Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
3.79/5 rDev +3.6%
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
06-12-2014 17:50:00 | More by Sam-VW
1.75/5 rDev -52.2%
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.
06-09-2014 17:29:22 | More by Minkybut
3.84/5 rDev +4.9%
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 lacking. P.S. I don't understand why The Brothers rated it so poorly.
05-31-2014 23:44:47 | More by T100Mark
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
05-21-2014 03:28:05 | More by LiquidAmber
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.