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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
12oz bottle thrown in as an extra (that I found in the box a few months after the fact) from DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of stronger wood, smoke, caramel, and toasted malts. Almost smelled barrel aged with all that wood and I swear I got some vanilla in there too. Tastes of lighter wood, caramel, and a little nutty.

3.4
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2006
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a red amber with a small tan bubbly head that did not sustain. Aroma was a malty sweetness, some alcohol, woody, caramel and molasses. Flavors of the same.

3.2
egajdzis (6673) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
Poured a dark copper color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of grains, caramel malts, smoke, nuts, and lots of wood. Taste was of much of the same, this was a decent doppelbock, a surprise from Biersch.

3.2
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle from OhioDad Thanks!

Pours rich, thick brown/red with a nice head. Clinging lace. Aroma is buttery nut, with hints of roasted malt. Slight molasses tinge in there as well. Taste is a blend of molasses and hops, with the former dominating the show. Creamy palate; slides down the throat nicely. Very approachable for the style. Nice beer.

3.1
coll3735 (4) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAR 18, 2006 does not count
An excellent beer when consumed on tap, not so much bottled. An excellent finish, sweet aftertaste.

3.4
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
The aroma is malty with hints of sweet fruit. The pour is a deep brown with a tan head. Very malty palate with some slight hoppiness.

2.9
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pour was reddish. Tan creamy head. Nose sweet/sour with caramel and earth-yeast. This had a spicecomponent that I can’t pine down. I have a unpleasant after taste, something sour and off, otherwise very nice. Thanks OHIODAD!

3.3
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet and caramely, maybe just a hint of smoke too. Taste is all malty sweetness. Duane is right, there was something in the finish that just didnt seem quite right, but all around a decent bock.

3.4
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
12 oz. bottle from OhioDad, thanks Scott.
reddish brown in color with a fast fading tan head. aroma reminds me of a gooey caramel roll. flavor is malty sweet with some caramel and a hint of chocolate. a rather strange tartness on the finish detracts just a bit from an otherwise enjoyable bock.

3.5
shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Dark purple color with no real head. Sweet, smokey, dark candi aroma. This is nicely done. All the flavors mix well together with nothing dominating. A little light in the body but otherwise very nice.


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