Brewed by Puntigamer (Brau Union)
Style: Heller Bock
Graz, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Puntigamer Winterbier is a bottom fermented, amber coloured Vollbier and is clearly more lighter and pleasant than conventional "Bock beers". Brewed especially for winter, it’s concentrated to a higher alcohol content using the ice beer method. With its light note of caramel it provides during the winter days a beery drinking treat. 13.8°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (355) - AUSTRIA - APR 21, 2009
Pours dark golden to amber coloured with an OK foamy white head. Earthy herbal, slightly honeyish aroma. The flavour is quite faint, caramel malty with a weak hoppy note. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and a subdued bitterness, a bit blandish aftertaste. BB date was this month, so it aged a little bit. This doesn’t feel a lot heavier than a Märzen, but I enjoyed it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Bottle, 6.0%. Lagery aroma. Clear grey amber colour. Semi-stable, frothy white head. The flavour is vinous with some alcohol. Has a little sour note along with a malty and spicy touch. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukardo (127) - CROATIA - DEC 23, 2013
Buyed in Merkur Graz. Dark golden colour. Quite good aroma and taste. Nothing special, but good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (7813) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Spar in Hainburg. Dark golden color with small white head. sweet malt aroma with honey and floral notes. Sweet malty taste with honey, caramel, nice bitterness in finish. Drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 31, 2008
0.5 l bottle from Spar in Semriach. Poured deep golden body with small head. Sweetish flower malty aroma, with touch of honey. Flavor sweetish malty again, quite full bodied, honeyish and pleasant, with just a hint of alcohol, well hidden with pleasant sweetness from my perspective. However, my girlfriend thought it is pretty alcoholic for given ABV. Small carbonation with fine oily texture. Had pleasant, not so long, sweetish finish. Quite good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2009
0,5 l bottle. Golden body with a small lacing white head. Liqueric malt nose with caramel and honey, some spicy perfume of vanilla and bubblegum. Sweet malt taste with liqueric flavor, minimal hop in the finish, bubblegum character again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graziano85 (423) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2013
Bought in Graz in bottle. Orange colour, white head, malty aroma and flavour, with hints of alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7888) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2015
*Old rating. best before 03.2012. Smooth and round, fresh and not too deep. Malt. A bit sharp, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 9, 2007
0.5l bottle purchased at some Spar near Leibnitz
This poured a nice bronze colour with a bedium sized head. Unimpressive malty/grainy nose. The taste is weak. A pleasant, chewy mild hopiness (that was lemony and/or metallic at times) is the focal point of this one and it continues nicely into the aftertaste, and I dig that. One can, however feel just a week, "skittish" crude malty, maaaaybe even alcoholic taste. The taste differs a lot from the crude alcohol-crude bitterness assault I recieved from some other Austrian pale bocks, and it’s understandable, as this isn’t exactly a true bock but an ice beer. So "ordinary" and yet it eludes most conventional categories.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25450) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2011
Bottled@omhpertasting. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet malty and also has some mild notes of alcohol in it. Flavour is sweet malts along with caramel malts, mild fruityness as well as some mild wooden notes. Quite pleasantly balance.

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