Ayinger Weizenbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger WeizenbockAyinger Weizenbock
840 Ratings
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: 840 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Wally1912
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of goalie33
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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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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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with a big, white head.

Smells of clove, banana, and malt, but the yeast esters really dominate...big aroma.

Tastes of apple and banana up front with some sweetness and general fruity esters with a hint of wheat character. No hop flavor or real bitterness to speak of. Hint of alcohol in the finish.

Light body with medium carbonation. I would like to see a bit more carbonation in this beer.

This is a tasty, fruity (estery) beer that is easy to drink but a bit sweet and a bit boozy.

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Photo of obrike
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a single at Specs in Schertz, Tx.

A lovely hazy, rich yellow pour...creamy white head that fades pretty quickly, leaving a small ring around for the duration.

Wow...smells awesome. Banannas right off the bat, followed by clove, bubblegum, fresh cooked wheat biscuit...so good.

Taste follows...a definite treat. Super smooth and great on a hot day in Central Texas. Might even be getting a bit of bitter green apple in the aftertaste?

Certainly a beer not t be missed!

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Photo of Francepants06
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It poured a hazy yellow color beer with a large white head which dissipated quickly. It smelled of wheat, yeast, straw, malt. It tasted of wheat, yeast, slight nutmeg, bread. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied. Overall, This is a top 10 German beer. finally a fantastic tasting beer. It just warms in your mouth like a spoon full of french onion soup. yum give me another.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle picked up at the local binnys.

A- the beer pours out a very hazy almost goldenrod colored body with a finger and a half of bright white head on top. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- lots of bananas in the nose. there are other fruits also, mainly apricots and lemons. after that i get some spices. cloves and white pepper. a little bit of bubblegum at the end.

T- the taste begins with malted wheat and moves right into the dominating banana. the lemons and apricots that i could smell are also in here, but they take a distant backseat. bubblegum, clove, and white pepper at the end. the alcohol is well hidden.

M- the body is very full and thick. the carbonation is just right for this beer. there is no warming from the alcohol.

O- overall this was a very enjoyable beer that reminded me more of a hefeweizen. check it out if you havnt. anything ayinger makes is pretty good.

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

Pours a massive overflowing white head of pillowed bubbles with a straw wheat color that is hazy.

Aroma of clove , belgian yeast, light banana and heavy wheat, which is not a prominent aroma in many beers that I can say I have smelled distinctly.

Taste is spot on for a weizenbock. Light butter tastes mixed with belgian spice, faint clove, light banana and other fruity esters.
There is a light berry taste in here as well, which was surprising to me because I did not really pick it up too much in the aroma.

Medium carbonation and a medium body for the style. I have had thicker, but I think this is more drinkable with the body as it is. Overall job very well done

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Guinness pint glass (not sure if the Irish would approve of this) at low altitude. As an aside, this is my first Weizenbock.

A: Pours a beautiful gradient wheat color like a more opaque version of honey. It also comes with a creamy three-finger white head that hangs on for quite a while. Note too much in the way of lacing.

S: Strong dark fruit notes are the most prominent smell -- mostly cherry, but also a bit of something else as well (blackberry?). The smell of wheat falls faintly into the background.

T: An even more complex malt character than the smell suggests. Starts with slightly sour cherry notes that give way to sweeter dark fruit notes and a slight twinge of alcohol on the finish. Delicious.

M: Full-bodied and quite dry. The finish makes you want to go back for more.

D: It would be very easy to drink several pints of this. The alcohol is concealed dangerously well.

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Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of a hazy, golden brown body. The head settles pretty quickly, and leaves little lace on the glass.

S - A strong banana aroma with a bit of clove and toffee.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with notes of clove and pepper. Banana notes come out in the middle with more clove. The finish is full of yeast and thick, bready malt as well as a bit of warming alcohol.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, this is a logical extension of the intense yeast character of Ayinger's lower alcohol wheat beers. There is a dense malt note that is present throughout, but I really would have expected it to be darker with some caramel and toasted notes; I guess it is a helles weizen bock. Drinkable enough, but I would definitely take their Brau-weisse or ur-weisse over this one.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Attractive golden color with orange lowlights. White, crisp foamy head. Great weizen head. Clearly a weizenbock that avoids the darker malts; fortunately I like both varieties.

Banana and esters are off the charts on this one. Nose and taste profile both show a strong affinity for the lighter, bubblegum aspect. Solid carbonation, lots of fruitiness and very refreshing.

Finishes very light with a creamy body. Crisp rather than hot alcohol on the tongue. A drinkable weizenbock.

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Ayinger Weizenbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 840 ratings
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