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Mendocino Spring Seasonal Bock - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Mendocino Spring Seasonal BockMendocino Spring Seasonal Bock

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BA SCORE
80
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-17-2010)
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Photo of welldigger888
1.98/5  rDev -43.4%

Poured from bottle a copper hue with little head and lacing.

The malty aroma is quickly overtaken by butterscotch and a metalic twang.

Buttery bad homebrew flavs seem dominate.

carbonation is well represented on a medium body.

I find little redeeming with this beer, but hey what did I expect for $2.99 a six pack, right.

welldigger888, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of AorakiMyEyes
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%

Head was clear and kept well. Light colored for a bock. Smooth on the tongue with a light fizz. Though it tastes watery and is hopped lightly it ultimately has a flavor of a malty beer. Sweet with off flavors. Balanced OK between malts and hops. This might be an alright budget beer but is obviously marketed as a craft brew: the advertising got me!

AorakiMyEyes, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
2.55/5  rDev -27.1%

I was not very impressed with this beer. Appearance was nothing special. Smell was very spicy and taste was not very good. I'm not a big fan of the Maibock/Helles bock and didn't realize that is what this beer was when I picked up the sample. The other guy I drank this with had to drain pour his. I didn't find it quite that bad but not very good none-the-less.

bubseymour, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of gkunkle
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%

The body of this beer is a true amber color. The head stands 1/2 inch after the pour and is cream in color. Retention isn't spectacular, recedes to a film with rocky patches of bubbles. Aroma is of floral hops, light sweet malt, maybe a touch of citrus, honey. Taste comes in smooth and creamy. The slightly thik body rolls across the to hue without much complexity. A little bit of grassy hops. I really enjoy a good maibock, but this Was pretty mediocre. I don't think I'll buy it again.

gkunkle, May 03, 2012
Photo of caseyoharaa
3/5  rDev -14.3%

caseyoharaa, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Vlaminck, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.3%

ejimhof, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3/5  rDev -14.3%

dalepryor, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Rocketman8911, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

kylehay2004, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%

Thos beer poured out as a clear golden color. The head was a little fluffy at first as it settled it was left some minimal lacing. The smell of the beer had some earthy caramel and grass notes. There was a touch of burnt aromas too. The taste was decent but nothing something that really shocked me. The flavors were of some grains and malt, a slight sweetness, a toasted metallic flavor was in there too. The mouthfeel was on the light side, overall it was just another beer to me. I could really find too much that really impressed me.

Knapp85, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%

Kind of a hazy yellow beer, soft white head with lots of little bubbles, minorly impressive lacing on this beer. Aroma was largely muted, bready, no hop presence yet slightly metallic.

Taste, high carbonation, bready again, still metallic, but easy enough to drink, mild warming presence of alcohol. Grassy mouthfeel at times. High carbonation really drives this beer mouthfeel wise. No big off flavors, just a standard middle of the road beer, I think this would be more than palateable to people upgrading from adjuncts.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of emmasdad
3.08/5  rDev -12%

Thanks Ratman. Pours from the bottle a nice golden amber color, with a good covering of white foam. Aromas of nutty caramel and earthy hops. Flavors of sweet malt and caramel, with a bit of sugar and hops. A decent effort, drinkable and not much more.

emmasdad, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%

Pours caramel with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Bready & apricot notes, some leafy hops

T: Apricot, leafy & metallic hops up front. Pear, apricot dryness & faint caramel as this warms up, slight figgyness too along with a slight leafy hoppyness, doesn't blend well. Finishes dry & figgy

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

A mediocre bock, this misses by a bit. Like most beers from this brewery it just doesn't measure up to the style or even a good beer to just enjoy. Thanks for nothing Mendocino...

russpowell, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Topher78
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%

This brew poured a copper color and left a ½ a fingers worth of a tan head that left some lacing. The aroma is one that is slightly bready with hints of toffee. The taste is slightly tart and has an earthy nuttiness to it that lingers on the palate. While not overwhelming the malt gives this Bock Beer a nice medium mouth feel.

Topher78, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.15/5  rDev -10%

Appearance: Deep Red and Brown color. It has a nice cherry vibrancy which I appreciate. It sort of looks like a Kellerbier. Very nice presentation.

Smell: It's clean with a nice balance of caramel malts and fresh grassy hops.

Taste: This is a very unique tasting beer. It has an oaken cherry taste from the start. Tart. Then it begins to have a cola character. Bitter Cherry Coke. I hope it can't be described so simply but I am not super thrilled about this soda-like beer. That isn't helped by the heavy amount of carbonation. What is going on here? There doesn't taste like it is aged in a cave or cellar.

Mouthfeel: The beer doesn't taste bad. It is refreshing but it far too sweet for me to drink one after another. An average beer by an average brewery.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

The previous review is pretty much spot on... Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spaten Mug. Pours from the bottle a nice golden amber color, light to no white head formation. Aromas of nuts and caramel. Flavors of sweet malt and a touch of sugar. Definitely a sweet flavored beer. No lacing at all throughout. Overall this was not a bad beer from Mendocino, however, I would have preferred it to be a have a little less sweet note that was countered with some bitter flavoring.

thagr81us, May 03, 2010
Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Jamstone714, May 25, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%

What up bock? ...and Mendocino Brewing is also here, so let's go on to the beer:

Toasted orange colored, topped off by a tiny soapy head this dissipates quick and leaves just a tiny lace of itself. The nose is a lot of apple juice, but unlike that note that I've found in other beers, it's actually decent in this one. A little cracker is there to remind that this is beer.

The flavor is tolerable at first and seems to get better. It starts apple sweet before crackery malt comes into play. A drizzle of honey adds some jazz. It's still on the sweeter side, and there's a spring of alcohol that pokes its head into the profile. It's a medium bodied beer with a springboard of "zesty" carbonation.

It's been a LONG time since I've had a Mendocino beer that I've liked, mind you, I also have done little experimentation with the brand. That's something of an accomplishment with this helles bock considering that this style of beer is one of my least favorites.

DoubleJ, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Appearance - Pours a beautiful, clear deep honey with a fat, frothy 2 finger head. The retention is good, but the resulting lace is spotty.

Smell - Potent aromas of grass and lemon, along with a sweet caramel presence which rests beneath this.

Taste - Excessively sweet. Big, sugary caramel and toffee upfront with subtle hints of warm bread, and a spicy grass bitter hop. Faint notes of lemon as the aftertaste kicks in.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, with a bit of stickiness. Carbonation is a tad on the low side.

Overall - Solid offering from Mendocino, but it's just too sugary sweet for my palate.

TheSixthRing, May 19, 2012
Photo of righthereisay
3.43/5  rDev -2%

Golden color, high carbonation.

Not too bitter, nice flavoring considering the alcohol content. Not much body at all.

I don't taste the sugar that others tasted. It is a pretty good bock beer.

I think it is a nice spring/summer brew if you want to have a couple beers out in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

righthereisay, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

Part of the Summer Brews pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a fizzy 1 inch whitish-orange head that fades to a thin film. Random foamy curtains of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of biscuit, honey, and slight floral notes. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, honey, and slight grassy tastes. There is also a slight metallic taste that I am picking up. Mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is bubbly and medium bodied with a decent carbonation level. Overall, this is a pretty good bock but nothing too exciting.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Riik3, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Antnyd82, Dec 25, 2012
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Mendocino Spring Seasonal Bock from Mendocino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.