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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
JosephsBrau Brewing Company’s Winterfest is a rich, dark bock, inspired by the beers Bavarian monks brewed to lift their spirits during the long fasts of Lint. Dark roasted Munich and caramel malts worked wonders for hungry monks. Our Winterfest is sure to do the same for you. 7.5% alcohol by volume, 28 bitterness units.

Formerly known as Trader Joe’s Winterfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2014
This one is labeled Winterbrew, but is still a doppelbock. Nice roast grain flavor with a touch of coffee bitterness. Nut brown with creamy beige head. Aroma of burnt toast, nuts, dark bread. Not too bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thornecb (5501) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Sour malt aromas. Crisp with sour caramel, bitter nutty earth and burnt toast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
I admit that I don’t care much for this style, so from the first sweet sugary sip I winced trying to get this down. Fortunately, my wife was in need of some beer for a recipe so it didn’t go to waste. If drinking simple syrup is your thing you might like this as this stuff lacks any complexity or depth of flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2690) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle->SA. Bright medium brown. A: cheap wet grains and malt, some nuts. T: bittersweet caramel malt, nuts, earth. Taste is vastly better than aroma, but still not particularly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5756) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark amber red color with an off white head. The aroma is syrupy and fruity. The flavor is pretty much the same. Dark fruit and syrup with some herbal bitterness. Pretty decent, but a tad harsh on the palate. Good for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Solid beer, but isn't more than an average Doppelbock. It seems to be a tad over hopped, and more roasty than malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours dark brown reddish amber with a foamy yellow-beige-white head that leaves scattered lacing and hangs around awhile. Aroma is toasty malts and bread. Taste is earthy roast malt, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and bread with noticable bitter on the back and in the aftertaste. Good balance of sweet and bitter. This beer shocked me - I was not expecting such an excellent doppelbock (I am a big fan of the style). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1080) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Nice, warming doppel with lots of pitted fruit and raisins. Pours a medium-light caramel with a tall, thick head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Dark Brown Copper Color, Small Head, Nice Strings Of Lacing. Not Much Of Aroma. Taste of Sweet Slightly Toasted Malt, Caramel. Slightly Over carbonated. Hides High ABV Well. Rather Good For What It Is. Decent. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2852) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours clear brown with a thin but creamy head. Aroma of caramel, figs and roasted malt. Taste is cinnamon toast without the cinnamon.

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