Toasted Bock
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Ranked #58
Ranked #25,523
3.65 | pDev: 12.05%
Jan 27, 2023
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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Rated: 3.83 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Jan 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours out of the can a deep red copper with minimal head and lacing. Smells very bready and of roasted malts. Taste follows with the richness that comes from not being overly carbonated. Not a bad beer at all.
Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 3.05 by farmboy21 from Illinois

Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 3.52 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 21, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. "Toasted Bock"
12 fl. oz. can coded "FEB2723 43 C5000011826" and sampled on DEC1122
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a clear dark chestnut brown body with orange highlights that resemble glowing embers at the base of the glass. The head is a two finger thick cap of big-bubbled tan foam. In the nose I'm getting what seems like toasted adjunct malt with a delicate background of lightly floral hops. The flavor follows suit. The malt has a toasty character to it, and a touch of caramel, but overall it seems thin. I could be wrong but it doesn't seem like an all-malt beer, and if it is, then somethings wrong as it's lacking depth and richness. A bock of any sort should have a firm grainy malt as its base and this does not. How strong is this? Ahhh, there's part of the answer, this is only 5.1% ABV. This is not really a bock beer. It reminds me of the beers that breweries in the U.S. used to put out in winter/spring under the title "Bock" but which were just their regular beers with a product called Porterine added to give them some caramel flavor and color. I wonder if Porterine is even made anymore? I know Yuengling used to use it in their Porter based on an interview done for Mid-Atlantic Brewing News back in 2014 so maybe it is. Anyway, the malt here is thin and anything but complex, and the bitterness seems a little high even at 21 IBUs as it leaves a lingering bitterness at the back of my throat. Sometimes that's a good thing, but that's not the case here. The body is medium-light and the carbonation is soft. The head held up about average and it has left some lacing about the glass but it's not any better than a standard, average beer. Even if I put aside the fact that this is labeled as a bock and doesn't even come close and just judge it hedonistically it doesn't get very far. Disappointing.
Review #8,429
Dec 11, 2022
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Rated by Cs_beer_review

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Good beer
tastes toasty cheerios and is very dark in color. Not super hoppy
Carbonated lightly so you don’t feel super full soon
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small head of off-white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a touch of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a roasted and toasted malt smell mixed with some caramel and brown sugar as well as a nice nutty aroma. Other aromas of chocolate and coco nibs are there as well, creating a rather sweet roasty smell.
Taste – The taste starts out brown bread malt taste with notes of nuttiness and some light earthy hop. There is a moderate sweetness of molasses and brown sugar as well as a touch of raisin. As the taste advances the sweetness remains rather constant while the roastiness and the nuttiness get more potent. A little bit of graininess and some light woody flavors come at the finish leaving one with moderately roasty and toasty nut bread like taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Overall, the moderate nature is a nice balance for easy drinking and roasty flavors and does a nice job overall.
Overall – A quite easy drinking bock with a nice flavor and more sessionable abv. Good for a cool fall day.
Dec 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can stamped FEB2723 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 5.1% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright dark amber with chestnut highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves spots of lacing. The aroma is bready and toasty. The taste is semisweet toasted malt with a hint of earthy nutty bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. I get diacetyl here, but I could be wrong. Weird bitterness plus microwave popcorn butter...
Overall, ok.
Dec 05, 2022
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Reviewed by speters from Illinois

2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Usually like Leine’s but this one seems to young. I know it says toasted but I think the flavor is more burnt. I wouldn’t turn one down if offered but I won’t go out and buy it.
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Dec 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is the perfect session beer for fall/winter. A little metallic taste but if you look past that it’s a good cheap drink for later in the fall/winter evening
Nov 30, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Leinenkugel's Toasted Bock, 5.1% ABV. Pours dark brown, with a one-finger beige head that left no lacing on the fine plastic cup. Nose is toasted malt. Taste is toast, faintly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.
Nov 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A perfectly fine companion for a meal but it won't wow you on its own merits...

Slightly sweet and malty...mot overly sweet....toasted malts...

I'm seriously considering this with my Thanksgiving meal as it won't interfere with the food but also won't get weird and yeasty with food..
Nov 22, 2022
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Rated by JuanPn from Louisiana

4.9/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
ok this is a strange one... it's both refreshing, and filling

great taste
Nov 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: deep copper with a small light tan head. Lightly carbonated.
S: toffee and dark fruit
T: bready malt flavor with toffee. Balanced towards malt but not sweet.
M: medium bodied
O: a bock, but not a lot to depth. Easy drinking.
Nov 08, 2022
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best by Jan 2023
Dark copper, medium off white head. Lots of retention.
Basic lager aroma. Nothing bad, but zero toasted malt aroma.
Tastes bready, Marzen like, a little toasted quality but not pronounced. Very nice, it’s how a bock is supposed to be. Very tasty, the only knock I can give it is the lack of aroma.
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The Leinie's is a bit dark, with a ruby tone with a backlight. A short tan to off-white head with even shorter retention. Clear, adequately carbonated. Leaves no lacing.

The Leinie's aroma is weak, almost non-existent. If I annoy the Lienies with a swizzle stick and linger, I can pick up the somewhat sweet toasted malts. Some caramel perhaps.

The flavor is quite enjoyable, but light. Mild bread. Toasted malts. Light sweetness, light caramel. Slight bitterness in the middle through to the finish. Slightly bitter toasted malts characterize the back end and the aftertaste. These flavors linger in my mouth resulting in an enjoyable, refreshing late winter seasonal beer.

Mouth feel is thin but more body than your typical adjunct lager. Refreshing. Smooth.

I have rated the Leinie's as a Traditional Bock. If you are looking for an easy-drinking refreshing malty late winter lager, I do recommend it (and would rate it higher on that scale). If you're looking for a traditional German-style Bock, move along.
Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Served from the bottle in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Pours a clear deep garnet topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises caramel, walnuts, raisin, and light candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, everything both sweeter and dustier than before. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. A decent bock, nothing special, but a nice hit of the goat when you need one (say, whilst fleshing out a Mariano's mixed sixer).
Mar 21, 2022
Rated: 3.46 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Wegman’s, Warrington, PA 2021
11/2022 Walmart, Vienna, WV
Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: clear, deep brownish-red with a very nice and foamy, white head.

Inviting aromas of sweet malt predominate with a hint of molasses.

This is a quaffable and rather light interpretation of the classic bock-style. Slightly thin-bodied for the style, it does have pleasant flavors of chewy malt, molasses, and faint hops that keep it from becoming cloying. As with most LeinenKugel beers, there is nothing outstanding about it, just a workmanlike effort. Sad, that this brewery's offerings are disappearing from the shelves here in northern Florida.
Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by scaliasux from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I take it for what it is a cheap session able bock with an $8.99 price tag. Not super sweet or flavorful but it does hit pretty crisp and has the toasted thing going down as described. I had worse!
Feb 04, 2022
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Rated by TerryMills from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
good beer on par with a lot of the craft stuff it's definitely a good grab for a gas station beer
Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by BrScho2

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 3.44 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jan 12, 2022
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by AudioFileZ from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.81 by Chipwells from Georgia

Jan 01, 2022
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Rated by Aralin_theBeerEnjoyer

4.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Toasty! Feels very carbonated with a tiny sour note. Absolutely delicious. Recommended when craving something light but full-bodied.
Jan 01, 2022
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