Ayinger Weizenbock
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From:
Ayinger Privatbrauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Weizenbock
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,208
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.79%
Reviews:
447
Ratings:
489
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 09:41 PM
Added:
Jun 09, 2007
Wants:
  129
Gots:
  84
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock
Notes: Our winter specialty is brewed with four different malts and wort separation method. The result is an alcohol degree of 7.1% by vol. and the Original gravity is 16.5°plato. Ayinger Weizenbock is a top fermented and unfiltered wheat bock beer. Colour is golden with copper tones. Aroma is typically and unique for Ayinger wheat beers. You will find low bitterness and dry taste.
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Rated: 3.94 by not2quick from Missouri

Yesterday at 09:41 PM
 
Rated: 3.82 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy (70% clarity), medium orange color with a strong white head. SRM of 9. (4.25)


Aroma: Strong and bready aromas of bread malt, bubble gum, bread spices. Yeast and cloves. Some hints of citrus. Lots of bubblegum.

Flavor: Strong and bready flavors of bread malt, bubble gum, orange citrus within. Yeasty, bread malt and spiced with a slightly sweet bread malt and orange citrus off the finish. Mildly sweet, but relatively dry.

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation and finishes mildly sweet, but clean. Some bubblegum and citrus linger

Compared to Weihenstephaner Vitus 11/2022: Pours a darker color. More wheat and orange citrus flavors. Less bread, bubble gum, and cloves.

Overall: Only my second of the style, but clearly a fantastic Weizenbock. Nice orange citrus and wheat flavors with just enough bread spice and bubblegum in the yeast to invite another sip. Relatively clean and dry. Extremely flavorful and drinkable. Nice orange citrus, bubblegum, yeast. (Rating: 4.40)
Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Peas & Honey.

Pours a hazy golden orange with thick, soft head.

Smell is sweet and fruity with notes of banana, banana candy, cream, orange, cloves and estery yeast.

Taste is rich, creamy and sweet. Notes of banana, banana candy, citrus, white bread, cloves and yeast.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and well carbonated.

Overall, an outstanding Weizenbock. ticks all the boxes.
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by unclekeith from Alaska

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured into hefeweizen glass from 500 mL bottle
Hazy, dark golden with 4 fingers of white head
Smell: Bananas and wheat
Taste: Delicious blend of citrus, bananas, and classic weissbier goodness. The 7.1 ABV is undetectable. The taste of this beer deserves nothing less than 5 out of 5.
Feel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Drinking this cold beer on a hot summer day put a smile on my face. I am looking forward to trying another one.
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by maltmaggot from California

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
featuring primarily malt and yeast, this beer is very creamy. hints of banana and cloves, while definitely not overbearing, are presented alongside a healthy bread like texture that is just a pleasure to drink. festive yet somehow 'everyday'. classic German workmanship!
May 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
0.5 L bottle
Bottle Date: L9002 (02 Jan, 2019 ?)
Consumed on: 2022-mar-30
ABV: 7.1%
Glass: 0.5L Ayinger Weizen Vase
Pouring Temp: 46 - 48 F


Look:
Opaque golden copper. I can see shadows of my fingers at the narrow part of the glass, but that's it. Initial 2-finger off-white head soon collapses to a thin but consistent cover. Decent lacing.

Smell:
Overripe bananas along with citrus fruits. Wheat bread. Hints of Ceylon cinnamon and kiss of cloves. Wheat "twang" on the end.

Taste:
Rich and doughy with fruity notes at the front such as bananas, overripe pears, and a hint of orange marmalade. Ceylon cinnamon and cloves jump right in and keep things balanced and a touch spicy. There is even a perfume or flower note in there. The finish is mildly sweet and rich. The cinnamon and cloves build as more of this tasty ale is consumed.

Feel:
Smooth and creamy with a body on the heavier side of medium.

Overall:
A nice and tasty Helles Weizenbock. Very flavorful. Especially for one this old. Ayinger makes pretty dad-gummed good beers overall and this is no exception. For me, this an excellent springtime and early summer beer. My ratings would most definitely have been higher for a fresher sample.
Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Date code: L0224, or August 11, 2020. Shamefully old for this beer to still be on the shelf and my (formerly) well-respected store. I don't have a chance to check dates, since I use their curb-side delivery, but they'll hear from me about this one. It was at the 18 month mark when I bought it. I seriously doubt the brewer places a 18 month best by on their wheat beers.

Heffe-like cloudy haze, an amber-orange body, with a generous amount of rising bubbles to a towering white head that is thick and creamy-looking. As it slowly recedes, it develops an uneven, pitted, rocky surface with a sheet of lacing trailing.

The aroma presents wheat, bread, and banana; again, hefe-like.

The flavor repeats the aspects from the aroma and adds a spiciness to it. (Which when I re-visit the aroma, I now pick up faint clove.) In the middle, a rich and complex fruitiness begins, which carries through to the end. Pome (core) fruits (apple, pear) which interweave with the banana and spices present a rich and complex mix. All of this supported by the fresh-baked breadiness. No bitterness whatsoever. The finish is rich, a bit coating of my mouth, but still on the dry side.

The body is moderate and creamy, smooth feel.

Overall, an excellent wheat bock. I highly recommend it.
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by lonestarshield from Texas

Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 7.1%. Moderately hazy golden to pale brown colour, moderate to small white head. Strong aroma of over-ripe bananas, also notes of yeast and cloves. Nice wheaty flavour with citrus, banana and cloves. Very refreshing for its strength. Might well buy again.
Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Absolutely a world-class beer...

It is spicy and rich and hardy without being overly sweet or filling. The aromas of clove and wheat and yeast... the rich spiciness...

It's a perfect beer for a cool spring or cool fall day.

I absolutely adore this beer...the Germans definitely know what they are doing...
Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by clm9 from North Carolina

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by LukeGude from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big bottle from John’s poured into stein at home. Why have I waited so long? Unfiltered. Like a hefeweizen with less banana/clove and more strength.
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by irishevans from California

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
1 pint can into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy dark golden color with a solid one-finger white head that receded to a thin film.

S: Spicy yeast, bready malt, cloves, figs, and a slight hint of citrus.

T: Complex malt profile, richly layered and perfectly balanced. Pears, apples, perhaps some persimmon comprise the wonderful fruit flavors with just enough spicy wheat in the background. This is a real treat.

F: Medium-full bodied, just the right amount of carbonation, easy-drinking and hides the 7% ABV well.

O: One of the best weizenbocks out there
Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 2.59 by stephenlee93 from England

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased as a tall bottle from The Blue Door for $5.99. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Hazy gold with a fluffy three-finger eggshell head. Wonderful lacing.
S - Clove. Freshly-baked white bread. Slight buttery note.
T - Not bitter in the slightest, but just barely sweet. Again, those notes of buttery fresh-baked breads and clove stand out the most here. Bubblegum and pear clear the finish.
F - Leaves your mouth and lips sticky. Very easy-to-drink and refreshing, yet filling. It's like drinking a cinnamon roll, sans the cinnamon. Medium-full body with mild carbonation.
O - An incredibly satisfying brew to have with dinner. Perfect balance of flavors, but I would've maybe liked some more of a bitter bite, or at least a dry finish. No complaints in departments not feel-related, though! A fantastic brew, and a must-try.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +6%
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
 
Rated: 4.35 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Nov 15, 2021
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Reviewed by dubrunna from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.98 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%
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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Reviewed by mbostenbeer from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +6%
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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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | 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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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.19 by travelguy from Ohio

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Rated by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Outstanding Weiss beer. Beautiful color, fabulous smell, great taste. An enjoyable beer.
Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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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