Smoked Bock | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Smoked BockSmoked Bock

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 04-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by GBalbin:
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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a very light Rauchbier, with a high drinkability despite the 6% alcohol. Aroma and flavor: smoked and too much hops giving a bitter end. The balance makes this "Rauch" a masterpiece. I also realized caramelized, toasted, salty and sweet notes. In my opinion, is one of the best beers of the Meantime brewery. Good quality beer.

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Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a shiny golden colour with decent bubbly head, off-white in colour and dispersing to form unrelated clouds of foam on top and small snail trails of lace. Slow bead, bit of translucency; looks alright.

Smell is very smokey and woody. Slight meatiness at the back, but a metallic aroma takes front stage, with slight vanilla tinge and grain with smoke backing up. Intriguing, but can't say I love it.

Taste is also quite smoked up, with a big meaty whiff but still fairly woody throughout. Touches of sweeter caramel underneath with vanilla and some cedar wood as well. Smoke is dominant, without being too strong. Provides an intriguing smokey flavour late mid that will dominate conversation. By leaving it until late, it allows you to build anticipation as you know it's coming. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin at first, but develops decent body at the end and ends very smooth.

Leaves a bit of sourness lingering which is unfortunate, but overall a decent job of a fairly difficult styled beer.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to find at Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill. Shared with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable

Pours a surprisingly light coloured golden hue, with a fine-bubbled and properly frothed head of yellowish white. Really pleasantly thick body, which swirls beautifully to leave tiny bubbles throughout. Certainly more of a Maibock look to it, but it's also smoked, apparently, so who knows what's going on?

Nose is grainy and soft, but with a lingering waft of smokiness to it. The smoke is very subtle, but it adds a giddy emphasis to the aroma of the beer as a whole, which has some nice German influenced grain and husk to it.

Taste is certainly smoked, and here, the husky and almost charcoal note gives it the odd character of seeming a lot darker than it is. Finish is light and rather crisp, tapering off and leaving little more than the lingering smoke trails. Otherwise, it's a light but robust bock. If the smoke were a little stronger, it would remind me of the Schlenkerla Urbock--it certainly has a similar tapering finish.

Feel is quite light, but suitable for the style, and it emphasises the drying character of the smoke.

Yeah, a nice strong Rauch/Bock. Certainly taking German influences to heart, and giving a damn good instrumentation of those influences.

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Photo of ADZA
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I cant believe this brew isnt on here already as its definately not their Old Smoked Bock as it comes in exactly the same bottle as their High Saison or Elderflower Maibock in a 500ml bottle with a 6.0% ABV and on the front it states that its style is"A mouthwatering winter brew vintage 2nd November 2009 bottle number 2656 of 3860" and on the side it says"Inspired by the beers of Franconia,Old Smoked Bock is made with Rauchmalz and munich malt to give a full bodied beer with a smokiness that will get you salivating" and to be quite honest this is definately true after having this beer i just wanted to eat heaps of nice hot tasty food anyways it pours a clear amber hue with nice carbonation that leaves a two finger creamy head and lacing everywhere,the smell is something else its so unique im impressed,it has aromas of smoked ham,hot salami pizza and some biltong definately out there but in a good way i love it,the mouthfeel is nice and easy yet full with big hints of smoked ham,bacon,hungarian salami and it finishes with a nice pale maltiness that definately makes you realise its still a beer,overall i really didnt know if this should be classed as a Rauchbier or a Bock but either way its a top quality brew that i will definately buy again and highly recommend if you are after something a little different.

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Smoked Bock from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
4.07 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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