Anchor Bock Beer | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Bock BeerAnchor Bock Beer

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GClarkage on 05-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

A - Dark brown with red highlights and a tight 1 finger head that mocha in color. Nice lacing.

S - Bakers chocolate with big notes of dairy. Nutty, pecans, vanilla, dark toffee, sorghum molasses,

T - Parallels the nose with cocoa powder and milk chocolate. Rich and nutty, sorghum molasses, muted brown sugar, dry brown bread, finishes nutty and dry.

M - Good carbonation, light side of medium body.

An interesting take on the style. Satisfying but I could only have one in a sitting.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours rich deep dark brown color which is almost blackish in hue. Minimal translucence. Minimal head on the pour dissipates quickly to a thin layer of foam. Pretty lacing clings to the side of the glass after my sips.

S: Cream, Butterscotch, and Malt coming through. Overall the smell is somewhat subdued - pretty standard for the style, but not a major attractant here.

T: Strong malt flavor relative to other components of the flavor profile. Overall, the beer lacks relative depth and complexity of flavor - really strikes me as pretty homogenized. That being said, the wheaty, maltiness of the beer is enjoyable for what it's worth. Unicellular, but tasty, in a narrow way.

M: Smooth, slippery, with slight carbonation. I'm a fan - any more syrupy and we might be having some problems.

Overall: Could benefit from a little more character and audacity of flavor. Malt is what you see and what you get.

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Anchor Bock Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 992 ratings.
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