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Ayinger Winterbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2004

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Arborescence
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in room temperature.

Appearance: Almost black. Pours an airy two finger head.

Aroma: Caramel malt, some toasty nuts & spices, little bit of yeasty chocolate.

Taste: Malt and dried fruit, hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall: It's a very malty brew, a bit richer than your typical bock. I've had it a number of times and I feel that it tends to be a bit better from the tap. It's a solid beer though, and nice for the winter months.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mizx
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle (Best Before dated: 11/13) poured into a large Pokal.

Pours dark brown; a nice clear dark ruby colour shows through in the light. Small beige head and thick lacing, but it dissipated fairly quickly to a ring. Aromas of malty lightly burnt bread, with a little sweetness and spice. Similar things in the taste; roasted malt and subtle sweetness, some dark fruit. A little bitterness comes through in the dry finish and the aftertaste lasts very well. Medium, slightly tingly carbonation, and a medium/full-body.

Nice drinkable beer. I've had two doppelbocks, Weltenburg & Andechs, and didn't make much of the latter in particular (not fresh perhaps, found them plain and one-dimensional), I'd much rather have this as it's closer to lighter lager styles. An "Eineinhalb-bock" if you will :)

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a good looking dark brown/black colour, with a nice off-white head.

Smells strongly boozy and malty.

Taste reflects the smell, with a bit more yeast and some hop bitterness. A nice full mouthfeel accompanies.

Overall this works out as being a great beer, warming and wholesome without being too much.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of crnipeter
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some claim Ayinger Winter Bock is an alias of Celebrator and although I've never had both side by side I doubt they are synonymous, with Celebrator being better of the two.

Pours very dark brown, seemingly opaque body with ruby hue when held to the light, topped by mid-sized tan head that fades away rather quickly.
Nose is malt-sweetness with pronounced melanoidin and toasty, nearly burnt bread crust-like qualities, dried dark fruits and notes of chocolate. Some booze shines through.
Rich malt is dominated by roasted, burnt bread-like flavors and exhibits above mentioned fruitiness, while warming alcohol helps to balance out the malt. Finish is quite dry for such a malty beer, partially thanks to the prominent roastiness reminiscent of Schwarzbier. Aftertaste lingers and features both hop-bitterness and roast. Medium-full bodied with mild yet prickly carbonation.

In short, a rich Doppelbock with strong roast/burnt-bread character. (500 ml, into tulip).

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of TheGrunt
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color very dark brown, almost black. Smell has smokey flavor resembling of roasted grain.

Taste isn't very strong, but still nice. Medium hops and a hint of smoke and fruity taste. Light carbonic and foam.

Very good beer and the quality is in line with other products of Ayinger. Taste isn't that strong as it is with some german winter beers, but I like this as I am not a big fan of very strong and smokey flavored beers. People looking for those might be little disappointed with this.

Thumbs up!

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is bark brown with hints of red, much beige foam leaving a compact head.

The smell has a hints of malt and burnt bread, a bit of sweetness.

The taste is pleasant, tones of dates, raisins, some smoky malty tones, dark chocolate and coffee, but still fresh and bitter.

A rather light but pleasant carbonation.

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Ayinger Winterbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.