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Teufel Bock | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,900
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
86
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by Lauthaha:
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4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hopefully I'll like this offering more than most of the others form this brewery in the "D".Poured into a weizen glass a rich deep burnt orange infused amber with a sticky one finger off white head that settles nicely into a frothy mass leaving one big sheet of lace.Some green apple and bubble gum notes in the,not real assertive but not bad.A full rich feel to the beer adds to the drinkability,some dark fruit,banana/clove like yeasty notes,sweet alcohol,and caramel toffee on the palate.The best beer from AB to date for me,it's big but still quite drinkable,nice job here.

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Photo of Brad007
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a sweet ass amber with a one-finger head into my glass. I've seen other bocks so it's not too far off. Weizen...bock. Get it?

Aroma combines the best of a bock and a weizen. Sweet, chewy malt and clove-laden, banana-laced essence.

Taste isn't the same though, leaning more towards the sweet, chewy malt. I think that's how it's supposed to be anyway.

Caramel what? That's what I get in the mouthfeel. Not a bad thing. Just a bit "off".

Not bad. A style that is rarely recreated. It deserves more and I commend Atwater Block for attempting it.

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Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of beauderek
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
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

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Nice take on a weizenbock, fruity lager yeast, dark fruits, toffee, bubble gum and clove. It's a little bit too sweet, possibly, but in small amounts this is really nice.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 4-pack of this recently at the Georgetown Deli ($10.99) and opted to quaff a couple on Sunday, 27JAN13.

Filled a small tulip with a deep, rich, slightly hazy chestnut/garnet brew. Head was thin, mostly a rim-job, off-white and fine. Lacing was rather sparse. Had some good malt on display in the nose, with a little caramel, and suggestions of alcohol heat. For the style, the mouthfeel was solid; medium bodied and fairly smooth going down.

Taste is malty all the way. Was a bit toasty, with hints of nuttiness, plus a touch of cookie dough. I also picked up flavors akin to brown bread. Everything got better as the bier warmed. Pretty good, all in all. Zum Wohl!!

3.9/5 rDev +2.1%look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Mitchster
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of psweendogg
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best before April 2011
Glass: Founders snifter

Atwater's Teufel weizenbock is a sweet, somewhat caramel and cocoa-like version of the style that's lacking in complexity from esters and phenols that others in the genre feature. I could never really find myself enjoying the mix of flavors in this beer that much, and while that doesn't mean it's "bad," it's not one I'd return to, as I could just purchase four Aventinus bottles for the same price as a four-pack of this.

Pours a 2cm tall head of beige-colored foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, creating a frothy appearance. Retention is above average at around 1.5 minutes, the foam fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, with some large patterns and medium numbers of dots clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark golden orange color, with light bringing out brighter golden orange hues. Carbonation visible through the lightly hazy (20-30% opacity) body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is sweet, dense, of fairly rich medium-dark caramel with a bit of yeast, prune and cocoa, but noticeably nonexistent are the banana, bubblegum, nutmeg, and clove that I expect in weizenbocks.

Front of palate tastes light caramel-like sweetness with herb-like and woodsy hop bitterness, pear and apple-like fruit esters, slight yeast. Mid-palate of light caramel, prunes, modest cocoa, dry bread, faint raspberries, spicy ethanol, and modestly herbal and bitter hops. Back of palate detects herbal and bitter hops, cocoa, moderately dark caramel sweetness, and modest spicy ethanol. Aftertaste of light caramel, cocoa, spicy ethanol, bitter and strongly herbal hops.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth (3/5), somewhat foamy (2/5) mouthfeel that's suitable for the high ethanol content of the beer. Closes dryly, with medium-high levels of stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Photo of dfillius
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of adrock314
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of gordavidson
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.12/5  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.

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of awdturboiv
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 86 ratings