Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 394 | Ratings: 825
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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Photo of Libeertarian
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 03/19/16:

Semi-cloudy golden amber before finishing the pour. After adding the dregs to the glass, very opaque-cloudy, more orange amber, some chunks in suspension, some resting at bottom. Head of off-white, with grey and yellow tones, fine and foamy, film-forming, decent retention. Ripe banana, ester, wheat, and alcohol aromas. To the taste, much more dark fruity and even apple esters, and mildly vegetal phenols than found in standard dunkel or hefe weizens, although still plenty of banana as well. In some ways akin to specialized Belgian pales and ambers. A little warmth and faintest pepper with retro-olfaction. Full-bodied, syrupy, quickly effervescing, medium softness, sudsy, velvety.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Great haze, dark straw gold you can't see through. Awesome thick foamy head.

Smell: This weizenbock definitely has a clove nose. If it doesn't, it's too old. Lightly toasted whole wheat bread, some sweet Wheat malt, and a touch of fruit.

Mouthfeel: creamy soft carbonation tempered by the weight of a thicker brew.

Taste: Wheat malt, clove, and ripe banana - maybe even a little riper banana in the back with dark fruit. Reminds me of a Belgian tripel in a sense. Banana is the biggest main flavor here.

Overall: A great weizenbock

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Photo of drmeto
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

-pours a cloudy bright golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-fresh,lemon,clove,banana,pineapple,bubble gum,grapefruit,white bread,slightly herbal
-honey,lemon,tangerines,white pepper,clove,pineapple,sorbet
-medium carbonation
-medium to full body
-no alcohol detectable
Great,fresh Weizenbock.
This would actually do well as a summer Beer,slightly cooled.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into wheat beer glass. It pours a hazy golden-honey color with a frothy, one-finger milk-white head and lacing. It has that appealing Weizenbock smell of straw, citrus, banana, hops, and spice. The taste is the perfect blend of dry, grassy hops, sweet fruit (banana and orange), tart lemon, and cloves and pepper. It is well-carbonated but easy to drink despite its 7.10% ABV. Overall, this is a great Weizenbock; I could enjoy it equally pared with a good meal or sipping on its own. It merits its excellent rating.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy honey colored, with a huge bubbly, yeasty beige head. Fluid lacing of thick bubbles, but not much retention on the head after a short while.

Big bready and banana aromas.

Tangy on tongue, with unimposing wheat and a touch of lemon in addition to the solid flavors carrying over from the aromas.

This is so satisfying and fulfilling. Like many German beers, it really seems like a nutritional meal in itself.

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Photo of Buck89
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass. Hazy orange-amber color with a large fluffy bright white head. Aromas mainly clove, some banana, some wheat and cereal. Taste followed suit with big clove and banana, followed by a nice spiciness and fruity hop character. Dry finish. Medium carbed.

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Photo of James954
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: cloudy yellow-orange , lacing on rim, aggressive carbonation
S: Strong banana and crisp pear
T: more banana and pear with a subtle finishing note of clove or spice of some kind
F: full mouthfell...excellent

Overall: I always like to stay away from a 5/5 score, but on the right day, depending on what you're looking for, this is true perfection.

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

Really great look. Smell is like a Hefeweizen. smells alittle malty too. Taste is really nice and crispy. Really citrusy but yet there is some sweetness. Overall really good but alittle too foamy when drinking.

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on the deck on a lazy holiday Monday. No date on bottle unless it's hidden in the cryptic label slits across the botom. Pour is thick and pale golden, unfiltered. Thick head like a hefeweizen, but thins rapidly. Moderate carbonation with whiff of spice. Spice and friut tastes, with the 7% ABV making its presence known. Pleasant body, very well balanced.

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Photo of Dope
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date but this just hit the shelves.

A: A cloudy reddish/orange pour. Good sized very fizzy light tan head. Soda-like head dissipates almost immediately. No retention or lacing at all.

S: Lots and lots of cloves right off the bat. Grassy hops with banana backing. Sweet cereal grain malt.

T: Huge banana up front with a burst of fresh grassy hops. Sweet wheatiness in the middle with some spicy cloves in the finish. A hint of black pepper lingers in the aftertaste too but that sweet grains and banana is everywhere.

M: Medium bodied. Super, super smooth and drinkable.

O: Really nice weizenbock. Drinkability is off the charts. Super smooth and easy drinking. The soft wheatiness is great. Perfect summer beer. Fantastic example of the style.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.18 out of 5 based on 825 ratings.
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