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Saint Arnold Spring Bock - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-24-2003)
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4.93/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this one on tap at the flying saucer, Came out in a pint glass,Poured an amber color with a 2 finger beige head. The smell was malty with a hint of bread crust. The taste was malt, bread and just a hint of honey after taste. The mouthfeel was not as light, a bit bitter in the end. But overall this beer was very very enjoyable. I hope to find this for some home consumption. A great seasonal bock to enjoy

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of miket163
4.58/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful reddish-brown into a pint glass with a fluffy tan head. Killer lacing that stick to the glass!

smell: Smell is very malty, with a sweet floral hop like character. Excellent nose!

taste: Very malty brew! Sweet malt flavour, with a chocolate like note. Slight hop bitterness, but it does not get in the way of the malts.

very clean finish, nice carbonation, and very smooth. A great Bock!

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jordanmills
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks golden with a little red in it. Smells of lots of flavor, light but complex - almost citrusy, can't quite put my finger on it. Tastes sweet and heavy, what I smelled came back for more. Heavier on the tongue than I would have expected, given the color, but right for a bock. Carbonated just right. I probably couldn't drink as much of this in one sitting as I want - our Texas spring is like everyone else's deep summer, I imagine this would be a lot better in a cooler evening after some hard labor in the sun.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a hard beer to pin down. Saint Arnold Spring Bock has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a bubbly, clear, amber appearance. The aroma is a bit unusual with sweetness, syrup, stinging something, and a dough smell of some sort. Taste is likewise odd, with unsalted cracker, medium-roasted barley malt, bitterness, and lots of alcohol forward in the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, and Saint Arnold Spring Bock finishes pretty crisp, dry, and refreshing. Even though it’s a weird beer, with slight ale body characteristics, I really am enjoying it, and I suggest you try it.


Photo of Higravity
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this at in the box outside my door temp ~ 50F. Into my Troegenator mug I gave it a stiff pour which produced a heady beer with a nice amber shine body. Smells like a very light cream caramel with a touch of citrus spice. Beautiful taste very delicate but sure, sticky malt but thin enough with just enough alcohol to make sure it is not cloy. Great mouthfeel and very drinkable.

Photo of Ford
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

This is probably my favorite beer from Saint Arnold... it's a bock.. with an incredible freshness to it... flowery.. sure.. some fruit.. a bit...

Just a great beer and one I look forward to every Spring when it is released.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark, clear, cherry/brown color with orange/yellow edges. OK head

S- St. Arnold always pleases in this department. Loads of specialty malts with caramel flavors in front

T- Taste is noticeably more hoppy then the smell would lead one to believe. Floral, spicy, Saaz/Hallertau hopping goes excellently with the slightly sweet malting. Good flavor in respect to balance.
Overall caramel and whole-grain bread flavor.

M- Feel is what I expect from a high quality bock. Clean and refreshing, yet pleasantly full-bodied

D- Very drinkable for elevated ABV

Photo of ppoitras
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle from assurbanipaul as part of Too Much Beer (2MB) BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a scant 1/4" beige head over the clear copper brew. Head fades down to a film of small bubbles pretty quick, but with ample lacing. Aroma is a bag of grain, with plenty of fruitiness. Taste is great maltiness, the tinges of fruit in the middle, with a slightly gritty close. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is very nice. Mmm, bock.

Photo of Clonies720
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light copper brownish color. Thin ring of head

S: Rich malty goodness. Bready. Slightly grainy

T: Caramel. Slight astringency.

Mouth...Aw heck I can't finish this review. It's not a real traditional bock, but it's a good interpretation of it to me. Absolutely delicious and refreshing on a hot Texas day.

Photo of HardTarget
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Rich toasted malt aroma with slight hints of alcohol. I also get a hint of coriander
Appearance: Lovely red-amber with orange edges. Light coming through it is deep red. Subdued carbonation, head died out quickly as it often will in a bock, but a fresh burst of bubbles greeted every tip of the glass.
Flavor: Deep malt backbone that slowly fades to a nice bitter end. I get the wet wood, coffee and spice other reviews noted, but not much of the caramel. All the flavors are well integrated. Having tasted Salvator Dopplebock recently, I find similarities between the two beers, but this bock is much lighter and thinner than it’s dopple German cousin.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a touch of chew and a thick coat that slowly fades like a good dream.
Overall Impression: While others have stated that this isn’t their best brew, I think that says more for the quality of their other offerings. I found this quite enjoyable and drinkable. It’s heavy enough for one to scratch my beer itch, but I’ll be bock for more (sorry). Recommended.

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Saint Arnold Spring Bock from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.