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Saint Arnold Spring Bock - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Premo88

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: burnt orange, crystal clear, pretty awesome tan head full and 1 inch thick; head sadly dissipates quickly and next to no lacing; but the pour is a good one, nice show

S: sweet malt and good yeast beer smell; floral at first ... in fact, that first whiff is great. as i work through it, can almost smell the alcohol (?) ... still, a really good smell.

T: medicinal ... sadly, to a fault. it kills me to give Saint Arnold a bad score, but this taste seems to lack so much; it doesn't taste like it smells to me. there's a slight nuttiness and a sweetness in there somewhere, but not much of it, and the finish is very bland. some grain (?).

F: solid, good weight, mouth-filling carbonation

O: hard for me to review to style because I've had so few bocks. but overall, i'm not a big fan. it looks good, smells good, tastes a little too mediciny and bland with nothing good taking over. it's a balanced bland.

FOOD NOTE: this thing really sweetens and opens up when I drink it with food. I'm not big on pairing food with beer, but this particular brew and a happy accident showed me how sometimes a proper food pairing can help bring out the good flavor notes in the beer -- anything salty seems to help this beer's taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 23:12:35 | More by Premo88
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Saint Arnold Spring Bock from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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