Wednesday, November 28, 2007


From the BJCP Style Guidelines:

Overall Impression: A dark, strong, malty lager beer.

ABV: 6.3 - 7.2%

Now compare that to this keg label:

A 3.2% ABW "Bock"

You read that right: this so-called "Bock" contains "no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight". Granted, that's 4% by volume, but it's still less than ⅔ of the minimum spec.

I ran across another Amber Bock keg that was not so labelled, and I've learned that the standard-strength brew is 5.2% ABV; not quite as laughable, but still significantly light.

So much for truth-in-labelling.

(And while I'm at it, it's not really "amber", either.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yanno, if that hole was just a scooch to the westnorthwest, it could be 8.2

technically speaking of course . . .