Boss Tom's Golden Bock | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boss Tom's Golden BockBoss Tom's Golden Bock

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

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
Photo of steveh
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard beers are back in my area and I guess it's time to start revisiting them... even if there are styles that weren't available back in the late '80s -- including a favorite style like this one.

Plain as anyone would want ink-jetted on the bottle neck: Best by 07/01/12.

A -- Clear, deep gold color with a firm white head.

S -- Mild DMS up front, some yeasty breadiness eeking through.

T -- Mild caramel up front with some spicy hops in the middle and a good overall crackery breadiness. Finishes lightly hoppy spicy and bitter. Lingering yeasty breadiness in the aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light-medium body.

O -- The first hit of caramel in the flavor threw me off, but it doesn't hold up and the crackeriness with lightly spicy hops hold this beer to style and save it. Certainly worth a try for any Maibock lover.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of rfbenavi80
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looking forward to trying another Boulevard Seasonal.
Bottle best by 7-01-12. Bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A- With an aggressive pour this beer pours a very clear golden yellow, with lots of foamy white head that lingers a while and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. It looks like it will be very refreshing.

S- Nice bready, malty smell, biscuits. Some mild grassiness in the back.

T- Crisp and refreshing. Nice malty sweetness, some mild hop flavor in the end. Finishes clean.

M- Light to medium body, nicely carbonated.

O- Another pleasing seasonal from Boulevard. Easily a nice late spring session beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of intensify
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- 2 finger head with soapy characteristics. Fast retention and a fair amount of lacing.

S- Nutty, biscuity and bready. Hints of honey and cracked pepper. Reminds me a lot of Fat Tire.

T- Buttery/bready taste almost overpowers everything else. Also, a strong hint of honey.

M- Medium bodied with strong carbonation.

O- Not bad. If you like Fat Tire by New Belgium Brewing then you'll like this.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours golden with excellent clarity, white head dissipates rather quickly while leaving some scattered lacing on the glass. Aromas are grassy, biscuity, fruity, lager yeast. Tastes are fruity, sour grape, apple, grass, with slight bitterness on the finish with a tingle on the tongue. Body is thin with modest carbonation. Overall, good bock beer here, but nothing spectacular.

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

As Boulevard is my favorite (and hometown) brewery and I'll pretty much drink anything they offer, you know I snagged a sixer of this at the store here recently. Poured from the bottle into my Mississippi Army National Guard mug.

Appearance - Nice golden color with a small finger sized head that sticks around for a minute or two. Leaves little lacing, but looks like a refreshing, late spring beer, which is the intention.

Smell - Malty, bready, crackers, and just a hint of hoppiness.

Taste - Hits you with a strong dose of bready malts and crackers up front, then finishes nicely with a kick from the light hops. The brew is very lightly hopped, but just enough to add that balance. Very delightful indeed.

Mouthfeel - Finishes clean, just as I would expect from this kind of brew. Its' even a little on the dry side because of the hops, but I like it.

Overall - Although Bock isn't really my cup o' tea, this is a solid beer that I would certainly recommend to anyone. I likely won't buy it again, but thats not because I didn't like it. Only because I'm not a big bock drinker in general. Good brew though. As a history major, growing up and educated in this town, I have a lot of resources on Boss Tom too, interesting story if you're ever in town and want to hear it!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of scratch69
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Deep golden color with two fingers worth of head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Malt, bread, and a slight bit of grassiness.

Taste- Bread-like malt flavor with some sweetness. Just a hint of hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and crisp with a mildly dry finish.

Overall- This is one of my favorite beers of spring. It is very refreshing and highly enjoyable.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear deep gold. White head that recedes to an even film, wide lines of foamy lacing initially.

Aroma: Malts, barley, sweetness throughout, faint grass, hops.

Taste: Quite malty and sweet up front. A subtle grassiness sneaks in the middle with a balancing hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and creamy. Very drinkable.

Overall: A delicious beer, easy to drink more than one.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a tumbler. Pours a light golden yellow amber. Minimal dissipating white head and no lacing. Light bock aroma, sweet malts and light hops, pleasant, but low key. Mild sweet and caramel malt, light hops. maibock flavors to style, but too understated. An satisfactory dinner beer, but too mild to be interesting. The caramel malt aftertaste grew on me as I drank this bock.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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Boss Tom's Golden Bock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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