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Dominion Big Thaw Bock - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Big Thaw BockDominion Big Thaw Bock

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%


Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
As the chill of winter melts away, a new, lush world is revealed. Brewed with 100% malted barley and authentic german noble hops our Maibock is a perfect companion for the season of Spring.

(Beer added by: CuriousMonk on 02-05-2011)
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biteme398

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-21-2012 01:58:38 | More by biteme398
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-22-2013 16:57:28 | More by InspectorBob
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-15-2013 16:52:33 | More by twenty5
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-14-2013 23:06:22 | More by HarmonMW
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Dully

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18%

02-26-2013 13:29:30 | More by Dully
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-10-2013 03:22:43 | More by rorjets
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-19-2012 03:11:20 | More by cliff1066
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Honeycutt

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-14-2012 20:41:32 | More by Honeycutt
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pma7779

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-06-2012 00:09:12 | More by pma7779
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-08-2012 22:45:38 | More by boudreaux
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-14-2012 20:15:57 | More by THECPJ
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-14-2012 04:28:28 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mactrail

California

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big golden amber brew with a nice foamy cap in the tall tulip. Nice nose of flowery hops and a hint of carnations.

Rather sweet as you'd expect. Sprightly carbonation but kind of a flat mouthfeel. On the heavier side, and seems stronger than the ABV. Rather sharp and a little woody. Malty and buttery as it warms up. Strong and sweet, but that's the style. Clean and well made.

From the 12 oz bottle purchased at the pretentious market by George Washington University.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 03:14:29 | More by mactrail
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a tan color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and hops. Taste is a bit hoppy for the style, malts are there, well balanced, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 19:42:20 | More by tone77
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-30-2012 23:18:04 | More by amstokesdb9
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden transparent body with bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Thick off-white head.

S- Light malt aroma with some citrus/tropic fruit notes. Fresh grass/straw also in the nose.

T- Malt is in balance with the fruity taste, somewhat of an apricot flavor.

M- Smooth creamy body with good carbonation.

O- Very good representation of the style with a lot of springtime flavors.'

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 21:31:57 | More by stephenjmoore
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LambicKing

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-20-2012 02:26:43 | More by LambicKing
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a orange yellow color with a one inch head that falls to a spotty foam.

Smell: caramel sweetness and a bit of hop bitterness.

Taste: moderate malt base with caramel, light fruit sweetness, a bit of earthiness, and a mild hop presence.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a nice bock beer that has enough malty goodness to keep it interesting. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 00:21:10 | More by Gavage
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First surprise is not many reviews as this ones been on the shelf since January. Second it's its a damn drinkable bock!

A - Looks like a bock it's a bit lighter amber color with a 1/4 inch of tan head.

S - Smells of citrus hops, mild malts mostly caramel and some roast.

T - Taste is just a slightly hoppier than your average day bock but it's damn good overall.

M - Puzzled how it's almost 8% when I figured it was 5 or even 6%. Little alcohol and a medium body.

Overall not something I would seek out again but not a bad crafted bock. Heck even 4 months lager delivering a good head!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 05:07:57 | More by DrDemento456
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-07-2012 22:15:07 | More by GoodOmens1986
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the dulles taproom.

Appearance: pours a golden clear amber with a finger of fluffy off white head and good retention.

Smell: spiice and fruit, sweet malt and some banana.

Taste: spice and banana, quite sweet from the grain, sweet spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: the banana was nice, good and i would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 00:00:34 | More by oline73
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-29-2012 00:21:03 | More by Bubbalito
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msh4k3

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in Chalice
bottled 3/15/12

A. A very filtered copper orange. 1 inch head fades to a soapy build up on top.

S. Little citrusy notes from the hops and little pear notes. Not as fragrant as I would like in a beer.

T. Bitterness from hops leads to pear like flavor then to the barley malts.

M. Kind of creamy very light easy drinking.

O. Pretty refreshing beer for the season. When i think of bocks I think of the smoky dark hearty beer. This is a style i'd like to dabble in!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 05:26:18 | More by msh4k3
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JonesD


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-25-2012 14:07:22 | More by JonesD
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Jfowler05

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

04-23-2012 18:00:58 | More by Jfowler05
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Dominion Big Thaw Bock from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.