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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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Ratings: 632
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:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009)
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Photo of zaphodchak
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Two finger offwhite head from a pour that was probably a little aggressive. Body is a clear red-brown. Some lace.

Initially I didn't like the smell, but actually it's not bad. Some malt (if a bit syrupy)-- slightly tangy.

Surprisingly hop-forward for a bock (though not hoppy overall) with a bitter, not quite metallic aftertaste that has some citrus that I really don't think belongs in a bock. The hops tend towards the piney side, also off for a German style. If I reconsider the beer as a lightly hopped American red ale, it starts to make more sense. This is actually a bit better than I remember it. Kinda typical of Yuengling brews, not great, but by no means bad. The malt used tastes kinda light.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, but carbonation is a bit too present and starts to cut into the flavor.

Decent for the price, but probably not something I'd seek out again.

zaphodchak, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

PretzelsNBeer, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -11%

djrn2, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mscott1975, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of dtjirish
3/5  rDev -11%

dtjirish, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of woz00027
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

woz00027, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

JLapadura, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

AlCzerik, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of Hallce2
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Hallce2, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

meanmutt, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-brown, slightly translucent. thin cream head

S-caramel and grains. syrupy. light scent.

T-comes in with a really good taste of grains with a hint of caramel. there's a hint of pumpernickel to it. its a strong taste with a strong after-taste. its tasty

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-very tasty and very easy to drink. obviously it has more of an adjunct taste to it than other good bocks, but its definitely a fun beer to drink. i could order this by the pitcher.

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

fiedler84, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of magoover
4/5  rDev +18.7%

magoover, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of muletrane
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

muletrane, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of DrinkLikeAViking
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: Earthy brown, with one finger of beige head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing while drinking.

Aroma: Good, but faint. Sweet malt and mild hops.

Taste: Sweet malts up front, with moderate hoppyness throughout. Nothing great, and left my mouth feeling dirty after drinking two of them.

Mouthfeel: Leans toward the lighter, smoother side, despite the hops.

Viking's Verdict: Yuengling's bock doesn't offer enough for me to keep coming back to. Everything - taste, smell, is pretty much mediocre, and it's real saving grace will be it's lower price.

DrinkLikeAViking, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of RKel888
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

RKel888, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of edraz1224
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

edraz1224, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mcorwin, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of jheberle
4/5  rDev +18.7%

jheberle, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours with a clear reddish brown body and a 1.5 finger off white head. Surprisingly decent head retention.

Smells of molasses and brown sugar and some caramel. A little hint of tobacco too.

Taste is much like the smell with a very candied, surypy flavor although it isn't actually real sweet. There is a little bit of roast leading to a very light bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little watery but is is quite refreshing.

Overall, this might not be the perfect example of a bock but it has good flavor and is quite refreshing. One of the better values out there.

rangerred, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Cyhops
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Cyhops, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed copper in color, with a nice, two-inch bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Flowery, sweet malt
Taste-Watered-down sweet malt,faintly metallic finish. Taste did not match the looks or smell of this beer. Many better bock beers out there.

hosehead83, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of TheDudeAbides
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

TheDudeAbides, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Nyskizy
3/5  rDev -11%

Nyskizy, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +18.7%

jaidenjb, Mar 11, 2012
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.