Saint Arnold Spring Bock | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Spring BockSaint Arnold Spring Bock
BA SCORE
3.63/5
391 Ratings
Saint Arnold Spring BockSaint Arnold Spring Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
An authentic, copper colored, German-style Bock, celebrating the coming of spring. This big, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor.


Added by kbub6f on 01-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,955
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
391
pDev:
12.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of Can_has_beer
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of txmilligan
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

My experiences with bocks has led me to expect an almost black beer when poured, but Spring Bock poured up a light chestnut. There was not much to the aroma either. I was a bit underwhelmed, since my experience with St. Arnold has been pretty good up to now.

Of course, it's the taste that makes the brew, and St. Arnold's doesn't disappoint. A creamy, buttery flavor over the nice bready malt tones makes for a delicious beer, and finished with a subtle zesty aftetaste. The is a really good bock.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stebbi7833
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DesertFox24
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("01/31/17") poured into a 7 oz Libbey Gibraltar glass.

Appearance: Pours clear reddish amber with good head of whitish foam; scarce lace.

Smell: Grainy malt, toffee and slight alcohol.

Taste: Plenty of caramel malt and slight earthiness, with some rough grainy notes and alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation with slight boozy heat.

Overall: Another typical Saint Arnold malt bomb. Big toasty, grainy flavors, but lacking some depth.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper/amber with a decent head but dissipates extremely quickly.

Smell is of light caramel malt and barley perhaps? A little grainy. My beer is only a week old from bottling.

Taste is much better than expected. Light, refreshing, malty goodness. A little bit of grassy hops thrown in for maximum refreshment. Leaves a lingering malt taste on the back of my tongue for a while.

Feel is medium bodied, a little dry but extremely refreshing. 6.9% is a cool amount of alcohol to have hidden in such an easygoing beer. Nice one again, St. Arnie's.

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Photo of princessbay710
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty average looking transparent amber pour from a beautifully decorated bottle. Smells warm and malty, while the taste is flushing caramel malts and a bit weak and non lingering. A sip will cool you, a gulp will warm the roof of your mouth, but only for a moment, then there is no signs of the beer anywhere.
Was I incorrect to expect the "Spring Bock" to be a hoppy beer?

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Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect compliment to BBQ on super bowl beef Sunday

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Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$ 1.94 (Including tax)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.161/oz) at Total Wine, SATX
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – none
Head small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), light tan, frothy, rapidly diminishing to an irregular two to three mm ring and thin partial layer
Lacing – none
Body – medium amber, clear
Flavor – caramel and malty. Slightly sweet but ends with a hint of bitterness. No distinctive hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly creamy, soft carbonation

Pleasant bock, cheap at twice the price

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cfred371
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice copper color, minimal head, and some odd floaters.

Smell: pretty much caramel, but somewhat muted.

Taste: similar to the nose but very flavorful, I really enjoy how this tastes. Plenty of caramel and some small muted hops

Feel: medium mouthfeel, very well carbonated and prickly.

Overall: this is a nice, easy drinking bock full of caramel flavor.

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Photo of mncoinman
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reasonably good initial (bock) malt smell.Nice dark golden color. Very small foam head. No obvious visible carbonation. Smooth drinking with a good Munich malt flavor. Low bite....not much carbonation and not much hops (yea !!!). Good balance on the sweetness scale. Doesn't have the strong flavor or richness of a doppelbock, but this is a really decent version of a regular bock. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Benskipworth12345
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatche2
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbean3
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this seasonal offering from Saint Arnold's Brewery. Full of flavor and offers a refreshing change from the dark beers of winter. Not that I don't like the dark beers (I do) but sometimes, change is good.

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Photo of Patrickt22
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BowmanR
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (dated 19Jan16) into a Mikasa Pilsner glass. Consumed on 20Mar16.
LOOK: 4 fingers worth of khaki foam is formed after the initial pour. Within 2 and half minutes, the massive foam head has dissipated into a half fingers worth. A subtle amount of very thick lacing is left behind from the dissipation. Amber in color with a slight cloudiness. Rising bubbles are subtle in quantity and small in size. Lacing is moderate in quantity and both thick and very thick.
SMELL: Strong aromas of caramel and white bread are backed by mild aromas of figs and plums along subtle floral and spicy hop aromas.
TASTE: Upon first sip, strong flavors of caramel and white bread strike the palate. Strong fig and plum flavors immediately follow as caramel flavors grow stronger. Subtle floral and spicy hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist. The hop flavors hardly bring balance to the beer, leaving it extremely sweet. I never thought I would say this, but this is too sweet.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth and creamy. Finsihes crisp.
NOTE: This doesn't necessarily taste bad, but it's not something that I could drink more than 1 of in one sitting. I suppose one could make a comparison of the sweetness to that of Not Your Father's Root Beer, except this isn't quite to that extreme.

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Photo of BdM
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Saint Arnold Spring Bock from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 391 ratings
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