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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A blend of five different German and domestic malts lend a deep, rich color and mild roast character to this classic lager. Silver City stores Winter Bock for five weeks at near freezing temperature, allowing it to mellow and become more refined with each passing day Alcohol By Volume: 7% Hops: Nugget, Hersbrucker, Saaz Malts: Pilsner malt, NW Pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, & Carafa IBU’s: 22 2011 North American Beer Awards- Gold Medal Winner 2008 North American Beer Awards- Silver Medal Winner 2007 North American Beer Awards- Bronze Medal Winner 2005 North American Beer Awards- Silver Medal Winner

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Dark brown pour, decent head that lasts, mild malt aroma. Taste is malt with almost a hint of spice, but overall it’s not very interesting. Was hoping for better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bomber. Two more styles to go - glad I found a local example, and also happy to support Silver City. Pours dark ruby-brown; clear, small ring of bubbles. Aroma: chocolate after it sits in the glass for a bit. Initially it’s all biscuit and fruity. Almost vinous. Taste: layers of malts unfold, bringing toffee and plums in addition to the aforementioned aromas. Not particularly sweet, with a pleasant, dry finish complete with warmth from the alcohol. A winter bock indeed. Medium body, slick texture, carbonation is average but a bit prickly. Overall: no idea what sets this style apart from other bocks, but I’m glad this style quest pushed me to this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2013
New to this style so I cannot compare it to others. Strong roasted malt notes, with a hint of hops and some smokiness. I find it quite pleasant! B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Rated on 3-21-2013 (Bottle from LetsPour.com) This beer pours a small creamy, smooth ivory head that mostly diminished, transparent body, no lacing, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a copper hue. The Aroma is malty, caramel, hops, lightly roasty, sweet, and dark fruits. The Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, mildly hoppy, and has a dry finish. The Palate is bubbly and this is a light-medium beer. Overall, this beer is quaffable, easy to drink and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a reddish copper color with a thin white head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, and slight chocolate. Tastes of all the same things and slightly hoppy for a bock. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this was pretty mediocre for a winter seasonal and I’m surprised Silver city with their reputation brews this year after year instead of brewing something new and better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 21, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Vienna malt mild spice burnt malt and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
22 oz. Bottle Purchased @ The Ballard Market for $5.49. Thin wispy lace off white head. Clear dark bronze red color with dark ruby edges. No sediment. Mild roasted malt aroma. Smooth semi sweet roasted caramel fruit mellow flavored medium textured smooth rich Bock body. Mild hop lingering Roasted Black Cherry end. Fresh lively rich Dark Winter Lager. Much better than the Winter Bocks I tasted in my recent visit to Berlin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
pours a dark brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is of malt, spice, caramel, and a touch sour. taste is a bit thin, a little sour, spice, and roasted malt. ends a little spicy with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white and lacing head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and slight caramelish. Smooth malty, caramelish and light sweetness. Lingering medium sweet caramelish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Rich aroma with lots of strong malts and good balance with the hops. Lots of caramel and dark roast flavor. This was a very good beer.

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