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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse

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93
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1,462 Ratings
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Ratings: 1462
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%


Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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Crosling

Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy Grapefruit. Zesty, barely there aroma with notes of cloves, fruit and orange. There isn’t much here upon tasting. It's citrusy, with notes of banana, clove and orange, along with a nice musty yeast taste and a fairly nice finish. Lacking in body and overall just not that flavorful or aromatic.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 02:50:02 | More by Crosling
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hopsaplenty

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml brown bottle, no date information.

Clouded glazed lemon peel. Towering, pillowy bone white head of small and medium sized bubbles that settles slowly to a rocky head leaving no lacing. No carbonation streams are visible. Muted cloves with just a scant hint of bananas and gum, the smell is relatively restrained. Light lemon leads the way paired with some wheat grain notes and just a touch of cloves, There is an almost citrus freshness about the finish that mingles with a stale, old clove note, but neither lingers long. Incredibly non-distinct and the lemon is a bit too strong. Light-medium body with a flat, watery mouthfeel that seemed a bit like dishwater. The lack of carbonation was problematic. This was not overly enjoyable or refreshing and perhaps it was a bad or old bottle, but lacking date information, it is difficult to determine.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2006 18:10:18 | More by hopsaplenty
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Pint Glass...

Appearance-Cloudy golden yellow with a 3 finger tight bubbled white head. Slowly dissipates and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell-Tons of wheat. I've been smelling it cold and a little warmer and I just get lots of wheat. Don't feel like I'm about to dig into a hefeweizen...Maybe the taste will be better.

Taste-Bread, Sweet malts, wheat. Subtle Lemon and Spice. Over ripe banana.

Mouthfeel-Carbonation takes over this beer. There may be some more flavors in there but I can't get best the massive carbonation that wipes any flavor off my tongue.

Overall-With so many drinkable hefeweizens out there, and judging to style, I would pass on this one 10 times out of 10. Not the best representation. Wasn't impressed w/ Ur Weisse and now Brau Weisse...

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 00:28:38 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Murrhey

Montana

2.83/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Healthy three finger white fluffy head. Clouded orange-yellow color.

S- Wheat, hay and lemon notes. Possibly some banana and cloves which would make sense.

T- Lemony and a grassy flavor. The wheat is strong and the banana is subtle but present.

M-Light and well carbonated.

O- Decent weisse. Had better.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 02:55:43 | More by Murrhey
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.04/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent beer, but I don't understand all the 4+ scores - there are far better hefes out there.

Bright gold beer under a soft, monster big pillowy head. Just a slight bit of haze to the beer, much clearer than many hefes. A minimum of spotty lace as you go.

Nice hefe nose, but again, not as spicy or interesting as a lot of comparable brews. Taste is very subdued. Some of the banana/clove/bread thing going, but again . . .

Also an unusual caramel-like flavour present. Mouthfeel surprisingly watery.

Way under performs against others of the style. I love hefes, but I wouldn't put this on my list as a go to brew. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 21:23:31 | More by TerryW
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden yellow with a thick foamy head. Body was unusually translucent for a hefe weizen.

Aromas of hops, banana and clove dominated.

Flavors were generally weak overall. Some hops and lemon were noticeable.

Body was rather thin and quite over carbonated. (The carbonation seemed to sting my mouth).

Overall, a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2006 06:31:28 | More by Damian
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CDBeerDisappear

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rich creamy head that lasts. Pale translucent gold color. Has the bannanaish aroma that is typical of a wheat beer. Taste is dry and refreshing with some mineral water aftertaste. Fine carbonation gives it a good mouth feel. Goes down easy.A good drinkable representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 23:09:58 | More by CDBeerDisappear
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle poured into Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy yellow/orange with large creamy white head, which turns to a one finger head and stay's that way.

S: Yeast and wheat are strong. Very light hops with good amount of citric fruits.

T/M: Smooth, yeasty and a taste of citrus can be found. The back end is kind of dry. I don't know what kind of hops are being used but they are very minimal. Wheat is the main ingredient here.

D: Good. I'm not really a Hefeweizen enthusiast and i usually don't buy any. I gave a few extra points as to not bring this beers rating down.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 01:26:07 | More by mnrider
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PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy lemony yellow coloured body, and a massive foamy pure white head. The carbonation is very intense.

Aroma: Lots of sharp citrus, lemony wheat, and Bananas. There are plenty of spices, possibly cloves. Definite yeasty acidic aromas, and a subtle honey base.

Taste: The flavours are very wheaty, and a bit like liquid bread, with lots of yeast. There is a sourness, which is like weak lemon, with an almost muted banana sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean, with a lot of liveliness on the palete.

Drinkability: Great looking beer but a bit disappointed with the taste, which is somewhat bland and lacking punch. I expected a lot from this beer given the reputation it has for being an example for all other wheat beers. Will look to try it again, just to give to another chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 18:10:06 | More by PartyBear
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ptykozoon

California

3.21/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light bronze. Reminiscent of Dos Equis or something similar with no head or lacing.

Wheat, banana, caramel. Light and somewhat generic.

Taste is a light hefeweizen but with the wheatish taste it's very witbierish.

Mouthfeel is light and watered down. Refreshing but very simple. Great session beer.

Not a particular fan of hefeweizens, I suppose this must be one of the better ones however.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 03:37:37 | More by ptykozoon
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Opethsprite

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I ordered this one in a Lexington pizza and beer joint, Pazzo's (which I'd highly recommend for both) The appearance? Quite bizzare. The waitress brought us this thick, murky-looking brew (thick and murky despite its pale yellow and orange coloring) with a thick, slightly yellow head and...a sliver of lemon. (???) The lemon was gingerly removed and discarded. Smells strongly of hops and bitterness and (as one might expect from seeing the lemon slice) of citrus. The taste was not bitter, but rather astoundingly, grotesquely sweet. It tasted like someone dropped a bunch of Pez into it. Definitely caught me off guard. It's a shame, I'd rather like this beer, sans Pez. The sweetness was just too much.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2005 22:38:52 | More by Opethsprite
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jamesdergen

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very pale, lemon yellow with a surprisingly nice foamy, fizzy head that sticks around a bit.

Smell: A lighter apple aroma with some hints of wheat. Very pleasant.

Taste: Faint hints of the stereotypical banana/bubblegum hefe flavors, but they really aren't up front. Some tart apple flavors show up with a bit of wheat in the background. Nothing spectacular...

Mouthfeel: Very light, fizzy and refreshing. More carbonated that I expected, but still very good.

Drinkability: The main thing that detracts from the drinkability is the way the carbonation attacks your mouth. The beer goes down easy and doesn't sit heavy, but not something I would want more than one of.

Overall, not a bad hefe. Moderately refreshing and drinkable, but not much in the way of taste or complexity. I may revisit this one once it gets warmer next year...

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2005 02:14:30 | More by jamesdergen
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dull gold with a fluffy, bright white head. Some lacing and decent retention, though the foam is mostly supported by the high carbonation. Cloves hit first in the aroma, followed by fruity lemon/banana and just a bit of bready yeast. There's also a hint of band-aid as well. There's a lot of phenolic character in the flavour too, with some clove spiciness up front. More bitterness than expected. The rest of the flavour seems a bit washed out, but there are notes of sweetness and fruit in there. High carbonation with a medium/light body that falls away quickly and becomes a bit thin. Not bad, but nothing special. Did I get a bad bottle or something? I'll have to grab another to find out.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 00:24:31 | More by DrJay
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into my Erdinger Weiss Glass. Always a good day when I get to pull out the Weiss glass.

Pours with a massive 2 inch pillowy head that recedes slowly, leaving a constant lacing. Hazey unfiltered straw colour that verges on orange at times. Mild carbonation, just a few bubbles breaking the surface. Smell is spicy with coriander and clove. There's a bit of floral aroma hop in the nose, and the banana and fruity notes are toned down compared to some.

Taste is yeasty, bready, nutty. Fruit flavours are very muted, and the refreshing summer fruitiness is replaced by a more aggressive lemon sourness than I prefer. Muddled is how I would describe this at times, there's an off-putting detergent soapiness in the background that takes this down a notch. Crackery malt shines through in the aftertaste, along with lots of yeasty goodness. I think I like the aftertaste more than the flavour itself, which is unfortunate. Mouthfeel is light and airy with mild carbonation. Very drinkable but the flavour profile is somewhat rough around the edges for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2007 20:38:01 | More by trevorwideman
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Still working on the tongue for hefes. It poured very pale gold (almost the shade of a sunrise) with a two-finger deep head. It receded to a spotty film and would create a stringy lace. The nose is yeast, followed by bananas and cloves. The flavor is very full and just rolls around the inside of the mouth and up the nose. Slightly sweet malts, but the banana is almost cloying and does not fall away lightly. Some citrus too, lime maybe. The mouthfeel is expansive. Just takes over the taste and smell senses. I like this beer, well enough to buyit again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2005 01:17:56 | More by MuddyFeet
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drewmprs

California

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge pillowy head that is like a cloud. It lasts throughout most of the beer. I paid 2.59 at hollingshead, as part of my german wheat beer purchase. Hollingshead has about 40 German Wheat beers, i've tried about 30 of them. This ranks somewhere in the middle as far as hefes are concerned. A little lighter in color than most, zesty lemons. Little bananna or clove flavor. Nothing remarkable about this hefe, dissapointing for an ayinger brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2006 01:32:39 | More by drewmprs
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly cloudy, golden-yellow color with a huge, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Wheat malt and clove are apparent in the nose, slightly metallic smell. The taste also has a slight metallic tinge, aside from that, the wheat is balanced well with a moderate amount of bittering hops. The banana and clove taste that generally come with a Hefe are not very apparent in this brew. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable beer, but the taste seems off the mark.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2007 21:28:25 | More by gmfessen
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champ103

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy and very pale yellow color. A two finger head forms and recedes to a small cap with little lace.
S: Very fruity. Bananas, cloves, and citrus fruit. Musky barnyard yeast. Overall, this is a very pleasant aroma.
T: Some fruity banana and cloves again. Other than that, a very muted taste. Nothing really stands out.
M/D: Crisp snap on the tongue that is over carbonated for my tastes. A very light body that is thin and watery. An easy drinking summer beer that goes down fast.

Nothing all that special as far as I am concerned. Though, it will do fine job on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 02:31:44 | More by champ103
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cbingham24

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy golden color. Large white head quickly dissipates

S- Lemon orange peel, clove and coriander

T- Hints of banana and clove very fresh tasting.

M- Clean and crisp with a yeast and acidic finish. Carbonation is good

O- Very good for the style. Not my favorite hefe but very clean refreshing and tasty

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 03:05:35 | More by cbingham24
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Icy yellow orange color with a short lived, yet large bubbly white head of foam. No lacing, and a medium low level of carbonation.

S: Lots of banana esters and corn laden malt aromas. Sweet peppery note toward the end. Not bad.

T: Mild yeasty note off the bad, with notes of wheat and grain. The essence of buttery malt is muted by the mildy sweet banana and clove notes.

M: Sharp carbonation, resulting in a effervescent experience for the palate. Very bubbly and light. Goes down very smooth.

D: Quite good. Best during the summer months. Would only be improved by more prononced and stronger flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2006 04:33:14 | More by Frozensoul327
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pittvkyle7

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served in it's glass this was cloudy golden yellow, inch and a half white head with retention and lacing. Lots of fast rising little bubbles.

Nose is lemon and yeast.

Taste is of clove, yeast, malts, grassy, fresh, and citrus. Finish is wheat. I'm not getting too much banana here.

Medium thin mouthfeel, but it does coat a little. Champagne like carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2007 19:36:47 | More by pittvkyle7
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Durge

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Although I should preface this by saying the Hefe Weizens are not my highest priority in the beer hierarchy but the milder ones I can enjoy. This was a little heavier than I would like but is probably an excellent brew for those really tuned into this style. It is a light cloudy yellow brew with a thin but sturdy head full of fine white bubbles. The musty smell is kind of a turn off although it includes a sharp yeast overtone. The flavor is a lemony-wheat feature with a sort of woodsy hint to it. Kind of earthy in a sunshiney sort of way. Refreshing and full bodied with a somewhat acidic finish. Definitely an enjoyable brew but probably not something I would want to drink more than one or two of. I was fortunate to find this on tap in Connecticut.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2007 15:00:21 | More by Durge
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HardTarget

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: a slight off dusty smell detracts from the otherwise succulent banana bubblegum esters
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a puffy white head the quickly retreated to a film
Flavor: Lemon like wit beer taste. Fairly straightforward taste, a bit muted (I may be getting a cold). Some malt flavors come through in the aftertaste, but no sign of hop (but no sign of cloying either). A little of the bubblegum comes through in the aftertaste as well, but it seems it mostly goes to the nose. Very little of the yeast taste I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and bubbly. Medium body and a dry finish.
Overall Impression: Somehow I was hoping for more. It’s a well made beer, just didn’t blow my hair back.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2003 01:20:34 | More by HardTarget
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jayfarley3

Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a 11.2oz bottle poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissapates fairly quickly.

smells of cloves, sweet bananas and slightly citrusy.

tastes like it smells, has a spicy clove and banana flavor.

mouthfeel is light-bodied with pretty good carbonation, goes down smooth.

not a bad beer, but this is definitley not my style, i probaly wont buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 08:35:58 | More by jayfarley3
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another nice Ayinger brew. This one poured a very hazy, light peach color with a half inch head. My sense of the aroma was of slight citrus added to a bit of caramel. The head thinned quickly and there was virtually no lacing. Still, I liked the soft color well enough not to bomb the appearance. The taste was of cloves, but light and at times it faded. This is a very interesting beer. Nicely packaged and a beautiful cap. The carbonization imparted a champagne sense that seemed astringent and fizzy. Not a great beer, but definitely above average.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 19:24:11 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.