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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1123) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A very good beer. I am really liking Bocks. Pours a spectacular red with a white head. Smells like cherries and other fruit. Taste starts malty, with a fruity middle, and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Very good. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3864) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with a very thin white head. Nose is rather malty with a bit of roasting and a bit of caramel in there. Taste isnít all that strong, but has similar malty tones to it. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10547) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
A reddish brown bock with a thick brown head. In aroma, a sweet nutty malt with grassy notes, dark fruits, dunkel-like. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with dark fruits, molasses, grassy hops, nice and smooth. On tap at Gordon Biersch location at Cleveland Airport, Dec. 2 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Dark amber with a OK slightly off white head. Aroma of candied malt and tastes exactly like it smells. Very sweet. Very smooth. Borderline too sweet, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
tap, pours a darkish red, aroma is kind of roasty and flavour is so as well, a strong finish, a bit of chocolate and some darker fruits, interesting offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at GB, RDU International. Pour looks like those restaurant soda pours when the syrupís close to running out, dingy rust cola with a medium head. Generic sweetness and faint toasted malts in the nose. Flavors not much to write home about, and Iím surprised that this was supposed to be a DB since it came across as one of those neo-BMC "bock" entries in its blandly grainy and sweet profile. But I guess I can tolerate caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2377) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. By the aroma I would have thought this to be a Weizenbock, notes of banana, clove, melts, toffee. The flavor is all dopplebock, raisin, prune, toffee, slight roasted malts. I find this to be one of the better holiday beers released by a larger brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Nose of toasted brown bread molasses a little fruity a touch of light hop presence. Dark brown pour thin head with a little staying power. Flavors of toasted brown bread light fruity sweetness a little grassy hop presence. Finishes on the dry side. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 On tap at 900 F Street NW, Washington, DC. A nice winter warmer thatís a smooth drinker with a big body and loads of toasty, caramel, toffee and molasses flavors mid-palate. The finish lingers, but is well-balanced and features a hint of the 7.5% ABV. Still, I was disappointed with the aroma experience, the short-lived head retention and absence of any glass lacing, all of which I found detracted from the impressive taste experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (660) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Appearance was clear reddish caramel with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, spooty lacing. Aromas are sweet pils, caramel, dark malts with honey, toffee, deep fruits, no alcohol nose. Taste are dark fruits of raisin, fig, date, honey, toffee and spice, alcohol hidden well. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim body, then average length malty sweet clean finish. A decent rich sweet Bock.

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