Huber Bock Beer | Minhas Craft Brewery

Huber Bock BeerHuber Bock Beer
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3.13/5
101 Ratings
Huber Bock BeerHuber Bock Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,021
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
101
pDev:
17.57%
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Photo of Knapp85
2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out as a decent looking brown color with a light cream colored head on top. The head settles and leaves some light lacing on the glass. So far so good. The smell of the beer has a lager-like aroma mixed with some caramel malt aromas. The taste of the beer is decent but nothing exciting. The caramel notes in the flavor are dominated by the lager yeast spiciness. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side on this beer. Overall this beer needs more malt, it needs to be sweeter and needs a stronger bitterness in the finish. There isn't enough body to this beer either, it's too watery for a bock style.

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Photo of Fr0stb1te
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Joefisherman
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of scootercrabb
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of cpolking
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours extremely dark brown to black, it is opaque and turns ruby when held to the light. There is a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some light lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet but tangy. There is a good bit of malt vinegar in the aroma and some dark roasted malt, with very light coffee and cocoa. The aroma actually reminds me quite a bit of some Scottish ales. The taste is a just-right sweetness, coffee, dark chocolate and very dark, dried fruit. This is a really nice beer.

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Photo of arboristfish
3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very deep amber color, with a slightly off white head. The aroma is fruity, which is unique for a bock beer. The taste is very fruity as well, with a slight caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium light, and I would consider this a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Clear deep golden/amber in color. Had a nice foamy off-white head that retained nicely and left good lacing as it receded to a nice frothy cap.

Smell: Sweet and malty with hints of caramel and wheat. Little hops detected.

Taste: As it smells, sweet and flavors of dark caramel and vanilla. There was a nice little hops bite on the finish.

Mouth feel: Creamy and smooth, with good carbonation.

Drinkability: A good well-balanced example of a Bock beer. very drinkable and I could easily session this beer when I'm in the mood for Bock's. A nice find in Wisconsin.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - This mahogany brew is darker than I expected, and its topped with a nice little cap of beige foam. Ruby red highlights appear near the edges of the glass, and some nice lace sticks around.

S - Toasted nuts, toasted coconut, campfire-burnt marshmallow, and a hint of bitter baker's chocolate. Smells amazing.

T - Big on the toasted coconut and hazelnut notes. I can taste some serious smoke going on here... almost rauchbier-like in nature. There is a bit of soy-sauce off flavor in the background, but its not offensive enough to detract much from the really nice flavors that remind me of dinner time at the campground.

M - On the light side of medium bodied, but not thin by any means. Lean and ripped is what I'd call it. This has quite a bit of carbonation, and that helps keep it lively.

D - Damn good beer! I thought that this was a lower-quality local thing, but I've very pleasantly surprised! I found a 12-pack of this for a song at a local joint, and I'm totally going back for more... can't pass up deals like these. Good beer at a good price is harder and harder to come by these days.

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Photo of dstc
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown/ruby color with an off-white head that falls to a minimal head.

Has a fairly decent sweet malt aroma to it.

It has a roasted, sweet malt taste to it, not bad. Mild bitter aftertaste.

Thin to medium bodied in the mouth with moderate carbonation.

It's better when it's a bit warmer, caramel malts come out. Fairly drinkable beer, was better than I expected.

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Photo of Strix
3.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper.

Smells fairly toasty and malty.

Taste errs on the plain side. This hints at a bock, I pick up a tiny bit of malt and some caramel flavors. Flavors are decent, but too light to take seriously though.

Mouthfeel too thin.

Fairly drinkable, but not overly interesting, and far from the style.

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Photo of drpimento
1.55/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Yack! I've had this lots over the years, but this time it got a major problem with butterscotch. I'll try to get around it, but it ain't easy. Served with a medium sized, off-white head and some lace. Color is a nice, not quite clear brown with dark red highlights. Aroma smacks me down wth that butterscotch - ugh. But, somewhere in there is some malt and a little chocolate, good malt. Flavor is BUTTERSCOTCH - BLAAAHH. Can't finish it. Draft lines are clean here too. No more, pleeeeze

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Photo of ishcabibble
3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I began to buy this beer years ago because of it's cheap price and also because I enjoy bock beers. Upon my first taste I was hooked. It became a regular beer of mine. I couldn't believe something this tasty could be so inexpensive. I felt I had stummbled upon something that the rest of the world didn't know about. While everyone else around me was gulping down Bud and Miller products, I was savoring this caramel colored, sweet brew made about 75 miles away from my town and I seemed to be the only one who knew about it. Then I began telling others about and they soon became converts. One day I asked one of these converts if they were still drinkling Huber Bock. He replied that he stopped buying it because it tore up his stomach. It wasn't long after that that I too began running to the bathroom after just drinking a few sips from one bottle. Then, one weekend I must of drank about 12 bottles and became deathly ill. I even began pissing blood.I had never gotten so sick off of beer before and I tried returning the remaining bottles to the store where I purchased them. I told the manager what had happened and he said I was the first person that he knew of that had tried to return beer. In conclusion, I would say to you that if you decide to drink Huber Bock, make sure there is a bathroom nearby with several rolls of t.p.

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Photo of kickapoodude
4.08/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is a unique bock, but it fits all true bock standards. It has so many freaking flavors that it seems like a different beer as it warms, not just subtle variations. I taste: vanilla, toast, copper, all spice, caramel, smoke...I donno, there are a lot of flavor. The body is lighter as many bocks...very drinkable.

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Photo of StoutSlayer
3.62/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looking down the vast beer isles of my favorite liquor store, I was on a mission to find a new bock beer to try but was having no luck whatsoever. When the manger asked what I was looking for, he commented that it was basically out of season for most boch beers, but that Huber Boch was one of the only U.S. breweries to make one year round, and should give it a try-

The appearance out of the bottle was pretty good, it had a nice dark amber color with a decent head. However, the only thing that threw me a little was that it definitely lacked that kind of viscus look that I have been used to for this style. It seemed a bit too water down for a boch.

The thing is, when I tasted it, it actually was pretty good! It had a very rich malty flavor, and very low hops which is what I like about this style. Also, since it was a little on the weaker side for a boch I thought it was a very drinkable beer. All in all, it's not bad for a mass produced boch beer, especially if your looking for a break from the super hoppy IPA's you've been drinking. It's definitely worth giving a try if you like this style- and can't to wait until the truly great Bochs get released. If you can give it a little bit of a "gimmie" for being mass produced, you'll enjoy it.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark cranberry with bright orange borders. I wasn't expecting something this dark, but then the brewery uses black malt in addition to pale and Carapils. The golden beige cap looks nice. It's composed of multiple tiny bubbles and is no slouch when it comes time to decorate the glass. This is a pretty good looking bock.

The nose is typical of the style in that it's toasted and earthy. I can also appreciate the shot of chocolate that black malt adds to the party. Unfortunately, it's a bit too muddled (and too low on power) to be any more than average.

If it wasn't for the darker malt adding some amount of flavor interest, Huber Bock would be a less than average version. Think watered-down, low-ABV (5.4%) doppelbock and you'll be in the flavor neighborhood. Of course Euro dark lager would work as well.

Beer rule #7: beer of a malt-dominant style ought to contain enough malt. HBB has little chance to impress because there isn't enough for the taste buds to work with. A watery bittersweet chocolatiness washes over the palate and then is gone before the swallow. The beer favors lightly sweet early and lightly dry late. Ho-hum.

The mouthfeel is where HBB stumbles and falls. It might be appropriate for a 4.0% pale ale, but not for a bock. Only a hint of stickiness keeps it from being irredeemably thin. Bubbles? There ain't too many of those.

Minhas Craft Brewery is responsible for some of the worst beer in America. Huber Bock, while not great, is actually one of their better efforts. Buy a single if you're curious.

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Photo of WJVII
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass this beer has a copper, slightly red transparent color with a slight cream colored head. This beer has a caramel nose with some slight malt after taste. The finish is a little on the syrupy side with an off bitter note to finish. Moderate carbonation helps balance the flavor. Not a big fan of bocks, but this is a decent beer.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a flute glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a clear and very dark and rusty copper with a half of an inch of creamy looking and loosely bubbled dark sandy head, decent amount of carbonation bubbling up in nice little ropes up the side of the glass. Decent lacing if only the beer looked a bit darker and the head didn't fade away so fast.

S: Very sweet and syrupy dextrose aroma, like a light mixture of caramel brown sugar and chocolate, pretty strong in the aroma department but not overpowering.

T/MF: A very nice balance between the carbonation and the creamy mouthfeel, the beer is medium bodied, very slick in the mouth with little pinpricks of carbonation and hops near the tip of the tongue. The mallt bitterness is weak and is really quite sweet caramel apple with a bit of molasses. The finish and is long and drying and finishes with a slight apple and grassyness that is not that bad.

D: I don't know why people think this beer is merely worthy, it is solidly balanced and a good tasting easy drinker. An overall good beer.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
2.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a goblet.

Appearance is a dark copper with a good clarity. Almost no head that left no lace.

Smell is of toasted malt and light hops. Sweet estery alcohol.

Taste is of deep roasted malt with a tiny hop presence. Very slight amount of chocolate coffee.

Mouthfeel is watery. No body and too much carbonation. I wish there was more here to hold up the flavor. Over carbonated.

Drinkability is awesome because it is so light, but there is a lacking in flavor and body that can't be ignored.

Not bad, but not great.

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Photo of thebeerdoctor
4.15/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Purchased in Kentucky recently for ten dollars a twelve pack. Outstanding example of American single bock beer. More subtle than first approached, beautifully balanced. During a Lent bock celebration, this would have to be one on the list. Flavorful and hearty without the alcohol knockdown of big time double bocks. It should be noted that this recipe won a silver medal at the World Beer Championship a few years back, and rightfully so. Goes well with a variety of foods... but hey, if this is before Easter, this IS the food. Bock on!
A delicious display of malts with a proper counter balance of hops. A very good brew available throughout the year.

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Photo of becktone
3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eye: Dark brown in color as to be expected, with ruby red highlights. Not much to the head with this one, it formed a nice head when poured but quickly diminished. Now it is a film over the top of the beer. Minimal lacing. Needs some work with the head in my opinion, less it is just this glass, poured into a fluteish Stella Artois chalice.

Nose: Very robust potent aroma, it fills the room. This beer smells of roasted grain, and chocolate malt. Faint coffee notes give this beers nose depth. Unless my nose is fooling me, which it very well could be I detect a extremely small amount of anise, or black licorice. Nice complex and deep aroma, I like it.

Tongue: Lots of roasted grain in the flavor, also some chocolate malt. Slight weak anise hints in the aftertaste. Hops are present enough to balance the beer out and lend a spicy bitterness near the finish of this brew. Seemingly a simple brew, I keep looking for more, seems that alot of the flavor here is in subtleties...a bit of coffee there...near the finish, mingled with the spicy hop character and the faint anise.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Pretty full bodied in the mouth, with a finish that leaves some roasty flavors in the mouth. Also warms a bit or presents warm flavors as it goes down. Perhaps a bit too high in carbonation for my tastes, tone it down just a bit perhaps. This is a brew I'd not be opposed to drinking again, though I would really like to try some others first. Not bad for the price, and of the other bocks I've had so far, Shiner and Berghoff, this is certainly better.

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Photo of botham
3.57/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner. pours a curiously dark chocolate color with garnet highlights. one finger of light tan head tops the brew off, with moderate lacings.

aroma is distinctly roasted, with light notes of chocolate and coffee. the overall aroma is sweet, without much hop character (as would be expected from a bock). a bit lacing here is variety in the profile, however.

taste is more of the same. the roasted malts, with notes of chocolate, coffee, and toffee are present, with a touch of grainy character from the malts. somewhat one-dimensional.

mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a creamy texture. finishes on a roasted note with a bit of residual coffee.

drinkability is this brews strong poitn. mellow and creamy, a few of these would not be a problem. cheers!

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Photo of Vancer
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Plain label brew, no dating or abv, but let's give 'er a go. Easy pour shows a clean and crisp mahogany brown, nice tan heading with sheets of lace. Not too bad so far.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, quaff checks in with a malt and sweet woody aspect, finishing a tad harsh - but not distracting from an overall decent economical session brew.

This would be a great summer hot weather drinker outside on the deck - straight from the bottle, too.

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Huber Bock Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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