Bock Beer - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Groomsy:
3.14/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Rivertown's Bock pours a beautiful dark amber with highlights of orange and red. The beer is mostly clear with a little bit of haze and has a two-finger head that quickly recedes to a cap of foam and leaves minimal lacing. The carbonation from the bottom of the glass indicates that maybe this beer is a little undercarbonated. Eh. Average.
Rivertown's Bock is a straight malt bomb on the nose. Descriptors that come to mind are toffee, caramel, dark bread, dark fruit, some grassy/spicy hops, and a little alcohol in the background. While this beer has a nice aroma, there aren't nearly enough hops to balance out the sweetness. The sweetness becomes nearly cloying as the beer warms. Overall though, a fairly nice smell.
The taste on this is very nice, but as mentioned, the sweetness is a little overwhelming - maybe that's because I've been on an IPA kick. The toffee and caramel, as well as dark bread and dark fruit are all over the palate with a very slight spicy hop note on the finish. There's only enough hop presence to stave off the crazy amount of sweetness in this brew. Not bad, but this is not a sessionable beer because of the sweetness.
The mouthfeel is where this beer really struggles, I think. While it wants to be fairly creamy and medium-bodied, the beer is just a little uncarbonated and has a slightly thin and watery body. It's not too dry, and the sweetness in the finish makes this a bit of a sipper.
While not bad, this beer needs a heftier mouthfeel, more carbonation, and a little more hop presence to stave off the presence of the sweetness. Overall, this is a solid take on the bock style, and one of the better American interpretations of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2013 21:51:18 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
3.51/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear golden brown with a billowing khaki head that leaves modest lacing as it slowly dissipates.
Floral hops, nutty, toasted malt, and light melanoidins form the aroma.
There's a metallic character in the flavor, which also has a malty, toasted backbone. Something's not quite right. Almost fruity.
Body is moderate, carbonation is light, and alcohol warmth is substantial.
The metallic character really kills this. Good toasted malt backbone, though.
Serving type: growler
04-14-2014 03:02:40 | More by barczar
3.59/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a flute glass
A - I would have to call this beer a dark amber color. I got very little head with this beer. It looks off-white.
S - I smell some caramel, toffee, and toast. I can also pick out some floral hops.
T - There is a definitive malt presence. I get a lot of caramel malt initially, but the hops come in to balance it out a little on the finish.
M - Medium with medium carbonation.
O - It has been a while since I have had a bock. This is a decent beer. It has pretty good flavor.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 00:45:08 | More by buschbeer
Bock Beer from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.