Scharers's Bock | Scharers Little Brewery

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Brewed by:
Scharers Little Brewery

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Burragorang Bock.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by heygeebee:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Photo of rastaman
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very tasty fruity bock, hints of berries, chocolate, toffee, balanced sweetness, salty and then bitter finish, i like it a lot, better on tap than from the bottle, nice beer.

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Photo of Anonmatel
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great bock. hang on, what would i know. It's only the third bock that i have ever tried. Inexperience out of the way. Sweet, Chocolate, Coffee, slightly hoppy, dry.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour a quite vaporous purple or very deep red color and the head portly in size, spumous in texture with the lace nice clinging sheets to cover the glass. Mostly malt in the nose, somewhat berry-like, different than any bock, I've sampled. Front is sweet, the top middling, the carbonation moderate with the hops pleasant in their bite, the aftertaste somewhat sour, dry. Different to be sure, all these high-end beers are making me a bit "Shoogly"!

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Photo of willgro
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown and slightly hazy. Fruity aroma. Velvetty soft maltiness. Full bodied. The flavours of red berries mixes with toffee. Well balanced with restrained sweetness and salty finish. Just the way I like it! It is made with three malts and German Spalt hops, it has a huge head and has a silky body, a perfumy appetizing, malt character and has suggestions of molasses toffee and resiny hop balance. Lot of fun, but not the best in the world.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Oz Hotel, Sydney after a Little Creatures PA.

Appearance: Dark brown with red light passing through. A small tan head and no visible carbonation.
Nose: A wee bit like harvested wheat and recently uncorked deep red wine that is breathing. I am not getting any chocolate. Intriguing but only found in moderation.
Taste: Its only my second bock so I don't really if its typical. Is really deep and almost foggy, but there roasted malt in there and almost no chocolate/coffee.
Mouthfeel- Like a Robust Porter- Heavy but also Slick.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown with hints of ruby. A light brown, filmy head that dissipates quickly. Looks rich, thick and oily.

Very rich red wine, brandy and dry dark chocolate aromas. Very rich, but quite understated. The aromas don't overpower, but are noticable and robust.

Tastes like a very powerful light lager. A strange way to put it, but that's what it feels like. The initial flavours are of light hops and malt, but the palate levels out to flavours of rich coffee. It's a really interesting beer this one.

A marvel. It's most certainly an interesting beer. Something to try but not necessarily something I'll seek out.

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Photo of stevoj
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tap at the Australian Hotel. Unassuming at first, but some nice caramel malts appear in the background, and provide some nice dry bitterness throughout.

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Photo of brendan13
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Australia Hotel. Paired up with a Kangaroo pizza.
A - Poured very dark brown with very little head, just a thin whisp in fact. Sporadic lacing.
S - Slightly roasted chocolate notes, a bit of caramel & dark fruit.
T - Along the same lines as the smell but more roasty, a bit of a grassy hop presence.
M - Fairly full bodied, lowish carbonation.
D - A decent, tasty beer. A couple would be nice.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Large green 780 ml bottle.
Appearance: deep, dark eggplanty color, that straddles the line between violet and brown, with a small and swiftly forgotten head.
Aroma: dark and boozy, very winey, notes of sour cherries, plums, spoiled grapes, spent raisins, twisted, knotted, maliciously bitter.
Taste: on first sip, a flood, a stinging, swimming, big, mouth-filling flash of sour grapey flavors bursts on the scene. Some carbonation, just a touch of hops. Big, fat fruit, feels like a splash of wine.
The flavors continue this tango: sour, sweet, sour, sweet, TOO sour, puckering mouthfeel, as in sour cherries, raspberries.
One drawback to this brew is that, though it scratches at new heights of uniqueness, it falls to be a very good bock. Way too much sour fruit for that!
Are they sure this wasn't supposed to be their kriek lambic? Alcohol is a mere 6.4, but it kicks more than that, maybe because this bottle's so big?
It's interesting, it is, and must charm the most ravenous geueze lover or kriek kook, but not if they're looking for a bock!
thanks to rastaman

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Scharers's Bock from Scharers Little Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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