Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 401
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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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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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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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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Photo of mlazzaro
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

murky straw-orange color. white head made up of tiny bubbles. surprising low head retention considering the wheat, it could be the notable alcohol content. yeasty in smell, I actually don't find the aroma appealing. my first impression was off-putting mold smell. thankfully, it tastes much better than it smells. wide spectrum of flavors. dark malted wheat flavor - into clean yeast and a slight acidic ending. nice caramel aftertaste. clean flavor really isolates and accentuates the malted wheat flavor. creamy smooth mouthfeel. low carbonation enhances the smooth quality. pretty unique and tasty beer. Ayinger has yet to disappoint.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a weizen glass

A- Poured a hazy bright golden color with a two finger soapy head

S- Big banana, bubblegum, and yeast notes, some clove and pear

T- Big banana and bubblegum notes, pretty strong buttery taste, lots of clove, some spice notes, and a little bit of alcohol.

M- Very smooth with good carbonation on the finish. Not boozy at all.

O- A pretty good weizenbock. This one was quite a bit sweeter than any of the weizenbocks I have had, a little too sweet.

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Photo of musicman575
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, hearty, opaque goldenrod. Doesn't appear very carbonated, but develops nicely once it spills across the tongue.

Lots of toffee-like malt character in the nose, almost like coffee nips candy. Alcohol a presence too.

A bit of medicinal phenols and some cloves. The malts and sugars come right through immediately following. Finishes slightly tart and dry with a warmth that sticks around in the chest.

Definitely not a beer to drink by the liter if you intend on drawing out the fun all night long.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is yet another great traditional german beer from a great company.

The beer pours a hazy straw color to orange color with pretty nice lacing and small head. The smell and taste strike a great balance of spicy notes and a nice hefty bready/wheat malt. Great semi clove in the nose with a little crystal sugar sweetness with a nice big wheat note like a great banana hefe. The taste follows suit and is balanced really nicely, just an easy drinking beer with classic German yeast notes that compliment the spices and bready notes nicely.

Overall I'll get this again. A wonderful beer. I think that aventinus is better overall for a German weizenbock that's easy to get, but this is no slotch.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 848 ratings