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  • Brewery: Trader Joe's Brewing Company
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  • Country: United States
  • State: California
  • Style: Doppelbock
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  • PHM Grade: C

Trader Joe’s Winterfest Dark Doublebock Lager

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According to this brews label, Winterfest was brewed by Bavarian Monks to lift the spirits during the long fasts of lent. If I were to fast and consume large amounts of beer, I would soon crash and indulge in anything edible…I give those fasting fellows serious props!

This beer poured coffee black with a thick 1 finger head that hung on for quite some time. It smelled of rich coffee and bitter hops. The taste was zesty boosting a rich burnt caramel flavor with a fairly bitter and alcohol dominant aftertaste. This brew was semi-smooth until the bitters hit the back of the tongue. Also, being a bock, I was ready for the heavy alcohol hue that seems to follow every sip.

This brew was decent, however, the flavors just didn’t seem to cooperate. Perhaps I should give this brew another try just in case my palate was not up to par for this one today.

ABV: 7.5%

Grade: C

  1. You are right.No need for a second taste,

    tj — January 20th, 2012, 11:52 PM
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