Full Review

Brecken

Brecken
Bock Lager

Category: Bock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Brecken
Bock Lager

Category: Bock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered toffee, toasted pumpernickel, carob, and nuts in caramel with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with suggestions of washed rind cheese on peppered sourdough cracker finish. A light but malty Bock that offers a toasty sipping experience.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-covered toffee, toasted pumpernickel, carob, and nuts in caramel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of washed rind cheese on peppered sourdough cracker
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Eggplant Parmesan, Steak Fajitas, Gruyere
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light but malty Bock that offers a toasty sipping experience.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-761-2259

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Bock

Beer Glass Pokal Dark.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
Bocks range in color from pale to deep amber and in alcohol from 6-7%. These beers are an exposition of malty sweetness that is classically associated with the character and flavor of Bavarian malt. Hop aromas are generally low, though hop bitterness can serve as a balancing factor against the malt sweetness. Bocks are a specific type of strong lager, historically associated with Germany-- specifically the town of Einbeck. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 01, Stiegl Bock and Anchor Bock.