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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
WinterBock is a strong, dark beer that was used by eleventh century Bavarian monks to help sustain themselves during winter fasts. These creamy bocks ensured that the monks would fast frequently. Gordon Biersch WinterBock is a classic dark double bock featuring 4 different types of malt: Munich malt, pilsner malt, dark roasted caramel malt, and black malt. This is a big beer with a lot of body, and is available seasonally from November through January.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (2458) - RÝros, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2016
Dark amber with off white head - Malt aroma - Malt body with some caramel notes and olso hints of smoke - The malt and some caramle goes into the finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Tap at RDU airport. The look is clear but colorful. Amber to red to brown in color. Small beige head. The smell is fruity esters, banana, yeasty, caramel, brown sugar, and raisans. The taste is sugary, dark dried fruit, toffee, burnt sugars. Touch sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2016 Walden galleria. Derek brews a kickarse major league wbock. Lacy, malty, dark, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2016
On tap at Navy Yard GB. Pours dark copper, thin tan head. Aroma is biscuity malt. Taste is sweet malt and some,spicy hops. Inoffensive, pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle in LA. Strong malt character and big sherry-like plummy flavour, without being boozy like so many doppelbocks are. Very drinkable. A nice easy drinking doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On Tap at Gordon Biersch in Columbus OH. Gordon Biersch Winter Bock is a darker red brown clear beer with an inch of fluffy tan foam. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Taste is initially a bit sweet playing well with the brown sugar notes that persist. Medium malt body with very light herbal hops. a nice winter warmer to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
[on tap at Gordon Biersch, DTW airport] Aroma is nutty, biscuity malt with low noble hops in the background. Clear chestnut appearance under a persistent tawny, off-white sheet. Sweet, complex cereal grain malt flavour that quickly dries out and becomes a bit ethanolic. Moderate bitterness. Medium body, slightly warming, smooth start and crisp finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pretty traditional offering. Faint sweet malt aroma with a hint of burnt sugar and wood. Nice dark brown color with a sustainable head. Weighty. Flavors match the aroma with a slight smokiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Ok for a standard bock. Aroma is low. Residual sugars are nice. Not thick enough. Color is dark reddish brown. Translucent. Nothing to write home about. Detroit airport. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - OCT 25, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at The Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Clear deep Cola ruby-brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy light beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet dark malt, with very strong caramel, strong toffee, very strong plums, raisins, light mustiness, sugar, light chocolate, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet dark malt, with very light roastyness, strong caramel, toffee, moderate dark fruits, brown sugar, light dark bread, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Quite slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a pretty smooth background. Moderate roastyness much like a Dunkler bock. Caramel, toffee and dark fruits are not as strong as the aroma. Light breadyness, good brown sugar sweetness to mix well with strong lemony hops. Simple but pretty good!

Hoppiness: Notable lemon and light grass in nose, and much stronger and impressive in taste. Bitterness is head-strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Malty and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one feels more like a Dunkler Bock with strong roast maltyness, very good caramel aroma, subtle brown sugar taste and unexpectedly strong hoppy finish. A twist to the usual German Doppelbock style, with good effect. Nice!

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