Brother Benedict's Bock | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Brother Benedict's BockBrother Benedict's Bock

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Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German style lager, our Bock carries a brownish color, a medium body, and a mouthwatering smoothness from the wonderful malt flavor.

Added by beernut7 on 08-01-2002

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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 170
Photo of BrewMaster
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i tasted this beer on tap and the Cedar Rapids location. Overall this bock has a fulland complete taste. Not the best bock in the world, but a rich malty roasted flavor can be tasted along with a nice sweet yeast flavor. The dark color makes this a very attractive beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Burnished dark copper (equal parts brown, amber, red and orange) with light easily visible on the opposite side of the pint glass. The head was small due to a gentle pour, lasted but a brief time, fell to next-to-nothing within minutes and left nada in the way of lace. The nose was minimally aromatic, with a slight roasted maltiness.

The flavor profile consisted of lightly toasty caramel malt with a touch of sweetness early on, some nuttiness and a little grain thrown in for good measure. The beer became a bit more bitter and more dry as the mouthful progressed. The body was appropriate for the style and was neither full nor thin.

Bennie's Mai Bock is one of the better bocks that I've had (not that I've had that many). Along with Duke IPA, it's one of Granite City's better brews.

*consumed at the West Des Moines location

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Photo of ZAP
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled in Fargo...also in St. Cloud..same beer..

Flat looking burgandy color...(aren't maibocks supposed to be pale usually?)..verydissapointing nose...nothing there....I strain and strian and barely come away with some sweet bready maltiness...interesting take on this style...a bready, coffee cake like flavor..maltiness is high...hops low...also a hint of sweet chocolate borwnies...I like the flavor but it seems to be more "bock" like than "maibock" like...roasted malts too....medium to full bodied...

Really a nice tasting bock...doesn't fit the maibock profile but whatever...I like the flavor a lot...they should call it a bock though....

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brother Benedict pours a dark red with a thin head that disappears quickly. A medium body, with the taste of roasted malts and somewhat light toast feel left on the palate. My personal Granite City favorite, can drink this one anytime! A rather tasty brew.

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Photo of beernut7
3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer comes out with bright red color and small head. The body is relatively light and the finish clean which compliments the bready, biscuity flavors of the brew. Pretty good.

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Brother Benedict's Bock from Granite City Food & Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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