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Huber Bock Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

srohrer, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Gobearswalter34, Aug 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.9%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Hendrick24, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of a touch of cocoa/chocolate with a slightly metallic tinge. A hint of vague hops are there, as is some dark grain.

The taste is of cocoa - slightly metallic. Not too sweet. It has a balanced, abrupt finish. Not much flavor. It almost seems like it goes towards a doppelbock, but a thin one.

Although thin, it's not watery or too fizzy. Although not particularly creamy, either. Still, it's easy on the tongue.

Not bad. A decent dark bock.

jwc215, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Akrueg7272, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Lgarciaosuna, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Cthulhu
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Cthulhu, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

TheDoctor, Jan 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Eaglefan344, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.26/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

16oz can from a tour of the Minhas Brewery (I will not contribute to their dilution of the word "craft" by including it in their name).
Poured into a shaker pint; darker reddish-brown with a medium off-white head that fades quickly into a spotty topping of foam.
Smells surprisingly promising; metallic darker malt, although there is a worrisome odd sweet scent at the end.
Taste starts off alright, but things go bad quickly. Starts off with darker robust malt, but immediately devolves into sickly sweet grain and sugar. It's like drinking the milk left over from a bowl of raisin bran.
Mouthfeel is thin.
Overall, I didn't expect much and I wasn't wrong. My first drain pour.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Dec 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

speedvagen, Dec 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

tgraven, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

koes0024, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
2.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz glass at the nascent brewery in Calgary.

This beer appears a clear dark cola amber colour, with one fat finger of foamy, sort of creamy beige head, which leaves a consistent wall of iceberg cliff lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of mildly roasted, somewhat nutty caramel malt, a bit of stony minerals, and very faint earthy, leafy hops. The taste is moderately sour, thin caramel malt, some stale bar top nuts, a bit of cheap rum-esque alcohol warming, and musty dead earth hops.

The bubbles are pretty inert, and hardly noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth with a tacky add-on. It finishes nearly sweet, the strangled caramel malt aided by an emerging stale orchard fruitiness.

A rather plain and sketchy bock - the edginess just isn't there - and the slight off-flavours are thusly accentuated. Not altogether undrinkable, just wholly unremarkable for the style, once again.

biboergosum, Aug 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Dactrius, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Murphious
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a cola color, 1 finger of head. Has a mild toasty, not burnt, aroma. A caramel flavor with some chocolate notes. It has a very smooth and bitter sweet finish. Probably one of the more drinkable bocks I have ever had. I have tried to find it again but must have been a one-off for my local store. A shame...

Murphious, May 29, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts, a hint of chocolate. Taste is the same, malty, chocolate, slightly sweet, not what I expected. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, which considering the brewer, is saying a lot.

tone77, Apr 13, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Too right, it's from a CAN! I am the first and it came to me in support of The CANQuest courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77. At first, I wondered why he did not review it from a CAN first and then I realized that he is a much wiser lad than I will ever be. It's a Minhas product (not a beer, per se) and we all know what that gets us.

It's a busy 16-oz. Rexam CAN that does its level best to obscure its origin. From said CAN: "Brewing Excellence Since 1845"; "From the Oldest Brewery in the Midwest"; "Craft Brewed and Enjoyed Since 1845"; "Why Craft Beer in a CAN? C[AN]s go where glass [CAN]'t such as stadiums, parking lots, parks, golf courses, lakes, boats and beaches. C[AN]s are eco-friendly as they require less energy to produce, ship, chill and recycle. C[AN]s have Keg-like quality as they won't let in light or air - always keeping beer pure and fresh."; "Premium beer serve chilled at 3 C/38 F"; "Pour [CAN]tents in frosted glass. Enjoy!"; "Bock in German means Goat"; "We have been brewing Bock beer for well over 100 years. We are the oldest brewery in North America still making great tasting smooth Bock beer."; "Huber Bock has a pronounced malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the clean, crisp, moderate hop bitterness."; "'All Trademarks and Designs are the property of Mountain Crest SRL'".

The Crack revealed some brown foam that was eager to escape its metallic CANfines and I decided to unleash the beast. The aggro Glug got a fine cascading action going and I was CANtent to sit back and watch the show. This was actually starting to look like it might be drinkable! I had close to three fingers of dense, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was a deep-brown with ruby highlights and NE-quality clarity. Did somebody make a mistake and make an actual beer at that swill factory? Nose was rich with caramel and chocolate malts and although I am not into sweet beers, there was no way that I was going to dun them for it. Mouthfeel was medium-to full and the taste was milk chocolaty, very tasty, almost like a chocolate milkshake. Finish was likewise quite sweet, reducing its drinkability for me, but a minor point. This disappoints me in the same way that the beers that come out of the Sandlot at Coors Field disappoint me - if you are capable of making something decent, then why do you waste your time brewing rubbish? Color this one Worth a Try.

woodychandler, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

bozodogbreath, Apr 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

smogfood, Feb 13, 2013
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Huber Bock Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.