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RATINGS: 963   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Medium red / brown color with a small fair lacing off-white to light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty and yeasty, alcohol, roasted. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter (malty sweet) with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Very nice :o))

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark borwn and hazy with a small tan head. Sweet yet roasted malt and ense pinewood hoppy aroma. Light acidic, overripe fruity and somewhat wooden in initial flavour. Somewhat wineous and dense malty in base flavour. Lasting malty and wineous impression into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29173) - 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?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, prunes and tobacco. Sweet flavour of malts and dried fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2007
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is almost wineous dark fruit, caramel, toffee, raisins and slight roast. Flavour is raisins, dark fruit, alcohol, caramel and a bit acidic fruits. Some roasted hints in finish and aftertaste, along with quite crispy hops. Quite full palate compared to many other beers at the same ABV level.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2006
Bottled. Near black, minimal head. The aroma holds coffee, lactic acid and berries. Surprisingly light bodied with hard crystal malt character. Notes of papery malt and chocolate. Fairly low bitterness. There’s lots of good stuff in here, but a bock needs a big, soft maltiness - not hard, sharp crystal malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
8th June 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Crispish palate. Rich malt with a distinct marmite tone and a little bitter hop fruit in the finish. Not bad but a tad bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Dark brown color; big head. A Bock based on the caramel character, with a tired caramel aroma (oxydized), a quite good body strength, dry caramel taste and also an evident roasted malt line in the flavor.


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