Aaaah! Bock | Old Capitol Brew Works and Public House

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Old Capitol Brew Works and Public House
Iowa, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by neonbrown82 on 02-21-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Bighuge:
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

AP: Dark ruby red. Clear streaks of scarlet red. Nice little creamy beige head. Nice lace.

AR: Bready malts. A titch of chocolate. Some nice yeastiness.

TST: Nice bready malt base. Some chocolate. ANd even a little lingering bitterness.

MF: A little light in body for a bock. Medium at best.

DK: Pretty drinkable. Tasty and easy going. Not an all time favorite, but definitely not one I'd turn down.

Thanks for sharing Big Ol ZAP!

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew has been revived from the ashes of Stone City Brewing. The former brewmaster from Stone City brewed this batch at the Old Capitol as a spring seasonal to replace the Mardi Gras Bock. It turned out quite nice.

On the opening night, the beer was available with the option of having a red hot railroad tie dipped into your beer prior to serving. Unfortunately I was working that night, so I didn't get to try it, but evidently it was amazing, with more of a burnt caramel flavor.

The beer pours to a very dark brown, almost black color with a very fluffy white head. Lacing is decent. Not much else to note about it... it looks like a bock should.

The smell is good. Nice and roasty with plenty of caramel and a hint of hops. The taste is quite similar. Not too muddy, but not light by any means. If it had any more alcohol I wouldn't hesitate to call it a doppelbock. Very rich and roasty with a great caramelized malt flavor and a gentle hop bite in the finish. Very crisp and clean.

The mouthfeel seemed a bit light, like perhaps it fermented over 6.2 and they had to lighten it up a bit. I wouldn't be surprised, since I felt a decent buzz off a single pint. Still quite drinkable. Hopefully I'll be able to try this with a hot railroad tie before next year's blessing of the bock.

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Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, slight sweet malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight yeast, and slight grain. Overall, a little heavy on the roasted malt/coffee flavor, but good body and blend.

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hearty, dark bock...aroma and taste are big on the dark roasted and burnt malts....char....some mild bready qualities...medium bodied...a very slight green apple finish...

Nice bock...lacks a subtle caramel component but perhaps that was the idea...darker and more burnt/stout characteristics than most bocks...a nice change of pace and certainly an assertively flavored bock.

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Aaaah! Bock from Old Capitol Brew Works and Public House
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 4 ratings