St. Nikolaus Bock Bier | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Very Good
421 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:
#6,706
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
421
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
63
Trade:
1
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark brown color. This has three fingers worth of mocha-colored head, and its retention is quite good as well. Streaks of spiderweb-esque lacing is left on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Wow, this is smokier than I expected. Then again, seeing as I love Schlenkerla's rauchbiers, this is a huge positive. It's also backed by notes of brown sugar, gentle roast, noble hops, caramel, and even some diacetyl. Even with that latter note, the maltiness of this bock is really nice. (3.25)

Taste: I'm really getting a lot of caramel and brown sugar on the flavor profile. Touches of diacetyl actually help to break up the monotony, instead of introducing an unpleasantness to this offering. Hints of baker's cocoa powder and smoke appear after a few sips, while the gentle hopping on the back end keeps it easy to drink. A very well-made bock without any frills - then again, any frills would likely ruin this. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Its texture is somewhat full, and yet that lager crispness keeps it easy drinking. I really enjoy how it manages to be creamy yet dry-finishing at the same time. Carbonation is medium. (3.5)

Overall: A regular bock is pretty low on the totem pole of favored beer styles nowadays, but to use that as an excuse to dismiss this offering is folly. It's not that big in flavor, but it's surprisingly complex by lager standards. I'd love to see a doppelbock version of this...oh wait, Penn Brewing *DOES* make a doppelbock version of this. ISO. (3.5)

3.54/5: Viva la lager!

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Photo of Inglum515
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seedyone
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Appearence had all the right character. Solid, creamy head, a rich deep brown color & the lacing was moderate. The taste wasa nice shade of toasted malty goodness. The hops are used for balance not for reputation. All in a nice choice if you're so lucky.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mpenders
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casterbridge
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Super_P34
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

fantastic brew. becoming a fan of penn brewery.

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

Photo of Yancey82
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich and smoky, big flavor! I get a lot of coffee and chocolate flavor. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jason13
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of beerdedking
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Creamy, roasty, with sweet toffee and hints of milk chocolate accompanying. Full mouthfeel and spot on carbo guarantee this will not stay in your glass for long. I bought this after a weekend of hop burnout, and what a great purchase it turned out to be....

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Photo of jimsnyderpgh
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 8ubterfug3
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mikedellinger
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Peaches13
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Slayer213
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Dark Lager, Mildly transparent. Fizzy head that dissipates quickly leaving some light lacing down the glass. Big toasted malty sweetness up front with with some spicy notes and minimal bitterness on the back end. Really festive

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

St. Nikolaus Bock Bier from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 421 ratings