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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

935 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 25 | 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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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%

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

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
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2014 21:13:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2014 03:13:05 | More by Exeter
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MDM

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-16-2014 03:02:55 | More by MDM
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-09-2014 23:24:57 | More by jhartley
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-08-2014 00:22:43 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-08-2014 00:04:24 | More by hopley
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-08-2014 00:02:47 | More by RandyPuckett
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-06-2014 13:54:33 | More by 2beerdogs
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-06-2014 01:40:43 | More by victory4me
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-05-2014 17:26:56 | More by macrosmatic
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18%

04-04-2014 16:25:38 | More by jason_nwx
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Slightly above average and simple bock. Tasty, but nothing really jumped out at me.

04-03-2014 06:20:55 | More by Flounder57
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woodenbones

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-02-2014 20:52:51 | More by woodenbones
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-31-2014 03:44:34 | More by jsurfs82
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BTHU

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-30-2014 02:34:14 | More by BTHU
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-29-2014 23:03:45 | More by pheelingIt
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-29-2014 22:05:39 | More by Duff27
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.