Winter Lager | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Winter LagerWinter Lager

Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied bock beer, this brew uses biscuit and crystal malts as well as noble European hops. The resulting deep amber beer is dry and flavorful, perfect for a cold Lake Placid winter.

Added by Brad007 on 12-12-2010

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 22
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Damian74
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a dark amber with a fluffy off white head, good retention
S-fairly low aroma, slight malt sweetness and a hint of spice
T-A slightly dry biscuit malt flavor up front followed by hop bitterness and finishes slightly sweet
M-medium bodied
O-not a bad beer, not a lot to it but very drinkable

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A nice clear deep brown with amber tint and a half inch of opaque colored head that has moderate lace.

S - Smell is a nice bit of hops, caramel, and biscuit malts. Crystal malts also deliver a touch of grainy smell.

T - Taste is a bit muddled but it does have a nice bock lager taste. Slight hops and malts with really no level of sweetness. Straight up tastes "English" That's what it is dry and molasses eh...

M - Medium bodied and fairly hoppy.

Overall it pretty much delivers a nice hoppy profile and English malt flavors but in my opinion it could use some spice to even out the flavors.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of sleazo
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A_Pours a fairly dark brown but with enough light to flow through which shows off the ruby hue. The head is small and there is zero lacing. Not that attractive of a beer

S_Aroma is of sweet malt and a slight alcohol burn.

T_Sweet malts come at the palate with a good deal of mineral carbonated flavour. Not entirely complex but definitely drinkable

M_Light for the style but very refreshing with a nice level of carbonation.

D_Kind of a mixed bag. An enjoyable brew but there are some flaws.

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Photo of ububru
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish auburn color with ruby hues and a thin layer of head. Some lacing. Aromas of booze, caramel, malts, brown sugar and grains. Taste is more of the same. Boozey brown sugar and caramel malts. Hints of chocolate. A bit bready. This beer is obviously old but I saw it at my local beer store for $3.99 a six pack and couldn't pass it up. And I'm glad I grabbed it. Pretty decent beer that age hasn't seemed to harm very much. Overall, it's a good enough beer for what I paid but I probably won't be paying full price for it this upcoming Winter.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Boto
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, coppery color. There was very little off-white head on it. What was there didn't linger long nor leave hardly any lacing at all. The aroma is a bit sweet. Mainly caramel malt and toffee, with a hint of raisin and maybe some other dark fruits thrown in. Nice malty taste. Just a bit sweet, with no real evidence of any hops at all, although I'm sure there were a ton of them in there to get the balance that they achieved. Slight toastiness in the finish. There don't seem to be any of the spices that many others put in their winter beers. A good solid drinker.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was clear, copper color with ruby highlights. The head was two fingers of beige foam that left lacing in scattered spots and the retention was as a thin collar. The aroma was only so-so I thought, semi-sweet notes of nuts, sweet breads and dry malt. The flavors were better with the same sweet breads and nuts as well as toasted malt, yeast, light figs and a dry, bitter finish. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation appropriate.

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Photo of Swedes21
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chilled glass.

Appearance - beer pours a clear auburn colour with an off-white head. the head doesnt last long however does leave some good lacing. I can see some carbonation in the glass.

Smell - i can pick up some malts, deep caramel/toffee like smells. there is a slight hint of some raisin nodes as well.

taste - this is a very dry beer, it comes through with some malt and caramel taste. I found there to be some metallic taste near the end, which made it dry.

mouthfeel - good levels of carbonation make the toffee some fwd and a little more bitterness. i found the dryness left too.

drinkability - glad i tried it, would not rate it high or anywhere near a top beer.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear, dark copper with thin head and lace that lasts. The aroma is of roasted malt with hints of nuts, and spices. The flavor is complex with ginger, root beer barrel, and toast with molasses in the finish. A soothing warmth shows through as it warms. It's mouthfeel is light-medium. Lake Placid Winter Lager is a good beer, perfect on a chilly fall evening, and very drinkable. Recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear but very dark amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that died down rather quickly, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of toasted malts in the nose along with hints of caramel and floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of toasted malts along with notes of biscuits and hints of caramel, malty sweetness and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable for the style and isn’t too heavy, especially when compared to other bocks.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear reddish-brown color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head has good retention and laces well.

S - Aroma has lots of sweet lightly-roasted carmel malts. There is also some dark fruit (raisins) and just a hint of booze blending in.

T - Starts with a blend of the sweet carmel malts, dark fruit, and a touch of hops in the background. The dark fruit taste becomes a bit stronger through the middle.The finish has a blend of the dark fruit and the malts with just a touch of booze taste noticeable. The dark fruit sweetness lingers nicely.

M - Medium-light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Feels creamy overall, and very smooth. The finish leaves a bit of a syrupy feeling on the tongue.

D - Very drinkable. The flavors are fairly well balanced and mingle nicely. The overall mouthfeel is a little bit light, but still super smooth and crisp overall.

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Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy brown color; thick, smooth head that leaves plentiful ring lace with a solid blanket of minute bubbles in between.

Nearly no smell from a full bar pour. I detect a light melted brown sugar aroma.

Mildly sweet, too little for the style. The body is also a touch thin. Plenty of maltiness (reminds me of hazelnuts). Quite smooth. Overall, this beer falls just between bock, porter and a brown ale.

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Photo of bgildea
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a purpleish amber color with a light white head that fades quickly and leaves some lacing.

S: Smells slightly of barely and yeast maybe. No overly hoppy or fruity notes.

T: Surprisingly nice flavor balance. Starts with malty hoppy notes then fades into a sweeter darker flavor. Maybe some background notes of fruit or some sweet spices.

M: Pretty good amount of chew to it. I wasn't disappointed.

Overall: Overall the beer was pretty good. It had a nice complex flavor that balanced well. The beer could have used some more distinct aromas but overall it was enjoyable. I'd recommend this beer to most beer drinkers.

Sidenote: I'm surprised this beer only has 12 reviews all from pretty far north. Glad I was able to get one of these in a case from PA.

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Winter Lager from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 41 ratings