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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shanebrews (293) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
What I liked best was the presentation: it looked like a good beer. The flavor reminded me of a Dove bar. It was pleasant and filling and very lightly hopped much like a porter.


2.2
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2017
On tap at the Tysons location, pours a hazy amber with some thin, white head. Nose has grist, yeast, malt, some mild raisin. Flavor is the same, some soggy bread, yeast, a little caramel, some raisin. Watery finish.

3.9
Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2017
(En fût à Gordon Biersch Mission Valley San Diego): Une caramélisation musclée et fruitée qui reçoit avec tact un léger fizz qui transporte une chaleur supportable. Poivré, légèrement fumé et généreusement minéral. Belle et enveloppante bête.

3
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Dark brown pour at Atlanta airport Gordon biersch. White head. Malty and earthy. Carmel spices and apple. Not bad for the style.

3.3
bergstaden (2978) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2016
Dark amber with off white head - Malt aroma - Malt body with some caramel notes and olso hints of smoke - The malt and some caramle goes into the finish - This was nice

3.3
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Tap at RDU airport. The look is clear but colorful. Amber to red to brown in color. Small beige head. The smell is fruity esters, banana, yeasty, caramel, brown sugar, and raisans. The taste is sugary, dark dried fruit, toffee, burnt sugars. Touch sweet.

3.8
Sammy (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2016 Walden galleria. Derek brews a kickarse major league wbock. Lacy, malty, dark, smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
OnTheTrail (507) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2016
On tap at Navy Yard GB. Pours dark copper, thin tan head. Aroma is biscuity malt. Taste is sweet malt and some,spicy hops. Inoffensive, pleasant.

3.6
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle in LA. Strong malt character and big sherry-like plummy flavour, without being boozy like so many doppelbocks are. Very drinkable. A nice easy drinking doppelbock.

3.3
Panzuriel (2238) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On Tap at Gordon Biersch in Columbus OH. Gordon Biersch Winter Bock is a darker red brown clear beer with an inch of fluffy tan foam. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Taste is initially a bit sweet playing well with the brown sugar notes that persist. Medium malt body with very light herbal hops. a nice winter warmer to be sure.

3.3
asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
[on tap at Gordon Biersch, DTW airport] Aroma is nutty, biscuity malt with low noble hops in the background. Clear chestnut appearance under a persistent tawny, off-white sheet. Sweet, complex cereal grain malt flavour that quickly dries out and becomes a bit ethanolic. Moderate bitterness. Medium body, slightly warming, smooth start and crisp finish. Medium carbonation.


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