Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.