Ayinger Maibock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.06/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-24-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,670
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
122
pDev:
7.88%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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43
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of mizx
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the House of Brews. Clear golden with a huge fluffy head. Smells of strong bready malt and some earthy hops. Tastes equally malty. Almost sweet, but more chewy and doughy. Earthy and herbal hop finish. Medium body. It's not something I'd go for regularly as it is a bit big for me, but it tastes great.

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Photo of OlaB
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a nice medium top of white creamy head that dissolves slowly and leaves some thick lacings. Aroma is of malts,bread,grass,honey,herbs and floral hops. The flavour at first is sweet with bready and malty notes in the back. It then gets more herbal and floral notes in the flavour and it finishes of with a slight hoppy bitterness and a decent lenght in the aftertaste. The flavours are balanced very good . Smooth and silky mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation and a medium body.
A good and refreshing beer, very enjoyable.
This was quite a surprise for me since I usually have not been a big fan of maibocks.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear lazily sparkling gold with a thick, creamy white ridged blanket.

Smell is bread, banana and corn with a slight spice.

Taste is corn and grape with a touch of spice and some softening bread and hay.

The medium body has a soft pillowy froth and a semi-dry tingly finish.

If this doesn’t do anything for you, this is not your style *raises hand*. This is easily the best Maibock I've had, and I still really don't like it.

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Photo of igl
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhrozek
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grainy,pears,honey,herbal,spicy
T:
-bready,grainy,honey,herbs,spicy
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
This goes more the Heller Bock route and not the traditional Maibock one.
As a Heller Bock it's one of the better ones, but my least favourite of their brewed Lager styles.

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Photo of NappyB
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear gold, with a smooth, off-white to cream head, two-finger.
S: Sweet and grainy, with caramel undertones and hint of corn. I wish this beer was more fragrant.
T: Definitely sweet, with caramel notes and a grainy aftertaste, it is malty, but the maltiness comes of more as a general sweetness, there is a crisp quality to this beer and a very slight sharpness as well that makes it's sweetness bearable. Very slight spicy noble hop quality with very minimal bitterness.
M: medium body, with a full feel, seems like it would be stickier than it actually is.
O: I'll admit I'm certainly no expert on this style, that being said, I still found this beer to be a bit too sweet for my taste. I've had a few Ayinger beers before (I've always liked them), and while this is plenty good, it's probably my least favorite of the bunch.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a golden yellow honey color with no lacing.

S: Sweet honey and malt mixed with a nice floral hop. Very inviting.

T: Sweet malt, and honey is. ery noticeable. Nice floral hop, very drinkable.

F: Crisp light and drinkable.

O: This is a great Maibock.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Thirsty Monk, downtown Asheville location at happy hour on a Wednesday afternoon.

Very nice warm weather, light sessionable light lager.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Review of growler drunk hour after purchase:
Crystal clear gold body - perfect! Head is cloudy-like, falling in craters leaving a swiss-cheese foam cap. My first on tap attempt, the head faded fairly fast once I started drinking, but it wasn't quite so on this pour, so up to a 5.

Nose has a crusty bread malt side with a floral to stone fruity side, perhaps just a bit of sweet beery (blueberry). A decent nose, not powerful and one that faded fast, but was easily revived with a swirl that re-capped the head on my beer.

A white bread flavor brings a decent sweet side to this beer. In my first brief notes I had that a neutral to grassy/floral bitterness balanced this. This sitting, I'm getting a similar fairly neutral bitterness, but it has a little spice bite (versus grassy) to the floral aspects. Fruity notes in between include golden delicious apple, a little of that blueberry from the nose, and some peach fuzz. A nice hard tickle of carbonation up front, but it smooths out fairly quickly. A clean beer, for sure, not overly dry or sweet in the end, with a very light lingering bitterness.

A quite enjoyable beer. I'd like for it to be just a little more dry or bitter in back for my tastes, but will buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of novamat
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ayinger Maibock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 122 ratings