Yuengling Bock | Yuengling Brewery

Yuengling BockYuengling Bock
676 Ratings
Yuengling BockYuengling Bock

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 676 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of asabreed
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass at a local bar in my hometown in western PA.

Appearance: A darker amber-ish color with a quickly-dissipating pocked white head. Looks like Yuengling Lager.

Smell: Smells like Yuengling Lager, maybe with a bit more herbal hop character as it warms. But really not much there overall.

Taste: And... yes, kind of tastes like Yuengling Lager. It's a bit darker and fuller, but aside from a bit more hops when it warms, which come through in the aroma too, more herbal, there's really not much here, and it's not something I'd want to go back to for another. As a matter of fact, I switched to Guinness after the first pint.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery at first with a semi-harsh burst of unexpected carbonation. Hard to explain, clearly, but it's weird.

Drinkability: Pretty average overall. Everything's a bit too mild and tone-down on overall flavor. Maybe a hoppier, thicker Yuengling in a way. I was a bit disappointed overall, as I was excited to try this and was let down a bit.

 1,009 characters

Photo of BeerCon5
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a dark amber color with very little offwhite head, not much lacing.

The scent was of caramel malts and citrus.

The taste was kind of light for a bock. Caramel malts are first, then there is a strong hit of mouth puckering citrus, some light hop bitterness also.

Light bodied, pretty smooth and prickly on the tongue, high carbonation.

This was an ok bock, I though it was a bit too thin and the citrus was a little out of balance. It seemed like it was like a Lager with double the malts and double the citrus.

 521 characters

Photo of HRamz3
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice dark brown-amber-red color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and toasted malts, hints of caramel, toffee, and chocolate.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts followed by flavors of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a hint of coffee that is most likely from some burnt darker malts.
M: Smooth, rich, lighter bodied than it looks, perfect amount of carbonation, refreshing.
D: Very drinkable, nice mix of the flavors and not too high abv makes it pretty session-able as well.

 575 characters

Photo of sliverX
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

presented with a dark brown slightly copper pint with a big light tan head that faded quickly to a film but left some small lacing
smell was very light and hard to pick up anything more than a bit of malt
taste was slightly malty with a burnt cereal grain background and finished with a surprising light German hop presence
mouthfeel was light to medium, very balanced
drinkability was good sessionable but the hop tasting burp got a bit tiring
Had on tap at the Gin Mill in Ellicottville NY on 4-15

 503 characters

Photo of chicagoish
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JC333
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mattcrill
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Light dark bread note up front. Slight hint of sulfur in the background. Low dark fruit esters and a hint of earthy hop aroma.

Appearance: Clear copper pour with amber edges. Low off-white head that retains moderately.

Flavor: Dark bready character up front, a touch of spicy/earthy hop notes in the background to balance, and a hint of dark fruit. Nothing offensive, pronounced, or over the top. Balance is to the malt. Finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. A slight carbonic bite but no alcohol heat or astringency.

Overall impression: A very approachable beer. Provides much more flavor than the typical industrial/commercial offerings. It will appeal to the masses but probably won't do much for any extreme beer enthusiasts. The product is nicely done and for the price point, I'll be bock.

 848 characters

Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Shaw
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby in color with a fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a ring and an island in my glass.

A nice aroma of molasses and bread with a hint of hops.

The taste is malty, with light toasted and roasted flavors ending with a slight bitter twang. There's plenty of flavor to this bock.

Body has some substance to it with a nice amount of carbonation.

Overall a nice, inexpensive lager. It's not watery, but it's also not a big malt or hop bomb. Almost a session beer, but just a bit too strong.

 514 characters

Photo of bamadog
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review is from notes taken on 4/18/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a deep coppery brown with ruby highlights; starts with a light tan head that is 1 and 1/2 fingers deep that becomes pock marked as it eventually fades to a full, but very thin skim; body is very clear and shows strong carbonation; very nice washes and spots of lacing hold fast to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Some toasty grains, a bit of a mild malt backing; doesn't smell too far off from the standard Yuengling lager, but it's a bit mustier and not especially appealing.

Taste: Light and toasty grains right up front and at first, it's very much like the standard lager offering from this brewery, but the grains are followed by a moderately sweet maltiness to make it a little more bock-like, but certainly not a stand-out bock -- the bottle says it "Tastes Good," but perhaps it should say, "Not Bad."

Mouthfeel: A little thicker and chewier than the standard lager; nice and strong carbonation that avoids being sharp; a fair and dry coating is left on the roof of the mouth.

Drinkability: Meh, not bad. Flavors are alright, doesn't sit heavy and the ABV is certainly more than manageable, but overall, it's a pretty average-at-best offering.

 1,259 characters

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is a clear deep aged copper with a off white bubbly head building about one and a half fingers high. It dissipates fast and leaves some lacing on the glass.
The smell is a mild caramel and bread flavor. Not to much there.
Tasting the beer, up front there is a fruity character, like pea, mixed with a lot of malty flavors. In the middle there are some earthy hops, which bring grassy nutty notes into the beer. The finish is all caramel.
A medium to light bodied beer, very drinkable, but rather plain.

 512 characters

Photo of thoglund
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of carolinabeerguy
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Bottled on January 13, 2011 per code printed on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a medium cherry wood color with ruby highlights and a 1 finger white head which dissipates quickly. Decent lacing.

Smell: Biscuity malt with floral hops.

Taste: Bready malt up front followed by pale malt in the middle and a bit of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Aftertaste is mildly bitter. Has a bit of the flavor I associate with Yuengling Traditional Lager, but this tastes a little better and is more well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth.

Drinkability: High drinkability. You could knock back a few without much trouble.

Overall: Good beer overall. I like Yuengling Traditional Lager from time to time, but this is a better beer from the same brewer. This could become a go-to cheap beer for me. It's not world class by any means, but it's worth trying if only because it's cheap.

 972 characters

Photo of Giantspace
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.12/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled Jan 13, 2011.

Pours clear reddish-copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates to a wispy cap but leaves some rings of lacing.

Aroma is caramel, toffee, nuts, toasted bread, light grain, bit of hops and dark fruit. Good strength.

Flavor is caramel malt with moderate sweetness, toffee, brown sugar, nuts, toast, a hint of raisins, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, good carbonation.

Haven't had a Dunkler Bock before, and few other Bock styles, but I'm quite enjoying this one.

 523 characters

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Zylod
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joepais
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanted to try one of these so Thanks go out to a kind beer buddy who hooked me up.
Poured into a Sam Adams glass It produced a finger worth of off white head that lasted a while then faded to a thin lace. The beer was a great chocolate brown in color body wise.

I got good aromas of fresh bread and light roast in my nose. The flavor was bready and sweet with a light bitter finish. It was light and crisp in the mouth. If I closed my eyes I wouldn't have known this was a dark brew.

It was very easy to drink and could easily session this one. I was quite impressed with this brew and would love to drink it again

 618 characters

Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 676 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.