Schell's Bock | August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's BockSchell's Bock
BA SCORE
3.83/5
208 Ratings
Schell's BockSchell's Bock
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
Ranking:
#13,063
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
208
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

By far one of the best Bock's on the craft market today. It projects a ruby brown autumn color appearance that glorious it's body. Smells of raisins, sort of like Vienna, firebrick comes to mind. The taste is wonderful, semi-chewy toffee, caramel, hazelnut, dry to lingering bitterness graham cracker finish. If you have ever sucked on a graham cracker and chewed it in your mouth, that is sort of the taste you get at the end of the palate with this bock. Overall, my favorite bock. I like Shiner's bock, but this one has so much more favor.

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Photo of Strike00
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark amber almost brown in color.
S: smells sweet with dark malts.
T: The taste is dark malts with sweet dark fruit. Pretty Dry finish
F: Sticky and medium bodied.

O: a pretty decent beer. A good beer to drink once in a while.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A thin head over a rich, dark amber pour. Lightly carbonated. Good nose, malts and fruit notes and maybe some toffee or sweetness. Taste is a very smooth lager, no bite or off flavors. You do get a subtle hoppiness on the finish on the tongue and in a good way. Let this warm a bit to cellar temps and it get better and more layers of flavor. A solid contender and so far our favorite from the Bock Sampler. If you can still find one (this was done on Feb 3rd), get it now. Bottle says best-by May 14th, but you'll want to have this one when there's still snow on the rooftop.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M-Jez84
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought it as part of the bock pack.

Brown and sticky. Smells a bit of fruit and sugar sweetness with some hearty bread notes. Taste is sweet with some dryness at the end.

Mouth was mild and crisp. Nothing lingering.

Very easy to consume.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herman77
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crimson Amber, malty, noble hops, again Carmel but the hops bring it into this century. Sweet, but light and effervescent. I dig it

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a ruddy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing stuck around the glass nicely.
The smell had some cherries, roasted chestnuts, light bread, a little big of raisins and a sly amount of sugar.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors with the roasted chestnut part playing with the flavor underneath.
The mouthfeel was closer to light than medium bodied but one could say that it might just be closer to light. Fairly sessionable as the weight of the breadiness comes across but leaves a light grainy feel on my tongue, nothing overbearing, feels good for the most part.
Overall, it's a really nice beer and as a bock, it definitely works. Gonna have to test in some bock bread. I've almost always used Shiner in the past, I'll be sure to write back once I find the results of how this fairs in beer bread.

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Photo of dcotom
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of couchsitta
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into an ale glass. A nice amber color with modest clarity. A head of about 3/4-1" with a slight amount of lacing. Very smooth bock taste with very little bitterness. I like this one as an "everyday after work" beer

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant deep amber 2” tan to of white head, excellent lace. S: Dark malt, kettle sugars, bread crust.
T: Darker malts, bread but no roast, faint caramelly banana at the beginning but dries out on the finish. Subtle hop presence.
F: Medium carbonation and just above medium body.
O: A very good bock.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bock pours a dark amber color with a big lacing head. There is a grainy aroma filled with adjuncts. The taste is sweet, malty, with a hint of sourness. Decent body, a little watery flavor. Overall its a very okay beer, very plain, and a bit too sweet.

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Photo of TJCanopy
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schell's Bock from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 208 ratings
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