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Winter Brew - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Winter BrewWinter Brew

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BA SCORE
86
very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2002

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Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebigredone
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scaliasux
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Dark reddish-brown. Appears clear. Short, light-brown head. Not persistent.
S - Fairly strong malt. Caramel and coffee. Raisin.
T - Dark malts. Coffee most prominent. Dark chocolate and caramel, toast.

Photo of JeffSK
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jwc215
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a thin, lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of lightly toasted dark bread, medium-dark fruits and a hint of chocolate.

The taste is of dark bread, sweet dark malt balanced by earthy, spicy, slightly fruity hops in the clean, crisp, smooth finish.

A well-made, enjoyable, mildly warming yet easy-to-drink bock!

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of jledge3
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of LagerLout
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mpalestino
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this right after visiting the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. So the taste of civil rights was lingering ever so slightly on my palate. They served this to us first thing upon starting the tour. It was good, but like the tour, it was short lived. If you like winter lagers, you might dig it.

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Satsuma
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Daffron24
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's probably over half a year old, so...

Pours an opaque dark chocolate with a slightly foamy, half inch, light khaki head that dissipates into a thick foam layer, leaving no lacing.

Nutty, buttery toffee, raisins, prunes, caramel, and toasted malt form the initial aroma. There's a hint of a sherry-like oxidation evident. Dark brown sugar and diacetyl surface as it warms.

Oxidation is more prevalent in the flavor, with cardboard dominating the initial sip. Raisins, nutty malt, and slightly vinous notes hit early. Diacetyl, burnt caramel, and toasted breadcrust round out the profile, becoming slightly bitter at the finish. Stale notes eventually are overtaken by fruity esters and malt complexity.

Body is moderate, with carbonation slightly on the low side, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Didn't hold up in flavor as well as aroma, but still pretty complex and good melanoidin character. Would love to try one fresh.

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Winter Brew from Sprecher Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.