Altvater Weissbierbock
Brauerei Bischofshof

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From:
Brauerei Bischofshof
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #15
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,009
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Ratings:
23
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 10, 2022
Added:
Aug 10, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
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4.38 by rangerred from Tennessee on May 10, 2022
 
3.9 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Apr 16, 2022
 
4.2 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Mar 26, 2022
 
4.34 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Mar 18, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by shacawgo24 from Illinois

A-Pours dark glossy honey that flashes into a burnished orange when held into light. Attractive cloud-white head that has decent retention throughout the 16.9 oz sip.
S-Honey wheat bread, trail mix, faint booze & gentle banana.
T-Honeycomb cereal, dried apricot, that indescribable bright fruity note so prevalent in quality beer (berry? cherry? citrus?) and bready.
M-Wonderful gloss with permeating bready-golden raisiny-booze airs. Dry finish with slight glossy feel lingering.
O-Near flawless beer. Only $2.99! Just as good as any Weihenstephaner bomber. The look could be less murky/dark a bit. The smell could benefit from being more pungent & blossoming. The mouthfeel is the biggest dink I'd say, very astringent & dry. But the glossy honey feel saves the day in that regard. Overall, a tasty, sweet meal in a glass that is perfect alone, with the rabbit hole of food pairings staring ever so deep. Keep up the good work Brauerei Bischofshof.

Mar 01, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

Very good Weizenbock, or Weißbierbock as we like to say in Bavaria. Can‘t help to benchmark this against the Vitus and to be honest: it holds up pretty well. Weizenbock is not for the average beginner, for some it‘s an acquired taste, others will never enjoy it. Personally, I think Weizen (wheat) is a great family of beers. Compared to the king of Weizenbock, this one is not as complex, at the same time it might me more approachable for someone who is not already a fan of the style. Less banana, less clove, more citrus. Very enjoyable. When in doubt, I‘d chose the Vitus, but definitely very enjoyable.

Feb 13, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Undecipherable bottle code; drank 2/12/22 @ the Yarchives.

Mostly opaque dull orange appearance.

A slow pour yielded a huge bright white head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Banana, clove & mild caramel notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mild clove flavors up front; caramel notes on the finish.

A bit sweet, perhaps? Overall, very enjoyable.

Feb 13, 2022
 
3.99 by oberon from North Carolina on Dec 24, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by elNopalero from California

Another curiosity pick from my local Russian market. This pours from the bottle a clear golden tan. Lots of banana and clove notes on the nose, with a real bready character. The sip follows the aroma, with a long, lingering malt-forward finish. A pleasant surprise.

Dec 15, 2021
 
4.1 by faraday326 from California on Oct 25, 2021
 
4.1 by InfernoBoss from California on May 01, 2021
 
3.97 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jan 18, 2021
 
3.91 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Dec 10, 2020
 
4.24 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jun 01, 2020
 
3.85 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Oct 30, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza de color ámbar con una buena cabeza espumosa. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma a malta y especias. En boca es muy fácil de beber, con un buen final, ligeramente dulce.

Oct 02, 2019
 
4 by safaricook from Netherlands on Aug 26, 2018
 
4.12 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jul 28, 2017
 
3.75 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 17, 2017
 
3.77 by mytu420 from Romania on Jan 07, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by qrazvan from Romania

An amazingly good weiss bock from a local Regensburg brewery.
Red-brown colour. Fruity/flowery taste with a bit of sweetness hidden and full body.
A highly recommended German classic bock!

Nov 19, 2016
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3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy bright yellow color with white head. Aroma has classic hefeweizen banana and clove. Taste starts sweet with lots of banana, slightly astringent, not bad.

Oct 13, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by josanguapo from Spain

From Corte Ingles El Duque. In Bavaria glass. At dinner, with noodles soup and Pok cheese. Lots of good hefe character in nose and mouth, with some bocky caramel at the end of sip, specially when warms up, that is very pleasant

Aug 14, 2016
Altvater Weissbierbock from Brauerei Bischofshof
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 23 ratings