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Judge's Review: 88 Rating - Mystik Bock by Arches Brewing

March, 2019

Mystik Bock

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
35 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Mystik Bock by Arches Brewing was judged as a Dunkles Bock, BJCP Category 6C.

True to type, this beer has a rich, Munich-type malt aroma. It becomes more distinctly toasty after awhile in the glass. It pours with a low, tan colored head and is reddish-amber in color. It is very clear. This beer has a sweet flavor impression, but is attenuated. It tastes malty, toasty, and slightly herbal from noble hop additions. This beer finishes malty but dry, smooth and crisp. Carbonation is much higher than the relatively small head suggests. Overall, Mystik Bock is a clean, traditional representation of a Dunkles Bock, but without the complexity or depth of the best examples.