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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 brewerys 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 Franciscos 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11029) - 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."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1347) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2923) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz bottle @ home (probably the very last batch). Very dark brown color, clear. Rocky light beige head. Aromas: 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. Didnt like the aroma, but the rest was OK. Not a bock though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3932) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Aromas of caramel, toast, and subtle spice like cream soda. Deep brown with a lasting off-white head. Some sweetness, malt forward. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (4017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma of dark malt, caramel, dark fruit, light molasses. Flavour is malty, caramel, medium sweet, with a light bitter finish. Nice Bock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Nice dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average sized beige head. Aroma is malts, sugar, sweetness, a hint of candy, molasses. Taste malts, light to moderately sweet, a hint of wood somehow, lightly raisins. Suitable body, average carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1203) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2014
Very dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, mollasses, dark fruits, bread. Taste is light to medium sweet, almost no bitterness, very well balanced. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (5237) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle, 355ml, poured into a snifter at home, ABV 5.5% Dark brown colour on the body with nice ruby shades when hold against the light but then again just some hints of it because its so dark. Two fingers of a brown thick head, creamy, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, dark ripe fruits, some red wine-like notes. Taste also of roasted malts, red wine, some chocolate, light alcohol although its just a 5.5% beer, lots of dark and red fruits, mildly sweet, light caramel too. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth on the palate,as well as dry. Very good bock, if one third of all the different bocks produced here in the Netherlands every autumn could be as good as this, we would be looking forward to the winter months.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle @benzai. Amber brown color with a beige head. Smells sweet, fruity, wijnbal. Tastes sweet, roasted malts, fruity.


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