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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 23
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
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 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.

Drew966, Feb 20, 2010
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.

deaconoflove, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is probably my favorite Yuengling release. I'm glad they brought it back from retirement. The first time I had this beer was at the Outback Steakhouse and they had advertisements for it on the tables and it shocked me to see that Yuengling was taking part in a seasonal release. I ordered one right away. It came with a nice tan head capping off a smooth looking brown body. The aroma of malts were the strong point of this brew. It's not the best Bock out there but I just thought it was awesome that they put this out to compete with all the other seasonals out there.

Knapp85, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of cmgiordano1
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%

cmgiordano1, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of ValpoExpo
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ValpoExpo, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of HeyYoMar
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

HeyYoMar, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Putter
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Putter, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a sort of mahogany, ruby red hues in a medium brown, clean and clear and barely dark enough to be very slightly opaque. The off-white head is about half a finger tall and spritzy but retention isn't bad. Lacing is spotty and consistent.
It's balanced like a Bock, pretty even between hops and malts. The primary balance is between caramel and toffee from the hops with a bit of raw fruits and floral with mildly leafy hops bitterness. It's light overall, keeping with Yuengling's status as gateway craft.
The feel is light as well, not quite the appropriate medium body or so of the style. Carbonation is moderate, lending itself to a continuous crispness and contributing to a good smoothness.
This isn't a bad Bock by any means.

Brenden, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Grooveman53
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Grooveman53, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Mando603
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Mando603, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of zzombie
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

zzombie, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of drinking12many
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

drinking12many, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Riverared
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Riverared, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yuengling Bock

I like the retro style of the label. Very nice. I'm not sure if Yuengling ever made a bock, but I'll assume they did as every brewery used to make one in spring. It was tradition. Quite often it was just their regular beer with a food coloring such as "Porterine" added in, but people thought it was something new and interesting. (I looked it up, yes, the label is original from 1941).

It pours a clear, very deep russet brown colored body beneath a short-lived head of tan foam.

In the nose it's lightly malty with a hint of caramel and toastiness, and some floral character. There's not really much there. There's very little malt considering it's a "bock", and what hops are there are only in the background.

The flavor delivers the same floral and gently toasty & caramelish character found in the nose; and although malt is most certainly present, it's not really sweet, and it doesn't seem "malty", at least not in terms of what you's expect from a bock beer. A firm bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry with some pleasant spicy hops lingering. Some astringency, unfortunately, mars it a bit.

Overall it's a little bit above average (think mass-produced golden lagers), but it's far from a bock. The 5.1% abv excludes that right off the bat with traditional bocks starting at 6.3%. The lack of malt flavor then completely shuts it down. Otherwise they're at least on the right track.

NeroFiddled, Mar 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

fiedler84, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cliff1066, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

astebelton, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Apex, Apr 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GeoCait, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Pensfan0782, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mbacon3227, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Louski, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dvanhandel, May 27, 2013
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
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