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Anchor Bock Beer - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

919 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | 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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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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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themiller421

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured dark brown.

The smell was lacking and there really wasn't anything to the aroma.

The taste was very bland and not anything to it. There was no real taste of malt and nothing to it.

Overall this beer is just average. It didn't wow me and it didn't disappoint me, it's just average with nothing really to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 15:08:44 | More by themiller421
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WesMantooth

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

03-28-2014 02:54:45 | More by WesMantooth
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ApplePi

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2014 12:04:38 | More by ApplePi
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2014 06:46:15 | More by patrickfromnj
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Kerne

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-27-2014 00:13:42 | More by Kerne
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-23-2014 16:48:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-21-2014 00:47:46 | More by paulish
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emergency_beef

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-19-2014 21:39:11 | More by emergency_beef
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-18-2014 22:09:46 | More by jjboesen
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Fantasy baseball draft night with a beverage to ponder while awaiting for my turn.

Dark mahogany with oxblood highlights. Hearty beige head that sticks around until RP Aroldis Chapman in round 7. Cute lil' goat on the cute little stubby bottle. Cute.

Smells like dark, malty caramel and homemade grenadine. Really had to reach for the aroma.

Not a whole lotta flava up front. Hearty licorice and earthy mint umph in back. Slick

My team is better than this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 23:53:32 | More by donkeyrunner
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-17-2014 09:09:15 | More by Morey
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23%

03-16-2014 22:09:00 | More by KFrank729
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midnitesun11

California

3/5  rDev -18%

03-16-2014 04:34:43 | More by midnitesun11
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-16-2014 00:16:03 | More by Fettpopps
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-15-2014 14:31:15 | More by schnarr84
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -18%

03-15-2014 03:57:30 | More by sd123
Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.