The Gift (WinterBock Lager) - Starr Hill Brewery
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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.
04-13-2014 23:25:30 | More by mvanaskie13
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.
05-11-2013 02:36:59 | More by cyclonece09
The Gift (WinterBock Lager) from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.