Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by musicman575:
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a rich, hearty, opaque goldenrod. Doesn't appear very carbonated, but develops nicely once it spills across the tongue.
Lots of toffee-like malt character in the nose, almost like coffee nips candy. Alcohol a presence too.
A bit of medicinal phenols and some cloves. The malts and sugars come right through immediately following. Finishes slightly tart and dry with a warmth that sticks around in the chest.
Definitely not a beer to drink by the liter if you intend on drawing out the fun all night long.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2011 04:49:49 | More by musicman575
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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
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