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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
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1,903 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 132
Gots: 188 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Ratings: 1,903 | Reviews: 871
Photo of Barnoloid
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is top notch. A beautiful blend of banana, clove and bubblegum flavors underpinned by a citrusy lemon note. Incredibly smooth in body and mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

Photo of fourstringer
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped 330 mL bottle into a flared pint glass. Moderate hand with a swirl towards the end. I didn't see a clear date.

A: Hazy to lightly cloudy, golden yellow body. 2 fingers of adherent, white head. Good retention and nicely lacing.

S: Light lemony tartness. Yeast spice. Coriander. Fruit is present, but with only mild banana. More pear, mango. A bit mineral. Some grain.

T: Earthy spice up front. Followed by the development of slightly sweet wheat notes. Just an impression of European hops arise before a semi-dry to dry finish. Lingering yeast and a touch of tea-like tannins in the aftertaste. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation and body for the style. A touch of typical prickliness. Feels apt.

O: All-around nice hefeweizen. This one has a bit less fruit and a bit more yeast and earth than some others, but represents a unique and polished example of the style.

Prost!

Photo of Eachristman
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ayinger is one of my favorite brewers. The smell of their beers is delightful and the taste is superb! This beer is light yet flavorful. Easy drinking with lingering flavor. A truly delicious beer!

Photo of gspec
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing and smooth bubble gum taste.

Photo of mmuller226
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect for a day in Philadelphia.

Photo of JLaw55
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really great, true German hefeweizen. Is it as great as Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? No, but it is still a really great version of the style. Obviously Weihenstephaner makes the pinnacle of the style, this is a very close version though. All the usual flavors are present, banana, bread, clove; and executed beautifully.

Would absolutely purchase again.

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure how to rate this because, through no fault of my own, it took over an hour for me to drink this from initial pour to final sip and by the end there was a distinct alcohol presence. I would not expect this from a 5.1% abv hefeweizen so I'm giving it a 4 for taste instead of the 4.25 or 4.5 that it would have received if I drank it before it had a chance to warm up (there was no alcohol flavor at first).

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My favorite Ayinger is the doppelbock but I love them all. What a great brewery.

Photo of martyl1000
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coopers Tavern. Shit disappointing. This legend might've earned its reputation back in the day before the craft beer quality became drinking 10 or 15 years, all of which have way better flavor., here is pretty damn great when first into my mouth but the finish ispractically invisible. Totally incredible flavor In the front of the mouth, though.

Photo of Kublhahn
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is very good but not amazing. Francizkaner is still my favorite.

Photo of tourdot
3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft- great aroma but the taste was very weak. Tasted watered down.

Photo of gsmit
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super smooth. a little fruity with vanilla and banana. Great taste going down. No aftertaste. awesome beer.

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy light gold color. Average head and very small, spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, some orange and bread dough. Taste is very nice with touches of yeast, orange and a nice pleasant amount of semi-ripe banana. Mouthfeel is nice and light and refreshing. Carbonation seems to just be right for this beer. Light, clean finish !!

Photo of MartzMimic
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Fassler Hall OKC. Pours into the stein a cloudy gold with a creamy white head. It reduces eventually to a thin layer with no lacing. Smells of bready malt with a touch of banana and spice. It's much the same with the taste. Creamy malt with cloves and a little banana. Chewy medium mouth. Very traditional and very good.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

been getting in to the old world german stuff super hard lately, and this one is a good one. i enjoyed this one at 1472 on pearl street last night, an entirely forgettable experience from a cuisine and service standpoint, but this is a fine glass of ale. modeled on a hefe, its a little bit different, plenty yeasty in color but not nearly as bright. the head is short lived too, although dirty glassware or something could be at fault. the nose is awesome, classic hefe yeast profile, modest in the banana notes, fully rocking the clove side of things, like fresh banana bread, its baked and grainy and hearty, not as light and creamy as others, more doughy and thick, and the carbonation isnt quite there, but there is a rustic richness that defines this one for me. all of the ayinger stuff is really nice, but its cool to have one of the original styles they do. this is excellent and distinct from others. the prices on these are so fair in the stores, i need to make a point to try more. there is something to be said for paying a few bucks for a 500ml of a beer this good than say a 16 dollar four pack from off color or prairie and getting something of similar overall quality...

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but nothing to get excited about.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ugly Mug. Pitcher poured into pint glass. Orange-yellow with little head. Smelled of bread, bananna, mulling spices, and lemon. Flavors were similar with gentle carbonation.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; light straw in color; 2 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; virtually no lacing;

S: balanced between banana and clove;

T: a little restrained up front; banana and clove balanced from mid-palate through the finish; a touch of bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation - a little tingly; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice, but lacking the complexity of the best hefeweizens;

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is all about the beauty of balance. The reciprocal interaction between subtleties. A tender aromatic dance for the senses.

Sip and savour, or chug 'til you drop, it's all good.

Close to perfect.

Photo of Danielr26
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I prefer just rating instead of reviews, but BA is making me review this

Photo of Jeph222
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite beer. Pours beautifully. Looks citrusy. When you swallow you taste banana, when you exhale you taste the bread. Just an impressive brew.

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yup...hard to beat a German brewed Hefeweizen...of course, drinking it in a Bavarian beer garden doesn't hurt either.

Photo of ADNelson
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Slightly hazy amber-yellow with constant rising carbonation. The head is large but quickly dissipates to a thin, lingering one.

S: Lemon citrus and bubblegum along with the typical banana and clove hints of a German hefe.

T: Crisp lemon-orange citrus with a clove and coriander spiced breadiness. Aftertaste is sweet and lingering. Taste is slightly weaker but more drinkable than other German hefe's I've had.

M: Light, slightly thick, not overly watery or dry, and very refreshing.

O: This hefe has a surprisingly complex variety of flavors for how easily drinkable it is. I'd recommend this for someone new to beers, even my wife liked it! It's my new go-to for session drinking.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another great Ayinger. Great clove, fruit, banana, mealtimes. Smells wonderful. Probably my second favorite next to Fransiskaner. P.S. never put lemon in a good Weisse. Took a couple drinks alone and was awesome, then BT asked if I would take lemon and said yes at a week point after wife said try it. It was still good but wiped out some taste.

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy pale yellow, coarse white head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Energetic streams of bubbles.

S: Lemon, banana, clove that verges on bubblegum but is still welcome.

T: Those lighter fruit notes, with misty orange thrown in there and clove now mixed with some coriander. Faint soft vanilla on the finish. Good range, especially considering the method used to produce them, but just a bit too weak for my preference.

M: Light, well carbonated, dry. Good refreshing aspect.

O: Super easy drinker while still having a great array of flavors, but I would expect a standard for the style to be more resolute in flavors. The balance between each was fantastic, but mature doesn't have to mean weak.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,903 ratings.