Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
4.78/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I've never run into an Ayinger product I didn't like. I'm going to go on a limb and say that this won't be the first. 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:
It pours the yellow color, not the dark color. It doesn't matter, because it looks sexy. Bright goldenrod color catches the eyes, cloudy in the body, and the head is showing great retention this far. Big banana aroma. Some ground clove gets mixed with the banana. Spicy. Shredded wheat notes too.
Oh yeah! This is like Ayigner's regular hefe on crack rock. The flavors are much bigger, and much sexier. Yet at the same time, no one flavor is totally dominant. Banana bread, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and a little edge of fresh bubblegum balls. The alcohol is hidden nicely underneath this tasty beer. The body is fluffy, medium-large, with smalll carbonation bubbles hitting. The spice creates a pleasant reaction to my palate.
My first "oh shit!" beer of 2010 comes from my favorite German brewery, and one of my favorite styles of beer. I'm very glad Merchant du Vin began importing this beer to the states, because I'll be getting more of this stuff very soon.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2010 05:57:15 | More by DoubleJ
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4.7/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A - As cloudy as can be, this lighter weizenbock appears more like a dirty apricot than a darker dunkel-type weiss beer. It's creamy and tight off-white head towers over the cloudy beer for some time before slowly dropping to a thick skim of foam that leaves small fingers of lace.
S - Heavy clove and white pepper yeast-driven spice esters waft from the nose and blanket the smooth ripe banana notes that peek through. This weizenbock's malty base gives the beer a bready feel just like a doppelbock despite it's lighter color. Paired with the banana, the malty base gives the beer a spicy banana bread-like aroma that's quite inviting!
T - Profoundly bready, this beer's maltiness coats the tongue with a light dribble of sweet caramel, warm, gooey banana bread - banana derived from the bold yeast esters - and slightly buttery finish. Like the aroma, clove spice cannot be missed, lingering through all the beer's other complexities.
M - Ayinger's Weizenbock has the perfect mouthfeel for a beer of this style; rich and malty with a big body and slight lingering sweetness but balanced expertly by incredibly soft, creamy wheat, bright carbonation, and complimentary spice on the finish. Über smooth!
O - Though shockingly lighter than most weizenbock beers, Ayinger Weizenbock features all the same characteristics and blends them fabulously! Spice forward, this beer has yeast incorporated through every aspect of it from the aroma and flavor to finish. Creamy smooth, it's like fresh, moist banana bread, without any nuts, filling the stomach providing sustenance.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 17:58:00 | More by BeerFMAndy
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.