St. Nikolaus Bock Bier | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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427 Ratings
St. Nikolaus Bock BierSt. Nikolaus Bock Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Munich and various roasted malts give it a very malty, rich flavor with a hint of burnt flavor. 100% imported Hallertau hops, moderate bitterness and aroma.

Added by SheepNutz on 12-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,475
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
427
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
68
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of Shantzak
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BishopJ
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark, chocolatey to deep brick read. Thin head with slight lacing.
Smell: hoppy and rich, like your favorite pub.
Taste: fresh, rich hoppy. Nice and smooth.
Feel: slight tang. Rich and smooth.
Overall: Penn brewery’s bock is quite fine. Easy to drink and very distinctive, rich flavor.

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Photo of heerboth
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber to orange brown in color with nice clarity and sticky lacing.

S - Toasted caramel malt with some spice/cinnamon and a small hit of acidity in the nose.

T - Toasted caramel along with some spice and light cinnamon.

M - Medium body with small carbonation pricklies.

O - An easy holiday sipper.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nearly clear caramel brown color with a soapy tan head. Gorgeous beer. Roasted malts and a subtle noble hop component on the nose.

The roasted malts dominate the taste up from, but the noble hops add a grassy flavor that is outstanding. Just an excellent example of the style, IMHO.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a great bock I look for every spring. Had one last night, heading out now to get 2 more singles. Pretty color, head doesn't stick around at all, looks flat but is most definitely not. Aroma and tastes off the charts, freshly baked bread, cherries, raisins, some chocolate thrown in there, Christmas spices. Really does taste like the fruitcake we ate as kids.

Had this so many times, funny, I didn't like the bigger version Brewers Reserve.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark burgundy-brown with a finger of off-white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is caramel, toasted, and nutted malts. Flavor profile is much richer, but the notable notes are caramel, toasted, and nutted malts. There is a bready quality to it. A hint of holiday spice in the back gives the beer a little flair, but is otherwise straight forward and tasty. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a velvety, soothing texture. Overall, a solid bock that sips clean and smooth.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish copper colour, big head with medium retention, small lace. Aroma is spicy, juniper, cloves, licorice, ginger, with chocolate and vanilla notes. Light body, creamy texture, good carbonation. Medicinal finish. Taste of spices, ginger, cloves. juniper, chocolate, vanilla. A bit watery and more xmas like that a dopplebock.

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Photo of TH28
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. 10/9/17 bottle date. Appearance: Brown with dark ruby red undertones, clear, with a low lying off white foam head. Aroma: Strong bread crust and toast, with a touch of caramel. All malt Taste: Rich bread crust maltiness, toast, nutty, and a touch of roast. Maltiness a bit syrupy, as if boiled from malt extract. Bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a low carbonation Finish: Dry, with a bit of astringent toast and bitterness, along with some bread crust Overall: Far from a traditional German take on a Bock. A surprising amount of roasted maltiness, with no hint of dark fruit. Body is very thin, which accentuates the astringency and bitterness. Seems like it’s brewed from extract.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown / cola color, moderate tan head that settles quickly. Not a tremendous nose on this one - just some light nut, light caramel malt, hint of phenol - nothing bad, just very faint. Taste is along the same lines - not bursting with flavor but nothing "off"... Dark wheat malt, a dash of dark fruit phenol, a touch of bitter German hops at the end. Solid if unexceptional.

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Photo of rypkr
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginotarugo
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth, not bitter. Best bock I have had.

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Photo of Vylo
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_ski
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wingnut93
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 427 ratings