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:
836
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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108
Gots:
72
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Jparker37
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Big pillowy white head sits atop a very cloudy light golden beer. Head receeds to a small cap of foam.

S - Great helping of banana esters, some lemony citrus notes blend in. Mild spicy phenolics.

T - Creamy feel to it. There is nice, lightly malted wheat character early on. Has a spicy little finish to it alongside a touch of alcohol.

M - Smooth and creamy, Medium to medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Semi-sweet.

O - Like a big brother to a hefeweizen. This beer stayed clear of any caramely/roasted malts like you are likely to find in a dunkel. Modest on alcohol. Very drinkable (deceiving).

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Photo of Ego
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

battle weizen-bock, ayinger vs. weishenstephaner vitus, phase I : ayinger

eyes...
absolute fajita plate sizzle head, it settles as quickly as it pours, head completely abandons ship, an absolute frenzy of carbonation activity swirls up and about towards the escape hatch known as the top of the glass, hazy golden to brown hue, looking top on down it looks like a boiling cauldron or at the very least a mountain spring gurgling up from the ground, interesting, and hey the damn goat is cute...

nose....
slightly candied banana tone, caramel malt, crystallized sugar, the banana tone is very pronounced

taste etc...
immediately it hits the back of the palette with sweet nanner notes, drinks very much like the smell, it has a refreshing smack of dryness but does not actually dry out your mouth, then a few moments later there is a subtle sensation of warmth in the gullet from the alcohol, very fruity and sweet but not overdone (and I really do not like things that trend sweet), the carbonation is spot on giving this supreme drink-ability,

verdict?
refreshing and clean, a classic example of the style, a complete beer, easy to drink yet with lots going on and consistent flavor throughout.

phase 1 complete, phase 2 on the pour...

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, light burnt orange color with an off-white, fluffy 3 finger head. Good head retention.

Smell - Aroma consists of caramel, with a subtle banana undertone.

Taste - Starts with a sweet, sugary caramel upfront, and a solid banana undertone. Midtaste a bit of bread character comes into play, then finishes with a bit of sweet buttercream.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a buttery smoothness. Moderate, but soft carbonation. Entirely drinkable. Finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Fairly similar to their other wheat brews, particularly the dunkelweizen, though this one's a bit sweeter. Hard to believe this has about the same ABV as Arrogant Bastard; virtually no trace of alcohol in this well executed brew.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Cloudy gold with a massive white head. Low carbonation and good retention.

Nose
Big wheat notes, banana bread and clove.

Taste
A lot of wheat and banana bread. Some caramel, clove, a touch of coriander and just the tiniest hint of a lemon twang.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and almost velvety.

Overall
Not especially complex but it is insanely refreshing and easy drinking. Well crafted and hides the 7.1% extremely well. Very nice.

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Photo of larryi86
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a Weizen glass

A- A slightly hazy golden copper color with a small white head that fades quickly.

S- Sweet tropical fruits, apples, wheat, cloves, yeast, bready.

T- Sweet, fruity, apples, cloves, wheat, banana, touch of honey, great complexity and well balanced.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- Very tasty and very easy to drink. Almost cider like. Definitely will pick this up again.

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Photo of Bayern1971
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of hlatimer266
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Living816
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jhhollier
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy medium gold with a terrific dense head that clings to the edge of the glass with every sip.

Big tropical fruit, banana, clove, and yeasty wheat aromas. As it sits in the glass, and more towards the end, you get some real malty depth, with some honeyed aromas and even a bit of spicy medicinal bite.

Nice wheat flavors with yeast and sweet grain. But this has depth, with some honeyed alcohol (yes, it is very well hidden, but it is there), with some spice. Some tropical fruit and mild bitterness that hangs around to the very end. Incredible balance for this one.

Medium body. Alcohol dries the brew from the inside of your mouth.

Well, it just doesn't get better than this. Deep, complex, and refreshing? How so. Never seen this one available to me before. So very glad I grabbed one.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Whiskeyjack
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of agreenman19
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nitter
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mojuyt
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of andrenaline
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another gem procured from joemcgrath27!

A - Pours a hazy orange color, thumb of egg white head, solid retention and lacing.

S - Cloves, bananas, cotton candy, candied apple and brown sugar.

T - Sweet cloves and apple cider, burnt sugar, hints of bananas and a leafy finish. Full flavored indeed!

M - Lighter bodied ale, smooth and wet.

O - A fantastic example of the style that is well worth grabbing. A delicious full flavored weizenbock, super yummy and so glad I was able to take it for a spin. Thanks Joe!!

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Photo of VaterRoss
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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 MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.18 out of 5 based on 836 ratings.
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