This has definitely been a long week. I only have one more day of work before I get a day off, which I seriously need. This beer is one that I’ve wanted to try for awhile, but never bought. I saw a single of it in the pick-a-six section of the cold case. Let’s see how it was.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Last year, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., celebrated their 180th Anniversary by re-introducing a late-winter seasonal classic, Yuengling Bock Beer. Available only in draft, it was the first time a Bock Beer was produced by Yuengling in nearly 40 years. The product was so well received, it will make a triumphant return in both kegs and bottles in January, 2010. ‘Local taverns and pubs in our distribution area will once again become a destination for customers to enjoy this product on tap,’ commented Lou Romano, Marketing Manager. ‘Last year, there were many loyal customers looking for Bock in bottles to take home and enjoy with family and friends, but it was not available. There’s a great deal of consumer excitement that it’s coming back in draft and package.’ With a deep amber color, pleasing malt base, and a refreshing hop aroma, Yuengling Bock Beer will be offered in 6-pack (12 oz) bottles, ¼ barrels, and ½ barrels starting January 18, 2010, and will last for approximately 10-12 weeks.”
Random: I need to try more Yuengling beers. I’ve only had a few.
This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark sienna color with little carbonation visible. The body was clear as well. The nose had notes of molasses and toasted malts. The taste was more towards the malt and bready side with a touch of sweetness at the very end with molasses. There was also significant nuttiness with a bitter note at the end. The body was on the thinner side with low carbonation. It had a long finish with hazelnuts and toasted malts and bread. This beer was okay for what it was. Given that it was probably older than recommended, it probably wasn’t the best beer to review. But, I would have it again, although I won’t be in a rush to do so.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0