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A strong dark lager beer traditionally brewed in the winter and consumed in early spring.
[Partial translation of German Bockbier : Bock (shortening and alteration of Einbeck, town of northwest Germany in which the beer originated, perhaps influenced by Bock, goat) + Bier, beer.]
bock beer(bɒk) or
1. (Brewing) US and Canadian heavy dark strong beer
2. (Brewing) (in France) a light beer
[C19: from German Bock bier, literally: buck beer, name given through folk etymology to beer brewed in Einbeck, near Hanover]
a strong, dark beer traditionally brewed in the fall for spring consumption. Also called bock.
[1855–60; < German Bock,Bockbier literally, buck beer, perhaps <Eimbecker Bier beer of Eimbeck]
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|Noun||1.||bock beer - a very strong lager traditionally brewed in the fall and aged through the winter for consumption in the spring|