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Winter Lager - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied bock beer, this brew uses biscuit and crystal malts as well as noble European hops. The resulting deep amber beer is dry and flavorful, perfect for a cold Lake Placid winter.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 12-12-2010)
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Photo of GPHarris
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger creamy tan head into an english pub glass that left decent sheeting throughout. the body was a bright reddish-brown color.
s - floral hops with bready and caramel behind it.
t - sweet from the caramel, bready biscuit malts with something like a belgian twist going on here. hops are crisp and spicy.
m - slick, slightly thin.
o - good beer, pretty complex for a bock.

GPHarris, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of matty
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored beer with a slowly fading head.Aroma is malty.Taste is candied sugar and caramel malts.Tastes like a liquid lifesaver.Overall a relatively tasty and smooth beer that is pretty enjoyable,although the sweetness would probably prevent you from drinking too many at one sitting.I would recommend and purchase again.

matty, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of mdtnelson
4/5  rDev +10.8%

mdtnelson, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Thunderchief
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Thunderchief, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy reddish brown colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some really nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, hops, cloves, raisins, hay/straw, cookies

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels somewhat creamy on the tongue. It has a lot of malt taste mixed with notes of hops and dark fruit. There are also notes of cloves and a cookie like sweetness. It finishes with a really pleasing sweet malty aftertaste.

Drink - This beer caught me by surprise, it was really tasty. I only purchased one bottle but I found myself not wanting my glass to end. It has a nice mixed bag of flavours and was highly drinkable. It's worth trying if you happen to see it at the store.

spinrsx, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +10.8%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +10.8%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +10.8%

wrightst, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of casualfan
4/5  rDev +10.8%

casualfan, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of CountJustinian
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost ruby red with a thick pale head that dissipates fairly quickly. Sugar, caramel, and malt makes for a sweet gravy sauce smell. Tomato is descernible. Taste is sweet and caramely, almost like an off-brand tomato ketchup. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with some chewiness at the end. Decent but not overpowering carbonation. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Very sessionable.

CountJustinian, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of BigPlay1824
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a mug

A: pours a very nice clear amber color with a large number of carbonation bubbles, pours with two fingers of light tan head that is very fluffy in character and lingers nicely, leaves a nice amount of spotty lacing
S: nice character in the scent, possibly like a darker kind of orange, and a nice spice note, kind of warming
T: nice taste, pretty consistent throughout, id call it nutmeg with a slight fruit note, lingers on the palate long afterward
M: gentle carbonation, smooth and crisp, leaves the mouth slightly dry but with a bit of a cooling feeling
O: a real nice representation of the style, not a big lager fan but this one is tastey and really stands out in my mind, love lake placid

BigPlay1824, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of BruChef
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A stunning and brilliantly clear ruby brown lager poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The clarity and color make this beer super inviting. The aroma is caramel, burnt sugar, mission fig and some sherry too. If this beer tastes half as good as it looks and smells, its a winner in my book.

The first flavor i initially experienced were soapy, piney hops which i wasn't expecting based on the smell. A few sips later the flavor starts to shift more towards the malt. I'm half way through and it is warming up nicely. Strangely, for a lager, it reminds me of a dubbel with slightly more hop presence; it's very fruity for a lager, especially dried fruit with the fig and raisin notes. The hops are pretty well balanced and i think i detect some perle hops. Could be, the bottle says its brewed with German and American hops. Ah, okay, this is supposed to be a bock. The flavor profile make much more sense now. Did i mention how lovely this beer looks?

The mouth feel is just right for this beer. Deceptive for what one expects from a lager but overall great for this time of year, especially if you are looking for a full flavored yet medium bodied beer. Felt like i was missing a little warmth, especially what one would expect from a bock...ah, there it is, hiding in the last few, room temp. sips. Enjoyed this one, would drink it again, but not more than one at a time.

BruChef, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a dry, roasted malt scent along with a touch of caramel sweetness. The taste is good. It has a smooth, roasted and crystal malt flavor; dry with a light to mild caramel sweetness. It goes down easy with a crisp, lager yeast dryness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a well balanced beer. It's delicious and easy drinking; a wonderful winter seasonal.

WesWes, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of Kendo
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is dark reddish-amber with a 1/2-finger khaki head on top. Leaves behind nice sheets of lace.

S: First impression is cereal grains, but there's also some caramel malt and toffee-like sweetness.

T: Toasted bread, husky grain and some caramel malt sweetness. Finishes with a slight metallic bitterness; doesn't come off dry, however, as there's a lingering sweetness that seems almost fruity at times in the aftertaste. Still, it's not cloying at all. Warmth from the 6.5% ABV is felt in the belly after a couple sips.

M: Body is light in heft, carbonation is fine, creating an all-around smooth feel.

D: Very good. A nice, flavorful but (relatively)light beer that makes for a nice winter or early spring seasonal.

Kendo, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of Brad007
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a garnet red color with a one-finger head into my glass. I love the color and it's usually a good sign.

The aroma is full of grainy malt with toffee standing out as one of the perceived flavors.

Very subtle with toffee, lightly toasted malt and just a kiss of hops to greet the taste buds.

Mouthfeel is subtle as well and basically, the flavors disappear without leaving any aftertaste.

This is certainly an enjoyable winter lager. I imagine that it would be excellent straight from a tap on a cold, blustery day.

Brad007, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of FickleBeast
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Part of a mixed 6 pack from Marketplace Wine and Spirits in Central Jersey

Pours a very dark ruby red, nearly brown. One finger of sticky foam coats the glass. Very nice looking. Aroma is dark crystal malts, plum, slight raisin aroma.

First sip is... thick, chewy, sweet, nice! I wish it said bock on the label - more appealing than winter lager. Either way this is a nice mini-malt bomb. Body is thick, mouthfeel chewy, and alcohol is nicely hidden. A nice find!

FickleBeast, Dec 31, 2010
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Winter Lager from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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