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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 53
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: shbobdb on 06-09-2007)
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Photo of tempest


3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a .5L bottle at EuroMarket for $6. Unlike mostly weizenbocks I've tried, this is pale and much like a fortified hefeweizen. Oddly enough, it's also tastes fairly similar to a strong Belgian pale ale but with a bready wheat loaf.

There's a mix of berry candy and mild banana with soft wheat bread in the background. That said, there's that backing malt is rich and full, giving this a heavier body, but an appropriate weight for the style. So if you love hefe's and want to see and taste what they can be amped up, this is exactly that. All the same rich yeast character and smooth malt.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 04:10:31 | More by tempest
Photo of dasenebler


3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33cl, best before end of July 2011.

Pours a cloudy medium orange with a nice, two-finger head. Retains at a thick layer with above-average lacing.

The aroma has some raw, yeasty wheat and spicy phenols.

Flavor is very refined and smooth. Lightly sweet, with traces of banana and earthy spices throughout. No flaws, but then again nothing remarkable. Alcohol is almost undetectable, which is an accomplishment for the style. Wheaty and clean, with a creamy, near-perfect mouthfeel.

Nothing wows me with this Helles Weizenbock-- it's just a solid brew. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 21:26:47 | More by dasenebler
Photo of washburnkid

New York

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive audibly bubbly head over a fuzzy unfiltered orange hue. No lacing but a thin cap covers the beer fully. Aromas are straight citrus backed up by a ton of other non-acidic fruits: sweet apples, tropical fruit and berries. Fruits are rounded out with a subtle spice. Initial gulps reveal a plethora of fruits but also a sweeter side, like a sugary candy. Citrus rind bitterness and spices come through after the initial wave of complex sweetness. Bubble gum comes out with warmth. Thin and not too heavy on the carbonation.

Fantastic, and while it's many months old, I don't have many complaints.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 01:32:11 | More by washburnkid
Photo of Thorpe429


3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Russian River Sound Czech pilsner glass.

Pours a very cloudy light golden color with a dense white head that sticks around for a bit. Some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass and a thick collar throughout. The nose is filled with clove, alcohol, and a strong bready presence. The flavor scales back on the bread and picks up more clove along with a bit of banana. Booze there as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Pretty good, though nothing I'd go out of my way for again; nowhere near Celebrator.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 23:42:32 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of KYBrewgrass


3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- 3.5 A mediocre hazy, golden straw colored body is backed up with a uniform 1/2 finger head that produces smooth and slippery lacing.

S- 4 This smells of wheat and sweet bread. The yeast is present. There's a bit of a spiciness as well. Good scent that isn't overbearing.

T- 4 Wheat-heavy with a touch of malt sweetness that comes through to finish that's nice and balances the flavor well.

M- 3.5 This brew is medium-light in body with an average carbonation. It isn't heavy at all, and is pretty smooth.

D- 4 I could easily enjoy a few of these on a hot afternoon or lazy day. It doesn't bring anything extraordinary to the table but has a sweet and smooth wheaty taste that addresses the palate well.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 20:26:11 | More by KYBrewgrass
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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a half-liter bottle into a half-liter franziskaner glass.

A - this is an absolutely beautiful beer. it pours a golden-straw color that is borderline orange in the bulb of the glass. great thick white head that rises tall leaving just a little bit of lacing.

S - somehow, the beautiful citrus and banana notes of this beer do not come through in it's aroma, but it does have a nice smell of wheat.

T - as mentioned above, there are noticeable notes of banana and a little bit of citrus. i like this particular brew in that it makes no effort to disguise the true wheat taste with the fruity notes, but rather finds a great compromise between the two.

M - proper amount of carbonation, very light on the tongue. no real issues here.

D - i could probably drink my weight in this beer, which is surprising giving the amount of wheat sediment apparent in its cloudiness.

O - this is a great beer. i originally compared it to the hofbrauhaus hefe in overall taste, but after having a couple over the past few months, i can really sense some fairly large differences. make an effort to pick one up and give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 21:55:36 | More by skyline31687
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Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Weizen-Bock has a kumquat colour and, as is typical for any kind of weizen beer, a tall Abraham Lincoln hat-like head that continues to climb for a dozen or so seconds after the last drop is poured. Interrupted clarity is expected, although transparency isn't entirely stamped out. It's pale, sure, but still appears full of character.

This aroma has all the exotic, ornamental details and loud-popping fireworks of a Chinese New Years celebration, but it smells like it came right out of the tropics: banana is not only the icing on the cake, but the flour, sugar, eggs, leavening agent, garnishing and candle atop as well. It is intensified by a cautious pinch of clove.

Yeast is, in my mind anyhow, one of the world’s last areas of unexplainable magic. I'd like to see an episode of MythBusters dedicated to the subject. A plentiful yet mildly flavoured malt bill tasting of toast and straw is embroidered with faint notes of orange peel, subdued citrus zest and a faltering clove-like spice. Any bitterness disappears at the drop of a hat.

We're benefited a fuller, thicker mouthfeel without any extra alcohol accompanying it. It is distinguishably creamy, with a texture almost as thick and lush as an old-fashioned milkshake but with the zing of an authentic Caribbean ginger ale. The aforementioned should not be considered spicy, but certainly enhances the beer with a perceptible zest.

What to make of a weizenbock that drinks more like a hefeweizen? I'm rendered speechless. What is there to say? German breweries in general, and Ayinger in particular, have consistently excellent output. This offering has made the distinct and strong style exceptionally agreeable, and unthinkably drinkable. I guess all I can do is recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 20:35:02 | More by biegaman
Photo of JayS2629


4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Descent retention and lacing. Smells of yeasty wheat with hints of bananas and cloves. Hints of citrus. Very clean tasting for this style. The banana clove tastes are subtle. Hints of lemon, pepper, and orange with a very sweet front end. Overall a very clean and easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 20:14:43 | More by JayS2629
Photo of BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Standard hazy golden straw pour of a wheat. Nice and proper head retention.

S - Smells like tangy yeast-soaked golden wheat. Tangy and tart fruit rind notes. A great nose like most wheatbeers.

T - A big chewy mouth of wheat. Some spice notes here with a nice warming alcohol. Im not detecting much darker fruit but the overall taste is on the bolder side of wheats. Hints of bannana and fruit sweetness is in the aftertaste.

M - This body is very creamya nd chewy. Smooth and rich in its texture but not overpowering. A nice clean finish.

O - A very nice wheat choice. All that youd expect from one, but more pronounced and warmer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 19:59:12 | More by BeerForMuscle
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into shaker pint sleeve.

BBE 07/2011

A- Cloudy blonde body with an orange hue.Head is 4 fingers and densely creamy. Retention is superb as is the lacing.

S- Huge aromas of banana and cloves! Some bready dough notes

T- Banana comes through first and is present throughout with more clove in the finish and lingers. Finish is creamy. No alcohol heat at all, very well hidden.

M- Moderate carbonation with creamy light body.

D- Classic weizen nose and taste. Presence is strong and fresh. Lack of alcohol heat can really let this one creep up on you.
I dont think this is necessarily a classic example of the style ( im thinking more of Aventinus with a bigger malty bock like chocolate note). For me, this is just a higher abv Hefeweizen. This is still an excellent beer though! Must try

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 21:46:07 | More by seanyfo
Photo of Sachsenfreude


4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance; looks just like a typical Weissbier but the head dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

smell; bananas and bready yeast. Alcoholic and bitter fumes, like a Weissbier with extra alcohol...just what it is.

taste; the alcohol is really well hidden, I could be tricked into thinking this is of the lower alcohol version. Very spicy yeast and wheat. A bit sour in the end but wheat cracker flavors moisten it a bit.

mouthfeel; medium bodied, smooth and refreshing. Crisp finish, slightly dry.

overall; not overly impressed with this one in comparison with others of the style. Still, its nearly indistinguishable characteristics from a regular version of the style make it a nice drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 04:22:14 | More by Sachsenfreude
Photo of beerman207


4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy yellow-orange color - nice white head that stays around for a while.

S: orange zest, banana, clove, malt, sweet

T: Same as the smell, this beer is fantastic. What a great offering from Ayinger.

M: Carbonation is mild. Easy to swig this one

O: This one is a beer I will certainly try again. Wow. Great offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 01:30:29 | More by beerman207
Photo of Glory

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My friend Marc bought me this beer last week. Always nice to taste Germany-made WeizenBock. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the style, its always a refreshing and festive style of beer.

POured in a Weizen glass. This beer is Golden yellow, almost orange. Its pretty cloudy which is normal for this type of beer and it gives out a thick and creamy white head. The foam just sticks there for so long ! looks very fresh.

The smell is quite typical for a weizen. Lots of fruit, oranges, banana, apricots...Pineapple even... with a hint of wheat sweetness.

Taste was also predictable but still very pleasant and fresh.
A massive Creamy carbonation rush covers every spot of the palate first and then taste kicks in with spices and fruit like Coriander, long pepper, banana and apricots.
Finishes a little sweet on the palate and pretty short for a WeizenBock, no after taste at all.
I think I would of prefered this beer on a nice hot sunny terrace.
Very nice product overall but its not something I would of bought for myself.
Thanks again Marc

Cheers Lads


Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 16:11:12 | More by Glory
Photo of blackie


4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: entire bottle poured into a large weizen glass, the beer is a hazed orange in color, featuring a bone-white head, low and slightly fizzy

s: the nose brings lots of yeast, nanner, clove, fully wheaty with some biscuit dosed with raw honey, melon, nice

m: carbed to moderate-high, body around light-medium

t: the flavor brings bready malts and yeast, ripe banana, clove, hops mild and grassy, heavy wheat flavors, a honey sweetness hits mid-palate, sweet fruits include peach and melon, lingering flavors with a mild bitterness

o: a very nice weizenbock, not tops in terms of complexity, but certainly very solid and very appealing, this is a great example of a great style

500 mL bottle from WF, Arlington

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 03:52:45 | More by blackie
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy bright yellow color with a frothy two to three finger head which gives way to some lace. The aroma is of toffee and nice citrus fruits and a sweetness. The taste follows suit, a sweet malt backbone hit with hints of banana like a hef as well as light citrus fruits. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and creamy and smooth. The drinkability is high, it is an easy drink with enough flavor to keep you goin.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 16:47:06 | More by goblue3509
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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into An Ayinger Weizen glass, the correct equipment doesn't hurt.

A- Consistent hazy gold, nice white head, a good two and a half inches worth.

S- Mild clove coming through and an earthy wheat tone.

T- Strong clove at first but not overwhelming. My pallete adjusts and I'm just thinking delicious goodness, mild clove and hint of citrus. The boch has made it mellow, consitent and drinkable. Watch out, very drinkable.

M- Med light body, the boch has made sure of that, my mouth says it's summer, although it's a ways away.Summer loving it happens so fast, its taken my brain there, lovin it.

Future months are looking good, only March and I found this beautiful wheat beer to spend some time with. Delicious!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 23:57:57 | More by Tropicalslip
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

orangey yellow with a huge white head. very cloudy. nice lacing. odd color as i always thought of weizenbocks as more dark beers.

smells awesome toffee, cloves and lots of citrussy fruit.

taste is the same but much more pronounced fruitiness, i am even getting the typical banana flavors of a hefeweizen. slightly more robust. More wheat flavor than i would expect.

Prickly carbonation, lightly creamy body which is fairly heavy but not imposingly so. sweet and sour finish with a clean hoppy bite.

good drinkabilty, not too heavy, not to imposing on the palette and all in all a good beer.

was hoping for a bit more robust offering, but this beer delivers a nice experience with what it gives and definitely is worth a few sips.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 00:49:42 | More by ryanonline
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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice hazy orange with a huge white puffy head. Very little lace.
Smell full of malt, bread, citrus & light hops.
Taste of full of malt, bread/yeast, citrus, vanilla, spice, caramelized sugar. Great balance.
Fullish body, light effervescence. Slightly warming. Very, very good. Rich, almost silky as it flows towards the throat. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 01:43:00 | More by PorterLambic
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Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a hefe that is just slightly darker than the average. Hazy golden with the massive white head that one expects from a German wheat beer. Head falls slowly to a half finger and holds there.

Smells strongly of cloves and citrus. Pretty nice but nothing out of the ordinary.

Very smooth flavoured, front to back is a nice even transition through citrus, underripe banana and clove flavours. Really a nice flavour, nothing overdone, but everything pleasant.

Light bodied and fairly lively, makes for a very refreshing brew despite the elevated alcohol content.

I'm a big fan of the style, and a fan of this brewery, and am not disappointed in any way here. Not quite a new favourite, but definitely a good brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 03:26:47 | More by elricorico
Photo of GossageBrewery


4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this Wizen Bock out of a 500 ML bottle, into a pint glass. The beer poured a hazy golden color. It produced a beautiful think bright white frothy head. It settled to a 2 finger widths and was very well carbonated. There was no lacing to speak of. The beer had a aroma of rich wheat with hints of lemon, banana. The mouthfeel was watery. The taste was overall very nice, very much dominated by wheat and finished with light citrus and banana. Here was also a slight taste of clove. Very Good example of a Weizenbock! Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 20:32:21 | More by GossageBrewery
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New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: From the pour I got a tall three to four finger head of slow fading stiff foam over a cloudy flat tan/orange colored liquid. Lots of visible carbonation flows up to the head which also makes lots of slick lace patterns on the glass.

Smell: The nose is full of estery, fruity and bready yeast notes.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has loads of tasty wheat character. There is a semi-sweet mix of bread malt, tart wheat and hops with a twist of lemon and green banana peel. The finish leans more to the dry side with a very mild hop presence. Its palate feels lively and well carbonated with a firm medium body.

Notes: This is a lovely showcase of deep wheaty flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 15:39:11 | More by generallee
Photo of biggred1


4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light colored for the style, cream and brassy gold with a fine, soft white head that leaves some gritty lace on the glass. Tangy wheat malt and big banana in the nose with apples, clove and bubblegum. Over-ripe banana and phenolic, estery yeast flavors with hay and a cracker-like dryness in the finish. Medium bodied with palatte scrubbing carbonation. Another fine beer from Ayinger.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 02:27:24 | More by biggred1
Photo of BeerManDan


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color when poured was a hazy golden yellow with a reddish hue, little foar and no lace. The smell had the aroma of wheat yeast, fruit, spice and citrus. The flavor bad the taste of yeast, a hint of banana, orange/lemon, with a touch all spice. Not to citrusy, not overly sweet. A nice balance of all the compentents that will make this Weizenbock a favorite for all Weizenbock drinkers!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 01:04:28 | More by BeerManDan
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into a shaker.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very small off-white head that dissipates quickly to almost nothing at all.

S: Very good aroma ... apple, honey, slightly earthy, a bit of lemon zest. A very Belgian smell to it, which is expected and pleasant.

T: Fugi apples, honey, lemon, yeast. Really intriguing and pretty complex for the style.

M: Light and highly carbonated. Still a bit creamy. Slightly drying.

D: Very drinkable. I could put quite a few of these down with no problem at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 03:21:03 | More by Mississipping
Photo of Cozzatoad


3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle

A- Much less dark than other weizenbocks: yellow/orange, very hazy. Medium head with enough retention to provide a minimal covering

S- Yeast at firts, then lemon, clove. Quite common for a weisse and not very strong, but still good

T- A round bready taste from the wheat malts is nicley mixed up with some banana, citrus and maybe some other very light fruity tones. Alcohol adds to the mix by giving a vivid but still soft spiciness without being too clearly detectable

M- Body is actually light for the style. That means good smoothness and a very clean and fresh feel, but also not much complexity

D- A very easy and at the same time interesting drink. It has the ability to feel both fresh and warming somehow

A good companion with grilled meat, quite too pricy around here given its not so outstanding value

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 11:58:03 | More by Cozzatoad
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.