Lübzer Bock
Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH

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3.11 | pDev: 12.86%
Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 9
Photo of drmeto
2.97/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

-pours a clear copper with a small to medium,foamy,sand-coloured head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose + caramel & toffee
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-no alcohol detectable
Fairly subdued on the nose, a little more Bock-y flavour, but it's very sweet and misses some balancing Hops.
Slightly above mediocrity.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.33/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

50cl brown glass bottle with branded pry-off crown cap served cold into a pilsner glass. Purchased for 0.62 euro (plus a 0.08 pfand) at a Kaufland hypermarket in Berlin. 7.0% ABV. Best before: 29.12.16.

Reviewed live as a bock per the label. Notes below are regrettably brief:

APPEARANCE: Pours a ~6cm off-white cap of nice foaminess and froth. Retention is quite good - ~5 minutes. Body is a clear amber-copper of above average vibrance.

AROMA: Aroma is of copper malt sweetness primarily. Cream. Maybe a hint of buttery diacetyl. Vague fruitiness. Sweetness seems too high, even for a bock. Caramel. A kiss of plum. I detect no off-notes, overt yeast, or booze. Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Taste follows the aroma, with untoward high sweetness accompanied by slight syrupiness. A bit sticky, led by malts and dried fruit (especially plum and maybe faint dates, though these notes don't come through as vividly or deeply as they would in, say, a Trappist ale). Imbalanced and simplistic, with no real subtlety or nuance at all. I don't really care for it.

Texture, as abovementioned, is sticky and syrupy. Smooth, wet, medium to full-bodied. Too viscous for a bock, even a 7% ABV one. Overcarbonated.

There's no harmony of texture and taste here. The build isn't gestalt either, but it has loose cohesion.

OVERALL: Drinkable for what it is, and it does disguise its ABV decently. It's a nice budget choice if all you're after is a high ABV for a low price, but there isn't much flavour here and it's underwhelming for a bock. Forgettable fare from Mecklenburgische. I wouldn't recommend it to others...there are great German bocks out there, but this isn't one of 'em.


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Photo of sfprint
3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful tea red, healthy though rapidly disappating 3 finger head, uniform small rising carbonation. Transparent.
S: Smokey but sweet, if it wasn't for the sweetness, it would resemble a steak. Caramal. Certainly pleasant.
T: Indeed smokey but not overwhelming, not as sweet as it smells but indeed slightly sweet, a kiss of alcohol in the aftertaste. The flavor has similarities to Dr. Pepper, but not in a bad/gross way.
M: Light and lightly carbonated, almost watery. Easy going down.
O: Pretty good. Mild for a 7%

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Beautiful amber pour with a bit uneven tan light medium large head. Dissipates quickly leaving some lacings.

S: Light roasted sweet malt, dark dried fruits - plums and raisins. Some citric notes, but very faint.

T: Rich full malt, sweet taste. Dark dried fruits - lots of plums and lots of raisins. A bit dry. Bitterhops. Syrupy.

M: Body is full and carbonation is medium. Aftertaste is syrupy sweet, rather long and then bitter.

T: A nice bock that starts off weak in apperance and smell, but the taste is nice.

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Photo of Bananaman
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bock is a really cool, traditional, and nice style of beer I think. This one is ok' but not one of the better bocks.

Looks nice at first. Lovely bottle and it pours a deep red/rubin colored beer with a big beige foam that quickly settles to a almost non-existans ring of foam.

Smells nicely of some bread and notes of wine and dried fruits.

Taste is basically pretty similar to the smell with some notes of alcolohol. The alcohol almost dominates the beer but not in a bad tasting way.

An ok' bock, but I've had better.

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Photo of bark
2.87/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The colour is deep amber-brown. The beige foam sinks quickly down to an airy finger thick head with a fizzing sound. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is mild. Malty notes, somewhat roasted flavours of caramel and cookies. Very discreet notes of alcohol.

The taste is surprisingly watery and light. There are some malty notes, hints of sweet almonds and minerals. The aftertaste is a little dry with mild malty flavours and perhaps some anonymous hops. Almost no alcohol at all.

The carbonation is mild to medium. The liquid is a bit watery.

A bock with hardly any flavours at all? At least it was easy to gulp.

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Photo of wl0307
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Courtesy of my German flatmate who brought this beer from his home town in NE Germany. BB 07/2008, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: pours a beautifully bright copper colour with a fast dissipating beige abundant in carbonation
S: quite rusty upfront, while a deep flow of caramelised chestnuts, caramelised apples, sour-sweet marinated prunes, coarse brown sugar, and lager-sourness lies underneath. For a bock the aroma is not too thick or cloy, but lacking complexities overall.
T: quite neutral in flavour upfront, then chestnuts gradually reveal themselves along with caramelised sugar, burned apples, honey, and a little roasted hints of Munich malts developing at the back; the aftertaste is filled with sour-sweet syrup, albeit not w/o a mild hop bitterness lingering in the remote corners of the tongue.
M&D: the texture is rather spritzy and not soft enough; the body is not thin, but also not quite enough for a 7%abv. lager. On the balance, this bock doesn't have pronounced flavours or characters to make it stand out. A quite ordinary offer by my flatmate's favourite brewery this is. My great thanks for his kindness remain the same, though!

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Photo of HappyHourHero
2.91/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a fine foamy cream colored head that fades slowly. Dark chestnut colored beer has a nice amber hue. Maybe a bit of dark malt and some raisin in the aroma, but it's hard to smell anything. Carbonic acid, raisins, plums, and a bit of dark malt in the flavor. I guess I shouldn't be expecting Doppelbock maltyness, but at 7% it should be pretty damn close. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy. If I had a choice I'd probably try something new instead of having another one of these.

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Lübzer Bock from Mecklenburgische Brauerei Lübz GmbH
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 9 ratings