Artois Bock | Stella Artois

Artois BockArtois Bock
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Artois BockArtois Bock

Brewed by:
Stella Artois

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GreenCard on 09-12-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

275ml bottle

Pours with an amber body, fluffy white head with pretty fair retention

Smell, some malt, little bit of estery sweetness present. Some slight caramel and burnt sugar

Taste, crisp and malty, some sweetness with a few esters, little bit of toffee and caramel

Not bad tbh, i think it should be added as a bock, its not the best of its kind but its not bad and fits the description of a bock

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Blind tasting at my brother-in-laws, poured into a Munich Hacker-Pschorr Brau tulip glass. It was an out of date 275ml bottle, I discovered later.

Looked fine, a healthy amber/redish hue to it, neat tight head clinging to the glass sides.

Not an overly sweet smell, but toffee apples came to mind, so there must have been something sweet hitting my nose.

No fantastic notes to read about the taste, obviously a darkish lager, I thought it might have been Portugese or somewhere from the Med, would never have gone for Belgium.

I didn't dislike this beer, but it has nothing to rave about, just a drinkable beer.

It was launched in the UK with posters, classy booklets and some good pubs having it on tap, my local being one of them. it didn't last long, the hipe was a whole lot better than the product. The bottled version is no better than the draught one.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

275ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a golden amber colour... Head was slightly off white and poured quite big and foamy. This faded to a thin layer....

Aroma - Light maltiness, toffee, some honey, lemon hints, nutty, some definite "Stella" notes coming through...

Taste – Quite sweet, very light maltiness, zesty, some caramel / toffee hints, light bitterness..

Feel - Quite sharp, medium carbonation...

Overall - An ok beer... worth a try once... nothing spectacular...

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Photo of GreenCard
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: brown gold, good clarity, thinnish layer of yellowy suds

Aroma: rust, malt, herbal hops, honey

Flavor: Lyle's Golden Syrup sweetness that levels off in a maltiness as a subdued hop bitterness comes in, iron, alcohol, finishes semisweet with a grassy/rooty aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, frizzy carbonation, some alcohol warmth

Other comments: Meets my expectations for an InBev product.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Artois Bock pours a lovely amber gold with a 2 finger creamy solid thick head - looks rather tasty

The aroma is of toffeeish malts and cream, notes of hops come through - smell is appealing

The taste is rather sweet, almost syrupy, with notes of caramels finishing in a nice hoppy bitterness. However, the disappointment is it finishes a little too quickly for my liking, all i have now is a syrupy feeling on the tongue

Mouthfeel is thick with high carbonation. Slightly chewy

Drinkability - i think this is a nice malty offering from the artois brewery, a surprise with the other pigswill they offer. Disappointing finish to the beer, and perhaps too syrupy. Malty toffee notes remind of an oktoberfest, but its not quite at that level. Could drink a few if i wasnt looking for anything particularly special but wanted somethin malty sweet. Not bad!

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wl0307
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Obtained this beer from ASDA when it was on sale. BB 15/07/06.
A: light tawny hue with strong orangey hints, coming with thick creamy froth against a gently-carbonated body. Quite nice looking.
S: lager malts and caramel malts mixed together, on top of semi-sweetish orangey and grassy noble-hop aroma and a little resinous touch. After swirling a more intense flow of flowery esters and honeyish note come through. Not bad at all.
T: candyish and juicy, light-caramel maltiness (a bit like my home-made caramelised sweet potatos~~?!) backed by lightly astringent fruity hops and sour-sweet dried berry fruits; slowly leading to a slightly tangy aftertaste with a bittersweet malty overtone. Alas, the finish is rather short and turning pretty flat in the end.
M&D: overall the texture is rather smooth, with just enough fizz to keep the balance with the richer, sugary maltiness. But judging from the overall flavour profile as a Vienna lager or amber bock, maybe the body is slightly too thin to be outstanding, though I'm not the slightest disappointed with this beer as with the standard Artois lager~~

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Artois Bock from Stella Artois
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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