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RATINGS: 997   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skweek (13) - College Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours dark brown, with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt. Taste is of roasted malts. Very good beer, I really enjoyed it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Anchor Bock is one of those brews that’s eluded me for a long time. Well, no longer. Bock was tonight’s pizza beer. Rich, German-style beer and salty, cheesy pizza is a combination I love. Anchor Bock was perfect for the fare. It poured brown with off-white bubbles up top. Aroma was full, rich, and fruity. Flavor had lots of devilishly tasty malty stuff. Chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, and caramel. The barley and wheat created a lot of sweetness, yet this beer managed to not be cloying. While it’s a big beer, Bock was balanced and smooth. Anchor, it’s been too long since we’ve done something new together. Let’s get together again soon, yes?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. No detailed notes on this one - aroma and flavor both strongly reminiscent of chocolate-covered raisins. Small hop bite at the end. Not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorCosta (15) - - JUL 11, 2015
Coloração escura. Aroma suave mas marcante. Colar denso de pouca duração. Leve amargor. Retrogosto tostado, de café. Corpo leve. Excelente!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1239) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Casi negra, opaca. Buen aroma, caramelo, malta y lupulos. En boca, sorpende por la combinación de los tonos aromaticos florales y frutales de las ales de la marca junto con amargores secos de café tipo stouts. Cremosa y sorprendente.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Estebanik (201) - Lublin, POLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Mega intensywny, karmelowo-chlebowy aromat. W sensie piwo pachnie chlebem, kupionym dzien wczesniej w piekarni. Niezle.Dosc slodkie, karmelowe. Przyjemna interpretacja kozlaka.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meireteixeira (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2015
Cor marrom escura, brilhante. Espuma boa, bege e persistente. No aroma caramelo, chocolate e tostado. Paladar frutas secas e grãos torrados. Retrogosto seco e levemente amargo.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (768) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber, red in colour with white head. In aroma caramel and malt with a hint of dried fruit. In taste caramel and toasted malt mainly. Surprisingly low bodied, medium bitter. Doesn’t really taste like a proper bock, isn’t that bet on the other hand.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2015
Cerveja de bela cor marrom brilhante. Aromas de caramelo e pouco frutada. Sabor doce de malte com pouquíssimo amargor de lúpulo. Corpo leve. Boa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a very dark deep ruby with medium tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit and hops. Tastes of chocolately and fruity with some caramel malt and a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (647) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Not bad, but too sweet for my taste. It pours a warm brown color with a lot of head. The aroma is sweet malt. It’s very sweet smelling, and the flavor is even sweeter. A little spice, some nutmeg, some ginger, some fig... but mostly, a butter-sugar-molasses thing going on in the flavor. This wasn’t bad but I won’t have it again.


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