Ayinger Winterbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Arborescence
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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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Photo of eet_fuk
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of dqrull
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red/brownish colour, almost wine-red, a compact, creamy slightly beige head. Leaves lots of thick lacing on the glass.

Malty, bready aromas, overpowering at first, then some dried fruitscome through, more spicy bread and slight notes of wort, but there is a really uninspired lager-breadiness to it that smashes down what little else there is to smell.

Tastes better than it smells, although the same boring breadiness is still very present. Some kind of other breadiness as well, much like our swedish 'wort-bread', a very spicey bread with raisins in it, and some other dried fruits are also more prominent in the taste than in the nose. In the end I get some roasted malt-tones and a little tartness, slightly unblanced in the end and some booziness shines through.

As before, slightly boozy mouthfeel, carbonation is okay.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of stephenlee
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crnipeter
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
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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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of kwjd
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanyuu
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JTuomi
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours with a dark brown with a red tone. The head is large off-white and stays for a rather long time.

S: The smell is mostly light roasted sweet malt, but there is also a fruityness (dark dried fruit) and som faint bitter hops in a nice mix.

T: The taste is like the smell, but with different proportions: The malt is still sweet but the roast is heavier than in the smell. The fruitness is a bit milder. The bitter hops is more obvious. Then there is a nice coffee and dark bitter chocolate tone.

M: The aftertaste is long with a dry bitterness together with a rather heavy sweetness. The body is full and the carbonation is light.

D: A well tasting beer with a nice mix between roasted sweet malt and well balanced dry bitterness. A nice fruityness as well.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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 :)

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Photo of Kappakoosh
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of paterlodie
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BBE 11-06. This one pours in without to much head cause of low carbonisation but whats there stays nicely. Beercollor is dak brown almost black. Nose has lots of dark/munich carracter and shows also a good part of roast. Very sweet and remembering of a munich dunkel. Taste shows that this one has more and is heavy and full. Mediumhigh bitterness and a liquorice roast note very present. Yes this is highly enjoyable and every sip is a new taste explosion, honey, caramel, bitterroast and maltsweetness with hinst of vanilla all pass by. Great brew well worth a try.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Ayinger Winterbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.03 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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