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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

367 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002)
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

Luminexi, Apr 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

cjtwigger, Feb 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

corywalston, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of LifesaCabernet
4.7/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. I was pleasantly surprised by the great caramel flavor and the exceptional finish. The bouquet was excellent with hints of mixed nuts, like pecans and walnuts. There is also pleasant caramel smell with hints of chocolate.

The beer looks similar to most Bock beers.

I like the fact that this is a lower carbonation beer. For me it makes it easier to drink with food.

LifesaCabernet, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of tARsh
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

tARsh, May 31, 2012
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.38/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a rich dark copper color with an off-white head that dissipates to a thin film. Nice sticky lacing.

The beer smells slightly sweet and malty. Buttery caramel notes come through.

The taste is that of caramel malts, with faint toffee and caramel notes. Also a slight biscuity presence. Well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and goes down rather smooth for 7.5%.

Overall, Really malty and delicious. If the AVB was lower, this would be a great session beer.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of stonelis
4.35/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear amber. Not much of a head. Flavors of malt, caramel and light brown sugar. This is a lighter bodied bock beer, alcohol is not noticable. I would of thought this would rate higher, This is a very easy to drink beer. I could put a few of these away at a summer picnic.

stonelis, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of rowew
4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, date code inkjetted on the bottle neck. Label has Pandora holding an open box.

Appearance: Pours reddish brown with a nice head, fades quickly but leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Muted aroma, but what is there is mainly malty, slightly sweet.

Taste: Nice combination of flavors - malt dominated, with a good combination of sweetness and caramel malt flavors.

Overall impression: Highly drinkable - this is a nice offering from a brewery that has often put out some mediocre beers.

rowew, Feb 21, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Djenx, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

MN_Beerticker, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

basili1250, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

TaylorK, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

gwiedman1, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

justinlaz, May 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

ToddGingerich, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber, deep yet lear copper color. The head is almost one finger thick, but quickly dissipates. The aroma is a rich toasted malt. Giving off scents of toasted bread, caramel, and some light molasses. The taste is a nice sweet, bread. The palate is soft and syrupy. Just a great malt bill with maybe only a dash of earthy hops to offset the malts a little. This is an awesome bock and higly reccomend it.

scruffwhor, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of horshack7
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Chestnut to mahogany in color with only one finger worth of head.

Aroma: Brown bread, plum, light raisin notes, bits of clove and cinnamon.

Taste: Sweet in the front with dark fruit notes, bready, figs, raisins. A floral hop bite with only the slightest bit of citrus. Some light licorice and clove in the tail end with a light dry finish.

Notes: A tasty beer all around and very good for getting warmed up on a cool night. Cheers.

horshack7, Apr 08, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ba Review #259
Served On: 2/27/2013
Glassware: Fluted Pilsner
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

It's Bock season once again. This was a 12oz bottle from a mixed sixer I made at Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, MD.

Look: Poured a very clear copper color with a cap of off-white foam that formed some sparse lacing. Carbonation level was medium with plenty of bubbles slowly rising upward.

Smell: The typical Bock notes of sweet bread and subtle dark fruits.

Taste: The beer was fairly light on the palate for a bock. First was some spicy biscuit that lead into some dark cherry with a smooth lager quality and then more biscuit. The finish was fairly clean with some lingering spice.

For a beer that's said to be over 7% ABV, this brew went down real smooth. Not one of the more robust Bock's out there, but defiantly held true to my expectations of the style.

CraftBeerTastic, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pured from a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer pours a deep, clear amber red/brown color. Foamy tan head was about an inch thick when poured before settling to a solid 1/4 inch with very nice lacing. Aromas of toasted malt and caramel along with a bit of nut and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Toasted caramel malt flavor upfront along with a hint of nuttiness, toffee, and dark fruit. No discernible hops here as far as my palate is concerned. Has a crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in a good way, goes down quite smoothly. Not too shabby, but I have certainly had better Bocks. This could make a pretty good session beer indeed.

Eric

neenerzig, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of andreasmwatt
4.08/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Dark caramel color. Descent head.

Aroma - Hint of Orange present but faded. Hops, Hops and more hops.

Taste - Very smooth , slight aftertaste. Alcohol doesn't even seem to be present. Has to be between 4 - 5%.

Mouthfeel - Smooth as butter. Doesn't even really seem like your drinking a bock.

drinkability - One of the better bocks I have drank in my young age.

andreasmwatt, Mar 14, 2008
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4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the first beers that I had when I turned 21, but that was 6 years ago and I'm trying it again for the first time.
Clear, Copper color. There is a soft foamy head that dissapates rather quickly (not that I really care about head retention).
In the aroma, malt and yeast dominate, smells nutty.
There is a toasty malt flavor that yields to a very dry aftertaste too quickly. I might like a maltier flavor, but the dry aftertaste makes it a Bock I guess. This Beer tastes fresh.
I don't usually write a lot for mouthfeel, but the dry (yet not astringent), alcoholic mouthfeel is dominant in this beer.
Overall, I really like Pandora's Bock, I would just like a little more body. I think it's worth buying and enjoying. It's a rather cerebral beer, if that makes any sense.

BrewmasterNPB, Feb 23, 2008
Photo of dmamiano
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

deep bronze pour with small head but abundant lacing....sticky as can be.
Malty, sweet in the nose. No hops sticking there heads out...just the way it should be.
Taste is nice...malty, viscous and sweet. Palate has plenty of feel. very nice on the mouth.
caramel sweetness,,,,very smooth.
wow, worlds above the last bock I reviewed a few short days ago.

dmamiano, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of JamesS
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light brown with copper tinges, and with the slightest bit of head that fades rapidly. Nice crisp scent, very malty and slightly deep with a very nice lager aroma. Decent taste, a nice semi-deep flavor with decent dark grain tones and a sweet finish. Goes down incredibly smooth for such a high ABV brew.

JamesS, May 11, 2010
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Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.