Cousin_Larry (895) - - JAN 16, 2016 fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
While a beautiful looking beer, Sprecher’s Winter Brew is a disappoint that lacks complexity. This beer tastes of roasted malts with a sweet after-tone that has a borderline disgusting lager tinge too it. I’ll stick to the Black Bavarian.
Pours a light black with a white head. Flavor is nutty with strong alcohol taste and nutty aftertaste. This one was oxidized a tad and I had to mark it down a couple notches since it’s not particularly old. markas101 (2468) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Tap, restaurant, Wisconsin Dells. Raisin and clove aroma. Sweet, root beer flavour. More raisin prune. Cola like finish. mrjaxson (599) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2015
About as average a beer as I’ve had lately. Just faint nuttiness to the aroma, light body and hints of sweetness on finish. Poured from a tap at the Sprecher restaurant in Lake Geneva, WI. ads135 (4735) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2015
A pretty decent doppelbock. Deep mahogany coloration, mild malty flavor, bready with some light caramel sweetness. pumpmaster (1403) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
16 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $4.99/4-pack. Very good.
Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Not bad this. It was quite strong but smooth. NOt hard to drink but neither something special there. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
473ml twist-off. Purs a darker amber wiht a thick forhty off-white head. Smell is roasted grains, herbs, and salted pork. Oooh a savory dish! It is poorly bodied but has a nice flavor of dark bread, savory, spices, caramel, rye, herbal cutting bitterness. Certainly not up to par wth the best of the style but nto bad. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark ruby brown with small off-white lasting head. Aroma is quite powerful but smooth; sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, bread, touch of dark fruit. Flavor not nearly as powerful, but still very tasty. Smooth, balanced, and very drinkable. Body is smaller than I expected. Very nice toasty bready finish. Better with every sip. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2013
strong dark fruit and caramel, malt.
Kind of dry flavor, but dark fruit, caramel, and malt definitely present. A little nutty/bready, something of that sort.
Flavor definitely not as strong as aroma, slightly disappointing, but not bad. superspak (5694) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
16 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 11/20/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, light roasted malt, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity esters with light hops; very pleasant and inviting with solid strength. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, light fruits, brown bread, light pepper, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malt/hop flavors with light fruity esters; with a fair amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with and a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol i very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice bock. Good balance and robustness of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.