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The Bennie | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States | website

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dovers on 06-17-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
55.62%
 
 
Wants:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Brenden
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
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 chuckgietzen
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olduo2
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very smooth bock for a local restaurant/brewery

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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Danielr26
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While pleasant, it wasn't a stand out. Just mainly a taste of malt and nothing else. Had a off aftertaste a little bit. Overall not bad though.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ryanflc
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NodakEric
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobArmstrong
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gregf51
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of krowman2652
4.63/5  rDev +37%
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 Kurmaraja
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Viperman1316
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of amalburg
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FritzSteinhoff
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rgdail
4.36/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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