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Gordon Biersch Winter Bock | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Winter BockGordon Biersch Winter Bock
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Gordon Biersch Winter BockGordon Biersch Winter Bock

Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the 11th century, Belgian monks sustained themselves during winter fasts with beers made from strong, dark flavored malts. These creamy books ensured that the monks would fast frequently.

Added by Murph on 02-07-2003

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Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with crimson hues and is topped by a good amount of tan head which doesn't fade too quickly and leaves a few spots of lacing behind. Clusters of carbonation bubbles cling to the glass as more shoot through the middle of the brew to the top. The malts smell of sweet caramel. Behind that are subtle notes of spice, cherries and vanilla. Tastes of sweet malts, cherries, coffee and hops. Mouth-feel is slighty creamy and it goes down smooth. Excellent winter ale, but not as spicy as some others.

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Photo of BlackBearForge
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on October 26, 2009

WinterBock pours a nice deep ruby maroon, very clear with a nice head that falls quickly leaving little lace.

The aroma has nice sweet cocoa, caramel and licorice tones.

The flavor has a pleasant sweet buttery toasted malt with rich cocoa, caramel, licorice and spicy dark fruits. Bitterness is low and is felt on the finish as more of a clove spiciness than hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, clean and somewhat creamy while carbonation is low to medium.

A very pleasant dark lager, I wish it had hit the market here before Winter is nearly over, arriving just a few short weeks ago. However it is a nice way to toast the last few remaining days of the season. I've been pleasantly surprised by other Gordon Biersch beers and WinterBock is no exception, being a solid pleasant strong dark lager that I will look for again next year!

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Photo of July2Nov
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruby Brown tinted. 1/2 inch of head with a decent lace around the rim.

Smell: Big sweet smell of malt, raisins and caramel. Nice mixture.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Starts off smoothly with a sweetness of a toffee flavor and builds up into a fullness of what appears to be raisins and then mellows out while still retaining a slight tingling of the taste buds. Nice! Pleasant and smooth all around. Slightly carbonated

Drinkability: I know this is for the winter time, but this tasty brew could be enjoyed year-round. Very surprised by how good this was. This is on my "return" to list, for sure. This dark double bock lager is my favorite out of the Gordon Biersch variety box, by far.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Rich aroma is malty, spicy and just a little chocolaty. Flavor is mainly malty with a spicy undertone that is mostly cloves and cinnamon. Texture is pleasant, smooth and fizzy, going down nicely.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeer
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a reddish brown with a tan head that went down perty quickly light head floating on top sticky lacing.

S- Sweet malt aroma with a hint of caramel and nuts

T/M - A nice mixture of a caramel nuttiness, with a slight alcohol undertone.

D- Very drinkable winter brew. Perfect on a warm night. This is one of the best beer I feel that Gordon Biersch brews. Very nice Especially on tap.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it at Gordon Biersch in DC. Poured a solid tan head on a near black beer. Kind of a standard doppelbock, sweet and slightly spicy in both the nose and flavor. Not in any way bad, and actually really accessible (had a couple non-beery work friends there who really enjoyed it). One of the better brews I've had at GB.

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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmann
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was very simmilar to their dunkel but it seemed like an upgrade of the dunkel. The color and head were about the same but this brew had a great touch of spice that made this one worth comming back for. The malt profile filled everything out nicley but it was that slight hop/spice punch that really took this beer to the next level. I wish they would bottle this stuff!

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Gordon Biersch Winter Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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