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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
413 Ratings
St. Nikolaus Bock BierSt. Nikolaus Bock Bier
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#6,004
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
413
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
64
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 212
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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

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmg480
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle marked 2946 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried seidel
Aroma – toasted malt
Head – large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive pour), fizzy/frothy, tan, rapidly diminishing to a three mm ring and thin partial layer
Lacing - none
Body – dark brown, transparent,
Flavor – starts slightly sweet and malty, ends sweet.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

This beer benefits from being served in a glass as opposed to drinking from the bottle.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4

Edit: The empty 12-pack box was marked 04/20/17

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Photo of citizencane
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit dark and bready. What a good block should be, but not exceptional. What else is there to say?

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown ale color with mild carbonation and a light creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells very mild. Initial taste is mild as too but well balanced. The aftertaste has hints of coffee and toffee. Overall a not overwhelmingly flavorful but a good flavor brown ale that's very drinkable.

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Photo of tanks14
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

This brew pours a dark color with a two finger head, most of which rapidly dissipates but some sticks around until the end. The color changes to reddish brown when held up to the light, kind or reminds of a plumb.

The smell is full of sweet earthy malts, a little licorice, some brown sugar and molasses; spicy and nutty.

The taste follows the nose with sweet malts dominating. Then some licorice, brown sugar/molasses, then a slightly nutty taste followed up by lightly spiced hops. The feel is fairly thick and rich but just a little creamy on the back end. The spicy hops balance out the sweetness and there is just a slightly boozy aftertaste.

Overall this is another good beer from Penn Brewing.

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2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedball33
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bloodyickes
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass:

Look: Pours a beautiful dark brown color. Very nice inch of head with minimal lacing present.

Smell: Toffee, chocolate, caramel.

Taste: Easy drinking bock with hints of caramel, chocolate, toffee, and a nice malty backbone.

Feel: Medium bodied

Overall: This is a excellent take on a bock bier. This is one of the better brews that Penn Brewery has to offer. I now need to get my hands on some of the Brewer's Reserve edition to compare. I would also revisit this next holiday season.

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4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 413 ratings
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