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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 26
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of PorterLambic
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
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
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
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
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
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
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.36/5  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
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
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
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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

Got this at a block party, on tap into a plastic cup. This so far has been my favorite offering by Yeungling. As in their other beers it's far from perfect but it's adeep dark brew, not much going on in the smell, but some malt, same with the taste had an odd bite to it, nothing really off or unpleasant. I like darker beers, even on a hot day and this hit the spot though. Average, not to style IMO but plenty drinkable.

Photo of weeare138
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Goodnight Irene's in North Wildwood...
Appears a transparent, copper toned amber with a small, off white head that leaves whispey traces of lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of sourdough bread, caramel, toffee, toasted nuts, and molasses.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas...dare I say, "too much sourdough tartness?" It reminds me a bit of an Oktoberfest that has had some lactic acid blended before bottling.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, sweet, a bit tart.
I actually like the idea of Yuengling doing a seasonal selection. It's much overdue. I think this one was a bit off kilter but I think there is a good chance that improvements could be made with this one. I also like the/my idea of a possible "Festbier" from the folks at Yuengling. I believe they could capitalize on that one during the Fall season with their signature lager yeast.

Photo of porterwoobie
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a standard pint glass.

A: dark brown, tan colored head, a little lacing

S: faint malt aroma. not much else stands out

T: malty and bready. slightly sweet. hop bitterness is masked by the malt character.

MF: medium bodied, moderate carbonation

Drinkability: this beer is decent. nothing unique about it, just a standard, everyday bock.

Photo of thain709
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A clear dark brown body...lots of carbonation running to the top...a solid one finger tan head...decent lacing

S - Nothing special...a little malty

T - This bock is strong on the caramel malts...and I like it...they are too sweet and they aren't heavily roasted...nothing complex

M - Medium bodied...just a tad thin

D - It's nice to try something new from Yuengling...I'm glad they came out with this Bock...nothing special but it was pretty tasty

Photo of PEBKAC
2.15/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Baby growler fill of this kid bock over at New Beer. Poured into a generic tumbler.

Lots of activity. Bottom up, it has as much activity as a glass of Coke. Tawny in color, with a quarter inch of thinning-out fizz.

Smell is a little weird at first. A little vegetable-y with a convincing whiff of sour cream. The end of it gets a little cola, but just not enough. Warming up, more of a numbing/spicy bitterness that's all too out of place.

Carbonation is great, but it's simply just cutting through water. Taste is of light wheat bread, in second place: charred malt, a much lesser amount of mixed vegetables, with mineral runoff & bitter tea on the somewhat lingering finish.

There's a desperate need of alcohol here, as it tastes a good bit like Goya Malta, or some other similar travesty. No phenols, no doughy feel, very noticeable corners cut. A very piss poor attempt. :|

Photo of Naugled
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pint on draft.

a: nice off white/tan color head, crystal clear brown body with red hues, nicely carbonated

s: malt up front, with adjuncts in background, smells like corn, and little grassy

t: nice flavor, caramel notes are present and little butter, but not very deep or complex

m: light feel, smooth with some richness but not enough

d: very drinkable, great session bock

Photo of sliverX
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

presented with a dark brown slightly copper pint with a big light tan head that faded quickly to a film but left some small lacing
smell was very light and hard to pick up anything more than a bit of malt
taste was slightly malty with a burnt cereal grain background and finished with a surprising light German hop presence
mouthfeel was light to medium, very balanced
drinkability was good sessionable but the hop tasting burp got a bit tiring
Had on tap at the Gin Mill in Ellicottville NY on 4-15

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Coopers in Scranton at the front bar. Presented in a shaker "pint" glass, this bock appears a clear, rich deep chestnut color with about half an inch of creamy light tan foam. Smells and tastes of sweet caramelized malt, biscuits, and a hint of molasses and an even smaller hint of brown sugar. This beer is all about the malt. Medium in both body and carbonation. It's nice to try something new from Yuengling. I'm sure I'll be seeing plenty of this around, and that's a good thing. Especially at a place with limited choices.

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

Yuengling- Bock

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!

Photo of Deuane
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ffejherb
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TylerAddisonJ13
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a bar in Edinboro, PA.

From what I can remember, it had a dark brown/amber color, very thin head, minimal lacing.

Its smell was weak but good. Light fruit, malts and that general grain-Yuengling smell.

Its taste was pretty decent. Malt character up front with a slight bite of hops in the finish. A very "clean" tasting beer with a good balance. Still, not a POWERFUL flavor, but a good flavor nonetheless.

Mouthfeel - Very clean and crisp. Smooth at first, but it goes right down.

Very high drinkability. This is a "good beer for the masses." It'll be hard to NOT like it. Crowd-pleaser.

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

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Yuengling bock had an off white head that faded by the time I sat down. Dark chustnut brown color with no lacing.

S- Smells like a yuengling with more toasted malts added giving off semi caramel scent. Really nothing else to add here

T- I never said this in a review but it tastes like it smells, which basically is a slightly ramped up yuengling with a more bready quality. Any hops that may have been added are drowned out by the caramel taste.

M- Light bodied with light carbonation and almost water like but not quite. This area could use work.

D- 5.10% is low but I would only go for two before moving on. Either way it's a nice to have a alternative to the regular yuengling when your at a average run of the mill bar. There is a place for this but could use some more ABV for the style and a bigger body.

Photo of plaid75
4.3/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.21/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.