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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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712 Ratings
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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 73
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: shbobdb on 06-09-2007

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Ratings: 712 | Reviews: 352
Photo of StJamesGate
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale, slightly hazy gold with steady tower of white. 4
Big overripe banana nose with a touch of wax and smoky phenols. 3.75
Prickly phenols, big doughiness, some butterscotch, lemon peel, clove, and cardamom. 3.75
Banana creme end and numbing linger.
Lively, silky, a bit hot. 4

So pale-malt-only weizenbocks are a thing? Light, natch; plays more like an overstrength hefe. Lovely creamy feel that’s almost ruined by overly aggressive spiciness. Subtle and well-executed, yet unsatisfying somehow. 4

Photo of ludachris
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Its caramel orange body is nearly opaque. Three fingers of thick, creamy, tightly knit white head is perched on top. As to the style, its retention is fantastic.

Estery and phenolic to start with plenty of clove and banana peel. A pinch of lemon juice from the wheat cuts through its rich, warm, toasted core. A streak of fruity booze rounds everything out. Straight shooting but full and creamy.

Everything comes at once in one perfectly put together package. Bruised, overly ripe banana meshes with sweet, fresh toasted biscuit. Subtle, smooth caramel is omnipresent. Its overall sweetness is sticky and chewy, coming in layers. There's a slight lemony/acidic quality on its edges. It cuts and cleans, making it very easy to take the next sip.

Lusciously creamy and smooth with a chewy sweetness. It sits between light and medium bodied and sports no sign of alcohol. The carbonation level is refreshing but understated. I could drink gallons of this.

What a treat. It doesn't get much better than this. I'm in the process of learning how to appreciate traditional beer styles and this is a reminder of how enjoyable it can be.

Photo of jrenihan
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very high quality weizenbock. Strong banana and clove flavours with a nice bready flavour. The alcohol is nicely hidden although the beer is fairly thick for a weizen. I personally find the Ayinger Brau-Weisse to be a bit overrated, but this one is very good.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle served quite cool into a pint glass. Enjoyed after the closing of my new house. Purchased for $4.95 CDN from the LCBO. Looking forward to trying in the third of the triumvirate of great German weizenbocks.

Appearance - very hazy vibrant orange color with a finger and change of off white head. Just a bit of visible carbonation from the edge of the glass.

Smell - plenty of banana and clove with a. Sweet caramel and brown sugar goodness. Basically an amped up super hefeweizen.

Taste - banana and clove with a slightly malty molasses background. Seamlessly put together with a great smoothness. Just awesome and alcohol is imperceptible.

Mouthfeel - perfect, light smooth, yet sufficiently full bodied, well carbonated and silky. Wonderful feel.

Overall - world class stuff all the way around. An instantly classic and a must try for any beer lover.

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. This is an older bottle, though I'm not sure how old.

A: cloudy and tawny colored. Three fingers of head eventually settle and leave no lacing.

S: Bananas foster, pithy tropical fruits, craisins, tangy wheat, black pepper and spices, vanilla.

T: Bread, shredded wheat, overripe bananas, caramelized sugar. Slight acidity has set in with hints of tart cranberry. A little oxidized too with some papery flavors in the background. Vanilla pulls toward the back. Clove and black pepper. Almost a gingery sort of flavor too. Ghost-like smokey phenols.

M: Medium body. Full and frothy milkshake type of feel. Low prickling carbonation.

O: The age here is apparent, but I like what it's done for the most part. A classic weizenbock.

Photo of utopiajane
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with an orange blush. Hazy with a frothy foamy head of creamy white foam that lasted. Matte appearance, no shine or glow to this beer. Nose is wheat brought to richness. Toasty bread crust and a bit of clove. Light banana and a creamy but crisp wheat flavor. Slight warming in the finish. Finishes with just a touch of hops for balance and so that the malt can reside splendidly in the after taste with some dark fruits and bread crust.

Photo of cmq103
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid take on the style. Plenty of sweet fruity esters to go around. Highly drinkable and the ABV is barely noticeable. A must try for fans of the Weizenbock. Well done Ayinger...

Photo of jsurfs82
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best I've had in the style!

Photo of jrempel
2/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was trash baud

Photo of Jacobob10
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle into a tulip glass.

Hazy, deep golden amber color with a frothy white head. Slight retention and minimal lacing. Bready malts and strong clove in the aroma. Sweet flavor with the malt and yeast dominating. A touch of alcohol mixed in. Medium-full bodied.

Swirling the last 1/4 of the bottle to rouse the yeast created a super cloudy appearance and made it even spicier. A solid Weizenbock that would make for a nice treat once in a while but not something I'm grabbing for everyday.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Beer pours pale gold, slightly hazy, with a lace of head.
Aroma has some esters (banana)
Taste is clean and bready, some clove like spice.
Smooth mouthfeel, some hint of alcohol.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Nose: Banana bread aromas with a hint of clove,
Cloudy orange 2” white foam cap, rocky, persistent, clingy, lacy.
Palate: Malt driven, big banana bread with slight tartness from the wheat (hint of lemon) on the end but there is a light sweetness throughout.
Medium full body, medium high carbonation, very fine and soft, creamy.

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev -4.5%

16.9 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: orange-brown, super hazy, not overly dark but a bit darker than standard hefeweizen yellow-orange; huge thick white to off-white foam head; no stick or lacing; shows some bubbles

S: super sweet, banana, some orange, bubble gum ... very sweet; some tart/sour pops in every now and then, but it's very sweet

T: standard hefeweizen banana sweet but with just a pinch of spice ... clove? allspice? it's a bit like a witbier spice; not an ounce of alcohol in the taste, it's perfectly hidden; strong candy hefeweizen, perhaps a bit more tart than the nose; over time, it gets a bit Belgian tripel-like ... very fruity, even ranging into a Belgian dubbel-like taste (darker fruits than banana)

F: solid, good carbonation

O: really good and a great way to get a bit more ABV out of hefeweizen ... honestly, the only thing different from standard hefe here is the extra 1-3% ABV and that Belgian witbier spice ... other than that, it's good banana hefeweizen

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

This great beer pours a cloudy and hazy light copper with a dense and creamy white head. There are floating chunks in the glass as well.
The aroma is all ripe banana and light cloves with hints of pepper.
The taste is spicy clove up front with a little peppery bite with ripe banana and just a hint of lemony/acidic hop late in the sip.
Great mouthfeel, so smooth and creamy.
Overall, just a wonderful brew.

Photo of timontheroad
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Cloudy, golden appearance with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma is huge bananas and cloves, with I slight hint of bubblegum. Taste is bananas, cloves and just a minor bit of citrus tartness. Mouthfeel is just outstanding, fairly light bodied with perfect carbonation that complements the flavor. This beer is comparable to Vitus and Unser Aventinus in every way- simply wonderful

Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Cloudy orange colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells of bruised banana and mildly of cloves. Mildly spicy but this is one strong banana beer.

Sweet and very spicy the clove missing in the smell ready hits hard in the taste. Mild alcohol burn but no alcohol taste. Tastes like banana with punkin pie spice.

Overall a nice Weizenbock but there are a few better.

Photo of gr0g
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden amber, quite cloudy. Several fingers of foam caps it off, leaving streaks of not very persistent lacing. Aromas are consistent with a hefeweizen, but with a much more pronounced malty sweetness. Honeyed bread is prevalent, while the yeast aspects (primarily clove, ripe banana, a little bit chalky) are more muted.

Flavor is just as the aroma suggests: like a higher gravity hefe. Kind of like maibock meets hefeweizen. Solid, sweet malt body, but there's just enough hop bitterness to keep it from becoming cloying. Super-smooth texture, almost silky. Notes of sweet golden raisin and overripe banana. Very tasty and easy-drinking.

This is an excellent pale Weizenbock. Don't pass this up if you even remotely enjoy wheat beers.

Photo of Kevlee722
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a weizen glass. Poursl a beautiful golden hue with yellow highlights at the edges. Hazy appearance with foamy white head that lasts into the first few sips leaving a white ring atop the body.
The nose has lots of banana, apple, spices and cloves typical of the style. Flavor profile is similar with a nice,crisp bitterness on the finish. A nice medium body with a semi dry finish. Tight carbonation, really like the mouthfeel on this one. A bit bigger feel than a regular hef which comes across quite nice.
This is a strong offering from one of my preferred Bavarian breweries, very easy to drink with a higher abv (which could prove to be dangerous). Prost!

Photo of Markle369
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was a surprisingly delightful experience. I poured the cloudy, lively-colored brew into a glass and was converted into a weizen-bock fanatic instantly. I've tried a fair few now but I think this is quite possibly my favorite. Aventinus is another great one but it doesn't have the same refreshing quality. Vitus is great also but not as cloudy and substantial. I should add that I had this beer after a long day working outside. My thirst and desire for a cold refreshing beverage may have something to do with my decision to award this brew a near perfect 5.

Photo of jkpyrope
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 Pt bottle into a weizen glass.

Aroma is quite complex. Initial smell is sweet, with hints of banana and apple. Further smelling brings in scents of dark fruits.

Pours pale yellow, nice amber color in the glass, with a very robust foamy head that fades and lingers slightly. A LOT of sediment in the bottom of glass.

Fruity, tart, and also rather earthy on the palate. Carbonation is surprisingly strong, gives this beer a "bite" on the tongue. As it warms up a bit, a (fruity) sweetness begins to be tasted. Full bodied, but nice and smooth.

Overall, I really like this one.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$ 5.99/500 mL bottle at Oppermanns Cork ‘N’ ale
Bottle with no date/production markings at 45 degrees into weizen glass
Aroma of sweet fruit, hint of apple
Head on initial pour large (> 10 cm), rapidly diminishing to 4 cm; subsequent pours make little contribution to head size. Finally diminishes to 2 mm layer. White and creamy.
Lacing none
Body medium yellow-gold with slight haze. Heavy sediment layer in bottle bottom.
Flavor begins and ends slightly sweet with some yeasty phenolics peeking out. No alcohol, no hops, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation with a few bubbles rising throughout the life of the glass.

An easy drinking non-aggressive beer. Pleasant and relaxing but, IMHO, overpriced.

Photo of chickenflea
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a large, creamy white head, good retention with good lacing. Aroma is huge banana esters with caramel and vanilla nose, light bread and biscuit malt. Light noble hops and a warm alcohol character as it warms. Flavor is lightly sweet with bready and slightly buttery notes. A light hop bitterness. Banana esters and a dry finish. Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich malty head on the pour. Scents of lemon, raspberry, and dried cloves. Cloudy strawberry color. Lots of lacing down the glass. Fruity tartness on the palate. Low carbonation and low hops, as a great bock should. Easy to drink. Hard to put down. Not a session beer, even though I'd love it to be one. It can be quaffed until you are oblivious. Love this one!

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big banana, orange peel, pear, apple, bubblegum, white grape, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and balanced malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big banana, orange peel, pear, apple, bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, light clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of banana, pear, apple, orange peel, bubblegum, wheat, bread, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome weizenbock. All around great complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast ester and balanced malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of dar482
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a beautiful hazy amber orange, almost looking like a DIPA except for a tight white head.

The aroma is more hefeweizen. Sweet banana, citrus, peel, clove spice, phenolic plastic or nail polish. A bright caramel candy sweetness throughout.

The flavor follows, but with more of a deep rich weizenbock characteristic. There’s ripe banana, a slightly toasted bread, lots of spicy clove, wheat, and hints of vanilla on the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium plus and quite creamy.

A wonderful brew. While it is not my favorite in the style, (Schneider Weisse Tap 6 is), but it is still a substantial and tasty bigger brother of the hefeweizen.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.