St. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Brewer's Reserve | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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St. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Brewer's ReserveSt. Nikolaus Bock Bier - Brewer's Reserve
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by jcdiflorio on 11-22-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
176
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
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69
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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 176
Photo of timtim
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch #001... i think this is a great beer. i've actually always been impressed by their stuff. fairly clear, dark amber - almost brown - with some rubyish highlights. cream/light tan colored big, thick head that holds very well and leaves impressive lace. nose is nice and subdued but clean and wonderful. malt, dark fruit , roasty -almost campfire style -, and hops in the background. taste is even better. complex, well balanced mix of nose and a real nice roasty finish. medium body. very silky. another top notch beer from penn. i'll have another.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, Batch # 001. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. The aroma is very malty, it smells like dark fruit, burnt wood (oak?) and a bit of spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's some spicy hops and a small amount of alcohol noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation and a nice rich feel to it. Drinkability is pretty good too, it's very smooth and goes down very easy. I think it's a pretty good beer, I'd definitely recommend it to others to try.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #001

750ml bottle that comes in a red velvet bag that resembles santa's sack. Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very malty with a nice array of holiday spices. The taste much like the aroma features a nice big malt backbone dark fruits and spices dancing around on the tongue. The drinkability is very high for this beer, especially considering the high ABV. Overall, this is a really nice beer that is highly recommended!

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Photo of JamesS
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark brown with great head and lacing. It has a fantastic scent, a very rich and malty aroma. Same for the taste, a great malty and thick beer flavor with great spice undertones. The alcohol is just noticable and gives it a great warming sensation without overpowering or covering up the great taste. Goes down nice. I will definitely be having several more of these this Christmas season.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 bottle,foil wrapper with crimped cap,in a velvet bag,sevred into a Delirium tulip glass.

Clear,deep alburn color,2'' tan head very dense and creamy with excellent retention. Very tiny bubbles tightly knitted on the sides of the glass,leaving some sticky webby lacing on the glass.Comes to life like the first pour with every swirl.

Complex aromas,moderate, very fruity with dark fruitiness of figs/dates.Roasty,chard wood with spicy noble hops,with the slightest hint of alcohol.

Dark fruity tastes come through first, followed by an easy complex maltiness roasty,some coffee,dusty chocolate with light burnt notes.Very well balanced with a nice pleasing spicy woody hoppiness. No alcohol tastes of a beer that's 8.5%.

Extra smooth and creamy,has a very light mouthfeel,just melts away in your mouth. Unbelivable drinkability,just kinds of slides down. Just can't belive there is alcohol in the beer. You do feel it though. Must try beer,get it while you can. I'll be looking for a case.

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