RATINGS: 284   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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3.9
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Trader Joe’s" - This one pours a very dark brown liquid with a fine-bubbled lasting head of tan foam and a malty aroma. Tsdtewise, this one has sweet, marzen-like beginning and a roasty finish, with some beguiling floral overtones. A fine bock beer.

3.4
pineypower (3332) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Thanks to Sickboy for this one... Pours out a deep brown color with a small head. Aroma is toasted malts and maybe some brown sugar. Taste is not as burnt as some of this style, but has some interesting flavors throughout the drink. Finishes somewhat smoky. A solid brew.

3.5
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Gondor. Brown/mahogany when held to light. Off-white head dissapears rather quickly. Aroam is all over, lots of sweet carmel, roasted grain, toasted malt, maybe even mollasses. Sweet caramel malt in the initaial flavor is taken over by the roasted/burnt grain, little harsh for my taste. Tad thin on the palate. Just a little off from being a fine doppel.

3.5
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Clear dark brown/red color light head. Toasty, malty bock taste with a hint of BBQ. Light taste for a bock but tasty nonetheless.

3.2
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sweet vanilla almost oaky aroma. Hint of spicy alcohol. Sweet dark and thick, a touch metallic. Pretty tasty.

3
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Bottle: Pours a dark maroon with a billowing white head that lasts. Small chocolate and caramel notes in the aroma with some grassy scents. Taste is Chocolate, caramel, toffee, malts, lightly hoppy, prunes, and rather sugary. Rather watery and abrupt palate is not exciting at all. Decent Doppelbock but when there are gems like Celebrator and Salvator that I can get regularly this is an afterthought. Try it once with the 94 cent singles at Trader Joe’s that would be your best bet.

3.3
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
from the bottle. poured a reddish brown with a light tan head and no lacing. aroma roasted malts, caramel, sugar, molasses, a little chocolate. flavor, roasted malts, chocolate, plums, brown sugar, some hops. mouth feel was a little thin. but not to bad of a beer.

1.5
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2006
I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what, but this tastes like someone didn’t finish the mash when they were making it-yuck. If you’re going to call something a winter brew, at least put some spices in it. Pass on this.. ick.

3
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Pours dark, clear brown with very thin white head. Nose is burnt sugar. The flavor is molasses (strongly), maple syrup, artificial caramel. Very, very sweet (lactose? maltose? Not sure). Definite roasted notes. Thin, slightly oily mouthfeel. I like the mildly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol completely hidden which is impressive. Rather forgettable but would be good for your friends you are trying to ease into drinking real beer.

3.3
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 7, 2006
12 oz. brown longneck bottle. No freshness date seen, but it’s the 2005 batch. Poured out a dark amber color, with a decent tan colored head. the head stayed around to the bottom of the glass. Aromas are of chocolate malts, earthy hops, some diacetyl as well. Slight butterscotch aromas & flavors. Not a good thing for a Dopplebock. Some smoke in the finish, medium mouthfeel. Hops are well hidden, almost non-existent. Decent winter warmer though.


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