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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Bottled. Pours a deep dark ruby color. Aroma is somewhat sweet and malty. Flavor is somewhat sweet and has a hint of chocolate. A little bit of spice as well. Good go to sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a coca-cola head that goes away quickly. Malty and sweet aroma with some dark fruit notes. Sticky sweet flavor with some prunes in the flavor as well. Very much like a Doppel Bock. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Tap. A nice bownish color. Very little head when served. A very sweet malty taste. Very ltitle hop flavor, an excellent bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
On tap @ the San Diego restaurant. By far my favorite Gordon B out of the rest. I wish they bottled this during the season. A decent sized head leaving behind lots of lacing in the glass. Flavor is spiced with clove and ginger and a proper carbonation level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Draft at their Honolulu location: Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. I wasn’t expecting a Weizen Bock but that’s what this is. And pretty decent. Moderate aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is mostly weizen flavors-banana, clove. Sweet up front and lightly sour in the finish. Pretty tasty and full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Draft - I like a good Weizen Bock. This one was the sweet type that I do not much care for. It brings out too much of the alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Sweet malty and and plum aroma, light head with some lacing. Slightly sticky palate, but doesn’t hang in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2004
This is extremely easy to drink, dominated by the malt (caramel mostly). The flavor and aroma are extremely clean, but the flavor and aroma aren’t very strong. In fact, this is an excellently brewed beer without the slightest flaw in any way and there’s nothing off-putting about it, but it’s rather boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2004
on tap gordon biersh: this one wound up in front of me in a nice labeled winter bock mug, cool wheat/barley emblem in the shape of a snowflake. dark chestnut brown with a large tan head that whimpered away quickly. the nose on this guy was sweet and malty maybe a bit of charcoal. typical gordon feel in the mouth and with a little more sweetness this time, due to alcohol i suppose, not much hop character at all, also another typical gordon trademark. not bad but i wouldnt want to fast on the stuff as they suggest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
One of the few Biersch beers with a tan head. There's a bit of molasses in the aroma. This is an easier-drinking version of the traditionally higher alcohol variety. Slight coffee/mediciney flavors, rich in character but a bit thin in mouthfeel.

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