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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 71
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: shbobdb on 06-09-2007

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Ratings: 693 | Reviews: 347
Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +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.

Photo of nickadams2
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.

Photo of BeerNinja007
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.

Photo of DrJay
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.4/5  rDev +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.

Photo of MrIncognito
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of webmanspidey
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of merlin48
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of akorsak
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of ChadQuest
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At first pour i wonder where they get the sense to put Bock in the name, this is rather a pale golden color, with a great pearlesent head, a very attractive beer, but not the brownish body i was expecting when i pryed off the cap. very attractive looking non the less. Spices and Banana, Yeasty, estery and light fruit such as pears red apples. Yeast is pretty forefront considering the style, but i offer the disclaimer i did pour in the yeast Hefe style half way through this review, i'm not one to shy away from a good helping of yeast if its around. medium carbination in a medium light body, with a semi dry finish. this one is great and refreshing chilled right now as im sitting in my 80f room. very drinkable. this is one i would enjoy keeping stocked as a refreshing summer beer. very good.

Photo of buschbeer
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into my glass to a generous, three finger, white head. I smell is wheat, yeast, spices (clove), some citrus and banana. It's a golden amber color. It is lighter in color than I expected. The taste is banana, cloves, yeast. There is also a bready malt character to it. There is a constant stream of bubbles coming from the lasar etching at the bottom of the glass. I also noticed a layer of yeast settled at the bottom of the bottle. This is a pretty tasty beverage. I have liked all the weizenbocks that I have tried to date.

Photo of BayerischBier
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ayinger Weizen-Bock.

A: nice hazy and yellow-ish wheat.

S: light banana aroma. Hits you with a light and fresh smell. presents itself as a wheat beer in the smell.

T: Smooth taste with enough 'power' to tickle the palate. surprisingly conveys along a Helles with wheat taste.

M: great mouthfeel. Not much carbonation which could disturb drinking it. It's a blonde wheat bock and surprises with tasting like a regular hefe weizen. Those 7.1% are well disguised!!

D: only bought one bottle ;-( but I can see drinking it all evening long!

Photo of beerwolf77
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to wasatch for tossing this extra in my box during our recent trade.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is cloudy golden yellow. Huge white three finger head. Thick lace rings are left behind.

The aroma is loaded with bananas, clove, light citrus and a wheat cracker back bone. Very heffe like.

The flavor is right in line with the nose. Light citrus, banana, clove, and robust cracker malt finish.

Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer. Super easy drinking. Quite refreshing. I will have to pick more of this up for the summer.

Photo of Traquairlover
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A = Very hazy, dark golden with a large bone white head of small and medium bubbles that dissipate relatively quickly until they resolve down to a small cover of bubbles on the surface.

S = Strong smells of banana, clove, fresh cut grass, roasted green tea. Very nice smelling, very reminiscent of a really good hefe.

T = Good lemon zest, banana, cloves, white whole wheat bread dough. This is really an excellent beer.

M = Maybe just a bit too much foam once it enters the mouth, medium body, good mouthcoating.

Photo of jampics2
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from the Winking Lizard into a big glass.

Hazy gold with a small bright white head that sticks around. Looks nice enough.

Smell is wheat with yeast that gives esters of banana and clove, also a nice sweet bready malt. It's good but is in every way inferior to Aventinus, when I smelled that beer I could get lost in the nose. This is just nice.

Taste is great! Just a touch away from being another perfect Weizenbock. I wish it was a touch darker from the malt, instead of bread crust I get some light breadiness - wheat crackers. The star of the show is the yeast, nice banana and clove impressions, also nice finish and aftertaste.

No problems with the m/f per say, but I'd like a bit more going on with the malt adding to the body. Carb is fine, but a touch on the sparkly side.

Nice beer but I was wishing it was Aventinus the whole time. The perfection of that beer makes other nice beers pale in comparison, quite literally.

Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Eagerly anticipating this moment.

Pours cloudy pale yellow with very active white foam that reduces to a thin layer.

Very strong wheat smell, some buried banana flavor.

Smooth, mellow, and a chalky wheat taste. Very clean, with lots of flavor. Carbonation throughout, contributes to the experience. All comes together nicely.

Fantastic. Really good drinkability. Enjoy.

Photo of cjgator3
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A- Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow/orange color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is very enjoyable. Wheat, bananas, spices and yeast make up the aroma. Smells like it's going to be tasty!

T- As the aroma suggests, this is a very tasty beer. Sweet and fruitiy with some wheat and spices with a yeasty finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Ayinger Weizenbock is a world class beer that's definitely worth picking up. This beer is welcome in my fridge any day. Highly Recommended!

Photo of babaracas
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was pumped to see this, as no one in my area stocked Vitus this year. Pours a very hazy amber with fluffy white head, fades to a thin layer leaving thin sheets of lace. Smell: heavy on wheat and overripe banana, faint spicy hops, faint butterscotch. Taste: banana, wheat cracker, a touch of cloves, and a bit buttery. A touch of slushy red delicious apple towards the end of the sip. Active carbonation with a fluffy, creamy feel. Pretty nice, but not great.

Photo of NStLincoln
2.83/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Jeffo
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at The Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a smaller weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a big huge fluffy four finger medium looking white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, cloudy, with medium carbonation. Head fades to a ring only, with no lacing down the sides. Huge impressive head, but it quickly vanishes, leaving a less-than-impressive looking liquid behind.

SMELL: Milder nose than expected. Some wheat malt, lemon esters, as well as some clove in there. Hints of bubblegum as well. Nice for sure, but not quite as bold as expected.

TASTE: Wheat malt with some lemon esters and clove again. Moves into some spiciness at the finish, leaving behind a bold and longer lasting aftertaste of sweet malt, cloves, and spicy alcohol. A little lacking up front, but it more than makes up for it at the end.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a slight scratch at the end. Finishes slightly dry on the palate. Solid here.

OVERALL: A good beer that is certainly enjoyable and drinkable. The nose was a little too muted, unfortunately, and the look disappointed by the end, but nevertheless, this is a good brew worth checking out.

Photo of Avagadro
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: beer is an opaque orange in the glass, with tons of lacing resting warmly under a blanket of meringue-like foam.

S: there is a strong banana note that dominates the aroma, with slight hints of honey and orange zest.

T: the banana flavor follows through, dominating this refreshing brew. The brew is dry overall, with a touch of acidity to make it dangerously refreshing.

M: medium body with a slight grit from suspended yeast. mouthfeel is topped off with a healthy dose of carbonation.

D: definitely a solid weizenbock. Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been looking for this one for a while before I finally found it at State Line this past weekend.

Wow, this beer really has a massive head. I poured about 4oz into my glass before I filled it up with a monstrously large beige head, comprised of large bubbles. Mostly clear golden orange in color, this beer looks solid.
The nose has a rather pronounced clove character, very spicy and prominent. Moderate sweetness with a blend of bready malt, raw sugar, some toast and some honey. Moderately fruity with ripe bananas and a lot of overripe tropical fruit, this is solid stuff.
The palate opens with something I've never experienced in a beer before - jackfruit. Yep. Jackfruit. Probably a useless descriptor 'cos it's nigh on impossible to find it in the US, but growing up eating the heck out of it, I find it rather unmistakable. Mildly stinky with plenty of other flavors to go around, especially bread, honey and a little brown sugar, this beer is rather intriguing on the palate. Just a touch of smoke is present as well, this is seriously off the wall. Moderately sweet on the finish with the spices coming in, especially clove and a little cinnamon, this medium bodied beer has a moderate level of carbonation with a lingering finish with honey, a little smoke and some spice. It also does come across as a touch watery, but this really is a very very interesting beer that I will revisit.

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle, weizen glass, no freshness date.

We got ourselves a right monstrous head here, and a beer that's rather straw hefeweizen colored with orange tones. The head sure is one big sucker; pillowy and creamy with an almost yellow tinge. Streaming carbonation and light haze as the yeast hasn't gotten into this glass, yet.

While I wait for the head to dip below two and a half inches I'll take some sniffs. Grassy and weakly soapy. Baking powder or soda, faint banana, lemon, vanilla, and sharp wheat.

This brew is delicately flavored. The expected banana is playfully or maybe stubbornly in the back seat. Spicy esters, mineral notes, and the sharp wheat do reach a nice harmony. Floral lemon flavors and some residual tartness. Very much a slightly older brother to hefeweizens.

All the visible bubbles are a bit of a head fake, as the mouth is miles from fizzy or prickly. Good heft for 7% and such subtle flavor. It is no Aventinus and I believe I'd select an excellent hefe over this Ayinger brew.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.