Saltspring Island Ales – Rye Bock

Saltspring Island Ales Rye Bock Review


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Saltspring Island Ales
  • Beer Style: Bock
  • Pros:

    A smooth and big flavoured bock with some rye spice

  • Cons:

    A fairly heavy beer with overpowering malt character

  • Conclusion:

    A big bodied bock that is traditional yet twisted with some rye spice

Saltspring Island Ales Rye Bock Review Saltspring Island Ales – Rye Bock Review

As Saltspring Island Ales puts it their Rye Bock is a ‘smooth lovechild of Canadian rye and Old World malt flavours’. Sold in bomber bottles this beer pours a dark amber colour and is topped with two fingers of head that settles moderately without any lacing left behind. The aroma is a blend of caramel, toasted malt, rye spice and a mellow nuttiness. Tasting the beer it has a rich maltiness that has those same caramel, nut and toasted notes along with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and lingering rye spice. The rye adds a somewhat Canadian twist to the classic German beer but remains authentic and true to the heritage of the brew. All in all, a big bodied, smooth and creamy bock with a bit of spice, just for fun.

Alcohol – 7.4%
Size – 650mL


Saltspring Island Ales Rye Bock Review Saltspring Island Ales Rye Bock Review

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