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Ayinger Weizenbock - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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93
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656 Ratings
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 55
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass. Liked the art work on the front label. No dating info but this is a brand new release from them so it's fresh. Did have notches on bottom of front label but no way to decipher them. Was a cloudy golden yellow color with tons of carb. It had a large fizzy off-white head that settled into a 1/4" constant foam fed by the carb. No lacing.

The aroma was classic weizenbock - overripe banana, bubblegum, clove, yeast and wheat. Really good aroma. Only wish would be if it was a little stronger. The taste was excellent and followed the aroma. Sweet from the fruit but balanced with the malt and spices. Extremely/dangerously drinkable. Never a hint of the 7.1% ABV. Goes down super smooth. Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation and light after-taste.

Overall, an exceptional brew and top 2-3 weizenbocks that I've had. A most welcome addition to the Aying family. Most highly recommend. Rotation - avail in TX and will be a big player in the rotation.

TexIndy, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Wildly impressive. ENORMOUS head right out of the gate and still rising. I turned my head for 30 seconds, looked back, and it had overcome the rim of the glass and wasn't stopping. I couldn't help being reminded of a slowly erupting volcano. The head was nothing short of billowing and lasted very long. (No concerns there as you definitely want to let the temperature get to 50-55 degrees F.)

S: A little disappointing but safely within the style. Average bready maltiness. Light grassy hops with a lemony citrus twang. Heavy yeast presence of sweat and barnyard.

T: Light almost unnoticeable alcohol (more so at warmer temps). Banana, bubblegum, raisin and plum + other fruit esters. I got a little light brown sugar, lemon and some peppery spices as well. Moderately sweet with above average acidity.

M: Medium body and a little oily. Super fizzy carbonation was prickly and very much appreciated. Like accupuncture for the tongue.

D: Very drinkable. I would recommend getting this one if you see it on a menu. It won't disappoint.

FeDUBBELFIST, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorate styles to brew and drink, this will be an interesting tasting as there arent' too many commercial breweries out there doing this....

A: Hazy Golden color with little head retention, appears to be somewhat fluffy. surprised to see the color is so light and golden, almost appears to be a common German weizen in appearance.

S: some malty, bready notes, citrus, and maybe some hard candy. More lemon than orange.

T: not nearly as malty as I would have imagined, the bock portion of the weizen-bock name is nearly missing. mostly citrus and a little bit of malt backbone. Has some yeast characteristic of the hefeweizen clove and banana esters as well.

M: outstanding mouthfeel, is very smoothe and refreshing. Cloudy and almost chewy. you want to keep the beer in your mouth and savor it.

D: very drinkable and you wouldn't guess at the 7+ percent.

I would recommend drinking this beer at a warmer temperature than normal serving temperature to fully experience the full range of fruits and fermentation character. a good example of the style but still lacks some of the dark fruits and maltiness from german bocks that I so love in weizenbock. To me this is almost more of a maibock. I can appreciate the pale weizenbock but miss the dark fruits especially.

Ricelikesbeer, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of eyncognito
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange body with 3 fingers of airy head, hazy. Ok retention and leaves some traces of lace. Smell is on the money: banana, bubblegum, cloves, a touch of band-aid.

Flavor hits all the marks as well. Unripe banana, bubblegum, honey sweet bread, and cloves. No surprises, but well executed. Slight lingering wheat tartness. Mouthfeel is airy and light, pushing medium bodied with gentle carbonation.

Quite drinkable. Alcohol is well-hidden.

eyncognito, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Notes: 12/8/09

500ml from Wasatch.

A: Gold/Orange in color, quite cloudy, stark white head about half an inch worth, fair retention, not much lacing. Decent looking beer.

S: Bananas, cloves, Hefe-style yeast, tangy wheat, rich hearty malty smells, just a hint of booze, not overly aromatic, but smells nice. Lots of yeast esters, not bad at all.

T: Follows the nose, bananas and cloves, huge wheat profile but a nice cereal grain barley balance, and the yeast, is well huge and in this one. Almost no hop profile. Very nice. Excellent balance between the two malts.

M: Fairly thick and rich, somewhat heavy even, mild carbonation, slick, and slightly warm booze. Excellent.

D: Very easy to drink, and a great light colored winter beer. Excellent flavors, somewhat sweet but has just enough alcohol to hold it all together. Very flavorful.

pokesbeerdude, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of aerozeppl
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Poured a hazy straw/golden color. A little bit of yeast floating around even after a careful pour. A finger of white head that went down to a thin cover over the surface of the liquid.

S: Really great nose on this beer. Apples big time right up front. It is on the line between light and dark fruit. It really works well though. Get a little bit of the wheat in there as well.

T: Taste has everything you want for the style. The wheat is there and damn does this yeast work. All the fruit in the nose comes through. I think where this differs from American examples is the booze is turned down. It is warming but not over the top. I kind of enjoy it both ways but the lower ABV on this one does help the....

D: Well carbonated. Just scrubs the beer right over your tongue. The ABV is reasonable for the style.

D: I really enjoyed this beer. I was glad to see that this would make it's way over to the US.

aerozeppl, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of bump8628
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a Weizen glass with an enormous white head on top of a cloudy golden-orange body.

I get banana, clove, and vanilla in the nose backed by doughy wheat and some alcohol esters.

Taste has classic banana/clove notes of a regular Hefeweizen but the strength of this beer is detectable with a faint alcohol character. Wheat and malt lay a foundation for the wonderful yeast notes to shine. Bitterness is low just balancing the malt.

Overall, a wonderful example of a pale Weizenbock. It's really just like an amped up Hefeweizen. I still think I prefer the dunkel versions but I'll drink one of these any day.

bump8628, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours out a beautiful glowing, hazy orange with a huge, fluffy, cloudy white head that balances out into a thin cap in a couple of minutes, no lacing left behind which is a little sad to see after such a promising start.

S: Cloves, orange peel and a heavy dose of delicious wheaty goodness.

T/MF: Herbal and fruity heavy on the wheat, a heavier version of their hefeweizen and delicious in every way. Slightly alcoholic and a bit dry but not so much that the juiciness of this beer is overshadowed.

D: This beer suits itself pretty well for winter and for any other time of year for that matter. For a beer this size it certainly doesn't drink that way, almost refreshing considering the size. A delicious beer and a great representation of the style, good to see this in stores again.

bluemoonswoon, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Weizenbock, poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tall weizen glass. Pours a light orange/gold in color with a small head that sticks around.

Aroma of wheat and malt sweetness.

Flavors of banana, bubblegum, toffee and orange sherbert. Hops add a light citrus and earthy tone. Wheat in the forefront with some hefeweizen like flavors. Sweet but not overly so.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and rather smooth.

Drinkability rates high for this weizenbock. Tasty and a pleasure to drink.

Stinkypuss, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of Pahn
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 pint .9 oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Huge, fluffy white head (a bit out of control even with careful pour), which dissipates slow and steady leaving minimal lacing (streak or two). The beer is an opaque yellow/orange (looks a bit like orange juice).

Smell: Mild citrus (mainly orange and grapefruit), lots of banana, with a hint of clove. Very bright, inviting smell. Characteristic wheat beer smell as well.

Taste: There's a small taste of orange and grapefruit up front, then (like the smell) a big hit of banana. The aftertaste is fruity and settles into banana bread (which lasts a long time). Not enormously complex, but delicious; after the light citrus up front the banana(bread) is strong and satisfying.

Mouthfeel: So smooth and creamy. It starts off so smooth it's almost juicy, then the carbonation hits. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: Very hard to believe this is 7.1% ABV (though its effects creep up at the end), drinks more like it's 4%~. I could easily throw back several of these, especially outdoors on a hot day. Perfect Summer beer.

This is the first beer I've tried of Ayinger's besides their amazing doppelbock. I can see why this brewery is so celebrated, if you'll pardon the bad pun.

Pahn, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of huricrane47
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer threw me off because i thought it would be like a dark wheat. It is really just a strong wheat beer. The beer is very good and has a very nice taste. It's flavor has a mix between banana, clove, and zest with a sweetness and bitterness that blend together nicely at the end. It is very cloudy and golden with a white head. It smells like banana laffy taffy with some spice. It is very drinkable and it has a nice thick mouthfeel. The only thing that is bad about this beer is that it costs $4.50 for a single 500ml bottle. Very good though.

huricrane47, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of bgjohnston
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light orange color with a big frothy white head. Mild carbonation continues as it sits in the glass.

Smell is spicy with that distinctive wheat beer aroma. When I am in the mood for it, there is no substitute. Taste is very mild, with banana, clove, and a light sweetness.

It has a satisfying mouthfeel, without being too heavy or cloying, and finishes quickly and dry. Very drinkable, with no real indicator of how strong it is, even when you get to the bottom.

Overall, I would be happy to have another.

bgjohnston, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of brownbeer
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy yellow-orange pour with a thick, mousse-like crown, which it wears throughout.

Spice dominates the nose with clove, oregano, rosemary, with faint banana and peppery hops.

Taste is less focused on the spice and more focused on fresh banana and sweet malt to bounce back and forth with the spice. No detectable alcohol and very clean with a short finish.

Creamy and soft, with a faily light body and high drinkability.

brownbeer, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of russpowell
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & semi-hazy straw color with +3 fingers of cream colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Cloves, juicy fruit & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, clove really grabs hold of this up front. Green banana, more cloves & band aids as this warms along with honey malt & some passion fruit & some lemon, plus a touch of persimmons, plus breadyness. Finishes with much cloves, grainy bread & green bananas

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation

D: Very nice drinkability, the ABV is very well hidden. Another great beer from Ayinger, loved the label as well. One of the best W-bocks I've had, if not the best

russpowell, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of ThirstyBird
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dull orangish color with off white head that stays aloft for quite some time. Smells as a good weizenbock should - sweet banana and clove with wheat and maybe a touch of vanilla. I think I get a touch of alcohol on the nose. Taste is earthy with the same attributes as the nose. A very nice weizenbock. Body is light/medium and mouthfeel is very active carb yet fairly smooth. Some creaminess in the carbonation. Overall one of the top 3 weizenbocks.

ThirstyBird, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of Brad007
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange-white color with a one-finger head into my fluted tulip. Nice presentation.

Aroma is full of banana and clove with a hint of citrus in the nose as well. A bit "spicy" if you will.

Taste is full of orange, clove and wheat flavors. Very interesting mix. A bit of banana stands out as well. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering wheat and orange flavors. Very well done as far as no nasty flavors, etc. Couldn't ask for a better example of the style (or could I?).

Very drinkable and well done. Enjoyable. Exactly what I was hoping for as far as the style goes. Worth your time.

Brad007, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Even when carefully poured I still managed to get a billowing four fingers of creamy white foam that eventually dissipates to a half-finger cap, but fails to leave much lacing. Slightly hazed golden straw body with a few bubbles racing upwards - it's the lightest weizenbock I've ever had, and I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish it from a regular hefe.

S - My initial impression is a ton of banana and cloves - probably too much clove for my liking. There's some other fruity esters and bubblegum sweetness, and some sharp wheat character. Matches the style perfectly I suppose - it's a stronger (bock-strength) hefeweizen.

T - Taste is mostly fruity esters, with hints of peach, orange, and banana, along with bubblegum sweetness. The finish is tangy yeast and light wheat flavors. Minimal aftertaste, and well-hidden ABV. Thankfully the clove element is more restrained here.

M - Carbonation is surprisingly soft considering the beers appearance, and the body is a nice medium density that suits the higher ABV. Still it's quite refreshing and suggest an ABV closer to 5%, as there is minimal heat.

D - The 500ml serving size is no problem with this one. If you're looking for something a little more substantial that your typical hefe, this is the way to go. Probably the best example I've had of this style.

MasterSki, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of atsprings
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into a Duvel snifter pours a hazy light orange with a decent frothy off-white head. Aroma is a nice amount of bananas and citrus with mild spice. The taste is similar to the nose, sweet fruits, bananas and mild spice, quite flavorful. The beer is medium bodied with slight warming alcohol. This is a very enjoyable weizenbock, one I'd certainly have again.

atsprings, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of Crack1Open
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- A beautiful hazy golden hue. 1/2 inch head that dissipates quite quickly. Heavy carbonation noticeable.

S- Nice wheat scent. Followed by a nice spice/clovey scent w/ a faint alcohol finish.

T- Taste some nice banana/apple, spice/clove, and yeast. All accompanied by some delicious wheat flavor with other slight fruit and bubblegum like undertones. Also slight tartness in a good way. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

M- Pretty light but a little sharp on the tongue due to high carbonation. Pretty crisp and refreshing.

D- This is extremely drinkable especially for 7% abv. I find it quite refreshing and true to the style.

This is a great beer and I'm glad to have had this weizenbock pretty fresh. It's hard to procure these imports when there still remotely fresh. You can definitely tell the difference. Throughly recommend this brew to anyone looking to see what a wiezenbock taste like especially while it's pretty fresh.

Crack1Open, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of Mitchster
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$4.99 for a 1pt 0.9fl oz bottle. Pours out to a cloudy orange, forming a tall whipped white head with awesome retention and a solid sheet of meringue like lace. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is of green bananas, light cloves, pale malts. Mouthfeel is soft, lightly tart, clean, with a big wheat aftertaste and mild residual sweetness. Taste opens with green bananas and green apples, followed by a very mild bitterness, with a decent malt body bigger than your average hefe weizen. Cleanly fermented with no off flavors. About as typical as you can get for a weizen bock. A great example of the style. Recommended.

Mitchster, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of BedetheVenerable
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16.9oz slimline brown pop top with cool label; no freshness date to be seen

Appearance: Super hazy dark golden straw beer with a huge creamy white cap with good retention.

Smell: The expected banana and spice aromas are pleasant, along with some mild tart wheat and just a ghost of alcohol

Taste: BIG sweet banana flavors with super-spicy clove as well. There's also a slight kick of tart wheat and alcohol on the finish. This is big and powerful, with just a touch too much booze to get the next highest rating.

Mouthfeel: Big, rich, creamy, and slightly boozy

Drinkability: Medium-high

Conclusion: Really tasty Weizenbock and a good example of the style. I got to have this and Victory's variation within two nights of each other; wish they'd have this style around more.

BedetheVenerable, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of CMW
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy yellow color with a massive white head. Head sticks around for a long time and leaves heavy lacing. So far it appears to be mostly weizen and little bock.

S - Banana, clove, yeast esters. All your typical wheat beer aromas. It is wonderful.

T - Malty upfront but this quickly fades to the banana and fruit flavors. The wheat is very strong and works well with the higher alcohol content.

M - Carbonation is high and this provides a little bite in the finish. Slightly more body than a typical wheat beer.

D - Very drinkable, I venture to say these would be just as pleasing in the summer time.

CMW, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle cloudy lemon-yellow with lots of active tiny bubbles and a bright white head.

Aroma of banana, clove, lemon zest, yeast, and cinnamon.

Tastes of banana, Juicyfruit gum, lemon, white grapes, and yeast. The finish is quite clean.

Lighter bodied, dry and sticky, with a sharp carbonation.

A quality Weizenbock without a doubt. Looks like it's time for another.

Monkeyknife, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of jmalex
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My favorite German brewery meets quite possibly my favorite German style. Rejoice!

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Aventinus glass a very hazy pale gold. The head is massive and immeasurable since it required multiple pours just to get the beer to fit in the glass. It does drop fairly quickly though, settling out at just a full surface covering.

SMELL: The aroma is a bit boozy, but brings it strong with wonderful weissbier smells as well. The wheat is light and bready and the phenols are tremendously clovey. There's even a sneaky chocolate-like component to this despite what the color might tell you.

TASTE: It begins on 2 ends of the spectrum as light, fluffy wheat pairs with a pretty significant dose of alcohol. This continues with the wheat building up a slight robustness before giving way to sweet bananas on the finish. However the alcohol heat carries through the entire way leaving a bit of harshness on the end.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium full bodied but the wheat adds a perceived lightness to it which is nice. Carbonation is average or just a touch above.

DRINKABILITY: Good but not great due to the heat. It's really the only detractor in this beer. Otherwise, it'd be phenominal. Or if you're willing to look past the booziness, it already is.

In the same vein as Vitus, this is a pale style weizenbock. Also in the same vein, it's worth seeking out. I'm not sure if aging would be a good plan to get rid of the alcohol, but it's really not that hard to live with as is.

jmalex, Nov 21, 2009
Photo of Blakaeris
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden-orange with a massive meringue like head and sheets of thick lacing.

Aroma is rich yeasty funk. Plenty of banana and clove.

Taste is bready wheat. Banana and clove from the nose. A nice bit of bubblegum. Orange, peach, and pineapple fruit notes. Finish holds a pleasant orange rind bitterness along with lingering lemon and yeasty spice.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Thick, soft, and creamy.

Very flavorful and recommended. Flavor is pleasant and rich in clove and bubblegum. A touch of alcohol heat that I find attractive. Well done.

Blakaeris, Nov 16, 2009
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.