Schell's Bock | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Each year the promise of spring was confirmed as the first keg of Schell's Bock rolled onto waiting delivery wagons. And since 1860, Schell's Bock has continued in the true German tradition. Completely reformulated for 2009, Schell's Bock has replaced Caramel Bock as our late winter seasonal. Brewed with a harmonious blend of 10 different types of malt and noble hops, Schell's Bock is fermented slowly, and then lagered for an extended period of time to ensure a smooth finish. Perfect for passing even the coldest winter day.

This dark amber colored beer sports a robust malt character.

Added by garymuchow on 02-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, deep amber colour. Smells like light caramel malts and dates. Tastes like like it smells, light-bodied, caramel malts throughout, higher carbonation, and dates/sticky tree fruits at the finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear, rich garnet color. Average sized, light, bubbly, foamy, beige ecru head. Average retention settling into a patchy lace.

S - Nutty and dark fruit flavors are quite strong. Raisin jumps out right away. Hints of herbal and grassy hops. A hint of savory earthiness. Malty but not overly sweet smelling.

T - Raisin also jumps out right away on the taste. It's not a sweet raisin taste though, and the earthy and nutty flavors in the background really help tone it down into a savory dark fruit taste. There is a significant herbal/grassy hop bitterness to also conter the sweet malt. Caramel in the background but it doesn't pack a huge punch. Nice balance.

M - Medium to light body. Not a lot of carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth feel.

D - Easy to drink bock. Wonderful balance with a beer that has a substantial feel and taste but isn't overpowering. A nice beer to sit back and sip on that pleasantly surprised me with its depth and simplicity each sip.

Notes: Very nice bock that grew on me as I sipped it. The flavors balance each other out quite nicely. It is easy to drink and is very nice and enjoyable while being simple and easy to drink leisurely. Worth a shot.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Aaron (thanks as always) poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Dark marmalade orange body with decent clarity...off-khaki head with tight bubbles fades quickly away.

S: Malt malt malt...bready and toasted, raisin bread, grains...definite darker fruit component of raisins and prunes...there is a nice darker sweetness, almost like a cooked brown sugar.

T: Right in line with everything from the nose, the palate unfolds in typical 'bock' fashion, highlighting a large grain bill with hefty bread and toast notes, with sweeter undertones of toasted caramel...hints of dark fruit weave through the flavor profile.

MF: Creamy and hearty, with a sweet but clean lager finish.

O: Not a bad bock at all. Could really get into this come autumn. Cheers Aaron!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6-pack of bottle on closeout from Hy-Vee today for $3.99; date on bottle says 051112, which, I'm assuming means May 11, 2012. Not sure if that is when the brew was bottled (not likely, as it is a bock and Schell's site says it is available in January and February)...so I am guessing that it is a "best by" date...which means my sample is over two months past that date.

A=Absolutely gorgeous...nice brownish red, with ivory colored foam head of two fingers that last over a minute.

S=No nose...maybe a faint hint of raisins.

T=Rich, malty, and rather sweet. Faint hint of raisins. Hops are detectable.

M=Medium body...perhaps a bit lighter than other bocks I've had. Moderate to light carbonation.

O=A nice example of a bock, except sweeter than most.

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Schell's Bock from August Schell Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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