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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

921 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 567
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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Morris729

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear dark brown mahogany color with a bit of ruby highlights and a very thick meringue-like head that rises an inch above the rim of the glass with no spillage. A very lovely looking beer. Nose is chocolaty malt, buttery pecan, and toasted walnuts along with a touch of brown sugar. Malt dominates the taste with a semi-sweet dark chocolate flavor. The nuttiness that was in the aroma is much more subdued in the taste, but there are additional fruity notes of fig, dates, and prunes. A drying bitterness comes across in the finish to cleanse the palate before the next sip. Highly enjoyable—I will be buying more very soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2007 19:15:16 | More by Morris729
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. This bottle actually is about a year old, accidental cellaring, but seems okay from the pour.
A rich cola brown color on the pour with dense tightly packed beige head of 1.5 cm foams up. The head recedes fairly quickly to an edge layer and one wispy strand across the surface of the glass.
Aroma is sweet caramel malt and some brown sugar. I get just a bit of herbal hop note, but that is faint and buried, this is a malt forward beer. The nose is not robust bur is appealing and seems good for the style.
First sip reveals a light crisp body with very fine and tingly carbonation. Slightly sticky texture leaves a light coating on my palate after each sip.
Flavor is sweet malt with some toffee and brown sugar and just a little bit of molasses. No hops or booze here and the beer drinks very easy.
This is a tasty brew from a good brewery. Im surprised I havent reviewed it yet as I have had it often when the season comes around.
Worthy as a spring beer and good anytime as far as I can say.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:48:48 | More by sulldaddy
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nodder

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2014 19:58:27 | More by nodder
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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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pjbfromkc

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%

05-27-2014 01:28:38 | More by Zetcha7x
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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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zbjk02

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-26-2014 03:43:54 | More by zbjk02
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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.