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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pours a dark brown color with a nice initial off white head that faded to nothing quickly. Has a nice roasted malt aroma. Has a light dry roasted flavor with a nice little hop zing. Aftertaste is a little malty. Fairly smooth, medium body beer. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
[Bottled] Dark brown with a thick, beige head. Fresh hoppiness in the aroma. Flavour from dried fruits, prunes and chocolate. Pretty sourish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a clear, dark mahogany with an orange hue and a handsome, beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malt. Medium-bodied with very dry, hard roasted malts - vaguely burned actually. Also some accents of good aroma hops. A pleasant albeit rather unusual Bock. 110606

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4221) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
A nice beer that can be found outside of San Francisco, unlike it says in the description. Pours a dark brown with a spicy flavor. Hints of chocolate and some herbal notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Poured a dark brown color with a very nice tan head and great lacing the whole way down. The aroma was vinous with some hoppiness. The flavor was vinous, somewhat nutty, with light chocolate present. The finish was bitter and dry, hops (light pine but mostly resinous / bitter) and even the wheat somewhat detectable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
Inspite of what the descriptions says, my friend picked this up at Systembolaget in Sweden - not exactly the Bay Area.<!-- br --><!-- br -->A deep red beer with a dense brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of herbs, but also a light touch of caramel. The flavor is sweet with a nice roastyness to it, but also a herbal note. I’m not that fond of the herbal notes - I wonder if it is the hops?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
This poured dark and had a tan, fizzy lasting head. Nose was roasted caramel, like a porter. There was bitterness and slight chocolate. Spicy and refreshing. Nice dry finish. Good brew. Thanks DarkElf.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
Bottled. Dark reddish brown with a creamy light brown head. Licorice, pepper, dark bread and hops. Spicy dry flavour of dark bread, anise, nuts and caramel. Smooth mouthfeel. Dry finish with small acidity. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1412) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2006
At the end of a pigawful arsewipe of a day, it’s good to have a beer to cry into. It’s even better to have a good beer to cry into. Come to think of it, it may not be such a bad day after all. I haven’t tasted a dud Anchor, and this is no exception. It’s a rich teak colour with a tall lacing head. The aroma is a heady mix of molasses, crushed blackberries, mocha and peppery shiraz. There’s nothing subtle about it - it bangs you upside the nose. The mouthfeel is soft and medium-creamy. On the tongue, there is some blackcurrant and grape juice fruitiness before a mellow milky coffee mid-palate and a fairly grabby finish. It has the same bitter Xmas spice finish as the Celebration but I don’t think this is quite as balanced. It seemed cloying until the alcohol knocked the edge off the palate. Overall, this tasted like they’ve thrown the kitchen sink at it. A little less might be more. (Pint bottle; IBS, Perth; Batch 5YM)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2006
[Bottled] Very dark brown colour, with a light brown head. Big aroma - licorice and lavender, tobacco. Soft mouthfeel and light bodied for a bock, with notes of lavender and tidbits. Anchor house character, that I previously took for hops. Lingering, roasty finish. The lavender reminds me of Anchor X-mas, but this is more balanced.


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