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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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77
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602 Ratings
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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 22
Gots: 31 | 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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mart1018

Tennessee

2.3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

I won't be bock.
I remember the dark sweet Easter drink from"childhood", those teens when Pops explained the goat among other things, you're not JFK and this is not bock. I was told that bock was done to clean out the 'STUFF" that accumulated in the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 03:27:22 | More by mart1018
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Genghis22

California

2.35/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a caramel colored brown. Looks like iced tead. Tan foamy head. Very clear, completely see through.

S - Biscuit maltiness. No real hop presence. There is a sharpness that I cannot quite pinpoint. It doesn't smell as sweet as other bocks I've had.

T - Tastes like a lager, with a twangy sharpness. Very one dimensional. Sort of malty, but very lackluster.

M - Medium body, yet some what water like. Leaves the tongue dry.

D - Meh. No thanks. There are so many great bocks out there, this one is not worth repeating.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 23:22:54 | More by Genghis22
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Slagpile

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 06:17:25 | More by Slagpile
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cool retro label on the bottle of a billy goat drinking out of a glass. Unfortunately, the label is what I liked best about this beer.
This is my first attempt with a Bock, so I have nothing from this style to compare it to.

This is a dark beer with a clear, brown/copper color with a tan head.

Medium bodied, Sweetness at first, but finishes with a dry bitterness.

I tried, but could not get excited about this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 03:13:14 | More by JohnFatAss
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bwd110

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2009 16:41:36 | More by bwd110
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syndelee

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-24-2013 00:04:29 | More by syndelee
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spazx

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

04-09-2014 01:30:08 | More by spazx
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ZOSO2192

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-30-2014 18:47:15 | More by ZOSO2192
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Tavo2311

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26%

05-08-2013 00:49:07 | More by Tavo2311
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-12-2014 08:46:44 | More by epyon396
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-02-2013 01:20:24 | More by EvanWilliams
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laicha926

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-15-2012 17:40:18 | More by laicha926
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JLapadura

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-30-2012 16:07:04 | More by JLapadura
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-24-2013 02:19:22 | More by mmsimmons
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -26%

04-18-2013 02:06:06 | More by arnulfooxblood
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meckhardt

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-26-2014 16:11:04 | More by meckhardt
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-25-2014 14:16:40 | More by ColForbinBC
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DmanGTR

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-10-2013 16:40:01 | More by DmanGTR
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jonandhisflask

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-09-2012 01:53:58 | More by jonandhisflask
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-29-2012 18:07:36 | More by BigMike
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

01-13-2012 02:04:35 | More by tellish33
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Slowpoke

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-23-2014 22:29:42 | More by Slowpoke
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rooster1970

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-19-2012 22:19:21 | More by rooster1970
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.51/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There are two predominant characteristics of beer flavor: hops and malt. Some palates prefer one of these, I prefer a balance of the two as is found in the beers from Germany. This bock is an example of a typical American style of bock where the hops predominate and the malt sweetness is in the background. FIne if you prefer this style, a tragedy if you do not. I prefer a more balanced brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 21:02:28 | More by wattoclone
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chodinheaven

Maryland

2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear, deep, mahagoney color with a bubbly pure white head. Smell is reminiscent of an adjunct lager, which does not bode well for this beer. Maybe some caramel-like malts in there as well.

Taste is lacking a bit. Some caramel malts come through, not a hint of hops, amd just the slightest hint of booze in the finish. The taste itself isn't actually so bad, but combined with an unpleasant smell and a weak, but too-highly carbonated mouthfeel, the taste and beer take a hit. Not a terrible beer, but I probably wouldn't be drinking it again anytime soon. Not sitting very well with me.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:29:44 | More by chodinheaven
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