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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) - Starr Hill Brewery

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

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%


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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Reviews by MonicaC:
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-27-2012 04:40:02 | More by MonicaC
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:25:30 | More by mvanaskie13
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-26-2014 20:38:30 | More by zp6167a
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jlivings757

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

12-13-2013 01:02:47 | More by jlivings757
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wshell1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2013 16:14:36 | More by wshell1
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Durge

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-24-2013 03:20:47 | More by Durge
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Sonofalime

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

11-12-2013 22:08:26 | More by Sonofalime
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-14-2013 18:18:49 | More by djrn2
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-04-2013 19:09:01 | More by ROGUE16
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-26-2013 15:40:59 | More by AngusOg
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IsabelleM

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-23-2013 23:06:47 | More by IsabelleM
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Shall6815

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-23-2013 02:53:31 | More by Shall6815
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-21-2013 03:42:28 | More by bmjivi221
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-12-2013 20:29:02 | More by JMUbrewz
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-08-2013 02:58:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-04-2013 22:14:40 | More by Camjmorton
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zdeck37

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-29-2013 22:02:58 | More by zdeck37
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 02:36:59 | More by cyclonece09
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-02-2013 05:08:00 | More by spycow
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bossmanbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-27-2013 02:38:22 | More by bossmanbuzz
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-07-2013 22:20:36 | More by gregu2
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Falcon2008

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-04-2013 00:58:12 | More by Falcon2008
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themantis13

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-22-2013 01:35:09 | More by themantis13
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-13-2013 22:53:20 | More by bigbutter
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ChadA83

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

03-03-2013 00:53:45 | More by ChadA83
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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.