Ayinger Weizenbock
Ayinger Privatbrauerei

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Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,819
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.74%
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
910
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Germany
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  126
Gots
  83
SCORE
93
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Murky orange in color and even my gentle pour brings about a huge, billowing head that holds as a pillow, cratering eventually, and leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Cloves, fresh baked wheat bread, bubblegum, banana, and light wafts of ethanol
Taste: Big, bold, and chewy bready malt gains strength as clove weaves in and out of frame. Banana and bubblegum phenolics piggyback on the clove, all while liquid wheat bread hogs the spotlight. Closes with bread along with light bubblegum
Mouthfeel: Full – bordering on chewy, medium-high carbonation, very soft throughout, and minimal felt (tasted) alcohol
Overall: This is outstanding. One of my favorite styles and I had to review one of the O.G.’s as I hadn’t before and it’d been a while since I’d had it. An awesome, well-made, and delicious Weizenbock that while more than just an above- standard-strength Hefe Weissbier, which it is, is as close as you can get to literally like drinking bread. Highly recommended

Nov 20, 2021
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dubrunna from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great example of the style. Not overly wheaty, but balanced. At 7 percent you do taste the strength. Overall an extremely good beer, but not as good as their Octoberfest Marzen or other dunkel beers which are even more outstanding. Great brewery - something about the water they have access to makes this impossible to replicate by American brewers.

Nov 14, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

somehow missed this one until now, its fabulous. the fall always makes me thirsty for german beers, even beyond the typical marzens of the season, it sort of reinvigorates me on these styles, and this one is sensational, really as good a weizenbock as ive ever tasted. its unfiltered but still bright on the pour, a wheaty looking pale orange color with a frothy and permanent inch or two of white head, gorgeous, lots of bubbles too. the aroma is spicy from the yeast, white pepper and anise and green banana to me, estery but controlled, still bready and lager-esque, very old world. its earthy from the wheat, dry and baked to me, nutty and from the earth. not real hoppy at all. the flavor is all of this, the yeast drives it but the grain is full and up front, not sweet but not super dry either, it flows really well. minerals come through for sure, the yeast is awesome, and there are major autumnal vibes to this, its even almost squashy, fallen leaves, peppercorns, lots going on but its simple in nature, really wonderful beer. smooth in texture, effervescent on carbonation, and approaching crisp in the finish, its at once refreshing and fully satisfying, and the price is right too. a beer to not be overlooked, of the finest quality, i will pick up another couple of these soon...

Oct 24, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a hazy muted orange/gold with a one finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- spicy and peppery yeast on the nose with notes of clove, banana and bubble gum. Toasted wheat, ripe pears, green apple. Doughy malt and some peppery phenols close it out

T- fruity and phenolic notes up front give flavors of banana, clove, overripe pears, apples and bubblegum. Mid-palate gives some doughy malt, as well as honey and toasted wheat. The finish is sweet, with notes of citrus peel, pear, spicy yeast and honey

M- medium body with lively carbonation leads to a bubbly mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- one of the standard bearers of the style

Oct 23, 2021
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy, bright gold in color with half inch head. Taste is flower, clove, white and dark bread and a touch of banana and white sugar. Medium body, sweet with moderate high carbonation. Another excellent Weizenbock. Need to get more of this. Excellent malty beer.

Sep 27, 2021
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mbostenbeer from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: slightly cloudy dark copper color with 2-3 finger rocky white head

s: huge notes of banan, a nice earthy herbal note with a doughy backbone

t: awesome ripe pears up front, clove and fresh dough behind that. sweet malts, banana with a touch of earthy hops (not bitter) to round it out

m: solid, medium mouthfeel

o: absolutely awesome beer and one you should seek out

Sep 04, 2021
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LanceBiggums

4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I'm blown away. Almost at a loss for words. This is one of the best beers I've ever had in my life. Come to think of it, it's right up there with the legendary but elusive Augustiner Helles and the liquid perfection that is Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier. Looks like any other Weissbier when you pour it, but truth be told the appearance wasn't what struck. The aroma is heavenly. Divine. It's a deep whiff of fresh buttered pretzels as you walk by a bakery on a cool spring morning. (I'm getting more poetic as I drink this, and at a stiff 7.1% you can see why). I've never smelled anything like it. It's much more Bock than it is Hefe - in fact none of the usual Weissbier esthers are prominent. Instead you get yeast and a sweet, light, doughy malt, and melted butter. Impressively, the taste damn near lives up to the smell. It's perfectly balanced, and in a way a bit simple, but it works. Simple in that there are not many different things going on at once, and the finish pretty much follows the start, except you get the slightest sharpness from the ABV. Hops are subtle to the point of being barely noticeable, which suits my taste just fine. The only reason I don't give it full points for taste is that the deliciously buttery aroma doesn't translate into the taste as strongly as I'd hoped. The feel is beautifully smooth, goes down dangerously easy considering its ABV, and is so velvety smooth and balanced that you'd never peg it at 7.1% in a blind test. Overall this is an exceptionally excellent beer, with a truly beautiful aroma that could make any man get religious.

Aug 20, 2021
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this brewery, not sure how I missed reviewing this beer.
Bottle neck forces a chugging pour with a large frothy 2 finger head, great retention and soapy lacing, crystal clear tan to golden honey orange color

Nose brings almost a Belgian sweetness, big sweet malt, creamy doughy wheat with lots of vanilla icing, some honey, layered wheat and malts, I think the Belgian aspect comes in with the yeast additions, fruity esters with citrus, orange marmalade cake, dried apricots, banana bread, light peppery phenols,

Taste is rich as well, lots of layered malts and creamy doughy wheat to start, thick cream of wheat like cereal, golden malts, plenty of honey and sweet flavors but not caramelized or overly sweet itself, a hint of a biscuity caramelization almost brochet honey, with some vanilla icing and a bit of vanilla cake batter even, plenty of soft ester fruits, citrus, orange marmalade, a bit of dried stone fruit, juicy ripe banana, banana bread, light phenol spices, touch of bitterness, and light smooth perfumey alcohol, mild sweet finish but not really sticky

Mouth is fuller bod, rich and creamy, soft at the same time, med to lighter frothy carb, smooth alcohol flavor but not much warmth

Overall awesome as expected, really hits the style well

Jun 05, 2021
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Apellonious from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml, L0224, poured into a Weihenstephan elongated bulbous glass. A cloudy orange with a fluffy three finger white head that dissipates to a 3mm lace within minutes. Heavy banana, bubble gum, and yeast on the aroma. The taste is in line, though I also get some faint peppery spice and pumpernickel bread notes. The feel is soft, full, and on the low side of carbonation. Marvelous. A welcome break from IPA overload, and a good classic to revisit.

May 02, 2021
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with coppery notes and a three finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of bready malt, wheat, mixed grain, raisins and a touch of clove. Flavor is bready malt, wheat, raisins, banana, bread dough and clove. Grainy wheat and banana finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I'm sure I've had this before, but never reviewed it. Glad I revisited this, because it is wonderful. Classic flavor for the style, with a great wheat base and expected flavors of banana and clove. There are moments when the flavor reveals some estery character like an unbaked banana bread dough. Delicious flavor progression and really doesn't drink like a 7% beer. I'll be back to visit this one, not to mention this great brewery.

Apr 10, 2021
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DFred from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm drinking this alongside a Weihenstephaner Vitus and I'm enjoying both! The Ayinger is darker in appearance but lighter in flavor than the Vitus but both are excellent. If you like one--give the other a try a see for yourself.

Dec 28, 2020
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HappyBeers from Oregon

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden hues, and slightly hazy in appearance. Not as aromatic as I would have liked, but theres definitely some banana there. Tastes great! Slightly sweet, nice and malty with a little clove, and honey. Medium body and carbonation. I liked it a lot. Would love to have this alongside some bbq ribs.

Dec 11, 2020
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BNSlums from Washington

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in pint glass bottle, poured into tulip glass.
L: A pale to deep gold translucence. A short head of off-white dense with tiny bubbles.
S: Wonderful baked banana bread is pungent, a deep rich malt, the nose is sweet.
T: As the nose, it tastes just like banana bread with undertones of sweet roasted malt. Like grandmothers house.
F: Silky smooth, almost no carbonation present- warming on the palate. Almost no bitterness.
I am thankful this beer satisfies a sweet tooth while remaining light and drinkable. If you are a fan of smooth desert flavor (banana) and don't care for bitters, this is for you. One of the most flavorful wheat beers I've enjoyed as well as one of my favorite beers overall.. and I'm a hophead bitter lover.

Oct 03, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Jugando a Resident Evil 7. Justo lo que uno espera del estilo, sin sobresaltos y con el sabor a trigo bien presente junto a un alcohol que no molesta. Nada que destacar mi que echar en falta, aunque se termina quedando corta

Sep 08, 2020
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Pivopijak from Washington

4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle into glass
Ah!, beautiful opaque orange in many hues from light to dark in an elegant hefeweizen glass. Looks like apricot juice. Slightly spiced and with that common banana, in this case, just a hint, in the aroma. It is a hefeweizen, so it's refreshing. A touch of sweetness and subtle allspice/clove on the palate with the unique wheat finish.

Jun 06, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: slightly cloudy dark copper color with some matte orange and light brown notes. large, 2-3 finger rocky white head

s: huge notes of banana, pear, and green apple. pepper, bubblegum, grass, and lemongrass behind that. a nice earthy herbal note as well, and a huge bready doughy backbone

t: follows the nose. awesome combination of green apples and ripe pears up front. clove, coriander, cardamom, and fresh dough behind that. sweet malts, banana, and a hint of bubblegum follow. nice grassy freshness with a touch of earthy hops (not bitter) to round it out

m: solid, medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

o: absolutely awesome beer. great example of the style, and one you should seek out

Feb 28, 2020
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omahawk from Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into tulip glass as a cloudy orange-tan with instant effervescence that fades quickly. A small ring of foam lasted throughout. Aroma is spicy cloves and sweet malt. Taste is instantly sweet, bready malt with hints of banana and a slight tart bite on the backend. The sweetness is not overbearing and the beer finishes nice and dry. The bubbly mouthfeel really carries through dispute the lack of visible carbonation and merges well with a creamy body. Very smooth. refreshing and easy to drink. This is a tremendous German wheat beer.

Jan 23, 2020
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Livyatan1996 from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

after deciphering the date code i'm realizing this is a year old bottle but whatever! 500ml mostly poured into the pint glass. has a ever so slightly cloudy golden hue with a rocky white foam that almost immediately settles to a nice lil cap. a few bits of lace from time to time. nose is a whole lot of wheat, lightly toasted bread, cloves and overripe banana. maybe some bubblegum is in the room. i'd like a candle that smells like these german beers someday with that banana and clove mixture. going in for a sip, there's a big helping of sweet bread, wheat, honey, more banana, some clove warmth and another round of sweetness. a bubblegum flavor has built up after a few drinks and there's a general caramel/honey covered banana rocking the forefront all the way through. finishes dryer than the initial flavor lets off but still lingering with that sweetness. would be good with food. full of carbonation, easy drinking medium bodied beer. would absolutely love to have some fresher than i stumbled upon today but still a fan.

Jan 21, 2020
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OlaB from Norway

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is bread, sweet malts, banana, cloves and wheat. The taste is sweet with notes of ripe banana and cloves nicely balanced with some bready malt notes in the back. Nice and dry finish with a good lenght in the aftertaste.
Creamy and soft mouthfeel with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
A really nice example of a weizenbock from a brewery that rarely dissapoint. Really enjoyable.

Dec 15, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Date code stamped on label is 'L8074'.
Deep gold, mostly clear body. Two fingers of white head, sticks around with a thin cap and ring. The lacing spots slide back down into the body.
Aroma of banana, bubble gum, clove and toasted malt.
Taste is quite sweet, with flavors of bubble gum, apple, banana, grape, clove, and toasted malt.
Medium mouth feel, and smooth texture. Very good carbonation.
Definitely a sweet and fruity beer. No bitterness, with the clove extending way into the after taste.

Dec 04, 2019
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Vyacheslav from Canada (ON)

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastically balanced with an after taste of dark chocolate-banana yet somehow not too sweet, smooth and great feel. Easy to drink yet like a true great beer, heavy in character. The only possible negative remark for the nasal people out there - the smell is very weak and almost vapid, but quite frankly I don't get bothered by that when the drink itself is liquid bliss.

Nov 27, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy whtie head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is banana, apple and clove.

T - The taste is banana, apple, pear, clove, honey and bready malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - A classic Weizenbock. Tasty and highly drinkable.

Oct 30, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy light amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma had wheat, spices and herbal hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a wheat, spices and herbal flavor
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good Weizenbock

Sep 06, 2019
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MaximalC from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky ocher color with a surprisingly sparse crest of coarse, white bubbles. Aroma smells of banana, clove, and bubblegum esters along with fresh bread.

The taste features vibrant banana and caramel up front, with clove and bubblegum coming through more toward the middle and back. Bitterness is nearly nonexistent, as vigorous carbonation strives desperately to dry out the finish. Alcoholic heat is more appreciable than one would expect of a 7% ABV, perhaps by virtue of contrast to the milder and more pervasive weiss brethren. Medium body helps lend a fluffy, vital mouthfeel.

Maybe it's simply a style thing, but this beer is just plain too sweet for my tastes—almost like bananas foster in a glass. I've much respect for Ayinger, but this offering is not at the top of my list as far as they're concerned.

Aug 30, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Translucent honey with a four finger tight beige foam resembling a tempurpedic matress.

S: I Smell Bananas! (I almost never pick up on them), otherwise sweet breads malts, and honey.

T: Follows nose closely.

F: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth coating mouthfeel.

O: Of the best imports I’ve ever had.

Aug 25, 2019
Ayinger Weizenbock from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 910 ratings