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Bock Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 93
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TastyTaste on 04-26-2002

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Reviews: 61 | Hads: 93
Photo of iceball585
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden brown color, semi-transparent, one finger thick fluffy head that lasted well, lots of bubbles rising throughout

S- Toasted grains, nutty, biscuits, caramel, light malts, hint of citrus hops

T- Nutty, toasted malts, slightly sweet, biscuits, butterscotch, hint of toffee

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, chewy, smooth, creamy

D- Great session beer

I was fairly impressed by this brew, I need to pick up more of this one. (437 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious bock! Golden to amber color. Good clarity. Medium head. Bready nose that is quite appetizing. Palate offers a pleasant malt sweetness, light toffee, smooth body, yet very drinkable. This is a winning combination. Balanced bock for the win. Like a light Salvator. (272 characters)

Photo of Rennpferd
4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It poured golden yellow with a one finger head. Moderate carbonation was present. It was slightly chill hazed.

It had a nice malt and hop scent. Well balanced and slightly sweet.

It had a great balance of malt and hops. There was an equal aftertaste of malt and hops as well. It was medium bodied but lite at the same time. Great mouthfeel.

Very drinkable. The appearance, smell and taste are good but the mouthfeel really makes this a beer worth savoring. (459 characters)

Photo of RedBaron
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delightful seasonal offering from Lakefront.

This beer, poured from the brewery tap, had a nice and creamy, faintly tannish head that sustained well throughout the drink. The color was very dark, with an almost scarlet hue.

The smell was wonderfully 'bockish'--a malty sweetness, that characterizes a typical German-style bock. Very phenolic.

The initial taste was, of course, a nice caramel, burnt sweetness, but the real surprise came in the finish--a very nice bittering hop that balanced out the initial rush of malt. The body was right on target for a bock--not too dense, but just about what you'd want from a regular strength bock. The overall mouthfeel was nice, and had the nice mixture of a bread-y 'ryeness' coupled with a great and spicy bittering hop taste. Yum!

High drinkability factor here, especially on tap. (840 characters)

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a wonderful,malty, nutty tasting bock beer from one of my favorite breweries. The taste of burnt sugar and nuts was prominent and the finish was smooth and delightful. This is a WONDERFUL brew! This is apparently seasonal, but I sure wish it was available all year round (279 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear dark amber copper color with a thin, firm, dusted brown head. Soft, supple, clean, sweet bready malt nose with touches of brown sugar and molasses. Bold taste, firm grabbing sweet bready malt base thats lightly chewy with a light drying tang that keeps a nice sweet coating in the mouth. Bits of herbalness in a very light hopping sneak through nearer the finish. Close to full body, smooth and clean with a very present sweet tang coating the palate leaving some chewy, nearly cloying effects across the entire tongue. I usually don't enjoy the regular bocks due to having accustomedized my tastes towards the more hefty doppels. This brings to mind of something that Capital might put out, perhaps a cross between the Blonde, Autumnal Fire, and Dark could produce something similar to this; that said, this is a pretty straight up hefty bock that I can finally put some trust in for the style. A fine and tasty lager bock beer by Lakefront. (948 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear scarlet red/ amber orange appearance. The body is capped by a nice looking light brown head...creamy in nature. The lace is pretty full. Nice bready malt aroma. A little cakey and yeasty. Small hints of molasses on the nose as well. Nicely carbonated and almost a full body. For a straight bock, this has some pretty nice depth to it. Cinamon bread comes to mind when tasting this. And brown sugar. And molasses. And munich malts. Definitely munich malts here. This is a very solid Bock that could go toe to toe with some of the average Double Bocks. (564 characters)

Photo of thelagerheads
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know there's a difference between "malt" and "a malt" but this reminds me of a little of each. The creaminess is inherent but the caramel is teased in with minimal carbonation and makes a warm puddle of dark liquer in the stomach. It's what I expected of the Eastside (by the same brewer) and didn't receive. Or it could just be the electricity from tonight's thunderstorm ambience which is tricking my tastebuds but I don't think so. (436 characters)

Photo of ADR
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and attractive dark coppery brown appearance, head is yellow ochre in color, flattish but adequate. Wide slipping loop laces. Nice aroma, malty with elements of sweetened cherry and maple syrup, almost like IHOP pancakes. Medium mouthfeel, lower carbonation, shows a thick backbone for an ordinary Bock. Full flavor, a berry sense fights through the brown sugar maltiness, gives a staunch and unchanging flavor profile. Slight burnt quality mid mouth. Finishes full. There seems to be a lot of unmemorable lighter beers in the Bock category, this one stands above them. I really like the aroma here, and stack this one on the list of Lakefront's notable brews. (666 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color, a rosy brownish hue, light and pink at the sides and foot, with a lush, toasty tan head, that nestles down to nothing with a quickness.
Aroma, nutty, fruity, a bit complex, full of malt, revealing just a hint of higher alcohol.
Rich and full in the mouth, with malt aplenty, and, again, awash with fruit, feeling even vinous, grapes, cherries galore.
Body is about medium, and the finish doesn't go as far as I'd like. This is the only flaw I find with this very tasty bock.
A joy to drink, with considerable flavor. (528 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer came in a variety eight pack in which all the beers were dated to the first week in March. So perhaps it is not retired afterall. It pours a black color that is clear around the edges of the glass and opaque in the middle. The head is one finger in height, creamy and recedes rather slowly into a thin cap that covers the entire glass. The aroma is very nice. Chocolate, burnt malt, very sweet overall. The taste of swweet burnt malt with a bit of chocolate and a nice lingeringly sweet finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice, relaxing brew. (603 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 ounce brown glass bottle. Single obverse label that has a picture of a horned goat set in a brown triangle that has the word ‘Bock’ in a red edged black Germanic font below it. No strength listed, but the label states that the beer was Bottled during Week 4, February.

Appearance: Dark brown chestnut body with deep ruby mahogany hue when held to the light. Lots of conditioning helps to create a creamy appearance in the body of the beer as it is poured. The head forms easily into a very smooth looking light tan cap that has good stability and leaves a light smattering of lacing.

Nose: Has a rather classic nose that I associate with the Bock style, sweet malts, yeasts, breaded dough and some light caramel with dark fruits.

Taste: Caramel fused into slick smooth creamy sweetish malts that also have a dissolved brown sugar and dark fig fruit feel to it. There is some bitterness in the middle which balances nicely but the dark fruits come through in the end.

Mouthfeel: Above average body that has a fantastic creamy feel and a lightly warming finish, possibly from the alcohol. The carbonation lends a smoothness that helps to give more feel to a body that has some light aspects to it.

Drinkability: The richness in this Bock makes it a pleasure to imbibe, the lightness that is exhibited assists the quaffability of this Bock also.

Overall: A jolly good Bock and another nice offering from Lakefront.

Thanks to the BadMonk for this one! (1,487 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've finally found a store with a good Lakefront selection. My opinion of the brewery has changed greatly in the past week (now that I can get some of their better stuff).
Pours a mean-looking, dark brown/amber. This could nearly pass for a doppelbock. Off-white fluffy head fades quickly.
Big raisin and dark fruits on the nostrils...exclusively malts.
Malts are big on the tongue too. Sweet and somewhat chewy. Carmel, raisin, faint toastiness. Tasty!
Mouthfeel is a little light...but I keep wanting this to be a doppel...for a regular bock, quite robust....but still could use a little beefing up in the mouth dept.
But overall, a very nice bock, brewed once a year. A nice treat. Pretty big to boot....I am guessing the ABV is up there for the style. (771 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Bottled during Mar Wk 2 (2012) notched on the label.

A - A tall pour created a massive tan head that ended up settling to a loose, soapy ivory pile. The color is a brilliantly clear and carbonation-less dark bronzy amber. A ring of thick clumpy lace was left.

S - Lightly toasted malts are primarily caramel-sweet with a hearty pilsner scent. Crisp and clean, there is a low hop noble hop aroma that follows as well as a touch of light, lingering alcohol.

T - Smooth, clean malts populate the taste buds with lightly dry pilsner flavor overshadowed by toasted caramel malts with a moderate sweetness. Noble hop spice gently prickles the tongue on the finish.

M - Like a nicely lagered bock should be, this medium-full bodied beer is ultra smooth and clean with a mild sweetness that turns dry in the end.

O - For the malt-lovers out there, this bock is another easy drinking, very well made lager from Lakefront that features loads of toast and caramel sweet malts with just enough balance to keep it from being cloying. Smooth and drinkable, there's a faint warming sensation of alcohol for those cooler spring evenings. (1,168 characters)

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant amber with red highlights under a ½” white foam collar that provides light lace.
S: Primarily fresh whole grain bread aromas with some spicy hops.
T: Starts bready sweet with traces of caramel and malt spice leading to a moderate bitter finish and a slight tangyness.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink bock. (359 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew from the lakefront variety case from bella vista:

Poured a nice clear amber, nice 1/2 head when poured but dissipates quickly. light off white head laces, very light carbonation.

Smell is lightly toasted, caramel malt, hints of vanilla.

Taste is well done, smooth caramel and pilsner malt, just enough sweetness, a very feint notes of vanilla.

Great mouthfeel, just right for a bock, crisp flavors, good balance, just a enough residual sweetness.

Overall, very good brew and true to bock style. (512 characters)

Photo of tjkurz
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated second week of february aggressive pour into imperial pint glass a quarter head tight and nice lacing throughout. Reddish/Copper/Amber and clear carbs rise nicely in pillars. Smell mostly roasted malts with a touch citrus/fruit. Taste malty upfront a touch hop metal finish. Not very heavy rather light on the carbs. This beer really scratched my spring beer itch. Drinkable as always provincial I favor Lakefront a little - wish I had this sixer a couple weeks ago for the first round of the tourney. (514 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled week 2 of Jan 2010. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a clear reddish hued brown color that produced an off-white head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A light roasted nuttiness with caramel & vanilla sweetness behind it.

(T)- Same as the smell. A good rustic flavor of nuts & light vanilla that almost has a maple sweetness to it.

(M)- A good carbonation level & balance. Not overly sweet or rich. A slight dryness that is nice.

(D)- A solid bock that tastes good and doesnt try to be overly or ridiculously sweet, which I appreciate. I could have a couple of these no problem. (650 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in Jan. notched on label:

Pours crimson -reddish-brownish with a thin off-white head that becomes wispy and eventually vanishes. Nice color - too bad it lacks a nice head or lacing (which is minimal at best).

The smell is of caramel/toffee - towards chocolatey with an earthy and cherry-fruity accent. Some nutty/grainy notes come through.

The taste is sweet - caramel/toffee - malty/carmelized grainy with a cherry-like fruitiness. A subtle touch of earthy hops balances the sweetness in the clean lager finish. Alcohol covered well - with just a nod of "seasonal" warmth".

It is medium-bodied-towards full - for style - stops before entering "doppelbock" territory. Pretty creamy and certainly smooth.

A very drinkable bock with a nice sweet malty profile that doesn't become sticky. Alcohol well covered - just the slightest hint of warmth as it progesses...Has a nice malty taste - a "hearty lager" as described on the label, and one well-done. A nice "seasonal" to transition from the winter to the spring! (1,024 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – red color, pretty clear, with about half a finger’s worth of creamy white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – hearty and malty in general. No particular notes of anything special, at least nothing very evident.

Taste – much like the smell, hearty and malty, with a tinsy bit of a bite in the late middle of the taste. Has almost an oatmeal type of quality to the taste. Interesting and nice.

Mouthfeel – very well-balanced. If anything, it leans a little on the creamy side.

Overall – nothing super special about this beer, at least nothing new or thought-provoking (that I can tell), but it is a very good-tasting beer overall. (695 characters)

Photo of Greenlabel
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6-pack during a trip to Virginia. Bottle dated as brewed in Jan 2011.

Appearance was somewhat disappointing - poured a nice ruby red but had basically no lacing to accentuate the coloring. However, the smell of malt, caramel and toffee made the beer inviting overall.

The taste lives up to the smell with sweet caramel dominating somewhat. Minimal notice of any hops. Didn't seem to be a 6.7% ABV brew based on the mouth-feel or aftertaste. Less carbonation than I would have anticipated.

Overall, a decent Bock but not one of my favorites among the ones I've tried this season. However, I'm perfectly happy to drink up the rest of the 6-pack. (658 characters)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice brown color, reddish highlights. Tan head fluffs up over a finger, retention and lacing aren't too good. Aroma is toasty malt, definitely some alcohol, a hint of dark fruit, and a nutty fullness. Really nice.

Big malt in the mouth, sweet and caramel flavors and plenty of currant to back it up. A little slick, full in the mouth, medium-thin body. Alcohol is evident, but not a deterrent. The sweetness gets too much for me, but it's an easy-drinking bock. (465 characters)

Photo of Winter
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I suspect this had been sitting around since February or March prior to my purchasing a single bottle of it from the cooler in which it resided. I'm reviewing this in November and, as far as I can tell, time has not diminished this one bit.

Pours a dark reddish brown with a short-lived light tan head. Aroma consists of caramel malt, raisin and brown sugar. Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel. The taste exhibits most of the complex flavors you'd find in a decent bock beer. It starts off with a rich caramal malt flavor. Sweet molasses flavor coats the tongue midway and lingers into the long finish. It moves into some vinous tones and that sweet caramel flavor returns in the finish. Hops dry the tongue out toward the end. Lakefront's bock seems a little lighter on the raisin flavor typically found in most bocks. But there are strong vinous tones and you can taste the alcohol flavors appears slightly toward the back. Overall, this was an enjoyable bock and something I'll need to revisit next Spring. (1,006 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an impressive reddish brown...not quite as clear as I would like but not bad....nose is yeasty but soft....body is substantial for a regular bock...sweet flavors...bready and yeasty....some brown sugars and molasses....just a hint of dark fruits...very sweet and much better than some of the so called doppelbocks like Leinies and Schells....it does have a little yeasty soruness on the long finish....

One of Lakefronts better beers...if you like sweet, sticky bocks this is your beer....I enjoyed it and would buy a sixer of this each year... (553 characters)

Photo of alexgash
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby-brown with a small white-gray head. Smells of toffee and bready malt. Some toasted notes. Taste is rich, rummy sweetness. Malt all the way. Some hop presence comes in to balance ( a little bit). Finish is lightly bitter with lingering sweetness and cooked veggies. Nice creamy mouthfeel too. Another good WI bock. (331 characters)

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Bock Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.