Fall Bock
The St. George Brewing Company

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The St. George Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
3.8 | pDev: 10.26%
Dec 11, 2012
Feb 21, 2006
Very Good
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Rated: 3.75 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Dec 11, 2012
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Reviewed by likethetaste from Virginia

3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I got this in a variety 6 pack from the brewery at a Farm Fresh. I really wanted to love this Fall Bock because it is from a hometown brewery. It poured a copper color with a head that disappeared quickly. This was not a bad beer. Has a good taste but the aftertaste is not very good.

I could drink it again, just hope the other offerings from this brewery are better.
Dec 13, 2008
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Reviewed by asabreed from New York

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
At Galaxy Diner in Richmond, into a pint glass.

Appearance: The upside is that the pint was filled to the brim. The downside is there was little head at all, and always it's a matter of the bartender. That said, the color's really nice, a lighter copper color with hints of darker brown. My girlfriend, who had a Legend Brown, had the darker beer, which was odd to me.

Smell: Sweet malts dominate, hints of caramel and biscuits. An herbal tea hop sourness comes in when it warms.

Taste: This one's interesting. Starts out sweeter and maltier with some caramel malt flavors, maybe some hints of chocolate, and then an interesting sour hop bitterness takes over, along with some hints of booziness. Some diacetyl at the forefront before the hops kick in. The balance of the hops works well as it warms, and had more of an earthy bite when it was cooler when I first got it.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with good carbonation to avoid any sense of it being cloying.

Drinkability: A solid version of the style. Boozy and visceral without taking away drinkability. Quality as always from St. George, who I think could really be a force with more money and distribution. I've been a fan since the beginning and am always wanting to try more.
Oct 11, 2008
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Reviewed by hellcatsjg from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Copper beer with a layer of foam that has good staying power, lasting through most of the glass. Slight bit of lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel is most prominent in the nose with a bit of floral hops and malt as well.

Taste: Good sweet caramel flavor to start out, joined by a good amount of malt. There is a bit of floral hops on the back end along with some slightly off putting sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Sweet taste lingers, but so does the sour flavor, which takes away from this category.

Drinkability: If this beer focused of the sweet malty caramel flavor that is present, it would do much better. The sour aftertaste does take away from it and I could not have more than a couple in a sitting. Not bad, and I would pick it up again next fall to try again.
May 06, 2008
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Reviewed by Bleedingshrimp from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this as part of the Dragon Pack mixed sixer. Was a little put off at first b/c I was expecting a dopplebock...not sure why just was. Anyway it poured a light brown with a decent head, could've had better retention. The taste was crisp, carbonation was just right, and it had a nice malty base. Almost maple in taste. Very delicious and very sessionable. I wish these were around as six packs by themselves. I really think the taste is spot on for this style. Refreshing but still substantive.
Feb 26, 2008
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Reviewed by oelergud from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown 12oz standard glass bottle. Green and yellow earth tones for the label which sports a wicked mace with a spiked ball.
Honey copper clear body with low carbonation. Creamy tan head with lots of small bubbles. Good retention and very nice clumpy lace.
Sweet caramel scent with some mild spice and honey. very thick scent, almost chewable.
Well balanced flavor. Sweet malts, pumpkin and bread. Good hop profile with abit of a resin kick. The aftertaste is pumpkin covered hop flowers.
Full body and lots of coating. Chewable and thick.
A very drinkable beer with a good kick of alcohol which is noticable in both the smell and taste.

Jan 19, 2008
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Reviewed by PhageLab from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a Warsteiner pilsner. Pulled from one of their "Dragon Packs" which is a mixed 6 pack.

A - Fairly hazy, copper coloration, with a orange hue. Fades to a dark brown. Produced a fingertip of head, nice retention, great lacing. Very attractive brew.

S - Really sweet caramel smell, malty and a bit of grain, perhaps barley? Enticing at any rate.

T - Incredible sweet, yeasty profile, yet not overly sweet. Small hop notes in the dry aftertaste. A bit sugary, but now that I see the abv, it makes sense. I had no idea it was over 5% while I was drinking it, you would never know.

M - Light bodied, good carbonation, slight oily residue left over, but it doesn't cause a hit here becuase the finish is so dry it balances out.

D - Very good even with it's abv, it's probably too drinkable. Hopefully we'll get sixers of this next year, I'd love to have another. Highly recommended.
Dec 11, 2007
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Reviewed by nriech from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at the Richmond Shockoe beer fest. Hands down the best overall brew there. Great sweet malty aromas.

Light amber in color, hard to say on the head as was served in a beer fest sample glass.
Medium body with a little bit of hoppiness and good carbonation. Taste was slightly sweet with good malts and a touch of hops. A very easy to drink <ignoring the ABV> and pleasant bock. Hopefully will see this more outside of the sampler pack.
Aug 25, 2007
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Reviewed by gpcollen1 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful amber with a bit of a head into my imperial pint resulting in a moderate fluffy head. Aroma hints of a nice hoppy lager with nothing in particular standing out above the rest.

The malt is first up on the palate, tasting full along with this medium bodied brew. The hops nicely flow in in the middle and to the end with a nice dry finish. The alcohol rears it's head as it warms, not in a bad way, just letting you know this is not a 5% beer.

This was quite nice and drinkable, not my favorite style but good nonetheless. Thank you Santa.
Jan 05, 2007
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Reviewed by pentathlete from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ruddy gold that deepens toward ruby at the widest part of the glass. Modest foam that falls to a firm uniform table. Aroma hits as soon as the bottle is popped. Heavy malt nose, letting us know that St. George takes the style seriously. The taste and mouthfeel are fine but with minor flaws. The flavors are typical of the bock style...I just noticed that this one was categorized as a Maibock...I guess, I'm not an expert. Anyway, strong malt tones with subdued alcohol and hops dominate the flavor. There is a hint of thinness in the flavor and the mouthfeel toward the end that makes it less than completely satisfying. I note this only because it is noticeable enough to probably limit the sampling to one, maybe two.

Quick comment on the mix pack from St. George: this is exactly what they needed to do in order to try out some rather standard styles on the beer buying public. Their flagship brews are fine and good, mainstream enough to tempt the BMC drinkers, and interesting enough for fine beer enthusiast. This little Hampton brewery is an excellent choice to expose your Bud-drinking friends to something different.
Dec 23, 2006
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Reviewed by Minkybut from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured beer into a tumbler at 50 degrees. Beer was a nice rich brown/red color and had a nice head. A nice nutty warm toffee taste as it first hit the taste buds. I really liked this beers taste but the finish was a little harsh I guess becaise of high Alc %. If not for that I woulf have rated this beer exceptional. I would purchase again.
Dec 09, 2006
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Reviewed by weeare138 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one...
Appears a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of light caramel, pils malt graininess, mild nuts, and citrus notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas, along with a light creamyness that comes through in the gentle, sweet flavors.
Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, decently carbonated, and citrusy.
Nov 03, 2006
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Reviewed by emillner from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Nice mahogany color with little head.

An indistinct smell.

A pleasant taste. A tiche sweet, a tiche of dark fruit, and a tiche of smoke. Imagine a dopplebock cut in 1/2.

Good mouthfeel.

Easy to drink. Too heavy for a session beer. Would go well with most foods – I had apples, grapes, and cheeses.

Definately worth trying.
Oct 08, 2006
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Part of the St George Dragon six pack,poured a deep golden with a thin almost non existant head,aromas of caramel malt with a touch of unseewetened chococlate but not strong by any means.Not overly impressed flavor wise some caramel sweetness with a grainy like texture a touch of cooked grain and soapy flavors in the finish but not enough to make me want more.I respect St. George I think they make fine beers but this one left me wanting more.
Feb 21, 2006
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