Allgäuer Stifts-Weizenbock | Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-09-2003

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by drewmprs:
Photo of drewmprs
1.84/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

WAY TOO MUCH SEDIMENT! Little chunks of brown yeast settled at the bottom. Looked like a bunch of broken quarters that were decaying. The sediment didn't really settle too well, it floated midlevel for most of the beer. Not a particularly pleasing weizenbock. I really think this beer is kinda terrible. I paid 2.59 at Hollingshead.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.11/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance – Bright orange in color with a decent head.

Smell – This has a sour aroma that does not seem typical of the style. I can pick up some light fruiting and a yeast backbone trying desperately to break out, but the tart nose is strange.

Taste – The yeast comes out a little more in the taste and I can pick up some melon and maybe a little banana, but otherwise this thing is like sucking a lemon.

Mouthfeel – Tangy and well-carbonated. This one is on the lighter side of medium-bodied.

Drinkability – This was a disappointment. It’s from a brauhaus in Germany, so you would think that it would remotely resemble a weizenbock, but it doesn’t.

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Photo of anders36
3.8/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This weissen bock pours a hazy-cloudy dark amber colour into the glass. The head is off-white and big, but disapperas quite quickly. It has a big wheaty smell with hints of yeast and citrus. The taste is mild and a bit tangy. The taste is also a bit fruity and hints of wheat and citrus. On the beer bottle it says ABV 7.2% but it doesn't taste strong and there's no hints of alcohol. This is not a bad beer, maybe not as good as Aventinus. But i still like it.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
2.31/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased at Holingshead Deli in Orange, CA. for $2.59 in April 2006; tasted July 2006.

Pours a dark orange with huge carbonation in my tall Schneiderweisse glass. A nice white head sits on top. Looks pretty nice except of the big chunks of black gunk left at the bottom of the bottle. The problem is that this is by far the best part of this beer.

Aroma is of sour oranges and lime/herbal. Sour. Flavor is off-tasting, cherry syrup (but the nasty mediciny type) with a sour finish (not in a good way). My best comparison is Rodenbach- when it's good, it's incredible- this beer is like when Rodenbach isn't good.

This is by far the oddest German beer I've ever head, and I like Allgauer beers. Drain pour.

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Photo of jesseejames
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was served this in Schwangau after ordering a hefeweizen but did not complain as this is a wonderful beer. Nice balance of hops to malt and for its high alcohol content very tasty with the alcohol hidden. It has a wonderful malt aroma and a nice nutty aftertaste. It went well with the wild hirsch stew I was eating.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
1.91/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Presentation: Allgäuer Stifts Weizenbock, like most of the other offerings from this Brewery, comes in a 500ml brown bottle with a metallic gold edged label. It has a picture of what appears to be Teutonic Stately home atmospherically lit up at night. No discernable strength or freshness date.

Appearance: Rusted orange amber body on the pour. Creamy egg-shell head forms a fine bubbled covering that looks smooth but leaves no lacing. Below strength carbonation is not a draw back it seems. The final pour resulted in the entrance of some thick chunky yeasties which spoils the otherwise average looks.

Nose: Hmmm……the nose is rather strange, aromas of sour grapes and malt vinegar. Sharp lambic-like acidity in the back end with some Cider infestation. Weird.

Taste: Pretty much a repeat of the nose but not as acidic. The sourness and apple traits from an old Cider come through and utterly knock me sideways. This is not what I expected at all here. Yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Probably the least in yer face part of this libation. Low level conditioning cuts through the sharp acidity and presents a carbonate Apple Juice feel, still not that great though.

Drinkability: Suffered a few mouthfuls of this, and then just decided that this one was not for me. A drain pour!

Overall: I expected much more and was very disappointed by this offering to be honest. I hesitated to even add this Review thinking that it may have been “on the turn”, but after reading RoyalT’s review I am not so sure that this is (was?) the case. A perplexing brew, the acidic Cider sourness in this Weizenbock just does not do it for me.

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Photo of jayfarley3
2.53/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a really cloudy orange amber color with a white head.

S - strong bananna and wheat aroma.

T - it tastes pretty much like it smells, it starts off sweet and leaves you with kind of a sour taste in your mouth that just lingers there.

M - nice medium bodied beer with good carbonation

D - this was the first weizenbock i have ever tried and it wasnt too bad, but its definitley not my favorite style of beer.

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Photo of Crosling
4.07/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange rust. Very funky aroma, with scents of tobacco leaves, horseblanket, green raisins...very yeasty...light barnyard, dough. Enjoyable nose for sure. Flavor is fatty and lip coating, lightly vinous and full of sour fruit flavors and leathery malts. Lightly thin mouth. Very earthy and delicious.

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Photo of maxpower
3.7/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy-hazy amber color, decent foamy, fizzy off white head that doen"t last long, sweet malty bready wheat aroma. Sour smokey yeasty flavors of caremel wheat and bananas, medium bodied with alot of carbonation, sour finish and aftertaste, not bad.

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Photo of craftbrewer
2.24/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen glass; deep copper color, fizzy head, high carbonation. Belgian-like esters/phenolics right off the bat. Sourness, but not a wheaty type sourness, more acidic. Low maltiness, with overpowering tartness. Robust mouthfeel. A highly carbonated tart ale. Lacks the maltiness and balance of flavor in comparison to other examples of this style.

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Photo of Careliada
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Allgauer Brauhau Stifts Weizenbock.

poured into Schneider & Sohns Edel-Weisse glass, a clouded and carbonated pale orange, with a big milky white head that slims down assuredly

Aroma is wheaty, with orange and lemon hints of banana and spiceprickly and creamy at once. Pleasing enough. More hefe-weizen like than I'd anticipated (reminder: don't expect every "weizenbock" to be an Aventinus.)

Taste: nice citric bite at the fore, quickly replaced by wheat mouthfeel. Pithy citric zest dominates. Refreshing, complex, yet uncomplicated. Great wheaten texture, with yeasty flavor, continues throughout. Cleans the palate. Medium body, good drinking.

"die obergarige Starkbierspezialitat fur Weizenbierfreunde." My German is terrible to non-existent, but does that say 'the dark beer specialists for wheat beer friends?"
Interesting. This isn't dark, though. I can't make the rest out, but about the zutaten, they are: wasser, weizenmalz, gerstenmalz, hopfen, hopfenextrakt, and hefe.

A tasty weizen, but doesn't really do much for the weizenbock fan, ...I expect more depth, and darkness...perhaps the bock designation refers to the higher alcohol (&.2%), but can't refer to the color, or richness.

Thanks to David K., for bringing it back from Deutschland.

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Allgäuer Stifts-Weizenbock from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 13 ratings