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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,797
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 110
Gots: 128 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of HarveyBerger
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, w/o freshness dating, pours light orangy yellow, cloudy with a thin white head, turning to a tiny bubble film and leaving some fine lacing. Nose is fruity and sugary. Tasty wheat, typical German banana and clove notes. Fine with summer foods, salads, cheese etc etc. Worth a try.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

( served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy deep lemon yellow body with an antique white foam of soft peaks and a strong carbonation of big bubbles popping out on the sides of the glass.

S- The yeasty banana aroma has a clove quality that grows stronger as the beer warms and a club soda quality to it. The finish is a nice green snap.

T- The fruity banana flavor has some softer bread dough hints with a clove note aswell. There is a light dry Double Bubble bubble gum flavor at the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel gets a bit lighter when the head disappears and the finish is crisp with a tight fizz.

D- This is a nice session beer very smooth with a nice depth thanks to all the yeast characteristics but none of them are over the top or dominating.

Photo of Hobbz
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love Ayinger beers, but I don't often drink their wheats (for some reason).
Pour: Murky yellow-tan; plenty of foam and bubble action -- fills the wheat glass with good-looks. My bottle pour head subsided after little time.
Aroma: Full of hefe-weiz aroma -- fruity esters and lemon-sour tinge. Background hints of hefe (yeast) smell.
Taste: One of the better, standard German H-W out there (almost enters into my top echelon of the style): full flavor of H-W tastes to match its aroma. Pretty wet mouthfeel works the complex of flavor (wheat & yeast base, banana-clove experience with sweetness and some citrus as well). Nice.

Photo of dgallina
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from 500 ml bottle without evident freshness date.

Poured lightly-hazed pale yellow and peach. Big carbonation and foamy head that settled to a thin layer and lacing. Aroma is nicely balanced between fruity banana-like malts and clove-tinged hop bitterness. Clean and refreshing flavors. Medium sweet grains build honey, banana and clove roundness before finishing quickly with a crisp hop bite. Light and refreshingly effervescent in the mouth.

Not the most complex beer, but superbly clean and tasty on a too-warm (global warming?) late winter day.

Photo of tone77
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas and spices. Taste is good, banana, spices, grains, a slight bit of sweetness to it. Feels full bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a good quality beer.

Photo of Dohdaman
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 500ml bottle.

A: Hazy Golden Color, 2 finger head that dissapates somewhat fast but leaves lacing.

S: Spice, Wheat and Citrus and Banana.

T: Bananas, Wheat and Citrus, somewhat sweet taste.

M: Good carbonation and somewhat creamy feel.

O: Tasty and very drinkable Hefe, could drink more than one in a sitting.

Photo of surfmeister
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: beautiful yellow, cloudy, big head which endured
Smell: booming fruit of banana and berries, coupled with wheat
Taste: all but free of any hop bitterness, quite light, smooth, kept promise of smell quite well
Mouthfeel: full, frothy
Drinkability: fantastic, give me another
Note: for me, beat out Paulaner head to head by a nose

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an Ayinger-branded hefeweizen glass. Pours a bit foamy at first (which may be my fault in my transport of it upstairs from the basement), but settles quickly enough to allow the full pour, topped with a towering three finger head that is brilliant white. The beer itself is a straw yellow, with a cloudy appearance and the slightest bit of sediment collecting at the bottom of the glass.

Smells of dry straw, with hints of banana, lemon (but a sweeter lemon, like a Lemonhead candy), and cardamon. The smell opens some as it warms to reveal a sweeter, almost bubblegum-like smell.

Tastes quite good, with mild banana, clove, and sweet malt, with a kiss of lemon to finish. There's little to no bitterness or hoppiness to this beer; just smooth malt with hints of sweet and mild tart.

This has soapy feel to it, as in it is medium bodied and slightly creamy, yet lighter feeling than a porter or stout would be. Ends with the slightest bit of dry that is barely even noticeable.

A very good hefeweizen, though not as good as the Weihenstephaner I've previously had. This is the third Ayinger beer I've had, and I've never been disappointed. I definitely recommend grabbing one and giving it a try - just let the bottle sit a bit before opening!

Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy light yellow color with a very nice white head with good retention and a nice amount of lacing. The nose brings forward some clove as well as banana and a bit of bubblegum. The flavor falls along the same lines and brings in a touch of light, bready malt. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. Very nice drinkability.

Photo of riored4v
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/30/10

Poured into a tulip with a crystal clear, straw colored body.2 finger, white head that faded to 1 finger.

Smell had mellow banana, faint spices with hint of clove. Good fruitiness with a mild maltiness.

Good fruitiness in the taste. Nice amount of banana with a faint spiciness. Fair amount of ester flavors with a mellow maltiness.

Light body, medium carbonation with a crisp finish.

Drinkability was very good. Nice, light, well balanced and easily drinkable.

Photo of AgentZero
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden orange color that was opaque, big white head with some nice retention.

S - Banana, clove, citrus, little bit of bubble gum smell. Pretty nice.

T - Tastes a lot like it smells. Banana sweetness with a little citrusy bite and some nice glove spice. Pretty decent hefe.

M - Strong cargonation and medium bodied.

D - A nicely drinkable hefe that I wouldn't mind having again.

Photo of kosmoraios
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing for style here, as much as possible.

Pours a hazy yellow with a 1-finger white head that sticks around for several minutes and laces moderately. Sediment can be seen in the glass along with myriad bubbles.

Aroma is of wheat, banana and citrus fruit. Very lemony. Yeast is evident in the nose.

Taste is creamy, wheat and lots of lemon. Smooth and creamy, but not too much so. I swirled pretty fiercely and poured the yeast, so I'm also getting a little nutty yeastyness.

Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, refreshing and smooth. Leaves citrus on the palate. Extremely drinkable ale, a good summer beer for a hot day.

Photo of moulefrite
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn tasty! Tangy, pungent aromatics-almost of mustard/tangy cheese-in a good way. Awesome pinpoint bubbling that trailed up the side of my glass like a fine Champagne. Tastes like a yeasty bananna bread that was baked with a couple of cloves stuck in it. A bit of twangy citrus mingles in the backgound. A fine beer that I will search out again

Photo of AChamberlain
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a .5l bottle with no freshness date.

A: Pale golden yellow. Thick 2" head, most of it stuck around for the entire glass. Effervescent, tiny bubbles. Beautiful.

S: Spice and fruit, banana.

T: Fruity and citrus. Aftertaste was spicy.

M: Medium body. Fizzy.

D: Medium drinkability.

One of my top 5 favorite hefes.

Photo of crnipeter
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, BB date says March 2011, into tulip. Pours medium sized, creamy white head that fades to thick firm cloth atop of the hazy pale-straw body. Aroma is rich ripe banana esters in perfect balance with the clove phenols. A bubble gum emerges now and then accentuating the bananaish sweetness. Malted wheat is perceived as faint doughy scent. On the contrary to the nose, the doughy flavor is the dominant one and both banana and clove are far less expressed than in the aroma section. Wheaty texture and suspended yeast donate creamy mouthfeel although the relatively dry finish is prickly due to the decent amount of carbonation.

Photo of jvdineen
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a weizen glass with a giant head. A very strong aroma of banana and cloves. Standard hefe cloudiness and head retention. A 1/4 inch head stays until the end. Very drinkable, I couldn't believe how quickly I finished this beer. Not overpoweringly fruity and well balanced. Very good.

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Armsby Abbey, in the Ayinger weizen glass. Typical good-looking hefe here - hazy golden-yellow, nice white head, carbonation bubbles floating about. Head isn't as resistant to shrinkage as I'd like, eventually becoming nothingness, leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Smell is lemon, clove and other hefe-like goodies. Very heavy banana and clove taste on this one. Other usual suspects are here as well such as lemon, slight spicy yeast, apple. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly on the tongue, a little too much carbonation. Leaves great lingering aftertaste. The banana and clove are a little overpowering here I think. Finish is very crisp and lemony. Very easy-drinking, true to the style. Good beer to go with the recent warm weather as of late. Paired well with the bread pudding.

Photo of travolta
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: White head, tiny champagne bubbles. Good head retention. Cloudy straw color.

Nose: Crisp banana, yeasty, wheat, and cloves.

Taste: Perfect carbonation, crisp up front. Lemon, green apple. A little foamy mouthfeel at the end. Cloves, or grassy in the middle.

Notes: I really enjoyed this. A great example of the style.

Photo of BrewStoutMagic
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured into a pint glass becomes a very hazy looking drink with a nice foamy head. that slowly fades.SMELL is has zesty freshness with a touch of lemons and spice.TASTE has the lightly lemon taste with a follow up cloves and banana bread.It has a smooth aftertaste.Definitely a summer heat pleaser.I would happily drink these all evening by a fire on a cool summer night.

Photo of spoons
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip from a bottle.

The color is a pale yellowish orange. Yeasty and cloudy. Very Thick white head. Great lacing.

Smells of bananas... some more spice, sweetness. no malt or hops but I dont think there should be.

The taste is sweet with lots of carbonation on the tongue. Bananas. A great rounded flavor and creamy mouthfeel, almost thick in the throat. but its light on the tongue. A great example of the style.

Photo of Eddxii
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I have joyously lamented before, good German beers are the hardest to review because they are just really damn good and there’s not much else constructive to say. However, I will do my best.

Bräu-Weisse pours a pale golden yellow, cloudy through and through, with a dry sparse foam that dissipates quickly. Under the light the entire glass radiates its color as if illuminated from within. The aroma is bright, flowery, with a soft note of banana hidden among the blooms. On the first taste its wheaty foundation is a delightful sign of things to come. The balance is flawless. It’s a sparkly beer, dry and sweet with a hearty banana bread finish. It is refreshing.

As to be expected, this is most certainly a day beer, one that could easily fill and refill a glass over the course of an afternoon. It is a post-meal beer. Not overly filling, but full-bodied enough to stand in for a summery dessert. Though by no means should you skip the Krapfen.

Though I will always have a preference for the darker side of beer, hefeweizens and other exceptionally-made German beers have given me a reason to see the light.

Finally, I should mention that at $3/bottle in Boston the Ayinger Bräu-Weisse is grand theft.

Photo of BretSikkink
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nicely hazed straw colored brew with some orange-ish highlighting in the center. Small bubbles rush up the glass, leading to a frothy white head. This is about an inch high, with good stick, although the lacing is mostly thin legs.

Lots of citric fruit on the nose, sharp lemon notes, with some clove spicing.

These characteristics pass on to the flavor, which features a pleasantly crisp carbonation. Solvent alcohols, slightly tart like sourdough, and bready pale malts. The fruits are mostly lemon grassy as well as sour apple.

The dry finish keeps this beer nice and refreshing. Impressive hefeweizen, not the most flavorful, but it has a nice punch and the good carbonation makes it a wonderful brew in the heat.

Photo of Tballz420
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This brew is a very cloudy orange body, well maintained white foam head on top. Banana scent, the one we love. This has a bit of a tartness to it, kicking after the banana/lemon/clove taste of this style. Nice full mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice hefe, there are better but this one is not bad.

Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a seven inch cascading head and copious tiny bubbles in solution; excellent retention, but not much in the way of lacing. Nose reveals cloves, citrus, yeast and some herbal/minty qualities. Taste follows nose with the addition of a wheat character. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with a clean finish. Highly drinkable and refreshing. This will be a summer staple.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,797 ratings.