Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
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Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
825
Reviews:
394
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 825 |  Reviews: 394
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 CPAles
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Sound_Explorer
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 atsir
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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 Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 Sweffin
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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Photo of Lifit
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zylod
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Wobbly
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 Chickenshack
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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