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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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Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. While the flavor is sweet malty with dominating notes of caramel, but also lighter notes of metal and prunes.

3.3
Travlr (25752) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft in VA Beach. Hazy brown color, massive tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste is similar. Very sweet.

3.1
omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
Draught at Gordon Biersch, Burbank, California. Ruby/brown, small head. Full caramelly, fudgey malt flavour topped by light grassy hops. Medium-full bodied with medium bitterness.
This beer would’ve been even more enjoyable if it wasn’t for the fact the my 32-year old colleague were refused being served, despite showing a valid international drivers license. Apparently looking 30+ years old and being in posession of an ID that is proving it was not enough to convince the manager that he was not underage. Needless to say we all left our beers on the counter and turned our back at this place without ever returning.

2.5
Oakes (18512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
Tasted at Oakville, but it was brewed at Whitby
Medium brown; too much fusel alcohol - gak! Lightly chewy, toffee malts, hint of woody, almond skins. At 6.5% they would have had to work hard to get all those higher alcohols in there, and that is definitely not worth the effort.

3.3
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head. A lot of grape, raisin, and caramel. Slight chocolate and prune. Good orange zest and some raisin. Pretty decent, but just kind of sweet. There’s a lot of sugar to this...brown sugar, caramel, and a ton of dark fruits. Some chocolate and a hint of citrus. A bit of booze and tartness on the finish. Kind of grassy in the finish.

3.1
bhensonb (15607) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Sort of a dark bready aroma. Dark amber color with a not so long lasting beige head. Starts thinly with a bit of dark fruit. Moves on to malt, maybe a bit lightly roasted. It’s ok, but finishes thin rather than full bodied. Some dark fruit aspects. Ok, and after awhile there’s a bit of vanilla hint. Drinkable but not overly memorable.

2.9
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Gordon Biersch Mission Valley in San Diego. Dark amber-brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel and some alcohol. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with some toastiness, a nutty note and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14840) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Draft at GB - Columbus. Poured dark brown with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Solid balanced toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Moderate balanced smooth flavor with a medium malty finish of average duration. Good brew, Chris.

3.3
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
A reddish brown bock with a thick brown head. In aroma, a sweet nutty malt with grassy notes, dark fruits, dunkel-like. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with dark fruits, molasses, grassy hops, nice and smooth. On tap at Gordon Biersch location at Cleveland Airport, Dec. 2 2012.

2.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 (2004) Cola body, beige head. Aroma is very sweet, candi sugar, raisin, caramel. Taste is very sweet, raisin, caramel, lightly astringent. Watery medium body. Brewer indicates that his version of this beer was 7.6% ABV. (7/3/4/2/9) ... (2003) Cola body with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel and raisin. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some raisin. Slightly astringent herbal/earthy finish. Watery medium-full body. As a trivial sidenote, this beer was my beer calendar’s "beer of the day" yesterday when I drank it at the Brickskeller Holiday Beer Tasting. (7/3/5/3/11)


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