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The origins of Bock beer are quite uncharted. Back in medieval days German monasteries would brew a strong beer for sustenance during their Lenten fasts. Some believe the name Bock came from the shortening of Einbeck thus "beck" to "bock." Others believe it is more of a pagan or old world influence that the beer was only to be brewed during the sign of the Capricorn goat, hence the goat being associated with Bock beers. Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter.

As for the beer itself in modern day, it is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-7.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Samuel Adams Winter LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.603.645,40584
Shiner BockSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.403.043,63064
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.662,63572
Michelob AmberBockAnheuser-Busch5.202.871,68976
Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Brewing Company5.503.7398467
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.54852-
Yuengling BockYuengling Brewery5.103.37668-
The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)8.503.760473
Uff-daNew Glarus Brewing Company6.703.8156079
Back Forty BockNew Glarus Brewing Company5.503.7253394
St. Nikolaus Bock BierPennsylvania Brewing Company6.003.9637990
Pandora's BockBreckenridge Brewery7.503.437681
Saint Arnold Spring BockSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.403.66359-
Genesee BockGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.203.45277-
Einbecker Ur-Bock DunkelEinbecker Brauhaus AG6.503.7269-
Mahr's Christmas BockMahrs-Bräu6.003.67236-
La Trappe BockbierBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.004.0322890
Noche BuenaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.903.36208-
Saranac Chocolate LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.41174-
Schell's BockAugust Schell Brewing Company6.103.9171-
Brother Benedict's BockGranite City Food & Brewery5.103.37169-
Maple BockHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.803.8164-
Millstream Schokolade BockMillstream Brewing Company6.003.92149100
Winter BrewSprecher Brewing Company5.753.81149-
Atwater WinterbockAtwater Brewery7.503.3147-
Creemore Springs UrBockCreemore Springs Brewery Limited6.003.62142-
LTD Series - 01Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub6.403.74135-
Special Edition - Bock BeerMendocino Brewing Company7.003.7128-
Saranac Black Diamond BockMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.6812090
Mountain Holidays In Vermont Rich Creamy Bock LagerRock Art Brewery5.803.68120-
Holsten FestbockHanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG7.003.31117-
Revolver BockRevolver Brewing6.503.9108-
Huber Bock BeerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.1894-
Bock BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.6.703.6293-
Nero's 1st Century Double Dark Malt AleAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana8.003.191-
Baby Got BockHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.303.2684-
Block House Double Chocolate BockPittsburgh Brewing Co.6.503.3282-
TejasMinhas Craft Brewery4.002.976-
Saranac BockMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.4672-
KozlakBrowar Amber6.503.5970-
Jopen BokbierJopen Bier BV Haarlem6.503.797084
Aass BockAass Brewery6.504.016398
Bock BeerRivertown Brewing Co.7.203.456288
Christoffel BokbierBierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V7.803.5460-
Battlefield BockRed Oak Brewery6.503.7658-
Harpoon Leviathan - Uber-BockHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall9.003.5258-
Mönchshof BockbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG6.903.7858-
Stegmaier Brewhouse BockLion Brewery, Inc.6.603.745791
Hell On High Quad BockRinkuškiai14.002.4855-
Bock Bock Imperial American Bock Aged In Bourbon BarrelsShmaltz Brewing Company9.403.9853-
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