RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
JosephsBrau Brewing Company’s Winterfest is a rich, dark bock, inspired by the beers Bavarian monks brewed to lift their spirits during the long fasts of Lint. Dark roasted Munich and caramel malts worked wonders for hungry monks. Our Winterfest is sure to do the same for you. 7.5% alcohol by volume, 28 bitterness units.

Formerly known as Trader Joe’s Winterfest.

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3.1
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours clear brown with little head. Malty, caramel aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and caramel with a metallic finish. Medium body with soft carbonation and slightly sticky texture.

3.2
bigericsports (89) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2016 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass, pours auburn red color. Moderate creamy beige head with some long lasting lacing. Rich roasted malt nose has sweet notes of caramel and chocolate cherries, sweet roasted maltiness. Aroma has some dates and raisins, a hint of chocolate, a touch of maple syrup. A rich satisfying toasty malty Doppelbock Lager. Would recommend to my friends.

3
markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Trader Joes. Slightly hazy medium brown. Metallic caramel aroma with some chocolate. Sweet, more chocolate powder flavour. Slight bright hop finish. Decent but nothing overly interesting.

3
notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Clear dark Amber - nose of highly caramelized sugars, raisins, cookie dough, rum balls - sugars in the flavor are overly caramelized/burnt, but not terribly so, I guess - slight bitterness - raisin, cookie dough - alcohol comes on strong in the finish - overall not that good, but drinkable.

2.7
solidfunk (9200) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Some roast malt and lots of caramel. Pours black with ok head. Not bad considering the brewer. Light sweet finish. Bottle.

3.4
Aurelius (5426) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Sweet, malty aroma. Clear, deep auburn. Non-deScript label, standard longneck. Tasty, I liked this one, generally, but there was an astringent flaw in the finish. Lots of dark/dry fruits, sweet. Has a straw/molasses overtone. Slight mineral notes in the finish as well. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.

3.8
gripweed57 (2721) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Mahogany red color. Moderate rocky beige head. Rich roasted malt nose has sweet notes of caramel and chocolate cherries. Sweet roasted maltiness. More chocolate and dark cherries upfront. Chewy sticky mouthfeel brings nutty dark fruit in midtaste. Some resiny hops in finish. A nice interpretation of a Bavarian Doppelbock. A great value at $1.17 per bottle at Trader Joe’s in Princeton, NJ.

3.4
PorterPounder (8170) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Hazy dark auburn pour, light but persistent eggshell white head. Aroma has some dates and raisins, a hint of chocolate. Solid doppelbock flavor with just the right amount of sweetness, a touch of maple syrup, brief chocolate notes, some bubble gum accents in the back end. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Good winter warmer.

4.4
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
bergstaden (3099) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Dark amber with off white head - Dark malt aroma - Sweet malt body with some caramel flavours - Malt finish with hints of bitterness in the back - This was nice


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