Iceberg Copper Bock | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by canucklehead on 12-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
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Photo of lumikuuro
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seasonal return for Spring 2010 of what was previously a regular beer. This time around brewed with Saaz hops instead of German hops.

Appearance: Clear, coppery amber, with off-white head with some retention but excellent lace.

Aroma: Malty sweetness giving way to lemony, grassy, herbal Saaz hops. Strong aroma for the style.

Taste: Munich malt forward bock with an abundance of Saaz hops. The lemon, herb, and grass characteristics of this delightful noble hop variety are done beautiful justice here. There is a slight spiciness as well. Soft hop bitterness that became softer the more it aged in the tank. Finishes with a refined sweetness along with all the other nuances.

The 6.5% abv is well hidden: unlike the previous incarnation of this beer, there is almost no alcohol profile in the taste, which is a considerable improvement. This Saaz version has a lot more hop flavour than before, but there is still enough malt forwardness to stay focused on the style at the same time as giving it a Saaz twist.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, crisp, and appropriately thick for a bock.

Drinkability: This seasonal version was just amazing. The kind of beer you could drink until the cows come home, and then carry on savouring for the night. The 6.5% abv creeps up on you cheekily, however. Once you've had 3 or 4 pints, you really know it.

I hope this now seasonal beer comes back again in the future, and I'll be keen to see in what incarnation it resurfaces.

Masterpiece.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper-bronze with an off white head; some retention; great lacing.

S: Sweet caramel with floral & grassy hops.

T: Floral & grassy hops, hint of earthyness, caramel sweetness, nuts, modest bitterness.

M: Moderate body has a light residual sweetness.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of canucklehead
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Gold with a nice biscuity malty nose this is a pleasure to drink. The body is full and balanced with a slight sweetness to the finish. A food friendly beer that stays on the palate, I bought a growler to take home. Ranks with the ESB as the best beers at Central City.

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Iceberg Copper Bock from Central City Brewers + Distillers
4.37 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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