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

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Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
835
Reviews:
398
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
71
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Ratings: 835 |  Reviews: 398
Photo of uustal
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange with a two-finger, long lasting cloudy white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, banana and orange peel. Very balanced and tasty flavor. Starts with strong orange peel notes as well with some clove, wheat and spicy yeast flavors in the background. Nice sweet banana flavor is next which transitions nicely into the sweeter flavors of the beer. Sweet sticky bread and caramel malt (to a lesser extent) mesh perfectly with the banana notes to close this one out. Lingers very nicely well after the finish. Classic German flavors.

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Photo of icannonball
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tripledbrew
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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

330ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours a dark orange to beige cloudy color forming a medium solid thin bubbled white head. Medium to low retention. Disappears leaving practically no lacings

S: Very sweet and bready in the nose. Sweet grains, caramel, honey, wheat and bready yeasts

T: Sweet and bready upfront. Strong notes of caramel, sweet malts, wheat, honey and yeasts. Intense. Very light bitter end

M: Creamy body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet and bready aftertaste

O: Very smooth and drinkable. Ayinger quality, IMHO, one of the best german breweries

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Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of vkv822
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into weizen glass.

Pours a fairly clear dark yellow with a foamy, fizzy white head.

The aroma has lots of clove and weizen yeast characteristics. Some faint fruits in the finish.

The taste has a some sweet banana, wheat and wiezen yeast notes.

A medium body, with lots of carbonation.

A great beer, I'm beginning to find I have quite a fondness for weizenbocks, and this is another good one.

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

poured from bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Pours a hazy gold color with a nice foamy head

very aromatic with a lot of aromas of bananas, spices, bubblegum, and some bits of grains

Very smooth medium/full feel along with extremely good flavors of bananas, spices, malts and some grain flavors as well

A delicious weizenbock. Not really that unexpected from ayinger as this is yet another excellent offering from them

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

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a tulip, unknown freshness date. This pours a very hazy golden color with a massive white head. The smells are good, wheat, Belgian yeast esters, banana and other fruit. The feel is medium to light high carbonation. The taste is pretty good, wheat, very light hops, some sweetness, overall a pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, ancient haze. People were drinking beer that looked like this back before they had electricity. I assume. Just--the way it looks makes me assume that. This is raw and this is dirty but it's raw and dirty in a way that would have seem fine and dandy back before things were so fucking antiseptic.

Smells of pale malt plus wheat. The barley is bocky with a nice little tang, and the wheat is sweeter than it is spicy. Nice blend.

Tastes like it smells, only the wheat's a bit sweeter than the bock. Nice blend, though. White pepper moves into banana esters and then the back end in a delicious blend of chewy yeast and tangy bock malt.

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Photo of MarshallMan
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of CNOTEKC
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a wonderfully cloudy dark amber color, with a two-finger off-white color head. Retention and lacing are respectable, but not amazing. Also has the nice touch of little yeast sediment specs rising to the head.

S: Banana, cloves, bubblegum, coriander, a little apple, and a very faint noble aspect. Nothing groundbreaking, but it works very well.

T: Very much like a quality hefe, but sweeter on the whole. The banana on the opening is quite strong, while it finishes with a solid tartness from the apple-esque flavor, combined with a bit of spiciness. Alcohol is hidden very well, almost perfectly in fact, making this one quite dangerous.

M: Carbonation is on the high side...make that on the very high side (deriving from its 'bock strength', perhaps?), but is helped quite a bit by a smooth, somewhat creamy body. Superbly refreshing.

O: My only complaint is that the sweetness wears on me a tad as I progress through the beer. Otherwise, it strikes me as a unique twist on the classic hefe, and along with its stupid drinkablilty factor, makes it one that's well worth diving into.

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

500ml bottle courtesy of my parents for Christmas. Poured into a weizen glass and looking wild to say the least. A murky foggy orange looking like creamsicle in a glass. Huge yeast presence in the nose with some malt sweetness on its back. Banana, spice, & clove all come together and burst out of the glass. Banana bomb on the palate starts slow and just builds until midway through & transcends into a soft and slightly drying clove & spice character.

Overall, solid brew & quite a tasty Weizenbock. I am not a huge fan of the style, but this is the best offering I have had to date.

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Photo of ububru
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BDTyre
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For some reason, I expected this to be darker. Light orange-y gold with a big white head. Malt, raisins, banana, a light spice hint to it. There is a certain pungent character to the scent - almost like beetroot, or maybe mustard.

The sourness doesn't come through in the taste. Mellow, light fruity taste - definitely banana. Mild hops, very light spice. Really well-balanced taste, and quite mellow given the strength of this.

Smooth, lightly creamy. A great beer, one to sit and enjoy one a winter night.

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Photo of zaphodchak
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly over-aggressive pour yielded a massive head (4 fingers?). I'd forgotten how real German wheat beer works... Body is a hazy gold that is darker at the top from where the head is blocking the light. The head really sticks around too and laces nicely.

Nose is lovely and sweet, full of banana and berry.

Big wheat, big, big wheat. Sweet initially but it really dries up towards the finish, so aftertaste is minimal, which I think works well here. Gets slightly more bitter and wears a tiny bit as you drink it, but doesn't really get old.

Mouthfeel... it's thick. Not just in terms of carbonation, but also body. Like, even if this went flat, you could almost stand a straw up in it. Like one of those milkshakes they turn upside down to prove it's thick. Awesome.

Well, this is a pretty quintessential weizenbock and a must-try for any Aventinus drinkers out there. Happened to get this on a pretty big sale ($3?), making it as cheap or cheaper than Weihenstephaner's ,5L bottles. In the style, value for money still probably goes to Victory Moonglow, but likely because they're domestic. It's getting a high rating, but I just can't fault it.

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Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jbonapar
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my favorite styles from one of my favorite German Breweries.

Dam...everything about this beer is fantastic, from the pour to the odd picture on the front... Seriously, whats up with the goats genitals? Anyway, i digress.

THICK pour. THICK. Smell and Taste are like candy banana bread with a strong clove finish. I mean, this beer got some flavor. I've never tasted anything like this. The 7% is not evident at all.

This is one amazing wheat, complex, delicious, wonderfull.

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Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of snowsurfer422
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mariposafan
2.99/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Murky burnt orange color topped with much smaller head than I was expecting.

The aroma is sweet and a little citrusy - probably bitter orange is the best comparison I can think of. Some bubblegum as well but it's definitely in the background.

The flavor is a bit of a letdown. Watery and more bitter than I was expecting. Fortunately the bitterness doesn't linger, unfortunately neither does the flavor. There's some brightness in the flavor that again brings to mind citrus but it's not really tart. Some sweetness as well but I'm just not finding the weizen flavors that I would expect in a weizenbock.

The carbonation is fairly prickly and the mouthfeel on the week side. Overall it just doesn't do much for me.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.18 out of 5 based on 835 ratings.
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