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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
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 JohnQVegas


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

Bottle into weizen glass.

Pours an impenetrably murky apricot, with a big, dense, off-white three-finger head. Eventually settles into a half-inch, dense cap, with some light lacing.

Nose is sweet, big notes of vanilla and clove, spicy yeast notes, fresh sourdough in there too. Vanilla is really the star, leave the nose very rich and smooth. Beautiful.

Taste is big and spicy up front with a wheat body that carries surprising richness. Alcohol is big and spicy, meshing with the prominent clove notes as well. A bit of apple Just a bit of a light earthiness on the finish, balancing things out.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, light carbonation, drying on the finish. Pretty good drinkability, alcohol is a bit prominent, and the size makes balance a bit more of an issue. While this is still a very balanced beer, it seems like the effort to maintain that balance is more obvious.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 19:39:38 | More by JohnQVegas
Photo of keithmurray

New York

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - cloudy golden colour with white frothy head

smell - this is lively, citrus is prominent, green apples, pears, wheat, ginger, cloves, orange peel

taste - mimics the nose, full explosion of citrus, green apples, pears, picking up some spices also of ginger, coriander and cloves

mouthfeel - highly carbonated, medium bodied, flavors really dance and linger on the palate, slightly sweet, crisp and clean finish

drinkability - highly refreshing, alcohol is pretty well masked, price brings the drinkability down a bit (~$4 for 500ML), no doubt this is among the best I've had among its style, this is a beer I would love to enjoy again down the road

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 00:56:01 | More by keithmurray
Photo of BrewStoutMagic


4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Alright this was a surprise.Someone at a beer store told me I should try this one,that it is really good.And right they were.I poured this into a glass,checked out the nice golden haze.Watched the tiny bubbles.I took a drink of it and tasted a lil citrus,but unexpectedly banana and cloves.THe beer has a fresh and smooth taste to it.Great taste of hops and malts.Alcohol of 7.1.I became happier the more I drank. I tried to enjoy every single drink. Before I wanted I had finished 17oz?.After that I was mad for not buying more.Wow what a great Beer!!I will be buying more soon and trying to share some with my friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:48:00 | More by BrewStoutMagic
Photo of Pencible


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

A: This poured a hazy light gold with lots of off-white head.
S: It smelled like banana and fresh wheat and earthy caramel, with a little nutty and honey malts.
T: It tasted like sweet banana and honey and fresh wheat, with a little earthy caramel and nutty malts and floral hops. It had a smooth clean aftertaste that was sweet and creamy.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation.
D: This was a very nice weizenbock with superb balance and clean taste. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was super easy to drink. I liked this better than Celebrator, and rank it among the top weizenbocks. Very well done brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 18:23:54 | More by Pencible
Photo of afinepilsner


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

16.9oz brown bottle

Ayinger Weizenbock was very hazy and yellow-orange in color. It had a very large, fluffy white head with good retention. The aroma was banana, clove, and wheat. The taste was full of banana, clove, and pepper with some wheat and light malt mixed in. The finish was dry with more yeast flavors, spices, and a little throat warming alcohol coming through. The mouthfeel was good with a medium body and fairly high carbonation. Drinkability was very good as well. This is a very good beer and well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 23:44:20 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of jeffthecheff


3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 02:44:15 | More by jeffthecheff
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6th review on BA

Bottle poured into Weizen glass

App- Very nice golden straw color, like sun through an open plained wheat field. Large 2 1/2 finger off white head that dissapated slowly with very little latticing.

Smell- Very open with a strong smell of banana and vanilla. Other citrus scents open up later on during the drink and it was very effervescent.

Taste- I think I poured liquid butter in my mouth it tasted so good. It was crisp, clean not overly sweet like other bocks I've tried. Flavors develop all the time during the drink. Every sip built upon the last.

Mouth- Very good feel with lots of carbonation to it.

Drink- What a great Weizenbock, a deservedly earned solid A, I haven't had a bad Ayinger yet and the trend continues.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 01:16:40 | More by FosterJM
Photo of Gueuzedude


4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A solid pour nets me a fluffy, four-finger thick head in my 25cl tulip glass that is a pale tan color. The beer is a murky looking gold / amber color that shows a deeply hazed, bright orange / straw color when held up to the light. I wasn't expecting a Helles Weizen Bock, but I am quite happy to see one. As I am pouring this characteristic aromas of clove and banana are quite noticeable. A more focused inspection of the nose yields lots of banana backed by spicy clove notes in the finish as well as a touch of white pepper. Underneath are aromas of grassy grain, a rustic grain character that reminds me of fresh crushed wheat, perhaps a touch of fruity apple notes as well. This has a nice, characteristic aroma that I am definitely digging.

Somewhat dry tasting, at least I was expecting more sweetness in a Bock version, though there is a hint of complex wheat sweetness that is a suggestion towards the finish. There is a nice bite to the finish that is a combination of spicy yeast character, hop bitterness and a carbonic bite. This has a really nice grain flavor to it, chewy, rustic, a bit hay-like and lightly tart in its wheat character. Soft flavors of banana, and perhaps even some sweet / tart green apple are noticeable here. This has a nice lush texture to it, chewy, almost toothsome at times; I have had normal strength Hefes with this texture, but this is a bit chewy compared to most normal strength versions. This beer is so drinkable though, my first pour of this disappears way faster than I was expecting it to.

This is a very tasty beer; it really hides its strength quite well, which is certainly dangerous in a 7.1% beer. I really like how vibrant the traditional Hefeweizen character is here; it definitely seems like the character volume has been turned up a bit, which is really then only, subtle, sign that this is not a traditional strength Hefewiezen. Very tasty and one that I am definitely enjoying, this must be an absolutely killer beer when it is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 16:14:36 | More by Gueuzedude
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, bright orange color with a big white head that eventually settles down a finger's worth.

S: Lots of sweetness and fruitiness on the nose, which are quite pleasant. Sweet malt and wheat with some ripe apples, pears, and citrus. A touch of spicy esters as well.

T: Moderately sweet with the same clean malt and wheat character. Sweet oranges, apples, and pears are there again as well. The clove spice character is present, but somewhat subdued.

M: The body is medium with a full and rolling carbonation that fills the mouth.

D: Not a problem at all to drink the half liter bottle of this one. Maybe not quite as good as some of the other weizenbocks I've had, but still quite quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 00:04:51 | More by womencantsail
Photo of SolomonGrundy


4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a little bit hazy, and a beautiful pale amber. Lots of carbonation and a two-finger of soapy head that persists as a off-white crown, leaving no lacing to speak of. Wonderful grapefruit peel and lemon peel aromas, along with some wheat malt and yeastiness. Some spiciness, more typical of Belgian Golden ales, is in there. Wonderful so far. Rich and full mouthfeel of German goodiness. If I had to pick one beer that I've ever had that screamed "GERMANY!" to me, this is it. It's one of the most drinkable 7% brews I've ever had and I could see myself, and probably any beer lover, getting stupid drunk off this very quickly. Flavor profile is loaded with banana, yeast, wheatiness. This is delicious beer. I could session this, and get hella sick, for sure...High ABV wonderfully masked. This beer is really good, and probably great any season - hot or cold. You should always have a few bottles of this in your stash. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 01:56:56 | More by SolomonGrundy
Photo of Brent


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

This beer has everything I love in a hefeweizen, and more. Poured a bright gold with a tinge of haze. Fluffy white head and sharp aroma of spices. Slightly tart at the front, then softening with pronounced clove and spice, with muted yeasty banana notes in the background. A tiny bite of pepper at the end, which could have been ETOH or the yeast spicyness. Finish was slightly sweet. A classic.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 13:18:53 | More by Brent
Photo of largadeer


3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 18:21:14 | More by largadeer
Photo of Nerudamann


4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Pale and cloudy. Very good foam action, and very good carbonation.

Smell - Smells more like a strong dark ale. It reminds me of Chimay Blue somewhat. Slightly malts with citrus and fruit whiffs to mask it.

Taste - Strong, bubbly taste that hits the palate at the upper back. Fruit flavor is still strong, but not over balancing any of the wheaty taste. Aftertaste lingers in the nose a bit more, further exhibiting its fizzy quality.

Mouthfeel - Very good balance between watery and creamy textures. I'm almost venture to say perfect balance.

Drinkability - This is a fantastic brew. I almost wish I was sipping it along with my hookah. At 7.1% abv, it might not be a beer that I'd go back to more than once per evening, but definitely worth a sixpack!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 05:15:42 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of SluggerOToole


4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 500mL bottle into weizen glass. The beer is cloudy and pale to medium amber with a big fluffy head, characteristic of German weizens. The color is definitely on the pale side for weizenbock, appearing more like a dunkel weizen.

The nose is of caramel/crystal malt with medium clove phenols and fruity esters that do not come off as "banana-ey" (?) as a typical German hefeweizen.

On the palate, it is immediately quite fizzy - lots of carbonation. The flavors are sweet and wheaty on the front with a surprising hop finish on the back. The hops are cool and minty but offer a stronger presence than I have typically experienced across the weizen styles.

It is highly drinkable and very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 22:41:46 | More by SluggerOToole
Photo of metter98

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured golden yellow in color into a weizen glass with a two finger high head. It has a high amount of carbonation and good head retention properties.
S: There are some aromas of fruits and sweetness in the nose; bananas really stand out in particular and cloves and wheat are also evident.
T: Like the smell, the taste also has a moderate amount of sweetness with lots of banana flavors and notes of other fruits, cloves and wheat.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and very smooth with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is quite refreshing and the alcohol content is completely hidden from both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 14:36:09 | More by metter98
Photo of nickadams2

New York

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

A_Cloudy golden color with a sticky whit head. Spotty lacing.

S_Banana and clove.

T_Banana ,clove,honey,yeasts and a bit of spice. More complex than I expected of the style. Hard to believe the ABV is 7.10

M_Thin but sticky. Not bad.

D_Very drinkable. Very affordable.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 21:23:59 | More by nickadams2
Photo of BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 500mL bottle this afternoon for $4.25 at Beverage King in West Lebanon NH. Served cold in a chilled weizen glass.

Cloudy honey-colored brew with rigorous carbonation gives a huge 3" of white sticky meringue head. Nose gives a great pineapple sweetness, a bit of banana and cinnamon. Taste is also sweet pineapple spiked with cinnamon, a bit of yeast and general wheaty spice. Feels wonderfully thick and creamy, soft carbonation. No sign of the 7.1% ABV, very smooth. Maybe a bit too sweet, but still very tasty. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 23:41:29 | More by BeerNinja007
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy caramel amber colour with a fairly dense white cap, kind of short but with great head retention. Sticky and a bit clumpy, lots of lacing. Bready and banana in the nose, cloves and caramel. Notes of bubblegum and faint citrus. Low bitterness, sugary caramel flavour with fruity bubblegum, banana, and a hint of lemon in the finish. Bread and wheat crackers, some yeast and mild alcohol, spicy in the finish. Lots of flavour, but surprisingly balanced and mellow. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation that was a bit creamy and smooth. Some dryness and a hint of warmth. Great stuff. Very drinkable and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 23:11:25 | More by DrJay
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a weizen glass)
A- The first pour was a slightly hazy golden yellow with the second pour a hazy orange glow to the body. There was a thick creamy white head that lasted and tiny bubbles that glided up the sides of the glass.
S- The yeasty banana and clove aroma had a nice club soda quality and a soft green note in the finish.
T- The fruity wheat flavors have a nice soft banana note to them with a green herbal finish. There was more of a clove note coming through as the beer opened up. The slight tartness in the finish had some orange zest qualities to it.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a creamy head that gives it a bit of a chewy texture and no alcohol heat. A soft fizz helps dry out the finish a little.
D- This beer has nice classic weizen qualities with pleasant club soda and soft hop support. This is a great weizen that is not a full meal like many and goes down really smooth. This would be a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 15:53:02 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of MrIncognito


4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a weizen glass. Very hazy orange body with a nice thick, tight, and fluffy white head that retains a good long time. Good amount of yeast to poor into the glass that floats around the body. Moderate carbonation on the sides of the glass and great lacing throughout.

S - Great smell of cloves and light orange zest with a hint of banana. Yeasty whaffs especially as it warms.

T&M - Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Cloves and yeast obviously dominate with a sweet tang of citrus orange zest. Light malts come through as well with a bready presence and just the slightest banana taste. Not much alcohol presence at all. The flavors really mask its presence.

D - Such a drinkable beer that I could easily do three of these 16.9oz bottles. A really pleasant experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 15:49:02 | More by MrIncognito
Photo of webmanspidey


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

16.9 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. It is a cloudy golden color with a few inches of head. Smells include banana, cloves, and peaches. Taste is, again, very prominent in cloves and banana. Aftertaste is slightly metallic. This is very smooth and refreshing with almost no bite from alcohol. Mouthfeel is very fizzy and bubbly. This is another solid version of what is becoming one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 00:51:10 | More by webmanspidey
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pilsner glass. Beer is orange and hazy and really aggressively carbonated. Forms a big head of medium white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. There are yeast dregs in this bottle that ended up entirely in the second half of the beer. Both halves tasted approximately the same.

Aroma is a little weak, mild fruits, some graininess.

Beer is fruity and mildly bitter. Finishes wet and has a medium to light feel in the mouth. Lots of carbonation on the palate and some nice flavors throughout. I would drink this beer again in a minute. Very enjoyable, high drinkability and good mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 14:20:58 | More by drabmuh
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a very hazy, golden body with a tall vanilla hued head. Good retention and sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is scrumptious. Overripe banana, clove, toasted wheat bread, honey, and a hint of noble hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and satiny. Medium body has an ideal subtle carbonation.

Taste mirrors the aroma. Bready wheat, clove, cracked white peppercorns, ripe bananas, a lemony hint, spicy and earthy hops, and some yeast. Alcohol is not detected.

Yessir! This one hits the spot. Slightly on the malty side but exquisitely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 16:14:44 | More by merlin48
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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my travels up North at Enoteca in Post Falls... pricey at $5.. but worth it to give it a chance.

Poured into my small weizen glass while doing some late night lawn watering...

Pours with an easy 3 finger head.... probably should have cooled this one down a bit more... glowing yellow brew is not as hazy as I was expecting... but oh well... great retention and only okay lacing.

Nose is thick with bready malts and plenty of clove...

Flavor is long and lingering... heavy clove and lesser banana... good malty sweetness to tie things together and make the finish last and last... Body is medium but pushed toward the heavier side by an abundant yet plush small bubble carbonation... very pleasant.

Glad I picked this one up... I would certainly buy it if I had it available locally.


Edit: Reminds me a bunch of Vitus... wish I would have saved it to drink side by side.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 07:54:56 | More by JohnGalt1
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL bottle from Wegmans in Mechanicsburg.

A: Another pale weizenbock. Good thing Vitus as acclimated me to this nuance on the venerable style. Caramel highlights darken up the golden ale. Each pour into my weizen glass generated a sizeable white head, once resulting in a frothy mess all over the table.

S: The nose is heavy with clove and banana, sweet and spicy. The clove is the stronger of the two and pairs well with the increased tartness fo the wheat. Barley breadiness is amped up also, a biscuity match to the wheat. Why don't I drink more weizenbocks? The world may never know.

T: The weizenbock is decadent, full and warming. Estery flavor are rich, delivering ample banana and clove flavors. Clove is stronger than the banana, but the fruitiness lingers as the sip passes. Wheat and barley, both in strong supply, are short on the tartness that a regular weizen brings. As much as I like that aspect in a weizen, I find that I don't miss it here. The sweetness belies a weightier alcohol body that adds to the filling aspect. The clove and banana, hefty well into the finish, is drop-dead good. Ayinger does it right. Again.

M: There is very little to complain about. The esters are rich, the wheat and barley are tight, the sweetness is dominant. Every sip is a treat.

D: Of course I want more. Any time, any place, I just want more. A world class weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 21:42:42 | More by akorsak
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.