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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 27
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 660 | Reviews: 238
Photo of zythus
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to see this new offering from Yuengling, whose traditional Lager I love.

Appearance - Poured into a Pint-sized beer glass produces a modest head that eventually dissipates. Laces nicely, more heavily than the traditional Lager. Lighter than cola in color.

Smell - Herbed caramel, present but not overpowering.

Taste - Perhaps more strongly hopped than most bocks, which traditionally are not strongly hopped. Pleasantly light malt flavor that is closest to maple and slightly cocoa. Taste lingers in mouth.

Photo of rtratzlaff
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a filtered clear dark amber with a slightly off white head that leave some lacing. Aromas are typical of a lager: apple along with some dark fruit character from the caramel malts. The taste is bready up front with a slight herbal hop balance but dies a bit in the finish. The mouthfeel is not what I expect from a bock, but it is still decent for what it is. All in all nothing is surprising about this beer, but it is still a solid brew.

Photo of LuskusDelph
4.63/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very good American Bock from a consistently good regional brewery. I used to enjoy the bock beers that most big American breweries made years ago (Pabst Bock was one that I looked forward to every year until the formula changed in the late 70's...after which the beer disappeared altogether).

Yuengling Bock is reminiscent of those beers and is a really fine example of the style. Very tasty and drinkable....and quite flavorful without massive alcohol or a total assault of the tastebuds. Very retro, like it's great packaging, this has a balance that a lot of contemporary beers sadly lack.
VERY glad to see this one back after so many years!

Photo of cdbooth219
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into reaper pilsner glass

A: Pours a fairly clear copper brown color with two and a half fingers of light brown head that dissipates rather quickly with no lacing

S: A lot of malt smell with some syrupy sweet notes and also a bit of a metallic smell behind it as well

T: Toasty, biscuity malt backed with some kind of dark fruit undertones. Theres also a bit of that yuengling funk that you find in their lager as well. A little hop bitterness comes in after this with a little bit of a metallic taste at the end.

M: A medium mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation. Finishes rather dry

D: Not overly heavy, this is probably something I could drink all night. Not the best beer ive ever tasted, but its fairly good overall.

Overall, this is a good offering from yuengling. Definitely better than their traditional lager this is not the best beer ive ever had but it is definitely enjoyable and easy to drink

Photo of Biscuit033
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, bright copper with a nice off white head that disappears quickly.

S: Malty, with a bit of chocolate. Slight sweet syrup like notes. There is a bit of hay and dry grass notes.

T: Chewy and malty. Some hay, chocolate, and some caramel.

M: Thick and chewy. Feels a bit oily but dry in the finish.

D: Even though it is heavy bodied. I have no problem drinking a few of these.

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 Drew966
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yuengling Bock pours a dark clear brown with a tan head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There's a malty aroma that's fairly nice. THe flavor is malty at first, then some hops and grain flavors come to the surface. A decent beer, but really nothing special.

Photo of magine
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a brown amber color, has a nice head initially, then fades to no head no lace.

The brew smells of malts and hops; sweet malts, grain hops.

Has a light thin mouthfeel, tastes nice and pleasant to drink. Has a smooth finish. Can taste more hop then malt.

A good easy drinking brew, nothing to write home about though.

Photo of ujsplace
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured agressively into a mug.

Deep amber in color with a dense, chunky off-white head that disappears too quickly.

Smells of grainy hops and mild sweet malt.

Good balance, more hoppy than expected, but the malt presence is there.

Somewhat thin mouthfeel and mildly carbonated...

This is a highly drinkable brew that is very easy going.

Photo of jwc215
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish/copperish dark amber with a thin head that becomes wispy. Minimal dotted lacing slides down the glass.

The smell is grainy with toffee - slight hint towards chocolate, with an underlying bready and cherry-ish fruity character.

The taste is of caramel/toffee and grainy with bready and cherry-like fruitiness. Sweetish, but not too, with a minerally finish.

It has a medium body with medium, yet sharp (a bit too) carbonation.

An easy-drinking bock with a nice character and relatively mild abv for style.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark translucent mahogany with a decent beige head. What I got was not thick, but that is probably an artifact of preparing the pint. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, not too strong. Flavor is rich, malty and yeasty with woody and toffee hints. Fizzy and lively texture leaves a nice tingle behind.

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

S: 12 oz poured into a Guinness glass

A: Chestnut brown and clear, but, when held to the light it becomes more orange and red, there is decent carbonation.

S: Some malt and dark sugar.

T: Some malt, hops are present, little sweetness.

M: Medium-body without a lot of creaminess.

D: Heavier that I expected.

Photo of DIM
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
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
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
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
2.13/5  rDev -36.8%
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
4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
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
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
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
3.82/5  rDev +13.4%
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
4.12/5  rDev +22.3%
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
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
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
4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
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.

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