Dinkel Bock | Apostelbräu

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Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beergoot on 09-16-2012

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +43.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of acevenom
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle opens as a gusher. Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours dull hazy amber with a thick, soapy white head. There are some visible tiny bubbles rising in the glass. The aroma is earthy and has some nice caramel notes. I also get some mild citrus and apple like aromas. The flavor is nice and bready with those caramel and toffee notes adding some sweetness to the beer. The breadiness is no surprise here due to the fact that dinkel is more often used for bread making than brewing. I get some earthiness in the back end. Some of those fruity flavors from the aroma are also present in the flavor. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and the drinkability is high. This is a very good beer. It's nothing that'll knock your socks off, but it certainly delivers.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

special edition fermented in granite and aged in tennessee whiskey barrels, at least i assume not all of their dinkel bock undergoes this treatment. served on at at bull and bush, who is killing it with the guest beers right now. looks a little flat from the tap, shimmery copper colored, clear for the most part, but not much head or bubbles or anything, and quite a body on it. slight tannic oak in the nose, right away, some whiskey sweetness, german malts, maybe rye too, and an lager yeast strain on its way to getting stale, along with some dried fruit notes of red apple and berry. the whiskey is thankfully light in the taste, you can still appreciate the base beer, which i have not had on its own, but now am very interested in. its not as intense on the grain as other bock styles, and while its interesting and likely has more than just a barley in here, its also on the lighter side of things in terms of its taste. not sure what the granite adds, i looking for an earthen minerality or something, but i dont get much of that. could be something to do with the lager yeast, but that element is not at all my favorite component of this beer. it could use more bubbles, but the body is round and fuller, and the beer is smooth. fruity finish, cereals, oak, fresh compost, honey. lots going on here, and while this doesnt taste that fresh to me, it tastes really original. id like to have it side by side with the base beer, but given that this is some of the first beer i have ever seen from these guys, i may have to wait awhile on that. maybe the first german beer in american whiskey barrels i have seen too...

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 16.0 oz bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of malt with a hint of citrus
Head average (4 cm), light tan, frothy, slowly diminishing to creamy 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair, broken rings of tiny bubbles
Body light brown, cloudy
Flavor lightly malty with lemony aftertaste. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, slightly creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75
This is less malty than the typical bock and the lemony taste was totally unexpected. This is unfiltered.

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Photo of BogAl
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So this is an odd bock. Not really to standard definition, but not a bad beer.

A light golden, slightly hazy pour. Nice fluffy white head, some sticky lacing. Settles to a thin cap. Looks good, but a bit light in color.

The aroma is where the oddities start. A bit zesty and spicy, like a hefe. Citrus and zest, but a strong malt profile. This beer uses Spelt malt, Opal, Saaz and Saphir hops so the spice isn't a surprise when considering these.
Flavor is a bit spicy, too. Zingy up front, malt in the middle. Banana on the finish. Really different for a bock and I kinda like it. The sweetness and fullness are there. The lager-ish-ness is wiped away by the hops. It's growing on me.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Ardeer
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a finger high head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose. Slight hints of orange zest are also noticeable.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of toasted malts and toasted malts and has notes of grassy and herbal hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem as malty compared to other bocks and has some interesting hop aromas and flavors. The citrus in the smell and taste is interesting.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brass color with a large very quick to fade head,very carbonated I see.I get some caramel,dough, and slight grass in the nose,not very assertive but decent.Sweet dough on the palate with some spice wich showed there is a decent hop presence here,toasted in the finish.The look and aroma is kinda average but I do like the nuances on the palate.Not top notch but drinkable.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nickfl
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - An extreme gusher, about half a second after I popped the top off, half the bottle foamed out onto top the floor. What's left has a small head of off white foam on top of a hazy, golden brown body.

S - Toffee, caramel, light herbal hops, and a touch of anise.

T - Bready malt with some toffee up front. Anise and toasted grain in the middle. The beer finishes with some herbal hops and lightly sour malt.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, but kind of dull and flabby and it is hard to like it when most of it ends up on the floor as soon as you open the bottle.

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