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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 On tap at 900 F Street NW, Washington, DC. A nice winter warmer that’s 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (633) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap at the Gordon Biersch in the Washington Reagan National Airport. Clear deep amber pour with a small foamy cream-colored head. Malty aroma and taste - with a pretty dry finish. Just okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Big rich nose - caramel, deep savory smells. Taste was a little savory w/some soy and HUGE astringency on the end. Was so lingering that it over powered. Wasn’t bad, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
What I liked best was the presentation: it looked like a good beer. The flavor reminded me of a Dove bar. It was pleasant and filling and very lightly hopped much like a porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Smooth malty aromas with notes of toffee and caramel. Deep brown with a dense beige head. Sweet malty notes. Smooth with a sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pint at Tribeca tavern Cary. Ok aroma sweet. Malty. Nutty caramel. Dark orange brown color ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Light body creamy smooth mouthfeel sweet slightly bitter finish. Kind of nice. Good on the malty side of things nothing great, but solid offering as usual with GB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a bready aroma. There is a toasty chocolate and treacle flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours with a nice crimson brown color, thin fhead with minor lacing, aroma is of malt, with medium carbonation, taste of coffee, roasty, mix of bitter and sweetness with easily noticeable warth of the alcohol going down


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