The Gift (WinterBock Lager) - Starr Hill Brewery

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

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80
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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-19-2008)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

S - served on tap into frosted pint glass

A - deep rich amber color with an exploding head of white foam. The head died down quick to a frothy ring around the edge of the glass with only minimal lacing.

S - slightly offsetting. Not offensive, but unusual for the style. Sweet smelling with yeasts taking center stage.

T - goes down very easy....biscuity malt flavor with little to no hop presence. Not an overly complex lager. Decent.

M - a little more than what I would normally describe as over carbonated. Mouthfeel gets lost in the fizz.

O - not a bad brew. My first from Starr Hill Brewery. Paired well with the Buffalo Chicken Salad I was enjoying. Good enough that I ordered another while I polished off my lunch. This is supposedly a winter seasonal brew, but I don't get it...i'd drink this in the summer / fall, but nothing about this beer says "winter". Cheers [ii]D

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Crystal clear light amber beer with almost no head. Actually had no head or lacing by the time I killed it.

Smell: Unremarkable. Light sweetness and bread-y grain.

Taste: Clean, crisp bock beer. Noticable hop flavor is missing, I barely taste any. This is pretty unremarkable beer. Lightly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Points for drinkability and the clean crispness of the beer. However, overcarbonation keeps this from being a great mouthfeel. Light-to-medium body.

This was painfully average and nothing I'll ever have again unless given.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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The Gift (WinterBock Lager) from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.