Toasted Bock
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #57
Ranked #26,281
3.65 | pDev: 12.6%
Sunday at 01:29 AM
Sep 12, 2020
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Notes: Leinenkugel’s Toasted Bock is our refreshing take on a traditional bock beer – a style that originated in southern Germany in the early seventeenth century. We combine German and American ingredients to create a light, smooth and slightly toasty version of a bock beer. We hope you love it as much as we do! - The Leinenkugel Family

IBU: 21
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3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RJLarse from Washington

Six-pack of twist top bottles,poured in to a pint glass. Pours a mahogany brown color with a thin head. Smells of molasses. Taste is typical of a bock, with a fuller malt flavor and the acerbic finish. It's better than a traditional Bock.

Sunday at 01:29 AM
Photo of Suds
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Suds from Missouri

From a twelve ounce aluminum can, this brew is a dark brown color with a tall cream colored head. The aroma has a little malt note, but it isn't as intense as I expected. The taste is similar, it's balanced, but very quiet. A modest and uninteresting beer. Light-to-medium in body and largely forgettable.

Saturday at 08:46 PM
3.99 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Jan 17, 2022
3.44 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Jan 12, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by CBlack85 from South Carolina

12oz bottle into Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

the beer pours a crystal clear deep brown with copper highlights, three fingers worth of off white foamy head recedes slowly leaving behind lots of chunky lacing

the aroma is sweet and caramelly with very little toast evident. There is a mild fruitiness and a nice breadyness that unfolds as the beer warms.

like the aroma the flavor is sweet and caramelly, with a light nuttiness. Unlike the aroma there is a nice understated toasty component. Very clean and pleasant, but not terribly interesting. Light bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall, it is a good beer, but is lacking something. Just a little light for a bock

Jan 07, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by AudioFileZ from Alabama

I don't have time for flowery prose etc... what I do need to say is that this is one hell of a brew. The kind that has enough "toasted darkness" to have some cojhones but is kissed with the right amount of hops so it isn't syrupy sweet. In other words a brew I can pull a session on yet feel I got a full-flavored brew in the bargain. Actually on par or slightly better than Anchor Steam which was pretty much my bar for a beer that was flavorful yet highly drinkable. This one is a keeper. Hope it makes the cut for year-round production.

Jan 06, 2022
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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a 6pck of bottles of this beer from my local meijer store. It poured a clear dark mahogany amber with thin ecru head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had faint maple and malt notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle maple sweet malt and toasted grain highlights. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Jan 06, 2022
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Pours a clear brown with a nice off white head that fades to thin cap, spotty lacing.
Snot locker gets some toasted malt and a hint of fresh bread. Taste buds get that, some caramel/toffee. Beer is a bit thin, nicely carbonated. Crisp, refreshing, better suited to a fall afternoon by the grill.

Jan 04, 2022
3.81 by Chipwells from Georgia on Jan 01, 2022
Photo of Aralin_theBeerEnjoyer
4.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Aralin_theBeerEnjoyer

Toasty! Feels very carbonated with a tiny sour note. Absolutely delicious. Recommended when craving something light but full-bodied.

Jan 01, 2022
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Jan 01, 2022
3.12 by StretchZep from Ohio on Dec 31, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, some molasses, a bit sweet for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing and enjoyable beer.

Dec 20, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.99 Target
45 days before best by date
Smell of cola, then lightly roasted
Dark black color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of light roasted malts
Overall ok. Easy drinking, but with a name like Toasted Bock I was expecting a more smoky, roasted flavor and this is light on taste.

Dec 18, 2021
3.65 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Dec 17, 2021
3.79 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky on Dec 14, 2021
3.79 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Dec 13, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can RB date 02/28/22 into a 12oz Becher glass.
L: Pours dark crystal clear mahogany/brown with a fairly creamy uneven 2.5 inch+ beige head that recedes over time to edge foam. Good fine carbonation and minimal sticky lacing.
S: Toasted caramelized malts, lightly floral, caramel candy. Very clean and simple.
T: Toasted malts, caramel, light toffee, light citrus zest, a hint of red apple peel, gently sweet with a suggestion of bitterness, fruit zest lingers for a second at the finish. Flavors are light and thin with minimal hop taste.
F: Smooth, slick, soft light-bodied mouthfeel with a moderately clean fast finish.
O: Overall an easy drinking approachable Bock that is par for the Leinenkugel course. Smooth, gentle, refreshing and pleasant tasting and very good in it's style.

Dec 12, 2021
3.46 by stucat from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a best by date of Feb 28, 2022. Sampled Dec 3, 2021.

The appearance is a lovely looking mahogany brown with an off-white lasting head.

The sweet caramel and butterscotch malts are front and center in the aroma with a lower profile earthy sensation. Maybe a little bit of molasses.

Light-medium mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet and malty from start to finish. Little to no bitterness. The sweetness is what I enjoyed most about it.

Dec 03, 2021
3 by arc3636 from Kansas on Dec 03, 2021
Photo of Nass
2.67/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by Nass from Florida

The pour is amber colored with a fair amount of carbonation. The taste is grains & too much hop spice, yeah I'm not digging this. Cheers! C

Dec 02, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. Bottle neck is stamped for best by date of 'FEB2822'.
Clear, amber brown colored body. Brief one finger khaki head settles back to creamy skiff.
Aroma is mostly lightly roasted malts, with toffee and caramel. Slight spicy hops.
Taste is big on the toasted grain malts, with toffee, caramel, some cocoa, and a hint of dark cherry. Has a touch of earthy hops. Very dark bread like in the aftertaste.
A little light in the mouth feel, but very smooth in expression. Dries out the mouth too. Good carbonation.
Crisp and smooth, with a good touch of toasted malts - caramel and dark bread. Not complicated nor deep.

Dec 01, 2021
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3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by JZH1000 from Colorado

Poured out of a 12oz can
L- standard dark beer and on the pour forms a 1.5 finger head but not very good retention or lacing.

S- almost nothing to be honest especially when cold as it warms the smell is kind of just lagery. Maybe some slight toasted malts

T- better than the smell, still kind of bland and adjuncty but less so than the smell and the tastiness does come throught on the flavor. Definitely a lager beer and not necessarily in a good way.

F- feels like this is trying to be a lot more than it is. If it didnt get my expectations up, I wouldntve dropped the rating so low in this category but it just isnt a good example of the style.

O- overall the beer is fine but I feel like this should be more of a dark Vienna lager than a bock, especially to be marketing it as toasted.

Nov 28, 2021
3.53 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Nov 28, 2021
3.87 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Nov 26, 2021
3.64 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 24, 2021
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Leinenkugel's Toasted Bock has a thick, creamy, ivory head, with a clear, brown appearance, and a bit of lacing. The aroma is of faint light toast. The flavor is of the same, with some sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Toasted Bock has a low-medium body and a crisp finish.


Nov 21, 2021
4 by Mortarforker from Texas on Nov 21, 2021
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. pours a semi see-through mahogany with a two finger firm khaki head. head remains as a thin layer atop the beer for the remainder of the pour. bready and toasted malts, lager yeast and dark bread on the nose. taste follows with a malty start leading to an almost crisp, clean lager finish. love the mouthfeel on this beer! starts thick and malty and finishes clean and damn near crisp. overall, an excellent doppelbock at an excellent price. perfect for the cooler months, though i’d drink it any time of year.

Nov 19, 2021
4.5 by MikeE71 from Michigan on Nov 19, 2021
Photo of magikbagel
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Definitely one of the better Leinenkugel beers. Has a smooth toasty malt backbone with a crisp finish. Leaves a pleasurable dryness on your tongue. It does fall short because of the somewhat bland flavor though. Nothing crazy special but enjoyable for what it is.

Nov 18, 2021
Photo of CobraChicken
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by CobraChicken

Drank straight from the brown bottle. Smell of dark bread dough with a hint of caramel and toasted tree nuts. The initial brightness on the first sip complements the overall smoothness and mildly darker flavor. Tastes bready and malty with maybe a slight tinge of raisin midway through. The finish is refreshing with a suitable carbonation. A little watery for what I expected, but this allows it to quench your thirst without bloating your stomach. I am a big fan of bock beer and this is a new favorite in the American adaptation of Bock’s. It’s similar to Shiner Bock (which I love) but has a bit more flavor and a bit more ABV. Overall I can see several more cases of this in my future.

Nov 17, 2021
3.65 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Nov 15, 2021
3.64 by dd53grif from Michigan on Nov 14, 2021
3.77 by ohbigun from West Virginia on Nov 13, 2021
Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a can. Brown with a tan head. Smells of malt and roasted grain. Flavors of malt, roasted grain and hints of nuttiness. Smooth and easy to drink, flavor is somewhat subtle but really enjoyable overall.

Nov 11, 2021
Photo of GStone899
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by GStone899 from Minnesota

A little watery but a really tasty seasonal Bock - perfect for autumn. It's not gonna win any awards but for Leinenkugels it's a pretty good beer. Neck and neck with honey weis for my favorite beer from the brewery.

Nov 05, 2021
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