Rye-Bock - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 7.08%
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

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(Beer added by: liamt07 on 02-02-2014)
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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from the LCBO this past summer.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, creamy white head with good retention. Head fades to a full foam cap. Clear amber orange with minimal levels of carbonation evident. A half wisp remains and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee, white bread and some floral hop notes. Medium strength.

TASTE: Malty beginning with bread, caramel and light floral hops. Medium and lingering finish of sweet caramel, toffee flavors, some grainy notes and floral bitterness. Perhaps a touch too grainy for my tastes, but plenty flavorful.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes slightly dry. Full and creamy feel. Good stuff here.

OVERALL: This is a solid beer for sure. The grainy qualities are not always up my alley, but for the Maibock style, this is fine effort. Unfortunately the nose is a little less forthcoming than the flavor is, but that’s a minor point of critique. Worth checking out if you’re a fan of the style. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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.


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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Rye-Bock from Cameron's Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.