Teufel Bock - Atwater Brewery
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4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
Poured off the tap a nice creamy head. Dark brown and slightly cloudy. Sipping through the lace the beer gives off a sweet smell and taste.
It has a lasting nutty, sweet biscuit flavor. It is creamy like a dopplebock. Finishes with nice remnants of these flavors. leaves nice lace down. Very smooth mouthfeel and deadly for an 11% beer.
11-18-2009 01:09:20 | More by americanbeerbuzz
4.47/5 rDev +17.3%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer taster.
Appearance: Beer is a dim copper color, with more brown than red highlights. Carbonation on the sides of the glass as with a cola. Head is fizzy, but fairly stable, and melts down to a thin foam on the surface dotted with several bubbles, like stars in the night sky. Not a lot of lacing to speak of.
Smell: For being 10.9% ABV, I can't detect more than a whiff of alcohol. Smooth malty character (I'm leaning towards "toffee" as a good descriptor) with gentle raisin-like undertones. A touch of spice. Very nice.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Goes in fairly unobtrusively...sits on the tongue a moment...and then BAM! Bitterness (hops). Nothing but hop oil and spice at first. As the carbonation peaks, the malt character comes out to play for a while, with a mild sweetness that is easy to enjoy. Beer goes down smoothly and leaves only a small reminder of the hop profile.
Overall: I am really impressed by this brew. I am traditionally not a fan of bocks (of any kind) but this one really seems to hit the spot. More please!
04-09-2011 01:20:40 | More by Lauthaha
4.47/5 rDev +17.3%
Poured from a 12 fl. oz. bottle into a glass mug.
APPEARANCE: Very pure caramel, amber color with one finger thick, fizzy head.
SMELL: Has a very nice, warm, toffee aroma.
TASTE: Much like it's smell, toffee, malty flavor with a bit of nuttiness. Not much bitterness, but a hint of hops can be detected. Flavor definitely stronger as temperature warms.
DRINKABILITY: Goes down, nice and smooth. A bit of burn in the throat, which is very soothing. Very easy to drink, especially for a beer with such a high alcohol content.
OVERALL: Excellent beer to drink. I really enjoy a nice Weizen Dopplebock, and this is one of the best I've had. I've also had this on tap, and I think that it is preserved very well in the bottle. Sadly, I believe it's only a seasonal brew.
SERVING TYPE: Bottle
09-26-2011 04:14:06 | More by beauderek
4.28/5 rDev +12.3%
Pours a sweet ass amber with a one-finger head into my glass. I've seen other bocks so it's not too far off. Weizen...bock. Get it?
Aroma combines the best of a bock and a weizen. Sweet, chewy malt and clove-laden, banana-laced essence.
Taste isn't the same though, leaning more towards the sweet, chewy malt. I think that's how it's supposed to be anyway.
Caramel what? That's what I get in the mouthfeel. Not a bad thing. Just a bit "off".
Not bad. A style that is rarely recreated. It deserves more and I commend Atwater Block for attempting it.
07-20-2012 03:25:01 | More by Brad007
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Teufel Bock pours a rich brown color with a light khaki colored head. Nose is full of sweet and bready malts. In the taste, dark lager flavors, caramel, toast and a mild fruityness. Balance is sweetish, with a citric hop presence. Some alcohol is noticable but not detracting. Mouthfeel is full bodied and drinkability is good, totally did not know the beer was nearly 11%ABV! Drinks like a bock half that strength, reall smooth. An overall nice beer from Atwater.
01-25-2011 01:58:01 | More by Stinkypuss
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
Bottle (hard to know if it was notched or not as it was slightly torn) poured into a weizen glass.
A- A loud hiss as it opened meant an even gentle pour left a giant, khaki head that settles to a full finger leaving foamy rings on the glass. The body was a copper-brown with lots of carbonation and sediment that falls to the bottom.
S- It smells of quality dark bread initially. There are subtle chocolate and nut tones and yeasty notes. An underlying aroma of dark, cooked fruits mingles with a touch of apple cider that nears on a vinegar quality.
T- More rich, dark bread comes across as almost buttered toast. Cooked stone fruits keep it on the sweet side. A little green apple cuts through and eventually becomes cider-like. Very subtle, grassy hops stay in the background.
M- Foamy 1st sip was taken to avoid an overflow. Carbonation is moderate as I continue. Warming alcohol is pleasant, not abrasive. It's fairly viscus with a slight coating effect. Good for style in my book.
D- Well hidden alcohol goes to your head if you aren't careful. Good example of the style. I would drink it again (more likely in cooler, fall weather). As I finished the bottle, it became a nice pairing for a moderately flavored gouda.
08-16-2010 00:24:09 | More by GRPunk
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
Color: pours light golden brown. sits a translucent dark amber
Smell: powerful melanoidins and bready malt followed by strong notes of dark fruit all sitting on a good wheat foundation.
Taste: rich combination of melanoidins, dark fruit, vanilla, wheat flavor and a hint of chocolate. very low hop bitterness. finish is slightly sweet and bready with a hint of alcohol which doesnt linger
Mouthfeel: full-medium body with medium carbonation. very rich and creamy
Notes: very delicious beer. complex and rich in flavor with a decent amount of alcohol to boot. great beer for a cool evening
02-01-2010 21:18:57 | More by Frosty80
4/5 rDev +5%
A. Deep copper, but fairly see-through. Lots of little bubbles throughout. Very mild tan head and lace. Dissipates quickly.
S. Very strong malt scent. Some nut. And kind of a cotton candy scent.
T. It has a nutty taste to it. Quite malty. An undertone of dark fruit flavor. It has a sweet watermelon aftertaste. It has a mild bread toast kind of taste.
M. Very smooth, but with a tingle of carbonation. Refreshing.
O. Flavorful and smooth, a bit too sweet but that is just knitpicking.
04-28-2012 20:16:29 | More by Amalak
Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
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