A powerful and astonishingly good strong wheat ale, first introduced to the US in fall 2009.
The History of Weizenbock
The weizen-bock style is relatively uncommon, even in Bavaria: they are wheat ales (weissebeer or weizen beer) that are brewed to be as strong as a bock - with corresponding fuller body, and enhanced flavors. They can be pale ("helles") or dark ("dunkles"), but Ayinger Weizenbock is pale in color.
Classic Bavarian weissebeer aroma suggesting spice and cloves; smooth body from wheat; extravagant, pinpoint conditioning. The flavor offers the essence of the wheat harvest, fresh-baked bread, maybe even - somehow - the sunshine of a fall afternoon. The finish is tropical fruit, cloves and banana.
Hearty German cuisine - smoked pork chops, sauerkraut and sausages; full-flavored game or duck; Weizenbock can pair beautifully with spicy Mexican or Indian cuisine. A memorable digestif or nightcap, Weizenbock is also a very nice match with apple strudel for dessert. Serve in the classic Ayinger 17-ounce "weizen swirl" glass, or an oversized wine glass.
Ratebeer.com: 97 points (Nov. 2016)
15 Best Wheat Beers, "As classic as it is satisfying" - Hi Consumption, January 2015
Gold Medal - World Beer Championships 2010
Five stars, and "2009 Beer of the Year" . . . classic hefe-weizen notes with a dense fruit and spice driven core, fresh baked bread, and accents of tropical fruit. The palate echoes the nose delivering richness with ideal balance, vibrancy, and length. Notes of citrus, clove, ginger, and toasted grain mingle seamlessly. Spectacular."
-BevX.com, Dec. 2009
Product Sizes and Quantities
- 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
ABV: 7.1% - OG: 1.067 - IBU: 10
Ingredients: Water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 256; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 20 g (6% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 3 g (5% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)