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Huber Bock Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 17.57%
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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smogfood

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

02-13-2013 15:20:43 | More by smogfood
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drpimento

Wisconsin

1.55/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Yack! I've had this lots over the years, but this time it got a major problem with butterscotch. I'll try to get around it, but it ain't easy. Served with a medium sized, off-white head and some lace. Color is a nice, not quite clear brown with dark red highlights. Aroma smacks me down wth that butterscotch - ugh. But, somewhere in there is some malt and a little chocolate, good malt. Flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH - BLAAAHH. Can't finish it. Draft lines are clean here too. No more, pleeeeze

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2009 02:58:38 | More by drpimento
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -36.1%

07-20-2014 21:56:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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RushLimbmalt

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Probably by far the best of the cheap bocks, but not anywhere near great. It pours a dark, but transparent color that resembles a flat cola with it's minimal carbonation and no head. It definitely smells malty, but not of sweet malts like most bocks, but of a dark roasted malt. The flavor is malty, but it has a bit too much hopping for a bock. That and it's thin, watery body make it a odd beer that I did not much care for at all, but it is cheap and will do in a pinch if Milwaukee's beast is the only other alternative.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2005 07:06:37 | More by RushLimbmalt
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

03-12-2012 17:33:55 | More by richkrull
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

2.26/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: can

12-13-2013 05:33:07 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2003 10:36:38 | More by ADR
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soper2000

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2004 00:54:50 | More by soper2000
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Jimboe


2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-03-2012 16:36:06 | More by Jimboe
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d5001986

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-14-2012 18:33:45 | More by d5001986
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udouche

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

12-14-2012 22:23:29 | More by udouche
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Cthulhu

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-18-2014 05:47:43 | More by Cthulhu
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tgraven

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

11-03-2013 04:30:54 | More by tgraven
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redleg411

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-28-2013 19:00:45 | More by redleg411
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out as a decent looking brown color with a light cream colored head on top. The head settles and leaves some light lacing on the glass. So far so good. The smell of the beer has a lager-like aroma mixed with some caramel malt aromas. The taste of the beer is decent but nothing exciting. The caramel notes in the flavor are dominated by the lager yeast spiciness. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side on this beer. Overall this beer needs more malt, it needs to be sweeter and needs a stronger bitterness in the finish. There isn't enough body to this beer either, it's too watery for a bock style.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 17:04:33 | More by Knapp85
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goochpunch

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 02:51:09 | More by goochpunch
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another failed attempt to make a great German Bock by a sub-par American brewer. The experience is more akin to an Irish Red with less cleanliness or crispness. The colors are a fine brown with less viscocity than expected and a non-withstanding head retention. Aromas are lightly malty per style with a twinge of fermentation sourness and graininess. The flavors are Irish Red in nature and lacking the deep, complex, tostedness, barley malt flavors. The alcohols add nothing to the beer. The texture is weak and tacky to the mouth. Finishes a watery sweet. It's not a badly brewed beer, but it's not true to style because of money-saving efforts by the brewer.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 17:28:28 | More by BEERchitect
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-10-2014 04:23:19 | More by Eaglefan344
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

10-06-2013 16:01:05 | More by ROGUE16
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

06-15-2013 23:07:28 | More by Dactrius
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2013 23:36:20 | More by biboergosum
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a goblet.

Appearance is a dark copper with a good clarity. Almost no head that left no lace.

Smell is of toasted malt and light hops. Sweet estery alcohol.

Taste is of deep roasted malt with a tiny hop presence. Very slight amount of chocolate coffee.

Mouthfeel is watery. No body and too much carbonation. I wish there was more here to hold up the flavor. Over carbonated.

Drinkability is awesome because it is so light, but there is a lacking in flavor and body that can't be ignored.

Not bad, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 00:36:48 | More by wheatyweiss
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RedChrome

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear medium to dark brown with a red tint in the light. A one inch tan head shrank slowly to a slick on top. Moderate amount of carbonation can be seen rising. Small clumps of lacing run away fast.

A very nice bready malt smell. Sweet blend of caramel and maple. Not much hops bitterness to balance out the malt. A light alcohol aroma helps warm the nose with a appealing finish.

Watered down taste didn't live up to the smell. This beer had a very light white bread taste. Minimal sweetness came without having any appearent flavor. No noticable bitterness or alcohol qualities. A shame because what flavors are there would be great if stronger.

Just an afterage feeling beer. Nothing to waterey or to thick. A decent burst of carbonation on the tongue and sides of mouth.

Average beer. The aroma and looks are nice, but it fails to life up where it counts the most, taste. Would be a nice beer to eat with a stronger flavored blue cheese. Try it if you want to see what a great beer is when watered down.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 23:18:14 | More by RedChrome
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orange-brown body, big tan head, lokos alright.

Smell: Saccarin sweet carmel malt, that is about it.

Taste: Very sweet and malty, the carmel flavor is a little obnoxious. There is, however, a noricable hop presence at the backside of the beer. Not that bad for the price.

Drinkability: Not the worst beer I have had, maybe average vs. a style That I don't really care for.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2006 20:35:10 | More by TastyTaste
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is really pretty light with as much hops as malt. Malt stronger presence in time, but not roast or dark. Seems yeasty too.
Great color, but no head. Bright, clear brown amber.
Malty dry. Light with long finish of mild bitterness. Caramel aspects appear in time, but very light with a very slight roast and a bit of sweetness.
Appropriately thin. High thirst quenching quality. Medium to high carbonation.
Less than average for style, but easily a satisfying session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 16:36:18 | More by garymuchow
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Huber Bock Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.