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Pandora's Bock - Breckenridge Brewery

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Pandora's BockPandora's Bock

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358 Ratings

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 13
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002)
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Photo of BrewmasterNPB


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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Serving type: bottle

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


4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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???

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 04:20:58 | More by russpowell
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3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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!!

Serving type: bottle

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


3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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).

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2003 15:56:16 | More by Quaffer
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3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2003 23:08:13 | More by ZAP
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3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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 358 ratings.