01 December 2008

Beer Review, Anchor Bock

Anchor Bock (Anchor Steam Brewing Company)
San Francisco, CA
5.5% ABV

Appearance: Very dark body, brown-black, with a slight reddish tint to the bottom of the glass. Thin khaki-colored head. 3.5/5

Smell: Nutty, malty, slightly sweet, slightly dry. No hops present. 4.0/5

Taste: Richly nutty, malty, very sweet, nice notes of grains. Tastes a lot like a very subdued Nut Brown Ale, not a negative thing at all. Slight astringency on the finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thick, luxurious mouthfeel coats the tongue. No carbonation or hops. 4.5/5

Drinkability: Bocks aren't my favorite beers ever, but this is a really good example of the style. 4.0/5

Overall: 3.75/5

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