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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 868
Hads: 1,964
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 140
Gots: 224 | 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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Reviews: 868 | Hads: 1,964
Photo of HopBomb515
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw color, cloudy, nice white head but not much in the lacing delartment. Notes of banana, clove, earthy hop, light bubble gum and soft grains. Prickly carbonation, light medium feel, clean finish and very drinkable. Very good, lacking lacing and light on the aroma but there's great flavor here. (308 characters)

Photo of JetFeather22
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was just saying how the Sniterweiz made the best Hefeweizen, But honestly i think this one is the best.. If you haven't had this one you should get it (152 characters)

Photo of captaincoffee
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy straw-gold with full fluffy head as expected. Nose is more spicy, less banana, than some other top Germany wheat beers. Lots of clove, some grain. Flavor is similar with added citrus...a dryer version than most...but still very good. Apple? Long finish. (272 characters)

Photo of ChrisCage
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow/golden color and comes with a superb head that retains very very well....a minimum two fingers thick and settles to a puffy one finger thick layer of fluff! Carbonation seems to be at a modestly aggressive level and the lacing is the only soft spot of the appearance with really nothing much to write home about....foam quickly slides back into the liquid.....oh well, still a great start!

S- There is a nice medley of aromas happening here, with primary smells of rich, robust yeast/bread dough. Somewhat spicy on the nostrils as well, with cloves and muted pepper....fruitiness as well.....banana/banana bread, some citrusy orange/lemon/grapefruit peel and fresh sweet malts. There is a diluted bitterness on the finish, but more of a fresh grainy aroma that balances this out.

T- The flavors follow the aromas quite closely with a dominant flavor profile that leans towards malty, and with a backbone of bananas and/or banana bread rich yeast/biscuit. Background flavors of citrus fruits and some spices, again, like clove and peppery notes. The finish is somewhat dry and of unmalted barley and wheat kernels, and balanced out with a crisp, clean hop bitterness that is just there!

M/O- Light to medium bodied for sure and very smooth carbonation make this quite an enjoyable beverage! I feel that this is true to the style and is highly drinkable.....with some fresh baked bread, this would be a very ideal compliment but I'd have absolutely no problem enjoying this throughout an evening. Probably one of the nicest Hefeweizen beers one will ever encounter! Recommended! (1,623 characters)

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of Euro yeast, slight clove, wheat, pale malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of clove, slight citrus, wheat, slight Euro yeast, slight pale malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, body, and blend. (423 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy straw yellow color. Big fluffy white head, that just about lasted to the end of the glass. Great smell of banana bread, cloves and bubble gum, along with some cracker and a slight peppery smell. The flavor really matched the aroma, with the cloves being a bit more dominant in the taste than the aroma. The layers of banana, bubblegum and biscuit were very pronounced, but blended nicely together. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with nice carbonation. Overall, this was a great weissbier, ranking pretty close to the standard bearer, Weihenstephaner. (566 characters)

Photo of Buck89
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw into a Weizen glass. Huge fluffy white head with good retention. Aromas of banana, clove, black pepper, yeast and dough. Tasted like sweet banana bread followed with something like crackers with cracked pepper. Light on a the palate with a lingering banana on the finish. Really great. (305 characters)

Photo of lastmango
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a 3 white finger head, which dissipated to a one finger head. Creamy but not as thick as Paulaner. I am not sure why, but I could not detect much of an aroma. The beer has a high banana and citrus flavor. There is a slight hint of yeast. The beer is crisp and enjoyable. (300 characters)

Photo of Cannibalgasm
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz. bottle.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Lemon, orange peel, banana bread, pear, and coriander.

T: Lemon, orange peel, earhty hops, banana, coriander, white pepper, and some citrus like crispness on the back end.

M: Light bodied, moderately carbonated, crisp and smooth.

O: One of my favorite anytime anywhere beers. This is one of the brews that truly made me love beer. A great and classic Hefeweizen. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone. (554 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw-yellow color that has a almost gradient type appearance to it, getting slightly closer to a golden color at the top. Good sized white fizzy head that sticks around for a minute, leaving a finger's worth of lumpy, uneven white head. No lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.

Aroma is bursting with lemon, orange and coriander.

Taste leads with banana and bubblegum. The orange is still there, but it plays more of a background role. Some yeast, but not too heavy for a hefe. Orange strengthens a bit as it warms, giving it a nice fruity aspect.

Light bodied. Crisp and refreshing. Slightly sticky going down, but in a very good way. Very easy drinker, good for a summer night.

My new favorite hefe. A little heavier on the citrus makes it a little more friendly to someone such as myself who's not necessarily a hefe-lover. Nevertheless, this will go to the top of my list of favorite hefes. (906 characters)

Photo of Barnoloid
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is top notch. A beautiful blend of banana, clove and bubblegum flavors underpinned by a citrusy lemon note. Incredibly smooth in body and mouthfeel. Easy drinking. (168 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a capped 330 mL bottle into a flared pint glass. Moderate hand with a swirl towards the end. I didn't see a clear date.

A: Hazy to lightly cloudy, golden yellow body. 2 fingers of adherent, white head. Good retention and nicely lacing.

S: Light lemony tartness. Yeast spice. Coriander. Fruit is present, but with only mild banana. More pear, mango. A bit mineral. Some grain.

T: Earthy spice up front. Followed by the development of slightly sweet wheat notes. Just an impression of European hops arise before a semi-dry to dry finish. Lingering yeast and a touch of tea-like tannins in the aftertaste. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation and body for the style. A touch of typical prickliness. Feels apt.

O: All-around nice hefeweizen. This one has a bit less fruit and a bit more yeast and earth than some others, but represents a unique and polished example of the style.

Prost! (934 characters)

Photo of Eachristman
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ayinger is one of my favorite brewers. The smell of their beers is delightful and the taste is superb! This beer is light yet flavorful. Easy drinking with lingering flavor. A truly delicious beer! (197 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really great, true German hefeweizen. Is it as great as Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? No, but it is still a really great version of the style. Obviously Weihenstephaner makes the pinnacle of the style, this is a very close version though. All the usual flavors are present, banana, bread, clove; and executed beautifully.

Would absolutely purchase again. (359 characters)

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure how to rate this because, through no fault of my own, it took over an hour for me to drink this from initial pour to final sip and by the end there was a distinct alcohol presence. I would not expect this from a 5.1% abv hefeweizen so I'm giving it a 4 for taste instead of the 4.25 or 4.5 that it would have received if I drank it before it had a chance to warm up (there was no alcohol flavor at first). (418 characters)

Photo of martyl1000
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Coopers Tavern. This is disappointing. This legend might've earned its reputation the amongst US audience back in the day. Pretty damn good when first into my mouth, but the finish is practically invisible. Pretty amazing flavors briefly In the front of the mouth, though. (282 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy light gold color. Average head and very small, spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, some orange and bread dough. Taste is very nice with touches of yeast, orange and a nice pleasant amount of semi-ripe banana. Mouthfeel is nice and light and refreshing. Carbonation seems to just be right for this beer. Light, clean finish !! (341 characters)

Photo of MartzMimic
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Fassler Hall OKC. Pours into the stein a cloudy gold with a creamy white head. It reduces eventually to a thin layer with no lacing. Smells of bready malt with a touch of banana and spice. It's much the same with the taste. Creamy malt with cloves and a little banana. Chewy medium mouth. Very traditional and very good. (330 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

been getting in to the old world german stuff super hard lately, and this one is a good one. i enjoyed this one at 1472 on pearl street last night, an entirely forgettable experience from a cuisine and service standpoint, but this is a fine glass of ale. modeled on a hefe, its a little bit different, plenty yeasty in color but not nearly as bright. the head is short lived too, although dirty glassware or something could be at fault. the nose is awesome, classic hefe yeast profile, modest in the banana notes, fully rocking the clove side of things, like fresh banana bread, its baked and grainy and hearty, not as light and creamy as others, more doughy and thick, and the carbonation isnt quite there, but there is a rustic richness that defines this one for me. all of the ayinger stuff is really nice, but its cool to have one of the original styles they do. this is excellent and distinct from others. the prices on these are so fair in the stores, i need to make a point to try more. there is something to be said for paying a few bucks for a 500ml of a beer this good than say a 16 dollar four pack from off color or prairie and getting something of similar overall quality... (1,187 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ugly Mug. Pitcher poured into pint glass. Orange-yellow with little head. Smelled of bread, bananna, mulling spices, and lemon. Flavors were similar with gentle carbonation. (183 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; light straw in color; 2 finger pillowy white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; virtually no lacing;

S: balanced between banana and clove;

T: a little restrained up front; banana and clove balanced from mid-palate through the finish; a touch of bitterness at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation - a little tingly; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice, but lacking the complexity of the best hefeweizens; (437 characters)

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
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. (202 characters)

Photo of Jeph222
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite beer. Pours beautifully. Looks citrusy. When you swallow you taste banana, when you exhale you taste the bread. Just an impressive brew. (157 characters)

Photo of ADNelson
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Slightly hazy amber-yellow with constant rising carbonation. The head is large but quickly dissipates to a thin, lingering one.

S: Lemon citrus and bubblegum along with the typical banana and clove hints of a German hefe.

T: Crisp lemon-orange citrus with a clove and coriander spiced breadiness. Aftertaste is sweet and lingering. Taste is slightly weaker but more drinkable than other German hefe's I've had.

M: Light, slightly thick, not overly watery or dry, and very refreshing.

O: This hefe has a surprisingly complex variety of flavors for how easily drinkable it is. I'd recommend this for someone new to beers, even my wife liked it! It's my new go-to for session drinking. (694 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another great Ayinger. Great clove, fruit, banana, mealtimes. Smells wonderful. Probably my second favorite next to Fransiskaner. P.S. never put lemon in a good Weisse. Took a couple drinks alone and was awesome, then BT asked if I would take lemon and said yes at a week point after wife said try it. It was still good but wiped out some taste. (350 characters)

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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