Ayinger Weizenbock
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Style:
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,650
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.98%
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
886
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
 
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  124
Gots
  78
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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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

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
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cardfan212 from Minnesota

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.

Jul 04, 2019
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octortus from Canada

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.

Review: 40

Jun 13, 2019
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 20, 2019
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

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.

Dec 11, 2018
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emincems from Turkey

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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.

Jul 20, 2018
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BrieCheese from Utah

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!

May 31, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

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.

May 24, 2018
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cyrenaica from Canada

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
$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.

Mar 28, 2018
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ordybill from Georgia

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.

Jan 01, 2018
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DragonsMilk from Kentucky

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. :)

Sep 12, 2017
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Jtee from Canada

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.

Aug 31, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

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

Jun 07, 2017
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lmaduells from Spain

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

Jun 05, 2017
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

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.

May 30, 2017
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