a dark beer
traditionally drunk in the early spring
: also bock beer
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Word origin of 'bock'Ger < bockbier, contr. < oanbock-, ambock-, Bavarian dial. pronun. of Einbecker bier, after Einbeck, Hanover, where first brewed