30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IrieJackalope on 05-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
341
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
65
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged bottle cellared for three years and opened on May 1, 2014. Why? No reason. The first of May! Seemed appropriate. Served about 50 degrees.

Lovely looking copper amber pour with busy carbonation leading up to a lingering off-white head that leaves a little lacing.

Those malty aromas remind me a little bit of a Wee Heavy rather than a Helles Bock but after three years it is bound to be more pleasing to the nose. Sweet, toffee, caramel and little to no hop bite.

The body is medium to full even after three years.

The taste also brings out a vibrant sweet malty character but there is a slight honey-like sweetness introducing itself on the backside as well. Little to no bitter finish but a bit dry. Aging has made this a beautiful beer.

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30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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