Ayinger Maibock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.
Appearance: Clear pale gold with a huge frothy head that reduces to a semi-patched thin lace.
Smell: Floral aroma, with a lager like sulfur note producing a deep spiciness.
Taste: Wow! One can only wonder at the complexity of this beer. Several malts blend together, creating a velvety sweet coating over the tongue. A pronounced alcoholic feel melds with a potpourri of hop flavour. Clean finish.
Notes: This is truly one of the finest. Worth the extra money if you can find it.
03-24-1998 00:00:01 | More by Todd
3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
This beer was a clear, yellow brew with a low head. Less than one finger.
Aroma was weak... faint hops, a little bit of malt, a little sweet. I thought it should be more... maybe I had it too cold.
Taste was of mellow light and medium malts, a hint of caramel. A faint touch of hops came in at the end.
Mouthfeel was smooth and airy... unusual, to say the least. But it went down well. I could drink several of these without a problem.
10-30-2005 04:11:10 | More by connecticutpoet
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
a- very cloudy golden tone w. a thin head that quickly dissipated
s- nice spice notes over the top, but it was served w. a lemon in it, so that overpowered the beer- i am not a fan of this in general, but it was a nice combo
t- malty and spicy in a very complex way- orange peel? Definite hop flavor- better than expected because I am not generally a fan of this style.
m- very nice level of carbonation, not as thin as expected- very nice
d- refreshing and smooth, and I liked it w. the lemon- i will look for this beer again. cheap price too! $5 for 22oz @ comet cafe in MIL.
02-27-2009 04:25:21 | More by MaggieReed
3.93/5 rDev -5.3%
A- Bought a 16oz. growler pour of this and it was extremely foamy at the tap but not at all a couple of hours later at home when poured into an IPA glass. What little head there was quickly disappeared and left a crystal clear golden ale with no visible effervescence behind.
S- Definitely sweet fruit present on the nose, not an overly powerful smell but it's there.
T- Once I settled into the idea that this isn't a style that I have much (barely any) experience with, I could begin to enjoy it for what it is. It's a complex on the palate ale that is well balanced, crisp in its own way, and easy to drink.
M- I would call this smooth with just enough acidity and life to create some interest.
O- I was happy to stretch my palate from my recent run of IPA, DIPA, and imperial stout. I would like to try this in a bottle to see if my pour took some of the life out of it, although most reviewers seem to mention a rapidly disappearing head. When your mind puts it into the context of a "spring" ale, you could see it as a nice awakening from a winter filled with darker and stronger beer and a nice complement to the fresh dishes of the spring season.
07-19-2014 01:11:45 | More by EdwardK77
3.45/5 rDev -16.9%
A little limp and light for a maibock. Dark fruit flavors and malt is their, however, watery and unsubstantive, warmth apparent throughout the brew enjoyment, I expected more from an Ayinger beer. No head, average Brussels lace, nice clear and dark amber.
06-13-2007 13:51:47 | More by scurvy311
3.7/5 rDev -10.8%
I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.
Appearance: nice golden hue with a hint of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy foam with limited retention but a nice lace on the glass. Not bad.
Smell: pretty light aroma, although there's a bit of sweetness here that is appropriate to the style.
Taste: nicely malty with a pretty heavy sweetness and a lightly fruity character. There's also a bit of graininess here; it's definitely springy, like a Maibock should be.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation which yields a surprisingly creamy texture. I quite like it.
Overall: a decent Maibock. It ticks all the boxes of a genuine Maibock, although it may be a tad sweet for my taste.
08-15-2014 03:16:54 | More by flagmantho
Ayinger Maibock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.