1888 Bock

12 oz single from Tower on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
5.2% ABV advertised on the label.
Nice pour with a very nice chestnut brown body and a high (if somewhat light, off-white head). Good clarity, some lace and some retention.
Bready nose.
Malts are refreshing with a tiny hop bite in the back end of brew and in the aftertaste. Extremely refreshing and for that reason I found the drinkability very high. Almost lemony or citrus in parts like sweetened grapefruit. NOT grapefruit in a classic IPA, hop type way, more of a “flavor”. Simple beer, but tasty and moreish. Sessionable quality but I would like the ABV to be a least 0.5 units lower.
Not sure that I would call it the quintessential bock (it’s a little light for that), but I would characterize it as a decent version of the style and a refreshing one at that.
One of the better beers from a brewery that has generally disappointed me.

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03/18/2009
Style:
Bock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.1 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.58
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