Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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92
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Reviews: 860
Hads: 1,942
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 5.57%
Wants: 133
Gots: 214 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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 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. (707 characters)

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. (559 characters)

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. (437 characters)

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. (325 characters)

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 (617 characters)

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. (592 characters)

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! (1,277 characters)

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, (457 characters)

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. (518 characters)

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. (667 characters)

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. (1,141 characters)

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 (493 characters)

Photo of tj4288
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 500ml bottle into weizen glass

a- pours with a nice full 3 finger head expected from a hefe. white and tight creamy foam. body is a cloudy golden orange. head is retained very well but leaves no lacing.

s- smell reminds me of a belgian white. possibly belgian like yeast strain? citrusy, (lemon/orange), spicy, and slightly yeasty. also notes of over ripe bananas.

t- taste also similar to belgian whites. citrusy with notes of the classic banana. also slightly spicy on the tongue and slightly yeasty. also a tad sour. not too strong, but definately not lacking flavor. overall very well balanced and interesting.

m- mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. med light body.

d- drinkability is average. while this brew goes down smooth i dont think i will seek out another 500ml bottle for $3.50. good brew but i think there is better for the price. highly recomended to those who prefer a spicier, more citrus hefe with less yeasty taste and smell. (962 characters)

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Gibbies, Morgantown, WV. A cloudy yellow color witha decent white head. Aroma of banana and wheat malt. No hops to speak of. It's a nice aroma, and I believe true to the style although I have had few authentic representations.

Taste a bit of earthy wheat, some banana and clove as well, which linger on in the finish.

Light bodied and good carbonation. A nice drinkable beer. (389 characters)

Photo of John
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A fine looking brew...gotta love a good Hefe poured into the proper glassware. Lots of the usual flavors happening here, banana, clove, tarty lemon. Emphasis seems to be on the tartness. The Aying yeast has something unique about it here. Pretty good but not my first choice in this style. (289 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy dark yellow with a good foamy white head, some slight spotty lacing. Lots of bubbles rising in the glass.

Lots of sweet wheat, a little yeastiness. I'm looking for that banana/clove thing and I'm not getting it.

A bit thinner than expected, with less complexity. Sweet grain/wheat, some light breadiness, light lemon tartness, with a little coriander and white pepper spice. Smooth and moderate intensity of flavor.

Lighter bodied with good solid carbonation. if this beer was built for having more than one, then they got this category right. Lighter but never watery.

Overall, very very easy to drink, but just misses that "greatness" mark where all the parts are in place. What exists is very good, and I would have this again, but this brew leans toward average domestic offerings and not those that this brewer traditionally releases. (854 characters)

Photo of zander4dawin
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a big fizzy head that quickly disappates. Hazy golden color. Taste is clean and crisp, slight papery taste, some banana and clove but not too strong. This beer has a nice dry sharp mouthfeel and finish, almost sparkling wine like. Overall a wonderful beer for the summer, good taste and very refreshing. (309 characters)

Photo of bennetj17
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head is seriously almost 4 fingers thick on this beer. It looks to have massive carbonation as the cap has nice retention also. The color is a pale mostly clear yellow, not that mysterious really. The aroma of spicy lemon/citrus is present with a hint of banana and clove. Taste is mild sweet and sour citrus flavor with a real clean finish. Hoppiness is mild. It feels a bit thin, but not bad, carbonation is good. Alcohol not noticable. I would say it goes down pretty easy, but the flavor is too mild for it to keep me coming back for more. (547 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very beautiful dirty blonde that was topped off with a very thick head that evened out into a small but well defined head after a minute or two. It has aa little bit of lacing and just smells like a citrus basket; sweet but tart. It has a semi-dull taste to it and has a slight bittery after taste that's very pleasing. (329 characters)

Photo of misterscooter
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A slightly cloudy, straw colored beer. Lots of head when poured but it went away quickly. Smells a bit like cider with some red wine coming out in the smell. It has some spice in the flavor with the initial taste. Plenty of wheat taste. Rather dry and hoppy and mine was pretty flat. Still I liked it for a Hefe Weizen. Definitely has some of the Bavarian feel to it. Simply made with some complex flavors coming out. It might be a little bit too sweet for me to want another one too soon. (489 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my first 'second time around' review. Anyway, had on tap at 'bones this week. Color when served was cloudy lemon yellow. Large visible carbonation. The 1/2 inch of white fluffy head yielded a banana bread aroma. I thought the beer was very carbonated, which for me personally seemed to overpower the taste a bit. What I did notice was tastewise, this beer relied more on the clove component, instead of my more commonly found banana/bubblegum that I tend to pick up. There is still some banana however in the finish, with a burst of lemony citrus right at the end. Not bad, but I had no need to get another at the same sitting. (635 characters)

Photo of pinotboy007
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow/gold with a nice pillowy head and decent carbonation. No lace, but beautiful nonetheless.

S - Lemon zest and wet hay.

T/M - Lemony with a nice creamy spritz to it that makes this a very appealing Weise.

D - Hugely drinkable and ideal for any warm weather event. Would be very nice with shell fish, fish n' chips, etc. Yum. (343 characters)

Photo of kodemunke
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first beer review so it is what it is. Unfortunately I don't have any Weizen glasses yet so I had to make do.

Appearance: Cloudy, yellowish golden color. Frothy head which dissipated rather quickly. Almost zero lacing.

Smell: Slight banana/clove with a hint of lemon/wheat.

Taste: sweet yeast/wheat with bananas at the end.

Mouthfeel: Sharp Carbonation (lots of bubbles on the tongue), Light and smooth body.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable like most other hefeweizens.

Final Thoughts: Not my favorite hefeweizen but overall pretty good. Definitely earns it spot as the #10 hefeweizen on BA.com. (610 characters)

Photo of vtfan77
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, light straw with hints of orange. Pours with an inch-high head that sticks around for quite some time.

S- Lemon and clove with a touch of grain in the background.

T- Lightly sweet upfront with a good dose of spicy clove and husky grain flavors throughout. Finishes dry with barely any hint of bitterness and a light chalky finish.

M- Medium-bodied with a good dose of carbonation; not too much or too little.

Good, solid hefeweizen here. It falls just short of my favorites (Schneider and Weihenstephaner) but does the trick on a beautiful Spring day. I'd certainly get it again if the mood happened to strike me. Recommended, especially for fans of the style. (674 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy and cloudy pineapple color with a somewhat soapy glistening head that powers down in 25 seconds or so and laces incompletely. Pleasant aroma, bready and yeasty with a spice sense and less overwhelming banana than some. Flavors tend toward citrus but not overly so until the finish. Quite a bit of cinnamon and a hot clove mid mouth. Somewhat light in body, especially at the close where the esters fade and the brew morphs into a seltzer impression. A little less rounded than some Hefes, decent drinkability and nice aroma. (529 characters)

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.