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Huber Bock Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.74%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002)
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Photo of smogfood
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

smogfood, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of drpimento
1.55/5  rDev -50%
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

drpimento, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -35.5%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of RushLimbmalt
2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
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.

RushLimbmalt, Jan 26, 2005
Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

richkrull, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of GABrew
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

GABrew, Oct 07, 2014
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 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 Jimboe
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

d5001986, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of udouche
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

udouche, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Cthulhu
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Cthulhu, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of tgraven
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

tgraven, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of themorninglark
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of srohrer
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

srohrer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of redleg411
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Knapp85, Sep 28, 2012
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 BEERchitect
2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

BEERchitect, Feb 03, 2006
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Eaglefan344, Jan 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Gobearswalter34, Aug 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Dactrius, Jun 16, 2013
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
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Huber Bock Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.