Reutberger Josefi Bock
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg

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Bock - Traditional
Ranked #49
Ranked #31,354
3.78 | pDev: 8.2%
Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque Amber Brown (SRM18); off white head reduced to thin cap quickly; good carbonation with a little lace. Baked bread and caramel nose - kinda like a caramel sticky bun. Sweet caramel and bready yeast flavor, but mostly caramelized brown sugar. Smooth, lite mouthfeel with prune juicy tongue coating. Overall, a very easy drinking bock.

Aug 21, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium gold amber with coppery notes and a two finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light brown sugar, hints of maple and root beer spicing. Flavor is sweet, almost syrupy, caramel malt, more caramel, raisins, nuts; finishes with sweet malt and a hint of grassy hops. Medium bodied with a light syrup consistency. Nice sweet nutty and caramel flavor, skates on the edge of being cloying. Enjoyably malty and encourages me to try other beers from this brewery.

Sep 18, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and orange-like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly strong but has some tasty flavors.

Jun 19, 2013
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CopeTech from California

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A weak flavored bock. A bock clearly but not with any attitude. The mouthfeel and lingering taste is of a medium quality german brew.
Amber color, a little light for a bock. Acknowledging the mixed grain heritage, it still seems to not fulfill the promise of a special brewing done once a year.

May 01, 2013
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Reidrover from Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml from "Lifesource" in Salem Oregon. $2.99 ( on sale) Dark golden coloured beer with a gorgeous tight bubbled white head. Honeyish,biscuity aromas..pleasing to me.Slight grass and a touch of hazelnut. Taste is the same honeyish,soft,caramel, some nuts and a bit of ripe banana. OK mouthfeel could have afforded a bit more lively carbonation Overall though a nice soft beer for a cold windy night

Dec 29, 2012
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metter98 from New York

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear copper in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving a few bubbles on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of bready malts, toffee and raisins in the nose along with some hints of alcohol. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste is very malty and has notes of bready malts, caramel, toffee and raisins in the flavors. The initial taste has some delicate hints of malty sweetness and the finish has some hints of spices.
M: It feels almost full-bodied, a bit smooth and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is a good representation of the style and isn’t that difficult to drink, although I’m not sure if I could drink more than a few of these in a sitting because it would eventually get filling. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Jul 29, 2011
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Francepants06 from Louisiana

3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured like a dark brune/amber beer color. The head was more medium size which dissipated slowly.
I smelled wheat with a slight fruitiness like apples or pears.
It was a definetely a full body beer. It tasted of wheat, grassy notes, slight rosemary, with a hint of caramel in the finish. The alcohol was not well hidden in my opinion but still is a good beer.

Jun 21, 2011
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BasementBrewerSF from California

3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This reminds me more of an American Pale Ale than a German Bock. There is a nice maltyness but the hops come over the top quickly.

The color is golden

The head started thick and quickly dissipated. little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very malty/bready.

Not really what I expected, but not bad at all. I would buy this again, unless I was in the mood for a bock.

Served from a 1pt 9oz brown bottle into a clean Pint glass.

Dec 11, 2009
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Josefi Bock pours decently with about a two thick head. The head is off white to tan in color, and dissipates slowly into fine lacing. The body is a dark amber color and is filtered to be quite clear.

The aroma is bready and sweet, something in the way of caramel apple and a touch of biscuit.

The brew itself is full in body, with caramel and toasted bread. It finishes on a slightly spicy and herbal note.

This bock is pretty well balanced, with being refreshing upfront and follows up with a slightly boozy finish.

Jun 25, 2009
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davidw987 from California

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at BevMo, Feb 2009. Batch markings on bottle were L805: 02.09. So it was REALLY fresh. I think it was about $4.50 for a half liter bottle.

Appearance: Clear, but not sparkling, golden amber color. Poured entire bottle into a large mug. Half inch head lasted for the first half of the glass.

Aroma: Great malt with good complexity. Lots of Munich Malt.

Taste. Ditto on the Munich Malt. My white wine loving wife took a taste ("It isn't a Belgian beer, is it?") and admired the malty smell and taste.

The malt was balanced out with some good clean bittering hops. The hops did their job of balancing the malt so that it wasn't cloyingly sweet, but didn't detract from the classic malt taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and sweet on the tongue. Not too heavy..

Drinkability: Great. it went down faster than I expected. Prost!

Mar 03, 2009
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JoshuaCain from California

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

pours a mahogany brown with a rich looking tan head. lots of lacing and cling.
smells like a really yeasty bread dough, plums, and a little spice.
flavor is a big malt backbone with hints of chocolate, raisin, bread crust. almost no discernable alcohol, but a pronounced hop aftertaste, almost piney.
great body, but a sticky sweet finish that doesnt quite feel right.
but overall its a very nice brew, will definitely have it again.

Dec 20, 2008
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Offa from California

4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful, smooth but very tasty bock.

Copper, it has a big, off-white head slowly shrinikng to a thin wispy top.

The aroma is brown bread, crust, raisins, grapes, pine bark, earthy leaves, and more bread.

The taste is similar, zesty, raisiny, with butter-toffee, toasted bread, spiciness. It is smooth, full of flavour, spicey with the alcohol well-hidden except for zesty warmth and body.

Sep 17, 2008
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent amber with 4+ fingers of sand colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Bready with caramel & cornyness

T: Caramel & a little breadyness up front, A little grainyness & nuttyness follows as this warms. Breadyness, caramel & little brown sugar dominate in the middle. Finishes with maple candy, dryness & a hint of earthy hops

MF: Chewy/medium bodied with low carbonation. Just a touch of astringency holds this back from a 5 in this category

Drank really easy for the abv, pretty good for the style just a few raw/rough edges flavor-wise, easily ignored after a while. Recommended

Jun 17, 2007
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Westsidethreat from California

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden maple syrup color with bubbles forming nests all over the bottom of the glass. Head is stunning…full and creamy, the color of whipped butter.

S: Honeycomb cereal, soy, Aunt Jemima and pollen.

T: Begins lightly malty with definite maple syrup, brown sugar and unrefined honey notes. There’s an underlying dry bready aspect that adds a touch of depth. Soy is one of the last flavors to cross the palate, adding a savory splash. Finishes with a little bit of mineral tastes, vanilla tones and evident alcohol.

M: Full and very soft with no discernable carbonation.

D: Good beer but lacks a lot of depth. Then again, bocks aren’t known for their depth but instead smooth, steady flavor. This one has that for sure.

Apr 15, 2007
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kmcnair from California

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours a really nice shade of deep reddish amber, has incredible clarity and makes a fluffy creamed white head. Nice head retention and lacing. Sweet toasty malt aroma, very clean. Rich and strong toasted malt flavors, caramel, very sweet. Full bodied and a bit sticky on the palate, spicy carbonated finish. If this were a bit less sweet, I would enjoy it alot more. High quality brew.

May 04, 2006
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DogFood11 from California

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found at bevmo in west hollywood. Distributor said he didn't know how much longer they would be in the area. No matter what beer leaves the market its always a bummer to me. That was a few months ago and its still around so maybe the stock was big.

Pours a nice frothy head with a fairly aggressive drainage. falls to a lazy covering with decent lacing for the style. I couldnt' get past the metallic smell until a couple minutes later. Toffee smell, some raisin.

Where the rubber meets the road this beer excells. Taste is truely a treat. Only knock would be its a tad watered for the style, it makes up for it with a well constructed malt profile. Orange citrus lays quietly in the background to finish this off.

The best of the bunch from this brewery and I hope to see it around for a while as it is priced rather modestly. I just wish there was an answer for that darn metallic smell. Once you get passed it its excellent.

Dec 15, 2005
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WetCoaster from California

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice tawny caramel, clear, with a medium-sized white head. Very sticky, with lace galore. Mildly carbonated.

Smell: Pale malt, sweet and fruity, slightly boozy. It's a bock.

Taste/Mouthfeel. Sweet, tangy, a bit boozy, perhaps a bit toasty. Thin, sticky and actually a bit crisply carbonated.

Drinkability. It's a nice bock. Not a world-beater, but a solid beer and pretty good value to boot. Warming, comforting and pleasant.

Sep 13, 2005
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TheLongBeachBum from California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500ml (1 Pt 0.9 fl.oz) brown glass bottle with a wide body and a short cone neck that comes with a printed crown cap. Teutonic looking main label, generic in nature, just like the Export Hell & Export Dunkel. The reverse label lists the beer at 6.9%, no freshness date but a stamped ‘L4014’ code.

Appearance: Lovely looking body, perfectly clear yet dark amber hue that has a ruddy orange hue. The vanilla colored head is big at first, thick and creamy, yet it soon relaxes and leaves some great looking lacing as it does so. Fantastic

Nose: Soiled malts and some Earthy aromas. Some herbal spicy hops and a touch of sweet caramel.

Taste: Grainy feel, toasted malts, caramel toffee, a light nut brown character with some chestnut sweetness and a hint of roasty bitterness in the dying finish.

Mouthfeel: Meaty feel, bold and malty, with some decent carbonation, has a chewy toffee feel.

Drinkability: Certainly an easy drinking offering. Above average appeal, a few tasty morsels in body but it doesn’t have much to keep me going in the long term.

Overall: A tad more prolific than the Export Hells and Export Dunkels, the Josefi-Bock has a little more to offer than both of the former offerings, but not much.

Jan 23, 2005
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Boilermaker88 from California

3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presented in a rather stubby 500ml bottle and poured into one of my trusty tasting glasses. This bock had a clear amber hue, minimal carbonation, and a short-lived off-white head that sputtered down to a thin skim with no lace.
Nose: earthy malt notes dominate with a supporting caramel and herbal hops cast.
Taste: modestly sweet from caramel and grainy malts to start. Earthiness develops mid-palate and a herbal hops presence comes on in the finish. Tastes seemed to clash and justle for supremacy rather then blend and merge to form a pleasant balance.
Feel: full and rather chewy.
Overall: I was barely able to work my way through this brew. Not sure why other than to say the tastes really didn't work together very well and that made it tough to get through. I don't like to have to say I "worked" through a beer. Therefore, I'll pass on Josefi Bock in the future.

Oct 25, 2004
Reutberger Josefi Bock from Klosterbrauerei Reutberg
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 29 ratings