Winter's Nip Holiday Bock Beer | Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Tennessee, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by MasterSki on 01-12-2012

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by justinehrlich:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful red-gold amber in the glass. Carbonation is good, and goes swimmingly on the tongue. Not very sweet, and on the thin side. Some slightly roasted malt flavors but not as malty as one might expect for a winter bock. Hops provide a substantial bitterness but not much in the way of aromatics. Hint of dishwater in the aftertaste. Doesn't seem to be very high alcohol either.

A modest beer but decent flavors. Definitely the steal of the season at $2.49 for a 22-oz bottle at Greenlife Grocery in Chattanooga.

Originally reviewed on: 11-24-2010

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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 12-14-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Seidel
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Appearance is a clear, reddish-brown colored beer with a rocky tan head of 5 fingers. Shows excellent head retention and a very nice amount of lace.

Aromas are fairly weak -- malty sweet and caramel are what I get, but they're hard to pick up.

Taste is bready with sweet malts, plus some earthy hop bitterness. Also present is an unpleasant flavor I can't's like a vegetable taste or a staleness.

Mouthfeel features a high carbonation level on a light-to-medium body. Finishes with a somewhat-sweet malt note, plus more of the off-flavors noted before.

Overall a ho-hum offering -- would be OK for a ball game or washing down a pizza, but otherwise isn't very impressive.

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Winter's Nip Holiday Bock Beer from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
3.58 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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