Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by Ego:
4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
battle weizen-bock, ayinger vs. weishenstephaner vitus, phase I : ayinger
absolute fajita plate sizzle head, it settles as quickly as it pours, head completely abandons ship, an absolute frenzy of carbonation activity swirls up and about towards the escape hatch known as the top of the glass, hazy golden to brown hue, looking top on down it looks like a boiling cauldron or at the very least a mountain spring gurgling up from the ground, interesting, and hey the damn goat is cute...
slightly candied banana tone, caramel malt, crystallized sugar, the banana tone is very pronounced
immediately it hits the back of the palette with sweet nanner notes, drinks very much like the smell, it has a refreshing smack of dryness but does not actually dry out your mouth, then a few moments later there is a subtle sensation of warmth in the gullet from the alcohol, very fruity and sweet but not overdone (and I really do not like things that trend sweet), the carbonation is spot on giving this supreme drink-ability,
refreshing and clean, a classic example of the style, a complete beer, easy to drink yet with lots going on and consistent flavor throughout.
phase 1 complete, phase 2 on the pour...
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2012 04:41:38 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
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 566 ratings.