Brecken Bock
State of Brewing

Brecken BockBrecken Bock
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State of Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
Ranked #54
Ranked #22,975
3.69 | pDev: 13.01%
Oct 25, 2023
Jul 03, 2020
A malty, lightly hopped bock style lager beer. Pairs well with BBQ, roast meats, sharp cheese, berries, shortcake or sweet desserts.
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at The Nantahala Outdoor Center after The National Qualifying Wild water Race.
Looks dark brown with a nice tannish foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells malty, sweet, raisin bread.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Overall a pretty tasty Bock that I would definitely like to drink again.
Oct 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via Bluejacket74! Cheers Dude! This fridge
lurker pours a brown tinged amber with a decent head of khaki foam that settles
to a thick ring, thick clumping layer, and sports some nice light lacing. Nose of
caramel and herbal hops amongst subtle breaded malts. Flavors follow the nose
with the light addition of faint coffee, breaded malts, light herbal hops, rich caramel,
and subtle toffee. Mouth feel is medium light, smooth, medium light carbonation, and
a sweet toasted malt finish.

Overall, a decent little brew

Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear reddish amber with a moderate light khaki head.
Smells of fresh baked brown bread.
Tastes smooth, toasted raisin bread, caramel, Munich malts. I’m shocked by how good this is compared to other American bocks. It’s on the verge of being a Marzen. I’ve seen this at Aldi for years and put off trying it because of my bias that said it would suck. Boy was I an idiot. If you see it, go for it, don’t listen to the numb-nuts that give it a low score. They’re crazy.
Apr 15, 2023
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Reviewed by BillDakelski from Oklahoma

2.52/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
More of an amber taste than a real bock weak and watery, similar to commercial American style lagers refreshing but lacks the bold deep taste required for a true bock beer.
Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Brecken Bock has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly copper appearance, with good lacing. The aroma is of white bread crust. The flavor is similar, with low bitterness. Brecken Bock has a low-medium body and a crisp finish.

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by MacStinson from Michigan

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by Stignacious from New York

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by joshkouri from England

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark amber light brown, clear, creamy buff head that lasts and laces.

Faint caramel and bready malt, very low hops

Starts Nutty, bready and dry. Finishes nutty and dry.

Light body, Nominal CO2, a pecan-like slight astringency at the end.

This is a clean, dry American style mass-produced "bock". Weak on flavor, but not bad tasting. Decent price.
Apr 05, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle, got a 6 pack from Aldi for $7.49. No dating that I noticed on the bottle or label. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear amber/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like caramel and bready malt, along with a bit of earthy hops. For the most part the taste pretty much follows the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium. It's smooth and a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink. Not much to this brew, but it's not bad at all. For the price, it's certainly worth a try!
Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
6-pack of 12oz bottles from Aldi
Clear amber copper color. Finger thick head with fair retention.
Malt forward with an off taste. Watery feel. Subtle hop finish.
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by randelhall from Ohio

Jan 08, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
smooth bock beer not enough malt taste for me
Dec 30, 2021
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Rated by Zopiac from Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Bought this as it was in the place of my normal Broegel at Aldi. Not as big a fan as it's rather light and thin.
Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by ohbigun from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. chilled bottle poured into chilled mug. Best by date 09.04.22 printed on bottle. I bought a six pack from Aldi and like it more each time I drink it.

L: Medium brown with a moderate amount of quickly dissipating foam on pour. Decent amount of bubbling. 4.0

S: Pleasing malt aroma. Smells yummy. 4.0

T: More pleasing malt with a slight hint of hops. Yummy. 4.0

F: Refreshing, easy drinking. Perfect amount of carbonation. 4.0

O: 4 across the board. Will buy again. 4.0
Oct 26, 2021
Brecken Bock from State of Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 34 ratings