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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio) - Anheuser-Busch

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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio)Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio)

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Project Twelve - Second Edition

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 09-02-2013)
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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a medium copper brown in color and clear as the sky on a sunny day. About a 2-finger head forms and retains pretty well. The color of the head is slightly off-white, but not quite tan. Lacing is also pretty good. Looks like your standard red ale.

S- A fair dose of chocolate malt greets the nose right off the bat, but is quickly gone in favor of some metallic notes and some caramel malt flavors. Just a hint of brown sugar sweetness towards the end.

T- Starts off just like the smell, a brief hit of chocolate matls chased by caramel malt flavors. Moves towards a hint of floral hops taste toward the end, before lingering malt flavors return.

M- Light and highly carbonated; not your typical feel for a bock. Not a bad drinking beer. Reminds me more of a dark German beer, like a dunkel, than a bock.

Overall, not a bad option for a fairly easy drinking dark lager. Good flavors, good weight, good beer.

boilermakerbrew, Oct 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Franziskaner
2.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mahogany brown colored with excellent clarity. Absolutely no head retention, but it is carbonated. I get some dark malt, chocolate, and lager yeast in the aroma. Mouthfeel is very smooth. There is just a hint of dark malt and lager yeast in the flavor. I'm just not getting much action here.

Franziskaner, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of rwilde
3/5  rDev -3.5%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Schlafly33, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

tdm168, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -35.7%

dertyd, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Snow81
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Snow81, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of norinco
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

norinco, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of rworkman
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

rworkman, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of Joey-bags1990
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

This beer is a back of the fridge pull. It is about one year old at this time.
Clear amber with one finger of off white head with not much retention.
Smell is all malts.
Taste is mostly bready with some caramel malts. The label says chocolate malt as well but it is very faint. What hops are present are just enough to provide some balance. No real bitterness in the finish. Light bodied somewhat watery with adequete carbonation. Finish is lightly sweet with a tiny amount of bitterness. Overall I think this is a typical A-B craft attempt that is one of the best of last year's mix 12 pack version two. Maybe a good one for those Bud drinkers that want to try some new styles.

Spikester, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
6.0% ABV, 13236

A - Crystal clear tawny brown in color, Beechwood Bock has a short off-white head that vanishes with little trace.

S - Overwhelming caramel cube sweetness keeps this beer's aroma from smelling anything but cloyingly malty but it does maintain a nice, clean level of lager quality throughout.

T - Far better than the aroma would suggest, Beechwood Bock has underlying caramel sweetness but it's certainly not as strong as the aroma and balanced by dryness and earthy character, only marred by a finish of dirty metal in the background, distracting from the lager's otherwise clean flavor.

M - Crisp and effervescent, this darker looking beer doesn't drink like it appears; it's lighter-bodied and dry with a hint of saltiness on the finish for a subconscious nudge to take another sip.

O - AB's Beechwood Bock initially promises a cloyingly sweet beer with it's caramel-like aroma but the crisp lager is a bit drier in both flavor and feel, finishing out pretty cleanly for an average bock.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Rod_J
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Rod_J, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

bigbeers84, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

tommy5, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of guytyping
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

guytyping, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.26/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Budweiser Beechwood Bock has a thick, off-white head, a clear, deep amber (bordering on brown) appearance, lots of bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet brown bread crust and standardized American lager beer. Taste is of those elements, with a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick. Budweiser Beechwood Bock finishes crisp, easy tasting, and mild. No alcohol was detected in the flavor. This is not a bold beer, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is nice, anyway.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

BlueMoon10, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of FreshButterbeer
3/5  rDev -3.5%

FreshButterbeer, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - it is a dark brown, with a decent head.

Smell - The sweet malts smell is quite good, with the caramel and the chocolate about the same.

Taste - The chocolate malts hits my tongue first, with the caramel malts giving a nice burnt bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - good-bodied beer; it was a bit over carbonated though.

Overall - This is the 2nd of the Project 12 -2013 I tried, and I prefer this over the vanilla bourbon, this beer was sweet but not too sweet like the vanilla bourbon. A decent "bock".

Captain_Komamura, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Derrill, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Drknight, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

rcmorrison8, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

tfsimpkins, Dec 31, 2013
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Batch No. 43229 Beechwood Bock (Columbus, Ohio) from Anheuser-Busch
74 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.