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RATINGS: 264   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theOptimator (381) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Aroma is raisin sweet malt forward. Appearance is brown ruby red clear with small tan head. Taste is Sweet malt raisin forward along with a bit of roast. Hop bitterness is firm and high for what I am used to for the style. Palate is crisp and hop bitterness lingers as does a bit of roast. Overall I do not prefer the level of bitterness in this beer. To me it detracts from the malt and also does not blend well with the roast.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
9er (91) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
This is an excellent beer! On tap at GB in Fells point in Baltimore. Taste of cereal, honey chocolate malts, banana, clove and the slightest bit of hoops at the end. Pours a golden amber with a healthy head the dissipates on sip. This is quite well done.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the DC location near the Verizon Center. Pours a dark brown with plenty of light showing through and a small brownish white head. Aroma of some light roast and molasses sweetness but not much else. Flavor follows with watery sweet malts, a hint of roast, some dirty lager finish, then leaving some surprising sweet citrus on the palate. Light to medium bodied, not super crisp but goes down easy enough with adequate carbonation. Overall not exciting but not terrible.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From a growler (awesome neighbors). Intriguing color golden hue that changes in the light. A little filmy on the tongue but a good taste.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Light malt aroma with a dark caramel color. Malty flavor with hints of fruit and a clean hop bite at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Sweet/dark caramel, dark fruit aroma. Sweet, caramel flavor, with raisin-like fruit. Kind of a weird bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1808) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a thin khaki head. Malt, toffee and caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast and malt flavors. Medium body and a malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3093) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing S: Mild Dark Fruit, Mild Sweet Bread T: Chocolate Malts, Sweet Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet Overall, other than the lack of nose (even after letting it warm up for 15 minutes) it was a pretty tasty winter bock with nice malty, fruity balance

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Mild aroma of malt, milk chocolate colour, without much of a head. Sweet taste of malt with a palate of skunky beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1725) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear Auburn color, short lived off white head. Syrupy yeast smell with malt. Slight malt medium body beer with a mild sweet finish.


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