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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
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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 barknee
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With an intentionally hard pour, this brew shows moderately carbonic with a thin off-white frothy head. Dark, almost the color of rootbeer, it's quite visually enticing. The nose is mildly hoppy, actually quite hoppy for product from this brewery.
Clear to lightly roasted malts along with a underlying essence of mallow sweetness makes for a pleasant and welcoming nose. Wow! This is a nice tasting brew; malty with a subliminal hint of ferrous in the mouth, a tad sticky and just a hint of acidity makes this clearly my favorite beer from Yuengling. Super refreshing with lots of active carbonation in the mouth make this a great all year brew; light to moderate in weight, this great product can be consumed effortlessly.
Americas oldest brewery may be producing one of the best mass American macros!
Got session?

barknee, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of ffking18
4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer that I never thought that I would like. I had a few sips off my buddies one night at a local tavern and ended up buying my own bottle.

The smell was very earthy and clean. No skunk or bitterness. Tasted great. Again very clean to the palate with no real aftertaste and a little watery but very tasty. This beer was not an "In your face" beer. Very laid back and different. I am not a fan of Yuengling Black and Tan and can barely drink a Yuengling Traditional. Its a different change in pace for a college kid throwing back miller lite and keystones all the time. I am a mainstream macro kinda guy.. and this was a delicious beer. The mouth feel was again not in your face and the drink ability was fair.. maybe a little heavy. I think that 1 or 2 of these would be good with a nice dinner or calm night. Its a good beer to cherish and drink for taste. I will definitely be seeing this beer again in my future and I will recommend it to those who want to break out of the Macro League. Its definitely different but a good different.

ffking18, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of ccrida
4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into the Bock Beer pils/flute, Yuengling Bock is a pale mahogany with a small off-white head leaving light lace.

Smell is sweet, a little caramel, nice fresh bread

Taste is nicely balanced, not as sweet as I expected, nice hop bitterness to temper without tipping to far in the other direction.

Mouthfeel light, dry.

Drinkability is good, tasty bock, full flavor but light and balanced enough to enjoy on a brisk spring day working the yard, or in my case, after.

ccrida, May 17, 2012
Photo of farfromstout
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a seasonal Yuengling, this was quite good. Good off white/linen colour head to it. Went from a 1.5 inch to about a 1/2 inch. Semi good lacing. Neat red hue to it.

The taste was interesting, depending on what I was eating. Empty stomach was smooth and then with a taste familiar to regular Yuengling Lager. Not really bitter at all. Over all a very easy tasting/drinking beer.

Wouldn't recommend eating anything spicy or sweet. That threw it off big time. Couldn't finish the last because I went and spoiled my pallet. Goes well with a meal, not so much a snack or desert.

Good job Yuengling, and look forward to future endeavors.

farfromstout, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of boudreaux
4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle pourend into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a brown-hazelnut; little head, what is there is thin and filmy; beer is clear and sparkly, with dark amber- reddish hints; lacing left on surface of beer is minimal but slightly sticky on the inside of the pint glass.

Smell: At first, nutty with roasted malt elements; subtle spiciness and a crisp hop aroma also present; toasted marshmallow and mild sweetness on the back end.

Taste: Similar if not same as smell; malt, floral hoppiness with spicy undertones.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly crisp from carbonation; overall, a good mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very, very, drinkable; have now finished three in about 25 minutes, and could easily drink more.

Serving type: bottle

boudreaux, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of jadpsu
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a brown head with good lacing that remains throughout.
Malty, with a light chocolate aroma, licorice, a little sweet, creamy - very nice, especiall at the price.
Very drinkable, a high value brew at $5.99 a six pack (here in Ga.).
IMO this beer carries characteristics that you rarely get at this price point
Best beer Yuengling makes

jadpsu, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of elgiacomo
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled Jan 13, 2011.

Pours clear reddish-copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates to a wispy cap but leaves some rings of lacing.

Aroma is caramel, toffee, nuts, toasted bread, light grain, bit of hops and dark fruit. Good strength.

Flavor is caramel malt with moderate sweetness, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, toast, a hint of raisins, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, good carbonation.

Haven't had a Dunkler Bock before, and few other Bock styles, but I'm quite enjoying this one.

elgiacomo, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of zythus
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to see this new offering from Yuengling, whose traditional Lager I love.

Appearance - Poured into a Pint-sized beer glass produces a modest head that eventually dissipates. Laces nicely, more heavily than the traditional Lager. Lighter than cola in color.

Smell - Herbed caramel, present but not overpowering.

Taste - Perhaps more strongly hopped than most bocks, which traditionally are not strongly hopped. Pleasantly light malt flavor that is closest to maple and slightly cocoa. Taste lingers in mouth.

zythus, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of DIM
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a dark, sparkling chestnut brown color. It poured with a thick, chunky head that faded to sheets of lace.

s: Wow, there is a lot going on here. I wasn't expecting anything like this! Sweet breadiness takes a back seat to the surprisingly assertive noble, spicy hop aromas.

t: This was incredibly fresh tasting overall. Those spicy, almost mineraly, noble hops almost dominate. Some sweet bread flavors do sneak through on occasion. The finishing hop tingle lingers for a long time.

m: Gently fizzy carbonation and that long aftertaste work very well.

d: I'm absolutely stunned by how good this is. I'm definitely getting more of this.

DIM, Feb 18, 2010
Photo of joepais
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanted to try one of these so Thanks go out to a kind beer buddy who hooked me up.
Poured into a Sam Adams glass It produced a finger worth of off white head that lasted a while then faded to a thin lace. The beer was a great chocolate brown in color body wise.

I got good aromas of fresh bread and light roast in my nose. The flavor was bready and sweet with a light bitter finish. It was light and crisp in the mouth. If I closed my eyes I wouldn't have known this was a dark brew.

It was very easy to drink and could easily session this one. I was quite impressed with this brew and would love to drink it again

joepais, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of psugrad98
4.22/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours reddish chocolate. Rich head with tight bubbles. Lace clings generously to side of glass.

Nose is sweet malt with slight whisky sweetness balanced by nicely porportioned hop florals.

Taste is first of some hop bitterness followed mellow sweetness, and some slightly astringent fizzyness. Slightly too bitter for style, but highly drinkable nonetheless.

psugrad98, Feb 06, 2010
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 jah22
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

jah22, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of woz00027
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

woz00027, Apr 01, 2012
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 marcfromphilly
4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste: malt, caramel, oats...all light yet balanced
Mouth: thirst quenching, good carbs, not too thick.

The beer will produce good head, and following Yuengling characteristics, they make a beer that will cater to a very wide variety of drinkers form the Mass produced to the connoieseur. Budweiser fan would enjoy this beer as well as a discriminating home brewer.

Very drinkable and a nice product from Yuengling.

For BOTTLE: reviewer DonMonkey1 was spot on in his review.

marcfromphilly, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of JamesS
4.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice shimmering brown with some decent head and lacing. Nice crisp malt scent, fairly thick with a hint of lager skunk. Excellent taste, very deep for a bock, with nice dark malt flavors, a nice sweetness, and a hint of caramel. Goes down extremely good. A great bock, and the best for its cost.

JamesS, Mar 03, 2010
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 Schmidts
4.45/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a dark brown amber small head that goes to just a little.

Smells of roasted sweet malts a very nice smell
Tastes of Roasted malts and has a great flavor for a Bock Beer about what a bock should be.

Mouthfeel is pleasent and refreshing and this is a very Drinkable Bock without being weak in any way.

After 40 years of not making a Bock They have hit the nail on the Head with this one.
I had this last spring on draft at the brewery and they said they were going to bottle it this year I am very glad they did. Love the 1940's Label with the Goat drinking beer and saying tastes Good! I recomend if you can get some to give it a try they have done a great job making this one. I have stocked up with 3 cases!

Schmidts, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of JOT
4.45/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not ever much of a darker beer drinker, myself, but I'd wanted to find a dark beer I would be able to enjoy during the fall/winter season. So, I had heard about the limited release (first time ever bottled) of this beer from friends and decided to give it a go.
Maybe my taste buds just were overpowered by the many other dark beers I'd tried in the past. Straight up, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this beer from start to finish. I wouldn't try to predict how those committed dark beer aficionados may or may not appreciate Yuengling's Bock, but from the standpoint of a now casual/seasonal dark drinker, this one may fit the bill for drinkers who were previously turned off by darker beers. The major challenge for me now, someone please correct me if I'm wrong, is that it's limited release is only for a few more weeks, then it won't be available again until next January.

JOT, Feb 27, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
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