Atwater Winterbock | Atwater Brewery

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Atwater WinterbockAtwater Winterbock

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by CortexBomb on 12-02-2007

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The annual summer break redding up of the living room was happening in earnest this afternoon when I came upon a plastic bag containing a six-pack carrier that included this beer. Wow!

From the bottle: I like the new labels with the XO intersection. This one has an ice-blue label and the worker is carrying a pair of skis! "high gravity lager (in script)"; "This malty, sweet, caramel colored German bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion on a cold night."

My aggro pour produced a finger of fizzing, deep-tan head with moderate retention. Color was a gorgeous deep-ruby with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very malty, but not as sweet as I was expecting. Instead, it had a biscuit-like semi-sweet aroma and I was ready. Mouthfeel was thick and viscous and seemed content to sit on my tongue in a big dollop. The taste had a maple syrup flavor, but it was tempered by something, perhaps my inadvertent aging or the hops, but it was very tasty. Finish was semi-sweet with the maple syrup flavor continuing along with a mild smokiness.

This is Exhibit "A" with regard to what I have been saying about Atwater's beers - they are hit or miss with little in between. Chalk this up as a hit!

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2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pouring a copper color from the bottle, the aroma was faint and would be best described as dirty malts. The initial taste starts promising but ends up as a weird mix of honey and raisin. These two characteristics are part of a winter beer, yet it lacks the syrupy malts and spices. In the aftertaste, one might note the flat mouthfeel with the dirty malt aftertaste. I really like the bock style, but this one literally has almost nothing positive.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a moderate amber, nice 2 finger head, little lacing though.
S - Sweet malts, dried fruits, caramelized apples, dried flowers, and some spice.
T - Has an OK hop bitterness thats on the drier darker side, more of the malts coming in at the end, with a lot of sweet dried fruit flavor clinging on.
M - Nothing good really hangs on your palate here except some yeast.
O - While its not the worst, its a far cry from a good winter beer, and a bock. But it does present some interesting qualities that make it ok for trying at least once.

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Atwater Winterbock from Atwater Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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