The Bennie | Granite City Food & Brewery

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54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dovers on 06-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Curt3
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRPunk
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler (from Kopko) poured into a juice glass.

A- Hazy Amber-brown. Initial pour seemed like little head would develop, but a solid 1-finger had decent sustain and stick.

S- Mix of caramel malt and fruity, cherry-like aroma.

T- A lot as aroma suggests, caramel and grainy malts, fruity flavors. Maybe a little whiskey-ish.

M- Medium body and carb. A little grainy. Dry-ish.

O- Decent brew. Pretty drinkable. Not a world beater, but seems like a good beer from a chain brewery.

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Photo of George1005
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjd722
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shmallory0
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Overall not a bad beer. I agree with other comments as it was very malty. The waitress said it paired well with spinach artichoke dip, and she was right. Mine seemed to not have a lot of head when poured.

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Photo of scratch69
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rgdail
4.36/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.05/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gregf51
3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikepcarney
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a red-brown beer that's transparent but for the darker color. The head is a small tan one that takes some time to fade then only keeps a light foam at the edges, while a little to moderate lacing spots the glass.
There's almost nothing to the nose. I get a bit of balanced maltiness, but it's hard to pull out. The flavor does develop, though. It shows the balance of toast and caramel one expects in a bock with a bit of leafy hops and some wood, dropping into a treacle/smoke finish as it lingers lightly.
The body is light-medium, and crisp, clean until the later part. It lightens out as it goes.

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Photo of torwart68
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krowman2652
4.63/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I like it in a growler better than just about any of their other beers. Tasty!

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffSK
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobArmstrong
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent midly dark mellow taste

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Photo of Azpittil57
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Danielr26
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jrgriffiniii
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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The Bennie from Granite City Food & Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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