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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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631 Ratings
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 24
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

tygry, Apr 16, 2014
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Storm21, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

victory4me, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ezra-Poundit, Apr 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Jlang2012, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ACarp, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Zetcha7x, Apr 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ZOSO2192, Mar 30, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear brown. Tan head that quickly dissipates with little lacing.

Smell: Nothing too strong, maybe some piney aroma.

Taste: Spices and malt, hops, roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, average carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer and I am glad I had it. First had it from the tap which was much better than the bottle .

bgillespie, Mar 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Mar 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Dweedlebug, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

scottbrew4u, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

tconty, Mar 19, 2014
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curmudgeon236, Mar 14, 2014
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letshaveanother, Mar 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

tviz33, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

trplx81, Mar 12, 2014
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2.4/5  rDev -28.8%

I gave the Bock of the last two years a medium to low rating, majorily due to the fact that Yuengling has given way to the pressure to release their beer all too soon. In years gone by, the Bock wasn't released until March and ran through June, normal Bock release time. Typically a Bock is created at the end of winter and cellared until the first thaw, this gives it the distinct flavors, and causes it to mature through age. The Bock of old would release in the spring and the taste would evolve throughout the relaese. When Yuengling releases the Bock it is not ready for consumation, and it will have a very strong taste, both hoppy and roasted in taste. In my experience, the beer will maturate over a period of months, each month mellowing in flavor and revealing more complexities of the original mash tun. Although I don't agree with what Dick is doing with the release date of his Bock, I have put a few 6-packs on the shelf for, say, April and May, they will definately have a different taste by then.

Slagpile, Mar 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

smurphy493, Mar 08, 2014
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ImperatorScab, Mar 02, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -4.7%

I love the idea of throwback bocks, and I understand that this beer has been around for a little while, but this was the first time I'd seen it in a local store. It's a very clear, chestnut colored brew, moderately low in carbonation, with a thin, whitish head. The smell is of an adjunct lager, mixed with some pleasant lightly toasted malt (identity crisis?). The taste is sweet, with some malt backbone...some macro corn-like flavors as well...more front-line bitterness than expected too. Medium in body, more than expected. This is not a great beer, but it isn't bad either. Like I said, I am a fan of throwback brews.

Suds, Mar 02, 2014
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.