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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle: Filtered.
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trueman (1) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
Dark red/brown with a tan brown head. Ripe Cherry aroma. Fruity flavour balanced by some hop bitterness. Refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
(tap) deep brown with tan head - looks like a porter. Aroma is malt, but not as sweet as I’d expect. Flavor is slightly toasted malt. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. I was disappointed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
The body looks like tincture of iodine with a beige head. Aroma of malts, cloves and red fruit. Taste medium bitter and light sweetness. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Not especially long but very good as all Anchor beers seem to be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (848) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours deep brown in color with burgundy highlights. Large off-white head that is creamy. Aroma of dark crusty bread, molasses, and a nice hop blend. Rich and flavorful. Soft carbonation, medium body, long finish. Maybe it’s the scarcity of bock beers but this is delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbad6 (7) - IRELAND - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
Pours a cream coloured head. Chocolate, malty, sweet nose. Hint of coffee. Nice hop flavour to this. Enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1312) - Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle - big thick creamy head, very dark brown color, sweet and nutty malt aroma and flavor, mild hop profile - very good for this style, can’t ever go wrong with an Anchor!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1398) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: The body is very dark when not seen through light, but put into view with a light source behind it the body glows a vibrant garnet hue, truly a beautiful color. The head towers over the body, at tall as the body is deep with excellent head retention and a tan hue. Stellar appearance Aroma: The aroma leans sweet and malty with a nutty edge to it and a fruitiness, like a baby Troegenator. The fruitiness reminds me of raspberries.
Taste: Very well done bock here. The sweetness is kept in check by a hint of hop bitterness and a prominent raspberry fruitiness, but not a pungent raspberry flavor sort of watered down. A hint of caramel sweetness lingers with a slight burnt edge to it.
Palate: Moderately dense body with mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is something that I would buy a lot if it were available for a cheaper price. $10.99 doesn’t make me want to run and grab it for a six pack though. This is very nicely done though, a really good example of a bock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3851) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Rich brown color. Caramel. Toffee. But a nice follow throughout with sweetness. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of cream colored head. Aroma is sweet, slightly fruity. Taste is malty with a floral sweetness to it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (54) - - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Molasses and chocolate on the nose, with sweet, malty flavor and some dark fruits. Surprisingly good.


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