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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 27
Gots: 47 | 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 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

Naugled, May 13, 2009
Photo of sliverX
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
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

sliverX, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

ClockworkOrange, Apr 17, 2009
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!

NJpadreFan, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of Deuane
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Deuane, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of ffejherb
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

ffejherb, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of TylerAddisonJ13
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

TylerAddisonJ13, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of BARFLYB
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

BARFLYB, Mar 26, 2009
Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
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.

plaid75, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
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.

Stinkypuss, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of tempest
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

tempest, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

TheFightfan1, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of bwd110
2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

bwd110, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of Stimack
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Stimack, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of BeerIsland
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

BeerIsland, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of Proteus93
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Proteus93, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of hopswine
4.55/5  rDev +35%
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.

hopswine, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of KFaulkner
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

KFaulkner, Feb 26, 2009
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