Thunder Bay Bock | Fletcher Street Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Fletcher Street Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBeing on 03-04-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by stoutman:
Photo of stoutman
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is toasted caramel malt, toffee and earthy hops. Pours transparent red-brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and smooth. A good example of the style and an overall good brew. Nice and full bodied, :).

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Photo of GbVDave
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a DT tulip. Extra special thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist and the hook-up!

A: Pours an ever so cloudy orangey/amber color with one-finger of creamy, just off-white head. Minimal lacing and relatively still carbonation.

S: Nice aromas of caramel and floral hops. Throw in a bit of toasty malt, roasted nuts, vanilla, toffee, and raisins.

T: Tastes like it smells. Caramel, toffee, toasted malt, vanilla, nuts, and raisins that taste a little booze soaked.

M: Creamy and full with a bit of spicyness and/or hop bitterness. Finish is sticky and hangs around for quite a long time.

D: Wasn't sure what to expect when Heather gave me these, but we were both pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy copper with a thin off white head that disappears quickly.

S - Toasted malt, caramel and slightly earthy hops.

T - Sweet malt, slightly toasted caramel, candied toffee and earthy hops.

M - Slighty thin with a touch of sticky sweetness.

D - I haven't had many regular bocks but this one seems solid compared to the ones I have tried.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a lovely clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin bone white head that sticks around. Stringy lacing. Toasted malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied and clean with sweet caramel malt, hops and light sweet fruit flavors. The finish is sweet up front and leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. Overall this was a pleasant surprise, especially considering I am pretty unfamiliar with the style.

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Photo of association330
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours coppery, with a small, off-white head that lasts a bit and leaves behind a cap with little lacing. Hazy, with yeast in suspension.

S - Predominately sweet, malty, and fruity. A subtle hint of hops for balance. A note of raw alcohol as well.

T - Very sweet up front with plenty of toasted malt. Finish is fruity with a kiss (peck on the cheek, even) of bittering hops. There is an essence of alcohol on the swallow, with a candy sweetness.

M - A bit above medium-bodied. Carbonation is pretty aggressive and it prickles the tongue. This is my first bock, but that seems wrong for such a rich brew.

D - I could have one or two for variety, but I don't know as that I'd session it.

A solid beer I'd be willing to come back to, but the brewer needs to work on the bottled carbonation level.

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Photo of berserker256
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of opaque and cloudy and orangish gold. Little head. Not much of a smell. A little bit of sweetness and malt. Taste is a little bit better than the smell. It's sort of sweet and with a moderately rich malt flavor. But overall, kind of plain for a bock. Good consistency and pretty easy to drink but I'm somewhat disappointed. Not much there. I tasted it again just now... it's got a nice sweet flavor with no bitterness but nothing too special.

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Thunder Bay Bock from Fletcher Street Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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