Pandora's Bock | Breckenridge Brewery

Pandora's BockPandora's Bock
381 Ratings
Pandora's BockPandora's Bock

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DavidST
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This pours a reddish brown color with a smaller short lived off white head. The smells are of caramel and toffee. The feel is medium. Taste is pretty good, caramel and toffee, slight hop bite nice amount of sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ugh. Site deleted my review when I clicked submit and it made me log in again. Retyping from memory.

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.

Pours dark clear amber with almost no foam. Just a thin ring of carbonation. Aroma is malty, with a taffy like sweetness and a strange sour hint.

First sip is clean, malty, with a sweet finish and low bitterness. The off aromas that I detected are not present in the flavor at all. Drinks very nice. Just a straightforward, drinkable bock, alcohol is nicely disguised.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A – Pours a crystal-clear amber. Small head of fizzy white bubbles with almost no retention. Minimal to no lacing.

S – Bready non-roasted malts and yeast. Not much else, meaning it basically comes off smelling like….beer. (If you know what I mean) Overall aroma is faint.

T – Malt forward, with a very mild hop finish. Malts are doughy, hops are slightly herbal, but the overall flavor profile is very watered down here, like a beer that’s been turned down to “mild”. A little dextrin sweetness in the back end. Little complexity. One taste is all you get.

M – Thin with prickly carbonation. Finishes crisp and clean. 7.5 abv fairly well hidden, but the abv combined with the crisp carbonation has the beer coming off as “not smooth” going down.

O – The flavor that is here isn’t bad, but ultimately this is a completely drab and forgettable American Bock. I’d go so far as to call it “balanced” which is good. I would also call it “meek”, which is not. Come on, Breckenridge, you can do better than this.

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5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of iSip
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock: Smooth and malty, very similar to Breckenridge’s Avalanche Ale, but a bit better. The body is a dark cherry wood in color, very clear, and has a fair amount of carbonation. The head is off-white, fades as your glass empties, but laces well. There is a nice aroma to the Pandora, mostly malt but some hop notes come through. Very smooth to drink, lots of malt, and a touch of hops to the finish. There is a little bitter/metallic taste to the aftertaste. A decent beer by Breckenridge.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DanInTheCan
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was my introduction into craft beers shortly after moving to Colorado. At the time I didn't realize it was seasonal and was disappointed when I could no longer find it.

That being said, i was interested to try it again after having had many different craft flavors and types. After all, I still find drinking this beer highly enjoyable.

A - Pours a nice amber color, with a finger or two of head in my tulip glass. Leaves a good trace of lacing behind.

S - Sweet and malty

T - Again, sweet and malty with a little bit of caramel and an edge of bitter.

M - There is an edge to this beer that I usually associate with a higher abv beer. It's a mostly smooth going down, but does have a tinge of burn to it.

Overall, this beer will always have a place on my shelf. I find it enjoyable to drink, and the nostalgia in me will always have an appreciation for it.

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Photo of gtermi
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark copper body with a two finger thick white head that quickly fades to nothing. It does leave a bit of lace on the glass too.

S: Lots of sweet malt on the nose. It smells a lot like home brew wort. There is also a slight bit of caramel and maybe hops.

T: Lots of sweet grain and malt. At first it's not very enjoyable, but as the beer lingers it starts to get better.

M: Way too crisp. It burns going down and not smooth.

O: This is an okay beer, but nothing special.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.36/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a rich dark copper color with an off-white head that dissipates to a thin film. Nice sticky lacing.

The beer smells slightly sweet and malty. Buttery caramel notes come through.

The taste is that of caramel malts, with faint toffee and caramel notes. Also a slight biscuity presence. Well balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and goes down rather smooth for 7.5%.

Overall, Really malty and delicious. If the AVB was lower, this would be a great session beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nice new one from breck. pours an enticing deep copper color with a one inch white head that quietly fades out. smells malty and complex, english a little but wit a more pronounced hop vibe and some german maltiness too. taste is similar, sweet a little like toffee. a quantifiable heaviness from all the malt in the mouthfeel keeps it from being a great session beer, too heavy for me to have many, sits in the gut. at 7.5% its nice to sip a few on a chilly night.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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