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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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950 Ratings

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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 29
Gots: 27 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

williahd, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Desimoaj, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of sulldaddy
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

sulldaddy, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of nodder
4/5  rDev +9.6%

nodder, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

TGS, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

ranger7, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of pisano
3.25/5  rDev -11%

pisano, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Vestlake, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ScottWestmaas, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jaswilson2, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ChipMurray, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
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

Sam-VW, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of LagersAndAles
1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

LagersAndAles, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Minkybut
1.75/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

Minkybut, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

FadetoBock, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

djcreepshow, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
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 lacking. P.S. I don't understand why The Brothers rated it so poorly.

T100Mark, Jun 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.