Bock De Joliette | Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste

Bock De JolietteBock De Joliette
BA SCORE
3.31/5
51 Ratings
Bock De JolietteBock De Joliette
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Micro-Brasserie L'Alchimiste
Quebec, Canada
lalchimiste.ca

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,898
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
51
pDev:
18.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of musty_taco
4.89/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of LeTonneau
4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

That is my day to day beer. It posesses all of what I enjoy in beer.

Orange colours and a beige head. Good carbonation.

Smells like caramel with a floral presence and roasted malts...

Taste is quite sweet. If you serve it just a bit warmer (around 12-14 Celsius), you'll taste the sweetness even more. Butterscotch and roasted cereals combine to satisfy the taste buds. Not a hint of bitterness is to be found.

As mentionned, day to day beer so drinkability is near to top on my list.

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Photo of waughbrew
4.26/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear amber with an off-white foam on top with intense lacing. Very pretty. Mild aromas of mustiness and metal with a backdrop of toffee candy and hints of mandarin oranges. Flavor and feel are extremely smooth. The sweet caramel and toffee are melded wonderfully well with the hopping and they form a flavor that slowly evolves thoughout the sip from sweet to balanced and from caramel to a definite tobacco. Great beer!

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Photo of Melomanemusher
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of MMansfield
4.17/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle sent to me in CanBif. Thanks Patrick!

Appearance: Pours hazy ambery orange colour with a modest white head, settling to a nice lacey layer.

Aroma: Very sweet malty, heaps of caramel, butterscotch aromas. Previous reviewers note of cotton candy shows up faintly.

Taste: Sweet caramel like flavours with a pronounced woody element in there as well. Well hopped as well, slightly floral with a nice grapefruit bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty sharp but with a decent body. Suits the brew well. Drinkability is high.

Final Statement: I love this beer. This is actually my first bock, and its a wonderful style. It has a wonderful flavour, easy drinking. Just a good solid beer. I highly recommend.

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Photo of biegaman
4.15/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with excellent carbonation, immediate head formation (from inside the bottle even) A mucky orangy appearence. Great malt presence. Smell is rather delictable. This beeing my second beer of this brewery I can see they like their hops as well. They know how to use them, great aroma. Flavour is a la Rogue Dead Guy, this makes a pretty good clone! A lot of hop bitterness up front. Mouthfeel a little dry but not as much when considering the style. Some wood like character, trace notes of dried fruits (plum mostly, a tad cider-esque) Flavour backdroped to caramalyzed malt/amber malts. Good foundations but some room for improvement. I highly enjoyed it, prefered to the Bieropholie. This is no doubt an excellent bock and this brewery seems to be doing good things

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iz-GOod
3.96/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Otterburn
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color, low carbonation, small white head

Smell; Malty and caramel

Taste: smooth amber, caramel and malt very small bitterness, almost none,

Mouthfeel: a little bit dry, kind of mellow aftertaste,caramel again

DRinkability: nice amber bock, smooth, taste good
mellow for 6%

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Photo of chefelf
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think I have the right one here. The one I have just says "La Bock" on the label and doesn't match the one pictured here. It seems like this brewery changes their labels around a bit.

It poured a nice dark amber color with not very much head at all. I found the beer to be enjoyable though I'm not very familiar with the bock style.

The reviews look a little inconsistent and there was some talk about maybe the batches varying in flavor. Mine was pretty good so either my tastes are different or I got lucky with this one.

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange/caramel colour topped by a dense, cream-coloured head of fine bubbles that leaves generous lacing on the glass. The aroma is all sweet malt with a hint of alcohol and faint hops. Malty sweet flavour to start with low bitterness. Caramel appears in the middle, along with a metallic flavour that carries through to the end. Spicy bitterness with some herbal character also shows up part way through, balancing the malt very nicely, and lingers into the finish. Medium bodied and very smooth with fairly low carbonation. The hop character really surprised me (in a good way), and I'd definitely have this one again.

Tasted again on 01-06-2006: I noticed a little licorice in the flavour and the lingering hop bitterness seemed a little stronger. Other than that, it was still full of malty goodness. Thanks northyorksammy.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.79/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Un-notched date on the side of the label. Notes 6.1% abv,

Aroma: Sweet, slightly malty, bang on style for a bock in my book. Slight caramel note as it warmed.

Appearance: Clear amber glass with a thin white cover that lasted as a collar leaving bits of lace.

Taste: Sweet malt balance with a light clove note and a firm Jolly Rancher apple taste that was enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, mild carbonation

Overall: Sweet with a nice flavor. I enjoyed it with my chicken sandwich, and in complimented the cheesecake dessert as well! I’m a sucker for bocks, so my numbers might be skewed a bit high, but I’ll stand by them.

Enjoyed in Montreal at the Toi, Moi, & Café down the street from the Dieu De Ciel.

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Photo of jpworld
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of pootz
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1/2 liter stubby from Joannette Metro. Poured a gorgeous dark orange-amber with a great frothy 2 finger off white cap. Moderate carbonation. Nose is pure malts...some Munich and caramel and some pale hell malts over light musty German hops...smells delicious! Mouth feel is medium bodied...smooth but the surprise is the malts are well balanced off with some saaz, Hallertau, Hersbrucker and Spalter hops deliver herbal aroma and some bittering to the layered substantial sweet bready malts. There is a very close flavor profile that parallels Creemore lager....maybe this is why I like this bock...it's just a tad heartier and sweeter

Tasted again 15/7/06...still a decent bock but DMS detected in the nose...this was a industry standard 341ml brown botle...perhaps this batch was a tad green.

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Photo of JOaikido
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

341 ml bottle.

A- Very nice amber colour with a reddish-orange tinge. A few streams of bubbles rising in the glass. Smallish, off-white head.

S- Very malty aroma. Caramel.

T- Very dominated by sweet malt. A little unbalanced towards the sweet. Nice little touch of floral hops. Some dried fruit flavours.

MF- Good soft, full-bodied mouthfeel.

D- Decent beer but the overly sweet flavour would limit the quantity I could have at a sitting.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L alchimiste Bock de Joliette Micro Brasserie.

The look of it. Very clear. Orange red color to it. Light carbonation. I love the carbonation to it. Many little bubble going up with 1 finger of head that stays.

The smell of it. A bit disappointed tho. Some hops with a bit of corniness to it.

The taste of it: Orange, very sweet malt. A bit of watery taste on the after taste .
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure ! You can t go wrong with a Micro beer. If yo see it on special you get a good deal and grad your hands on.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks coppery but yet very clear and transparent. Nice little head for a while. Not much lacing. Looked appetizing.

S: Smelt good. Bready smell to it.

T: Once again very bready/yeasty smell to it. Kind of watery with very upfront sweet malts. Not much bitterness but that's to be expected of the style.

M: Crisp enough. Meduim body and went down pretty smooth. Carbonation was mild and not to thick.

Overall: It was a decent beer. First Bock I've ever sampled. I wasn't super shocked or impressed but it was okay. I gave it a 3.5 because its more flavorful than your average macro but it wasn't really my thing. Might be the style or just the beer itself i dunno. While it was good I probably wouldn't buy it again but I probably will be on the lookout for more bocks to compare this too.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- vigorous pour yields a good two fingers of head. Nice clear amber with lots of carbonation bubbles rising. Bad head retention.

S- Smells both good and bad. Good like caramel and alcohol. Bad like metal and wet cardboard. Hops are a tiny bit onion-ish

T- Same as smell. After-taste ressembles that of a Molson ex but with a nicer, cleaner sweetness and bitterness.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Dry.

D- Good. Refreshing.Flavorful enough (not all good flavours though). Definitely not delicious but I'd drink a 6-pack.

No real need to purchase this unless it's in the mixed-pack.

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Photo of papat444
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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