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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Bock Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

919 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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Ghenna

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep cola amber with a two finger latte head that produces good lacing- a very attractive looking brew.

I'm catching both toasted malt and cola in the nose, quite pleasant. Taste is weird, mostly on account of the texture. Given the amount of suds on top I was almost expecting a bit of a bubbly beer, but it is very mellow and creamy. Other than that, the beer is generally sweet from the malt, though otherwise unremarkable.

Kind of a meh beer. Looks and smells great- just wish that last part suited me a bit better

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 02:06:12 | More by Ghenna
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TGS

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-06-2014 23:53:47 | More by TGS
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ranger7

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-30-2014 23:33:28 | More by ranger7
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-30-2014 16:16:13 | More by pisano
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-29-2014 16:12:13 | More by LakerLeith
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-26-2014 23:43:10 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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Vestlake

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-25-2014 19:06:10 | More by Vestlake
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-24-2014 20:47:48 | More by pjbfromkc
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-22-2014 05:08:53 | More by Jasoncolliver
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-17-2014 02:23:28 | More by ScottWestmaas
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-16-2014 12:34:49 | More by jaswilson2
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2014 20:25:58 | More by ChipMurray
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


A - Black, red tinted with medium head which stays throughout. Bubbles not visible. Leaves sticky lacing.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, icing sugar, liquorice

T - Big malt kick followed by bitter caramel, burnt sugar and finishes with a bitter liquorice and pine kick

M - very smooth, not much carbonation but I think it is intentional. Heavy but very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 17:50:00 | More by Sam-VW
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LagersAndAles

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

06-12-2014 02:08:06 | More by LagersAndAles
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Minkybut

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler expecting a killer product that I usually get from Anchor. The beer was almost black and poured a nice tan head that was indeed beautiful. The beer also had killer lacing. One sip and my wife and I instantly poured it out. It was terrible. So bad I cannot tell you what it tasted like cause I refused to take another hit. No way will I ever buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 17:29:22 | More by Minkybut
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-05-2014 00:42:59 | More by FadetoBock
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-04-2014 02:08:04 | More by djcreepshow
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-02-2014 02:30:13 | More by wrightst
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T100Mark

California

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 puce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A dark reddish-brown color. Great clarity. A big, lumpy, tan head made of fine bubbles. Moderate stickage. A fine looking beer.

Smell - Sweet. Bready. A faint whiff of hops and spice.

Taste - Sweet. Bready. A mild nutty flavor. The hops are subdued but they do add a touch of spiciness.

Mouth - A bit tangy. A little oily. Fine carbonation. Nice.

Overall - A nice interpretation of a German Bock. Don't get me wrong, this is no Ayinger Celebrator, but the beer very drinkable. When comparing this lager to complex German Dopplebocks, however, it comes off as a bit two-dimensional. P.S. I don't understand why The Brothers rated it so poorly.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 23:44:47 | More by T100Mark
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Lance87

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

05-27-2014 18:59:28 | More by Lance87
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-26-2014 13:01:39 | More by Latarnik
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark red-mahogany amber with a big two finger finger khaki head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Nice aroma of sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, a little earthy oxidation. Flavor starts with caramel, slightly toaste malt, dark fresh and dried friut, tapering off to a drier brown bread and toasty malt finish with a light hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Aroma and flavor are classic bock, but the flavor drops off to a lighter, starker malt and hop finish that are not as well supported by by the richer caramel malt flavor of the start. This is a discontinued variety and this bottle may have some modest age to it, which may have affected the flavor. Still a nice, but unremarkable bock; pleasant but not in competition with the traditional ones. Still glad I got to try it before it goes archival.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 03:28:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.