1888 Bock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
There is a nice dark reddish brown/burnt amber coloring to it. It's clear and light passes through it easily. Yet it is dark enough that you can't make out images on the other side. The head poured was about a quarter inch thick. It was made up of fine white bubbles, and faded to a film on the top of the beer. Minimal lacing formed on the edge of the glass.
The smell is a basic combination of caramel roasted malts with a slight toasted nut scent. A very mild fruit scent can also be detected. The taste has a thin taste of roasted caramel malts with a hint of a hop bitterness. You can also detect a bit of a grape like fruitiness to it in the finish. The aftertaste is a bit of a week bitter fruit combination.
It's got a thin body to it. There is no coating to the mouth. There is a mild carbonation that fits this style of beer.
Overall, I'm less than impressed with this Leinie's creation. A lot of their beers are pretty good, and this one is not bad, but it's not what I would expect from them. It's a sub-par beer for them. It's not a bad beer, but I just don't think I'd go out of my way to grab one. If you are a leinie's fan, then I would recommend trying one, if not... I'd avoid this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2009 03:05:20 | More by Contagion
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1888 Bock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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