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Monday, March 7, 2011

Breckenridge - Pandora's Bock

Dead Soldier 
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Pandora's Bock
Breckenridge Brewery
471 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO USA
Est. 1989 

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Clear brown color on the pour. Reddish tints.
Smell of malt, some caramel and a bit of hops.

Tan head, about one finger high, covers to wisp.
Fair amount of spotted lacing on the side of the glass.

A bit malty at the start in taste, but finishes with a touch of caramel sweetness.
Lightly carbonated.
Light to medium bodied mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
It's that time of the year.

"Dead" of winter.

My time- - -Bock time.

Bocks used to be the staple winter alternate in the dark days before the craft/micro brew revolution. Every brewery had one to switch up from the summer lagers. Many of you might not be able to remember the stone age of beer, pre 1985. I'm a relic.

Generally speaking, in today's fanatic microbrew climate, most drinkers might tend to dismiss them out of hand. Admittedly, they are not for everybody.  Fortunately, they don't have a large learning curve of enjoyment to realize if they are for you.

This one is a sleeper of a Bock. Pretty standard as far as Bocks go. Maltiness you expect, nothing over the top, uh, ohh, wait! 7.5% ABV! Well, a little something over the top, indeed! Tastes good; no alcohol present in the way of your enjoyment. And that ABV boost helps nudge you closer to the warm springtime ahead.

Help herald the end of winter's doldrums. Open Pandora's Bock and see what flys out. Remember, there was hope in the end. Now you're curious, too.

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