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RATINGS: 934   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 breweryís 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 Franciscoís Anchor Bock Beer is virtually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steamģ Beer, in one of the most traditional small breweries in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
thanks to Saarlander for sending me the 12 oz. bottle and helping me cross off another from my want list. <!-- br --> poured a very dark brown with a tan head. good aroma & flavors of the usual bock suspects, but was very thin and over-carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (780) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Nice dark color and crisp, refreshing flavor. This is better than I had expected (Iím not a huge bock fan because they tend to be heavier than I like). This reminds me of Anchors Our Special Ale without all of the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Really interesting one here. Poured this into my new Alesmith tulip glass. Probably the darkest bock Iíve ever poured, it was a dark brown body with a fairly sizable head. Aroma reminded me a lot of Alesmithís Wee Heavy. Chocolate, caramel, some darker fruits. Really drinkable and enjoyable... and maybe it was because it was the last of the day, but this reminded me of a lighter version of Wee Heavy. Donít believe the pitiful goat on the label, this has some kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a tan coloured, fairly thin head. The actual appearance is quite murky. The aroma has sweet notes with some malty coffee and a fair dosage of hops. The taste has caramel and licquorice and yet more hops. There are big flavours, some of which you would never find in a German bock and the whole entity seems a little unbalanced. That said it is pleasantly drinkable, especially so on the back of a phone call confirming youíve sold your house, yet it is over-complicated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Pours black with a thin white head. Smells of maple and other malty notes that are difficult to pin down. Taste is malty with almost no hop notes. A classic bock which is my problem with it, just donít like bocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Purchased a 6íer of this in Tempe, AZ. Some hotel worker got 2 of these courtesy of me due the the fact that I had to leave them behind becuase I didnt have time to drink them and didnít have room to bring them all back with me. I hope they were enjoyed. Sweet, sugary chocolate aroma with some metallic aromas as well. Some grassy hops are also detected. Mildly transparent dark mahogany color with a nice, frothy light tan head and nice lacing. Very malt beer with a sweet start, turning a bit toasty with chocolate malts. There are also some burnt malts with some flavors of burnt popcorn in a way. Smooth, easy-drinking. Well-done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice lacing. Caramel and roasty coffee aroma. Earthy hoppy notes. Chocolate malty flavor. Roasty spicey notes. Clove. Thin bodied. Sweet. Finish is dry. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12oz bottle-thanks to wohlfs for this one! light brown appearance with a nice tan head. pretty dark for a bock if you ask me. chocolate, caramel, a little of the OSA kinda note (yeast twang?) light earthy hops and maple surup as it warmed a little. flavors are metallic mostly with light chocolate notes. the initial flavor is not existent-all in the finish. light carbonation, which maybe a cause of the lack of flavor up front. sweet finish with lingering metallic notes. not bad, but deifnately glad that i got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2006
Very dark red-brown with persistent beige head. Strong medicinal (but not unpleasant) aroma. It may be a herbal or just hoppy smell. Great genuine coffee and licorice flavour with a strong bitter aftertaste. Top stuff. I am out of step with the majority here by preferring this over the Porter but I donít care.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brew102 (13) - USA - APR 29, 2006
This is an enigma. Coffee? Toffee? Yeasty? Canít figure, but Iíll keep trying. Wonderful. Please Anchor, year round.

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