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- n. A strong dark beer brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for spring consumption.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To retch; vomit.
- To gush intermittingly, as liquid from a bottle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring
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Not all beers in this country that use the term bock adhere to the German definition.
And he called out across the vast hall, now reeking with smoke and full of men drinking, his everlasting: "Garcon, un 'bock' -- and a new pipe."
Your Oktoberfest is not similar to your bock; the bock is a substitute for the Oktoberfest.
One of the things we noted in our review of the Fauerbach Challenge, another revitalized bock, was that while these beers were called bock, problems with logistics prevented the use of high quality grains that don't (or didn't, or weren't) grow(n) in Wisconsin (e.g., 2-row barleys), and that these beers were supplemented with grains that did grow well in Wisconsin, like corn.
Bronx Park have already been spent in painting appropriate scenery to line the cages of the mammalia, and also in the present exceedingly expensive expedition in search of the polka-dotted boom-bock, which is supposed to inhabit the jungle beyond Lake Niggerplug.
The bock was a totally different beast altogether.
A bock is a German-style of lager, and is usually stronger than a typical lager.
The term "bock" in its modern usage, refers to virtually any strong lager; strong being over 6.5% ABV or so.
It's schadenfreude and kismet rolled into one; I've been railing about this confusion, calling things "bock" that are, clearly, not bocks.
Fauerbach, a Madison-based brewing company dating back to the late 1800s, has resurrected and is brewing pre-macro lagers, including a "bock" that is based on an original recipe.