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RATINGS: 999   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 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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2.7
Inbreak (6327) - 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.

3.9
Calisky (2993) - 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.

3.7
Travlr (25547) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Taste is chocolate, caramel, licorice. Decent.

3.6
Bosbouw (2955) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, drop, salmiak, chocolade. Smaakt drop, salmiak, zoethout. Prettig zoet.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12471) - 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
elbernays (1626) - 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
PotjeBier (3506) - 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.

3.6
edgallow (4312) - 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
Emeister84 (2505) - 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
tricksta_p (4906) - 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.


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