Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Average: 4.21 | pDev: 9.98%

Reviews: 410 | Ratings: 867

German Weizenbock | 7.10% ABV

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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Photo of cardfan212
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 mL into a pilsner glass.

Look - A cloudy amber body with a meringue-like head. Looks like a beer that means business.

Smell - Raisins, molasses, allspice, cinnamon. Basically a liquefied cookie.

Taste - Near identical translation of the smell but watered down a bit and with a noticeable alcohol bite.

Feel - Medium thick body with very active carbonation. This beer dances across the tongue.

Overall - Not as easy going and enjoyable as the other Ayinger beers I've had. There's a little bit of aggression hidden in this one, but overall, it's still very manageable.

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Photo of octortus
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL Bottle. ABV 7.1%.
Appearance: Veiled honey/gold, one finger of off white head, Good retention, Collar remains.
Aroma: Banana, Bready malts, Pepper, Pear, Orange peel, Honey.
Mouthfeel: Above medium body, Creamy/Sticky, Gentle prickly carbonation, Noticable warmth on finish.
Flavour: Bready malts, Honey, Banana, Pear, Spice, Orange peel, Well balanced, Pleasing light alcohol.
Overall: Amazing example of how to create such complexity while adhering to the Reinheitsgebot purity law. There's no cheating here and it makes you appreciate this beer all the more. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold with a soapy head. Aroma has some sweeter malt elements, with backbone notes of banana & clove. Those are more prevalent on the tongue along with some peppercorn & wheat. Traditional and very good

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, deep golden coloration with a large, creamy head. Smells of doughy, bready malt and estery yeast notes of banana and clove. Taste follows the nose, with a great balance of doughy, bready malt and estery yeast notes of banana and clove, with the banana standing out particularly. Finishes with a very light bitterness and some banana notes lingering in the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/lively carbonation. A lovely, mellow Weizenbock with a fantastic, creamy mouthfeel and a very nicely balanced flavor profile of malt and yeast notes.

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

It pours hazy golden color with long lasting medium sized white head. Aroma is highly banana and apricot like fruity; wheat, honey and spices stay in background. First it tastes highly sweet due to lots of wheat and high fruitiness, but then clove and pepper-like spiciness increase the balance and drinkability. Strong bubblegum taste is evident even in aftertaste. It finishes dry; attenuation is high for a weizenbock. Effervescent and medium bodied. Quite smooth on the palate and very easy to drink. Abv is hidden. Highly aromatic and drinkable weizenbock.

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Photo of BrieCheese
4.8/5  rDev +14%
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 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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Photo of cyrenaica
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
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
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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Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of DragonsMilk
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
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 -11.2%
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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Photo of Bruno74200
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice weizenbock. Quite balance but not as complex as Schneider Tap 6. It's refreshing and esthery but some darker notes might be appreciated. It tastes more like a hefeweizen

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Photo of lmaduells
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Classic German beer. I liked the style, though I prefer beer stronger, darker, more complex. Like its sister Celebrator, a real wonder. That if, if I buy it and the tastaré, especially in Germany and barrel

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into Weizen Glass. No bottle or freshness date.

L: Hazy gold, Massive three finger off-white head forms in my Weizen glass. Really a beautiful beer.

S: Banana and clove, with some apple, peach and apricot. Yeasty note is strong. Mouthwatering.

T: Wonderfully flavorful. An explosion of fruity esters. Subtle yeast and spicy notes. This is a magnificent beer. You could even add a pineapple and pear note in here.

F: Light-Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean finish.

O: This may be perfection in a bottle other than some of my favorites. Really wonderful.

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Photo of Qbdoo
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A gorgeous, hazy brownish gold color with a very tight white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and bread. Taste is similar though the clove comes forward and the banana falls off. Medium-bodied, though what I love is that there's this sort of numbing clove-like feel to the body. I drank this regularly when I first got into craft beer twenty years ago and I've only recently come back to it. Just amazing.

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

Poured from 0.5-L bottle into a pokal. This was a bit of a gusher, with a very non-aggressive pour yielding five fingers and three toes of dense, white foam. Hazy, pale golden yellow in color. Aroma is slightly phenolic / estery, with notes of light malt, banana, coriander, and lemon. All of these are prominent on the palate as well, with quite a bit of alcohol warmth as the beer nears cellar temperature. The finish is slightly sweet, with a little sticky green-apple tartness on the tongue. The mouthfeel and body were lighter than I expected, and I didn't get much of the dark fruit character I was looking for based on the style description. That said, though, this is one excellent beer, good either with food or as a tasty stand-alone sipper.

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

Nice fruity smelling orange beer with an of white head. Smells like apricot, peach, banana and cloves. Nice and sweet with the same flavors as in the nose. The peach and apricot are refreshing and the banana and clove give it that Belgian character I love. Great beer.

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Photo of eberesford
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Small active head that dissipated quickly. Little or no lacing. Pale Gold body with significant wheat haze

Soft fruit aroma peaches, apricot, prunes.

Flavour as above with a little banana, cloves after. Little or no detectable hop.

Creamy full mouth with significant carbonation.

Overall nicely balanced.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very tall, toothpaste spit like head, with a golden blonde body 100% opaque.

Aroma of smoked malts, canned peaches, apricot, pears, and pineapple; some cocktail cherries thrown in there for good measure. Wheat malt, no hop aroma.

Flavor is as if ice cubes melted in the aroma and transferred the the flavor. It's a touch washed out but nothing I can't handle. Most prominent flavors are the wheat malt, the smoke, and day old canned peaches. Much of the other flavors are in the background...stringy pineapple and pears.

Feel is creamy as usual, with a near perfect carbonation laying underneath.

Overall, it's not half as good as Vitus, but it's a great alternative if there's no other Weizenbocks around.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a quarter inch frothy head. Smell is very estery. Taste is more malty than estery and has a slight bitterness in the back of the tongue. I've never been a big fan of wheaty beers, but this one is really good.

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Photo of jcbogantes
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ayinger weizenbock de Bavaria, grande 7,1%. Super robusta, ajo, banano, especias. El fondo de la botella que con una capa gruesa de sedimento. Genial.

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

Look: Hazy yellow body with lots of carbonation streams, two finger fluffy white head.

Smell: Banana and cloves, wheat, some dark fruits, and marshmallow.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Creamy body.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) brown bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information or codes.
A: Pours a very hazyy, golden to light amber color with exuberant white head formation (two inches initially), excellent retention and solid, if spotty, lacing.
S: Aromas of bananas and cloves predominate with a toasty malt note.
T: Sweet. Flavor basically follows the nose, although honey sweetness also evident. Only light bitterness, but allows for a very crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bottle with a high level of carbonation.
O: Really a high level Weizenbock by Ayinger. Will come back again and again.

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Photo of opieo
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth and balanced. Banana, spicy, rich and complex. No bitter aftertaste. The creamy mouthfeel is partially due to above average carbonation. Definitely worth a taste and a go to brew.

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Photo of puck1225
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy golden yellow with a nice initial head and decent lacing. Great clove, nutmeg, and banana smell and taste. Sweet and a bit citrusy. Loved it!

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 867 ratings