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Atwater Winterbock - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

12-06-2012 21:47:27 | More by sansho
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2012 22:55:40 | More by jtgrean
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

11-30-2012 00:47:47 | More by dswion
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1/5  rDev -68.9%

10-22-2012 20:57:38 | More by sendbeer
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

10-22-2012 02:07:43 | More by Kevin55
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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

10-18-2012 21:04:41 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -6.8%

08-29-2012 21:12:03 | More by NHSTEVE
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-18-2012 21:12:13 | More by DruC4
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

04-08-2012 19:03:39 | More by Zaphog
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

03-23-2012 01:09:08 | More by Gregwa
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

02-21-2012 03:08:34 | More by cynical1027
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-18-2012 05:23:15 | More by HumphreyLee
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-15-2012 22:19:13 | More by animal69
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

01-13-2012 19:57:29 | More by Jspriest
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-08-2012 22:38:03 | More by imperialking
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2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one when poured resembles a brown ale from top to bottom with a thin head and lacing that falls like a bad tent. Amber color is nice to appreciate. Smell lacks, well, smell. Something nutty and hay was about it. Taste takes in more facets than the smell, but more doesn't mean better. Front end is pleasant with a banana bread thing happening, but it doesn't stick around long enough to get an counter the pungent nature of an earthy and slightly sour bitterness, which lingers on the tongue after this thin and slightly oily beverage. Overall, its kind of all over the place and not incredibly pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:34:15 | More by gopens44
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-04-2012 18:25:53 | More by AWS2111
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

12-20-2011 23:01:48 | More by lainiwakura
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North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pokal, the beer is a slightly hazed, ruby-amber coloring with a thin, low profile, frothy biege head. Aromas are roasted malty sweetness, with a slight hops presence, and an overall toffee essence. The beer has strong roasted malt flavors, as previewed with the aromas, with a slight coffee profile. Nutty highlights throughout, as well. The aftertaste is light, with some of the bitterness from the coffee flavors and the slight hops presence shining through a bit more. Light, slick cling along the glass while you drink. The finish is light and nondescript, with a slight kick of sharp bitter at the very end. Average brew for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 01:48:51 | More by GarthDanielson
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-20-2011 05:51:51 | More by barnzy78
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3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a flute glass.

Pours a clear dark caramel colored amber. Brew has a nice think fluffy tan head. Head settles to a thin lace island. Pretty good lace left behind. Pretty good looking brew.

Brew smells of sweet caramel malts, subtle fruit hops, barley maybe. Biscuit yeasts as well. Decent, pleasant smelling brew.

Brew is smooth and balanced. Sweet caramel malts, some barley maybe. A bit of roasted nut or cocoa as well. A tad bit thin but by no means is bad. A slightly dry finish, good clean drinking brew. Tastes are good.

I am surprised by the reviews here, I found this to be a solid brew; tastes good, looks good and has a real drinkability for a higher alcohol brew. My first from Atwater, good brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 03:00:09 | More by magine
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New York

3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't like winter bocks and didn't order this when it went on tap at the Amsterdam Ale House but I remembered that I wanted to try everything new that I hadn't tried. I ordered this beer and it tasted pretty much exactly as I expected but I'm glad I ordered it.

Color was a dark brown with a very light head considering the color. Flavor has a combination of alcohol, dark malt but overall light mouthfeel. Overall, a pleasant beer but not one I'll have again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2011 00:05:47 | More by david18
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3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Michigan over Christmas. Served in a tulip.

Pours a pretty dark crimson color with a bit of a mahogany tint. Very slight tan head with a bit of retention and quite a bit of spotty lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of dark, slightly-tart cherry. Dark fruits are present throughout. Taste improves a good deal on the nose. There are some dry dark fruits plus some molasses. Cherry notes are there as well. Slightly woody, actually. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a severely-dry finish, all things considered. Drinkability is alright. Nothing really wrong with this, but the finish is quite odd and I didn't particularly care for the nose.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 02:37:34 | More by Thorpe429
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3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A poured into a pint glass and it is dark with a dark red look to it. The head faded fast. After first sip it died to nothing but a very thin film

S. Very sweet malt smell. Very pleasent. Caramel and fruit smell

T. Average taste not bad. Very nice on a cold PA evening. If you homebrew it taste just like scooping out your malt extract. SWEET

M Nice feel to it not over malty with a nice carbination.

D I would have another of these on a nice cold evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 00:31:24 | More by Buggabeer
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2.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this beer in a mixed twelve pack from Atwater. It's another cold winter night in mid Michigan so a winter bock sounds like a good choice. Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

A- This beer pours a very dark brown color with a finger and a half worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed the rest of the time.

S- The aroma is dominated by lot of caramel malts with some metallic tones to it, I can also pick up a small amount of dark fruits.

T- Just like the aroma there is some caramel malts sweetness and some dark fruits that make up the main flavors of this beer. After taking a couple sips I find this beer tastes pretty similar to Shorts Bellaire Brown. The metallic taste carried on from the aroma which was a little off putting.

M- Medium bodied with descent carbonation.

D- Drinkability is average at best. I would possibly have another one but only if there wasn't anything better to chose from, but the alcohol was well hidden.

Overall this was an average bock, there was nothing that made it stick out from all the other bocks and the metallic taste was off putting. I don't think I will revisit this beer anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 04:13:02 | More by StoutHunter
Atwater Winterbock from Atwater Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.