Yuengling Bock | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Spring

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

App: A dark brown, but rather brilliant when held up to the light. Solid tan head with some lacing.

Smell: The smell of this beer does a number on the senses. Strong aromas of sweet roasted malt (with a hint of sourness) backed by a firm herbal, slightly fruity hop presence.

Taste: Bitterness is the dominant player in this beer. Dry, earthy flavors control. Roasted grain and nuts are matched equally by the herbal hop bitterness. Any sweetness comes in the end and smooths the palate in the form of caramel and sweet bread. The occasional tinge of alcohol makes itself known.

Medium body that barely stands up to the bock name

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yuengling Bock

I like the retro style of the label. Very nice. I'm not sure if Yuengling ever made a bock, but I'll assume they did as every brewery used to make one in spring. It was tradition. Quite often it was just their regular beer with a food coloring such as "Porterine" added in, but people thought it was something new and interesting. (I looked it up, yes, the label is original from 1941).

It pours a clear, very deep russet brown colored body beneath a short-lived head of tan foam.

In the nose it's lightly malty with a hint of caramel and toastiness, and some floral character. There's not really much there. There's very little malt considering it's a "bock", and what hops are there are only in the background.

The flavor delivers the same floral and gently toasty & caramelish character found in the nose; and although malt is most certainly present, it's not really sweet, and it doesn't seem "malty", at least not in terms of what you's expect from a bock beer. A firm bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry with some pleasant spicy hops lingering. Some astringency, unfortunately, mars it a bit.

Overall it's a little bit above average (think mass-produced golden lagers), but it's far from a bock. The 5.1% abv excludes that right off the bat with traditional bocks starting at 6.3%. The lack of malt flavor then completely shuts it down. Otherwise they're at least on the right track.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Not bad bit not sure if I would get it again

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
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