Point Spring Bock

Stevens Point Brewery

USA

Stevens Point Brewery is known for putting out such beers as Point Special. When asking my mother-in-law, Marge, about Point, she usually makes some noise resembling a raspberry, followed by a laugh. The Spring Bock, however, isn't bad, so I will at least give their other offerings a fair shake. Actually, it's not a great example of a bock, but about as good as any you'll find in the US. In fact, the best way to describe it is to compare it to Shiner Bock. A decent beer, but not a great bock. It's got the right coloring, and you can taste the caramel malts that make the flavor richer, but it needs to be a bit heavier to get over the hump. I liked it enough to be willing to finish the six pack.

Reviewed: November 27, 2004

Rating: 4/10

I never thought I'd say this, but the malts combined quite nicely with the hops in this. Whew, I felt like Steve there for a moment. Anyhoo, I thought it was pretty darn good.

Reviewed: August 27, 2005

Rating: 7/10

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