Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by shbobdb on 06-09-2007

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Ratings: 852 |  Reviews: 404
Photo of Shadman
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nice to see this available in Alberta as It was on my want list forever...now it's on my got list..woohoo.

Looks great. Poured into my weisen glass it had a hazy/cloudy faded peach colour with a very rich white head.

Aroma was nice as well, especially after the beer warmed a bit. Lot's of esters, fruitiness, and spiciness that mesh well together.

Lot's of ripe banana up from, a nice fruitiness, and then a decent dose of spiciness. Finishes a bit on the sticky sweet side.

Nice, medium full body. Smooth as a baby's you know....

Love it. It's my reach to beer even with the 7.1ABV. I think the sticky sweetness would prevent me from having more than 2 at a time. Someone said it's a Hefe Weizen on steroids and I have to agree.

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Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 29/11/11

A hazy golden orange with just enough clarity to see the bubbles feeding a large three finger head that slowly falls to a thin film leaving unorganized lace

S strong smell of banana, bubblegum and clove, I pick up on some other tropical fruits too but can't quite place it, there's some dry cereal and zero booze

T I'm quite pleased by the fact the taste mimics the smell, just a little more cereal and a little less tropical fruit, super tasty stuff

M enters silky and on the edge between creamy and foam, faint flavors linger for a while

O great stuff being brewed in Aying, I sucked this one back in no time and even my lady liked it

a hefe on steroids and just perfect for this chilly evening, the price is right and this may be in my regular line up for a couple months

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Photo of csiewert
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JustinQ
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Kromes
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy orange color with a thick white, fluffy head.

S: A sweet malt and wheat beer aroma with some citrus and floral aromas.

T: Some bock-like flavors initially with a sweet and almost caramel malt flavor that gives way to a clove, wheat and citrus flavor.

M: medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice smoothness to the beer from the wheat.

O: Nicely crafted beer. I've had some bad weizenbocks in the past that have not been that good. Most are darker. I like the light and refreshing quality of this beer. It's almost like an Imperial Hefe. Very nice.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours hazy straw yellow with a creamy off-white head. Leaves stringy lacing.

S-Clove, banana, bubblegum, white pepper.

T/M-Lots of clove and pepper up front, but it drops out almost immediately, leaving a slick yeastiness. The bubblegum/banana flavors linger through into the soft finish. Medium bodied with soft, chewy carbonation.

O-Not bad. More clovey than I prefer my weizenbocks but a solid version of the style.

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with massive head even on a gentle pour. Slowly but surely the head fades but not to a thin lace or anything. It recedes to a foamy 3 finger white head.

Smells of clove, bananas, and grapefruit with subtle wheat and citric notes.

Medium in body and very clean tasting for something unfiltered. Some grapefruit sweetness along with a clove spiciness. Finishes with some spicy herbal hops. Has a slight medicinal taste as well with a touch of alcohol. Very nicely balanced, nice wheat aftertaste.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Spotted this one at the local good beer store, thought I'd try it since I haven't before.

A -- Hazy golden with peach highlights and a very dense, creamy, off white head.

S -- Cloves, fresh citrus fruit, bready malts, vague banana. Right in the Weizen wheelhouse.

T -- Balance of clove spiciness and bready malts up front with that wheat graininess in between. Some mild citrus fruit toward the end, then bready malts in the finish and clove in the aftertaste -- even some of the wheat character right at the end.

M -- Body is surprisingly light with a very soft mouthfeel.

O -- As a Weizenbock -- it doesn't compete with Aventinus in complexity and character. Just seems a little lacking, yet a terrific Weizen for anyone to try.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer I don't see very often; review #800:

Poured from a 500mL bottle into my Aventinus Weizenbock glass. The color is a subtle shifting maze of gold, amber, Mikado yellow, and more. The creamy white head is small and lasting, despite sounding quite active.

Phenols permeate the nose with sweet and spicy yeast elements offsetting the malt. Custard, banana, clove, and brioche are hinted at throughout, all becoming more potent as the beer warms.

All the aromas become more full and pronounced on the palate. The yeast really takes center stage, along with honey, dry rich maltiness, and a crisp not-quite-tartness from the wheat. There is a hint of hops as well, though without any bitterness. Well rounded and flavorful brew.

Thick, creamy, rich mouthfeel with perfect effervescence.

One of the top-tier examples of the style, though it lacks some punch/depth/intensity compared to Aventinus or maybe even Vitus (the latter having a somewhat similar flavor profile).

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Photo of jsm1289
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the most sensational beers I have ever tried. I certainly do have a fondness for heffeweizens, tripels, etc so I am making that my disclaimer here before my review. I could literally drink this beer forever and not get tired of it. Smells like delicious wheat, banana, hint of clove and citrus, all perfectly balanced. Nice solid 2 finger head that dissipates within 2 minutes. very nice white head with a hint of yellow around the edges. Tastes delicious, full thick wheaty taste, with lots of banana and smooth as a baby's bottom. clean and crisp from start to finish, no hint of alcohol, no burn or heat emanating at any point during a sip. Enough complexity to keep me coming back, and as my amateur palate develops, I will continue to drink this beer to continue to explore all of its mystique and beauty.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an Ayinger branded weizen glass. Pours a hazy apricot color, with an inner-glow that beautifully catches the ambient light. A three-finger off-white head sits atop the brew, reducing to a thin lid within a few minutes.

This ale has a fruity, sweet aroma, with loads of peach, melon, berries, and hints of lemon. Underlying notes of banana, walnuts and yeast are definitely present.

Starts sweet and very smooth, with plenty of banana, apricot, and mango nectar tastes. While I know this is a wheat beer, I'm getting an almost toffee malt taste behind the fruit. The slightly tart aroma is not translating into the taste, though it is in the back of the nose/mouth. Overall, a very balanced taste.

Medium bodied, this is super smooth and easy, silky even.

Wow, yet another awesome, tasty brew by Ayinger. Fruitier than Ayinger's hefeweissen and slightly heavier (as you'd expect with a bock), drinking this is like drinking beer nectar. Delicious!

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Photo of Crundy
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: thick foamy white head that stayed around the whole time, very hazy orange amber color

smell: biscuity bready wheat smell, citrus slight malt scent

taste: pronounced bread flavor with sweet malt, grapefruit or orange flavor, very little bitterness, some fruit flavors: apple or perhaps peach

mouth feel: very refreshing, nice smooth creamy feel, medium bodied, leaves a dry fruit sensation at the end, definitely very drinkable and very delicious, good carbonation

overall: I bought the pint bottle and had heard great things about Ayinger. I really enjoyed this beer, it was very delicious but slightly more sweetness than I prefer but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of this beer. Very drinkable beer, I would definitely buy this again

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 852 ratings