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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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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Anchor has another solid brew here.

A - It pours a deep brown, with a tan pillowy head, splattered lacing; very impressive looking.

S - Nutty and sweet malt, and a slight cola-like smell. This beer has a great aroma, a highlighted malt expressed in an unusually good way.

T - Tastes pretty phenomenal. The savory and sweet malt flavors are rounded out by a nice subtle hop finish. It doesn't taste like anything specifically, other than a damn good darker beer.

M - Feel is on the full side of medium-bodied but it is refreshing and slightly sharp; it works well.

D - Awesome. A total winner. Easy drinking, very delicious, full-bodied but not overly filling, poundable...

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 19:08:15 | More by ktrillionaire
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TGS

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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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%

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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

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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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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.

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Texas

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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

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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.