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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) - Starr Hill Brewery

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The Gift (WinterBock Lager)The Gift (WinterBock Lager)

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BA SCORE
81
good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-19-2008)
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4/5  rDev +13%

dbalwanz, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

rlpete, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

colinclovt, Apr 27, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev -22.9%

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is gold to copper, head is bright white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick.

Smell is of honey (?), pretty sweet smelling, malts may be a touch caramelly, but the sweet note is powerful.

Taste is way too sweet for maibock/hellles bock - sweetness is similar to a beer with honey added, maybe its caramel malt plus age? Matlt flavor is difficult to distinguish, but there appear to be some biscuit or breadyi flavors, the base malt seems to be over fermented and producing some sweeter off flavors. hops are hard to distinguish, but come through as muddled grass and earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is a touch crisp, may be overcarbonated, sweetness flavor is lingering and overpowering. Hops dont seem to balance.

Overall, this is not a good representation of a bock, helles or maibock. It is way too sweet. There are some spring bock features, maybe a touch of biscuit, but the hops are not balancing.

mvanaskie13, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

zp6167a, Feb 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

jlivings757, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

wshell1, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Durge, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Sonofalime, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ROGUE16, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

AngusOg, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

IsabelleM, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Shall6815, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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Camjmorton, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

zdeck37, May 29, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a semi-cloudy dark straw, a little lighter than expected for a bock, but still good, with a small white head. Smells of nice grain, very sweet. Tastes of sweet grain, with hints of a fruity aftertaste. Beer is carbonated correctly and finishes really nice for its light body, good carbonation. Overall an above average beer.

cyclonece09, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

bossmanbuzz, Apr 27, 2013
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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.