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Ayinger Maibock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Maibock
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46 Ratings

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 24
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-24-1998)
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Jul 30, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

scurvy311, Jun 13, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pale bock is a cloudy orange-gold in color. This beer is in that tradition from one of Munich’s best-known country brewers. The aroma is fruity aroman and malty. It starts with a taste of prunes and orange cream and is oily and warming in the finish.

ark57, Mar 15, 2004
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

connecticutpoet, Oct 30, 2005
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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

flagmantho, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Fr0stb1te, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

tourdot, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Lukass, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of EdwardK77
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EdwardK77, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

slacker79, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

EBeckett3, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mc4z, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

MooseBoose, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GaBengal, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

tobelerone, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerForMuscle, May 17, 2014
Photo of MaggieReed
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

MaggieReed, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of Todd
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Todd, Mar 24, 1998
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking beer from the burnt glden color to the tight white head. Left fancy lacing as I drank. The aromas are muted caramel apple and sweet cooked brown sugar. The taste is a lovely mix of carmel and munich style malts, slight touch of noble hops and at the end, distinctly pleasant alcohol flavor. This is a classic, complex and rich beer. Mouthfeel is right on balance and as the brew slips past the tounge, a rich, creamy, full bodied feelign begs for the next sip. Slow down and enjoy this beer.

counselor, Jan 15, 2004
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Ayinger Maibock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.