Review - Anchor Brewing Company's Bock Beer
"Bock beer, released in celebration of the arrival of spring, is an ancient and mysterious part of the brewing tradition. Over time, the term "bock" has come to mean a beer darker and stronger than the brewery's regular brew. This is the first time we have brewed a bock at Anchor Brewing Co., and we hope you will find it to be a rich and flavorful addition to our offerings. San Francisco's Anchor Bock Beer is virtually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam® Beer, in one of the most traditional small breweries in the world. It is brewed from a complex blend of the finest barley malts, wheat malts, and fresh whole hops." -- Anchor Brewing Company
Our first Anchor review, 574 reviews into our careers and this is the brewery credited with starting the craft beer movement. I\'m calling shenanigans on us. Pours a dark brown color creating a billowing fizzy to frothy tan head, along with some gentle lacing that slips down the glass as we rotate the beer. Body clarity is high with a beautiful garnet hue. Aroma is solid with roasted coffee malts and some soft chocolate notes. Initial taste is a slight coffee bitter, maturing to a maltier, roasty finish with some chewy bitterness. Medium bodied, it has a creamy texture with some chocolate taste leaving a burnt dry finish.
Reviewed on June 12th, 2008.