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Saint Arnold Spring Bock - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 10
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:
No notes at this time.

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

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-18-2014 01:04:15 | More by SicemWT
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kojevergas

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -26.9%

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and branded red twist-off pressure cap acquired at my local H-E-B grocery and served into a Spaten stangenglas in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I'm in the mood for a bock.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head of off-white colour. Disappointingly thin; a bit weak looking - especially for a bock. Lacks creaminess and doesn't appear full. Head retention is poor - it recedes inside 20 seconds. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a transparent translucent copper-amber of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particles/sediment is visible. Appears adequately carbonated.

Overall, it's a bit underwhelming for a bock. A bock is a strong filling quenching style of beer, and this doesn't look like the kind of beer that could sustain a monk for a couple months of fasting.

Sm: Caramalt. Faint bready character. Biscuity. It's got a nice sweetness to it and a distinctive German yeast character.

No hop profile is noticeable. No alcohol is detectable.

A pleasant if painfully simple aroma of average strength. The artificial sweetness has me worried this might have a flavour profile with notes of malt extract or even candi sugar.

T/Mf: Caramalt, biscuit malt, bready malts. Ample amounts of residual sugars. Even a bit of crystal malt, methinks.

No hop profile, yeast character, or alcohol comes through.

It's painfully simple and lacks the strong filling presence of a good bock. Smooth, wet, and surprisingly light on the palate. Weak and thin - the opposite of what you want in a bock. Lacks body. Balance is decent and there's fair cohesion, but this isn't a gestalt, intricate, nuanced, or subtle build. Average duration and intensity of flavour. Below average depth of flavour.

Carbonation is adequate. I'm tempted to call this water. The mouthfeel is way off the mark.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or rough.

Dr: One of the weakest lightest bocks I've come across. Not sure what they were going for, but this is way off-base. I'd caution friends or trade partners from buying it. Even a cursory glance at the style's origins would inform one as to what's missing here. I definitely wouldn't get this again. Maybe German styles just aren't Saint Arnold's strong suit?

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02-17-2014 03:05:45 | More by kojevergas
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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Saint Arnold Spring Bock from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.