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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt aroma, with fruit. Deep brown body, small tan head. Super flavor of malt, appropriate sweetness, molasses. Very lengthy, though subtle, finish, that lingers on the tongue. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1079) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
April 10th, 2013 - Picked up a six pack of these during a Trader Joe’s run, and have been slowly making my way through them since. They’re a fine end of day refresher, but just barely the kind of beer I can treat myself to at the end of a hard day. The body is dark, or too dark to catch any light through, and the head is a cork-like thick body of foam. Once this dies down, the aroma the Anchor Bock gives off is fresh malt, like the smell of a brewery on kilning day, and grainy, but not much more is detectable. The flavor is defined by the body, which is heavily carbonated, though the mid-taste brings some clarity and a dry, milk chocolate edge, and a curious chèvre tanginess. It gets drier as it goes, and the flavors crash a little bit, with the tang being the schoolyard bully, and getting along poorly with the grain-bladed flavors and touches of roasted nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
From a 0.355l bottle @ De Wildeman. This is a deep and dark, cola colored one clear as so and it has a really good looking almost a little fluffy dark beige head. Like the aroma here. Slightly burnt sugary, actually a little bit like coke. Hints of spices also. Nutmeg, rye bread and licorice, watered down licorice? A soft roasted touch also. Like it. A fair amount of flavor also. Feels light oily in the mouth and it soft and gentle on the carbonation. Caramelly darkness, a roasted hints. There’s also some licorice here. Old coffee and it’s leaving a slightly mouth drying tail. I like it in a bocky way. 25.09.2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2326) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
25.09.2014, 0,35l bottle @ In de Wildeman:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish dry, weeds, sour coffee, licorice, grass, heather, herbs, dark malts, dark sugar. Taste is slightly dry and harsh, weeds, sour coffee, harsh yeast, heather, paper, almond essence, bark, grass, licorice. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh slightly watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1028) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2014
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Super nez malté, chocolat noir, note de fruits noirs et caramel. Gout fort malté suivi d’un puissant chocolat noir, qui depose un malt cacao un peu amer sur la langue. Corps leger et bien balancé, rond en bouche. Notes de caramel et fruits noirs en fin de bouche, bien longue. Très belle surprise! Très intense a seulement 5.5%, nickel Anchor! Merci a la Bièrerie à illkirch d’avoir autant d’Anchor à proposer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel, licorice. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1351) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, drop, salmiak, chocolade. Smaakt drop, salmiak, zoethout. Prettig zoet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"very smooth, medium bodied solid effort from Anchor. Rich and flavorful as the brewer describes. slightly nutty, slightly hoppy, bigger on the malt, but pretty well balanced. recommended."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (594) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2014
355ml bottle at home. Pours dark with red highlights. Good lasting tan foam head. Good lacing on the way down. Honey, cherry, wood, Berry marzipan aroma. Flavour is cherry, roast malt, brown sugar yeast, bread. Very dry on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1762) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz bottle @ home (probably the very last batch). Very dark brown color, clear. Rocky light beige head. Aroma’s: red fruit, candies, a bit artificial actually. Red fruit and sweet malts retronasal. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, roasted, slightly droppig/licorice. Body is quite thin. Finishes slightly dry, somewhat roasted, a bit droppig, light bitter. Didn’t like the aroma, but the rest was OK. Not a bock though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2283) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is malts and fruit.

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