Yuengling Bock | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling BockYuengling Bock

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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

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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: 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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Yuengling Bock from Yuengling Brewery
3.38 out of 5 based on 675 ratings.
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