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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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First brewed in 2005.
Ingredients: Finest barley malts, wheat malts, and fresh whole hops.
Bock beer, released in celebration of the arrival of spring, is an ancient and mysterious part of the brewing tradition. Over time, the term "bock" has come to mean a beer darker and stronger than the brewery’s regular brew. This is the first time we have brewed a bock at Anchor Brewing Co., and we hope you will find it to be a rich and flavorful addition to our offerings. San Francisco’s Anchor Bock Beer is virtually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam® Beer, in one of the most traditional small breweries in the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
Nice and quite strong. Dark in features and nice thick strong taste. VEry enjoyable and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
very tasty beer...tons of flavor....i will re rate later...had a few tonight...this is a keep stocked in the fridge kinda beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1064) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
This doesn’t really fit into any traditional bock category due to it’s lower ABV however this is a great full flavoured lager. Pours a clear dark brown with reddish hues and a nice frothy brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, plums, raisins and light molasses. Flavour is plums, dates, earth hops, light bitterness, grainy. Mouthfeel is nice and dry after a lot of sweetness in the aroma and initially up front. This really is a great beer and is closest to a doppelbock, however it just doesn’t have enough body. If the body was a little fuller to the point that some alcohol was nicely shining through this could easily be a 50 point beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
355ml bottle. Surprising dark colour, tar-like, until you hold it up to the light then it looks like deep red blood. Moderate milk chocolate head. Aroma is figs, dates and herbal hops. Slight chocolate. Taste was roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. Light body, slightly oily like wine. Overall, full aroma and taste, great spring bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a gorgeous purple brown with a scant light brown head. Aroma is also great and berriful with deep wood. And that's where things end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and weird. Taste is watery with a ton of minerals and ink. Ech. Pretty bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
(bottle) clear dark reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; thin palate; balanced flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Chocolate malt aroma. Dark amber in color with one finger head. Lite malt taste and bitterness. Good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (384) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle, many thanks to StefanSD. Láhev 355 ml. Aroma je velmi příjemné, sladce sladové s karamelovým nádechem a ovocnými podtóny. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně rubínová. Chuť je výrazná, sladšího rázu s výrazným nádechem ostružin a kanadských borůvek, finiš je slabě ovocně nahořkly a držící. V ústech pivo působí poměrně lehce a zakulaceně, má střední říz. Celkově se jedná o velmi zajímavé pivo, výrazného aroma, příjemné chuti a dobré pitelnosti.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
An overly sweet and rather uninspired typical american styles bock. Not a fan at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (411) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: very dark brown color around the edges when held up to the light, mostly just black otherwise, pours with a small tan head that dissipates quickly Aroma: malty sweetness, syrup, molasses, Taste: sweet, darker malt flavor, almost coffee like, some grain comes thru, leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste Palate: leaves mouth dry, leaves bitter aftertaste, average carbonation, average mouthfeel, not too heavy and not too light Overall: not a bad beer, almost like a watered down stout, I’d drink it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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