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Sidewinder Holiday Bock | Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by marc77 on 12-16-2002

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of EdgarGerik
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft

Clear dark amber colored, thin white head. Nice malty aroma. Sweeter taste, but appropriate for the style. Fuller mouthfeel, but smooth. on point for the style

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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Redrock
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Braudog
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Centreville brewpub. "Big rich and malty" is right ... This is a mouthfull. Sweet and cookie-based brew with a bitter apple finish. Deep amber with a nice full head. Quite good. Mellow enough that my non-beer nerd female friend actually ordered one, too. (#2646, 1/13/07)

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Photo of RBorsato
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice copper color with a full-moderate light beige head and light slow carbonation which leaves nice sheets of lace. Very nice grain and caramel malt aromas; maybe a touch of hop character on the nose. Nice complex malt flavors with grain, bread, caramel and nice balance. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a nice balanced light candy sweetness on the finish.

Nails the style pretty darn well !!

Per Chalkboard at the brewpub: 7.0% ABV

Note: This review was based on a growler from the Centreville, VA location.

Tasted: 01/19/07

($8 / growler)

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Photo of marc77
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronze hue, w/ a thick persistent light tan head. Excellent clarity. Toasty Munich and medium caramel malt sweetness dominate the aroma, with fruity melanoidins secondary. Caramel malt sweetness upfront in flavor leads into a bready, toasted and slightly buttery Munich malt middle. The initially mild hop bitterness fades, allowing residual sweetness and notes of caramelized fruit to surface late. Moderate in body, w/ a smooth, dextrinous mouthfeel. Finishes clean, and lightly caramelly sweet. Flavorful, w/ an overall balance only lightly skewed towards sweetness. Sidewinder is a tasty bock, but falls just a touch short in malt character to be outstanding. It's much better than many microbrewed examples of the style, nonetheless.

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Sidewinder Holiday Bock from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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