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Goat Toppler Bock | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MuddyFeet on 01-16-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Gosox8787
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by the resturant while in Boston for the day. I decided to have something on tap and was not in the mood for an IPA, which looked like the best offering. This was on of the Brewmaster's Selections so I decided to give it a try.

Appearannce was light brown to light amber with a one finger beige head with good retention. The nose was not that noticable in this brew. There were hints of caramel and butterscotch from the malt. Not much of a hop presence. The taste was much stronger. Sweet caramel and butterscotch notes are present through and lend the brew good falvor without being overpowering. Not much depth to the flavor though. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and dry. Not much carbonation. Drinkability was exceptional because of the light flavor and the fact that the beer didn't taste boozy.

Overall, an enjoyable brew and a pretty standard bock. Good flavor, but needed more depth. After having this, I would probably have something else for varieties sake next time I go, but I do not regret having it at all.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few pints of this yesterday in Boston with Alewife before hitting the Comedy Connection for a show. Tap handle said it was a Maibock, and their blackboard had it at 8.8% abv.

A full pint glass was filled with a clear, medium-copper hued liquid. There was barely any head at all, merely a smidge around the edge, which left a trace of lace. There was minimal carbonation evident within. Nose consisted of bready malts, some light sweetness and a trace of floral hopping. Body was decently medium, and the bier passed fairly smoothly over the palate.

Flavor, as with the aroma, was a solid bready, toasty malt combo with subtle sweetness dancing on the tongue. The finish is short and lightly hoppy, with some floral notes and a wisp of fruitiness hitting the spot. Both Alewife and I liked it quite well.


look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4


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Photo of mellocello2003
2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - a nice copper color with some clingy lace

S - hints of cinnamon and burnt sugar as is the case with all bocks. This one was nothing special.

T - started off (slightly) sweet and syrupy, ended with a very strikingly metallic taste that left me unsatisfied. There was something sour there too... slightly so. Also the bitterness was too overpowering for this type of beer.

M - general beer mouthfeel - creamy and bubbly, but not exceptionally so. It's a bock so it's not going to have an amazing mouthfeel.

D - Just not impressed with this one. I didn't finish the glass, which is highly unusual for me.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poure a shiny brown. Wonderfully clear with a thick and stubborn foamy head. Nose was sugary sweet with a nice strong biscuit presence from the Munich malts.

Those same Munich malts prevail nicely with a mug full of biscuit flavors. Lots of toastiness and doughiness around this beer as well. Also picked up some butterscotch and toffee. Nice and sweet. Very low hop presence in this beer. A tad dry with medium body. Very smooth.

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Goat Toppler Bock from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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