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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Sweet/dark caramel, dark fruit aroma. Sweet, caramel flavor, with raisin-like fruit. Kind of a weird bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (698) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a thin khaki head. Malt, toffee and caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast and malt flavors. Medium body and a malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing S: Mild Dark Fruit, Mild Sweet Bread T: Chocolate Malts, Sweet Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet Overall, other than the lack of nose (even after letting it warm up for 15 minutes) it was a pretty tasty winter bock with nice malty, fruity balance

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Mild aroma of malt, milk chocolate colour, without much of a head. Sweet taste of malt with a palate of skunky beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear Auburn color, short lived off white head. Syrupy yeast smell with malt. Slight malt medium body beer with a mild sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Serving type: on-tap Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that went down perty quickly light head floating on top sticky lacing. Aroma- Sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts T/P - A nice mixture of a caramel nuttiness, with a slight alcohol undertone. Overall- Very drinkable winter brew. Perfect on a warm night. This is one of the best beer I feel that Gordon Biersch brews. Very nice Especially on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head. Malt aroma is very pronounced, and there is some caramel as well. Taste is creamy with a fair amount of malt flavor, along with some chcolate and caramel. The finish is mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of hops. Medium body and softer carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Brilliantly clear Crimson red when held to the light with a thick, creamy head. Smells of raisins, prunes and chocolate, has a faint alcohol hint. tastes of the same with a big creamy mouth feel and warming finish. Very good beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Looks, smells and tastes like toasted caramel. Lacking in depth but not bad for an American doppelbock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2013
12 oz bottle bottled on 26 Sept. 2012 and served in a snifter. GB Winter Bock pours a dark mahogany color with a small but attractive tan head. The head has poor retention but there’s decent lacing. Smells like a mix of caramel, medium and dark malts with some sherry/alcohol overtones. Very good malt complexity. Taste: follows nose, but tilts towards the darker malts and show a moderate level of bittering hops. Medium-full body; creamy up front but a bit harsh in the alcohol-laden finish. Proper carbonation. O: A relatively big dopplebock, in terms of flavor. Worthy of the Bavarian references.


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