The origins of Bock beer are quite uncharted. Back in medieval days German monasteries would brew a strong beer for sustenance during their Lenten fasts. Some believe the name Bock came from the shortening of Einbeck thus "beck" to "bock." Others believe it is more of a pagan or old world influence that the beer was only to be brewed during the sign of the Capricorn goat, hence the goat being associated with Bock beers. Basically, this beer was a symbol of better times to come and moving away from winter.

As for the beer itself in modern day, it is a bottom fermenting lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer in general is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.5-7.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Samuel Adams Winter LagerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.603.645,89484
Shiner BockSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.403.053,99264
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.672,96972
Michelob AmberBockAnheuser-Busch5.202.871,81076
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.53868-
Yuengling BockYuengling Brewery5.103.38675-
Uff-daNew Glarus Brewing Company6.703.8361779
The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)8.503.761173
Back Forty BockNew Glarus Brewing Company5.503.7153794
St. Nikolaus Bock BierPennsylvania Brewing Company6.003.9541090
Saint Arnold Spring BockSaint Arnold Brewing Company6.903.68391-
Pandora's BockBreckenridge Brewery7.503.438181
Genesee Bock BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.5.203.4530886
Einbecker Ur-Bock DunkelEinbecker Brauhaus AG6.503.71290-
La Trappe BockbierBierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.7.004.0327090
Mahr's Christmas BockMahr's Bräu6.003.67246-
Noche BuenaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.903.36217-
Schell's BockAugust Schell Brewing Company6.103.91207-
Samuel Adams Toasted Caramel BockBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.67198-
Saranac Chocolate LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.41175-
Brother Benedict's BockGranite City Food & Brewery5.103.37170-
Maple BockHinterland Brewery Restaurant6.803.8164-
Millstream Schokolade BockMillstream Brewing Company6.003.93162100
Atwater WinterbockAtwater Brewery7.503.31161-
Creemore Springs UrBockCreemore Springs Brewery Limited6.003.62153-
Winter BrewSprecher Brewing Company5.753.82153-
Revolver BockRevolver Brewing6.503.84131-
Special Edition - Bock BeerMendocino Brewing Company7.003.7129-
Mountain Holidays In Vermont Rich Creamy Bock LagerRock Art Brewery5.803.67127-
Holsten FestbockHanseatische Getränke-Industrie (HGI) Holsten-Brauerei AG7.003.31123-
Saranac Black Diamond BockMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.6812190
Block House Double Chocolate BockPittsburgh Brewing Co.6.503.27103-
Huber Bock BeerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.19100-
Bock Bock Imperial American Bock Aged In Bourbon BarrelsShmaltz Brewing Company9.403.6195-
Bock BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.6.703.6294-
Nero's 1st Century Double Dark Malt AleAmarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana8.003.0992-
Horny Goat Baby Got BockHorny Goat Brewing Co.6.303.3187-
KozlakBrowar Amber6.503.5582-
Jopen BokbierJopen Bier BV Haarlem6.503.797484
Saranac BockMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.4673-
Hell On High Quad BockRinkuškiai14.002.5771-
Mönchshof BockbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG6.903.7669-
Aass BockAass Brewery6.5046598
Christoffel BokbierBierbrouwerij Sint Christoffel B.V7.803.5564-
Bock BeerRivertown Brewing Co.7.203.456388
Battlefield BockRed Oak Brewery6.503.7763-
Chouffe-BokBrasserie d'Achouffe6.663.836289
Zywiec BockZywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)6.503.7659-
Bockslider Toadies Texas BockMartin House Brewing Company5.603.8959-
Stegmaier Brewhouse BockLion Brewery, Inc.6.603.745791
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