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Rye-Bock - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 02-02-2014)
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WeizenMike, Sep 24, 2014
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Devon_, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Purchased at the LCBO for a goodly $7.00 or so 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A-4.0- Opens well pouring an ok head that lasts a few minutes. Fairly dark gold.

S- 3.75- Lots of malt but lacks anything else save some sugar

T- 3.75- Pretty good malt and rye backbone. Definitely has a rye base as it is very heavy

M- 4.0- Ok and heavy which is what we should have in a rye based beer

O- 3.83- This is what the score should really be... Bring back the old way of scoring

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with...... BBQ steak with roast vegetables.

Enjoy

DaveBar, Sep 14, 2014
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Sercoli, Sep 07, 2014
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Bf_89, Aug 14, 2014
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Jotora, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

irishkyle21, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CRObighit2, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

NightINgale, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

WeissBoy, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Perhaps a tad late for the Spring bock season, but that's apparently my happy problem to deal with, sigh!

This beer pours a glassy, medium bronzed amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of densely foamy, frothy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bushy vista of overgrown shrubbery lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of fruity apple and pear concentrate, bready caramel malt, a touch of hard toffee, faint spicy grain notes (wherefore art thou, rye of the grain bill?), a hint of muddled black fruit, and ethereal leafy, earthy hops. The taste is gritty bready, doughy caramel malt, toffee pudding, mixed orchard fruit - a bit of apple, some tart plum, and a suggestion of late-harvest red wine grapes - a still rather underwhelming rye grain spiciness (normally a pro for me, but here it seems like a con), dry black peppercorn, and tame earthy, leafy, and mildly grassy hops.

The bubbles are definitely present, and in a pleasantly genial, frizzante manner, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, a slight flinty measure arising, one that seems ineffectual, and even copacetic to our current situation. It finishes off-dry, the still only rye-flecked caramel malt keeping up the bready biscuit guise, while the spice limps along, and the understated hops keep on keepin' on.

For a purported 'Rye-Bock', this falls unfortunately flat, as the rye informs oh so very little on both the general and specific bearings of this beer. So I guess that it's a good thing that I'm judging the proverbial book not by its cover, but by what's inside - this is a very enjoyable, biscuity, grainy, and well-balanced, um, bock, with more ESB leanings, as opposed to the typical Teutonic strong lager boozy notes. Works for me.

biboergosum, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

andrenaline, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Molson2000, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

WillAndSarah, May 20, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO and served slightly chilled; bottled Feb. 7 2014. I didn't hop onto the bock bandwagon for many years, until a few months ago when I started to gain more of an appreciation for the variants of this style.

Pours a bright golden-amber colour, topped with just over one finger of lumpy, sparkling off-white head that recedes gradually. It eventually settles into a thin cap and messy collar with lace. The aroma is quite subdued, with some bready malt sweetness, butterscotch and sultana raisin and a touch of rye spice.

Fairly light tasting for a bock, with grainy malts and bread crusts that lead into a light apple fruitiness. The rye is light but noticeable, providing an additional spice toward the finish, which is (unusually for the style) dominated by a grassy, peppery bitterness. Kind of dry and astringent, like nut/almond skins in the aftertaste; not lingering long but virtually demanding another sip to soak the palate. On the light side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation that provides an appropriate bite.

Final Grade: 3.78, a respectable B+. Cameron's has had a lot of success with the use of rye in their beers, and Rye Bock is no exception. This is a straightforward, dangerously drinkable strong lager that nicely balances its malt sweetness with the use of spicy rye and hops. One of the first light (7% or less) bocks that I would consider worthy of regular re-purchasing. Between this, Amsterdam's Spring Bock and Creemore's UrBock, it seems Ontario is definitely not lacking in the serviceable bock department.

thehyperduck, May 12, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml bottle to a pint glass.

A: pours amber gold with a decent two finger head that has good retention. As the head broke it left some lacing behind and an island of bubbles.

S: malts and some spices. Pretty tame.

T: rye, malts, some spice and a bitter finish.

M: medium/low carbonation with a flat feel.

O: an okay beer, but not one I will revisit. I really don't feel the rye adds anything to this beer and may in fact take away from it.

polloenfuego, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Hoppy_McGee, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Mack, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of hopsolutely
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright copper colour with small-bubbled effervescence. The minimal white head disappears quickly, but does leave some lacing down the glass. All in all this is a good looking beer.

The aroma holds a muted graininess that doesn't tie in particularly well with either the bock or rye elements. In taste the standard malt-forward "bock" is prevalent in the forefront, with a nice transition to the rye elements in the body and a respectable bitterness in the finish. The rye adds a nice balance and some depth.

hopsolutely, Apr 19, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $6.45 CDN. Served we'll chilled into a pint glass.

Appearance- nice clear copper color with one finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Few bubbles rise to surface. Small amount of soapy residue remains.

Smell - slightly roasted aroma, but not a lot in terms of other aromas, noticeably bland in the nose.

Taste - pleasant light roasted rye flavour with some spicy flavors on the back end. Bit of a biscuity and slightly bitter mixture for the most part with some alcohol flavours too. Interesting but not as flavourful as expected. Some molasses sweetness there too.

Mouthfeel- smooth feel slightly dry finish and lowish carbonation.

Overall- it's a good beer, but I figured this would have a little more pop, flavour and be more exciting. Still work trying at least once.

DenisKolkin, Apr 19, 2014
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Rye-Bock from Cameron's Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.