Pretty Things Bocky Bier

Posted: March 19, 2015 in Bock, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Reviews

Here we go. Another beer from Pretty Things that was picked up from Half Time. Let’s see how I liked it.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: Bock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “How did we do it? For after all, ‘Bocky’ began this journey as a real-live-human-being. To make this transformation, we first planted Bocky in the rich soils of Europe and North America’s barley growing regions. We have often heard that Bocky leads a busy life. Well, this project really took him to the limits of his free time! As Bocky the barley plant matured he was harvested and transferred to several malting facilities, most notably Weyermann in Bamberg, Germany. There he sprouted tiny white shoots as he lay in the warm germination boxes. This may have been a peaceful, even blissful start to the process. But the restful times didn’t last for long! First the dry heat of the kiln, then the violent tumble of the roasting drums. A small amount of Bocky was even smoked over an oak fire! Bejabbers, the lengths to which Bocky will go for a great beer!”

Random: The cat keep sliding on the hardwood floors. It’s hilarious.

This beer poured with a two finger, thin, tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark brown color with only some visible carbonation. The nose had caramel sweetness and toffee. The taste was nutty up front and then went into the realm of seriously malty. Honestly, it was a little too malty for me. It had a touch of hot booze. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a long finish with sweet caramel. For $9.99 a bottle, this came down to $.45 per ounce, which wasn’t that expensive, but just didn’t do much for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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