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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Bock Beer

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942 Ratings

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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 29
Gots: 26 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

pisano, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Vestlake, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ScottWestmaas, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jaswilson2, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ChipMurray, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
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

Sam-VW, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of LagersAndAles
1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

LagersAndAles, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Minkybut
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.

Minkybut, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

FadetoBock, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

djcreepshow, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
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.

T100Mark, May 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Lance87, May 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Zetcha7x, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

zbjk02, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Beervana, May 23, 2014
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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.

LiquidAmber, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

DustinSWB, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

frlrv1020, May 15, 2014
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 942 ratings.