Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap featuring nice simple art served into a Guinness brewhouse series pint glass in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.
**Additional notes from a March 2013 revisit. Acquired for cheap at Trader Joe's. Served in a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass.
A: Four finger beige colour soft head of silky wonderful cream, great thickness, and amazing retention for the ABV (4-5 minutes). Hazy full yellow-orange colour. Pretty damn appealing. I love the head. Body colour is a vibrant yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light and appealing for the style; I usually expect a darker colour from a weizenbock.
Sm: Light pale orange and citrus esters, with a side of cream. A very mild yet pleasant scent. Clean barley. Light floral hops. Delightful banana and clove. Refreshing wheat. Well balanced; every evocative. I'm excited to try this. Very fresh and inviting. Wow.
T: Orange citrusy esters and soft silky cream side by side with some crystal malt on the climax. Delightful banana and clove. Quite fanciful, if a bit simplistic. It's incredibly what they've done with limited ingredients. Foundation is light wheat. Refreshing. Balanced well. Built simply but effectively for the style. Not particularly bold. No yeast character or alcohol comes through - an achievement at 7.10% ABV. Wow, that's tasty. The wheat has a crisp refreshing character often unseen. Quite evocative. Subtly executed.
Mf: Smooth until the midpoint, wherein it coarsens through the climax to lift out the flavours. This is masterfully done, as alongside it rests a refreshing wetness. Refreshingly soft and pleasant; fuck that's nice. Perfect carbonation. Light, fleeting, and incredible. Like drinking a cloud...okay, bad metaphor. But it's fantastic. Feels custom-tailored to the flavour profile.
Dr: Very drinkable, even refreshing - for a 7.10% beer. Price is decent by German and French (import) standards, but I'd hate to see what extortionist prices they post stateside. **[Actually, Trader Joe's offers it for a very reasonable price of < $2.49.] I could session this easily. A delightful weizenbock - amongst the best I've had. Great stuff. Another amazing beer from Ayinger.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2011 11:29:59 | More by kojevergas
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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.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 12:31:40 | More by Markle369
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.