Ayinger Winterbock
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Ranked #9
Ranked #11,866
4 | pDev: 11.25%
Mar 15, 2023
Feb 04, 2004
Very Good
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Ratings by OlaB:
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
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
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Rated by MrJones07 from Spain

5/5  rDev +25%
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 +5.3%
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 +2.5%
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%
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
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 +9%
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%
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 +13%
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
Rated: 4.01 by JTuomi from Finland

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by lmaduells from Spain

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aquesta cervesa m´ha agradat. Bona cervesa tipicament alamanya , una autèntica cervesa bavaresa d´hivern.Equilibrada , potser amb massa gas. El punt just d alcohol. Molt bé, repetiré
Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Hoppsbabo from England

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cola brown body with a large beige head. Smells of metal.
Wow, very much like a cakey stout. It is a touch bitter, but nothing distracting. No walnut like I was expecting. Plenty of rhubarb and custard in the finish. Weirdly reminds me of St Peter's Cream Stout. Almost liqueur-like black chocolate flavour. Classy mouthfeel. If you're in the mood for a restorative winter brew this won't disappoint.
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by Hanyuu from Finland

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has dark, roasted malt and a bit of milk chocolate. Taste is really roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Body is light and well carbonated. Quite nice overall, easy to drink and more roasty than a regular bock.
Jan 08, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Tapioju from Finland

Dec 24, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by stephenlee from England

Nov 27, 2015
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Rated by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Side by side tasting shows that this is most certainly the same beer as the more famous Celebrator.

And therefore worthy of the same score.
Feb 20, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Kappakoosh from Texas

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by dcmchew from Romania

Jan 20, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by deac83 from Texas

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Desimoaj from Michigan

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Jah_Json from Sweden

Feb 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by eet_fuk from Sweden

Jan 14, 2014
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Reviewed by Arborescence from Finland

3.48/5  rDev -13%
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.
Dec 02, 2013
Rated: 4 by herrburgess from South Carolina

Aug 05, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Apr 01, 2013
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Reviewed by mizx from England

4.08/5  rDev +2%
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 :)
Feb 07, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by phishbone23 from New York

Jan 23, 2013
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Jan 14, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by petluo from Finland

Jan 07, 2013
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Reviewed by CwrwAmByth from England

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
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.
Dec 21, 2012
Rated: 4 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Dec 08, 2012
Ayinger Winterbock from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 50 ratings