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RATINGS: 990   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2006
fruity/slightly smokey aroma pours near pitch black/very dark brown. excellent fruity yeast ester flavor blends very well with the light smoke flavors, caramel, bitter chocolate, toffee. Overall a very excellent mix on the palate. I got this in Idaho in a bottle so the only available in San Fran stuff is not true.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Great deep brown color with a tan head. Caramel, sugar and wheat grain dominate the aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter chocolate, some barley are all evident in the taste. Nice ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Dark black color with a medium creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Flavor of sweet molassas with chocolate in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11909) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2006
(12oz bottle) Big tan head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, coffee, light juniper. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum, some cola, light cookie, faint lemon. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle a gift from Odeed, thanks Jacob; Nose at first showed apples, then changed to caramel malt and raisins; color dark but transparent brown with a medium tan head; flavor malty with chocolate, caramel, and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7279) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Bottle thanks to JohnC. Poured a rich, deep, clear mahogany with ruby highlights... medium cap of toffee headage. Nose grew on me as this warmed... with burnt caramel, lightly-smoked darker fruits, rum-soaked raisins, and cocoa.. along with woodsy hops. This was even better in the flavor department... with a chocolate and rummy-raisin sweet malt base accented by damp freshly-cut wood, molasses, and caramel. The finish was sweet and a tad smoky. Medium-bodied, sweet, and smooth... but a tad grainy on the back-end. This was an excellent beer and a pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Deep caramel minimal tan head. The aroma is carmel and herbs. The flavor is pretty damn nice, caramel, molasses, dark ripe fruits. medium-full palate. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Beer #4 RBSG 06. Almost passed on trying this since I’m not a big fan of the style, but then I figured, what the heck? Very dark brown, slight head. Light wort aroma. Flavor matched, straight up sweet wort, but there was a hint of chocolate and light berry notes. Not bad, but still just not my bag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2016) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Sweet malty aromas come off this really dark brown/ruby pour. Very bready nose. Flavors were dark and malty as well. Yeast notes and a subtler but decent hop finish. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with JoeMcPhee! - Thanks Joe! - Pours a beautiful dark mahogony with ruby highlights and a nice tan creamy head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, raisin, and some light coffee. Flavor is caramel, raisin, a touch of chocolate, quite malty with some delightful dark fruit notes as well. Palate is smooth and creamy without much carbonation and medium body. Finishes with a fruity aftertaste. This is really good and probably my favorite bock of all time.

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