Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

386 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 386 | Ratings: 811
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.36/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bluh, here we go again with an overrated style/beer from this perspective. Pour, nothing too scary yet, looks decent, good carbonation. Smell, meh, rancid, taste has some mixture of dust, mustard, banana and wheat.

Not much for that kind of mouthfeel, and hence, makes this guy undrinkable for the most part. Glad I only bought one. The aroma is pretty much the flavor. No thanks.

 382 characters

Photo of harrymel
2.51/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 06/21/10
Poured from bottle to sam adams 16oz glass.

A: Good 1/4" white, creamy head with good retention. Light brown with medium cloudiness. Visible ribbon consistently reinforcing the head.

S: Coriander, coriander, coriander. Light plasticity.

T: Tastes like a trippel, way too much yeast. Coriander, yeasty. Pinch of butter on finish.

M: Thicker. creamy.

D: Not my cup of tea.

 396 characters

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.

 617 characters

Photo of NStLincoln
2.83/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is bananas.

Slightly cloudy gold with a big ol craggy head that dissipates quickly.

Banana candy nose, like runts. Has a fake sugar smell.

I get a lot of sweetness on the palate. It tastes like a banana tastes when it has those strings on it, I hate it when bananas get all stringy.

Not my taste. I could see some people really liking this beer.

 363 characters

Photo of mariposafan
2.99/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Murky burnt orange color topped with much smaller head than I was expecting.

The aroma is sweet and a little citrusy - probably bitter orange is the best comparison I can think of. Some bubblegum as well but it's definitely in the background.

The flavor is a bit of a letdown. Watery and more bitter than I was expecting. Fortunately the bitterness doesn't linger, unfortunately neither does the flavor. There's some brightness in the flavor that again brings to mind citrus but it's not really tart. Some sweetness as well but I'm just not finding the weizen flavors that I would expect in a weizenbock.

The carbonation is fairly prickly and the mouthfeel on the week side. Overall it just doesn't do much for me.

 717 characters

Photo of Star80
3.02/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a large 1 PT .09 ounce bottle.

A - Looks like hazy a gold color, with slightly tan head. Not anything like Weizenbock Aventinus, my favorite of the style. This is just way too pale for my liking.

S - Smell is slightly sour, almost cheese-like, also getting some faint leather smells, earthy smell, very faint vanilla smells. No spice smells to be found.

T - Tastes like wheat malt, some stale veggie flavors, pale malt, and very slight vanilla.

M - Mouthfeel is rich, smooth.

O - This beer tastes old, tired, musty, stale and overall an unappetizing weizenbock which is a shame because this a beer style that should shine from Bavaria. Could it be an old bottle? It's possible yet I don't think it would have been this detrimental to it's flavor and aroma. Aventinus is leaps and bounds better, as is the Americanized version from Victory, Moon Glow, which is pretty damn amazing.

 895 characters

Photo of johnnnniee
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy straw color with a decent white head that persists forever. Smells of pepper and clove with hints of lemon honey and light sugar. The flavor is rich and malty with lots of yeasty phenols that get in the way of me enjoying this beer. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. I did not enjoy this beer at all.

 351 characters

Photo of largadeer
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt. No freshness date, but this should be a fairly robust beer.

Hazy glowing orange-amber, this looks nice. It pours with three fingers of dense foam that recedes to a film, and then eventually a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet, loaded with fruity esters. Ripe apples, pears, a bit of banana. There's some spiciness to it as well, but it's subdued.

The taste, like the aroma, is very sweet. Esters and phenols lead the way, with some light maltiness buried beneath the fruit and spice. It has a bit of an apple-cinnamon character, along with the banana notes you would expect from a hefeweizen yeast. The body is medium, bordering on full, and the sweetness becomes a bit cloying after a few ounces, as this really doesn't dry up in the finish at all. Banana bread flavors linger on the tongue between sips. Spicy phenols become more prevalent as the beer warms, which doesn't enhance the drinkability much. A fairly good beer, but not great. I'll stick to Vitus if I want a pale weizenbock.

 1,023 characters

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.

 288 characters

Photo of jeffthecheff
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my weizen glass with a hazy, dark yellow color and a quick-rising white head. In typical weizen fashion, this beer took a long time to pour.

This beer is quite different from what I was expecting. Unlike a typical Weizenbock, this is pale colored with very little dark malt character. For this reason, I think this is a beer that would have been better if it was fresher. In the nose is a moderate yeastiness with a touch of bannana. Bready malt comes through as well, but I'd like some more malt character. On the palate, the body is noticeably heavier and wheatier than a typical hefeweizen. Alcohol heat is kept to a minimum. Carbonation is a little low, failing to liven up such a hefty wheat beer. This is an interesting take on the style, but I'd prefer a regular hefeweizen or a more traditional weizenbock.

 826 characters

Photo of microbrewlover
3.49/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a cloudy orange with a three finger head which dissipates, after a few minuets, into a white cloudy coating and moderate lacing.

The smell is dank with wet hay, yeast, bananas, apple, pear and grapefruit.

The taste is sweet to very sweet. Mostly bananas with a little pear. Some light peppery hops on the backend.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Cracker like feel with just a touch of peppery hop oil remaining on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is more wheat beer than Bock. It is light and easy to drink. It would be good on a hot summer day.

 578 characters

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with massive head even on a gentle pour. Slowly but surely the head fades but not to a thin lace or anything. It recedes to a foamy 3 finger white head.

Smells of clove, bananas, and grapefruit with subtle wheat and citric notes.

Medium in body and very clean tasting for something unfiltered. Some grapefruit sweetness along with a clove spiciness. Finishes with some spicy herbal hops. Has a slight medicinal taste as well with a touch of alcohol. Very nicely balanced, nice wheat aftertaste.

Very drinkable.

 547 characters

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ayinger- WeizenBock

A- Hazy orange/ yellow with a thick frothy white head.
S- Sugary sweet. Clove, wheat, malt, and spices.
T- Thick sugary sweet malt. Slight caramel malt with a clove and wheat twang. Big spiciness with a touch of alc.
M- Thick malt with dry hot spiciness. Light touch of alc. Soft feel with a warm alc finish.

Overall- Pretty tasty. Sweet with a warm finish.

 379 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Russian River Sound Czech pilsner glass.

Pours a very cloudy light golden color with a dense white head that sticks around for a bit. Some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass and a thick collar throughout. The nose is filled with clove, alcohol, and a strong bready presence. The flavor scales back on the bread and picks up more clove along with a bit of banana. Booze there as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Pretty good, though nothing I'd go out of my way for again; nowhere near Celebrator.

 528 characters

Photo of DaveHS
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours hazy straw yellow with a creamy off-white head. Leaves stringy lacing.

S-Clove, banana, bubblegum, white pepper.

T/M-Lots of clove and pepper up front, but it drops out almost immediately, leaving a slick yeastiness. The bubblegum/banana flavors linger through into the soft finish. Medium bodied with soft, chewy carbonation.

O-Not bad. More clovey than I prefer my weizenbocks but a solid version of the style.

 424 characters

Photo of sethcroisant
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A- a fist of chunky white head that leaves semi-sticky lacing behind

S- powerful banana, hint of pineapple and a touch of perfume-like hops.

T- yeasty character hits hard and right away that transitions into some somewhat light banana/tropical fruit flavors. a slightly bitter bite from the hops and overall dryness are in the end. the alcohol is more tamed than i expected

O- not as malty as the others on the market, but that makes it sort of interesting. not one of ayingers better brews, but still a respectable effort.

 526 characters

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Solid hefeweizen appearance. Good crystalline bubbles as well.

Smell: Lemon and orange peel. Some faint cloves.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Solid hef flavors, definitely not of bock characteristics. This is rather light, which I like. More lemon and cloves. Mouthfeel is definitely a bit too thin.

Overall Drinkability: I was quite disappointed with this. Still, not a bad brew.

 382 characters

Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber with a Germanic weizen head; nice stickage and lacing

Smell: Honey-sprinkled banana and clove; a bit boozy

Taste: Banana bread drizzled with honey and a building clove character in the middle; increasingly malty, after the swallow, with a lingering sense of the banana in the finish; underneath is a faint tartness that builds throughout though the overall effect is very sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a somewhat prickly carbonation

Overall: Another nice beer from Ayinger and while the malty bock character is appropriate to this example, it is not my favorite element in the world of weizens

 646 characters

Photo of ElliotNess
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice refreshing take on the German classic from a German Brewery. (I like America's better.)
A pale amber/orange color, unfiltered but not too cloudy. A good smell of dates, sugar cane, and light citrus. The taste was not as adventurous as it's American counterpart, but a more classic feel.

Goes down uber smooth.

 318 characters

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.

 215 characters

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle, weizen glass, no freshness date.

We got ourselves a right monstrous head here, and a beer that's rather straw hefeweizen colored with orange tones. The head sure is one big sucker; pillowy and creamy with an almost yellow tinge. Streaming carbonation and light haze as the yeast hasn't gotten into this glass, yet.

While I wait for the head to dip below two and a half inches I'll take some sniffs. Grassy and weakly soapy. Baking powder or soda, faint banana, lemon, vanilla, and sharp wheat.

This brew is delicately flavored. The expected banana is playfully or maybe stubbornly in the back seat. Spicy esters, mineral notes, and the sharp wheat do reach a nice harmony. Floral lemon flavors and some residual tartness. Very much a slightly older brother to hefeweizens.

All the visible bubbles are a bit of a head fake, as the mouth is miles from fizzy or prickly. Good heft for 7% and such subtle flavor. It is no Aventinus and I believe I'd select an excellent hefe over this Ayinger brew.

 1,016 characters

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into dimpled mug. Pours hazy dark yellow / orange with a fluffy white head. The aroma has creamy wheat, some banana esters, light spices and is a bit rich. Medium / full body with lots of flowing soft carbonation. The taste is like the aroma, but is very smooth and full with smooth wheat and some cinnamon-like spice on the finish with lots of effervescence. This does not really fit my concept of a winter warmer style, but a nice German Weizenbock.

 478 characters

Photo of Jeffo
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at The Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a smaller weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a big huge fluffy four finger medium looking white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, cloudy, with medium carbonation. Head fades to a ring only, with no lacing down the sides. Huge impressive head, but it quickly vanishes, leaving a less-than-impressive looking liquid behind.

SMELL: Milder nose than expected. Some wheat malt, lemon esters, as well as some clove in there. Hints of bubblegum as well. Nice for sure, but not quite as bold as expected.

TASTE: Wheat malt with some lemon esters and clove again. Moves into some spiciness at the finish, leaving behind a bold and longer lasting aftertaste of sweet malt, cloves, and spicy alcohol. A little lacking up front, but it more than makes up for it at the end.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a slight scratch at the end. Finishes slightly dry on the palate. Solid here.

OVERALL: A good beer that is certainly enjoyable and drinkable. The nose was a little too muted, unfortunately, and the look disappointed by the end, but nevertheless, this is a good brew worth checking out.

 1,218 characters

Photo of jkpyrope
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 Pt bottle into a weizen glass.

Aroma is quite complex. Initial smell is sweet, with hints of banana and apple. Further smelling brings in scents of dark fruits.

Pours pale yellow, nice amber color in the glass, with a very robust foamy head that fades and lingers slightly. A LOT of sediment in the bottom of glass.

Fruity, tart, and also rather earthy on the palate. Carbonation is surprisingly strong, gives this beer a "bite" on the tongue. As it warms up a bit, a (fruity) sweetness begins to be tasted. Full bodied, but nice and smooth.

Overall, I really like this one.

 584 characters

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Humpy's Alehouse pint glass, this beer was hazy and medium yellow, with a one finger head. The head was fast, fizzy, and made of large bubbles, and it died to nothing.

Aroma was mainly strong wheat malts, but there was a lot of spicy clove thrown in there as well. It was slightly peppery and a little floral as well. Didn't get any banana off of this one, as some have. Maybe because it's a bock and not a hefe?

Taste was slightly spicy up front, followed by strong wheat malt. It was bready, and a little fruity - but again, not bananas.

Mouthfeel was good, well carbonated (especially on the swallow) and a little oily. It seemed to coat the tongue a little bit, which was kinda wierd.

Drinkability is good, it went down easily. I think I prefer Aventinus, but this was good.

 798 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.18 out of 5 based on 811 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.