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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
93
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1,864 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,864
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 123
Gots: 167 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 1,864 | Reviews: 859
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of TerryW
3.05/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Photo of Damian
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.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.17/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Photo of mnrider
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
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

Photo of PartyBear
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I prefer just rating instead of reviews, but BA is making me review this

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3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but nothing to get excited about.

Photo of drewmprs
3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.33/5  rDev -20%
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.

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3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Durge
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Photo of trevorwideman
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,864 ratings.