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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson lager with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Great retention. Malty, dark, rich aroma with notes of raisin, dried plum, molasses and just a whiff of cardboard. The flavor is well-balanced. However, all the rich, dark malts and esters promised by the nose don’t quite show up in the flavor. Not a bad thing; a lager being clean. Just not really what I prefer in a bock, but that’s only me. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and marginal carbonation... more than mild, less than medium. Finishes pretty clean. Just a touch lactic. Good beer, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2006
Aroma: plum, raisins, malt and lightly spiritous. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights, lightly hazy with a tan head and sheet lacing. Flavour: mounds of roastiness with initial bitterness giving way to mochery and malty notes. Palate: thin but gently carbonation, carbon notes giveway to the maltyness with a little toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep ruby brown with a wispy head. Sweet, malty aroma with some roastiness around the edges. Really flavourful - rich, chocolately, with notes of wood and nuts, and a subtlely bittered finish. Very, very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Another beer I’ve been searching for that I got to try - yay! Bottle shared with GregClow, Blankboy, Jerc, and Hogtown Harry, courtesy of GregClow via Harry I think. Really nice aroma of leather / shoe polish and sweet malt - doesn’t sound great, but it was nice. Deep dark brown, foamy off white head. Nice deep malt taste - sweet and almost nutty. Lots of dry baker’s chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. A really nicely done bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8810) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Dark brown body, small creamy tan head (3+). Muted sweet malt, muted alcohol in the aroma. Flavour is moderate malt, light malty tang lingers in the finish and is a bit distracting. Average palate. Decent, touch simplistic but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a big tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some spicy hints. Also some hints of licourice. Has a roasted malty flavor with hints of caramel and licourice. Also some spicy and hoppy hints. Dry spicy finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Thanx to Jørgen. Dark red brown colour with a big beige head. Light roasted malty, nutty, dark fruits aroma and a light sweet, dry, light roasted malty, brown sugar, nutty taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (863) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2006
Coffee colored with a much tinted, long lasting head. Smoaky, coffee flavor with a short lived aroma. A winter warmer rather than a spring celebration. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Courtesy of Pailhead. Aroma has lots of roasted grain and some coffee. Flavor is all coffee. Would say this more like a porter than bock. Decent but once again, I am not a coffee fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2006
Dark amber color, brownish head. Chocolate aroma, some vanilla and hops. Malty flavor with sourish notes. Fruity but a bit thin and watery.

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