Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,634
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
867
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
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120
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Reviews: 410 | Ratings: 867
Reviews by VaterRoss:
Photo of VaterRoss
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into weizen glass

Pours a super cloudy yellow/orange with a relatively small head. Soooo cloudy, completely opaque. Smell is lots of yeast, especially sweet banana. So yeasty that notes of overripe fruit emerge from the yeast which is dominated by banana notes. Semi dry finish, sweet. A tad boozy for a wheat beer, but not really that strong.

Possibly the yeastiest beer I have ever had, an amped up sweet hefeweizen. Very good beer and definitely something I'd have again.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

This great beer pours a cloudy and hazy light copper with a dense and creamy white head. There are floating chunks in the glass as well.
The aroma is all ripe banana and light cloves with hints of pepper.
The taste is spicy clove up front with a little peppery bite with ripe banana and just a hint of lemony/acidic hop late in the sip.
Great mouthfeel, so smooth and creamy.
Overall, just a wonderful brew.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle picked up at the local binnys.

A- the beer pours out a very hazy almost goldenrod colored body with a finger and a half of bright white head on top. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- lots of bananas in the nose. there are other fruits also, mainly apricots and lemons. after that i get some spices. cloves and white pepper. a little bit of bubblegum at the end.

T- the taste begins with malted wheat and moves right into the dominating banana. the lemons and apricots that i could smell are also in here, but they take a distant backseat. bubblegum, clove, and white pepper at the end. the alcohol is well hidden.

M- the body is very full and thick. the carbonation is just right for this beer. there is no warming from the alcohol.

O- overall this was a very enjoyable beer that reminded me more of a hefeweizen. check it out if you havnt. anything ayinger makes is pretty good.

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Photo of witster18
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
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 Fear4Beer
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first Weizenbock but I decided if I was going to try one it had to be from the legendary brewers that are Ayinger. Almost everything they make is gold. But speaking of gold, that's almost the color of this beer. This beer has a beautiful golden yellow color, it is beautiful to look at. I poured my beer into a glass and made sure that beer was nice and cold.

I'm a big fan of Hefeweizen beers and from my understanding a Weizenbock is a variation of that core style, just a more flavorful and powerful (higher alcohol content) variation.

This beer is really enjoyable. What I get from this beer is a creamy smooth mouthfeel that has notes of yeast/bread, ripe bananas, bubblegum, and a hint of citrus. It has very similar notes to their Ur-Weisse beer but this beer is stronger. The alcohol is very well masked though. This beer is VERY filling. It is thick and creamy in your mouth and by the time it reaches the stomach it feels like that yeast just expands out. This is like a meal in a glass (just like their Ur-Weisse). Because of this you will end up sipping this beer, which is great because you just want to enjoy every sip!

There is NO BITTER taste. I'm one of those people who hates bitter (hoppy) beers. I just can't understand why people pretend to like those beers, haha. The human body has evolved to dislike bitter things, hence why we hardly eat anything that is bitter (fact). This beer is on the opposite spectrum of the beer world. This is a malty beer so have no fear people with tastebuds, this actually tastes pleasant! You don't have to pretend to like this, you just will. :)

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Photo of DragonsMilk
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
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 prost2hefeweizen
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 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 biegaman
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Weizen-Bock has a kumquat colour and, as is typical for any kind of weizen beer, a tall Abraham Lincoln hat-like head that continues to climb for a dozen or so seconds after the last drop is poured. Interrupted clarity is expected, although transparency isn't entirely stamped out. It's pale, sure, but still appears full of character.

This aroma has all the exotic, ornamental details and loud-popping fireworks of a Chinese New Years celebration, but it smells like it came right out of the tropics: banana is not only the icing on the cake, but the flour, sugar, eggs, leavening agent, garnishing and candle atop as well. It is intensified by a cautious pinch of clove.

Yeast is, in my mind anyhow, one of the world’s last areas of unexplainable magic. I'd like to see an episode of MythBusters dedicated to the subject. A plentiful yet mildly flavoured malt bill tasting of toast and straw is embroidered with faint notes of orange peel, subdued citrus zest and a faltering clove-like spice. Any bitterness disappears at the drop of a hat.

We're benefited a fuller, thicker mouthfeel without any extra alcohol accompanying it. It is distinguishably creamy, with a texture almost as thick and lush as an old-fashioned milkshake but with the zing of an authentic Caribbean ginger ale. The aforementioned should not be considered spicy, but certainly enhances the beer with a perceptible zest.

What to make of a weizenbock that drinks more like a hefeweizen? I'm rendered speechless. What is there to say? German breweries in general, and Ayinger in particular, have consistently excellent output. This offering has made the distinct and strong style exceptionally agreeable, and unthinkably drinkable. I guess all I can do is recommend it.

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Photo of golf4collet
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tomesco
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then a strong banana flavor comes in with a bit of sweetness. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of wdf210
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of eberesford
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
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 KDawg
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Pours a hazy gold color with a nice foamy head

very aromatic with a lot of aromas of bananas, spices, bubblegum, and some bits of grains

Very smooth medium/full feel along with extremely good flavors of bananas, spices, malts and some grain flavors as well

A delicious weizenbock. Not really that unexpected from ayinger as this is yet another excellent offering from them

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Photo of Spineypanda
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a cloudy dark straw color, and the head is impressive. It lasts quite some time while keeping its shape.
Smells of the great German hefeweizens I always crave! Lots of the esters I love.
Tastes amazing... a tiny bit of the banana taste, but a strange mixture of what seems like the flavor of the malts, mixed with a ton of wheat, really interesting!

I am ashamed to say this is my first Ayinger beer, but I will try them all now!

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Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ConnorG
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wagenvolks
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a dimpled Polish beer mug.

Ayinger Weizenbock is a hazy beast of a beer, with a goldenrod-peach body that fades to banana yellow at the edges. A sizable pillow of eggshell-creme head crackles as it settles to a thick veil of bubbles. The aromas leap out of the glass before I can even bring it to my nose: bananas, mango, spicy hops, buttery-vanilla wheat notes. It's all there and all nicely balanced.

Very clove-y, very dry body and highly carbonated. Wheat malts aplenty balance with German hops and light yeast esters that suggest pear and banana. Slight tinge of ethanol in the background lets you know the 7.1% is working. Body is on the light side of medium, and the creaminess picks up after several minutes as the intense carbonation settles to a more reasonable level. A bit rough around the edges when drinkability is taken into consideration, but Ayinger still makes a very tasty Weizenbock.

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Photo of BKKchart
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Dayman766
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 867 ratings