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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Bock Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

882 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 882
Reviews: 562
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 UCLABrewN84:
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Bottled 1/10/13.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is very earthy with roasted malt, spice, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that reminds me a lot of the Our Special Ale series, just without so much of the holiday spice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 05:25:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with unreadable bottling code printed on the back label (BOU)? Another new beer to me from Anchor Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations aren't great based on the style, and this beer's current poor ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark chocolatey woodsy brown colored body with about three fingers of frothy khaki head. Leaves lots of good scattered lacing behind. Looks very nice.

S - The smell isn't anything special but it's suitable for the style. Some nuttiness / barley malt roast, and some dark fruit presence like raisins, figs, dates.

T - Taste follows the nose - lightly woodsy, chocolate malt, caramel malt, dark fruits - figs, dates, raisins, mild cola, mild creaminess, and some indistinct spicing. Fairly unexciting, but drinkable.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and creamy. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a decent bock offering from Anchor. Clearly, it wouldn't be my first choice, but I'm not entirely sure that it deserves such a low rating. Bocks aren't a style I am too familiar with, but this one is approachable and sessionable.

Anchor Bock Beer ---3.5/5

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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.

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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.

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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.