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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 69
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of akorsak
4.42/5  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.

Photo of ChadQuest
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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%
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 +3.3%
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 -4.8%
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 +2.2%
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 -1.9%
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 -0.7%
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 +5.7%
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 -3.1%
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 -32.3%
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 -11.5%
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 +14.8%
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 -7.9%
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 -11.7%
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.

Photo of modus
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased a bottle this from Total Wine in Delaware. Another miracle-beer out of Aying. Pours a golden, cloudy haze with the perfect head for a wheat beer.
Smell is sweet.
Taste is bananas & cloves, very smooth and not too sharp. Possibly vanilla too. Very sweet.
Mouthfeel is heavy and just right.
Excellent purchase.

Photo of maltlikker
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber with a substantial off-white head which dissipates quickly leaving no lacing behind.

Intense bready wheat beer aroma with banana and clove undertones.

Creamy flavor of honeyed banana/clove bread - substantial yet light, if that makes sense. 7% ABV is not apparent.

Almost want to drop some ice cream in it for a cream pie in a glass! Love the way this evolves as it warms....

Photo of Xul
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky straw color capped by a frothy two finger head that sticks around for quite a while. The carbonation cascading up through the body is damn near out of control.

S: Wheat base with lots of banana, cloves, and yeastiness. The nose is absolutely huge on this. Some nutty hints and lemon zest are detectable, but the banana and cloves are the focus.

T: Heavy banana up front, which gives way to cloves, wheat, some faint peppery spice that's distinct from the cloves, and a bit of bubblegum. Some green apple comes through on the backend, blending into a spicy and fruity finish.

M: Just a shade below medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation...just enough to prickle the tongue, not enough to be annoying.

D: Extremely quaffable for a 7% beer, goes down far too easy for a beer that could sneak up on you.

Photo of Spineypanda
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a cloudy dark straw color, and the head is impressive. It lasts quite some time while keeping its shape.
Smells of the great German hefeweizens I always crave! Lots of the esters I love.
Tastes amazing... a tiny bit of the banana taste, but a strange mixture of what seems like the flavor of the malts, mixed with a ton of wheat, really interesting!

I am ashamed to say this is my first Ayinger beer, but I will try them all now!

Photo of JMD
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light auburn with orangey tones. Big frothy white head that fades slowly. Leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Big aroma of wheat and yeast. Banana, bubblegum and peppery spice.

T: Fruity flavors with big blast of ripe banana, and tangy wheat. Some bubblegum and spice. Nice pale malt backbone.

M: Light to medium bodied, crisp carbonation that tingles the mouth.

D: This beer is excellent. Great flavor and the alcohol seems non exsistent. Very well crafted.

Photo of THORN
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pt Fl. oz. bottle poured into weizen glass. Served 45-50 F.
A: Light yellow brown. Pours a thin layer of bubbly head, none is retained. Many CO2 trails trail from bottom of glass.
S: Melon, banana, and wheat.
T: Very sweet and fruity. Banana really comes out with some lemon peel. Sweet lightly toasted malts fade into bitter linger.
M: Light on tongue.
D: Refreshing and flavorful.

Photo of tavernjef
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall weizen glass and looking very delicatable with a murken hazed glow of pale lemony yellow with brighter neonesk highlights. Very tall white puffy foam grows quick to top off the liquid and sifts away slowly to keep a solid layer always present. Some large droopy drips of lacing slop across the glass.

Big aroma of wheaty tang, banana mush, and clove spice. Nicely balanced and booming weizen/hefe-like nose.

Taste is a well developed milding tone of mooshy banana bread and lightly tartish and tangy wheat. Quite breadush. No wheat snap here, it's all tamed down, smoothed out, and softly eager and rounded in a malty fluff. Nice touch of the clove just before the finish where its bready nature really floats well into a light return of sweet wheat.

Bigger medium body, soft, round, tangy, smooth, fluffy, and a delight to let sink in. Its much like a really good hefe but with more body, and therefore, much better then most hefes in that dept. I really enjoyed the way it feels in the mouth and the way it drinks with so much ease. Very soft, smooth, and fluffy with an incredible balance of tang. Perhaps the just over 7% might be a small set back for drinking more then a few of these quickly. But damn if that isn't an oxymoron with this stuff! Solid as always. Ayinger is my fav German available brewery here in MN!

Photo of cpetrone84
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudydeep golden amber color with an beautiful orangish center. The head is a slightly off white color that is bubbly and fluffy. As it dissipates a creamy looking head seems to sit for a some time leaving a thick coating on the glass

S-the nose is quite pleasant. It brings a musky dark fruit aroma filled with plums, figs, and a touch of cherry. The wheat comes in next with notes of banana bread, clove, and a touch of peppery spiciness.

T-the taste follows the nose, it is quite a bit more yeasty in the taste. The dark fruits are faint but present. Cherries and plum make a light appearance and is immediately taken over by sweet banana bread and cloves. There is a touch of spiciness towards the back. A light hop presence seems to shine through at the finish with some grassy notes and a light bitterness

M-extremely carbonated and very prickly on the back of the throat. Quite a big body, the fuller side of medium. Creamy texture that is very welcoming.

D-this is quite a tasty brew! Definitely more hefe than bock; but the flavors work very well together. Highly carbonated and good body keep it quite refreshing.

Photo of klewis
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, light golden with a big foamy head. Light lacing.

S: Big smell with banana, clove, spice and everything that you would expect from a good wheat beer.

T: The yeast is more subdued in the taste, with more of the wheat coming out. Grainy, yet it still has some fruit and spice.

M: Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation. A lingering all-spice character on the palate.

D: A solid weizenbock, but I'll take an Aventinus over this one.

Photo of allengarvin
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a proper hefe glass, this beer is a very hazy straw color--lots of cloudiness--with a fluffy inch-tall head on top. The nose is quite fruity, lots of notes of banana; phenols are restrained in the aroma. Light malt, with moderate wheat flavor, demonstrates the emphasis is on the weizen, and it's a pretty good weizen, with lots of bubblegum/banana fruitiness, as in the nose. There are more medicinal notes here than the aroma indicated, but it's not an especially phenolic hefe.

Not a bad beer at all. It's a very drinkable strong hefe, basically. Bock-wise, it compares poorly next to the excellent Aventinus weizenbock, though.

Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.