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Saranac Black Bear Bock - Matt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
On a cold winter's night, black bears can be found hiding in the Adirondacks to keep warm, while you're enjoying a beer by the fire. Saranac Black Diamond Bock is a rich malty beer, brewed with traditional German malts and hops then cold fermented and lagered for a smooth malty taste. This brew is appropriate for hibernating wherever you may be. Cheers!

16.5 IBU

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-15-2012)
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Gmann

New York

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber/copper color with a minimal off-white head that quickly settled into a light ring. Probably a shade or so lighter than most bocks.

The aroma is bready & doughy and has the munich malt aroma so it represents the style. Some brown sugar sweetness. Not quite as robust as other bocks.

The taste is bready & doughy as well, nice munich malt flavor. Brown sugar and honey flavor provide some sweetness. A small dose of hoppy bitterness helps balance the sweetness. Its an enjoyable flavor but doesn't quite have the depth.

The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. I like the high level of carbonation in a bock so it works for me. Good balance in this brew.

Average bock, not terrible but good use some more depth in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:11:56 | More by Gmann
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some bready aromas. Taste is much the same with a malty flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some super malty aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:10:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Saranac Black Bear Bock from Matt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.