Fighting Billy Bock

12 oz single, many thanks go out to Kevin for the chance to try this beer.
Pour is an encouraging, reddish brown affair with some nice clarity and good, attractive highlights when the light catches it correctly. The head is a little small, quite poorly retained and lacks much lace, so the good work provided by the color is unfortunately undone almost immediately. Shame.
The carbonation seems a touch low.
A malty beer with fairly simple caramel and sweet characteristics without getting complicated. However, it does seem really light in many important areas including tastes depth, nose and satisfaction/mouthfeel. I was initially encouraged by the sensible ABV, and I do like a good bock, but this seemed to lack depth and the German yeast components that are essential to such a beer.
Has the potential to be good, but ultimately it misses on most fronts. Disappointed, as I really wanted (and tried) to like this much more. As far as Minhas goes this is NOT their worst effort by some distance, but in the end it’s still pretty poor.

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02/20/2011
Style:
Bock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 2.5
Total: 2.35
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