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Friday, February 18, 2011

Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Leinenkugel's 1888 Bock
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Chippewa Falls, WI USA
Est. 1867

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.1 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber with reddish tints of color.
Roasted nut and slight coffee aromas, though there's no coffee in this beer.

Very dry tasting with light
Minimal head, minimal head lace.
Full flavored, but light to medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy 

The "Leinie's" I've tried thus far have failed to impress, other than in some gimmicky item such as color. But this one has some merit. It was great as far as the standard for a bock style.  It was also easy to drink; at just a tad north of 5% ABV, it makes for a very sessionable brew.  I am also happy to report that the taste popped nice and dry on the finish.

A lesser crafted style, Bock beers are not done in great abundance, at least not in this part of the country. So Leinenkugel has a nice niche beer in their stable.  One that you could easily enjoy all day.


  1. The 1888 is my second-favorite spring beer...behind Sammy Noble Pils of course.

    Good review.


  2. I was pleasantly surprised by this well done bock beer.