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Gordon Biersch Winter Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Winter BockGordon Biersch Winter Bock

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201 Ratings

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 11-28-2006)
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

HollywoodNate, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Asics, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Daniellobo, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Rich aroma is malty, spicy and just a little chocolaty. Flavor is mainly malty with a spicy undertone that is mostly cloves and cinnamon. Texture is pleasant, smooth and fizzy, going down nicely.

Cyberkedi, Jan 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of monkeybeer
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that went down perty quickly light head floating on top sticky lacing.

S- Sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts

T/M - A nice mixture of a caramel nuttiness, with a slight alcohol undertone.

D- Very drinkable winter brew. Perfect on a warm night. This is one of the best beer I feel that Gordon Biersch brews. Very nice Especially on tap.

monkeybeer, Dec 18, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it at Gordon Biersch in DC. Poured a solid tan head on a near black beer. Kind of a standard doppelbock, sweet and slightly spicy in both the nose and flavor. Not in any way bad, and actually really accessible (had a couple non-beery work friends there who really enjoyed it). One of the better brews I've had at GB.

soupyman10, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of Dmann
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was very simmilar to their dunkel but it seemed like an upgrade of the dunkel. The color and head were about the same but this brew had a great touch of spice that made this one worth comming back for. The malt profile filled everything out nicley but it was that slight hop/spice punch that really took this beer to the next level. I wish they would bottle this stuff!

Dmann, Jan 25, 2004
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single 12 ounce bottle paired with pizza, on to the beer:

Pours dark amber, almost amber brown into my flute glass. Good head sits on top. The aroma is right on the mark for a doppelbock, raisins, bread crust, some alcohol, sweet. The taste is more of the same. Unlike other doppelbocks out there, this one is lighter on the palate and not quite as malty, making it relatively easier to drink and enjoy. Oh, and it goes well with pizza.

DoubleJ, Dec 06, 2008
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a dimple mug

Appearance- The beer is served a deep mahogany color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a nice caramel and toffee smell infused with aromas of toasted malt and some bready smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste along with some flavors of caramel and toffee. The caramel becomes more buttery in nature as the flavor advances further taking on a more toffee like nature. Along with the toffee so to comes some flavors of darker fruits. The fruits are mainly of raisin and fig, but have a little bit of an apple flavor mixed within. Toward the end the roasted flavors of the brew increase along with a very light spice flavor coming to the tongue, in the end leaving a nice blend of roasted and sweet malt y flavors to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and creamier body are fantastic for the malty, roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew, allowing all the nice malty and sweet flavors to soak into the tongue.

Overall – A very enjoyable doppelbock with tons and nice smooth flavors but yet maintaining a nice easy drinking feel.

Darkmagus82, Dec 25, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a brick red to burnt orange and clear with a tan head.

Smell: Powdered sugar, syrup, carmel...malty goodness with some raisiny sweetness to it.

Taste: A dusty blend of carmel, molasses, brown sugar, and a wheaty bite to finish it out.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and drying.

Drinkability: Pretty safe...I like the balance b/t sweetness and dryness. Highly sessionable and this works for me during the colder months. Recommended.

mattcrill, Dec 18, 2005
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewpub. This beer is a dark ruby-brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head. Thin lacing. Malt aroma is very pronounced, and there is some caramel as well. Creamy (if slightly thin) body with a fair amount of malt flavor, along with some chcolate and caramel. There was also a bit of a smokey character to it which was a bit of a surprise. The finish is mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of hops. This is one of Gordon Biersch's better offerings in my opinion.

Dogbrick, Jan 02, 2004
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours light brown with a slight tan foam.

S - Scent so fsweet malt, brown sugar, and some heavy malts.

T - Tastes robust, caramel and chocolate malt is present, and sweet. Very tasty.

M - Syrupy thick, coates the tongue, and lingers on the palate.

O - Glad I found this on tap at the GB restaurant at Raleigh Durham airport. Very enjoyable.

socon67, Feb 24, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured, it was a dark brown with very little tan foam. The smell has a mild aroma of roasted malts and a hint of caramel. The flavor was of roasted malts, caramel and a spice or two. Not overpowering on the alcohol or the bitterness/sweetness, but well balance between all three components. A pleasant tasting ale for the old and new year!

BeerManDan, Dec 03, 2007
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This draught was poured at GB restaurant in Broomfield, CO. Tapped in early November.

A: Dark but not opaque, good froth and lacing

S: Malt and toffee aromas, slightly sweet and spicy

T: Very flavorful as are most dopplebocks. Malty sweetness with toffee and some hints of holiday spices. Some finish hops balance it out nicely.

M: Nice body, some stickiness; carbonation was right on this tap, releasing flavor but maintaining the body.

O: A worthy example of a holiday winter warmer or dopplebock. In some aspects better than Spaten Optimator on tap, which I use as my reference for this variety.

gmagness, Nov 19, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer arrived and had a nice deep ruby color with a nice thick head which slowly faded as I was prepping for the review. Head faded down to a nice thin head that lingered through most of the session. Some slight lacing present.

S: Nice sweet malt present with some spices coming through. Reminiscent of cinnamon . Touch of alcohol and yeast present in the aroma too.

T: Very malty up front that lingers throughout the finish. Has a nice crisp bite.

M: Smooth and medium bodied brew. Nice carbonation level in this beer.

D: Nice and easy drinking, could have several of these. Great beer for a relaxing session.

ArrogantBastage, Dec 11, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper pour into a .5 liter mug. 1-finger head. Very nice, thick lacing down the side of the mug.

All malt nose. Wood and bread dominate.

Sweet hit, with caramel malt. Dry finish, but maintains that sweet, bready taste throughout. Weak vanilla there, too.

Feel is just right for the style.

Easy drinker after walking DC on a 28 degree day.

beer2day, Mar 29, 2010
Gordon Biersch Winter Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.