Boss Tom's Golden Bock | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boss Tom's Golden BockBoss Tom's Golden Bock
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Boss Tom's Golden BockBoss Tom's Golden Bock

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boss Tom’s Golden Bock is our seasonal offering for late spring. The smooth, soft maltiness of this traditional lager is complemented by a noticeable but restrained hop presence. The beer finishes with a lingering dryness and just a hint of caramel. The word “bock” also means “billy goat,” and images of goats are often used as a symbol of the style.

22 IBU

Added by bort11 on 03-10-2010

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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 122
Reviews by WithinTheGlass:
Photo of WithinTheGlass
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been buying 6 packs of this Bock on sale at a local place... Hits the spot every time!

A- While nothing stands out as special about the look of this beer, it does manage to be quite tantalizing. The label (complete with a goat and stocks of grain) is well designed, and the libation itself is a lovely golden brown with a very faint amber hue.

S- Slightly skunky with an overwhelming malt aroma... hops take the backseat, but are definitely present. A good smelling beer, but nothing special.

T- This is where the beer shines! The taste is absolutely wonderful... Crisper and more bitter than their Wheat beer, but less intense than some stronger Bocks I've tried. The hops and the malts truly work together to create a one-of-a-kind taste. Very crisp and satisfying.

M- The only things that stand out about the mouthfeel are the zingy bite and the foamy finish. Not fantastic, but just about perfect for this brew.

O- Boss Tom's Golden Bock is the perfect brew for those of us who seek a refreshing summer beer without resorting to the adjunct filled rubbish we see everyone else drinking. A perfect union of hops, malts and carbonation make this the obvious choice for summer refreshment.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brownbeer
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A golden color with some substance and a thin layer of white head.

The aroma is of soft grains, maybe some lemon and honey.

Laid back mouthfeel with soft grainy, German malt notes and a quick, mostly clean finish.

This is a light tasting, light bodied beer that fits in well for the season. Good lawn mower beer.

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Photo of DuckDodgers
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is not very good, with a mix of corn, grass and grain. The flavor is more of the same, with a mix of grain and grassy hops dominating the palate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There are a lot of good beers from Boulevard, but I really didn't enjoy this one very much.

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Photo of pat61
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am drinking this a month before its best buy date. The nose is not big. It’s clean with a hint of lightly cooked sugars and traces of light grains. It pours brilliant pale gold with a very light copper tint under a thin white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. A palate of light grains lightly seasoned with caramel and a hint of hops could benefit from a soft creamy carbonation. Medium bodied but nearly flat and the absence of a creamy head is disappointing. This beer could use more cowbell.

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Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle via trade with GCurlow – thanks!

Pours a clear golden-brown color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of light caramel malts with very slight hints of darker toasted malts. Also present are hints of leafy hops.

Tastes very similar to how it smells, though a good bit sweeter. Caramel malt flavors kick things off and quickly sweeten with the addition of light toasted malts. Midway through the sip the sweetness subsides a bit with the addition of earthy hops. The hops fade out quickly, fading out into a mildly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn’t have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought the sweetness of the malts was just a bit over the limit of what I find enjoyable but it didn’t completely destroy that limit. Worth a shot, especially if you like the style.

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Photo of JuniperJesus
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of turamarth
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint.

Appearance: Pours a nice caramel golden color. This might be the clearest Boulevard product I've seen. This had a big of slightly off white fluffy head that receded pretty quick, not a lot of lacing. Not bad.

Smell: Some grassy hops start off this lager. Followed by some sweet pear juices. A tiny hint of candied fruits. Other than that, there's not much.

Taste: Some really nice malt going on here. More pear juices, and other fruits. Some grassyness. Dececnt.

Mouth: Bright carbonation is nice on the tongue. Pretty thin mouthfeel. Pretty standard for a lager me thinks. Doesn't coat the mouth.

Drink: This beer tastes pretty good, and with the low abv would make for a really easy session beer.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)
best before 07/01/12
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden body with a sticky bubbly snow white head that last in sheets on the side of the glass and slowly slides back into the beer. There is a swirling carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The fresh sweet honey malt aroma turns nougaty as it opens up with a flinty hop bitterness coming through in the finish.

T- The clean slightly sweet malt note is followed by a green dry hop note in the finish that is almost just a bite. There is a carbonic acid taste that lingers a moment. As the beer opens a watery taste and sulfur note start to grow.

M- This beer has a light crisp fizz mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a nice mellow sweetness with a touch of hops and a crisp mouthfeel but the sweetness is more nougat and not much malt flavor to the sweetness. The watery and sulfur taste also get in the way.

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Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Arherring
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bigolwilly
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RDW
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden color with an eighth of a finger of white head that immediately dissolved away into no head what-so-ever. Honestly, it looks like a BMC beer and had I not poured it myself, that’s what I’d take it for, on appearance alone.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department either. Some subtle aromas of toasted malt and touch of hops, but really not much at all. Not doing much to change my mind that it’s not a BMC beer.

Taste: However, this beer sure as hell doesn’t taste like a BMC beer!! Strong flavors of toasted malt, immediately followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, finished with some nicely balanced hops. Really a great tasting beer!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and very effervescent. With an ABV of 6.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This beer, while lacking in appearance and aroma, it more than makes up for in the taste. Delicious!!

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Photo of Jach
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4/5  rDev +13.6%

A- light golden honey color with a light head.

S- smells like a bock

T- malty, corny, and overall good

Mf- syrupy but still smooth.

O- not a bad beer but too bland for my taste buds. Bock drinkers would like it!

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Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of beerbrains
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - This clear and vibrant gold brew has the look of your average macro lager. The head is small but persistent, and a little bit of foamy lace is left on the glass. This looks pretty damn unimpressive.

S - Ahh. So its not a macro lager after all. Denser malt and some pilsener-like saltiness are very subdued, but pleasant enough.

T - Light grainy malts and a hint of noble hops. To me, this tastes like a subdued German pils or something. This is pretty weak at first, but the finish builds on the hop tang with some almost lemon-like flavors.

M - Light bodied, slightly creamy, and moderately carbonated. This is MUCH less fizzy than BMC stuff, however. The alcohol is detectable, but not invasive. This has an almost silky lightness on the palate that is sort of creamy, but without the weight of beers that I would usually describe as such.

D - This is an easily quaffable brew, but I don't understand the relatively high rating that this has been receiving. To me it falls into a similar flavor profile as a lot of Japanese or Mediterranean lager. Definitely head and shoulders above BMC, but still a pretty basic beer. The good part is that I could drink about a million of these without really thinking about it.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz twist off bottle, mini jar "tasting glass", best by 07/01/10.

Beer a yellow several shades darker than most lagers. I didn't rouse much head on my pour but it was a bit on the gentle side. What foam there is, is of purest white.

Leafy green hops and a sweet mustiness greet the nose. Sweet corny and pils malt.

Plenty of residual sweetness for a lager in the same corny and malty way. It has a good crisp quality and the finish is a combination of noble hops and peppery alcohol. The name of this game is balance between sweet malt, crisp yeast, and spice.

Crisp and a bit bubbly and could even be more so.

This sure goes down simply enough. I think that this is the weakest Boulevard seasonal of Nutcracker, Irish Ale, and this here maibock.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clean golden-amber in color, with an attractive head of off-white carbonation. Lacing seems light.

Nose is toasty and bready, like an amber or lager.

Taste is sweetly malty, with a crispy orange/lemon citrus zing at the finish. The overall effect, though is sweet and malty, rather than hoppy. A decent brew, but not a favorite.

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Boss Tom's Golden Bock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 336 ratings