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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

374 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002

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Ratings: 374 | Reviews: 151
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2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Victoria's.

Pours a reddish copper with a minimal white head. Mild, boring aroma of bready malt, slightly sweet, maybe some caramel. Very sweet, malt forward, some grain. Trace hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy body with high carbonation. A subpar bock.

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3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.