1888 Bock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

1888 Bock

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Overall: 6.85/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 2.19%

Trend: 6.85/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Traditional Bock

ABV: 5.10%

IBU: 18

Season: Janruary through March

Have Another: 100%

1,349 beers rated with a 7.87 average
  • 6.70/10 have another
  • A: 6.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 6.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 2.19% Color: Amber
  • Poured clear with a tan, tightly packed, frothy foam. Dense enough to probably hold a bottle cap. Retention was well above average. Some sporadic, patchy lacing throughout.

    Aroma is faint overall but what I can find seems to be caramel malt, a touch of spice, with some floral and lemon grass pulling up the rear end. Crisp.

    Taste is a sweet bite at first with burnt caramel following closely behind and lingering through to the finish. Spice is in the finish with continuing to through to the after taste along with a tad of burnt caramel.

    A roof of the mouth tingling carbonation, maybe over done. Light body as it has a sense of thinness.

    Not a great bock beer by any stretch of the imagination but it is an average offering that is a good transitional beer from the heavy winter beers bringing on the lite beers on summer. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 20:13:51
  • Tasted: Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • $0.83 for 12 oz. bottle
367 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 2.19% Color: Redish Brown
  • Admittedly prejudice to bock beers, when you live in the northern climates, bock beer is the first sign of spring to a beer drinker! I have fond memories of Leinenkugel Bock Draft from Champaign, IL from the mid '80s. The beer disappeared and has now reappeared as 1888 bock.

    Not a sophisticated beer but an immensely good interpretation of a style: bock. I could drink this day-in and day-out throughout the spring.

    Very smooth malt without sweet.
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  • Reviewed: Friday, June 05, 2009 at 11:30:52
  • Tasted: Friday, June 05, 2009
  • $0.91 for 12 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $0.87, 2 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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