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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

357 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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VagabondHops

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 20:24:13 | More by VagabondHops
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-01-2012 02:43:54 | More by Joshgonzales79
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6demonbag

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-27-2012 06:55:48 | More by 6demonbag
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DavidST

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:25:57 | More by DavidST
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-26-2012 23:23:55 | More by Danobold
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 03:53:49 | More by FickleBeast
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:05:29 | More by TempeBeerMan
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +46.2%

02-24-2012 21:43:05 | More by cjtwigger
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iSip

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 22:39:06 | More by iSip
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

02-17-2012 23:30:03 | More by leinie13
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murraymj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17%

02-15-2012 02:01:28 | More by murraymj
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DanInTheCan

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 05:44:47 | More by DanInTheCan
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gtermi

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 04:07:28 | More by gtermi
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optimaul

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-05-2012 07:56:09 | More by optimaul
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jharkins07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-02-2012 22:15:41 | More by jharkins07
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-12-2012 20:59:52 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17%

01-09-2012 02:47:40 | More by imperialking
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:04:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nice new one from breck. pours an enticing deep copper color with a one inch white head that quietly fades out. smells malty and complex, english a little but wit a more pronounced hop vibe and some german maltiness too. taste is similar, sweet a little like toffee. a quantifiable heaviness from all the malt in the mouthfeel keeps it from being a great session beer, too heavy for me to have many, sits in the gut. at 7.5% its nice to sip a few on a chilly night.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 06:18:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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Grebdioz

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-28-2011 07:56:34 | More by Grebdioz
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

12-11-2011 20:17:28 | More by jordanmiller
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-07-2011 01:01:16 | More by JohneHoodlum
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2011 20:34:31 | More by brandoman63
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 03:33:02 | More by dexterk1
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-23-2011 04:54:12 | More by jmdrpi
Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.