Ayinger Weizenbock
Ayinger Privatbrauerei

Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock
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From:
Ayinger Privatbrauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Weizenbock
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,201
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.79%
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
949
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 16, 2024
Added:
Jun 09, 2007
Wants:
  132
Gots:
  85
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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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very excited to try this beer, which is one of the last Ayinger beers I haven't enjoyed. When the waiter dropped the daily specials menu on the table, I was pumped to see this vom fass. 0,33l pour “fassausschank” at the Ayinger Bräustüberl for €4,30. Here it’s listed as 7,0 Vol% and described as “top-fermented Weizenstarkbier.” ‘Tis the season. Pours a gorgeous cloudy golden-yellow with a massive, fluffy head. Nose is holiday spices, yeast, faint barn, and otherwise similar to a strong Hefe. Wow, the flavor is off the charts. Like a boozier quality Hefe with plenty of spiced yeast and fruit. So creamy and rich yet insanely drinkable. Smooth, fresh, approachable. What a beer. This brewery continues to astound and impress. Wow.

After enjoying lunch at the Braustuberl the day after Thanksgiving 2023, I walked down to the brewery and snagged a 0,33l bottle dated 16.11.23 (a week old!) at the Ayinger Getrankemarkt for the outrageous price of 0,85 euro! This is a Hefe on steroids. Pours a thick, opaque golden-orange. My palate isn't sophisticated enough to discern the complexity of this beer, but all I know is that it's world-class. Likely the greatest example of the style that I've come across. Candied fruits, freshly ground aromatic spices, sugary booze. There's so much more here but I fail to find words. It goes down like a beer have its strength. Wow. Just wow. Ayinger is the best brewery in Germany. I'm sticking with that statement.
Nov 24, 2023
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a tall wheat beer glass.

Look: Cloudy honey-colored, with a massive cream that dissipated only very slowly, leaving some lacing.

Nose: Bread, clove.

Mouthfeel: Medium, appropriate for style, adequate carbonation.

Attack: Malt depth, clove, dried stone fruit — maybe apricot, alcohol evident but not overpowering. The flavor even deepens further as it warms, and a little banana emerges.

Finish: A little bitterness — just enough for the style, alcohol warming.

Overall: A fine example of this style, and a very nice pairing for the chicken curry we’re enjoying with it.
Oct 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.81 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great example of the style. Medium to high carbonated with a long lasting foam head. No lacing. Super zesty and crispy mouthfeel and aroma. Pleasant aftertaste!
Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Well the back label unfortunately fell off of this one, so the bottling date is unknown. At least it’s a Weizenbock so even if it’s older it’s probably holding up pretty well. It’s always fun to try this style since you rarely see them, and this is one of the classic examples. Let’s crack it open

Pours a cloudy orange gold with 2 fingers of creamy off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose here is very bright, yet gentle at the same time. I’m picking up on aromas of orange zest, sweet homey, bready malt, overripe banana, clove, toasted grain, floral hops, toffee, and bubblegum

In taste it seems more raw and unrefined, leaning hard into the phenols. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting bready malt, sweet honey, clove, burnt sugar, bubblegum, earthy wheat, peppery hops, and light banana. The swallow brings notes of clove, banana bread, sweet honey, toffee, orange zest, black pepper, light toast, and earthy wheat

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a creamy beer. Finishes neutral and balanced

It’s not the best example of the style, but still damn good. Worth trying if you’re into Weizenbocks
Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Cloudy amber/orange appearance.
Medium light carbonation with an above average body. Has a creamy thick feel which adds up to a really nice feel.
Aroma is banana, banana bread,clove,malt,bread,and earthy.
Taste is mildly sweet,banana bread,fresh banana, clove malt and bread.
Overall an excellent well done beer
Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle

pours a cloudy golden color, bright white head. great head retention. aroma of golden wheat and spicy phenols. similar flavor, starts off with herbal clove spiciness then finishes with sweeter grainy malt. good balance. medium to fuller bodied, coats the mouth. overall very enjoyable
Feb 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Jan 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.21 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Dec 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by not2quick from Missouri

Dec 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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. Hints of some dark fruits of apricot, plum, raisin. 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. Winner: Ayinger
11/2023: Pours darker, similar head. Milder aromas. More orange and banana creamsicle and pudding. Less orange citrus and bread spices. Less yeast and carbonation. Sweeter and more creamy. Winner: Weihenstephaner

Compared to Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Mein Adventinus 2/2023: Pours lighter. Similar head. Slightly more orange citrus, banana, bubblegum and spice. Less sweet and rich caramel notes. Winner: Ayinger

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. This one is perfection.
Updated Rating 2023: More smooth, melded, malty flavors. Sweet. (Updated Rating: 4.10)
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
Ayinger Weizenbock from Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 949 ratings