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Huber Bock Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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73
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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Reviews by A60sburnout:
Photo of A60sburnout
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

A60sburnout, Dec 23, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is just about the single greatest really cheap beer, i.e. $10 for a case of bottles.

Pours a dark, bubbly auburn-garnet with a thin dark khaki head with solid retention and light lacing.

Aroma is cookies, sweet breads, fruit cakes, dark chocolate malts, caramel and butter. Light on all accounts.

Taste: Sweet and very malty. Mildly oxidized. Caramel and bread. Hints of brown sugar. Dry hopped finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp. Slightly on the sweet side.

Drinkability: Exceptionally sessionable. Possibly a good breakthrough beer for BMC drinkers.

Much better than many, many bocks from brew pubs and hoity-toity craft breweries.

DaPeculierDane, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of Rifrafboy
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours like a decent porter with good lacing, nice white head when served warmer. Smell is of dark malts, clean but a little medicine like. Taste is crisp, being hoppy for a dark beer. Strong taste of roasted malt, but with a smooth finish. Overall, this drinks like a beer of a much higher price. Bold, yet refreshing. This sells for $6.99 a case in Minnesota.

Rifrafboy, Nov 30, 2006
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.26/5  rDev -27.1%
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
Photo of ADR
2.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Obtainable in a large case of returnables...

Clear reddish brown color with a refuge head of medium-sized bubbles. Incomplete and thin ring laces. Reserved aroma, barest sense of a burned diacetyl, almost like movie popcorn. Rather thin impression, tea-like, a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar on the tongue with a drawn-out and similar aftertaste. A little papery oxidation. Not particularly good, the rest of the case goes to the next party I go to. I'm not sure how this differs from the Berghoff Bock the company puts out at greater cost.

ADR, Apr 27, 2003
Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

richkrull, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
2.76/5  rDev -11%
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 07, 2013
Photo of soper2000
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'll keep this short and sweet.
Picked up in another mixed six pack. Fairly simplistic beer. Pours a deep dark brown with a minimal off white head that vanishes in no time. Smell is very faint, almost non existent. What does pop up is some sweet malts. Taste is very... Well, I never thought that i'd describe a taste this way, but it is very watery. (btw the mouthfeel matches). There is a little bit of roasted sweetness to this though. I've had better in my days and I highly doubt that this will warrant a future pickup from me.

soper2000, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of ChopperSmith
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden/amber in color. Had a nice foamy off-white head that retained nicely and left good lacing as it receded to a nice frothy cap.

Smell: Sweet and malty with hints of caramel and wheat. Little hops detected.

Taste: As it smells, sweet and flavors of dark caramel and vanilla. There was a nice little hops bite on the finish.

Mouth feel: Creamy and smooth, with good carbonation.

Drinkability: A good well-balanced example of a Bock beer. very drinkable and I could easily session this beer when I'm in the mood for Bock's. A nice find in Wisconsin.

ChopperSmith, May 11, 2010
Photo of pmcadamis
3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - This mahogany brew is darker than I expected, and its topped with a nice little cap of beige foam. Ruby red highlights appear near the edges of the glass, and some nice lace sticks around.

S - Toasted nuts, toasted coconut, campfire-burnt marshmallow, and a hint of bitter baker's chocolate. Smells amazing.

T - Big on the toasted coconut and hazelnut notes. I can taste some serious smoke going on here... almost rauchbier-like in nature. There is a bit of soy-sauce off flavor in the background, but its not offensive enough to detract much from the really nice flavors that remind me of dinner time at the campground.

M - On the light side of medium bodied, but not thin by any means. Lean and ripped is what I'd call it. This has quite a bit of carbonation, and that helps keep it lively.

D - Damn good beer! I thought that this was a lower-quality local thing, but I've very pleasantly surprised! I found a 12-pack of this for a song at a local joint, and I'm totally going back for more... can't pass up deals like these. Good beer at a good price is harder and harder to come by these days.

pmcadamis, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of swamiswamu
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark caramel with a slowly dissapating tan head. The smell is all malt and so is the taste. It is a very straight forward bock, with caramel malt dominating and not muchh hops to speak of. It isn't a spectucular beer but I have a lot of respect for this long running regional.

swamiswamu, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of Fr0stb1te
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Fr0stb1te, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of GeoffRizzo
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown hue, thin and quickly diminishing head, a decent aroma of malts and some chocolate. Up front, rather thin, some caramel and roasted malty taste, yet they seem to diminish throughout. Some bready and toasty notes, yet they never develop. Finishes on the papery and rustic side. Very little flavoring or character, overall, just average.

GeoffRizzo, Oct 26, 2003
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a flute glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a clear and very dark and rusty copper with a half of an inch of creamy looking and loosely bubbled dark sandy head, decent amount of carbonation bubbling up in nice little ropes up the side of the glass. Decent lacing if only the beer looked a bit darker and the head didn't fade away so fast.

S: Very sweet and syrupy dextrose aroma, like a light mixture of caramel brown sugar and chocolate, pretty strong in the aroma department but not overpowering.

T/MF: A very nice balance between the carbonation and the creamy mouthfeel, the beer is medium bodied, very slick in the mouth with little pinpricks of carbonation and hops near the tip of the tongue. The mallt bitterness is weak and is really quite sweet caramel apple with a bit of molasses. The finish and is long and drying and finishes with a slight apple and grassyness that is not that bad.

D: I don't know why people think this beer is merely worthy, it is solidly balanced and a good tasting easy drinker. An overall good beer.

bluemoonswoon, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of hotstuff
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Bock poured a medium head with medium sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The lacing was good and the hue was brown. It had a moderately malty aroma to it and a fairly smooth flavor as well. The palate was light in body and the texture seemed to be a bit on the watery side.

hotstuff, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of Eaglefan344
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Eaglefan344, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
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
Photo of goochpunch
2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A moderate pour yielded a thick 2 finger tan head on top of a middling brown body. The rocky head slowly recedes, leaving some lacing. It would not be hyperbole for me to say that I could hardly smell this beer. I mean, what little hints of malt I could pick out seemed decent. Hell, even pseudo-bocks like Shiner have more going on in the nose than this. Taste picks up the major slack left by the aroma. Some nutty, roasted and toasted malt followed by a rather hearty hopping. The hops have the loudest voice here, and the malt seems faded. Good flavors, just watered down a bit. Also, the malt profile reminded me of a bock/schwarzbier hybrid. Mouthfeel was not so hot. Again, it feels way too watered down for a bock, yet it still manages to coat the mouth slightly. Drinkability is a headache, as the entire time I'm drinking this, I'm wanting the flavors, aromas, and mouthfeel to be more "bock-like."

Thanks to jpm30 for this extra.

goochpunch, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of Hendrick24
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Hendrick24, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -3.2%

matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of thebeerdoctor
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Purchased in Kentucky recently for ten dollars a twelve pack. Outstanding example of American single bock beer. More subtle than first approached, beautifully balanced. During a Lent bock celebration, this would have to be one on the list. Flavorful and hearty without the alcohol knockdown of big time double bocks. It should be noted that this recipe won a silver medal at the World Beer Championship a few years back, and rightfully so. Goes well with a variety of foods... but hey, if this is before Easter, this IS the food. Bock on!
A delicious display of malts with a proper counter balance of hops. A very good brew available throughout the year.

thebeerdoctor, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of Brent
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of those beers where you don't really expect much, and a "hey, not bad" reaction is a surpirse. Poured a magnificent, rich mahogany color. Not a lot of aroma, and the flavor was rather muted, with some very faint roasted malt flavors. A fair bit of apple was present throughout the beer. I would have like the beer to have been more assertive in the roasted malt flavors, but it was quite pleasant.

Brent, Sep 25, 2003
Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of StuFox
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Let's not beat around the bush here, you aren't buying Huber Bock instead of a bottle of Maudite. Huber Bock isn't a historic beer, but it wins its weightclass every time. When placed up against similarly priced beers, Huber Bock has the extra flavor and bite to push it over the edge. Not the best beer in the world, just one of the best cheap ass twelve pack beers around.

StuFox, Aug 26, 2004
Photo of Murphious
3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
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
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Huber Bock Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.