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  • It's bock beer time, people!!

    The Lenten times are upon us once again and it's time to drink that marvelous, mahogony colored, exremely high octane dark beer otherwise known as "Bock Beer." What are your favorites?

    Samuel Adams Imperial Bock Beer rates right up there with the very best bock beers from Germany, but there are other beers of merit on this side of the Atlantic. Schell Dopplebock is another one of them.

    What say you?..
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  • #2
    Shiner Bock!

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    • #3
      I'm so loaded on beer tonight I can barely type. Generally speaking, I don't drink dark. Polish breweries (which are my favorite) do make a number of "burned" (palone) brands like Okocim Palone. The beer bottle features a burning Phoenix on the label. This is very dark beer.

      Last edited by MonsterZero; 06 Mar 09, 04:37.

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      • #4
        Never heard of Bock beer. Probably like Belgian Trappist beers?
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        • #5
          There is a humorous but true story about the first time that German beer-brewing monks presented kegs of bock beer to the wine drinking bishops and Pope of Rome during the Lenten Season, back during the Middle Ages.

          Bock beer was originally devised by the monastic orders of monks so that German Christians who were fasting throughout the 40 days of Lent would not lose so much of their weight and possibly health. Therefore, they brewed a beer that was exceptionally high in alcohol content and also, in much needed calories.

          Upon tasting the beer for the first time, the wine-drinking Pope commended the monastic brewers not only for their highly alcoholic and "heavy" beer, but also for instilling additional pennance to anyone for having drunk it...
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          • #6
            Super Book is the best portuguese beer.
            It's been over 20 years since I had my last one, but my drinking friends are still faithfull to it.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
              Never heard of Bock beer. Probably like Belgian Trappist beers?
              Trappist beers deserve a chapter wholely unto themselves. Absolutely marvelous and truly flavorful beers! Bock beers are traditionally a very strong lager, not an ale.
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              • #8
                Am I a pantywaist?
                I have never heard of bock beer.

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                pant⋅y⋅waist
                –noun
                1.Informal. a weak, effeminate man; sissy.
                2.formerly, a child's undergarment consisting of short pants and a shirt that buttoned together at the waist.

                –adjective
                3.weak; fainthearted.4.Informal. childish.

                Origin:
                1925–30; panty + waist

                Synonyms:
                1. weakling, milksop, namby-pamby.
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                • #9
                  No Slug, just deprived!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                    No Slug, just deprived!
                    You mean there is something much better than Guinness on tap?
                    How can that be?
                    Do they sell this bock stuff at the liquor store?
                    Click below if you want to see something nice.

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                    • #11
                      Make mine an Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. Heaven in a bottle.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slug View Post
                        You mean there is something much better than Guinness on tap?
                        How can that be?
                        Do they sell this bock stuff at the liquor store?
                        Click below if you want to see something nice.


                        I am not saying better, so much as something else that is good to drink. You wouldn't eat Taco Bell for every meal, would you? Actually, don't answer that. Just trust me, look for a Shiner Bock next time you go to the packi store.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Slug View Post
                          Am I a pantywaist?
                          I have never heard of bock beer.

                          LINK
                          pant⋅y⋅waist
                          –noun
                          1.Informal. a weak, effeminate man; sissy.
                          2.formerly, a child's undergarment consisting of short pants and a shirt that buttoned together at the waist.

                          –adjective
                          3.weak; fainthearted.4.Informal. childish.

                          Origin:
                          1925–30; panty + waist

                          Synonyms:
                          1. weakling, milksop, namby-pamby.
                          No. You just haven't been exposed to some truly wonderful beer.
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                          • #14
                            Well, I never.

                            All these fancy-pants beers.
                            They sound pretty high on the hog.
                            Why, I'll bet you guys change your socks every day too.
                            I'll bet you a wham-o superball, that Otis never drank a bock.

                            Last edited by Slug; 07 Mar 09, 00:19.
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                            • #15
                              Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Ohio has this:
                              Glockenspiel
                              A complex, plum-colored Weizenbock with spicy notes of clove and banana.
                              But that won't be available until May.
                              They also have other Bocks on tap, but you would have to visit us here in Ohio to taste them!

                              Right now they have this:
                              Conway's Irish Ale
                              A malty Irish Ale with a notable toasty flavor derived from lightly roasted malt.
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