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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,453 Ratings

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Ratings: 1453
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%

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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of DenverHopHead


4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a weizen glass and another into a pub glass (head retention is much better in the pub glass).
Appearance - pours a cloudy blonde, almost banana peel yellow; a whirlwind of swirling carbonation forms an almost whip cream, white head! Lacing is fantastic in the pub glass!
Smell - lemon and orange zest, sweet banana bread, coriander.
Taste - very tasty and refreshing, the citrus nose is followed up with each sip.
Feel - some citrus sweetness, nice carbonation, light body.
Overall - I could kick back with a few of these, it's so good; however, I prefer something with a bit more character.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 03:24:06 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of WunderLlama


4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Weiss bier glass

Frothy white cap, no lacings. Clear golden yellow with a steady steam of bubbles.

Aroma of bananas, spice, pepper.

Clean, crisp hefewiesse with the classic taste of banana yeast

Carbonation on the front of the tongue and then the more on the finish

Clean, crisp, fresh and delicious hefewiesse , a great summertime beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:12:51 | More by WunderLlama
Photo of Roser


3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- big big frothy ivory white head. Lasts and lasts. Not much lacing. Cloudy straw tinted yellow.

S- banana!!! Sugary scented wheat and barley. Clove. I loved the smell of this. It reminded me of the smells associated when visiting a brewery.

T- spicy, crisp, banana, slight citrus.

M- light, smooth, great balance.

O- a very good beer. I consider Schneider Weisse hefeweizen to be the gold standard. This doesn't measure up, in my opinion, but it is a very solid beer. Nobody does it better than the Germans.


Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 20:14:24 | More by Roser
Photo of deadonhisfeet


4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger weissbier glass. The pour is slightly cloudy with a straw-like color. It sports a mammoth creamy white head that retains quite well and leaves some nice clumpy lacing. I can see some bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass, but it's difficult because the beer is so cloudy. The nose has lots of spicy phenols and some fruity esters. I get clove, white pepper, bartlet pears, and a hint of vanilla.

Light-medium body with a crisp, slightly tart flavor and nice firm feel. The flavor seems to favor drier, tarter flavors than the sweet fruity flavors of some beers of this style. There are flavors of crackers, cereal-like notes, tart apple and lemon flavors, as well as some soft wheat. A nice hop addition at mid-palate adds peppery notes and dries out the flavor. The dryness lingers on the finish, which is very refreshing.

Overall an outstanding hefeweizen. The flavor is a bit on the mild side compared to Weihenstephaner's, but this interpretation of the style would appeal to fans of drier beers. The sweetness and fruit notes are toned down and the peppery hops and tart wheat flavors are turned up. It's a wonderful treat on a sunny spring day.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 18:27:35 | More by deadonhisfeet
Photo of SLeffler27

New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy straw to light gold (SRM 2). Two fingers of creamy white head leaves a full coating of lace on the Franziskaner weizen glass. The head retreats like a glacier in winter.

Fresh, clean banana is strong for the style. White bread and clove follows. Aroma is simple and exquisite.

Clean and crisp, perfect balance. Light flavors of banana bread, followed by some honeydew melon and a light refreshing finish.

A silky smooth texture and light body with a hint of alcohol. Fine fizzy carbonation explodes with each sip.

This is one of those truly exceptional drinking beers. It is perfect for early autumn in the crisp sunny air while relaxing. I wish I had some cheese.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:30:24 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of Bouleboubier


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pale cloudy yellow, silky-shiny/creamy white cap, billowy head

S: allspice and banana custard, fresh-baked dinner rolls, faint springtime floral notes... bright, inviting aromas all-around

T: sour-dough, sugar cookie aftertaste with a hint of spice.... lemony, flowery hops.... though, perhaps lacking a decent bit of that bready malt flavor I enjoy in many examples of the style

M: perfect sudsy-soft, medium-light body... initially fills the palate, vaguely nectar-y, then drops dry

O: glad I finally got around to trying this... quite a fantastic hefeweizen - one of the best

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 00:12:40 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Beric


4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 21 February 2014

Appearance: A hazy, rich golden color with a foamy white head. Incredible head retention as one would expect from a wheat beer. Lots of carbonation streaming up the sides.

Smell: Sweeter than a Weihenstephaner, and slightly more fruity. Lots of banana, but also some notes of apple or pear.

Taste: Sweet banana with a white-wine overlay. Different from other hefeweizen's I've had but not in a bad way. The white-wine notes definitely stuck out at first, but I warmed up to them. As the beer warmed, the banana notes really started to shine.

Mouthfeel: At first, almost like champagne, but eventually the carbonation mellowed a bit and the drink became silky smooth on the palate.

Overall: A great hefeweizen and one with a distinctly different character than Weihenstephaner. Certainly worth trying if you like hefeweizens. A great beer overall, and one I would highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 00:42:43 | More by Beric
Photo of BlakeAJurgens


4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A beautiful Unflitered Hefe with a crisp medium bodied orange. A Full and vibrant head (three -four fingers, light white color) which lingered on the glass. A considerable amount of carbonation bubbles and a very nice glow when held up to the light

S - beautiful odor of citrus and wheat with undertone of cloves. Crisp, sharp, and clean

T- not a heavy body but certainly not watery; initial taste is banana and orange, merges into a wheaty and yeasty middle and a move prominent citrus with a nutty and clove end where the hops give a nice kick.

M - a nice bubbly beer, but not overkill. The body is perfect for a summer's day; light to medium with consistency but no watered-down feeling at any time.

O - Drink this in the warmer summer months after a hot day and it is perfect; drink it in the colder fall or spring days and you might feel wanting a little more body but still very satisfied. If I had to pick a beer to drink between the months of May and August, this beer would be in the running and perhaps leagues beyond the pack. Not a complex beer but certainly well-made and extremely satisfying. Be sure to buy two because you will certainly want another one

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 11:52:26 | More by BlakeAJurgens
Photo of witster18


3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is an extrememly light and clean hefe that pours a bullish stark white head that retains well. Clarity is amazing for a wheat. Notes of lemon, and well, lemon. Not much complexity, but would probably be the world's best lawnmower/girly craft beer.

I much prefer a schneider-weisse for it's complexity, but this is one impressive, clean hefe.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 21:02:04 | More by witster18
Photo of youknowmyname


4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Odor: Earthy smell almost like being in field

Pour: Hazy honey color. Unfiltered, Heavy head, slowly dissipates, leaves a long lasting lace. Poured in a tulip pint.

Taste: This is what a wheat beer is supposed to taste like. Very complex. Starts with a taste of wheat with banana overtones. Can taste the clove used as well. Slight hops, but not bitter. Light to Medium body. Very creamy.

This is an amazing beer! I will be buying this many times over. Normally I hate the taste of banana in things, but somehow, it goes well with beer. Not over powering like a laffy taffy, but just subtle and leaves a slight lingering taste after every drink. Fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:48:02 | More by youknowmyname
Photo of abeeronthebeach


4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Classic hefeweizen haziness, permeated by appetizing spice-brown colours.

S - Smells wondrous: yeast, refreshing wheat and a dab of citrus.

T - Very clean flavours. Crisp and refreshing. In a different league from the last hefeweizen I had - Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

M - Beautifully balanced. Just the right level of carbonation.

O - One of the finest hefeweizen’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking; it’s right up there with Schneider Weisse Tap 7 and Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:02:15 | More by abeeronthebeach
Photo of brewtus


4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours cola brown with a tan head. Smell is full of sweet toasty malt, caramel, some chcolate, dark fruit. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, roasted barley and malt, slight sweetness. Texture is thin bodied but smooth. This beer is easy to drink but has tons of flavor, it's not very complex but it does a great job of representing the style. Glad I finally picked it up

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 01:11:03 | More by brewtus
Photo of Fcolle2


4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours super hazy, nearly solid, pale straw golden in color with a one and a half finger fluffy head that has good retention.

Smell has great hefe aromas. Banana, clove, cardamom forward with a mellow Belgian vinegar aroma before more spicy phenols finish.

Taste follows the nose with light grainy malt, spicy phenols, and a light banana sweetness before a light Belgian tang that blends all the subtle flavors nicely.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation leaves this very sessionable and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 02:01:55 | More by Fcolle2
Photo of CFHMagnet


4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I get a little over a finger of white head over a pale wheat colored body. You can see the sediment floating around in the beer, with the small steady stream of bubbles climbing to the surface. Has a nice curtain of lacing featured as well.

Wheat and yeast are the strongest aromas from the beer. A little banana and some clove and peppery spice compliment. As it warms you get a little lemon.

The flavor is rather similar to the aroma. Wheat, yeast and pepper start it off. Banana and clove finish it off.

The mouthfeel on this beer is a smooth medium body. Carbonation is just enough to bite the tongue a little and keep it flowing.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:56:05 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of KYGunner


4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is bright golden pear in color with a building fizzy head that slowly ebbed away.

The nose holds all that you want in a Hefe but they come out strong. Clove, banana, lemon and a prominent yeast aroma all come out strongly.

The flavors are smooth wheat malts, with a dry yeasty breadiness. I then get clove and a sweet banana.

The feel is a little thin but the carbonation is crisp and refreshing. The end is smooth and I find this to be one of the best Hefeweizens I've had lately.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:30:43 | More by KYGunner
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow appearance with a large, frothy white head. Mild, pleasant aroma of your typical weissbier characteristics (clove & banana). The banana comes front and center in the flavor as the clove takes a backseat. Medium-light bodied and almost too easy to drink. A spot on version of the style that is hard to find any faults with. Highly recommended for any weissbier lover.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 20:58:45 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of ptykozoon


3.21/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light bronze. Reminiscent of Dos Equis or something similar with no head or lacing.

Wheat, banana, caramel. Light and somewhat generic.

Taste is a light hefeweizen but with the wheatish taste it's very witbierish.

Mouthfeel is light and watered down. Refreshing but very simple. Great session beer.

Not a particular fan of hefeweizens, I suppose this must be one of the better ones however.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 03:37:37 | More by ptykozoon
Photo of vkv822


3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz : tulip

Hazy, pale golden with I thick, billowy white head.

Lots of clove, grainy wheat, with slight banana.

Medium-full, foamy body, mild foamy carbonation.

Certainly a very good hefeweizen, though for my personal taste it was a bit clove-forward.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:22:44 | More by vkv822
Photo of BeerKangaroo


4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A whole bunch of these just showed up at my local bottle shop (Breeze In, Juneau, AK), so I'm assuming they're pretty fresh.

Into a weizen:

A: hazy yellow colored looking body with a nice lumpy two and a half finger white foamy head that must last for at least a good three minutes before dieing and leaving some foamy clingy lacing in its wake

S: strong notes of spicy clove, "banana" esters enter in to assist in balancing, some wheatiness comes in as well

T: spicy yet sweet yet wheaty, slight "banana"-like aftertaste, sweet dry finish

M: medium in body, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems a bit more subdued than most hefeweizens I've had, however its still pretty good for the style

O: hey what a nice hefeweizen, glad I tried this and would greatly welcome this again, which says a ton since I'm not a true hefeweizen fan

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 18:50:59 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of TheChrisK


3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was given to me over two years ago by my Grandpa. It's been stored in a fridge ever since.

A: Poured into a tall glass a clear golden yellow with a strong and foamy head.

S: Strong notes of banana and bready wheat. I didn't get any hints of cloves.

T: The taste is consistent with the smell. Strong banana and wheat.

M: the carbonation is present but weak due to the age of the bottle. It's a smooth and light bodied feel.

O: I'm giving this a 3.75 only because the banana taste was so prevalent and the carbonation was lacking. I promise to try a fresh bottle and re-review.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 00:41:35 | More by TheChrisK
Photo of Dope


4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

No date that I could see.

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a good sized and very fizzy white head. Head fizzes out somewhat quickly. Good retention but no lacing at all.

S: Loads of banana and clove. Nice wheatiness too. Lots of spicy black pepper.

T: Banana up front, tons of it. Beautiful soft wheaty body follows. Some cloves and just a hint of black pepper in the aftertaste. Maybe a hint of grass lingers in the aftertaste too.

M: Surprisingly nice and medium bodied. Very "soft" and smooth.

O: Great Hefe. It's got this "soft" body that I alluded to previously that makes it feel surprisingly full and ultra, ultra smooth. One of the most drinkable brews I've had in a long time. Nice complexity for a relatively simple style. Nice balance. Great Hefe, like I said. Might be my favorite ever, possibly beating out Weihenstephaner. I'll have to have them back to back sometime.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 05:30:03 | More by Dope
Photo of RobbieAshmore


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought in a pick-six at Collins Mid-town liquor Tulsa, Ok.
A- Poured from a bottle. Beautiful color, Golden straw, some cloudiness...looks delicious! Thin head.
S- Delicious! Hints of clove, very 'earthy'. The smell alone reminds me of Germany.
T- Very balanced, hint of banana bread. Amazing.
M-Creamy, with a dry finish, very pleasant after-taste.
O- I gave this beer a 4.75. But it is by far the best hefeweizen I've had. But I'm holding back the 5 until I find the perfect beer. This beer is amazing. It is a great balance of everything. I highly recommend trying it, and then trying another, and another. haha

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 00:32:25 | More by RobbieAshmore
Photo of Hoptometrist


4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from the bottle into a weizen glass.

A- Poured a clear golden color with tons of streaming carbonation, huge bright white ricky head that left minimal lacing.

S- Giant banana, clove, mineral, bready, and light citrusy notes

T- Tons of banana notes, probably the most banana forward hefeweizen. Some big clove, mineral, and bready notes. Some tangy citrusy and lemony notes on the finish.

M- Very smooth and creamy, medium body, prickly carbonation, finishes dry, and so easy to drink.

O- This is one tasty hefeweizen that goes down so smooth. I love the nice tangy fruity notes on the finish and the banana forward flavor profile. This is one of the absolute best hefeweizens I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:36:33 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of Fear4Beer


4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is for the Ayinger Brau Weisse beer. The bottle says that it is 500ml aka 16.9oz. I love me some wheat beers! This one was very good. I served it in a wheat beer glass (the way its meant to be consumed). After the head dissipated I took my first sip and I have to say, man, this is so smooooth. Love it. You can get some yeast, bread, banana, and spices. I drank this beer very cold, I think that's how this should be consumed. It is a refreshing beer so consume it cold to cool you down. The only negative that I have for this beer is that it is expensive compared to other hefe beers. It was $3.50 for a bottle. I also drank a Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse right after I drank this beer. The Franziskaner was also very good but I felt like the Ayinger was just smoother and more enjoyable. It was bubbly like champagne in the mouth. The Franziskaner was about $1.50 for a 12oz bottle. A much better deal. Again, both great beers but the Ayinger is just more up my alley.

My reviews are more mental notes for me. I don't really care about smells, appearance, etc. Just the overall taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 04:38:58 | More by Fear4Beer
Photo of YieldToNothing

New York

3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

didn't love this one. poured it from a bottle into a hefe glass. color is a beautiful, thick, almost bright yellow. very good amount of head.
smell is spot on for a hefe. perfect amount of carbonation too.
my problem here is the taste. it isn't bad by any means but the flavor isn't big at all, it is actually quite mild. i would drink this again but in my humble opinion, it cannot go toe to toe with the other german big boys. would MUCH rather have a weihestephaner(GOAT hefe) and owuld take a hofbrau, franzikaner or schneider-weisse over this any day.

again, solid hefe, represents the style well, but there are better options.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 02:48:58 | More by YieldToNothing
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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.