A dark lager with a nod to its origins - Sanctus have not only made a traditional bock, but in the proud tradition of bock brewers around the world, they’ve put a billy goat on the label as a visual pun. This style of lager was first brewed in the town of Einbeck, but later when people from Munich got on board with the style, their thick Bavarian accents had them pronouncing ‘Einbeck’ as ‘ein bock’, which means ‘a billy goat’. Chuckle, chortle, different people talk differently.
There’s something very simple about this beer - in a good way. A burnt orange glow gives off a silky sweet caramel malt aroma, with a cereal character like Weet-Bix sprinkled with brown sugar. Yet for all its malt-driven charm, this beer is about well-executed simplicity rather than complexity. Start to drink it down and you’ll find that it’s light and pure like water from a Bavarian mountain stream, flowing gently over the rocks and flashing its impossibly smooth surface. But with an alcohol content of 5.2 percent, this mountain water could easily put you in the drink if you’re not careful.