beer earlier in the evening. All of the guests at my table tried a pint, and many ordered a second (and a third). It seemed to be universally enjoyable.

A recommended try on a new style from an established brewer; America's oldest. Chalk this one up along with Yuengling's other under-rated styles: Black & Tan and Porter.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 04:01:12 | More by KFaulkner
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