bock beer

[ bok ]
/ bɒk /
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noun

a strong, dark beer typically brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption the following spring.

Nearby words

  1. bochdalek's hernia,
  2. boche,
  3. boches,
  4. bochum,
  5. bock,
  6. bockedy,
  7. bockscar,
  8. bocor,
  9. bod,
  10. boda-boda

Origin of bock beer

1855–60; < German Bock, Bockbier literally, buck beer, perhaps by misdivision of Eimbecker Bier (as if ein Bockbier one Bockbier) beer of Eimbeck in Lower Saxony, Germany

Also called bock.

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British Dictionary definitions for bock beer

bock beer

bock

/ (bɒk) /

noun

US and Canadian heavy dark strong beer
(in France) a light beer

Word Origin for bock beer

C19: from German Bock bier, literally: buck beer, name given through folk etymology to beer brewed in Einbeck, near Hanover

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