Wintergreen Hibernator Doppelbock - Blue Mountain Brewery
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
Served on-tap at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA
A: Pours a slightly murky medium to dark brown in color with some reddish brown highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering about half the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of lightly toasted malts with a hint of toffee sweetness along with some lightly herbal and earthy hops. There are light to moderate aromas of nuttiness as well.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of nutty malts along with some slightly lighter toasted and toffee malts - light amounts of sweetness from the malts is present. There is a light presence of herbal and earthy hops but they impart very little bitterness to this brew. Overall this is just slightly sweet.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: A decent though not exceptional example of the style but definitely a beer that was easy to enjoy and one I would have again. I like the addition of the nutty flavors and aroma that are not typical for the style and it is slightly on the sweet side for my palate.
03-24-2013 18:38:19 | More by dbrauneis
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Growler from 3/11, opened on 3/13.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a thick, bubbly tan head. The head recedes to a thin layer. Ok lacing.
S - Nice thick roasted malts, with a faint hint of hops. A little earthy/nutty in the nose.
T - Nice malty and nutty flavors. Slightly roasted. A bit bready/biscuity. A very nice example of the style.
M - A little thinner than medium bodied. Ok carbonation. A little bit of alcohol heat.
O - A solid doppelbock, nothing amazing but a good brew to enjoy while it's available.
03-14-2012 00:00:56 | More by WMEugene
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Served on-tap in a tall goblet at Blue Mountain Brewery (Afton, VA).
A: Chestnut brown with 1/2 finger cap of beige, tightly bubbled head with spotty lacing.
S: Faintly nutty odor with caramel and mild herbal hops
T: The nutty character is striking at first but then eventually mellows into the caramelly malt sweetness. The hopping is earthy and herbal with a few floral notes. The malt component is firm and not overly sweet.
M: Silky smooth creamy feel with medium body.
O: The nutty character is a little different for the style but the light caramel maltiness is very enjoyable. Solid job by BMB yet again.
02-28-2012 03:49:42 | More by argock
4/5 rDev +4.4%
a: shaker pint serving, the beer is a deep mahogany brown in color, some purplish tones in the fairly dim barlight, topped with a thin layer of carbonation
s: tree fruits on a toasty malt base - plum and raisin evident, red apple, dark sugars, slight breadiness, lightly hopped with a grassy, spicy essence
m: carbonation smooth, light-moderate, with a body that's satisfyingly heavy but not overweight
t: malty body of dark tree fruits and toasty malts, plum, raisin, on the sweet end but with enough toast and grassy hop character to balance things out a bit
d: no problems here, not exceptional but a very solid doppelbock from the peeps out west
shared pitcher at Galaxy Hut
02-20-2011 02:35:14 | More by blackie
3.7/5 rDev -3.4%
On tap at Blue Mountain Brewery.
A: Pours a crystal clear red tinged (though light) copper. Decent head--about a finger--with good retention and nice lacing.
S: Spicy. Smells slightly of banana bread--the yeast and malt notes are quite apparent here. There's also a bit of a sweet scent--caramel?
T: Quite bready in the taste as well. Heavy cloves and quite spicy. A significant amount of alcohol.
M: Goes down very smooth, with decent carbonation. The warmth stops it from getting a higher rating, here.
D: Not wonderful--but certainly not bad! The ABV really comes through on this one which makes it harder to finish with lunch.
01-25-2010 21:36:55 | More by afausser
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
A: Rich and deep coppery amber with some soft red highlights. Head forms beautifully into a finger+ of bubbly froth.
S: Plenty of big fruity aromas whafting from it... Lots of raisin and sugary caramel. Reminds me of a buttertart. Some breadiness that gives it a fruitcake quality. Very nice.
T: A nice and rich maltiness, with just a little splash of hop bitterness peeking through the sweet flavours. Some dark fruit notes - raisin, plum, and date are detected, and a little spice of alcohol
M: Pretty big and chewy. Carbonation is moderate, with a slick, residual finish. A little warming of alcohol finishes up and it leaves a little bit of a lingering flavour.
D: Not incredibly massive in alcohol (Taylor mentions that the gravity fell a little short) but it's a very nicely done doppelbock, and perhaps among my favourites from the brewery to date.
11-21-2008 05:06:13 | More by Proteus93
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
On tap at Blue Mountain Brewery's tasting room. 30 IBUs, 7.1% abv. Served in a fitted pint glass.
Appearance: A great ruby-brown body with a one-finger snow white head of good retention that leaves creamy, sticky lacing as it recedes. A sheen of snow if left upon the surface of this one - all in all, fitting for both the style and the season.
Aroma: Barebones here. Fruity, apples, tons of pear, and faintly sweet notes. As it warms, more fructose overtones emerge, and it becomes much nicer. Let this one warm, definitely.
Taste: Very mellow and sweet. Gummy bears, toast, and maple syrup, accompanied by a light hop bitterness, very noble in character, spicy and grassy. Some other faint fruit notes emerge as it warms further - Concord grapes, raisin perhaps. All very subtle and well-blended.
Mouthfeel: Amazingly smooth and creamy, medium-bodied, big and bold in places while still being light and delicate in most where it matters. A treat.
Drinkability: My notes simply say "great" here, so let me extrapolate somewhat. This one's pretty good, and a great holiday seasonal. While it's definitely not my favorite from Blue Mountain (and please don't ask me to determine which my favorite from Blue Mountain would have to be - that would just be cruel), it's a solid, solid doppelbock-esque beer, and well worth a try.
11-18-2008 23:05:08 | More by CrellMoset
Wintergreen Hibernator Doppelbock from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.