Hudepohl Festival Bock
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

Hudepohl Festival BockHudepohl Festival Bock
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Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
3.52 | pDev: 11.93%
Mar 03, 2020
Mar 03, 2007
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Rated: 3.94 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Mar 03, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by KerryCummins1977 from Kentucky

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 3.47 by meanmutt from Ohio

Mar 28, 2015
Rated: 2.99 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by TheyCallMeYukon from Ohio

Nov 20, 2014
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It pours a kind of murky amber to dark copper color. The head is light and fizzy and too short lived.

The nose is rather light but quite nice. I catch maple, figs, caramel malt and a bit of darker fruits.

I'm a bit taken aback by the flavor as its nicely rich and diverse. Maple syrup, caramel malt, hints of chocolate and toffee, dates, figs and barley are found on the palate.

The feel is a little sharp with carbonation, but it has a nice thickness to it.

I had no expectation to get the flavors I found but this was a nice surprise and a tasty beer.
Aug 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by Jasoncolliver from Kentucky

Jun 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A fairly decent offering from a mass produced beer. Hudy Festival Bock pours a deep amber brown with a 1 inch thick white tight bubbled head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer of white foam that light clings to the glass. Smell is sweet, almost like a soft drink with lots of medium roasted caramel malts. Taste is fairly one dimensional with sweetness up front with the taste of cola, caramel, and a light tin like aftertaste. Not awful by any means, but much less a bock that it was 20 years ago. Solid but not exceptional, although the price makes up for that from a mass produced bock for which they should be applauded for.
Jun 17, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Jan 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Jovian00 from Ohio

Dec 06, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by mwar from Kentucky

Dec 04, 2013
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Reviewed by fastrodney from North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle to a Sam hybrid glass.

A: Dark amber with a substantial head that dissipated slowly.

S: Malty sweetness.

T: Malty sweetness and a hint of bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol on the back and increasing as it warms.

M: Medium-bodied and medium-high carbonation.

O: The unbalanced sweetness that characterizes everything I've had from Hudy thus far is much less present in this Bock - it looks amazing and everything else is appropriate to the style. Taste of ethyl is a little off-putting on the back and as the beer warms, though, so don't expect a Hudy that is too upmarket.
Jul 13, 2013
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Reviewed by rangerred from Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger white head. Ok head retention but not really much in the way of lacing.

Aroma has a good bit of cooked caramel along with a certain corn character. Some burnt toast and metal.

The flavor is quite sweet right off the bat along with a large amount of caramel. Burnt toast and toffee along with the same metal that was present in the aroma and is a bit distracting. Bitterness is light but the sweetness is not and that is something I found a little unpleasant. The sweetness really hinders drinkability and almost becomes cloying at times.

Overall, a fairly poor excuse for a bock. The sweetness is a bit extreme and the metallic taste is bad. Not really one I would pick up again.
Jun 08, 2013
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a brilliant burgundy with a fizzy half inch khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a light film.

Cola, rubber, and caramel form the initial aroma. Seems fairly sweet, with a touch of nuttiness and floral notes.

Flavor reveals toasted malt as the backbone, with that caramel and cola sweetness and buttery diacetyl surfacing mid palate. There are underpinnings of dark berries.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

The fruitiness and cola flavors are somewhat offputting. More complex than anticipated, but lacks the melanoidins and malt complexity typical of the style.
Jun 05, 2013
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Reviewed by screamking from Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a highly carbonated brown, the head comes in quickly and leaves just as quickly. Very malty in the nose and on the palate. Very easy to drink and actually quite enjoyable as well. This is a solid bock that you can find dirt cheap in the cincy area. I got my six pack for well less than a dollar a beer. Hudepohl tends to get a bad name but they put out beer that blows most macros out of the water.
May 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by moodyhudy from Ohio

May 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by 1mrbeer from Ohio

Feb 11, 2013
Rated: 3 by Vonstein15 from Ohio

Nov 13, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by Griffey012

Apr 07, 2012
Hudepohl Festival Bock from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 30 ratings