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Blizzard Bock - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 11-05-2006)
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Reviews by wiseguy142:
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wiseguy142

New York

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Starts off nice- dark, rosy brown. Great frothy yellow head with good lacing. A little dark for a standard bock but I'm open to it. Head dies down a bit within a couple minutes but it leaves some nice spotted lacing.

Nose is full of light raisins and brown malt. Not overly heavy on the brown malt. Fruity, malty, totally clean.

Taste is complicated as hell. Chocolate malt, raisins, brown malt, dry and sweet at the same time, very very slightly astringent but definitely acceptable. I'd say cut down on the chocolate malt or roasted barley just a bit, bump up the alcohol and get it a lot cleaner. Either that or make it more like Optimator and turn it around towards the dark side. I enjoy drinking it though- it tastes fresh and seems to be made with high quality ingredients. Mouthfeel is creamy and could be a bit drier with alcohol. Or maybe I'm just looking for more of a dopplebock here. I would drink a Mass of this in Germany with no problem. Great beer garden beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 05:51:58 | More by wiseguy142
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Darkmagus82

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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a mahogany color to ruby-brownish color with a one finger of mocha colored head. The head has a decent level of retention leaving a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass once it fades.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of sweeter smells of toffee and caramel with some lighter sweet smells of a dark fruit nature of raisin and cherry mixed within. Other aromas of a more toasted malt smell as well as a bit of a roasted brown bread smell are there as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste combined with tons of caramel and toffee sweetness. The roasted malt gets a little bit more toasted as the flavor advances, with the sweet flavors growing more intense as some darker fruit flavors also join the tongue. At the same time a little bit of a nutty flavor joins the tongue, maintaining a rather light presence to the end of the taste. The caramel and toffee surge again at the end, along with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and some more roasted malt coming to the tongue, to in the end, leave a rather smooth and sweet malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the style, with all the roasted and sweet flavors, the combo of thickness and carbonation are rather nice, and helps create a slower sipper then would traditionally be encountered for a brew of only 6.1 % abv.

Overall – A rather tasty and sweet malty winter brew. Rather tasty and a nice winter warmer without all the boozy flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 03:21:23 | More by Darkmagus82
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Ohio

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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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New York

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New York

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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

I don't know where I got this bottle-- no doubt it was an extra in a trade or BIF... So thanks whoever you are!
Served in a dimpled mug
http://i.imgur.com/pixZB.jpg

Deep reddish brown body. Clear. Small tan head settled to a clingy film. No lacing.
Smells of roasty malts with some coffee and even chocolate.
The flavor is the same-- a touch of sweetness is lost to a dry roastiness. Light hint of bitterness
Really thin.... Really really thin. Kinda watery. What's off though is that despite being thin and watery, it leaves a gritty syrupy vibe on my teeth after each sip.

Overall-- yikes. This is not a very good bock... It is quite one-dimensional and too thin, the best I can say for it is this; it hides its ABV pretty well. I wouldn't drink another one unless I was too wasted to know the difference.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 02:35:38 | More by AleWatcher
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match1112

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: reddish brown body. two fingers of mocha colored head quickly settles into a thin cap with very little lacing.

s: chocolate malts, dark fruit.

t: light milk chocolate. picking up some plum and raisin as well.

m: medium to thin body with good carbonation. a slight astringency to it, that luckily disappears quickly.

o: decent enough bock, probably would of been better in the winter months, not when it's hot and humin out.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 14:23:21 | More by match1112
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ejh06752

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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New York

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sdj5

New York

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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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electtodefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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gabedivision

New York

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to pint glass from a 12 oz bottle

A- Deep reddish brown, clear, low carbonation with a 1 finger head that thins around the top of the glass.

S- Toasted malts, deep lager scents, small hints of chocolate and toffee.

T- Great typical bock flavor, roasted malts, chocolates, and a dark fruit characteristic on the finish.

M- Light - medium in body, robust, semi sweet, medium carbonation.

O- This makes the grade, while i'm never "blown away" by FBBC's beers, they always hold up well to their style. This is a good bock, with great traditional Bock flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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animal69

Louisiana

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dogfishandi

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on tap at mammoser's tavern in hamburg, ny into a pint glass.

a deep dark brown color, almost a little reddish, thin but retentive light tan colored head kept a thick ring the whole glass. a little sticky lace.

not much aroma. some light sweet toasted malt and very light roast.

not a bad taste, actually pretty decent. sweet toasty and some lightly roasted malts. some nice hints of chocolate, a subtle earthy hop, just enough bitterness to balance and just a hint of fruitness.

a little too much carbonation, medium to light in body.

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