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Pandora's Bock | Breckenridge Brewery

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Pandora's BockPandora's Bock

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002

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3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass. The bottle does not list ABV or DBD.

A: Dark, but clear, amber with a thin white head. The head is gone in thirty seconds.

S: Malty, syrup, dark fruit, slight hops.

T: Malt, bread, carbonation zing, assertive hop bitterness in the finish along with thick burnt syrup fruit.

M: Medium and smooth.

O: I am a sap for the name (marketing does work). I haven't been blown away by any Brecken Ridge I have consumed (though I am nowhere close to having all of them as of yet). This beer is the same: pleasant, drinkable, but not astounding. It is a smooth bock with decent malt and some hops. There is a burnt edge to the fruit. I don't feel any desire to buy it again, to wait until the spring season with anticipation for it, or to horde it like other beers I enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Victoria's.

Pours a reddish copper with a minimal white head. Mild, boring aroma of bready malt, slightly sweet, maybe some caramel. Very sweet, malt forward, some grain. Trace hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy body with high carbonation. A subpar bock.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a ruddy brown with a think white skein of foam. I'm a sucker for a pretty blonde in a red dress..nice label! Smell was faintly of caramel and biscuits. Taste was light and smooth, malt, bread, biscuit, subtle sweetness. Medium to light body and a creamy-smooth mouthfeel that hold together well. Overall it's enjoyable.

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3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium amber/copper. Two fingers of lightly tanned head dissipated fairly quickly to leave a spotted, sparse lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Nice, sweet aroma. It is a pleasant blend of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, and chocolate covered cherries.

Taste: It has a surprising herbal hop presence, which imparts a subtle grassiness. Though not powerful, it is there. Overall, the taste is as sweet as the smell. The flavors are subdued and fleeting: toffee, caramel, and light cherry (somewhat reminiscent of cough syrup or a throat lozenge, though in no way offensive (or soothing)). The alcohol is completely hidden, and at the end a smooth flavor of maple emerges.

Drinkability: Personally, bock never really impresses me and this is a typical bock experience. It is sweet and the flavors are muted. It is okay.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beauty on tap at the Tuscan Market in Arlington Heights, IL.

had it on tap, poured into an english pint glass.

Poured a Mild Copper color with not much head to speak of, as the crisp whiteness fades out quickly.

Mouthfeel of this brew is smooth, although you taste the sweetness and the maltiness that they intended. not overpowering though.

This is a balanced Brew that is enjoyed as if it isn't a 7.5% beer. It tastes much smoother, and is balanced well for a Bock of that percentage.

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Pandora's Bock from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 381 ratings
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