Bock Beer | Rivertown Brewing Co.

63 Ratings
Bock BeerBock Beer

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bamadog on 03-06-2010

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Photo of BigPauly
4.53/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

First time I had anything from RT. Drank 5 in a row, was very tasty! Usually never drink that many. Full flavored bock, not overly sweet, well balanced. It had a nice dark amber color, slightly ruby. Didn't pour it aggressively, but it still had a nice foamy head, Ok lacing. Will buy again! Good job Rivertown!

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle, this most excellent bock from Rivertown pours a beautiful amber with a thick off white soapy foam and clinging lacing. Nose of browned toast, raisin, light herbal hops, and sweet caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose with rich caramel and fresh bread like notes, mixed with a pleasant nutty characteristic and mild herbal hop in the background. One of the better bocks I have had this year. SOLID.

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Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this one down at The Party Source in Bellevue, KY and thought to myself, "Hmm... Never even heard of Rivertown Brewing Co. from Cincinnati, so let's give it a shot." So give it a shot I did, and am pleasantly surprised by the find. Pour is from the bottle to a tulip and the review is from notes taken on 3/5/2010.

Appearance: Pour is a caramel/copper color; body has fair clairity and shows moderately strong carbonation; starts with a 1 and 1/2 finger off-white head that fades pretty quickly to a thin and full skim with a thicker ring around the edges; no lacing is left behind at all.

Smell: Wow - the syrupy caramel-sweet malts are strong up front at first and there is a light toasty graininess that offers up a bit of support -- overall it just smells "good"; as it warms a little bit, there is a bit of a mulchy and wet cereal/grainy presence that sneaks in, as well as a mellow banana-like aspect.

Taste: I've gotta say, this beer is really pleasing me. A little different from the nose, the palate is led by that mulchy, wet, cereal-like graininess and it's supported by a much lighter caramel malty sweetness; there is a faint sweet and mellow fruity banana-esque flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: The body is of medium weight and thickness and it's a little slick; carbonation is strong but not quite sharp; a light stick on the roof of the mouth, but largely a clean finish with a bit of the wet grainy aftertaste.

Drinkability: Solid enough - the major aspects are pretty much what I would expect, and at $1.70 for a bottle, I feel the pricing is very reasonable for such a solid, yet largely unheard of (as of now), beer; the ABV doesn't feel that big either (although I have no idea what it is), and I feel that I could get through 2-3 with little problem.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of edfish
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a six pack at the Jungle for $9.
Poured in a pint glass, has a golden ruby color 1/2 head white with a light tan tint.
S- Not over powering,faint malt/bread not far off thought I smelled a berry ?
T- the taste was very suprising, I have not tasted a bock like this one. Starts with a bread/biscuit taste heavy on the biscuit lite carmel. Finishes with a malty fruit taste, plumb like. Crisp and light dry aftertaste.
M- Not to bad, not real big or full.
O- I like this bock because of its different taste, seems lighter that traditional bocks. Says it has a 7.2% ABV but there is no alchol taste. The fruit taste doesn't appear until the beer is 1/2 gone. I think I'll have another!

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Photo of doctor_dirk
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Dark brass

SMELL: Sweet, malty, bready, grassy, taffy, herbal, faint alcohol, clean

TASTE: Crisp, slick, creamy, malty, fresh grain, figgy, nutty, toasted bread, mild husk, kiss of alcohol, very clean, herbal, dry toasty finish

Very much a bock in our glasses and not for much longer; even for its size, it presents itself as a very drinkable beer. The warmth does catch up after a while. A real treat to run into, we can really appreciate the deft hand(s) it took to create this malt bomb.

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Photo of Beejay
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown with an off white head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, still nice looking.

S: Sweet and light. As well as some caramel notes. Perhaps a little maple syrup in there as well.

T: Lovely. Mild, slightly sweet and simple. Malty, with a carmel sweetness in the finish. Though I was hoping for a little more complexity.

M: Medium bodied, very clean appropriate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Nice, clean and satisfying.

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Photo of beerman207
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this sitting out for $12.00 a case at one of my favorite beer stores! Saw my boy bamadog gave this a b+ last year so it's worth the investment.

A: Pours a nice clear orange/brown color with 1 inch head that dissipates to a nice skim and lots off bubbles purcolating off the bottom throughout the beer. Nice

S: Nose is malt, grapes, some faint citrus

T: Taste is malt, a bit of pepper, grape flavor, and some slight orange.

M: Medium-high carbonation - fits well -not overwhelming

O: Haven't had a good beer yet from Rivertown. This one is a good offering which is exciting. Glad to have a case of it.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Bock Beer from Rivertown Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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