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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (441) - , Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at the COOP today.. Pours with a flimsy tannish head atop a dark brown but reveals deep clear ruby when held to a light. Expected strong maltiness.. some toasty notes.. nothing stellar.. but pretty standard none the less. Flavor is a little better than the nose.. more melanoidin than toasty this time around.. bitterness is just enough to balance the malts.. body is medium with medium/low carbonation.. a little bit of drying cocoa emerges as it warms.. still very clean in both the nose and palate. Nice Bock for sure... a bit chewy, but there is a bunch of stuff going on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2014
Looks just like a stout: pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is fruity and seems to have a strong yeast profile.Really pleased with how this tastes, roasty malts, chocolate, fruit and just a little sweetness to balance it out. Finishes dry with a lingering finish and just a little whiff of charred dark malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Deep brown in colour. Aroma of dough, some light fruitiness. Mild flavour, some chocolate, fruit, slightly herbal. Nice and easy drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (296) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Dark malts, toast, dark bread, lots of cola, a little chocolate and molasses, thin on the tongue, a little sweetness and dark fruit and a hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
Nice and quite strong. Dark in features and nice thick strong taste. VEry enjoyable and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (168) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1167) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dagimp (698) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1149) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
(bottle) clear dark reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; thin palate; balanced flavour


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