About Bock

About Bock
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.

Top Picks for Bock

Brecken Bock
88 points
Dark copper color. Aromas of buttered black bread, molasses, and chamomile with a slightly chewy, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length hints of sassafras and cacao nibs finish. A rich and chewy Bock that drinks effortlessly.
88 points $6.99
Burleigh Brewing Co. Burleigh Bock
87 points
Dark copper color. Aromas of green apples with caramel, hints of bubblegum, cherry cordials, and crisp gingerbread with a satiny, lively, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a warming, medium-length cajeta, whole wheat crackers, and ripe melon finish. A warming, dense Bock with lots of fruity esters to discover.
Brecken Bock Lager
84 points
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.