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Ayinger Maibock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

41 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 23
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-24-1998)
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Reviews by stoutman:
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stoutman

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Astonishing. Incredibly gorgeous to look at, with a wonderful solid-gold medium body and rich-looking cream-colored head. The aroma is incredible, I can't begin to describe it, full of malt and acidic fruit flavors; and the flavor is almost too much on top of that. Perhaps too quick a finish, but a world-class beer from a world-class brewery nonetheless.

02-22-2003 16:07:12 | More by stoutman
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Todd

Colorado

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
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slacker79

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2012 20:14:05 | More by slacker79
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DOCRW

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2014 06:17:10 | More by DOCRW
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2013 03:15:48 | More by EBeckett3
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2014 08:19:02 | More by mc4z
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2011 17:02:04 | More by kmwilson76
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CrazyLarry

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-05-2014 04:01:29 | More by CrazyLarry
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nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-01-2014 00:24:57 | More by nyrblue2
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-26-2014 18:44:15 | More by emerge077
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-26-2014 03:56:47 | More by MooseBoose
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2012 03:55:38 | More by Stoffel
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

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
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-31-2012 04:33:15 | More by slimntubbs
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-30-2014 19:15:35 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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MaggieReed

Michigan

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
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GaBengal

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2014 20:51:30 | More by GaBengal
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EdwardK77

New York

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
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-30-2011 21:36:13 | More by cdwil
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2011 05:57:32 | More by tobelerone
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-11-2014 01:58:23 | More by superdoopersauce
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scurvy311

Louisiana

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
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-22-2013 23:40:42 | More by Kopfschuss
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flagmantho

Washington

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
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2014 03:59:14 | More by MacStinson
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Ayinger Maibock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.