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Saint Arnold Spring Bock - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2003)
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

St. Arnold Bock offers very good clarity and a small amount of foam that falls apart quickly. The aroma of this beer is sweet, bread- like, and grainy, with a touch of fruitiness. The beer offers the tastes of caramel, toasted bread, apples, and some roasted malt. There is little hop character in this beer as the taste of the sweet malt dominates.

St. Arnold Bock is a clean- tasting brew that offers a good flavor that is generally satisfying, even if not very adventurous or memorable. It is made in the German bock tradition and it contains no ingredients other than the basics: Malted barley, hops, yeast, and water.

This beer is a little milder than some of the classic bocks on the market and its taste tends toward the sweet side. The aroma of bread and grains is enticing, but the taste that follows is milder than you might expect. Not to say that this is a bad beer because it isn't. It is actually a good bock beer, even if it doesn't rank close to the world's finest.

St. Arnild offers many seasonals and this is one of the brewery's good, but not necessarily great seasnal products. Still, it is worth the occasional sample and it does have enough positive qualities to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 05:38:56 | More by BryanCarey
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Saint Arnold Spring Bock from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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