Capricator Bock | Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Tennessee, United States

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by LukeGude:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Bung
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes. On tap. A typical amber/orange pour with off white head. Malty sweet nose, some raisin and biscuit. Flavor pretty similar, nothing overpowering however, with some slight red fruits. Good drinkability. Descent enough I think, I don’t try too many Dunklers.

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Photo of AsburyParkJMH
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My final SMB beer (for the time being) and it was pretty nice overall. It pours a nice deep amber colour wit ha big off white head that is quite sticky.

The smell and flavour have this odd (to me) combination of a bitter grape/general fruit flavour going for them with a splash of spice thrown into the mix. Both have a touch of maltiness to them as well and the flavour has some licourice notes apparent as well.

The mouthfeel is nice and as it should be for the style in that the body is full and a bit chewy, but not hearty. Enjoyable overall, but not somehting that would be my cup of tea for an entire evening.

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Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Swill5786
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Smoky Mountain Brewery.

A - Cloudy brown with one finger tan tinted head which withered very quickly. Nothing spectacular about the appearance.

S - Heavenly bock heavy on the malts and with a floral, slightly fruity hoppiness.

T - Sweet caramel malt, hop bitterness from the front to the back. All the goodness of a doppelbock - didn't expect the highly flavor-filled experience.

M - Perfectly carbonated for my taste. Medium-heavy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

D - Very high. But more than one might be over doing it... One is a fantastic experience.

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Photo of veech
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a brewmaster's special @ SMB that I was very pleasantly surprised with this late spring and summer. It pours a deep amber with thin head but some lacing. The smell is mild toffee and carmel malt that has a clean finish. The taste is very good with enough body and alcohol to provide a kick, but not to trump a mild hop finish. Mouthfeel is adequate for the bock style, but maybe a little on the thin side. Drinkability is good but sessioning can a little risky. This beer is sneaky as the ABV is fairly high and after a couple of pints you can feel it. Yet another style well done by my local brewers. I have tried to use this beer as an example of what a bock should taste like to friends who like Shiner Bock.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice beer from the brewpub. This one should probabaly be part of their regular lineup. Pours a nice dark amber with a medium head but decent lacing. Attractive. The smell is clean, malty sweet, and a little bit grainy. The taste is spritzy up front with a clean hit of sweet malt and vanilla. Chewy and with a slightly tangy finish. Pretty highly carbonated, but the body is appropriate to all the malt without being sticky. Quite good and a nice interpreation of a style that doesn't get done enough, especially regionally.

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Photo of KerryCummins1977
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of atsprings
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub served in a standard pint glass a crisp dark orange with a decent frothy head that diminished to a thin layer and left slight lacing. Aroma was a nice amount of crisp caramel malts. The taste was an interesting crisp malt profile, fitting with the style, yet slightly different in a way I can't quite put my finger on. The beer was medium bodied with slight alcohol presence. This one seems a bit more like a Maibock to me, but its certainly close to a traditional bock as well, enjoyable.

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Photo of mwa423
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured a dark brown with minimal head and no lcaing

S -Very little aroma, some traditional german malt aroma, but little else.

T - Malty backbone that slides down the throat.

M/D - Drinkability is excellent, I ended up with an empty glass by accident. Mouthfeel is creamy and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Tilley4
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2nd brew from these guys and this one was great...

Dark reddish amber pour, small head, spotty lacing...

Aroma of sweet, sweet malts... Just like a bock should smell..

Sweet malty taste that doesn't overdo it... Very smooth and drinkable...

Bought a growler of this and took with me... Nice little brew here..

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Capricator Bock from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 15 ratings