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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (606) - 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 (804) - 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 (3019) - 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 (1153) - 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 (866) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle 355 ml form Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Sweetish, ripe fruits, caramel, some chocolate. Expected a bit more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockey9930 (148) - - JUL 5, 2014
Clear golden with lasting head and good lacing. Aroma of wheat, pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor of wheat and cittus. Light and fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown, aroma of bread, caramel and a similar taste; a reasonable bock; this came after a couple of other wildly different beers so I suspect I’d have enjoyed it more as a stand alone drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1223) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
355ml bottle, pours dark brown, almost black with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate malt, caramel, mince pie & cream, pistachio. Rich and creamy palate. Finish is balanced and pleasantly bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (217) - 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.

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