Bock | Saddlebock Brewery

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Saddlebock Brewery
Arkansas, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by russpowell on 02-08-2014

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Slightly better than average head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, malt sweetness, pears & leafy hops

T: Breadyness, dryness, pears, biscuitty malt up front, some mineral & herbal hop bitterness up front. More biscuitty malt, pears & grassy hops as this warms, plus dryness, Finishes dry & grassy

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, nicely balanced

A nice bock, not great. I'm not in love with all the biscuitty malt, but drinks easy enough

This may be the same as the Maibock, but based on the descriptors used that review I made a judgment call...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JamesLouise
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of essammot
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of cjr0401
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, red color with a foamy, tan head. It smelled of sweet caramel malt and it had an earthy aroma. Some mild fruit aromas, too. It tasted of sweet biscuity malt, grassy hops and some cherry flavor. It was crisp and smooth.

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Photo of beer_lover13
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve0416
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nearly a perfect representation of a bock. Maltiness like this is rare in a beer.
They claim to perform a decoction and I believe them after tasting.
Low carbonation and hops presence brings the malty Munich grain right up in my face.
Love it!

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Photo of dsl72701
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a may be guilty here of letting my bottle sit a little too long, a slight vinegar tang possible infection has developed, but the bock itself really doesnt lose a whole lot from it, and frankly, the base beer here is really good, that much is obvious through this little acidic problem, which is on me. nice mahogany color to this, and a real tall just off white head, lots of airy bubbles in it, and phenomenal retention. it smells like nutty earthy toasty warm caramelized german malt, somewhat deeper than a lot of these, copper and more in the dopplebock realm in terms of the malt bill. very classic, almost decadent. the lager yeast in nose and taste is lost in my bottle somewhat due to the acidic infection thing happening, this beer obviously wasnt meant to save for as long as i have. fuller bodied, holds the nutty lower end aspects of the malt nicely, and then a quick finish, less sweet than a lot of these can be. hints of molasses and almond in there, even like a toasted pumpkin seed thing, very autumnal. id like to try this fresh, but even older and a little messed up its still a nice brew. my first from these guys.

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Photo of leefx
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Bock from Saddlebock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 12 ratings