Throwback Thursday: Ayinger Weizen-Bock

Originally posted November 18th, 2011

Guten Tag bierliebhabler! This is an old-world beer from the great beer land of Germany, Aying Germany, by Brauerei Aying. This brewery is older than the United States. WOW, that’s pretty old! These are two different styles of beers in one delicious brew, Weizen (wheat beer) and bock beer. Bock beer is a strong lager, usually german in nature, and has a ram (male sheep/goat) associated with it, but I couldn’t tell you why as of yet. This weizen-bock pours a cloudy/hazy darkish yellow color like most weizens. It has a big thick bright white head that seems like its never leaving. That is like most german wheat beers I have had. Please be patient while pouring this beauty. It’s worth the wait, trust me, people. This Ayinger has a big crisp Weizen taste with a little bock bite in the end and all the wheaty flavor stays with you for a massively great after taste. MMM GOOD! Now I only found this Ayinger in a big 1 pint 0.9 oz bottle, no 12oz six-packs. I don’t know why Ayinger does not put out six-packs of beer as far as I know, because they’re Dopplebock, Celebrator (any beer with ATOR on the end is a Dopplebock) comes in a four-pack. Awe but I want two more when I buy that and I’d like six weizen-bocks too. Well buy it anyway, it is such an awesome old world brew, and praises it to all your friends and family. I love this one ALOT and you should too. If you ever get to Germany and have this one I’d soo love to hear about it and where that good time was had. Thank you! Prost! Please drink responsibly!

Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange

I pick up Mikkeller BeerHallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange, 3.7% ABV from Pop The Top Bottle Shop here in charlotte a few weekends ago. Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse come is a few varieties of fruit from Mikkeller Beer in Denmark. Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange pours a yellow slightly cloudy color with a one finger white head that fades into quickly dissipating lacing that gives off fruity tart aromas with a little note of sourness that then leads you to a similar to the aroma taste with a bit more fruity tart/sour notes with a finish of blood orange tart fruity flavor and bits of a sour/tart fruit aftertaste with a somewhat light mouthfeel. I have had a few of this Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse beer and I find that the Blood Orange verity to be the best so far seeing that I’ve not had everyone that Mikkeller Beer brewers. So I say that Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange is a an A+, you really get all the blood orange and Weisse flavor on this Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse beer and none seem to mesh badly with each other, then all blend together well for a well brewed beer. I found it to be a really refreshing beer and one beer that I could have a six pack of, and yes I would highly recommend Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Blood Orange. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Bell’s Brewing Oarsmen Ale

I have always heard good things about the Bell’s Brewery in Michigan. But I have only had one of their beers thus far, Oberon, which I have reviewed a while back. But now I have Oarsman Ale, a Berliner Wiess, 4.0% ABV. This is a wheat beer style from the Berlin area of Germany. Bell’s uses traditional sour mash methods to brew this year round. beer Oarsman Ale pours a hazy straw like color with a head that does fade quickly. I sound some small amounts of light trying to come through the glass and lots of carbonation. The beer was very effervescent looking. The aroma is of tart citrus like fruit with a hint of wheat malts. Overall the aroma is more on the week side of the scale. The taste is at first fruity with nice effervescent feel. Then you get a light fruit sweetness, followed by a little fruity tartness towards the end. The mouthfeel is somewhat light with a tart but slightly tangy finish. The aftertaste is tart leaning slightly towards sour. Overall not a bad beer, so I say this is a B- beer, it doesn’t blow my mind but does taste good. I found this to have a nice fruitiness about it. I would have this again and would recommend this. I am not saying this is one of my new favorites or anything. But I did enjoy this just enough for B-. So please go and try this for yourself as see what you think of Bell’s Oarsman Ale. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly

The Unknown Brewing Co. Feather Light


This is a beer that I thought I’d never see, The Unknown Brewing Co. Feather Light, 3.8% not because it is rare or hard to find no that not it! It’s because Feather Light is a light Berliner Ale, yes light as in light beer and Feather Light is only 123 calories from Charlotte NC’s Unkown Brewing co. A light beer from a Craft Brewery well it’s happened. Feather Light pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin one finger white head that quickly falls into itself giving a light yet faint sour/tart aroma with some faint flavors sour/tart fruity flavor on its light taste with a slightly tart finish and light sour aftertaste with a very thin and light mouthfeel. Yes, this a better version of a light beer, a light beer with more flavor with an ease of drinking and quite refreshing. I would give The Unknown Brewing Co. Feather Light a B-. Craft Beer drinkers aren’t really worried about how many calories are in their beer so this might be a marketing gimmick to get calorie conscious people whom might not be into craft beer into craft beer. Well, I don’t care if that’s the case I just think The Unknown Brewing Co. Feather Light is a good beer that you should try for yourself. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Festina Pèche Neo-Berliner Weisse


I have really been into Dogfish Head Craft Brewery nor do I like some of their beers. Festina Pèche Neo-Berliner Weisse, 4.5% ABV which I got from a past Brewpublik delivery. This is more of a late spring, summertime style beer. Festina Pèche is brewed with real peach juice and pours a Yellow color with a one finger white head that is somewhat quick to fade into tiny white halo that gives off juicy peach aromas with a nice bit of tartness, that lures you to a sweet juicy peachy tart taste that finishes with a nice tart juicy peach notes that has a nice tart Berliner Weisse aftertaste that linger on the tongue and in your mouth with a light mouthfeel. This Festina Pèche is a really refreshing easy drinkable beer that is an A. Festina Pèche is quite sessionable, you can drink a few of these without it overpowering your taste buds. I highly recommend Festina Pèche. This is one of a very few Dogfish Head Craft Brewery beers I actually like and I will enjoy this again. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly! 

Hi-Wire Brewing Tropical Sour Wiesse with Passion Fruit and Guava


I picked up Hi-Wire Brewing Tropical Sour Weisse w/ Passion Fruit and Guava, 4.2% ABV from Good Bottle Co. here in Charlotte. Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville Ferments this beer Stainless tanks, White Wine Barrels and then bottle conditions it with Saccharomyces, ten months with Brettanomyces & a bacteria culture and with Champagne yeast. Tropical Sour Weisse pours a bright yellow color with a three finger bright white head and with an aroma of sourness, passion fruit with guava with some wine yeast that takes you to the sour/tart flavor up front with passion and guava fruit in the middle with a big tart flavor on the end that flows in to a nice tart Weisse finish and tart fruity aftertaste that linger with a light mouthfeel. This beer wasn’t as good as I was hoping but still A B- beer and something I might come back too, as you should too. it does have a bit too much tartness on the end, more than I would like but not a bad beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

Terrapin Beer Co. T-Time Berliner Weisse


This  I am fond of the Terrapin Beer Co in Athens Georgia. they brew great beers. This Terrapin, T-Time Berliner Weisse, 4.0% ABV and only 5 IBUs is a German Style Ale with Maya Tea and lemon. I think the idea here with this is golfers lemonade. T-Time pours a yellow color with a thin one and a half finger fizzy white head that quickly fades into a thin tiny halo, giving off a tart lemony aroma with a faint hint of tea. Taste is similar to its aroma, there is nice tart lemon with a light tea note up front that is slightly semi-sweet with a light tartness in the middle that finishes with a light tart lemon note give you a tart lemonade aftertaste. I found there to be a small amount of tea on this beer. So I give this an A-. It’s a nice touch on a refreshing style. But I think Terrapin needs to stick to brewing beer and not puns. So many bad gold puns on this can. But that doesn’t take away from how this beer taste. That’s the art and or marketing department fault. This T-Time is an easy refreshing beer that I highly recommend you try. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!