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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (167) - Granada, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2014
Negra, con espuma de burbuja fina que tiende a desaparecer aunque deja rastro. Aroma a malta torrefacta y algo de hierba. No mucho cuerpo, pero a la vez cremosa y con gasificación media. Entra dulce, con algo de regaliz y malta quemada, pasando luego a cierta acidez. Refrescante y de trago largo.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
a mass produced bock beer is not a bad thing; this one isnt particularly exciting, but its decent all the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (605) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
355ml bottle Appearance: Dark brown mahogany with a 1,5 finger sized tanned creamy head. Aroma: Licorice, Caramel, some toasted malts and light mashmallows and a hint of dark fruit. Taste: medium sweet, starting with caramel with light cherrie notes wit a very little bit of sourness before the bitter, Laurus nobilis licorice finish kicks in. With a licorice, coffee in the aftertaste . (Quite complex taste palate not easy to put your finger on.) Slightly below medium body, average carbonation. Quite unussual to bring a dark bock beer in spring, here at the other side of the pond this would probably sold as a autumn bock beer, and this one comes close to the better ones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear chestnut Britten, rocky off-white head. Aromas of creme-caramel, dark sugar, light fruitiness. Taste is sweet. Creamy texture. Sweet, spicy finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home shared with Sarah from Bottle:Shop St Albans. Nice chesnut brown clear pour with a lasting creamy cream coloured head. Head fades. Aroma is sweet toffee, marshmallow, unrefined sugars and candied fruits. Flavour is somewhat thin with wood, toffee, brown sugar, mineral. Some lager yeast character. Finish has some lingering burnt toffee, bandy snap thing going on. Palate is light and watery and sem-sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (272) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2014
From 0.355l bottle. Pours dark brown mahogany liquid, small tan creamy head. Aroma: Mostly fruity, sweet, resin, cherry, licorice, light espresso, bubblegum. Interesting. Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour. Fruity, cherry, dark chocolate, licorice, nice. Palate: medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter-sweet fruity finish. Overall: very nice bock, lot of fruits, complex body. Memorable. Enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (174) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
12oz bottle into an English pint. Pour is a deep mahogany with a small tan headd. Nose is overwhelming with rich fruit and caramel malts, though the flavour is a bit sweeter than I’d hoped. Medium-full body, creamy texture, finishing dry. Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (394) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Dark brown pour with a ruby hue and a creamy head. Nice malty bock aroma, some dark and dried fruit notes with a touch of hops. Flavour is malty liquorice and raisin, caramel, and a nice bitter hoppy backbone. Some similar notes here to Anchor's Brekle's Brown. Quite a nice bock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - cake mixture with gentle sweet spices. Taste - chocolate and toffee. Coffee creamy background. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good example of a bock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (199) - - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Fruity, flavoursome beer. Nice refreshing dark beer. Very enjoyable.


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