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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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Gavage

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Maryland

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Michigan

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!

Serving type: bottle

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


4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-23-2012 18:00:58 | More by Jfowler05
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MasterQ

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-23-2012 01:35:44 | More by MasterQ
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2012 01:19:16 | More by dugly2ugly
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2012 02:04:15 | More by avisong
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-18-2012 22:26:18 | More by cbyrd4088
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2012 18:40:04 | More by mfigueroa713
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2012 03:50:34 | More by PGVG
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2012 00:02:47 | More by Profchaos20
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: 01/16/12; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch off-white creamy head with decent retention; Orange hued amber in color with a semi-hazy appearance and some floating sediment; Spotty lacing left behind

S - Notes of clove, esters, sweet citrusy lemon, and floral/spicy hops - nice invitation to take a sip

T - Lots of yeasty and fresh baked bread flavors accompanied by cereal and grains, esters, lemon zest, and a bit of spice; Aftertaste consists of lingering yeast and spice flavors; Alcohol briefly pokes through towards the beginning of the taste, but then disappears for good

M - Carbonation is a bit below moderate; Medium bodied; Finish is a bit dry

O - This beer seemed like a good choice for a day like today - chilly in the morning with comfortable warmth coming in the afternoon. This particular maibock wasn't one to break any ground, but it's certainly very drinkable and refreshing, and a solid brew to go along with the young Spring season.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 15:24:05 | More by TechTriumph
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-28-2012 05:21:10 | More by RoryOMoore
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Off tap at the Washington Dulles airport (concourse A, for the curious) this beer was a clear, 24k gold with a little rising carbonation. The one finger of white head retained itself as a delicate but firm collar. The aroma was of caramel malt, boozy alcohol, dry grains and slightly floral hops. Upon tasted it I detected sweet malt, caramel malt, biscuits, some diacetyl, floral hops and a hint of both herbal and citrus hops. The hoppy finish at the end was stronger than I expected and it threw me off, almost as though it had been influenced by a West Coast IPA. The mouthfeel was good, the body was medium and the carbonation light.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 18:17:25 | More by thekevlarkid
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a little red tint. A two finger head forms on top, made up of small bubbles. Decent retention, leaving behind ringlets of thin lacing.

S: Toasted grain and bready malt with a little bit of citrus mixed in. A little bit of grass and a floral component.

T: Some bready malt initially, a little bit of citrus follows - some lemon peel, grass, and floral hops. Some light fruit as well - banana.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Would not guess it was 7.5%.

O: Solid beer, not spectacular, but pretty good. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:37:43 | More by mdaschaf
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brewandstew

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-10-2012 19:22:40 | More by brewandstew
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-03-2012 23:25:53 | More by Hanzo
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-14-2011 23:20:02 | More by ROGUE16
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EastCoastHawkeye

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 15:44:12 | More by EastCoastHawkeye
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-21-2011 00:04:02 | More by cfinch2
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sobeleg

New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%

11-17-2011 00:14:20 | More by sobeleg
Dominion Big Thaw Bock from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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