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Yuengling Bock - Yuengling Brewery

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77
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611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 23
Gots: 33 | 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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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

02-07-2013 01:14:40 | More by pearljam118
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chcfan

California

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The goat on the bottle is drinking it out of a chalice, so I went with that.

On the darker end of amber-brown in color.

Little bit of a berry-like sweetness in the aroma.

Not a lot going on in the taste department, but it goes down very easily.

All in all a pretty solid bock offering from Yuengling.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 22:40:10 | More by chcfan
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 23:38:17 | More by zaphodchak
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-02-2013 01:20:24 | More by EvanWilliams
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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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bundy462

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice and dark, especially for the style. Nice caramel head and lacing that stuck around.

S: Malty, chocolate malts at that, coffee hint. Deeper aroma than most bocks that I've had.

T: Very good, chocolate malt with a hint of hops in the middle. Black coffee hint going down with a black licorice aftertaste.

M: Crisp yet creamy, medium body, about perfect for the style.

O: Very good, I can drink these all night.

I wish that this was easier to find in bottles for at home. I've only been able to get this at bars and restaurants in the area (I live 10 miles from Pottsville, where it's brewed). It's awesome to pay $1 for a 16 ounce draft of such a good beer just because it's local. This beer is only available for about 2 months a year, next year I'll be sure to pick up a few cases, especially at about $17 a case locally.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2010 04:03:04 | More by bundy462
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-24-2011 22:53:12 | More by Bdel34
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2014 15:08:12 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-12-2013 20:21:06 | More by Sturmthis
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-11-2012 22:14:12 | More by lccrunchy
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not a bad poor, decent head retention and a foam head. Scents of burnt coffee and caramel. A bit musty, however. Also pours an oft-reddish brown color. Nice deep copper. Tastes good. A bit over-carbonated and quite light. Very crisp and smooth finish, not much bitterness, and very dry. I would never refuse one of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 23:24:11 | More by bigdeuce
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Brown to Copper in color, about a fingers worth of head that settles to a ring with a little lacing.

S: Nutty roasted malt, slightly sweet and bready. Just a little ripe fruit mixed in.

T: Close to the nose... the roasted malt is here but it is balanced with some floral hops, ending on the bitter side.

M: Smooth, slightly crisp from carbonation.

D: Not a bad little brew... Low in ABV and very drinkable. But there is something about the bitterness in the aftertaste that is not quite sitting right with me.

Good to see Yuengling brewing some different stuff...

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 04:39:58 | More by mralphabet
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-10-2013 04:12:34 | More by crowsnest
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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-14-2012 00:56:25 | More by TaylorK
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Bill235

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-09-2013 14:08:25 | More by Bill235
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

02-05-2012 00:23:41 | More by weaselchew
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter."-BA

Let's hope this is true because I'm ready for the warm weather :)

Poured a clear dark brown. Not much head or lacing, but this beer is pretty light on the hops, so no surprise there. Aroma is of roasted malt as is the taste. A little bit of cocoa comes through, but very subtly.

This beer surprised me for some reason. I'm not tradtionally a big fan of bocks, but I think this one will make me seek more out in the future. Just another solid beer from Yuengling.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 21:24:46 | More by pwoody11
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PEBKAC

New York

2.13/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Baby growler fill of this kid bock over at New Beer. Poured into a generic tumbler.

Lots of activity. Bottom up, it has as much activity as a glass of Coke. Tawny in color, with a quarter inch of thinning-out fizz.

Smell is a little weird at first. A little vegetable-y with a convincing whiff of sour cream. The end of it gets a little cola, but just not enough. Warming up, more of a numbing/spicy bitterness that's all too out of place.

Carbonation is great, but it's simply just cutting through water. Taste is of light wheat bread, in second place: charred malt, a much lesser amount of mixed vegetables, with mineral runoff & bitter tea on the somewhat lingering finish.

There's a desperate need of alcohol here, as it tastes a good bit like Goya Malta, or some other similar travesty. No phenols, no doughy feel, very noticeable corners cut. A very piss poor attempt. :|

Serving type: growler

05-20-2009 04:41:19 | More by PEBKAC
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-27-2013 16:58:46 | More by Dank26
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mooseisloose

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yuengling, America's oldest brewery with an old world style, bock,. Let's give it a whirl. Popping the bottle top reveals a fresh malty smell with a hint of black licorice. Poured into a pint glass the brew has a dark root beer color with a big multi-sized bubble head. Taste is starts out slightly metallic, then has a bitter maltiness that continues metallic and hints of black licorice come through. The beer has good body and the carbonation is good. The flavor is spot on for a bock. The metallic taste drops the flavor rating a bit. All in all a bargain beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 23:40:06 | More by mooseisloose
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-12-2012 14:30:46 | More by TheNightwatchman
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark cherry brown with ruby tint, nice two finger white head with moderate retention and some lacing.

Aroma of malt, grain and bread.

Taste lead with the malt, bread and finished with a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel was light body and lots of carbonation. As the beer warmed, it started to become thin and watery. My drinking companion noticed the same thing.

Drinkability was good at first then the characteristic of the beer went down hill as it warmed. This is an average bock at best and not one of Yuengling's finest.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 00:27:39 | More by dtivp
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2013 16:51:37 | More by jucifer1818
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Medium brown and crystal clear. Lots of carbonation and an off white cap.
S- Malty with strange metallic smell.
T- A very light bock taste and a watery finish.
MD- I have been wanting to try this for a while and was looking forward to it coming out this year. Turns out it is okay but really nothing special. It's a good beer for the price, and it really is an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 14:53:48 | More by confer
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JLapadura

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-30-2012 16:07:04 | More by JLapadura
Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
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