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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Bock Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

877 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%


Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-26-2005)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two finger of tan head on a deep and dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt, milk and chocolate. Very aromatic.
The flavor is just like the smell with the addition of some medium bitterness from the middle to end.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and a heavy body.
Wow, this is a delicious bock.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:39:50 | More by Fatehunter
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macrosmatic

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours between a very dark amber to a rich brown. It's not quite opaque but doesn't let much light through, and you can't see much carbonation. At the bottom of the glass it looks more clear. Forms a half-finger of tan head that fades rapidly.

S: Sweet toasted malts, some fruity lager yeast esters. Not a huge aroma but not bad.

T: Toasted malt sweetness, Vienna brown malts with maybe a bit of cardboard oxidation, with a hint of toasted malt and hop bitterness, and lager yeastiness. Clean flavors but unexciting. Malt sweetness in the hang.

M: Medium body to a bit on the thin side. Carbonation modest with minimal alcohol presence.

O: A decently made bock, but not exciting in any way. This shouldn't be old, so I think it might be the brown malts giving the hint of cardboard. A solid option, but not one that I'll particularly miss now that it's been retired.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 17:26:56 | More by macrosmatic
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
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12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger brownish white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with some vision of by bubbles when held up to a light. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, toasted, nutty, lager yeast, grassy hops.

Taste: Toasted, nutty, caramel, lager yeast, some bitterness, and some grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

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The smell was lacking and there really wasn't anything to the aroma.

The taste was very bland and not anything to it. There was no real taste of malt and nothing to it.

Overall this beer is just average. It didn't wow me and it didn't disappoint me, it's just average with nothing really to it.

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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.