Blonde Bock | Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Bighuge on 05-05-2004

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a darker, rustic orange, with a thin, white head. Little smell other than a slight malt. The taste is heavier than expected. Reminds me of a red. A little hop zing.

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Photo of ALC82
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmah120
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pint pour at the brewpub

look is a well filtered golden amber, small head with spotty lacing and all that jazz. smell is light and wheaty, maybe a hint of spice. taste is a good amount of Carmel malt, oak, leather, with a spicy hoppy finish.


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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Lemke10
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this as a part of their 5oz sampler package in their bar which you get 10 of their tap beers to try.

Pours a golden amber color with average head. Had a little bit of a malt scent but not too much. Had a really good taste as the malts were nicely mixed together for a smooth, clean finish making this beer rather tasty.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very clean, amber-light brown color
S: very nice, not as malty as German bocks but nice sweet nose
T: roasted sweet malt with hint of alcohol, good but could use a bit more alcohol and malt (my version was 5.8% ABV)
M & D: very drinkable and clean

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Photo of Ragingbull
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy dark gold in color. Little to no head. No nose that pops out and a subtle attack of malt and grains. The flavor is pretty plain and clean really. I am a little off guard as I sample this because it wasn't what I ordered, but I decided to drink and review anyway since I never had it. All in all, I find to be unremarkable, but not awful. The mouthfeel, taste, and smell are all very mainstream to me and simply average.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reported as "Silver" at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver CO. "Uses imported Vienna Malt"

Comes to me with a white cap, dark straw in color with no cloud.

Not much in the nose, but it is cold so? Smells faintly of an english pale.

Hops up front with a small malt back. Smooth sourness which is probably the yeast. Hops are good, quite strong for what I have had in Bocks.

Mouthfeel is thin and almost watery but refreshing.

Not bad. I'm not terribly experienced with the style so I'll leave it at that.

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Photo of expatsteve
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Great red amber color, perfect for a maibock; amazing lacing follows a 1/4 inch head. Low visibility and low/medium viscosity.

Aroma: Some metallic zing from the hops, immediately supported by hints of honey malts and orange peel. Mild golden raisin notes.

Taste: Immediately sweet, grainy malts that subside to a nicely balanced maibock finish - no real bitters and a thick middle palate that's almost entirely raw honey. A little breadiness as it warms and some subtle late bitterness that cleanses the palate and carry the faintest hint of dried basil. A little buttery yeast in the finish. Wouldn't have guessed that this is 7.5% to drink it.

Mouthfeel: A little sweet, but low carbonation makes for a clean finish.

Drinkability: A little sweet and buttery for the style, but the body and the malts are right on. Drinkable as a stand-alone or a session beer. Will please most bock fans, and has convinced me to check out more of Moosejaw's stuff.

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Photo of cokes
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Auburn-touched copper under a greying beige rimming.
The nose is caramelized grain. All fresh breads and toasted nuts sweeted with a sugary glaze.
Begins fully malted. Gooey caramel and drier toffee. Honeyed walnuts are prevalent. Backed with intriging and delicious hints of white-chocolate macadamia nuts. While chilled, the hops protrude farther, enabled with a lingering biter herb snap. As it near cellar temperature, the hopping is usurped by a continuation of the caramel-slathered nut breads.
Fatter than medium bodied, but not quite full bodied. Lowly carbonated and drinkable far beyond its listed strength.
A fancilful hellesbock. This solidifies my opinion on Moosejaw.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler...pours a deep gold...slight chill haze....nose is spicy hops....also some vanilla...body is full...taste is sweeter malts...honey...vanilla...and then a good hit of spicy hops to balance things off....somewhat similar to the Summit Maibock but fuller bodied and a little more maltiness...the spicy hoppiness is similar to Summit...

This is a very nice maibock....very drinkable....but with some character too...

This won the silver medal in the bock category at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival....I can see's legit...

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Photo of Bighuge
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler...

Deep golden hue. White head with adequate retention. Aroma of deep caramel malts, light alcohol and dry hops. The taste was quite good. Big, malty body with a splash of herbal hops. The finish was just a bit dry. Body was big and full as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite drinkable for a sizeable beer. This could almost be considered a blond dopplebock, but may not quite have the alcoholic presence of such.

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Blonde Bock from Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 13 ratings