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Ayinger Maibock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.08/5
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96 Ratings
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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:
#4,315
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
96
pDev:
7.6%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of zotzot
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok lager
But not too much to excited about

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Photo of scurvy311
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little limp and light for a maibock. Dark fruit flavors and malt is their, however, watery and unsubstantive, warmth apparent throughout the brew enjoyment, I expected more from an Ayinger beer. No head, average Brussels lace, nice clear and dark amber.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a clear, yellow brew with a low head. Less than one finger.

Aroma was weak... faint hops, a little bit of malt, a little sweet. I thought it should be more... maybe I had it too cold.

Taste was of mellow light and medium malts, a hint of caramel. A faint touch of hops came in at the end.

Mouthfeel was smooth and airy... unusual, to say the least. But it went down well. I could drink several of these without a problem.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ark57
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pale bock is a cloudy orange-gold in color. This beer is in that tradition from one of Munich’s best-known country brewers. The aroma is fruity aroman and malty. It starts with a taste of prunes and orange cream and is oily and warming in the finish.

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Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw color. The highlight of this offering is its semi-dry finish. Clearly, a traditional version of the style but it left me feeling so uninspired.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: nice golden hue with a hint of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy foam with limited retention but a nice lace on the glass. Not bad.

Smell: pretty light aroma, although there's a bit of sweetness here that is appropriate to the style.

Taste: nicely malty with a pretty heavy sweetness and a lightly fruity character. There's also a bit of graininess here; it's definitely springy, like a Maibock should be.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation which yields a surprisingly creamy texture. I quite like it.

Overall: a decent Maibock. It ticks all the boxes of a genuine Maibock, although it may be a tad sweet for my taste.

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Photo of Fr0stb1te
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of VTR
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap tonight. Not knowing what to expect from this style and I was very impressed. Came in the glass as a nice golden hue. Smelled of grass, hops, yeast, bread, and fruits. The taste followed the nose but was very fruity but not overly sweet balanced by the slight but nice bite of hops. This is one easy drinking beer and I look forward to drinking this again but it seemed like a great spring beer instead of a winter beer.

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Photo of smbslt
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From Estucerveza. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Rube Works. Sweet, with honeylike notes and some alcoholic flavors, but pleasant and pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTJayG
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bought a 16oz. growler pour of this and it was extremely foamy at the tap but not at all a couple of hours later at home when poured into an IPA glass. What little head there was quickly disappeared and left a crystal clear golden ale with no visible effervescence behind.

S- Definitely sweet fruit present on the nose, not an overly powerful smell but it's there.

T- Once I settled into the idea that this isn't a style that I have much (barely any) experience with, I could begin to enjoy it for what it is. It's a complex on the palate ale that is well balanced, crisp in its own way, and easy to drink.

M- I would call this smooth with just enough acidity and life to create some interest.

O- I was happy to stretch my palate from my recent run of IPA, DIPA, and imperial stout. I would like to try this in a bottle to see if my pour took some of the life out of it, although most reviewers seem to mention a rapidly disappearing head. When your mind puts it into the context of a "spring" ale, you could see it as a nice awakening from a winter filled with darker and stronger beer and a nice complement to the fresh dishes of the spring season.

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Photo of MaggieReed
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- very cloudy golden tone w. a thin head that quickly dissipated

s- nice spice notes over the top, but it was served w. a lemon in it, so that overpowered the beer- i am not a fan of this in general, but it was a nice combo

t- malty and spicy in a very complex way- orange peel? Definite hop flavor- better than expected because I am not generally a fan of this style.

m- very nice level of carbonation, not as thin as expected- very nice

d- refreshing and smooth, and I liked it w. the lemon- i will look for this beer again. cheap price too! $5 for 22oz @ comet cafe in MIL.

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Photo of Squire123
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Ayinger Maibock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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