Bock Chain
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Style:
Bock - Traditional
ABV:
5.7%
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Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 0%
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2
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2
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Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
 
Alberta, Canada
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kemoarps from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey amber body with a decent white head that trends towards fuzzy. Good lacing.

Very sweet malt aromas lead it off. These taper as it sits and it turns more towards dull earthy grains. Maybe some light noble hops of the more floral variety but very very faint at best.

Taste brings a nice balance of malts with the sweeter honey like pitted against the broader basier earthier grainier side. The finish has some noble hop bitterness to balance it out further and overall pleasant is the word I would use.

A little bit watery on the body, but otherwise the carbonation is unobtrusive and responsible, and the finish carries the earthy hops moreso than the body of the glass does.
I don't have a huge amount of experience with bocks (apparently this is the first within the german bock style I've looked at here on BA though I know I've at least HAD other ones before), but this is pleasantly enjoyable if not particularly outstanding. I'm really glad to have grabbed a sixer when I was in Calgary, though I won't lament the fact that I'm unlikely to see it again.

Jun 19, 2019
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

355ml can - a brew made to highlight the 'chain' of processes that go into production therein, i.e. the farmers, maltsters, and eventually Last Best.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three flabby fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random garage floor oil stain pattern lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, some earthy nuttiness, and very tame leafy, musty, and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, a faint pome fruitiness, and more understated earthy, musty, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-mollifying frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, with nothing really standing out that may be cause for concern here. It finishes trending dry, the malt petering out a bit, leaving a sort of lingering void.

Overall - while I'm vaguely impressed with the whole 'seed to can' marketing approach they've taken, the resulting beer has flavours less reminiscent of a traditional Bock, and more of yer typical adjunct lager, just beefed up a tad. I guess all new tech isn't good, just 'cause it's new, eh?

Feb 06, 2019
Bock Chain from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 2 ratings