Bock Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Bock BeerBock Beer
BA SCORE
3.6/5
95 Ratings
Bock BeerBock Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TastyTaste on 04-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,343
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
95
pDev:
16.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of mactrail
2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark reddish amber in the glass. Foam dissipates quite rapidly along with most of the carbonation. Aroma of old fruit crates left in the garage.

An overripe melon tossed in with the dishwater. Dosed with sweet vermouth. A touch of metal shaving. Maybe another splash of seawater with some seaweed. Ahhhh... perfect.

I can't believe how many years they've been making this swill and, to give Lakefront the benefit of the doubt, they still can't get the quality control figured out. Label says bottled in JAN in WK3, but they don't say what year. Purchased at Total Wine, thanks, guys.

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Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – red color, pretty clear, with about half a finger’s worth of creamy white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – hearty and malty in general. No particular notes of anything special, at least nothing very evident.

Taste – much like the smell, hearty and malty, with a tinsy bit of a bite in the late middle of the taste. Has almost an oatmeal type of quality to the taste. Interesting and nice.

Mouthfeel – very well-balanced. If anything, it leans a little on the creamy side.

Overall – nothing super special about this beer, at least nothing new or thought-provoking (that I can tell), but it is a very good-tasting beer overall.

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Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of DIPADude01
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of vw72
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a reddish-brown, with no to very little head. I felt the taste, at the beginning, was crisp to slightly sweet. As the beer warmed slightly, crispness faded. The smell was honey-like. This beer had a full flavor, robust yet refreshing. Seemed lighter than other bocks I have had. I could not taste or feel the alcohol warmth, although the ABV is 6.7 percent. Overall, a beer that is on the upper end of good, and one that enjoyed and will try again.

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Photo of soju6
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark bronze color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and bit of spice.

T: Flavor of roasted malt with caramel sweetness and bit of vanilla. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and somewhat creamy. As it warmed, it seemed to become more robust.

O: Nice beer, quite good for the style. Worth visiting again when I get a chance.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/2012.

Pours a murky brown with a 1/2 inch dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some brown sugar aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, brown sugar, and some slight caramel flavors on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing that really grabs my attention and would make me want another.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
Bottled during Mar Wk 2 (2012) notched on the label.

A - A tall pour created a massive tan head that ended up settling to a loose, soapy ivory pile. The color is a brilliantly clear and carbonation-less dark bronzy amber. A ring of thick clumpy lace was left.

S - Lightly toasted malts are primarily caramel-sweet with a hearty pilsner scent. Crisp and clean, there is a low hop noble hop aroma that follows as well as a touch of light, lingering alcohol.

T - Smooth, clean malts populate the taste buds with lightly dry pilsner flavor overshadowed by toasted caramel malts with a moderate sweetness. Noble hop spice gently prickles the tongue on the finish.

M - Like a nicely lagered bock should be, this medium-full bodied beer is ultra smooth and clean with a mild sweetness that turns dry in the end.

O - For the malt-lovers out there, this bock is another easy drinking, very well made lager from Lakefront that features loads of toast and caramel sweet malts with just enough balance to keep it from being cloying. Smooth and drinkable, there's a faint warming sensation of alcohol for those cooler spring evenings.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Mahogany color with a flash-in-the-pan head and no real lacing to speak of. Smells and tastes of a toffee malt with decent nuttiness and light presences of milk chocolate. Garnish levels of fruity yeast esters (stone fruit) exists in the background as well. Creamy, smooth medium-heavy body with gentle carbonation. It is difficult to find something to criticize but I do feel that it suffers somewhat from a lack of 'toasted' character. Other than that, it is a somewhat better than average Bock.

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Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of jcomp21
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NEDmiller
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of AlphaKing414
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Dark33
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious bock! Golden to amber color. Good clarity. Medium head. Bready nose that is quite appetizing. Palate offers a pleasant malt sweetness, light toffee, smooth body, yet very drinkable. This is a winning combination. Balanced bock for the win. Like a light Salvator.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of thomawalk
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of Cthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep burgundy pour is topped off by a fizzy and spongy film coating that dissipates within seconds. A fine mist of micro-bubbles moves fast through the drink. Nice coloring, lame head, strong carbonation with no window dressing produces mixed results.

S: Boozy soaked apple peels first come to into being with some signs of cough medicine and some caramel grain sweetness deep down. Medium strength.

T: Boozy apple and caramel grains mixes together along with a sweet, almost syrupy malt base. Spicy flowery hops come on fairly strong with a good presence, noble like, almost like an octoberfest. Good alcohol warmth on the close ups the ante a bit.

M: Full bodied, good here, nice snappy carbonation presence brings some texture to a malty thick and lush mouthful.

O: Overall malty with a good show of hops and alcohol gives this a decent finish to an other wise stutter/mis-step at the start. You eventually warm up to this.

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Photo of russpowell
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown/caramel with a finger of tan head. No real head retnetion or lacing, merely the suggestion of the two...

S: Metallic notes & toffee

T: Toasty malt & bready/doughy notes, slight apricot & caramel notes as well up front. Fruittyness & a slight oxidation tinge as this warms, plus some doughyness & cherry notes. Finishes with apricot, bready notes & some woody hop notes

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, become fairly chewy once warm

Not a bad bock, but has enough flaws that this would only be an option if fairly hard up for a bock

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Since I knew this beer was/is a bock I expected as much.
Indeed it meet my first expectations.
Looked like a bock-- poured a dark amber. The head was small and short lived- mostly the look.
Nose produced some hints of malt and yeast.
Flavor- was OK for a start. But it never built up to what I expect from a Bock. It was what I'd call a "Bock-lite". The flavor profile wanted to get going and rev up, but the engine never responded to the gas pedal. And so the flavor RPMs were at "fast idle". Nevertheless it sis a satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel was quite cordial with a smooth finish.

Overall this beer is quite enjoyable and it might hit the spot as a "heavier" thirst quencher-- that is the beer and not the thirst.

I wouldn't hesitate to purchase more, it's just not a reference Bock-- but a drinker's Bock.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew from the lakefront variety case from bella vista:

Poured a nice clear amber, nice 1/2 head when poured but dissipates quickly. light off white head laces, very light carbonation.

Smell is lightly toasted, caramel malt, hints of vanilla.

Taste is well done, smooth caramel and pilsner malt, just enough sweetness, a very feint notes of vanilla.

Great mouthfeel, just right for a bock, crisp flavors, good balance, just a enough residual sweetness.

Overall, very good brew and true to bock style.

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Photo of Greenlabel
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6-pack during a trip to Virginia. Bottle dated as brewed in Jan 2011.

Appearance was somewhat disappointing - poured a nice ruby red but had basically no lacing to accentuate the coloring. However, the smell of malt, caramel and toffee made the beer inviting overall.

The taste lives up to the smell with sweet caramel dominating somewhat. Minimal notice of any hops. Didn't seem to be a 6.7% ABV brew based on the mouth-feel or aftertaste. Less carbonation than I would have anticipated.

Overall, a decent Bock but not one of my favorites among the ones I've tried this season. However, I'm perfectly happy to drink up the rest of the 6-pack.

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Bock Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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