05 March 2009

Beer Review, 1888 Bock

Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock
Chippewa Falls, WI
5.10% ABV

Appearance: Dark red opaque body with lots of brown. Thin brown head that dissipates quickly. 3.5/5

Smell: Slightly astringent, malty, very nutty. Sweetness underneath with a bit of a bready undertone. Hints of cherries. 4.0/5

Taste: Again with the astringency up-front, moreso than you'd expect with just a five percent ABV. A nice nutty malt underneath, with a dry but somehow still cloying finish. 3.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, slightly chewy. 3.5/5

Drinkability: I like this beer pretty well as a daily drinking beer, but it doesn't hold up as well under review-style examination. I'll be buying these again. 4.0/5

Overall: 3.45/5

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