Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
831
Reviews:
397
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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107
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Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought this last Friday at the bottle shop near my barber and I have been thinking about this all week while slogging through the work week. Let the weekend commence!

I initially had just over a finger of french vanilla-colored head, but it quickly fell to mere wisps. Color was a cloudy yellowish-orange. Nose had a fruitiness like Juicy Fruit gum and I was becoming intrigued. I do not remember the last time I drank a Weizenbock, but Ayinger is always a solid choice. Mouthfeel was medium and the fruity sweetness made for an easy drink. Too easy as I was through over half the glass before I realized it. At that rate, I will be as drunk as the goat who is toasting me from the label. The finish was sweet, but not cloying and as it warmed, I began to get some alcohol heat coming through. In fact, as it warmed, the mouthfeel became fuller, not creamy, but big and full on the tongue. Note to self (and others) - allow this to warm slightly before consuming.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a goblet glass.

Pours a hazy golden colour with an ok head.

Smells quite fairly boozy and yeasty.

Tastes like a thicker and boozier hefeweizen. Quite heavy on the malts and on the booze, with a wholesome mouthfeel that makes it a very nice drink on its own in the winter, very warming and wholesome.

Overall a good beer, not the best of the style though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first striking feature of this beer is its straw-golden color. Very much picture perfect otherwise. Super cloudy. One of the best looking heads I've gazed upon - huge, mousse-y, compact, with this amazing silky sheen. No lace, however. And the sediment stayed plastered to the bottom of the bottle - strange, noteworthy.

Banana, doughy fresh-baked sweet rolls, and later melon (honeydew) are the most potent aromas. Banana liqueur and a faintly phenolic spice (reminiscent of nutmeg) are noticed immediately. When the malt and yeast emerge, they take on a non-sour sourdough quality. Still, doughy. Finishes with a residual tartness and pear-like estery flavor. No darker fruit flavors, which I come to expect or imagine (due to the color).

To me, this comes across (tastes) like a curious hybrid of the hefeweizen and weizenbock styles. Fringe - - doesn't have what I envision as the classic weizenbock flavor - but quite tasty all the same. Stupid-easy to drink.

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very cloudy deep golden yellow in color with some touches of orange and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass - pretty nice retention properties. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of banana and clove with some lighter notes of wheat and light fruits (apple and pear).

T: Upfront there are some light wheat flavors but the dominant flavors in this beer are those of banana and clove. Light amounts of sweetness from some light fruits (pear and apple).

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Extremely smooth.

O: This beer is easy to drink even though there is a relatively high ABV because it is very well hidden. Very tasty and very refreshing.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.18 out of 5 based on 831 ratings.
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