Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock

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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 836 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of estlinska
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a deep golden orange and very hazy. It had tons and tons of head that dissipated very slowly with no lacing. The nose was banana, citrus peel, and more alcohol than I would have expected. Af first, the flavor was very banana, fruity, almost sour. I let it breathe a little and it mellowed to a delicious banana and yeasty bread. Let it breathe for sure. Big mouthfeel with avg carbonation. Tasty and smooth. Give it time to open up and it's great.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass. The beer is a murky, hazy dark golden yellow. A huge airy white head sits on top and half-way through the beer still stands with little dissipation. There is minimal to no lacing. The beer smells very sweet and of banana, bread, and floral notes. The taste is just as the aroma is with banana and floral notes coming first. It's the perfect amount of sweetness with good malt character. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for 7.10%.

Overall, a delicious, easy-to-drink beer. I cannot believe this thing has 7% ABV ...

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light orange, color is light for style. Medium head fades quickly.

S: Banana, cloves, bubblegum and yeast. Very faint touch of boozy alcohol.

T: Like the smell but with a nice wheat maltiness, and a boozy finish that would normally be a negative but works in this beer.

M: Medium-high body and carbonation. Smooth. Alcohol is light on the tongue despite its flavor contribution.

O: A little different from what I expect from a weizenbock, but tasty. Nothing mind blowing, just good solid beer.

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Photo of mfgreene
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of gleeky99
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of markasparov
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Ayinger's Weizenbock a couple days ago for $4.59 at The Lager Mill. I am a fan of this classic German brewery, so I thought I should try their version of one of my favorite styles, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass.

A- I like the label on this beer, the drawing of the goat holding a beer is really nice and if it has a goat on the label and it's from Germany, then there's a good chance it's some type of bock. It poured a hazy orange/yellow color that took on a hazy burnt orange color when held to the light. It had four fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left a little spotty lacing. This is a good looking Weizenbock that had lots of nice white head, I like it.

S- This beer has a pretty strong aroma, I got a good amount of aroma without having to put my nose up to the beer. It starts off with a high amount of sweetness that has a honey like aroma, after that I get loads of bananas. Next up is a medium amount of spice, there's some nutmeg and clove, with clove sticking out the most. Next is some nice bready aromas and a little bit of bubblegum followed by a slight tart aroma and a little unripened bananas. The aroma is pretty nice and intense, all the aromas that I look for in the style show up, I like it.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but the flavors are a little more lighter then the aroma led me to believe. It starts off on the sweet side with a higher amount of medium sweetness that had a slight honey like flavor and was followed by some wheaty and bready flavors that gave way to a good amount of bananas and a really slight amount of bubblegum. The spices seems to show up towards the end with cloves sticking out the most, with hardly any bitterness and a bready, wheaty, and banana like aftertaste with just a slight bit of cloves. This is a good tasting Weizenbock, the flavors went together well and none of them were too overpowering, which can happen with this style.

M- Very smooth, a little creamy, refreshing, on the lighter side of being medium bodied and it had a higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was almost perfect, it worked very well with this beer and I really liked how refreshing it is.

Overall I liked this beer and I thought that it was a fine example of a traditional German Weixenbock, it pretty much had all the nice features that I look for in this style and they all come together nicely. This beer had really good drinkability, it went down really smooth, was refreshing, and flavors held my attention, I drank this faster then I thought and I think two or three of these on a hot summer afternoon would be perfect. What I liked most about this beer was how drinkable it was and how great the mouthfeel was, they were both better then I was expecting. What I liked least about this beer was the price, it's a little on the steep side, if this brew was a little cheaper it would stay in my fridge all summer. I would for sure buy this beer again when looking for a good and very drinkable Weizenbock, I highly recommend giving this beer a try. Ayinger has proved to be one solid brewery, all the beers I have had from them have been nothing less then good and it seems like they have the traditional German Styles dialed in. While Heavy Seas Hang Ten is still the best one I have reviewed, I would say that this one is slightly better then Vitus and it now takes the place as my favorite German Weixenbock, good job guys, keep shipping your great beer to the USA, and I'll keep drinking it.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, split

"german night"

appearance: served in my hilliards can-pint, cloudy autumnal-orange body, moderate white foam with decent lace

smell: banana sweetness, spice, dough, clove

taste: i love the weizenbock style - banana bread, clove, crisp wheat, light earthy hops, doughy bock malt, spice

mouthfeel: creamy, light dry bitter finish

overall: solid stuff

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Photo of crisis44
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden-orange body with a big rocky white head. Lots of bubbles streaming through this brew.

Banana is prominent in the nose with some spice, wheat, bread, and a honey sweetness.

A slightly sweet banana puree taste. A great mild clove spice. With the breadiness it is akin to drinking some banana bread.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

I know it's an Ayinger product but damn. This was super tasty. I'm going to say better than Vitus, but continues to confirm my opinion that Aventinus is the best Weizenbock.

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Photo of Stockfan42
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber with a Germanic weizen head; nice stickage and lacing

Smell: Honey-sprinkled banana and clove; a bit boozy

Taste: Banana bread drizzled with honey and a building clove character in the middle; increasingly malty, after the swallow, with a lingering sense of the banana in the finish; underneath is a faint tartness that builds throughout though the overall effect is very sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a somewhat prickly carbonation

Overall: Another nice beer from Ayinger and while the malty bock character is appropriate to this example, it is not my favorite element in the world of weizens

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Photo of thecheapies
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy sunset hue with a mega head that slowly crinkled to a thick layer. 4.5

Uber-ripe banana with some great mustiness. White bread aroma with light lemon and a slight hint of clove. Rather unique aroma that I'm loving. 4.5

Tangy and wheaty with a plethora of fruity yeast esters. Banana, orange, lemon, apple, and pear. Little fusel in the finish with a sweeter malt result. Caramelized sugars, citrus, and light clove. Excellent. 4.0

Smooth and creamy with medium carbonation. 4.0

Awesome beer! Ayinger makes a lot of 'em. An incredible weizenbock. 4.5

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Photo of Samp01
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy brown amber on the pour with a large lasting white head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, banana and fruity esters. Taste is sweet malt, banana, fruity, yeast, wheat, with some sweet tart notes. A medium body with soft carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, some banana and fruity flavors, wheat, ending has some light bitterness for balance. Overall a very good, tasty and flavorful brew. A solid all around ale.

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

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Even a gentle pour yields more than three finger of white head on top of a honey colored liquid. Lots of carbonation rising. Head has ridiculous retention and leaves sheets of lacing.

S - Lots of banana, a bit of spice, quite bready, faint bubblegum. Smells nice.

T - Taste is on the sweet side, a little like banana bread with a bit of clove. Nice yeast presence, with a faint bubblegum taste. A mild bitterness counteracts some of the sweetness. Very nice.

M - Medium bodied, somewhat creamy, with a mild sticky sweetness.

O - Very tasty beer. A bit of a meal in a glass, but nothing wrong with that. A bit more weizen than bock, but very tasty.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle (no date) poured into a Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Dark hazy/translucent orange-brown with a very thin white head on top. Lacing and foam not persistent and died back not too long after pouring. Lots of carbonation coming up through the glass though, fun to watch. While I gave the bottle a bit of a swirl towards the end of the pour, there was a lot of caked sediment on the bottom of the bottle which would not come along, and I suspect that sediment is what is making the head dissipate. Good color and appearance, although it would be better if the foam and lacing stuck around.

Smell: Cloves, small amount of banana, some yeast/grainy smell, and quite a bit of sweet malt at the back. It is indeed like someone combined a bock and a hefeweizen.

Taste: Clove and banana moving into a solid malt middle - sweet, caramel, definite bock flavor malt. The finish is a bit spicy - some German noble hop flavor spicy + bitter finish. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, cleanses the palate and definitely spicy on the tongue. Smooth. just right thickness under the carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: I wonder how this beer would have been had I given it a more careful pour and left all the sediment in. Still, a good combination of a hefeweizen and a bock beer. Quite drinkable - I would not mind cracking open another bottle and continue to savor this beer.

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

Although completly authentic and satisfactory in every way, this is not a beer I want to buy again. It's pretty average and unexciting, really.

The appearance is clearer than would be expeced. The taste is crisp and (nicely) a
bit sour.

It smells like it should, and it is obvious this is a European product, but once is enough for me. Try it if you want to do a unique wheat beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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