Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock

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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 394 | Ratings: 824
Photo of Qbdoo
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +7.7%
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 -1.2%
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 -0.2%
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 -3.8%
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 +4.8%
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 +8.9%
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 +19.6%
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 opieo
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +3.8%
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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Photo of witster18
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

just an exceptional brew.
Hides the abv quite well.
pours a dirty yellow. taste has that typical belgian weisse stuff going on, but with an exponent next to each characteristic. Booms with clove flavors, and orange/lemon notes. Tons of gnarly yeast cake at the bottom. Unfiltered, unabashed greatness. This is a real beer right here. Mouthfeel is chewy, and the aftertaste lingers for what seems like forever. THere's the typical, almost Paulaner-Hefe powdered sugar thang with a lime twist going-on too. SUch a flavorful and wonderful offering. Top 5 beer for me personally.

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Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy dirty straw color with well over a finger of head. The nose has notes of wheat, funk and cloves. The flavor follows the nose.

The flavors are not as deep and malty as other examples of this style.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - golden yellow body with thick lingering head
S - banana, citrus, sweet honey notes, biscuity
T - similar to the smell. Banana, citrusy, sweet fruity and bready. Nice maltyness
F - smooth beer with slight carbonation that completes the beer perfectly. Light coat on the palate.
O - I really enjoyed this beer. From the pour to the finish. Really good beer. Looks pretty, taste great and easy sinking. I could drink a lot of these

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Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from Glendale BevMo in late May for $4.49. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head on the initial pour.

Nose is sweet with some citrus and biscuits.

Taste is light citrus and bread balanced nicely once again by the noble hop family.

Mouthfeel is full and very smooth, probably my favorite part of the beer as this is very satisfying.

Overall another awesome Ayinger brew, definitely pick one up if you enjoy lagers!

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Photo of Brewxer
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer just looks awesome... beautiful golden colour, and hazy thick, almost chewable. Taste is not overly sweet or overly spiced, just right, really nice.

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Photo of mkh012
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. bottle poured into a tall Weihenstephaner Weizen. Dark, murky orange with two fingers of fluffy white head. Visible carbonation and a small amount of sediment. Classic German wheat beer look.

Banana, clove, and spicy yeast on the nose. A bit of alcohol as it warms.

The taste largely follows, with banana, pepper, and orange. Mild bitterness on the backend. Maybe not quite as smooth as Vitus or Aventinus.

Mouthfeel is medium. Creamy but carbonated.

An exemplary German beer, and a top 5 weizenbock.

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Photo of BCad
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Orange-white brew with a thin white head. Not too shabby in the looks depo.

S: Smells like wort while you're brewing, just pure sweetness and malt. I like it

T: Fantastic. Sweet malt nose, fades into a creamy and spicy ride before rolling into bitterness in the back of the mouth. I literally made an "okay" hand gesture to myself after taking a drink. Superb drinking.

F: Maybe could be thicker, but it's bubbly and delicious so who cares =)

O: Buy this bad boy. I was lucky enough to have found it on sale, so I have no idea what it goes for, but I really like it. It's got that german spiciness to it and the flavors surrounding that are very sweet and non-intrusive. Very very drinkable, like all day drinkable. Cheers to the folks at Ayinger, I love it.

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Photo of drpimento
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A tad pale for a weizenbock, but who cares. The flavor's divine. Appearance has a colossal thick billowy cream colored head. Aroma's traditional Bavarian hefeweizen with clove banana malt. Flavor's like nose, plus with the bock a touch more sweet. Still enough tang to make it so drinkable. These guys have it together.

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Photo of Beertelligence
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a golden/brownish yellow. No noticeable head, or lacing. Strong yeast, tart nose, very inviting. Strong yeast, very strong citrus and herbal notes, really enjoyable. light to medium body and mouthfeel. Overall a solid easy drinking beer, Weizenbocks are such an underrated style.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.37/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold colour. Smells like fruity yeasts, sweet, with a hint of wheat. Tastes of spicy hops, hint of grainy bitterness, underlying light malt body, prevalent fruity yeasts. Yeast notes cling to the palate and linger, medium-bodied, slightly syrupy, slight tang at the finish.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.66/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Mostly a hazy orange color with 1" of off white head. Aroma of alcohol and clove. Lesser degrees of bananas and wheat.

Taste was more alcohol, more bitterness than expected. Pale barley malt and wheat don't provide a sturdy enough base for all these overwhelming spice rack impingements. So much clove and yeast phenols. I get this has been loved forever, but I almost question if that is what drives its appreciation. Just seems like the belgian spice rack got dumped into this one. Not balanced. Really just came off like a little bit of citrus got dumped into a wheat beer and then gallons of spice rack.

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Photo of sherillc
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of fruit, pumpernickel bread, a wee bit of nutmeg and a hint of a savory component like stewed tomatoes. The flavor is of sour dough bread, malted milk, pear and again there is a slight savory edge to it. Mouth feel is creamy and luxurious. A very unique and beautiful beer.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy amber orange.

Smell: Clove spiciness and yeast come in thoroughly.

Taste: A little bit of citrus. Bubble gum, banana, yeast, and cloves all come together.

Mouthfeel: Might be my favourite part of the beer. Soft and creamy with low carbonation.

Overall: This beer is a treat.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy tangerine color with a thick, rocky white head that looks like snow. Aroma is yeasty, wheaty, spicy, and bready malt. Taste follows with bready malt, yeast, wheat, banana, and spicy backend. Mouthfeel is medium with a little bit of oilyness, offset by a smack of prickly carbonation. Overall, this is a classic and deserves to be lauded as such. In the weizenbock category, this would be second only to Weinhenstephaner vitus for me.

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Photo of stevoj
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of the things I miss most about Germany...their excellent seasonal beers. Nice heady weizen with an extra alcohol kick. Pours hazy orange/amber with high fluffy head. Slightly sour malt aroma and initial sense of elevated alcohol. Taste is bread, some banana, clove, etc. This is a gem, not quite Aventinus, but close....

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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