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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 876
Hads: 2,006
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 145
Gots: 243 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of MOB210SA
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Fireman's 4 pint glass. A noticeable layer of yeast is at the bottom of the bottle. Regular pour resulted a 4 finger lively, highly carbonated fizziling head that's vanishing before my eyes. White, pale colored head. Eventually all the fizziling action stopped leaving no real lacing and 1 finger crown atop a light golden yellow body. Looks good but nothing too spectacular.

Very refreshing, banana, light fruitiness and some kind of spice that I can't distinguish. I'm thinking its the usual clove.

The beer tastes to style and is pretty tasty. I think it has just a little too much of the herb-y spiciness to it. Its just probably my personal taste. On a later note toward the end of the bottle I gave it a good swirl and poured some into my glass. I have to say this is probably the first beer that it really improved the taste with the yeast mixed in. So give it a try.

This beer is smooth, lightly carbonated and just a tad more than light bodied. Pretty drinkable and overall pretty good. Not my absolute favorite, as I've had a couple other better versions of the style, but good none the less.

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a volumnous head. Made me think it was shaken before I bought it, but it settled down quickly. More straw yellow; thought it would be more cloudy.

Smells have what I believe is tropical fruit or something akin to that. Taste is good. Typical weizen yeast esters upfront. Some cloves near the end and then quicly followed by banana. Am I mistaking subtle hops for cloves? Something seems ever so slightly off though. Maybe not. Maybe the balance of the flavors are giving me that impression.

Mouthfeel was exceptional. Can't detract from it at all.

Worth a try. Best by date was a bunch of tears at the bottom of the label. I lost my Rosetta Stone when my armies were defeated at Waterloo, so I was unable to decipher it.

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Photo of thequeen711
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovely lemon nose, light colour, almost lemonade like...An truly enjoyable light wheat beer, perfect to quench the thirst on a fine summer day. Mouthfeel: cold, and almost a sour aftertaste. The beer poured with absolutely no head! I would recommend this fine brew to any weisse fan, they would totally enjoy!

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Photo of RoyalT
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great beer. There is a place here in China that has it. I'd never had it but had heard decent things about it. I'd say this beer surpassed what I'd heard. I still prefer some other wheat beers over this one, but this was not at all bad. Give it a try if you haven't.

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Photo of jiggahertz
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden with a foamy white head, lots of lacing.

S: Soft wheat on the nose, some floral hops, not much else.

T: Clean crisp beer, wheat up front, very faint hops on the finish.

M: High carbonation, light bodied.

D: Highly drinkable brew, wasn't overly impressed though.

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Photo of sammy44
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of Traquairlover
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = Hazy orange yellow with big white head made up of medium sized bubbles with good retention, like a bunch of little pearls.

S = Good strong smells of bananas and coriander, also good strong citrus smells of tangerine, orange and lemon.

T = Good banana and lemon-orange, but also a musty wheat field with fresh cut grains, slight white pepper. Complex and enjoyable.

M = Medium-light body, great carbonation level, good mouthcoating contributing to a nice medium-long finish.

D = Very high, a great late Spring, early Summer BBQ beer.

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Photo of MrHolland
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color into a weizen glass, has a huge white head and can see very many bubbles racing to the top.

Smell - Bananas, cloves and other fruity esters

Taste - The esters did not come out like I was expecting, has a slight watery mouthfeel with faint hints of the bananas and cloves, with a alcohol warmness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Watery and has a lot of carbonation.

Overall not too bad of a Hefe, but I have had a lot better.

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Photo of corby112
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a heavy ripe banana/dark golden yellow color with a really large frothy white head that slowly fades into a solid, lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing in it's path.

Slightly sour citrus aroma with lots of ripe banana, lemon and orange peel, corriander, zest and pepper notes. Lots of bready/yeast and subtle clove presence.

Smooth crisp and refreshing wheat beer with a nice medium yeasty/bread body with a very nice citrus/lemon peel and ripe banana flavor balanced out by some peppery zest, corriander and clove spice.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/26/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a very pale cloudy yellow body, big foamy white head, lasting. Fresh hay aroma, malts, some light fruit, like grapefruit. Light taste, watery, light malty aftertaste. Spicy, lemony taste, similar to the aroma. A little weakish & thin, but nice taste.

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Photo of philbe311
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale hazy gold... Big fluffy white head off of a gentle pour (quickly fades)... Still... Slight lacing throughout the session...

S - Lemon grass... Bananas... Wheat... Slight hint of faint malts... Rosemary...

T - Banana... Rosemary... Zest of a lemon... Hints of garlic...

M - Gentle... Light... Crisp... Refreshing... Smooth... Little or no aftertaste... Minimal complexity...

D - Easy drinking and enjoyable, but lack in terms of complexity... A good session beer at 5.1% ABV...

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Photo of bigman147
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy pale Straw colored with good head and a high level of retention as the beer took forever to settle.

Aroma: Clove is predominate as well as a citrus element. Some banana aroma but mostly hidden behind the wheat and clove.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Very sharp and has a good bite. Tastes like malted wheat with come tart citrus (lemon, not orange) Very crisp and clean without any perceivable flaws (in style). Even as the beer warmed, Banana was not easily perceived as Clove took control. Carbonation was high and helped set up the lemony citrus flavors.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Wonderful Hefe on a warm summer or even on a nice cool Fall or Spring day. Clean and refreshing.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours less opaque than most weiss beers I've had (except the filtered ones of course). A straw yellow color with a big, fluffy head.
Smell is of sweet malty goodness, with yeast, fruit (lemon & orange) and spices (clove & pepper).
Taste is more complex than the smell, with malt, spice, fruit, bread and banana flavors. Alcohol does show some as the brew warms and the banana flavor increases as well.
Mouthfeel is a nice light effervescence all over the mouth & tongue, medium body, but could be smoother.
Drinkability is pretty good but could be better.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This heffe-weizen poured to a very large dominant head and was quite lively and bubbly. It has a hazy golden yellow coloring with a fair lace around the glass (although the head died quickly). The smell was kind of a fruity/citrus with a hint of banana. Quite aromatic. The taste was slightly sweet and had a dry finish – with a little bite. Not very strong or distinctive flavor though. It is a drinkable beer, but I got bored quickly.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a huge thick, whip cream style head, dwindles down to a sheet. Strong aroma of lemon and yeast. Sharp and tarty up front, with some yeast and lemon peel noted. Consistent throughout, some clove and light apple peel noted towards the finish. Decent hefe, bordering on the wit style, well done.

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Photo of bruachan
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

at the winking lizard

cloudy gold with a thick head over top, that the glass eventually kills (i keep bringing this up, but their glasses are not all that clean). big carbonation tries to keep that head up, i can feel it too

i had worked out not long before drinking this and it was refreshing. i can see how it would have been for bavarian wheat threshers as well. bubblegum flavor with a fairly intense bitterness for a hefe, and a lemony finish. the banana/clove blanace tips to the clove side, with banana mostly showing up in the aroma. coriander keeps the clove company

dry and wheaty but not in excess

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Photo of TheChrisK
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of bigone4
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle. Fluffy white two finger head that dissipated rather quickly leaving minimal retention. There was a slight lace cascading along the sides of the glass. Straw colored hazy pale yellow in color. When back lit it seemed to be an almost hazy white color. Nice coloration very traditional to the style. No freshness date to be found on this bottle though. Smell is of fruit with of subtle hints of lemon and clove. There were very mild tones of banana in the back ground. Sharp dough like sourness with nice hints of yeast mixed through out the nose. Some spice notes also came to mind. Good carbonation creating lots of tiny bubbles floating to the top of the glass. The taste was smooth and refreshing. Nice yeast flavor with a mild sweetness from the wheat. Slight sour notes with a tone of fruit and hint of lemon played on my tongue. This offering seemed a bit toned down in flavor making it quite light and airy in the mouth. It is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Many strong characteristics of this style of beer are found throughout this great offering. Certainly lives up to the traditional German Hefeweizen. I will certainly drink this one again hopefully soon during this summer. Goes hand and hand with any back yard BBQ!

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Photo of mcann2pu
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on the bottle that I can see.
a- pours from the 500 ml bottle into my left hand brewing glass a cloudy golden color, a good three finger's worth of head that settled into almost no head at all, left no lacing on the glass as it settled,
s- the first smell that hits the nose is the spice, mosty clove,
t- the clove is also promident with the taste, its not my favorate, but the wheat finish is very plesent and smooth,
d-very drinkable, refreshing,

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5L bottle into a Kloster Andechs weizen glass, the beer is golden straw colored and hazy to the point of opacity. There is very little head, possibly the thinnest foam I've seen on any German hefeweizen I've poured. The aroma is solidly buttery, not as much banana as I like but it's in there. Taste is like buttered bananas, sorry for the innuendo but that's what it brought to mind. Creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Not my favorite weisse bier but not bad either, just kind of mid-field wheat.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this tonight at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with a few other bottles. I chilled this in the fridge and served it in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with a thick creamy white head that collapses to a thin quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Very yeasty with notes of bubble-gum, banana, clove and citrus. There are also grainy and spicy aromas.

Taste: Sweet upfront, with spicy cloves in the center and a citric and grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation with a crisp finish.

Drinkability: Very refreshing, especially given the current weather.

Overall: This is a good beer, but not my favorite Hefe.

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Photo of elricorico
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey coloured yellow with lots of haziness because I made sure to get the yeast in there. It had a nice fizzy white head that I expect from a hefe weizen, but that is gone far too quickly.

The smell is full of clove over top of banana with a thread of mixed citrus fruits. Keeps me coming back for more and more smells. All very pleasant here.

A mouthfull of this beer gives first a fair amount of cloves, then the fruits fill out the rest of the mouth. Banana is not as apparent as it was in the smell, but bubblegum makes an appearance mid mouthfull. The finish begins grassy and ends back at the cloves, bringing the taste full circle. There are a lot of good tastes in there, but somewhere in the mix something is not pleasing my palate. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is, but it lingers in the finish from time to time.

Carbontation is high, and I believe I have had more body in a hefe weizen before. Not bad, but not great.

This one kinda hurts, it has so much good going for it, but there is something in there that keeps it from being what I want in a hefe weizen. Still like to smell it though.

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Part of a blind taste off between this and Weihenstephaner.

Pours a murky golden.

Smell is sweet banana, cloves, and gum.

The taste is a lot of coriander, wheaty. Good taste and great drinkability, but I picked it out (even without having it) because it was a bit more sour up front, and had a bit of a funky finish. Whether or not I would be able to notice it if I didn’t have the Weihenstephaner there, I’m not sure.

Overall, still a good beer, but not as good as Weihenstephaner

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Photo of James954
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Golden yelow with medium cloudiness and good head lacing and overall carbonation.

S- Mostly light citrus and faint banana.

T- Upfront banana to light fruits with a spice note (clove?), and a crisp citrus finish.

M: Feel is very similar to Paulaner's Hefe-Weizen. It fills the mouth just right without seeming foamy or overly carbonated.

Overall: Comparing to Paulaner's Hefe-Weizen, it's almost identical, save for a slightly better taste, finish, smell, and carbonation...I still prefer a heavier banana action (Weizenbock).

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 876 ratings.