THE BREWSKI REPORT Tommy Brewski: My Beer. My Life.

March 20, 2010

Reviewing Anchor Brewing’s Bock Beer 3.20.10

Anchor Bock Beer and It's Big Head.

Anchor Bock Beer and It's Big Head.

The Brewski Report Reveiws Anchor Brewing’s Bock Beer Over A Steak And My Favorite Potatos
File Date: 3.20.10

File Name: Potatoes done right.  Not spelled right.
The Beer: Anchor Bock Beer
Type: Bock
Serving: Bottle
Stats: 5.5% ABV
Brewer: Anchor Brewing Co.
Web Site: www.anchorbrewing.com
Country of Origin: CA, USA
Brewer Info: Anchor’s beers are produced in one of the most traditional and handsome breweries anywhere in the world. Our brewers employ no modern shortcuts. Each brew is virtually handmade with an all-malt mash in our handmade copper brewhouse, a veritable museum of the simple, traditional brewhouses of old. We strive to practice the art of classical brewing, and we employ state-of-the-art methods to ensure that our products are clean and clear, pure and fresh. Every bottle and keg of our precious beer is kept under refrigeration at the brewery, and at the warehouse of your local distributor. We know of no brewery in the world that matches our efforts to combine traditional, natural brewing methods with the most careful and modern methods of sanitation, finishing, packaging, and transporting.

tbr-anchor-bock-label2Brewer Brand Hype: Anchor Bock Beer, released in celebration of the coming 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. We hope you will find Anchor Bock to be a rich and flavorful addition to our other 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.
Label: Same as above.

The Brewski Review: I opened this bottle of Bock as I was sitting down to enjoy a nice steak dinner. I think it complimented the food quite nicely.  The dark brown beer poured with a large foamy muddy colored head that dissipated rather quickly.  It was very malty tasting and rather creamy going down with minimal bitterness.  And for those keeping tabs on my diet I also had grilled asparagus and sliced potatos.  I love potatos cooked this way on the grill…slice up the potatos, onions and mushrooms, put them in foil, season as desired (for me, it’s usually just a salt-free table blend) and add plenty of butter.  Seal and toss it on the grill for 15 minutes before turning and adding another 15 until done.  We’ve added variations on this….like including peppers.  I’m considering adding carrots because I like them cooked with potatos and onions.  Maybe I’ll even add the asparagus right inside the foil instead of grilling them separately.  Very simple yet tasty.  I recommend you try it today. 

Drinkability: Tasty.  Would drink it again. 
Appearance: Deep Brown in color.  Foamy.
The Buds: Creamy and not very bitter.
TBR Cap Rating: 3.75 out of 5.

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