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bock beer

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

  • As a rule, stories and jokes circulated at table along with the bock-beer.

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    Fridtjof Nansen

  • And along with all this that Ringnes bock-beer which is so famous in our part of the world.

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    Fridtjof Nansen

  • Yours is the real Pierian stuff that turns up its nose at bock-beer signs and oleographs of the Old Mill.

  • They wear large brass plates on their chest and look like bock-beer signs.

  • We borried a bock-beer sign from a saloon man and hung it on the back of a chair, and the goat would hit it every time.

British Dictionary definitions for bock beer

bock beer


  1. US and Canadian heavy dark strong beer
  2. (in France) a light beer
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Word Origin

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