Ayinger Winterbock
Ayinger Privatbrauerei

Ayinger WinterbockAyinger Winterbock
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Ranked #35
Ranked #10,169
4.03 | pDev: 10.92%
Jan 01, 2024
Feb 04, 2004
Bottom-fermented darker doppelbock.
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Rated: 4 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 01, 2024
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Reviewed by Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: dark brown almost black like stout
S: dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice
T: dark chocolate, licorice, balanced
F: rounded finish, low carbonation, the body is more on the thin side
O: a very good quality beer which is similar to a stout, very enjoyable, but not the most interesting.
Dec 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Dark brown body with a thick light brown head

Smell: Malty, bready, sweet

Taste: Follows the nose, really nice full flavor, good evening beer.

Feel: Really smooth, nice light carbonation
Dec 09, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours dark toffee resin brown with frothy, off tan head. Malty, caramel on nose, though not overly pungent. Rich, dark treacle taste with mellow malts and crisp for a double Bock. Good wintry ale.
Nov 30, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by GedH from England

Sep 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is the final 0,5l bottle in the mixed 6-pack I purchased in the lobby of the Ayinger hotel when I was checking into my room over MDW 2023. Had never seen this and didn’t even know they brewed it so I was pumped. Label states a filling date of 14.12.22 and a best before date of 14.12.23. It’s the middle of summer but a cool, cloudy, windy, rainy day on the last Sunday in July so I figured why not today. Pleasantly surprised upon first sniff and sip. This could be a Doppelbock. Properly dark and sweet. Doesn’t drink as heavily as a double bock, though, which makes this a special seasonal bock. Caramelized malts are on point. Super drinkable for the style but definitely meant to be savored. I’m wondering if just over seven months in the bottle mellowed this out to near perfection. Wow!
Jul 30, 2023
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Rated by MrJones07 from Spain

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is Ayinger Celebrator 5/5
Mar 15, 2023
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled. purchased from Beermoth in Manchester city centre and poured with wild abandon into a stein to reveal a jet black body with big tan head
aroma is caramised onions, but obviously without the onion lol
flavour is treacle and tannin
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- Superficially black, held to a light it is a very dark ruby red. 1Cm pale tan head. Forms lacing.
S- Roasty malts.
T- Deeply roasty-toasty, into a deep richness then a dry hoppy lick in the finish.
F- Does what it suggests on the lable. Great for slow sipping on a winter's night.
O- As aniticipated it's a polished beer. Robust yet a fine balance to it. After a week sampling big-beast hipster beers it's a pleasure to get back to some no nonsense pedigreed quality. An irony is it costs less then them too.
Bought from Trembling Madness York for home delivery. 500ml bottle BB 06/09/23
Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 4 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Mar 22, 2022
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A really good, intense bock, with lots of burnt malt, caramel and bitter-sweet taste.
Jan 20, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark-brown color with a medium top off beige head that dissolves slowly.
Aroma is of dark malts, bread, toast, dried fruits, caramel, nuts and spices.
The flavour is malty and bready with some sweet dried fruit notes allong with some burnt notes. The finish is slighly bitter with some herbal hop notes while the malty notes linger in the background. Aftertaste is long and strong. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a mediucarbonation and a medium body.
I found this bockbier really nice and tasty .
Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by iftcoach from Germany

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 2.58 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by safaricook from Netherlands

Nov 26, 2019
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
50cl bottle, bb in 4m.

Very dark brown with a ruby heart. Pale brown head with a respectable lace.

Aroma is quintessential darker kind of Munich malt, with a bit of roast to it. Bread, caramel, cookie, a bit of dark fruit.

The malt is pleasantly thick on the tongue, with plenty of licorice blending with the grainy sweetness. Bitterness cutting through and both continuing to vie for dominance towards a long aftertaste. A very succesfully full-bodied bock. Balance despite an abundance of taste, resulting in high drinkability.

A canonical example for the style.
Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Jan 12, 2019
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very dark brown, which appears almost black, with a huge, bubbly light brown head.

Smells of hazelnuts, a bit of roast, coming from the malts, with a hint of whole grain bread dough. Upon this settles a light smokiness, which tones down the sweetness of the malts quite effectivly, emphasizing the beer‘s rustic character.

Has a great mouthfeel to it, which gently carries the bigger bodied beer in a silk, soft way, while producing a light effervescence during the finish, making this easy drinking all the way.

Tastes of toasted grains wrapped into mellow bread dough, with an aqueous note highlighting the beer‘s great mouthfeel from the very beginning. Turns way sweeter after the swallow with lots of caramel and a balancing leaf dryness, which gets intensified by a rustic spiciness. Finishes with its initial silkness and only a glimpse of the flavor intensity, experienced just a few seconds ago.

A Bock, which unfolds remarkably soft on the palate, while producing an interesting spice antagonist to the malts.
Jan 14, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
From Labirratorium. In Bavaria glass. Playing Blackwell Epiphany. More roasted and dark than usual in the style, with coffee and smoke notes as well as some caramel. Very addictive
Jan 12, 2017
Ayinger Winterbock from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
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