Riegele Augustus Weizendoppelbock
Brauhaus Riegele

Riegele Augustus WeizendoppelbockRiegele Augustus Weizendoppelbock
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German Weizenbock
Ranked #16
Ranked #8,033
4.05 | pDev: 9.63%
Brauhaus Riegele
Very Good
Riegele Augustus WeizendoppelbockRiegele Augustus Weizendoppelbock
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 63
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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of BB1313
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of Ahonky
5/5  rDev +23.5%
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

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.17/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of DirtyFox
4.74/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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.


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Photo of drmeto
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of ghansk
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of screamking
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of baggio
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

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