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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 90
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking alone tonight. My fiance is in Jersey, so it's sushi/steak night. Decided to start with something light to go with the sushi rolls.

This one pours a cloudy gold with a nice foamy head. Eventually settles down with a thin film. Looks good. Smells nice - banana, wheat. Taste - has a solid amount of carbonation which creates a crisp bite, more than other hefes I've tried. Flavorful as hell - banana, clove with a "wheaty" aftertaste. A faint touch of bitterness.

This one gets high marks all around. Refreshing, especially after a week filled with tough financial decisions. Will have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 23:21:17 | More by Celtics76
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Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served in a tulip at 4deg C.

A- Opens well pouring a high white head. Unfiltered and golden good. Head lasts and lasts

S- Pretty good! Enjoyable Coriander and banana hints. Slight but there

T- Pretty good. There is a hint at the end of the finish that reminds me of clove

M- Light and dry. Good

O- Pretty good. Nothing special and I will not buy again but nice to try. Good for hot weather

Food Pairing

This pretty good white beer goes well with... Spicey tuna roll sushi!


Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 14:31:07 | More by DaveBar
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 02:30:26 | More by kelvarnsen
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2014 00:49:29 | More by whatname
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden with a modest white head. Aroma is banana and a hint of clove, with light orange notes. Flavor reveals a wheat backbone, mineral character, banana, a hint of orange zest, clove, coriander. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. Carbonation is higher than I'd prefer.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 22:47:31 | More by barczar
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2014 01:35:03 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours cloudy and golden in color with a tall, white, cloud-like head, great retention and ‘structure’. The head finally settles to a few ‘meringue’ islands and leaves loads of lacing. The nose is an enticing mix of bananas, cloves, caramel malt, yeast, raw dough and orange peel. On the palate, the banana, yeast and dough come through with hints of cloves and spice as well as a nice wheat character. The body of the beer is medium-light (in a good way) and there is lots of carbonation keeping this beer light, bubbly and incredibly refreshing. Overall, this is a great example of the style as well as a subtle reminder that there are other options for a beer on a hot summer’s day other than watered-down, thin IPA’s (opps, I mean session IPA’s). Bring on the lawn mower!!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 14:26:40 | More by mtomlins
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 00:40:47 | More by mccorvey
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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cooper's Tavern. 16.9oz served in an Ayinger hefeweizen glass 7/5/2014.

A- Hazy straw yellow body with a lovely three finger white head that reaches the top of the hefeweizen glass just perfectly. Long retention life, lots and lots of rings of lacing. Beautiful beer.

S- Bubblegum, cloves, grainy wheat sweetness and some earthy noble hops. Classic hefeweizen nose profile.

F- Lemons and bananas open up the field, with some cloves and bubble gum rounding things out in the middle, finishing up with a mix of raw vanilla and bready malt sweetness that is the hallmark of a good German hefeweizen. Excellent.

M- Medium in body yet very drinkable. Full of flavour but not fatiguing at all. Carbonation is on-spot. Finish is a fairly complex breadiness with some lemon zest and bananas. Excellent.

O- I could drink plenty of this in one sitting yet enjoy the flavours it brings to the table. Excellent hefeweizen that's not difficult to get; it's not Weihenstephan but this still comes highly recommended from me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2014 18:26:04 | More by Stevedore
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-08-2014 04:52:15 | More by snakeayes11
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at the Oak Barrel in Hagerstown at a great price, had not tried it and love hefes. Has a good look and excellent smell. The flavor is outstanding. As a big fan of here style I am disappointed that I have not tried this one before. But I will certainly be getting it again and regularly.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 00:53:15 | More by JamieDuncan
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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellar temperature in a weizen glass.

It has a solid two fingers of a rocky white head that dissipates with urgency. The body is a hazy golden straw color.

I can decipher a lot of banana, yeast, and lemon in the aroma. There's also a kind of musty earthiness which interests me.

The flavor gives off lemon, green apples, and banana at first, transitioning into the expected lovely yeast and bread finish of any proper hefeweizen.

It has high carbonation and a light, crispy clean body.

To put it simply, a stellar hefeweizen, brewed by the books.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 19:57:30 | More by Kuaff
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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade and a fluffy texture. Natch, retention isn't very good, and almost no lacing is left on the glass. It also looks like intensely carbonated. In fairness, it would look more pleasing in a weizen glass, but I don't feel like cleaning mine right now...

S: Banana. Cloves. Banana-y cloves. Clove-y bananas. This is pretty much the textbook hefeweizen aroma, pulled off to sheer excellence. There seems to be a very defined vanilla cream note missing in so many weizens (even Weihenstephaner's), which is enough to send it over the top.

T: It tastes like a textbook classic, too. Aside from banana and cloves (this one seems a bit more banana-heavy), there are also notes of vanilla cream. Wheat appears on the finish. Some noble bitterness becomes intertwined with the back end after a few swigs, giving it a fantastic balance of flavors.

M: Time to complain: it's too fizzy. Everything else about the feel is done right - soft yet medium bodied texture, finish that hits a good compromise between sweet and dry - but there's so much carbonation that it comes off harshly. I can't stop belching when I drink this, and it's friggen' annoying.

O: This is like drinking a banana split. Only problem is that it's overcarbonated. Really, who cares? It smells awesome, tastes awesome, and drinks awesome.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 23:18:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This unfiltered classic hefeweizen poured a deep gold straw yellow with a huge white head that didn’t take on the cloudy opaque texture until I poured the sediment from the bottom of the bottle. I left about a quarter of the beer, swirled it around to activate the sediment and continued to pour it into this wonderful looking hefeweizen. The aroma was much fruitier than most of the traditional hefe’s with the signature spice but the bubblegum & banana notes were missing. Not to fear, the first sip brought the banana notes to the forefront, but with more of a fruity balance along with the spiciness. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel delivered this Hefe masterpiece to my palate where the wonderful flavors danced on my tongue. Very light yet full flavored the Ayinger is another excellent hefeweizen and right up there with the Weihenstephaner.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 19:40:51 | More by brurevu
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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