Atwater Winterbock - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater WinterbockAtwater Winterbock

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-02-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 11/2012. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, raisin, apple, molasses, toast, dark bread, light nuttiness, herbal, earth, and light spicy alcohol. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas with solid balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of caramel, raisin, apple, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, floral, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, pepper, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance and robustness, with solid complexity; with slight cloying spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good doppelbock. Solid flavor balance and complexity; and quite smooth to sip on. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

Photo of AndyMSU
4.49/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Atwater is sometimes overlooked as a brewery, but their Winter Bock is an excellent beer. It pours dark with a very small head. There are hints of chocolate and a little bit of nuttiness in the taste & the smell. It's a malty brew without much in the way of hops. Its alcohol content is a little higher than one might expect at 7.5 ABV, but it doesn't have that hot, alcohol feel that might be expected. Overall, it's a really solid beer that I plan to have on hand as long as there's snow on the ground.

Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a copper color that is semi-transparent. Has a small, bubbly head that dissipates fast.

Smell: Has a nice, sweet caramel smell. Hints of roasty malts. Interesting and I was not expecting it.

Taste: Again, sweet malt with a hint of a roast coffee flavor. Not much hop presence. It's a little sweet for my taste and could be a little smoother.

Mouthfeel: Decent body that's not too watery and doesn't have too much carbonation.

Overall: High ABV always brings this rating down a little bit for me as it causes me to pay extra close attention to my consumption. I could certainly get this again and enjoy it, but it's nothing that really blew me away.

Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, a bit bready. Taste is good. Malts, bready, a touch of nuts, just a bit of alcohol is present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an excellent example of this style.

Photo of Rohkey
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kattmunkel
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of 33nickadams
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label is different from what's on this site. It has a blue label now. Transparent, amber colored with a small amount of head. Nice bubbles coming up. Smells malty, bready and caramel-like. Tastes sweet, not a lot of hop quality to it. Bready and malty on the taste. Finishes crisp without much after taste. Mouthfeel is moderate, easy drinking and well carbonated. I wish more American craft brewers would brew bocks. This style is seriously under represented in the US. I feel that this is a great example of one too. Only comes out in the winter and since its so easy drinking and flavorful, I'll seek it out every year.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wembly13
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of andruke
4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Rickstar
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -31%

Photo of jtgrean
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dswion
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of sendbeer
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of Kevin55
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ShakaShakaShaka
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of NHSTEVE
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Atwater Winterbock from Atwater Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.