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The Bock

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co

Style: Bock Lager (Kellerbock)

Grain- Vienna, Carafoam, Carafa Special Type I

Hops - Tradition, Hallertau Mittelfrüh

Yeast-  Lager yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery

Adjuncts- None

Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2

Original Gravity: 14.5 Degrees Plato

ABV: 6%

IBU - 20 IBU

Color: 24 SRM 

Our Impression:  

"Bock" is a term you'll see across various German styles, and it's used to signify a beer that is stronger than table strength.  For example, a Helles Bock would be a light German lager brewed to 6-7%. In the case of "The Bock" we are brewing a dark lager, similar to a Dunkel, at an elevated strength of 6%.  We use traditional decoction mashing to accentuate the deep malt character and to develop an elegant complexity.  Although this beer appears dark, the roasted component is very subtle and really only enhances the toasted maltiness.  The slightly higher ABV provides just a touch of fruitiness that typically evades flavor threshold at the lower strengths.  The end result is a wonderfully balanced dark lager, rich in malt character and drinkable to the end of the glass.

Aroma: Toast, Sweet Malt, Toffee, Molasses, Mild Roast

Appearance: Pours dark ruby with a tan head.

Flavor: Deep malt character spanning the toasted realm combine with a mild sweetness, rounding into lovely drinkability.  Roast is very mild but lends a nice layer of complexity onto the malt profile.  A gentle fruitiness plays well with the mild sweet character.  Hop bitterness and flavor are very low. 
Mouthfeel: Silky and medium-light, with medium carbonation.

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