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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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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into NB globe glass.

A: Slightly cloudy amber/dark orange in color. One finger of head with moderate lacing and retention.

S: Smells sweet, slightly bready and malty.

T: Malty with tastes of honey, spices, and some dried fruit. Good flavor. Not sure what makes it a "WinterBock". Marketing I guess.

M: Medium body, not too light, not too heavy. Moderate carbonation.

D: A nice tasting bock that has high drinkability at any time of the year. The ABV is just right.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 03:34:55 | More by mattsdenney
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Smell is of honey (?), pretty sweet smelling, malts may be a touch caramelly, but the sweet note is powerful.

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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.