Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock
BA SCORE
4.19/5
840 Ratings
Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,244
Reviews:
400
Ratings:
840
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
73
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 840 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of Pecan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

 970 characters

Photo of enelson
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Treb0R
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
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 cliff1066
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +1%
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.

 927 characters

Photo of Vogie
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Bighorn
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dakotaben
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BrienVoll
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Pacioli1445
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, hazy wheat color, with, as expected, tons of head.
S - Classic wheat ale smell, yeasty, malty.
T - Delicious, malty, crisp, so easy to drink and enjoy anytime of the year, night or day. You barely notice the fairlt high alcohol content.
M - Creamy, medium bodied, wonderful aftertaste.
O - Another fine offering from Ayinger. An outstanding beer that satisfies. I could drink several at a time and be a happy person.

 431 characters

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of helmdog525
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of kew
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danems64
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Fr0stb1te
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden with a slight glow to it, and a head that is pure white and fades somewhat quickly to a thin ring. Honeyed aromas are very pleasant and set the stage for the even more appealing taste. Nice notes of honey, bananas, stone fruit, and a just a touch of spice, with some breadiness on the finish. Slightly sweet, but wholly appropriate for the style. Very smooth, and just a pleasure all around.

 411 characters

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 840 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.