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1888 Bock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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457 Ratings
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%


Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-12-2008)
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Brenden

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one was on tap at BWWs in Toledo. It's essentially the same as I remember from the bottle.

This brew is dark brown in color. The head has some decent retention and leaves a little lacing around.
The aroma is some caramel malts with a toasty character and some barley-like grains. There's a bit more strength to it off the tap, ans some of the astringency seems to have been tamed.
The taste follows suit, the backbone consisting of the malt with accompanying flavors of smoke, grains, caramel/toffee, and a nutty note. Hops are barely perceptible underneath. The balance isn't awful, but it's not exceptionally high either. This one may not have quite the robustness and full flavor of a big bock, but at least it's the right flavor and character.
The body is perhaps a little lighter than it ought to be in a decent mouthfeel that's marred by excessive carbonation.
This isn't one to run away from, and a bit stronger than any macro effort.
This isn't by any means the quintessential bock, but it's one of Leinenkugel's better offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2010 13:16:02 | More by Brenden
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1888 Bock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.