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Atwater Winterbock - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-02-2007)
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

kjkinsey, Sunday at 06:51 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

This one pours a very nice coppery color that is clear and takes to the light nicely.There is a moderate, thick tan head that is more like leaven brad than foam. The head settles slow and leaves transparent lacing.

The nose is a nice peppery hopped malt mixture that speaks to a well tamed thick malt that has the ability to keep up with the hopping. This is like a ramped up Old Speckled Hen in flavors and the flavors are great. Sweet malt battling hops for dominance and neither winning out.

The moutfeel is very rich and perfect for this beer.

Overall I rate this one as exceptional. The flavors attack the palate and leave you satisfied. I highly recommend this one.

AtrumAnimus, Nov 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +14.8%

aaronwillen, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

TheBeerDad, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

mchenry1313, Apr 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

BrewtalHonesty, Mar 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

dmorgan310, Feb 22, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not as deep or complex as other bocks. A little too sweet, a little too thin. Alc high enough for a winter beer. Carbonation is light but not bad for the style. Overall drinkable but not one to seek out. Bocks are one of my favorites so my expectations were high. This is the first Atwater I've tried.

Dean14, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

Gemini6, Jan 27, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Bottled 12/2012
Glass: Ayinger bock glass

Atwater's Winterbock is a lightly caramel-like and bread-like bock beer, but not really as malt-intense or complex as a traditional bock would be. I'm not sure of the malts, hops, yeast, or brewing process used, but I would be curious to see how this was made. A decent beer, but not something I feel the need to revisit again, unless it was fresh or on-tap.

Pours a 1cm tall head of light beige-colored foam that is made up of small-sized bubbles for a frothy appearance and has average retention of about one minute. Lacing is excellent, with interesting swiss-cheese like patterns clinging to the walls of the glass. Body is a dark amber-brown color, with light bringing out some lighter golden orange-brown hues. Carbonation visible through the transparent body, low in number and sluggish in activity.

Aroma is fairly disappointing, a weak caramel-like sweetness with a faint breadiness, slight cherry ester, and woodsy hop character. I expect a stronger aromatic profile from a bock, even if it is a year old.

Overall flavor is of moderate caramel malts with a strongly bread-like profile, some hop bitterness and woodsy character to balance out the sweetness. Front of palate tastes light caramel-like sweetness, bread, and light fruity esters. Mid-palate is of medium-low caramel-like sweetness with a bit of bread, tart cherry ester, and slightly spicy, woodsy hops. Back of palate features light caramel-like sweetness with bread, a bit of increase in bitterness and spiciness from hops. Aftertaste is of low to moderate bitterness from hops,

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is well-balanced between foaminess (3/5) and smoothness (2/5). Closes quite dry, with moderate stickiness on the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

MonicaC, Jan 08, 2014
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xbrettfavrex, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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Zone_Fighter, Nov 30, 2013
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Atwater Winterbock from Atwater Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.