Throwback Thursday: Olde Mecklenburg Früh Bock Spring Bock Beer


Yes, spring is in the air and it smells like Bock, Fruh bock. Früh Bock meaning early Bock, is Olde Mecklenburg’s spring offering. This is a 6.0%ABV beer. It pours a nice light gold and yellow color with a big thick white head. This Bock has a nice flowery scent with plenty of hop scent in the mix. This one smells rather well and makes your mouth water.  No, this one is not overly scented just plain, average, and yet smells good. When this Fruh hit you pallet you get a crisp faint hoppy flavor that is also faintly sweet, but good. You also get a nice crisp malt taste that is most pleasant. The same can be said about its aftertaste, which is nice, clean, refreshing, and malty with a bit of hops. This Bock is not overly bitter, but throughout the taste and aftertaste, there are hints of a slight bitterness, but nothing to write home about. This beer is a good, no great spring time beer. This is an A+. I really love this one its great, I hope that you will feel just the same. Better get this before spring is over! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale.


Yes here is another beer from a recent Brewpublik delivery, Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale, 6.0% ABV, with 45 IBUs. This Cleveland Ohio beer is referring to the Cuyahoga River and the when it caught fire. Burning River pours an orange color with a two finger head that has not much retention to it but gives off a  malt aroma with a little faint earthy resin hop note. Taste is slightly sweet on the front with what seems to be a malt flavor and on the middle, you get a little grapefruit with some bitterness on the back of the mouth. This all then finishes with a bitter note with a slight earthy note and the aftertaste isn’t much but what I did get was a slight bitterness that sort of fought a sweet flavor. This beer wasn’t so great but was finishable, so I sayGreat Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale is a C-. The flavors don’t really blend well and seem like they are sperate from one another and are bland at best. I don’t think this a one to go back too, so I don’t think you should try this one. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!