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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2014
Very dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, mollasses, dark fruits, bread. Taste is light to medium sweet, almost no bitterness, very well balanced. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3187) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle, 355ml, poured into a snifter at home, ABV 5.5% Dark brown colour on the body with nice ruby shades when hold against the light but then again just some hints of it because it’s so dark. Two fingers of a brown thick head, creamy, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, dark ripe fruits, some red wine-like notes. Taste also of roasted malts, red wine, some chocolate, light alcohol although it’s just a 5.5% beer, lots of dark and red fruits, mildly sweet, light caramel too. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth on the palate,as well as dry. Very good bock, if one third of all the different bocks produced here in the Netherlands every autumn could be as good as this, we would be looking forward to the winter months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1732) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Amber brown color with a beige head. Smells sweet, fruity, wijnbal. Tastes sweet, roasted malts, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4764) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber to brown colour with a small to medium off-white to beige head. Smells sweet, some roze kermis zoetstok/wijnbal, hint of cinnamon, brown sugar. Tastes sweetish, slightly roasty, hint of coffee, hint of banana, slightly wijnbal. Decent. Medium body, nice carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (118) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Dark coppery brown, tan head. Aroma of toast, cereal, nuts, and slight citrus. Taste is sweet, with caramel, toasted oats. Finishes bitter with a slight hint of citrus. Full bodied and average carbonation. Very well balanced and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown, with tan head. Aroma of rich malts. Taste is deep and a little sweet. Notes of caramel, malt, and smoke. This a delicious bock beer, smooth and very drinkable. Thumbs way up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
35.5cl bottle @ home from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Deep ruby-brown color, medium brownish creamy mostly lasting good lacing head. Aroma red wine, caramel, chocolate, light coffee, medium roasted malt. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sourness. Medium to full body, slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation, caramellish bittersweet finish. Not very easy but delicious dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3225) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Interesting Californian seasonal, one of the younger beers in the Anchor range and one of the few American bocks I’ve had so far. Tanned, regularly shaped, dense and stable foam, very dark brown, clear colour with a copper-reddish hue. Herbally sweet aroma, the kind that makes me melt, with impressions of cacao powder, milk chocolate, freshly ground coffee beans, cinnamon, ginger, caramel, banana, liquorice, raisins and citrussy American hops. Taste begins caramelly and chocolatey, very malty, soft and sweetish with a slight sourish impression from the wheat malt, then quickly becoming assertively bitter with lots of mouth-filling, coffee-like toastedness as well as fresh, ’green’, citrussy and spicy hops, long. The typically American hoppiness made it more stout-like than truly bock-like, I think, but being true to style becomes less important in a great beer like this, at least to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 24, 2014
BOTTLE 355ML. Look: clear ruby-brown almost black, beige frothy to creamy head. Aroma: rich caramel, molasses, dark honey, sweet chocolate topping, some hop accents too. Taste: quite complex and developing flavour, starts with some burnt sugar sweetness, roast accents, salty notes, light spicy hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (879) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Deep brown pour with tan head and great lacing. Aroma has charred malts, maple. Medium bodied, great mouthfeel. Toasted malts, molasses, slight tartness or earthy, herbal quality. Nice.

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