Riegele Augustus Weizendoppelbock
Brauhaus Riegele

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Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #16
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,296
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.34%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
75
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Brauhaus Riegele
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  10
SCORE
89
Very Good
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep hazy gold/amber with 3 fingers of fluffy off white head that sticks around for a long time, a bit of lacing

The aroma is heavy on malt, banana and wheat jump right out, some other dark fruits in there as well

The banana comes to life even more in the taste, but it's not overwhelming or one dimensional, the strong wheat character finishes the sip with a cracker like note and some very mild floral hops

The carbonation, though not too high, helps this drink super light. It finishes fluffy and sweet, bordering a decadent dessert

This was my first of the style and I wanna try more now, this seems different enough from my usual beers and it has a lot going for it. It's super smooth and doesn't drink like an 8% at all

Mar 24, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, goldish brown in color with 3/4 inch head. Taste is big banana, wheat bread, pilsner malt, and clove. Medium bodied, sweet, with high carbonation. Clean, delicious, not overly alcoholic tasting. One of the better examples of the style I have had in a while. Will need to find this again.

Jan 25, 2020
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle, no date. Served in a stemmed globe/porter glass.

Appearance: Hazy translucent amber. Thin white head died back to a ring at the edge and some occasional islands of lacing. Looking in the bottle, quite a bit of sediment remained behind in the bottle after the pour.

Smell: Strong banana flavor, with a hint of clove and white grape.

Taste: Lots of flavor going on. Definite banana, toasted malt, grape, wheat tang, and even a bit of pilsner like flavor. Lightly bitter finish that lingers a bit after each sip.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, chewy, good thickness, good quenching finish.

Overall / Drinkability: The label seems to have it right: fruity and strong. A bit on the sweet side. I would not have minded a full half liter of this.

Jan 11, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a certain cloudiness to it. Thin white head dissipates leaving just a thin weak layer of spotty foam on top of the beer.

Aroma has notes of cinnamon and clove, with hints of sweet bread, bready malts, dark fruits, molasses and a hint of alcohol.

Taste has notes of dark breads intertwined with stone fruits - prunes, apricot, and raisins - rich malts, wheat, cinnamon, clove, and some spicy peppery notes. There is an almost tea like character to this one that comes through at times - like a black tea.

Feel is medium to full bodied. Moderate carbonation - a bit less than I'd anticipate.

Overall a lovely beer.

Dec 01, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 330 ml. bottle with no noticeable bottling or expiration date. Sampled on September 7, 2019.

Medium to dark yellow amber pour with a huge, then slowly fading tan colored head. Some lacing.

Lots of caramel malts greet the nose and maybe a butterscotch character along with a sort of berry sensation but a low floral hop profile.

Medium body. Smooth.

Big sweet malt presence in the taste and a slight cooking oil bite. But sweetness prevails. Sort of an ash character too. Ends in a warming and dry fashion.

Sep 07, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle. Best before: see top printed on label. 170320 printed on the foil near the cap, so bb 3/17/20 here in the US. The beer pours hazy orange amber even on a careful pour with an ounce left in the bottle. The head is off white in color and recedes to a thin ring and island leaving a few spots of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with bits of banana, spice, caramel and sweet wheat malt. The taste is equally complex with semisweet caramel, banana, spice and dark dried fruits. Low bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with plenty of carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good to excellent for the style. I'm not a lover of wheat beers, especially if banana is a highlight, but this is so well made and flavorful. Definitely seek out if you're an fan of the style.

Jul 15, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing and murky amber; small off-white head that fades leaving nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas have lots of banana going on. Some bubblegum. Hints of caramel. Yeasts are there along with some sweet malts. The flavors follow the nose. More strong banana notes leading the way. More bubblegum. More caramel along with some vanilla. Yeasts do their thing. Nice malt backbone. Moderate to low bitterness. It's not overly sweet. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied or the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, slightly fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a really nice brew. The craftsmanship is impressive and takes this one to the next level. It's bold, clean and refreshing. Nice aromas and flavors. Well done. I really like this one.

Apr 25, 2019
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Ahonky from New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything and more. An absolute memorable beer experience, and a reminder to make more moments for stronger German specialty brews. Every sip was a delight and I found myself talking to the beer. That, my friends, is the sign of a brilliant brew...when you talk to it and tell it how you feel.

Move over all others, for Riegele Augustus Weizendoppelbock is king of the kings

Feb 26, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my Brooklyn/Schneider Hopfen Weisse glass a hazed amber/brown with a large blooming off white crown atop that settles ever so slowly leaving broken rings of lace behind as it settled.Clove spice stands out most in the nose along with a touch of green apple and brown sugar.A low carbonated 'airy' feel helps the beer glide down easy.A little syrupy on the palate with yeast clove-like flavors with light apple tartness coming thru as well,a slight drying effect in the finish.A nice weizenbock,I want more of the style around!

Feb 25, 2019
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, foil on top of bottle says best before 291118 so I'm a little late here (assuming it's best by NOV 29 2018). Guess that's why these were being sold for 50 cents a bottle! Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy amber/brown color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like banana, bready malt, dried fruit, raisins, wheat and clove. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, with banana, clove, bready malt, raisin, wheat, dried fruit, toffee, pear, peppery spice and nutty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Even with the age, I thought this was a good brew. Hopefully I'll be able to try it fresher next time!

Jan 01, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(330 ml bottle, no visible date/code... decanted into a fat tulip glass)

L: cloudy (thick haze) tawny-colored liquid; bit of an active, living foam builds on pour, but soon collapses to bubbly, bright white collar... a few small splotches of lace... after done, poured out remaining oz into glass, lots of sediment left in bottle

S: big yeasty banana note, mild spice gently emerges; doughy, lightly raisin-y... phenols dominate, little malt apparent; big intensity to overall smell, just not much dimension

T: malts certainly present themselves upon first sip - bread crust, hint of caramel; mild roasted nut note in aftertaste... spice seems subdued, just a shade; cocktail of fruit notes: dried apple, underripe pear, hint of golden raisin...

F: tight malt lines, bit of a fluffy bounce going through, softly greasy malt/yeast/ethanol trail in the finish, but otherwise light and smooth, with a lovely mellow lingering warmth... dangerously gulpable

O: comparable to Aventinus - not a clone, but rather similar... great find - kind of hidden in a bin at Martin's... still can't tell its age, but its quality is excellent, no off flavors - will grab some more!

Dec 04, 2018
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Hoppsbabo from England

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Going by their website Augustus & Obergärige appears to be one and the same, just different names for different bottle sizes.

Actually not too sweet despite the super strong banana and syrupy quality. Wasn't blown away by the first few glugs but it's pretty good actually. F all else to say about it.

Dec 05, 2017
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Gajo74 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Arts and Craft Beer Parlour, NYC. Loving the tall Weizen glass. Pours a cloudy brown amber color that looks quite enticing. A moussy head retains well and shows plenty of lacing.
Holding it up to the nose I get an aroma that hints at a rich, sweet, bready and cake like malt texture that is laced with clove. Soon, the yeasts emit aromas of banana bread, raisins, prunes sprinkled with the lightest touch of alcohol. There is even a touch of nutty chocolate and faint wheat in background if you smell closely.
The taste is sweet, bready and lightly spiced. The yeast runs the show with flavors of banana, prunes, raisin, and bubblegum. The clove spice adds great balance and the modest alcohol finish is understated and mostly hidden. Besides the yeast, the caramelized malt and smooth wheat texture is also at the forefront, emitting light chocolate, toasted malt and fullness.
Medium bodied, smooth, medium carbonation with a slight cola like feel. A wonderful beer representing a fun and tasty style I wish was more widely available.

Nov 24, 2017
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DirtyFox from Indiana

4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma has a strong banana/clove flavor to it which is really lovely. Cloudy amber color. Medium to heavy body but very smooth for 8% ABV. Great for desert, maybe bananas foster.

Oct 08, 2017
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine brew pours a murky tarnished
brown with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light layer,
and showcases some very nice sudsy lacing. Nose of banana esters, subtle clove,
heavy caramel, and rich baked dark bread. Flavors follow the nose with excellent
presentation of brown sugar and caramel drizzled banana bread with subtle clove
and nice rich wheat notes. Excellent mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation,
and a rich sweet wheat touched finish. Overall this is a must for the lovers of the
style and a winner in my humble opinion among the greats of the German weizenbocks.

Cheers

Sep 20, 2017
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drmeto from Germany

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a cloudy amber-orange with a small to medium,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,plums,earthy,malty,cooked potatoes,honey
T:
-Follows the nose+grassy
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
-finishes dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
A good Weizenbock.The Riegele Augustus8 is quite a bit better though

Jul 12, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Costco. In Teku glass. Playing 8 Bit Adventures. Sweet bready malt with grassy hops bitterness and a light body. Nice but I miss a bit more body. Good initial aspect but foam dissipates pretty quick

May 22, 2017
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sokol_1993 from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from Top Hops, NYC
Dark brown color with a good head.
Quite flavorful. A lot of dark fruitiness. However, somewhat boozy at the end.
Overall, quite a good beer.

Apr 11, 2017
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ghansk from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, hazy dark yellow, small head that dissipates quickly.
S: Some banana and esters, with a lighter, crisp and almost biscuit malt.
T: Banana notes shine through, with a nice crisp and toasty malt background. Spices very present, keeping it a very interesting take on the wheat doppelbock. Alcohol is unnoticeable but seems to bolster the other flavors, helping them pop while keeping them balanced.
M: Medium body, solid amount of carbonation that again works to balance the beer.
O: A really well balanced beer, taking what's great about wheat beers and stronger lagers and letting them exist pleasantly together. Quaffable and not too strong while remaining quite flavorful.

Aug 25, 2015
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured a cloudy gold body with minimal head and lace.
Aroma is boozy and dark fruit laden with some yeast/wheat going on.
Smooth, medium bodied, like the fruit sweetness coming off of beer and there are hints of tropical fruits and spice (I'm also getting bananas in a weird citric spice twang).
Not an overly powerful dopplebock but deceptive at 8.5% and I really like the fruit sweetness in this beer.

Aug 19, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bananas and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a bit of sweetness along with additional hints of clove.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a rather tasty weizenbock that seems to have just enough banana flavors without being overpowering. The alcohol is also very well hidden from the taste.

Mar 29, 2014
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screamking from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a tall pilsner glass.

Pours dark brown with a thick off white head. Lots of bananas, clove, caramel in the nose. Great smelling beer. Taste follows the aroma very well, bannana, bubble gum, also clove in the taste. I have to say this thing is just plain great on tap, the creaminess is perfect, overall feel is medium and is drinkable as hell. I need to find this in bottles, if their in them. Very happy with this selection.

Sep 01, 2013
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baggio from Sweden

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[email protected] Cafe, Stockholm

A: Murky brown with a creamy white/beige head. Nice lace.

S: Butterscotch, Chocolate, Banana, Sugar.

T: Spices, Chocolate, Caramel, Nuts, Toffee.

M: Creamy and filling but still an easy drink thanks to the wheat. Liquid candy!

Oh man, i really liked this beer. It is a bit on the sweet side but still very quaffable. I could easily put away a few of these during an evening. Gotta have this one again, soon!

Aug 08, 2008
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