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Dominion Big Thaw Bock - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Honeycutt, Sunday at 09:41 PM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

pma7779, Monday at 01:09 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

boudreaux, Sunday at 11:45 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

THECPJ, Thursday at 09:15 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DrunkinYogi, Thursday at 05:28 AM
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

mactrail, Friday at 04:14 AM
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

tone77, Tuesday at 08:42 PM
Photo of amstokesdb9
3.25/5  rDev -11%

amstokesdb9, Thursday at 12:18 AM
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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.'

stephenjmoore, Monday at 10:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

LambicKing, Sunday at 03:26 AM
Photo of Gavage
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Gavage, Thursday at 01:21 AM
Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

DrDemento456, Tuesday at 06:07 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

GoodOmens1986, Monday at 11:15 PM
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

oline73, Tuesday at 01:00 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bubbalito, Sunday at 01:21 AM
Photo of msh4k3
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
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!

msh4k3, Saturday at 06:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

JonesD, Wednesday at 03:07 PM
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Jfowler05, Monday at 07:00 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MasterQ, Monday at 02:35 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dugly2ugly, Sunday at 02:19 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

cbyrd4088, Wednesday at 11:26 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Dominion Big Thaw Bock from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.