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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse

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1,457 Ratings

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Ratings: 1457
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%

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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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
More User Reviews:
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3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into wheat beer glass

L: so murky it looks like pineapple juice ... it's a light enough color of yellow that you can pick up shapes when trying to look through it up to the light, but it's otherwise opaque; huge fluffy white head that dissipates pretty fast and doesn't leave much behind -- little sticking and no lace, but it keeps a cool-looking skin of white foam on top with a thick, fluffy collar

S: sweet banana ... you don't even have to put your nose up to it -- the aroma flies up to you, like an air-freshener; lemonade, sour grapes ... and then there's that spice. it's like chai tea, and i'm assuming it's the clove note. very sweet and sour

T: follows the nose mostly but might taste a little more spice (clove? pepper, earth) than sweet ... all the notes are similar, and the chai tea is there -- again, cloves. very easy to see why banana is the classic descriptor because it's the easiest coverall term for this mix. fruity, too, but it's not English pale ale or Belgian dubbel "fruity" ... lighter and more sour

F: feels a tad soft -- the first third popped with carbonation, like a good Belgian, but halfway in it's starting to feel slightly under-carbonated. it's still very, very good ... another swallow suggests I'm being picky: this is super drinkable.

O: the wheat-beer notes are growing on me, and this is classic everything wheat -- look, smell, taste. it's full of flavor but still light and easy to deal with ... the 5.1% ABV fits the package perfectly.

i'm a novice to the style, but this seems as spot on as it gets.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 17:54:26 | More by Premo88
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-19-2014 23:37:09 | More by DerwinWentworth
Photo of Beer-A-Lot


4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice taste and smells of banana, clove, subtle spices, and malts. Light but packed with flavor. Medium body and a beautiful full head. Cloudy color. Does everything right and doesn't get tiresome. Great with food or just hanging out. A great beer anytime of year.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 19:55:49 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 23:28:59 | More by kwkdmk
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-17-2014 23:46:16 | More by sarahfrancesca
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2014 20:33:29 | More by ramrod666
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
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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
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2014 23:31:56 | More by Artjsantos
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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
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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
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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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