After the winter storm we had, I went looking for some beers to get me ready for Spring. I realized that I had never tried Spring Bock from Saint Arnold.
The Pour of Spring Bock
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass. The beer pours an orange-amber color with a billowy head of off-white foam. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma of the brew is the strongest of a bready and slightly grainy smell mixed with the aroma of lightly sweet citrus and herbal hop smell. Along with these smells comes a little bit of grass and a touch of grapefruit.
At the front of the taste, the profile is a bready and lightly caramel sweet taste that has a moderate showing of herbal hops right from the start. Along with these flavors comes a little bit of sweeter citrus of a tangerine nature as well as a touch of grapefruit hop. The tangerine gets a little bit stronger all while the herbal does so as well. These tastes take the taste to the end where they are joined by a little bit of an earthy and hay taste, leaving one with a moderately hopped and rather flavorful and easy drinking taste to linger on the tongue. The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. For the flavor profile and the ABV., the feel is fantastic and makes for a very easy drinking and flavorful brew.
“An authentic, copper colored, German-style Bock, celebrating the coming of spring. This big, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor.”
Saint Arnold is the oldest craft brewery in Texas. Their goal is to brew world-class beers and deliver them to our customers as fresh as possible making them the best beers in Texas and Louisiana. Saint Arnold shipped the first keg of beer on June 9th, 1994. The brewery is located in Houston Texas.
Opinion of Spring Bock
This is a good beer. I am sad it is only available in February and March. I would love to be on my float in the pool with a cold can of this bock. This beer is not as heavy as some with this level of ABV.
By the Numbers
OG 1.064 (16.3° Plato)
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First had a St. Arnold brew at the GABF many years ago. Glad to see they are still making great beer!