Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Yule Bock Christmas Bock

I have had this Yule Bock before. I’ve probably reviewed it already. If you have reviewed as many beers for as long as I have, you tend to forget what you have and haven’t. This Yule Bock Christmas Bock is a seasonal offering from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. This Bock comes in at 7% ABV. This beer is a traditional German Weihnachtsbock (Christmas Bock). This beer pours an amber color with a barley two-finger white head. It’s semi-quick to fade. The aroma is malty, spiced, and sweet. The taste is also malty, sweet, and spiced. It also has smooth dark richness. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this Bock comes to a sweet, spiced, and malty finish. The aftertaste is a little less sweet than the taste. There is a light spice to the aftertaste. That makes this a Christmas beer. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery nails itcomes to brewing, and this beer is an example of that. I give Yule Bock an A+. This beer, I highly recommend you try it. Have this beer quickly once Christmas is over. So it is the production of this beer. It does taste like Christmas in a glass. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Marry Christmas! Cheers! 

Spoetzl Brewery Heritage Edition Shiner Bock Beer

There is nothing different about Spoetzl Brewery Heritage Edition Shiner Bock Beer, 4.5% ABV. Its only difference is the label harkens back to points in the lifespan of Shiner Bock. Each beer in the six-pack has a different retro label. Before I get into the review, would I like to thank the KLG Public Relations firm for this beer. This beer pours deep brown/copper color. It has a half-finger white quick head. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty, with bread notes. The taste is very similar to the way it smells. The taste is slightly sweet and malty, it has a bread-like taste and the flavor is smooth. It finishes smooth with a nice bit of sweetness. Its aftertaste is a bit malty with some light sweet bread notes. This Shiner Bock is not strongly sweet. It is a tasty beer. I give Spoetzl Brewery Heritage Edition Shiner Bock Beer a B+. It has a slightly lager beer quality to it. It’s a good bock-style beer. It’s easy to drink. I could have four or so. If you have not had this widely distributed beer, then you should. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly!

New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock

New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock, 7.3 ABV is from Wilmington, North Carolina. This beer, made with Crystal hops, Pils, Munich, and Vienna malts. It also contains honey and orange blossoms. It pouts a deep yellow/amber color with a two-finger steady white head. It has a sweet caramel aroma with honey and orange. There is a faint beaded note on the nose. The taste is very caramel and sweet, probably from honey and orange blossoms. The mouthfeel is fuller but not that full. This beer has a caramel orange finish. Then it fades into a sweet lager with a linger of some sweet caramel. This overall is a good beer. I give New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles Bock an A. It’s a good beer. It’s an interesting take on a Helles Bock beer. It has just the right amount of sweetness coinciding with the caramel and the honey/orange blossoms, and that’s what’s giving the beer its good sweet flavor. I think that you should go and try New Anthem Beer Project the dream is over Crystal Helles BockPlease be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock

Way back and a long time ago I have reviewed Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock, 6.0% ABV. Since then it has gone from a 750ml bottle to a 12oz bottle to now a 16oz can. This is a spring bock brewed with Bavarian hops, water, malt, and yeast, much like the traditional German method of brewing. It is produced locally here in Charlotte, North Carolina. Früh Bock pours a deep golden orange color with a tight one-finger white head. It has a sweet, hoppy slight biscuity malt aroma. The taste is sweet at first with a bit of hop bitterness with a bit of a light biscuit malt note. It is crisp and refreshing and finishes the same with a light hoppy sweet note. This beer has a medium mouthfeel. Früh Bock has slight sweet malt aftertaste. I found Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock to be a good spring bock beer, and I give it an A-. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery does not disappoint with its beers, and Früh Bock is no exception. It has a nice spring flavor that is refreshingly tasty. You can spend part of your afternoon with a package of these and I recommend that you do. 

Throwback Thursday: Ayinger Weizen-Bock

Originally posted November 18th, 2011

Guten Tag bierliebhabler! This is an old-world beer from the great beer land of Germany, Aying Germany, by Brauerei Aying. This brewery is older than the United States. WOW, that’s pretty old! These are two different styles of beers in one delicious brew, Weizen (wheat beer) and bock beer. Bock beer is a strong lager, usually german in nature, and has a ram (male sheep/goat) associated with it, but I couldn’t tell you why as of yet. This weizen-bock pours a cloudy/hazy darkish yellow color like most weizens. It has a big thick bright white head that seems like its never leaving. That is like most german wheat beers I have had. Please be patient while pouring this beauty. It’s worth the wait, trust me, people. This Ayinger has a big crisp Weizen taste with a little bock bite in the end and all the wheaty flavor stays with you for a massively great after taste. MMM GOOD! Now I only found this Ayinger in a big 1 pint 0.9 oz bottle, no 12oz six-packs. I don’t know why Ayinger does not put out six-packs of beer as far as I know, because they’re Dopplebock, Celebrator (any beer with ATOR on the end is a Dopplebock) comes in a four-pack. Awe but I want two more when I buy that and I’d like six weizen-bocks too. Well buy it anyway, it is such an awesome old world brew, and praises it to all your friends and family. I love this one ALOT and you should too. If you ever get to Germany and have this one I’d soo love to hear about it and where that good time was had. Thank you! Prost! Please drink responsibly!

Beer & Chips Pairing: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock & Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar

Another Beer & Chips Pairing with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Früh Bock, 6.0% ABV & Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar. Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar looks like a normal Ruffles Potato Chip but with larger more pronounced ridges and a bright cheddar cheese orange color. They do have a rather pungent cheddar aroma. These cheesy Ruffles are bold with a big cheddar flavor that flows right along with Früh Bock which mutes the faint potato flavor. I think that the Cheddar flavor is so big it would be hard for some beer to wash it out, but Früh Bock does enhance the zest cheddar big it out all over you mouth with a nice crips cheddar finish and aftertaste. Olde Mecklenburg Früh Bock pairs nicely with Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar making for a great combo and getting an A-. After on back of Frito-Lays Ruffles Double Crunch Zesty Cheddar you are a bit overwhelmed with cheddar but you also full. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Throwback Thursday: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Yule Bock Christmas Bock Beer

Originally posted December 19th, 2011

Hello and Merry Christmas, I have here a local beer from OMB, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery here in Charlotte. This is an authentic German-Style Bockbier. But a Christmas or yule bock. This brewery does not make regular 12oz six packs, they’re beers come in pints, bombers, and growlers. I don’t know why they do this but they do. This bock is 1 pint 6 of oz (650 ml), and is 7.0% ABV. That slightly stronger then and average beer. This OMB bock pours a deep amber color with a crimson red and a very handsome off white thick head. It has a nice banana bread scent with a slight faint hop scent as well. This is a great bock. It has a malty sweetish taste with a spice after note, and its after taste is of a carmel and yeast but faint spice, that warms you and makes you glad it’s holiday time. This is a smooth bock with great flavor. I really enjoyed this one. and shared it with my father whom liked it too. Yes there is enough in this bottle for two. How nice of OBM. I would surly have this again. I love a good bock beer and this is great. You should try this too, and share with someone for a merry christmas. Cheers! Please drink responisbly! 

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!