RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A blend of five different German and domestic malts lend a deep, rich color and mild roast character to this classic lager. Silver City stores Winter Bock for five weeks at near freezing temperature, allowing it to mellow and become more refined with each passing day Alcohol By Volume: 7% Hops: Nugget, Hersbrucker, Saaz Malts: Pilsner malt, NW Pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, & Carafa IBU’s: 22 2011 North American Beer Awards- Gold Medal Winner 2008 North American Beer Awards- Silver Medal Winner 2007 North American Beer Awards- Bronze Medal Winner 2005 North American Beer Awards- Silver Medal Winner

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andrewje41 (4754) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft pour pint at Frankies Pizza. I remember looking for this style way harder than i needed to. Very unique, and this one is no exception. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown with a rocky foam head. Rich malt and spiced aroma. Thick body for a lager. Quite surprised. Thick, malty, chocolate flavor with a cool, rich finish. Overall a tasty beer.

Capa (3748) - DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
I believe they changed the name to Wonderland Winter Lager for the 2015 season. Medium brown with minimal head. Sweet malts, lightly chocolaty, a hint of roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit of sugary booze, molasses is present in the finish. Rather sweet overall. Not bad, really. One is enough, however.

OldMrCrow (2448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Number 3 in the same blind tasting described by the raters below me. Pours relatively light compared to the others, with plentiful red highlights. Lightly fruity aroma. The beer is gently sweet, with caramel notes. Nothing special.

beastiefan2k (4269) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bomber; beer #3 in a doppelbock blind tasting (even though this is a Dunkler bock on here but what’s the difference).

This began the train of amber-copper colored beers. This was basically a bigger amber in my mind, can’t even tell its a lager. I even get a little bit of fruit esters. But the biggest give away about this beer is there is a definite American hoppiness (nondescript) that none of the other beers in the tasting had. Worst example of bock, period.

luttonm (7146) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Part of our blind tasting panel. Brown, clear, slight hops. Small alc flavor.

mcberko (20468) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, some mild dark fruits, and a touch of wood. Flavour brings out notes of chestnut and mild dark fruits. Well-balanced and cohesive. A nice drinking doppelbock.

maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is bready with just a bit of toffee in there for me. Taste is a little sweet, with a bit of a toasty bitter back end. OK.

IndianaRed (5277) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On Tap at the Silverdale BP Clear deep chestnut brown, with a small coarse head. Toatested caramel malt aroma, I think the very cold serving temp muted this a bit. Great flavors of light roast, brown ale and some honey/wheat toast notes. Decent IBU bite at the end. A nice winter beer.

Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bomber. Two more styles to go - glad I found a local example, and also happy to support Silver City. Pours dark ruby-brown; clear, small ring of bubbles. Aroma: chocolate after it sits in the glass for a bit. Initially it’s all biscuit and fruity. Almost vinous. Taste: layers of malts unfold, bringing toffee and plums in addition to the aforementioned aromas. Not particularly sweet, with a pleasant, dry finish complete with warmth from the alcohol. A winter bock indeed. Medium body, slick texture, carbonation is average but a bit prickly. Overall: no idea what sets this style apart from other bocks, but I’m glad this style quest pushed me to this beer.

mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2013
New to this style so I cannot compare it to others. Strong roasted malt notes, with a hint of hops and some smokiness. I find it quite pleasant! B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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