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Teufel Bock - Atwater Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PittBeerGirl on 02-19-2009)
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Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Amalak, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of awdturboiv
3/5  rDev -21.3%

awdturboiv, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Lemke10
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack at Everett's in South Beloit, IL.

Pours a medium brown color with slight bubbles of carbonation rising to the top, however there is not much of a head to this beer. Has an overall nutty scent with some scent of wheats. The first taste that hits you is the nutty flavor mixed with biscuit. It's a smooth, refreshing, bold taste that finishes clean and dry. Decent brew but leaves a chalky after taste that I don't care for too much.

Lemke10, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev +5%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of beauderek
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

beauderek, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of ElizabethCraig
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Hopcat

The appearance was a medium clear amber with a really lovely thick tan head.

Inhaling deeply resulted in a medium sweet malt scent, with a smoky 'subscent'. I don't think they used smoked malts, but something about the malts used gave smoke in the nose. Very nice.

The taste was of sweet molasses (of medium sweetness/intensity) with a pleasant earthy peat in the finish. This beer really fit the setting of Hopcat - the molasses picking up the gorgeous wood in the bar, the earthyness as the reflection of the down-to-earth and very beer-wise staff.

This is the beer that made me determined to visit Atwater on our next trip to Michigan. Very well done!

ElizabethCraig, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of dfillius
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of lacy cream colored head with good retention. Hazy crimson amber liquid. Pretty.
S: Mmmmm! Phenolic yeast notes with biscuity malt. Banana, caramel, chocolate, pecan.
T: Caramel up front with odd green banana twinge. Twinge is a big negative. Some fruity phenols. A little too much caramel flavor. Better as it warms, but not great.
M: Furry and bitter/astringent. A bummer!
D: I would not order another and I won't buy again. Looked and smelled great but flavor was not smooth and a little imbalanced.

dfillius, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of JamnesCameron
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a deep amber with a light tan head of about two fingers that is slow to drop. Some lacing evident.

Aromas sweet, card candy, caramel malt. No hop aroma.

Flavors of grainy malt, wheat, alcohol bite. No hop flavors. Apples and pears.

Mouthfeel is medium/light. Alcohol warmth.

Overall a nice weizenbock. Not a lot of complexity in the glass. Very warming. Nothing offensive, just not much there to make it stand out.

JamnesCameron, May 23, 2011
Photo of gnemesis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter on 03/23/2011.
This beer is amber and reddish brown with a creamy white head. It dissipates quickly and left little lacing. The nose is full of caramel, biscuit, honey, and earth. Teufel has a few hops present, and adds a bit of nuttiness. I also pick up some apple notes. Medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish and some late alcohol warmth noted. This is a good beer, not great. Alcohol is subdued considering its 10.9% ABV.

gnemesis, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Lauthaha
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Lauthaha, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of PatPower
1.53/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottled Feb 2011

Was really hoping to have a better offering from Atwater, seeing as I had to dump the last beer I had from them (Double Down Ale). Poured a nice colour, leaving a tall, light tan head. Don't recall much lacing, but wasn't exactly looking at any point. Smelled like bread, yeast, and small hints of nuts. The taste reminded me of eating 2 week old cabbage once on accident. I dumped the beer again. I liked the Voodoo Vator, but haven't had anything else that was all that good, or even drinkable from them. Too bad, because I can actually see the place almost from my front porch. I guess they're just not my thing.

PatPower, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of Mitchster
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$9.99 for a 4 pack of 12 oz'ers. 10.9% ABV, 20 IBU, OG=20.7P. Brewed with 60% wheat malt and hopped with Hersbrucker and Perle.

Pours out to a slightly hazy light brown/burnt orange, forming a tall creamy light yellow head with very good retention and excellent lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation. The nose has more of a candi sugar syrup smell to it, with not as much bananas or cloves as I would expect. Slight toast in the nose. Mouthfeel is syrupy with a dense body. The taste opens with the candi sugar taste, followed by a peculiar burnt sourness, like the wort was burnt. Lots of caramelization going on, then it's followed by a bitterness which is moderate, but too strong for the style. Touches of burnt rubber and crayola crayons in the aftertaste. A touch boozy and astringent.

Don't really care for this one. I should have grabbed a single. Not a very good Weizenbock. Moonglow, Aventinus, and Glockenspiel are MUCH better.

Mitchster, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of BierFan
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A hard pour gave a very thin khaki colored head. Dark brown almost black body. Very light carbonation. Once the head subsides it looks like a cola.

Smell: Lots of very sweet dark fruits. Prunes, raisins, and molasses. It definitely smells like a big dark beer.

Taste: Big sweet dark fruits upfront. Bready, wheat, and nutty. Moderate bitterness helps to round out the sweetness.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for the high ABV.

BierFan, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of GRPunk
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GRPunk, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of AdamGarcia
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

AdamGarcia, May 28, 2010
Photo of brc
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

brc, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Mcculler
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Mcculler, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Frosty80
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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

Frosty80, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of david131
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

david131, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of americanbeerbuzz
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

Cheers.

americanbeerbuzz, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

tmoneyba, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

PittBeerGirl, Feb 19, 2009
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Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.