Ayinger Weizenbock

Unexpected (but welcome), recent arrival at Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle. Poured into the Tucher Weizen glass the beer gives a lovely golden hazed body and a huge, imperious and airy head. Just the ticket. Some lace. Nose and tastes are right on the money for the style. Bubblegum, banana, alcohol laden fruits, with a mild burn in the finish. A good dose and alcoholic bitterness jumps in at the back end. A few phenolic, medicinal notes add to the experience and there is also a...

Ayinger Bräu Weisse (Bräuweisse)

Additional notes 09/16/2022 (bottle pictured) Amazingly (maybe), 14 years later, this bottle goes into exactly the same glass! Head, lace and retention are better than previously noted. Prickly carbonation, simple, classic taste profile. Original notes 10/18/2008 Fairly astonished that I have not reviewed this until now! $2.99 Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 500 mL bottle, standard Ayinger presentation. Fine bubbled head that lacks density on the pour. Into the Tucher Weizen glass. Dark...

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

Additional notes: 09/20/2022 Astonishing effect of the light on the beer (pictured) that causes the red color through the dark brown body. My notes below don't do this beer justice, and I like it much better these days. In particular I feel a real richness about the beer which belies my final paragraph. Here I find rich malts, a depth of flavor that I obviously didn't see 16 years ago, and a nice, woody bitterness that I did note but seems prominent in way it wasn't previously. Some toffee,...

Ayinger Urweisse (Ur-Weisse)

Additional notes 08/17/2022 500 mL bottle (pictured). Out of the gate this is a lighter colored dunkelweizen than many, even with the yeast sediment thrown in. A light amber pour with a lovely head. Head has decent retention. Plenty of banana in the tastes. Great, sweet malt base with tons of (surprising) caramel and even more banana. It feels like a 'light' dunkelweizen in some ways, but it's packed full of flavor. Alcohol is present and rounds things out beautifully. classically breaded...

Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier

Additional notes 08/06/2020 Malts to the fore, with a real rounded biscuit note. There's plenty of honey, without the harsh, bitter finish. It's not brutal, just gentle. Original note 08/20/05 As many others have mentioned, this is an incredibly good looking beer, with the color and clarity being close to perfect. I see a lot of other reviewers have suggested "straw" as the color. I saw a yellow/green color, almost like a pale lime green. Good pillow like head. Some biscuit yeast and malt in...

Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Extremely disappointing and rather ordinary. Hazy orange pour with a small, instantly forgettable head and a tiny bit of lacing. Some marzipan (almond paste) in the nose and quite smooth, but depertately lacking in body and substance. In fact, really quite watery. Deeply disappointing mouthfeel, and rather than a beer that you might enjoy in October has the days get cooler and you appreciate a little more "ummpff" in your beer, this brew slacks off and lets you down. An O-fest in need of some...

Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

$8.79 Four Pack, Green's Beverage, Ponce de Leon, Atlanta, GA. Dark brown, almost black pour with a large creamy head that receded very quickly. There was almost zero lacing with this beer. The aroma I get is all chocolate fruit cake - like a Christmas cake! There is a smashing, fully rounded mouthfeel to this, with flavors of raisins and sultanas coming through strong. Lovely, warm malts round the beer. This is an exceptionally smooth beer with no harsh edges which make it very drinkable. Add...