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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

360 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 14
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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homebrewhawk

Kansas

2.9/5  rDev -15.2%

12oz. brown bottle served in a pilsner glass. Poured a clear dark gold with a thin off white head. Nice maltiness in the aroma with a hint of noble hops. That's about as good as it got. Flabby, caramel malt flavor, medium body. Some noble hop bitterness in the finish. Fairly drinkable. No defects, just another weak American attempt at a bock.

04-10-2008 00:53:35 | More by homebrewhawk
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andreasmwatt

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +19.3%

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.

03-14-2008 04:03:33 | More by andreasmwatt
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BrewmasterNPB

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +18.4%

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.

02-23-2008 06:06:34 | More by BrewmasterNPB
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rowew

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

02-21-2008 03:43:01 | More by rowew
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OliasOfSunhillow

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17%

Hey, this is a pretty good brew. Beautiful reddish-orange color, little to no head. Lovely, bready, malty taste, a little bit o' hops in there too. There's really something to be said for these Einbeck-style bocks... I love a good doppel as well, but this is such a highly drinkable alternative.

02-19-2008 01:41:19 | More by OliasOfSunhillow
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a somewhat effervescent amber/copper with 3 fingers of fluffy cream colored head. Above average head retention& average lacing

S: Grainyness & some breadyness, pepper & caramel as this warms

T: Breadyness/biscuitty malt, caramel& slight peppery rye flavor up front. Dryness surfaces as this warms, plus slight grainyness & some herbal hops. Finishes with caramel, a bit of toffee, too much dryness & herbal hops. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Chewy with low, but near perfect carbonation & pretty good balance

Drinks alright, dryness kind of walks on some of the positives of this beer. This kicks the crap out of many pretend bocks (shiners, schell, abita & a few others), but there a better out there. Not sure what previous reviewers were drinking, but it has been a few years since this was reviewed so maybe changes were made???

02-16-2008 04:20:58 | More by russpowell
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.3%

A pretty average bock! Hazy orange in color with nearly zero head. Aromas favor toffee and sweet cream-some caramel and buttery notes as well. A bit sticky and gooey in the mouth, and at the same time rather dilute. Sticky raisiny sweetness provides a cloying note, and a not so pleasant fruity twang. Long cloying candied finish. Fun to try as long as you don't buy! Thanks for the freebie most gracious distributer. I've a great rep-really!!

02-10-2004 02:32:23 | More by moulefrite
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Quaffer

Nevada

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

Appearance: This beer poured a copper-red color with a rough, thin head. It disappeared (the head, that is) within a minute, leaving not a trace of its prior existence. That's about it; no lace, no nothin'.

Smell: The aroma was mainly comprised of a malty and candy sugar sweetness. There were subtle hints of dark fruit and cherries.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and smooth, with just a hint of a tickle on the tongue. It seems to coat the mouth.

Taste: The taste of this brew followed the aroma very closely. A sweetness dominated the flavor. It was on the verge of being cloying, but not quite. Along with this was a bit of maraschino cherry and plum. A sweet aftertaste lingered for a long time.

This was not a bad brew, but there wasn't complexity to it. Rather one-dimensional and bland. I have had this one before and thought that there was a spiciness to it that I enjoyed. I must have been mistaken (or drunk at the time. That's been known to happen).

06-02-2003 15:56:16 | More by Quaffer
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a nice crisp, clear amber...excellent nose...sweet maltiness all the way...big bready notes...almost like coffee cake...toffee...caramel...really nice aroma...Very low carbonation creates a very smooth easy drinking moutfeel...almost a bit too flat though....not much for hops in this one...a good malty bock...on the taste I get mainly the coffee cake like bready notes...pretty unique and I like the flavor...not an all-time great but an enjoyable bock none-the-less...On the long, long finish a flash of bittering hops appears and then fades away..My biggest knock is the overflat mouthfeel...and the sweetness is almost cloying at times for a regular bock

03-04-2003 23:08:13 | More by ZAP
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%

dark copper color, no head and little carbonation. dull caramel malt aroma and a touch of citrusy hops. decent body and some malt back bone. nice roasted caramel malt taste. very smooth and drinkable. if this had a bit more carbonation and aroma, it would be a very good beer. within it's style, just slightly above average.

05-25-2002 14:34:48 | More by budgood1
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Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.