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Bock Beer - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bamadog on 03-06-2010)
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BigPauly


4.56/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

First time I had anything from RT. Drank 5 in a row, was very tasty! Usually never drink that many. Full flavored bock, not overly sweet, well balanced. It had a nice dark amber color, slightly ruby. Didn't pour it aggressively, but it still had a nice foamy head, Ok lacing. Will buy again! Good job Rivertown!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:43:12 | More by BigPauly
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-24-2013 05:21:10 | More by grahamboudreaux
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tominator500

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

01-14-2014 18:59:27 | More by tominator500
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-07-2013 03:33:06 | More by davemathews68
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edfish

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a six pack at the Jungle for $9.
Poured in a pint glass, has a golden ruby color 1/2 head white with a light tan tint.
S- Not over powering,faint malt/bread not far off thought I smelled a berry ?
T- the taste was very suprising, I have not tasted a bock like this one. Starts with a bread/biscuit taste heavy on the biscuit lite carmel. Finishes with a malty fruit taste, plumb like. Crisp and light dry aftertaste.
M- Not to bad, not real big or full.
O- I like this bock because of its different taste, seems lighter that traditional bocks. Says it has a 7.2% ABV but there is no alchol taste. The fruit taste doesn't appear until the beer is 1/2 gone. I think I'll have another!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 22:41:40 | More by edfish
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-26-2014 05:35:28 | More by Jasoncolliver
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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this one down at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY and thought to myself, "Hmm... Never even heard of Rivertown Brewing Co. from Cincinnati, so let's give it a shot." So give it a shot I did, and am pleasantly surprised by the find. Pour is from the bottle to a tulip and the review is from notes taken on 3/5/2010.

Appearance: Pour is a caramel/copper color; body has fair clairity and shows moderately strong carbonation; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger off-white head that fades pretty quickly to a thin and full skim with a thicker ring around the edges; no lacing is left behind at all.

Smell: Wow - the syrupy caramel-sweet malts are strong up front at first and there is a light toasty graininess that offers up a bit of support -- overall it just smells "good"; as it warms a little bit, there is a bit of a mulchy and wet cereal/grainy presence that sneaks in, as well as a mellow banana-like aspect.

Taste: I've gotta say, this beer is really pleasing me. A little different from the nose, the palate is led by that mulchy, wet, cereal-like graininess and it's supported by a much lighter caramel malty sweetness; there is a faint sweet and mellow fruity banana-esque flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: The body is of medium weight and thickness and it's a little slick; carbonation is strong but not quite sharp; a light stick on the roof of the mouth, but largely a clean finish with a bit of the wet grainy aftertaste.

Drinkability: Solid enough - the major aspects are pretty much what I would expect, and at $1.70 for a bottle, I feel the pricing is very reasonable for such a solid, yet largely unheard of (as of now), beer; the ABV doesn't feel that big either (although I have no idea what it is), and I feel that I could get through 2-3 with little problem.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 03:51:35 | More by bamadog
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Kahmal

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-21-2013 23:41:07 | More by Kahmal
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murraymj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-11-2012 01:15:55 | More by murraymj
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-22-2013 14:08:28 | More by Chris77McGrath
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doctor_dirk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

05-26-2013 15:05:52 | More by doctor_dirk
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-02-2013 19:49:06 | More by KFrank729
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elbit

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.3%

04-18-2013 00:32:45 | More by elbit
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Dark brass

SMELL: Sweet, malty, bready, grassy, taffy, herbal, faint alcohol, clean

TASTE: Crisp, slick, creamy, malty, fresh grain, figgy, nutty, toasted bread, mild husk, kiss of alcohol, very clean, herbal, dry toasty finish

Very much a bock in our glasses and not for much longer; even for its size, it presents itself as a very drinkable beer. The warmth does catch up after a while. A real treat to run into, we can really appreciate the deft hand(s) it took to create this malt bomb.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 03:49:07 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Beejay

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown with an off white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, still nice looking.

S: Sweet and light. As well as some caramel notes. Perhaps a little maple syrup in there as well.

T: Lovely. Mild, slightly sweet and simple. Malty, with a carmel sweetness in the finish. Though I was hoping for a little more complexity.

M: Medium bodied, very clean appropriate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Nice, clean and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 04:25:39 | More by Beejay
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beerman207

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this sitting out for $12.00 a case at one of my favorite beer stores! Saw my boy bamadog gave this a b+ last year so it's worth the investment.

A: Pours a nice clear orange/brown color with 1 inch head that dissipates to a nice skim and lots off bubbles purcolating off the bottom throughout the beer. Nice

S: Nose is malt, grapes, some faint citrus

T: Taste is malt, a bit of pepper, grape flavor, and some slight orange.

M: Medium-high carbonation - fits well -not overwhelming

O: Haven't had a good beer yet from Rivertown. This one is a good offering which is exciting. Glad to have a case of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 01:21:29 | More by beerman207
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norinco

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-17-2014 00:38:58 | More by norinco
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angeepangie

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-01-2014 20:07:09 | More by angeepangie
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mcorwin

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-18-2012 16:53:53 | More by mcorwin
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beerslushy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2013 16:37:56 | More by beerslushy
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

03-09-2014 04:07:49 | More by Lukass
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a caramel-amber color with a thin, mocha head. The nose is malty sweet of darker notes with figs and dates, caramel and molasses. The taste follows suit and starts out very sweet, transitions to bitter just to balance and then there is a lingering of toasty, bready malt on the finish. Mouthfeel is lighter in body than I would normally expect but the carbonation is almost perfect. Overall, a drinkable beer, not bad but not memorable either.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 03:09:24 | More by gmfessen
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
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
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (no date) served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange-amber with lots of bubbles coming up through the beer. Thin off-white head. Some small strands of lacing that would slide back down the glass to the original head.

Smell: Bit of caramel upon first poured, but then after awhile the smell goes away completely - almost odorless. With a very deep inhale I can pick up a tiny bit of noble hops and some of the caramelized malt again.

Taste: Up front a mix of toasted malt, caramel, and something metallic. Moves quickly to a burnt sugar, herbal/spicy hop finish with some lingering mild sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated - fizzy. Some stickiness to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Hmm....just okay I think. Maybe it would be better with food. By itself nothing special and I've had better bocks. Tasty enough, but everything together leaves something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 22:45:05 | More by damndirtyape
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barczar

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
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
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Bock Beer from Rivertown Brewing Co.
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