Seasonal Beers: Springtime Is Bock

For true beer fans, each season brings its own style of brew. Traditionally, spring means bocks. Bock beer in general is stronger than the average lager, with a more potent malt character, a slightly higher alcohol content and a deep amber hue. We gathered four beer experts--Matt Guyer of the Beer Yard, a beer specialty shop in Wayne, Pa.; New York City bartenders M.J. Keane and Rory Farrelly; and amateur beer aficionado Erika Ineson--to try some of the new seasonal offerings. Here are their favorites:

--Stoudt's Blonde Double MaiBock, which uses honey in its brewing to boost the alcohol content, ranked...

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