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Bock De Joliette - Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

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77
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 19.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2003

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L alchimiste Bock de Joliette Micro Brasserie.

The look of it. Very clear. Orange red color to it. Light carbonation. I love the carbonation to it. Many little bubble going up with 1 finger of head that stays.

The smell of it. A bit disappointed tho. Some hops with a bit of corniness to it.

The taste of it: Orange, very sweet malt. A bit of watery taste on the after taste .
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure ! You can t go wrong with a Micro beer. If yo see it on special you get a good deal and grad your hands on.

Photo of Socialiste
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Iz-GOod
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of groleau
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of wizo
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Vices & Versa.

Burnished amber colour, clear, with steady bead. Head is off-white, just a rim. Bit strong-looking, but OK.

Smells malty, sweet. Brown sugar, molasses with a touch of diacetyl. Maybe underattenuated as well. Bit simple, not a lot of nuance to it.

Tastes milky, creamy, lots of toffee with creme Anglaise and orange peel. Quite peppery on the back, kiss of booze and a bit of Grand Marnier.

Fluid, seems a little warm but nice crisp backing up.

Not a bad bock, I guess, but I have had more interesting heavier beers.

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of jpworld
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks coppery but yet very clear and transparent. Nice little head for a while. Not much lacing. Looked appetizing.

S: Smelt good. Bready smell to it.

T: Once again very bready/yeasty smell to it. Kind of watery with very upfront sweet malts. Not much bitterness but that's to be expected of the style.

M: Crisp enough. Meduim body and went down pretty smooth. Carbonation was mild and not to thick.

Overall: It was a decent beer. First Bock I've ever sampled. I wasn't super shocked or impressed but it was okay. I gave it a 3.5 because its more flavorful than your average macro but it wasn't really my thing. Might be the style or just the beer itself i dunno. While it was good I probably wouldn't buy it again but I probably will be on the lookout for more bocks to compare this too.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Molson2000
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Melomanemusher
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of rale
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of clesius
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of chefelf
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think I have the right one here. The one I have just says "La Bock" on the label and doesn't match the one pictured here. It seems like this brewery changes their labels around a bit.

It poured a nice dark amber color with not very much head at all. I found the beer to be enjoyable though I'm not very familiar with the bock style.

The reviews look a little inconsistent and there was some talk about maybe the batches varying in flavor. Mine was pretty good so either my tastes are different or I got lucky with this one.

Photo of ctgui
2.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in a mug. Reviewing from notes. 11/08

A- Dark Amber colored. Small 1 finger off-white head that fell quickly to almost nothing. No lacing.

S- Sweet malt is upfront. Caramel. A little fruit also.

T- Caramel malt and fruits are present, but too faint. Not too much alcohol…

F- Medium mouthfeel with some carbonation.

D- It’s an easy drinker, but lacks in taste for the style. I do not plan on having more of those any time soon.

Photo of Jwale73
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Thirstybird for bringing this back across the border. Served at 53 degrees in a pilsener glass. Pours a translucent amber with a half inch, frothy, off-white head. Head eventually settles into an 1/8th inch consistent skim - no lacing on this one. Nose expresses caramel malt, dark fruit (raisins and prunes) and an earthy/grainy quality. Taste is consistent with nose, but comes off really quite dull and watered down. There's also a faint metallic character interspersed, but not particularly prominent. Flavors open up a bit more as the brew warms. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively, almost gassy carbonation. Overall, a somewhat lackluster bock.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- vigorous pour yields a good two fingers of head. Nice clear amber with lots of carbonation bubbles rising. Bad head retention.

S- Smells both good and bad. Good like caramel and alcohol. Bad like metal and wet cardboard. Hops are a tiny bit onion-ish

T- Same as smell. After-taste ressembles that of a Molson ex but with a nicer, cleaner sweetness and bitterness.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Dry.

D- Good. Refreshing.Flavorful enough (not all good flavours though). Definitely not delicious but I'd drink a 6-pack.

No real need to purchase this unless it's in the mixed-pack.

Photo of spinrsx
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear amber colour with an average size off-white fizzy head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing. There really isn't much lacing and the head was gone in a flash.

Smell - metallic, lemon, malts, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a near average amount of carbonation and feels and tastes slightly watery. The flavour that is there consists of malts, lemons, creating a somewhat rusty flavour. There is also a slightly metallic taste. The beer finishes with a biscuit/lemon bitter aftertaste.

Drink - I've had a few beers from Quebec which have a flavour similar to this one. It doesn't really do it for me.. It's not awful; just not my thing.

Photo of Otterburn
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color, low carbonation, small white head

Smell; Malty and caramel

Taste: smooth amber, caramel and malt very small bitterness, almost none,

Mouthfeel: a little bit dry, kind of mellow aftertaste,caramel again

DRinkability: nice amber bock, smooth, taste good
mellow for 6%

Photo of Derek
1.58/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

On this damp, rainy evening I felt like a bock. This one isn't it either.

A: Surprisingly clear, copper-orange hue with a light tan head, very little retention, no lacing.

S: Chocolate & fruit with a slightly sour, grainy astringency.

T: Chocolate covered cherries (I'm being kind) with a light tartness, grainy, modest bitterness. The cardboard & vegetal flavours are obvious imperfections and the lingering aftertaste gives me convulsive shakes.

M: Light to moderate body is over-carbonated.

D: I could choke it back if I had to, but the rest of this is going down the drain.

The ratings are all over the place for this. Is it really that inconsistent or is there a house infection that causes it to SEVERELY degrade with time?

I don't think they could've bottled it in this condition, and the label does have numbers to indicate the date, but nothing is marked. I wasted my money on this, so the review stands.

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Bock De Joliette from Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
77 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.