Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 134
Gots: 205 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Photo of curasowa
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color with a big, fluffy white head

Aroma: Lots of banana, a little bready, some wheat malt, faint spice and yeast. Pretty much textbook Hefe aroma.

Taste: Crisp and snappy up front, with some malt sweetness, a hint of honey and some yeast tang. Banana is more prevalent in the middle, then some clove on the mildly astringent finish.

The Rest: An Excellent Hefeweizen. Crisp and clean, excellent malt characteristics, a great example of the style.

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 oberon
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy appearance,bigtimesediment on the bottem of mine (not a bad thing),nice fruity taste of lemon and apple.Refreshing on a hot summer day,nice and spritzy.

Photo of RoyalT
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a little cloudiness. The head was big and frothing.

Smell – They sure do have that yeast smell down pat. The aroma of this weizen is authentic and truly awesome. I hope this tastes better than their so-called “dunkel weizen.”

Taste – Yes, much better than the dunkel weizen. It’s kind of light for a hefe – more like a wit bier – but very pleasant. The yeast comes out some at the taste (still, not like in the nose though). There’s lots of summer fruits here as well along with a hint of hop balance.

Mouthfeel – Light and fluffy just as it should be. As I mentioned, I thought it was a little thinner than it should be, but otherwise the mouthfeel was right on.

Drinkability – This went down well. It wasn’t anything stellar, but it was close enough to the style to satisfy.

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of tectactoe
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like many hefes, even the most modest of pours can not prevent the voluptuous, bone-white head from growing to a size nearly half the glass. It's chunky, bubbly, and patchy, leaving big blotches of lacing as it makes it's way down towards the straw and yellow brew. The beer itself is a little lighter in hue than I'd expect, but it's got that yeasty hazy that I certainly love.

The aroma is very banana heavy, with a good deal of fruity esters infiltrating the front lines right away. A large amount of clove comes nearly hand-in-hand with the esters and the finish introduces a slight bit of mint and bubblegum. Very yeast heavy, as most hefes should be. It smells pretty sweet, but not sweet enough to give me cavities. It could stand to be a bit more powerful, but its composition is great.

Banana esters are again the first thing to tingle my senses, only this time it's my palate and not my nose. The mostly-sweet and mildly-spicy banana esters are backed with a good amount of bready malt and a solidifying helping of clove. The fresh, wet, crisp mouth feel gives makes the beer very quenching and satisfying.

Just like the nose, the flavor wouldn't hurt from being a bit more amped up, but as it stands, it's still an easy-drinker and a very enjoyable hefeweizen. Warmth seems to draw a bit more sweetness out of the brew, but it never gets to an unacceptable level. Nice, lightly sweet finish with some banana-bread and a hint of clove.

Another solid hefeweizen, but would you really expect anything less from the country of origin? This went nice with a few fresh slices of pizza, and my pint had vanished fairly quickly. It's not the hefeweizen that's going to dethrone Weihenstephaner as my favorite (and I'm beginning to think nothing will) but it's still a solid and cost-effective choice amongst the style.

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look (3.5/5) – Pours a rich straw-yellow colour. Head was all-right: it rose generously on a good pour; was a bit soapy in texture; fell a bit quickly to a cap with minimal lacing. The brew was very opaque, as you’d expect from the style. Some nice visible carbonation.

Smell (4/5) – A really nice light wheat character gives the foundation for the aroma, although on first blush I got a bit of that latex-like smell it went away fairly quickly. The typical banana-clove (leaning a bit more to the banana) aroma of weizen yeast is a little more subdued here than in some I’ve had. I think there may be a slight hint of something a bit more sour or sharp in the yeast as well (maybe pears). This basically makes a nice balance between yeast and malt with no real hop or alcohol to speak of.

Taste (4.5/5) – The flavour is a bit more complex than I found with the aroma. The wheat-centered malt character is more-or-less the same and lends a light backbone for the yeast. The yeast really impressed me: it had the typical banana and clove notes (leaning toward some spice on the palate, unlike on the nose); there were also some really nice lighter fruits (pear, nectarine) and some good floral character, but these linger in the background and give depth to the yeast flavours. I think there’s a slight hint of yeast flavour on this one as well. Bitterness is light – just enough for balance – and is paired with some nice spiciness that lasts into the finish.

Feel (3.5/5) – Good for the style. Medium-light body with the yeast giving the feel of body with higher carbonation. There’s a bit of spice that lasts into the finish that I really liked.

I liked this one quite a bit. I think it’s a great example of the style, though maybe not the best one I’ve ever had (I really do think that the uncharacteristically dark Schneider Weisse is the best).

Photo of brownbeer
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You've got to love a great hefeweizen when poured into a tall hefe glass. It's hazy with a huge, white mountain of foam that you could rest your head on and have a snooze.

Classic aroma of clove with a light bubblegum note, grassy hops, and a banana backdrop. Also, it has a hayish, wheat presence that works well for it.

Very clean and complex flavors that integrate well. A clovey yeast spiciness and a wheaty earthiness lead to a dry finish and a banana note to grow on.

Clean, flavorful, highly drinkable, fantastic.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm pretty sure I've reviewed this before, but just be sure, this wheat's standout characterisitcs are monster head, amazing wheat zip, and a nice, moderate phenolic taste that make it the one to go with for fish. Can't go wrong with this one....

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a lovely cloudy golden orange hue with a nice white head that is made up of a bunch of small bubbles. No complaints here. Aroma is a very nice mix of wheat grains, fresh cut bananas and a strong clove spiciness. The interplay between the clove and banana here is very nice!

First sip brings a nice pale wheat maltiness that is dominated by fruity banana and lemon tones along with a bready yeastiness. The clove spiciness works its way in well and mixes with a light bubblegum flavor as well. Quite a nice hefeweizen here with a nice mix of flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good deal of bubbly carbonation in the mouth. I'd like to see it toned down just a tad. Otherwise, this is an incredibly drinkable brew that is both tasty and refreshing. Great for warmer weather...when the Hefe becomes one of my go to styles.

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

Fantastic. Smells like bubble gum - the kind you used to get out of a pack of baseball cards..."original" flavor. Very healthy bubbly white head. This, like Paulaner's hefe, is to me, the ultimate example of a hefeweizen. Its like a combination of all the perfect qualities of a hefe and a witbier combined. Its light, extremely refreshing, smooth, absolutely flavorful, and has no abrasive qualities that are usually present in american hefeweizen attempts. Anyone with any appreciation of craft beer would have to respect this beer, and it would also be a perfect possible introduction to the world of craft beers.

Photo of elinash
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Right away, this beer struck me as one that is exceptional for its style. I'm afraid it was served to me in a glass with dish water fragrance, but despite that, I detected banana, clove, and a musty, earthy yeast aroma. The earthiness continued through tasting, which was pleasant. Fresh banana continued, too. The finish is mild and doesn't linger. After a few sips, I was chowing on some delicious Mexican food, with which I can now recommend this beer for pairing.

Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden brown with three fingers of dense white head. Head has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing.

S - Huge banana aroma, along with a nice bready yeast, a bit of tropical fruit and citrus and faint spice. Nice.

T - Taste also starts off with a lot of banana, along with a bit of bubblegum and white bread. Some more fruit and a bit of spice round it out. Very tasty.

M - Medium-light mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Finished with a touch of bitterness.

O - Definitely a classic example of the style and a very tasty beer to boot.

Photo of sponberg
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy gold with a fluffy white head that lasts forever.

Starts with an aroma of wheat and fruity/clovey esters that fairly screams that this is gonna be VERY good. The flavor is about everything that you could want from a hefe - sweetish, tartish, wheat, malt, spice, banana, clove, green apple, all in a happy ol' boat all the way to a balanced finish. I could drink a lot of this. Matter of fact... (sound of bottle cap popping)

Photo of generallee
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. The abv is listed on the back label (5.1%) but there is no freshness date.

Appearance: The body has an orange/yellow color with a cloudy haze and some visible carbonation. On top I got a thick and creamy off white head. It is long lasting and makes slick lace ring which slowly slide down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has notes of sweet bubble gum and banana peel with just a light touch of wheat malt.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma foreshadowed. Tangy wheat meets the tongue first with a light clove banana yeast notes following. A touch of citrus and spicy/leafy hops leads into the finish which is crisp and fairly dry. The firm medium body has plenty of active carbonation give it a lively snappy texture.

Notes: I love the texture and finish on this beer. Some German Hefeweizen beers get a little to slick on the palate but this one is crisp and feels alive with carbonation. Overall this is an outstanding Hefeweizen.

Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow straw with a well held lace from the champagne like bubbles.

Smell: Hints of lemon and clove with a mild fruit in the backround.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with a bite in the dry body that has a slight oily feeling from the solvent(clove) byproducts of the yeast. A slight tartness surrounds the tastebuds upfront with a sourdough like bready flavour in the finish. Hop character is minimal as it should be. Slight spicy clove, mellow yeast, lemon grass and light apple fruity flavours touch the tounge.

Notes: Punchy with a flavourful kick, pushing the envelope on refreshingly crisp and dry. Great after a meal to help to digest ... or to wash down some bratwurst and spicy mustard.

Photo of tjthresh
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I this beer poured into a Paulaner Hefe glass. Light orange at the top, hazy yellow at the bottom. Pour with a full head the faded to a cap. Light phenolics and esters from the yeast. Well balanced. Notes of oranges and pepper. Med body with light carb. Good show.

Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow body into a .5 liter weizen glass, topped by a four finger vanilla head. Lots of carbonation is apparent through the haze. Good head retention and modrate lacing.

Aroma boasts some toasty wheat, clove, black pepper, lemon and banana peel.

Mouthfeel is light medium with a spiffy carbonation.

Taste is peppery cracked wheat, accented by lemon, banana pulp, and clove. Very refreshing.

As good a German weizen as I've had. Very nice!

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating, pours light orangy yellow, cloudy with a thin white head, turning to a tiny bubble film and leaving some fine lacing. Nose is fruity and sugary. Tasty wheat, typical German banana and clove notes. Fine with summer foods, salads, cheese etc etc. Worth a try.

Photo of nem2006
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a yellow hazy color with a meringue consistency for a head. Even though the beer was very hazy, the carbonation was so much that you could still see it in the glass.

The smell was complex and intense. Apples, lemons, a little hint of champagne.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the carbonation is felt on the tongue. It is an intense citrus, fruity start with a slight balancing hoppy finish.

A very good beer. I could drink it most anytime.

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured a hazy yellow with a large, fluffy white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, with some lemon as well as the expected banana. The flavor is very wheat forward, with less banana and clove than I expected. Still very enjoyable and very drinkable. Not as good as some other German hefeweizens that I have had, but still a very good, above average beer.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle with handsome label from the LCBO. Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

A hazy light golden-orange brew, with a decent grown of foam, which dissolves into a fine ring.

The nose is everything right with a hefe - wheat malt, mild yeast quality, banana, clove, herbal hops, and this brew's defining attribute - bubblegum and candied fruit.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose. I find that hefe's tend to focus on one or two particular features, with some being banana-, citrus- or clove-heavy. This brew was supremely balanced, and although I found this brew had a strong bubblegum/candied-fruit flavor, it did not run away with it. Lighter bodied, ludicrously easy to drink, soft carbonation, slight creaminess.

No surprises here, this is a terrific hefeweizen. Glad to see this in the LCBO and ready for more!

Photo of magictrokini
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible hefe. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a puffy white head. Aroma of bananas and wheat. Very smooth and strong taste. Wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, and citrus all mixed and balanced throughout. Not overly sweet or too wheaty; perfect balance. Highly recommended.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a 500ml Ayinger glass.

Pours a hazy wheaty/yellow with a huge 3 finger fluffy head. Nose is all banana and clove. Super yeasty and a bit malty - classic.

Taste is classic yeasty, bannana and creamy spices. There's a big creamy mouthfeel along with a light sharp bite at the finish. Basically a perfect example of the style.

Photo of sammy44
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to my friend Mike for picking this up for me.

From a 500ml bottle.

Poured a yellow straw cloudy with a big white head. Smell was a little subdued with aroma of cloves and grass, no Hefe banana smell. Taste was solid and light, great thirst quencher.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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