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Schell's Bock - August Schell Brewing Company

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85
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Each year the promise of spring was confirmed as the first keg of Schell's Bock rolled onto waiting delivery wagons. And since 1860, Schell's Bock has continued in the true German tradition. Completely reformulated for 2009, Schell's Bock has replaced Caramel Bock as our late winter seasonal. Brewed with a harmonious blend of 10 different types of malt and noble hops, Schell's Bock is fermented slowly, and then lagered for an extended period of time to ensure a smooth finish. Perfect for passing even the coldest winter day.

This dark amber colored beer sports a robust malt character.

(Beer added by: garymuchow on 02-07-2009)
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -12.6%

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Aroma came across as mildly stale. Initial taste had a really nice bock flavoring
(the right balance of malts and very low hop bitterness). Some "irony" taste evident that
eventually dissipated. Nice copper color and a good foam head. Very smooth and easy
drinking bock. This was definitely much better than I was expecting.

mncoinman, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

enelson, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

jjunit, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ovaltine, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

gunterheidrich, Jul 21, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 7/7/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a deep amber in color with a good finger of a off-white head that settles back down to just along the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of sweet malts and caramel for the most part. The taste has even more going on with the sweet & caramel malts coming together nicely with a hint of spice. Goes down very easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Perfect carbonation. A great brew!

BeerWithMike, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

BrianPlatz, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

einman, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

zestar, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Ristaccia, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SteamPilot, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Ish1, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

DaftPatrick, Mar 14, 2014
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TIMMA87698, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SD-Alefan, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

yanosh, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cmwilliq, Feb 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense and soapy, tan-hued head that has impressive persistence and laces readily. Sweet malt aroma with a slightly spicy hoppiness. Crystal clear burnt umber. Sweet malt, toasted malt, warming booze, and a faint hoppiness in the background. Moves into a low-medium hoppiness, gets a little spicy, even. Then the finish is toasted malt and faint biscuit.

This is pretty nice, it's very toasted-malt-forward, and I like that. Slight hop spice, and not too sweet. And, of course, it has that velvety smooth German lager mouthfeel.

TheSSG, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sgttibbs, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

HoistinBrews, Jan 26, 2014
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Schell's Bock from August Schell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.