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Style: Bock
 
Style Information
A Bock is a lager that originated in Einbeck, Germany. The name is also derived from the town name, but also means male deer or goat in German. Bocks were originally a dark beer brewed for special religious events, particularly by Roman Catholic monks.

The modern version of this style should range in color from pale copper to amber to brown. The aroma should show strong malt tones, as well as notable alcohol smell. Hop notes should also be low. The taste should show minor to low hop bitterness, with strong malt sweetness and alcohol flavor. The feel should be medium to full bodied. ABV usually ranges from 6% to 7.5%. IBUs should be relatively low and range from 20 to 30.

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Top Consumed Bock
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Genesee Bock by High Falls Brewing Co.26
2. Winter Lager by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)24
3. Bock by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.19
4. Shiner Bock by Spoetzl Brewery18
5. Cabin Fever Bock by New Glarus Brewing Company13
6. Back 40 Bock by New Glarus Brewing Company12
7. Chocolate Bock by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)10
8. Scratch Beer #30 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company10
9. Uff-da by New Glarus Brewing Company10
10. Bock Beer by Anchor Brewing Company6

Top Reviews Bock
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Anniversary Series #8 - 1908 V.T. (Vacuum Tonic) by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.88
2. Bock Beer by Anchor Brewing Company85
3. Snowstorm 2008 by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.83
4. Scratch Beer #30 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company83
5. Zwaanend'ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery82
6. Bock Beer by Lakefront Brewery, Inc.82
7. R. T. Ryebock by Rock Bottom Brewery (Minneapolis, MN)80
8. Old Smoked Bock by Meantime Brewing Company Limited80
9. LongShot - Traditional Bock by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)80
10. Uwes Birthday Bock (Anniversary Bock) by Sonora Brewhouse - Brewer's Den80