: a dark lager beer with a high alcohol content that has a strong flavor of malt and a mild flavor of hops and is typically sold in the winter or early spring

Examples of bock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Northern Row will offer a dozen bock beers on tap throughout the weekend, as well as German music. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2024 Includes a glass of bock beer, $29, $23 non-drinkers age 13-up, $6 ages 6-12, free ages 5-under. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 25 Feb. 2024 Lagers, a broad and technically exacting category that includes pilsners, bocks and Mexican-style lagers, are enjoying a renaissance, even in San Diego, well known for bitter and fruity ales. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 June 2023 Beer for Burgers, inspired by the boilermaker (beer and a whiskey shot), is a particular stunner: a helles bock aged about two months in whiskey barrels. Josh Noel,, 10 Apr. 2021 The company eventually decided to make the launch of the bock beer into an entire festival. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2022 More than 30 different bock beers from local breweries are on tap throughout the weekend. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 2 Mar. 2022 Our sipping yielded a malty, bready flavor that bock lovers will appreciate. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, 23 June 2021 Hermann has grand plans for a saison festival, a bock fest in March and holiday season celebrations. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 19 June 2021

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Word History


German, short for Bockbier, by shortening & alteration from Einbecker Bier, literally, beer from Einbeck, from Einbeck, Germany

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bock was in 1835

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“Bock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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