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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

927 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 20 | 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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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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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-23-2014 02:04:00 | More by Beervana
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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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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-20-2014 00:52:56 | More by KevMo84
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DustinSWB

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-17-2014 16:46:13 | More by DustinSWB
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frlrv1020

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-15-2014 22:40:10 | More by frlrv1020
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-13-2014 20:37:35 | More by HookerBrews
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kraticus41

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-12-2014 00:50:41 | More by kraticus41
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drbrilliant

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-10-2014 22:23:46 | More by drbrilliant
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-04-2014 17:27:31 | More by dgherm
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-02-2014 01:06:41 | More by MattXT
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Campodog

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-30-2014 00:22:21 | More by Campodog
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-28-2014 22:40:47 | More by BKotch
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bierdeflanders

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-28-2014 02:19:39 | More by bierdeflanders
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-25-2014 17:31:56 | More by BamfBacon
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-25-2014 15:06:36 | More by atrocity
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Fakexican

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

04-24-2014 03:07:08 | More by Fakexican
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 14:45:39 | More by mfnmbvp
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-21-2014 06:40:54 | More by afsdan
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mac8113

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-20-2014 02:33:14 | More by mac8113
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glinnebur

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-20-2014 00:45:52 | More by glinnebur
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.