Rye-Bock | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by liamt07 on 02-02-2014

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Photo of Electros
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in a mixer 4 pack, primarily because I was interested in trying this particular beer. It poured with a minimal head that disappeared quickly. The overall sensation I got is that this was an old bottle. There was a tinny odour and taste at first. As this beer warmed, it got better, but it is hard to really call it a "Bock". The rye and grain make for a beer that is a little rough around the edges. Not what I expected, and not something I will go out of my way to find again.

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Photo of Hippityhop25
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Jeffo
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from the LCBO this past summer.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, creamy white head with good retention. Head fades to a full foam cap. Clear amber orange with minimal levels of carbonation evident. A half wisp remains and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee, white bread and some floral hop notes. Medium strength.

TASTE: Malty beginning with bread, caramel and light floral hops. Medium and lingering finish of sweet caramel, toffee flavors, some grainy notes and floral bitterness. Perhaps a touch too grainy for my tastes, but plenty flavorful.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, smooth going down and finishes slightly dry. Full and creamy feel. Good stuff here.

OVERALL: This is a solid beer for sure. The grainy qualities are not always up my alley, but for the Maibock style, this is fine effort. Unfortunately the nose is a little less forthcoming than the flavor is, but that’s a minor point of critique. Worth checking out if you’re a fan of the style. Recommended.

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3.88/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Purchased at the LCBO for a goodly $7.00 or so 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A-4.0- Opens well pouring an ok head that lasts a few minutes. Fairly dark gold.

S- 3.75- Lots of malt but lacks anything else save some sugar

T- 3.75- Pretty good malt and rye backbone. Definitely has a rye base as it is very heavy

M- 4.0- Ok and heavy which is what we should have in a rye based beer

O- 3.83- This is what the score should really be... Bring back the old way of scoring

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with...... BBQ steak with roast vegetables.


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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of WeissBoy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. Perhaps a tad late for the Spring bock season, but that's apparently my happy problem to deal with, sigh!

This beer pours a glassy, medium bronzed amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of densely foamy, frothy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bushy vista of overgrown shrubbery lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of fruity apple and pear concentrate, bready caramel malt, a touch of hard toffee, faint spicy grain notes (wherefore art thou, rye of the grain bill?), a hint of muddled black fruit, and ethereal leafy, earthy hops. The taste is gritty bready, doughy caramel malt, toffee pudding, mixed orchard fruit - a bit of apple, some tart plum, and a suggestion of late-harvest red wine grapes - a still rather underwhelming rye grain spiciness (normally a pro for me, but here it seems like a con), dry black peppercorn, and tame earthy, leafy, and mildly grassy hops.

The bubbles are definitely present, and in a pleasantly genial, frizzante manner, the body a sturdy medium weight, and mostly smooth, a slight flinty measure arising, one that seems ineffectual, and even copacetic to our current situation. It finishes off-dry, the still only rye-flecked caramel malt keeping up the bready biscuit guise, while the spice limps along, and the understated hops keep on keepin' on.

For a purported 'Rye-Bock', this falls unfortunately flat, as the rye informs oh so very little on both the general and specific bearings of this beer. So I guess that it's a good thing that I'm judging the proverbial book not by its cover, but by what's inside - this is a very enjoyable biscuity, grainy, and well-balanced, um, bock, with more ESB leanings, as opposed to the typical Teutonic strong lager boozy notes. Works for me.

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Rye-Bock from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 43 ratings