Archives: Style: Bock

Doug’s Very Noddy 40th Birthday Lager

January 12, 2010 by Aaron Goldfarb | 4 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Buckbean, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Bock

10.5% ABV self labeled can What’s the point of life if not for lame achievements, especially ones you conquer near unwittingly?  It’s been about sixteen months since I last examined how many of the fifty states I’ve had a beer from.  Back then I’d had a beer from twenty-nine states but since then I’ve added […]

Widmer Cherry Oak Doppelbock (Brothers’ Reserve Series)

October 16, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Widmer, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Bock

9% ABV bottled and boxed! Day Drinking Upwardly mobile big city yuppies often like to try and make each other think they’re still very much immersed in the more transgressive and fun parts of society.  That they still “got it.”  That they’re actually having as much fun as the rest of us.  They’ll even make […]

Thomas Hooker Liberator (2006)

July 10, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Thomas Hooker, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Bock

8% ABV from a jazzy swing-top rubber-corked bottle Pulled an embarrassing beer geek move a few weeks ago.  I’d read on the splendid Beermenus that a beer I’ve been seeking out for awhile had just been put on tap at a bar outside my jurisdiction.  So, I quickly sprinted to a pay phonebooth to change […]

Leinenkugel’s 1888 Bock

June 17, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 12 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Jacob Leinenkugel, Country: America, Grade: D plus, Style: Bock

5.1% ABV bottled “Why don’t you just go drink some more of your…sugary poison!” She slung a throw pillow at my head, perhaps taking the name a little too literally, and stormed into her bedroom. Sugary poison?  How dare she besmirch my precious beer like that?  What a low blow. She wasn’t mad at my […]

Samuel Adams Imperial Series

April 6, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Boston Beer Company, Country: America, Grade: A-, Grade: B plus, Grade: B regular, Style: Belgian White, Style: Bock, Style: Stout

Within the last month, Sam Adams released a new series of imperial brews in order to “offer beer lovers’ an intense version of some of their favorite traditional beer styles by boosting the ingredients and testing the limits of each traditional style” said the press release robot employed by the brewery.* I was excited to […]

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

July 21, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei, Country: Germany, Grade: A regular, Style: Bock

6.7% ABV from a bottle At 21 it was Darwin’s in Syracuse and extremely cheap happy hour pitchers of Miller Light. It was hitting on 18-year-old freshmen that had snuck into the bar with their fakes IDs. Girls that were still taut and yet to become doughy in the stomach and triceps from a good […]

Brooklyn Brewmasters Reserve Blonde Bock

June 13, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Bock

7.7% ABV on draught Made a specific trip to the great House of Brews on 51st and 8th to try a beer that I have only ever seen there — the Brooklyn Brewmasters Reserve Brooklynator Doppleback, an absolutely magnificent brew. Unfortunately, that beer is now out of rotation until next year and thus my formal […]

Sunday afternoon drinking at 123burgershotbeer

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Anheuser-Busch, Brewer: Goose Island, Brewer: House Beer, Country: America, Grade: B regular, Grade: B-/C+, Grade: C regular, Style: Belgian White, Style: Bock, Style: IPA

This bar sprung up seemingly overnight just down the street from me. Here’s their conceit: That absolutely blew my mind and I refused to believe it. Nevertheless, I trekked back over for some day drinking. The interior of the bar is pretty damn classy. Almost like a furniture showroom. You can still smell the fresh […]