Aero-Head Bock
Appalachian Brewing Company

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Bock - Traditional
Ranked #74
Ranked #37,250
3.67 | pDev: 8.45%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Aero-Head BockAero-Head Bock
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 6.62 (Including tax)/16 oz draft in a shaker ($ 0.414/oz) and $12.00/six-pack of bottles ($ 0.167/oz) from the brewpub in Lititz, PA. Reviewed 3/29/19.
Bottles in cooler undated. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Amber, hazy. As it warms, it clears, and effervescence is noted.
Head – Small (Maximum one cm, aggressive center pour), tan, average density, average retention, diminishing to a two mm ring and thin partial layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Bilious, clear.
Aroma – 3 – Weak caramel malt.
Flavor – 3.5 – Slightly sweet, caramel. No alcohol (7 % ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation - 3.5 – Sweeter than the bocks I’ve had in Germany, but a not-unreasonable interpretation of them. Not great, but good. I’d buy a six-pack again.

Mar 29, 2019
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Weathered copper orange in color with a lightly hazy, viscous appearance. Poured with a short, light beige foam with medium low retention. Medium light, malty and bready aromas with notes of dark bread crust. On the heavier side of medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light smooth feel up front with boozy warmth through the middle to the end. Medium high rich malty flavors with notes of bread crust, and caramel malt. Medium light, earthy hop bitterness through the middle followed by bready malt and light booziness to the end. Finished cleanly with a rich, bready malty flavors that quickly taper. Hop character through the middle provides a nice balance for the rich malt character which, although not terribly complex, is very tasty. Nice feel with a pleasant touch of booziness. Very drinkable.

Oct 02, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appalachian Brewing Co. "Aero-Head Bock"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without packaging codes or freshness dating
$2 @ Wegmans, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label, kind of a dumb name though. It pours a hazy mahogany brown body with a ruby sheen beneath a very short head of khaki colored foam. The head should really be better, especially for a bock that's got a lot of malt to it. The aroma is nice though, delivering lightly sweet and toasty caramelish malt. That follows in the flavor, and it's fairly rich. Very nicely done on that count. It's not too caramelish, nor too sweet. There's some bready and cereal-like flavor to it as well, and a bit of toffee and brown sugar. Even some very light nuttiness. Really nicely done. There's also some very low level fruitiness. Moderate to median in bitterness. It balances and you find some in the finish once the malt has faded. Medium-full in body and gently crisp. I see now that it's left a few spots and splashes of lace as I've been drinking it, but when I say that I actually mean just "a few". Back to the flavor, I'm looking for hops but I can't really find them except for a bit of spiciness in the finish. Which is OK, a bock shouldn't be hoppy but you can sometimes pick them out. So, what to say? If it weren't for the lack of head, and then lacing, it would score quite well. They've really got the malt down. I'll have to find more of this for the winter season.

Aug 25, 2017
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Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- translucent amber color with less than a half finger head. poor lacing.

S- biscuit malts with hints of toffee and caramel.

F- biscuity and toffee caramel flavor.

M- crunchy toffee like feel with burning maltiness.

O- not a bad average. The caramel and biscuit malts come off a tad strong though.

Feb 24, 2017
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a custom shaped beer glass: color is amber, transparent, head is off white to light tan with fine bubbles, presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring.

Smell is pleasant blend of malts: nice toast and bisuit aromas, touch of munich malt maybe and clean earthy hops.

Taste is also pleasant, full bodied malt with toast and biscuit flavors, hints of caramel and toffee with munich like qualities; hops are clean and grassy and just enough to bitter.

Mouthfeel is a bit chalky/dry(?) - a little off and dry on the tongue as the beer passes.

Overall, a good bock with solid aroma and flavor - need to get back to Appalachian to try this in person or on tap elsewhere.

Jul 01, 2016
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

5/9...pours deep reddish amber with a light white lid of foam. Heavy malty caramel nose, sweet smelling. Taste is syrup sweet malt, loads of breads and toffee. Opens sweet but quickly balances out. Light bitter behind. Smooth and light carbonation profile. Works.

Jun 19, 2016
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Cloudy brown with a tan cap. Toast and caramel nose, nothing too exciting there. Taste gives us some toast and grass, finishes sweet. Feel is malty, light, stupid smooth, stays wet until the very ending, and gets close to cloying but doesn't quite get there.

Mar 05, 2016
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a good beer, but it wasn't very memorable. I know I drank it, but I couldn't tell you much more about it other than what color it was. Give it a try, but don't wait around for it.

Jul 27, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a pint shared with octopus87

The color is deep amber with slight chill haze and thin white head with fine bead and lace that sticks. The smell has a lot of caramel malt with semi-sweet aroma and light toasted odor with mild herbal hop aroma. The feel is good with mildly toasted texture and medium sweetness with moderately carbonated and slight spice in the semi-dry finish.

The taste is good with caramel up front and lightly toasted grain with slight spice and herbal hop flavors with sweet taste mid palate and fruity yeast accents with mild alcohol in the finish. Overall a pretty quaffable lager with nice balance of malt, hops and yeast with light alcohol making it seem refreshing even though it is a slightly stronger lager.

May 22, 2015
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Less than a fingers worth of lush creamy khaki colored froth... Limited retention gives way to a lopsided veil of lacing... The color is a warm caramel... Mostly still with just a stray carbonation bubble here and there... The aroma is of liquid bread - spot on for the style... There are also some very subtle brown sugar and caramel notes... The palate is a carbon copy of the nose... Yeasty bread... Brown sugar... Some light caramel and chocolate notes... A light booziness cuts through on the finish... The mouthfeel is medium bodied... Smooth... Lush... Sleek... Limited carbonation... Dense and chewy... A rock solid Bock and a welcome addition to the Appalachian line up... I would gladly invest in a for pack of this local offering every now and again...

Apr 20, 2015
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DIM from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a very dark coppery chestnut color. It came with a small fizzy head. Smells of sweet bread with light toffee and hints of cocoa. This was sweet up front with some subtle chocolate and rich bready maltiness. The finish wasn't quite clean; minerals and a hint of sulfur.

Pretty nice bock, I'd have another.

Feb 08, 2015
Aero-Head Bock from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 44 ratings