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Teufel Bock - Atwater Brewery

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33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 81
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 20.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: PittBeerGirl on 02-19-2009

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 81
Photo of AdamGarcia
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Randalld for this xtra! Poured into SN 30th snifter.

A: Pours a deep, dark brownish red hue. Burnt siena...no, but that was the best color in the Crayola 64 box. Anyway, nice fluffy eggshell head comes from a swift pour. It clings to the glass very nicely. Decent retention.

S: Banana and clove. Big malty spine. Just a hint of astringency.

T: Deceiving. This dark monster starts out like a crisp summer weizen. Apple juice and granny smith peel. Banana and clove again. Biscuity and a little nutty.

M: Carb is good. I kind of expected a fuller mouthfeel but I guess its ok for the style. It just seems a little thin given the abv. could use a bit more viscosity.

D: honestly, I could drink this all night and that is dangerous. The near 11% abv is nowhere to be found.

I've never been a big fan of Atwater. This is by far their best offering as far as I'm concerned. Grab this one if you get the opportunity, you won't be dissapointed.

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Photo of brc
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

How many beers are there named after the devil? Anyway, this one pours very dark for a weizenbock, near black and very opaque in my goblet. Tan head settles to a ring in a few seconds.

The smell is quite yeasty and toasty when I open it, much like pretzels. In my glass I smell lots of dark fruit, with some alcohol presence. There's also something faintly unpleasant lurking in the background, something earthy or musty.

It's very sweet, and fairly hot. The flavors upfront are bright - cherries and figs. There's some cocoa, certainly, and hints of nuts. Some licorice and bitter herbs towards the finish, though it finishes very sweet.

It's got alot of bite, from the alcohol and related flavors. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin and syrupy rather than rich and full.

Certainly it's an interesting beer, and worth trying. It reminds me more of a Chimay blue driving a hotrod than a malty German dunkelweizen, but as a big dark on its own it's pretty good. The drinkability is a bit low for me because of the alcohol heat and the sweetness.

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Photo of Mcculler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber brown with a small, creamy, off-white head that leaves little lacing

Smells of cherries, grapes, prunes, mild vinegar, meat and alcohol.

In the taste the alcohol is very well masked - and grapes, prunes, vinegar, meat, biscuits, and bitter herbs are well integrated.

Creamy - but not thick - mouthfeel with pleasantly tight carbonation.

Very drinkable for over 10% alc.

This is a very pleasant beer: complex if also - somehow - not a revelation.

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Photo of Frosty80
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of david131
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A slightly murky deep orange-amber liquid with a thin bone white head.

S- Apple juice, apple cider, slightly funky, and some alcohol.

T- Same as the aroma. The alcohol is ever so slightly warming, but is not harsh. Sweet and dry.

M- Crisp, clean, dry, and smooth.

D- A unique offering that drinks nicely, especially for the ABV.

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Photo of americanbeerbuzz
4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.


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Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft sample at MBG Winterfest 2009.

Poured cleard dark brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spicy roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration.

Solid drinkable brew.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a Weizen Dopplebock. Had it tonight on-tap at Bocktown...and surprised this isn't in the database yet. Poured into a snifter.

A- Body is a hazy, somewhat cloudy transparent mahogany color. Served with a nice 1 finger white creamy head that has great retention. Lacing left all the way down the glass.

S- Chocolate malt, sweet bready yeast, phenols, and a hint of caramel and nuttiness.

T- Much like the smell but more pronounced. Upfront is a balance of malt presence between chocolate, caramel and nutty. There is a hefty sweet, bready yeast backbone. There is a bit of astringency to the finish...but nothing over the top as the flavors intensify. What is left to linger is an alcohol heat and a sweet bready yeast.

M- Low to medium carbonation and a nice medium body that is heavy is bready yeast and astringency. The astringency is kept in check and is not over the top in any way but is definitely a component of the body.

D- This is a very good beer and probably the best from this brewery that I have tried. I've had a few other "weizen dopplebocks" and this is probably the best of the ones I have sampled. This one is also a very big beer at 10.9%...the ABV is detectable but drinks more like a 8-9% beer.

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Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
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