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The Big Bock - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 9
Avg: 3.58
pDev: 5.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ericj551 on 02-14-2012

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Photo of LampertLand
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoyne Brewing "Big Bock" @ 6.5% in a 650 ml bottle served cold , poured into a stein
A-dark amber with a big frothy head and lotsa lacing
S-hint's of sweet berries and a herbal floral hoppyness
T-a sweet malt start and herbal hoppyness finish
MF-"bock - bitter hoppyness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of malty flavor most are only lightly hopped" - this particular bock is to hoppy for me
Ov-just ok , maybe some extra months lagering will help smooth out such a strong brew

cheers LampertLand

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Photo of BashOnABike
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 4oz @ The Island Beer Fest, Club 919 in Victoria, BC

A: Fruit-coloured redish-gold, almost like a cooler. Big white head, moderate retention with clean, small lacing patterns

S: Raspberry, blackberry, a little malt, but overall sugary with a few mild phenols

T: Slightly hoppy at start, malty and sweet, with berry aftertaste

M: Light and frothy, again like a cooler with malt, more of a fruit beer than a bock

O: Meh. If one likes the style, Swans' Berry Ale is much better IMO. Week body, not much flavour. Very basic, a 'beer for non-beer-drinkers'. Even my sugar-addicted roommate wasn't impressed.

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Photo of ericj551
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bock pours a bright, red amber with an nice head that lingers as a thin layer. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nice herbal and slightly floral hoppiness. Malt is upfront in the flavor, with an almost perfumy like sweetness. There is a nice, light fruity flavor, almost grape like. The herbal, hops pop up in the finish, with a bit of earthiness and a nice bit. A hint of alcohol lingers, but overall the beer is clean.

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The Big Bock from Hoyne Brewing Co.
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