Full Review

Brecken

Brecken
Bock

Category: Bock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Brecken
Bock

Category: Bock

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: buttered black bread, molasses, and chamomile
Taste Flavor: hints of sassafras and cacao nibs
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Eggplant Parmesan, Steak Fajitas, Gruyere
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and chewy Bock that drinks effortlessly.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-425-7394

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Bock

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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.