Teufel Bock | Atwater Brewery

Teufel BockTeufel Bock
BA SCORE
3.83/5
85 Ratings
Teufel BockTeufel Bock
BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PittBeerGirl on 02-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,285
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
85
pDev:
13.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
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 +22.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Lauthaha
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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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 Monsta-beer-drinker
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 11/18/2016. Pours hazy deep reddish copper/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of rfaisin, plum, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium-high carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, bready, silky, and rich mouthfeel that is awesome. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is a fantastic weizenbock! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the huge ABV. Very rich with perfectly balanced yeast and malt complexity. Just as great as most classic German versions(though higher on ABV). A highly enjoyable offering, and pristine style example.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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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 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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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 Frosty80
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jereb33
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Teufel Bock from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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