Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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2.36/5 rDev -43.7%
Bluh, here we go again with an overrated style/beer from this perspective. Pour, nothing too scary yet, looks decent, good carbonation. Smell, meh, rancid, taste has some mixture of dust, mustard, banana and wheat.
Not much for that kind of mouthfeel, and hence, makes this guy undrinkable for the most part. Glad I only bought one. The aroma is pretty much the flavor. No thanks.
12-24-2009 23:12:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.53/5 rDev -39.6%
Reviewed on 06/21/10
Poured from bottle to sam adams 16oz glass.
A: Good 1/4" white, creamy head with good retention. Light brown with medium cloudiness. Visible ribbon consistently reinforcing the head.
S: Coriander, coriander, coriander. Light plasticity.
T: Tastes like a trippel, way too much yeast. Coriander, yeasty. Pinch of butter on finish.
M: Thicker. creamy.
D: Not my cup of tea.
12-20-2010 08:54:43 | More by harrymel
2.8/5 rDev -33.2%
This beer is bananas.
Slightly cloudy gold with a big ol craggy head that dissipates quickly.
Banana candy nose, like runts. Has a fake sugar smell.
I get a lot of sweetness on the palate. It tastes like a banana tastes when it has those strings on it, I hate it when bananas get all stringy.
Not my taste. I could see some people really liking this beer.
04-17-2010 02:36:30 | More by NStLincoln
2.93/5 rDev -30.1%
Murky burnt orange color topped with much smaller head than I was expecting.
The aroma is sweet and a little citrusy - probably bitter orange is the best comparison I can think of. Some bubblegum as well but it's definitely in the background.
The flavor is a bit of a letdown. Watery and more bitter than I was expecting. Fortunately the bitterness doesn't linger, unfortunately neither does the flavor. There's some brightness in the flavor that again brings to mind citrus but it's not really tart. Some sweetness as well but I'm just not finding the weizen flavors that I would expect in a weizenbock.
The carbonation is fairly prickly and the mouthfeel on the week side. Overall it just doesn't do much for me.
12-17-2011 21:01:40 | More by mariposafan
3.03/5 rDev -27.7%
Pours out a large 1 PT .09 ounce bottle.
A - Looks like hazy a gold color, with slightly tan head. Not anything like Weizenbock Aventinus, my favorite of the style. This is just way too pale for my liking.
S - Smell is slightly sour, almost cheese-like, also getting some faint leather smells, earthy smell, very faint vanilla smells. No spice smells to be found.
T - Tastes like wheat malt, some stale veggie flavors, pale malt, and very slight vanilla.
M - Mouthfeel is rich, smooth.
O - This beer tastes old, tired, musty, stale and overall an unappetizing weizenbock which is a shame because this a beer style that should shine from Bavaria. Could it be an old bottle? It's possible yet I don't think it would have been this detrimental to it's flavor and aroma. Aventinus is leaps and bounds better, as is the Americanized version from Victory, Moon Glow, which is pretty damn amazing.
04-19-2013 23:11:09 | More by Star80
3.08/5 rDev -26.5%
Pours a hazy straw color with a decent white head that persists forever. Smells of pepper and clove with hints of lemon honey and light sugar. The flavor is rich and malty with lots of yeasty phenols that get in the way of me enjoying this beer. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. I did not enjoy this beer at all.
05-05-2013 00:59:28 | More by johnnnniee
3.28/5 rDev -21.7%
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. No freshness date, but this should be a fairly robust beer.
Hazy glowing orange-amber, this looks nice. It pours with three fingers of dense foam that recedes to a film, and then eventually a thin collar.
The aroma is sweet, loaded with fruity esters. Ripe apples, pears, a bit of banana. There's some spiciness to it as well, but it's subdued.
The taste, like the aroma, is very sweet. Esters and phenols lead the way, with some light maltiness buried beneath the fruit and spice. It has a bit of an apple-cinnamon character, along with the banana notes you would expect from a hefeweizen yeast. The body is medium, bordering on full, and the sweetness becomes a bit cloying after a few ounces, as this really doesn't dry up in the finish at all. Banana bread flavors linger on the tongue between sips. Spicy phenols become more prevalent as the beer warms, which doesn't enhance the drinkability much. A fairly good beer, but not great. I'll stick to Vitus if I want a pale weizenbock.
08-23-2010 18:21:14 | More by largadeer
3.35/5 rDev -20%
Pours into my weizen glass with a hazy, dark yellow color and a quick-rising white head. In typical weizen fashion, this beer took a long time to pour.
This beer is quite different from what I was expecting. Unlike a typical Weizenbock, this is pale colored with very little dark malt character. For this reason, I think this is a beer that would have been better if it was fresher. In the nose is a moderate yeastiness with a touch of bannana. Bready malt comes through as well, but I'd like some more malt character. On the palate, the body is noticeably heavier and wheatier than a typical hefeweizen. Alcohol heat is kept to a minimum. Carbonation is a little low, failing to liven up such a hefty wheat beer. This is an interesting take on the style, but I'd prefer a regular hefeweizen or a more traditional weizenbock.
10-19-2010 02:44:15 | More by jeffthecheff
3.44/5 rDev -17.9%
This brew pours a cloudy orange with a three finger head which dissipates, after a few minuets, into a white cloudy coating and moderate lacing.
The smell is dank with wet hay, yeast, bananas, apple, pear and grapefruit.
The taste is sweet to very sweet. Mostly bananas with a little pear. Some light peppery hops on the backend.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Cracker like feel with just a touch of peppery hop oil remaining on the tongue after swallowing.
Overall this is more wheat beer than Bock. It is light and easy to drink. It would be good on a hot summer day.
04-23-2013 21:52:14 | More by microbrewlover
3.5/5 rDev -16.5%
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with massive head even on a gentle pour. Slowly but surely the head fades but not to a thin lace or anything. It recedes to a foamy 3 finger white head.
Smells of clove, bananas, and grapefruit with subtle wheat and citric notes.
Medium in body and very clean tasting for something unfiltered. Some grapefruit sweetness along with a clove spiciness. Finishes with some spicy herbal hops. Has a slight medicinal taste as well with a touch of alcohol. Very nicely balanced, nice wheat aftertaste.
11-16-2011 01:38:24 | More by jtierney89
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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