bock beer

variants: or bock

Definition of bock beer

: a heavy dark rich beer usually sold in the early spring

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First Known Use of bock beer

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bock beer

bock beer partial translation of German Bockbier, from Bavarian variants (as Oambock, Ambock, earlier Ainpöckisch Bier) of standard German Einbeckerbier, literally, “beer from Einbeck,” from Einbeck, town in Hannover, Germany; bock borrowed from German, short for Bockbier

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“Bock beer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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