Teufel Bock | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by PittBeerGirl on 02-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Found this beer at Binny's Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park in Chicago.

With a reddish copper to mahogany color, it boasts a light, sweet brandy taste combined with nutty, bready aroma and dried fruits with a slightly dry aftertaste. Nice, rich mouthfeel. Makes a great alternative to brandy!

It's nice to see a microbrewery making a one-of-a-kind style that many breweries have yet to make. This brewery does a great job with this beer style!

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Photo of americanbeerbuzz
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured off the tap a nice creamy head. Dark brown and slightly cloudy. Sipping through the lace the beer gives off a sweet smell and taste.

It has a lasting nutty, sweet biscuit flavor. It is creamy like a dopplebock. Finishes with nice remnants of these flavors. leaves nice lace down. Very smooth mouthfeel and deadly for an 11% beer.

Cheers.

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Photo of justinehrlich
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Lauthaha
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
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 beauderek
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
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 Monsta-beer-drinker
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brad007
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
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 magnumpoppy
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of MgoJohnStamos
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
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 GRPunk
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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 Frosty80
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color: pours light golden brown. sits a translucent dark amber

Smell: powerful melanoidins and bready malt followed by strong notes of dark fruit all sitting on a good wheat foundation.

Taste: rich combination of melanoidins, dark fruit, vanilla, wheat flavor and a hint of chocolate. very low hop bitterness. finish is slightly sweet and bready with a hint of alcohol which doesnt linger

Mouthfeel: full-medium body with medium carbonation. very rich and creamy

Notes: very delicious beer. complex and rich in flavor with a decent amount of alcohol to boot. great beer for a cool evening

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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