Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

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#1,374
Reviews:
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Ratings:
857
pDev:
10.02%
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrieCheese
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers up-to-date! It is a classic hefeweizen that follows Germany's Reinheitsgrebot rule. So, it's pretty impressive that. The body is nice and creamy. The banana and clove flavors are definitely present, and with the creamy element, it gives the beer a taste of a banana milkshake. It is fairly hazey and golden to straw colored. The aroma gives off hints of banana and clover, and the taste follows through. This is a great beer during a meal, or even for dessert!

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Photo of prototypic
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Icka31
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great wheat beer from one of Bavaria's very best specialists. (I've had the pleasure to now have had 7 Ayinger.)
While this bottle clearly had been around too long (it was put on the shelf two years ago), I was still glad to get it. Even though this bottle lacks the energy of a fresh one, I am learning to tell the work of a master brewer even when his work has gotten old.

Looks are not particularly impressive due to low foam from age, but all those welcome aromatic esters are still detectable: bananas and a special yeast working the wheat for a fruit medley. Tastes are totally in-sync with Smells; an honest beer from a brewery that knows what it is doing. And the mouth ? Soft, soft, smooth, soft. Yum.

OA: Possibly closer to a hefeweizen in that bocks tend to be more complex. But, I'm not going to quibble. Refreshing and awe-inspiring.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrenaica
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle
7.10% Abv
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
April 6, 2015
$4.95
The beer pours a hazed peach-gold colour with a generous off-white head which lasts. The aroma is wheat, citrus, and bubble gum. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet wheat malt, with hints of coriander and citrus rounding it out.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy golden brown with a large white head. The aroma is banana and cloves. The taste is similar to the nose, very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DragonsMilk
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Like many have said: Banana esters, cloves, bready. I consider this to have a medium-heavy body. Looks fantastic, cloudy pale yellow with great streaming carbonation.

The only problem I have with this beer (and any other beers that Ayinger is falsely labeling) is the label says its brewed under the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law Of 1516, however this is a wheat beer so that is a lie. Barley, Hops, Water, (yeast) only. Revisions have been made to German Beer Laws to accept any malted grains but those exceptions are not the purity law of 1516, end rant. :)

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Photo of Jtee
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle served slightly chilled at 16 degrees Celsius (how did it warm up so fast!?) into a weizen glass. No dates on the bottle... none whatsoever.

Look: The beer pours a veiled medium amber with 6cm of light tan head that settles into a solid cap within 1+ minutes. I've never seen this much head rise so quickly and then disappear almost as swiftly as it appeared.

Smell: Moderate strength and balancing towards sweet. Fruity esters with grainy, wheaty malts and some phenols. Malty-rich banana and clove essentially. Solid but it doesn't excite me.

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly with moderate strength and sweet-ish balance. Again, banana, cloves, and wheat. A faint alcohol note especially as the brew warms. Overall nice flavour yet a bit too simple for my taste.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Prickly yet creamy with restrained alcohol warming. Effervescent.

Overall: Another good weizenbock from Germany. Some complexity and definitely to style in terms of aroma and flavour, but it doesn't contribute anything that would make me want to pick it over other options. Solid yet unremarkable – my issue with a lot of German beers. Outstanding? I don't think so.

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 857 ratings