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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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367 Ratings

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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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3.25/5  rDev -5%

EmilySanders, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a ruddy brown with a think white skein of foam. I'm a sucker for a pretty blonde in a red dress..nice label! Smell was faintly of caramel and biscuits. Taste was light and smooth, malt, bread, biscuit, subtle sweetness. Medium to light body and a creamy-smooth mouthfeel that hold together well. Overall it's enjoyable.

JackieTH, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

OldTime, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ItsBeer4Me, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Mick-e-d, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

UncleAddie, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Redstar137
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Redstar137, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium amber/copper. Two fingers of lightly tanned head dissipated fairly quickly to leave a spotted, sparse lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Nice, sweet aroma. It is a pleasant blend of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, and chocolate covered cherries.

Taste: It has a surprising herbal hop presence, which imparts a subtle grassiness. Though not powerful, it is there. Overall, the taste is as sweet as the smell. The flavors are subdued and fleeting: toffee, caramel, and light cherry (somewhat reminiscent of cough syrup or a throat lozenge, though in no way offensive (or soothing)). The alcohol is completely hidden, and at the end a smooth flavor of maple emerges.

Drinkability: Personally, bock never really impresses me and this is a typical bock experience. It is sweet and the flavors are muted. It is okay.

TheQuietMan22, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jordanmckell, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Dobbs38, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of VagabondHops
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beauty on tap at the Tuscan Market in Arlington Heights, IL.

had it on tap, poured into an english pint glass.

Poured a Mild Copper color with not much head to speak of, as the crisp whiteness fades out quickly.

Mouthfeel of this brew is smooth, although you taste the sweetness and the maltiness that they intended. not overpowering though.

This is a balanced Brew that is enjoyed as if it isn't a 7.5% beer. It tastes much smoother, and is balanced well for a Bock of that percentage.

VagabondHops, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Joshgonzales79, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

6demonbag, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of DavidST
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This pours a reddish brown color with a smaller short lived off white head. The smells are of caramel and toffee. The feel is medium. Taste is pretty good, caramel and toffee, slight hop bite nice amount of sweetness.

DavidST, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ugh. Site deleted my review when I clicked submit and it made me log in again. Retyping from memory.

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours dark clear amber with almost no foam. Just a thin ring of carbonation. Aroma is malty, with a taffy like sweetness and a strange sour hint.

First sip is clean, malty, with a sweet finish and low bitterness. The off aromas that I detected are not present in the flavor at all. Drinks very nice. Just a straightforward, drinkable bock, alcohol is nicely disguised.

FickleBeast, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A – Pours a crystal-clear amber. Small head of fizzy white bubbles with almost no retention. Minimal to no lacing.

S – Bready non-roasted malts and yeast. Not much else, meaning it basically comes off smelling like….beer. (If you know what I mean) Overall aroma is faint.

T – Malt forward, with a very mild hop finish. Malts are doughy, hops are slightly herbal, but the overall flavor profile is very watered down here, like a beer that’s been turned down to “mild”. A little dextrin sweetness in the back end. Little complexity. One taste is all you get.

M – Thin with prickly carbonation. Finishes crisp and clean. 7.5 abv fairly well hidden, but the abv combined with the crisp carbonation has the beer coming off as “not smooth” going down.

O – The flavor that is here isn’t bad, but ultimately this is a completely drab and forgettable American Bock. I’d go so far as to call it “balanced” which is good. I would also call it “meek”, which is not. Come on, Breckenridge, you can do better than this.

TempeBeerMan, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

cjtwigger, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of iSip
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock: Smooth and malty, very similar to Breckenridge’s Avalanche Ale, but a bit better. The body is a dark cherry wood in color, very clear, and has a fair amount of carbonation. The head is off-white, fades as your glass empties, but laces well. There is a nice aroma to the Pandora, mostly malt but some hop notes come through. Very smooth to drink, lots of malt, and a touch of hops to the finish. There is a little bitter/metallic taste to the aftertaste. A decent beer by Breckenridge.

iSip, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

leinie13, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

murraymj, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of DanInTheCan
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was my introduction into craft beers shortly after moving to Colorado. At the time I didn't realize it was seasonal and was disappointed when I could no longer find it.

That being said, i was interested to try it again after having had many different craft flavors and types. After all, I still find drinking this beer highly enjoyable.

A - Pours a nice amber color, with a finger or two of head in my tulip glass. Leaves a good trace of lacing behind.

S - Sweet and malty

T - Again, sweet and malty with a little bit of caramel and an edge of bitter.

M - There is an edge to this beer that I usually associate with a higher abv beer. It's a mostly smooth going down, but does have a tinge of burn to it.

Overall, this beer will always have a place on my shelf. I find it enjoyable to drink, and the nostalgia in me will always have an appreciation for it.

DanInTheCan, Feb 12, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark copper body with a two finger thick white head that quickly fades to nothing. It does leave a bit of lace on the glass too.

S: Lots of sweet malt on the nose. It smells a lot like home brew wort. There is also a slight bit of caramel and maybe hops.

T: Lots of sweet grain and malt. At first it's not very enjoyable, but as the beer lingers it starts to get better.

M: Way too crisp. It burns going down and not smooth.

O: This is an okay beer, but nothing special.

gtermi, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

optimaul, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jharkins07, Feb 02, 2012
Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.