: 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 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 Firefighters responded to a large commercial fire in the 2700 bock of Avenue S, according to the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 6 June 2023 LaGrange Park Violating an order of protection Miguel Davila, 25, of the 4500 bock of Elm Avenue, Brookfield, was charged at 3:03 p., May 23, at his residence, with violating an order of protection by contacting the petitioner by telephone. Hank Beckman, Chicago Tribune, 26 May 2023 The crime happened April 10 at an undisclosed auto parts business in the 2600 bock of Eastern South Boulevard, according to Central Alabama Crime Stoppers. Carol Robinson |, al, 10 May 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 Fransiscan Monk Brother Tim blesses all 11 bock beers in the courtyard. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 28 Feb. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Bock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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