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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,689 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,689
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 101
Gots: 96 | 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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Photo of mjw2808
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Pretty fizzy. The smell is lemon and bannana malt with some cloves and spices i cant really specify. The taste is the same, very refreshing, clean and crisp. extremely well balanced.couldnt find much hops. good mouthfeel and a very easy drinking beer. enjoyed this hefe a lot.

mjw2808, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a weizen glass and another into a pub glass (head retention is much better in the pub glass).
Appearance - pours a cloudy blonde, almost banana peel yellow; a whirlwind of swirling carbonation forms an almost whip cream, white head! Lacing is fantastic in the pub glass!
Smell - lemon and orange zest, sweet banana bread, coriander.
Taste - very tasty and refreshing, the citrus nose is followed up with each sip.
Feel - some citrus sweetness, nice carbonation, light body.
Overall - I could kick back with a few of these, it's so good; however, I prefer something with a bit more character.

DenverHopHead, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of peensteen
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy very pale blonde, 1.5 fingers of white head with some lace as well. Smell has lots of banana and baked bread, crisp lemony citrus, malty with a bit of clove and spice and quite yeasty as well. Taste has lots of overripe banana, bready with more citrus and lemon rind, wheaty and yeasty, with a bit of spice and clove in finish with a bit more banana. Solid hefe, refreshing and very drinkable, very well made stuff here.

peensteen, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Luigi
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy pale yellow. Highly carbonated with a good lace for a head. The aroma is cirusy. Lemon and hints of clove. Medium-light bodied and a very crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Sour tartness hits the tongue at first. Reminds
me of sour apples and lemon zest. Finishes off nicely with bready malts and yeast. Drinkability is near perfect. A refreshing Weisse beer that pairs well with anything greasy that you can grill.

Luigi, Feb 16, 2006
Photo of magine
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured bottle into a Widmer hefeweizen glass.

Poured a nice golden cloudy color, with a small white head that fades quickly - no lacing to speak of.

The beer smells of bananas and yeasts.

The beer tastes of yeasts and fruits, bananas are there. Very nice smooth taste. Crisp and refreshing - not as creamy as some other hefeweizen's I have had.

This beer is very drinkable - could down several of these brews. One of the better Hefe's I have had. Very nice.

magine, May 02, 2009
Photo of Karibourgeois
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden yellow pour with a foamy two-finger white head. Really nice yeast and lemon aroma. Medium body that has a lot of spice and yeast flavors upfront. Lots of carbonation. Can also taste clove, light lemon, banana, and bread. Very traditional and a prime example of the style.

Karibourgeois, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of WunderLlama
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Weiss bier glass

Frothy white cap, no lacings. Clear golden yellow with a steady steam of bubbles.

Aroma of bananas, spice, pepper.

Clean, crisp hefewiesse with the classic taste of banana yeast

Carbonation on the front of the tongue and then the more on the finish

Clean, crisp, fresh and delicious hefewiesse , a great summertime beer.

WunderLlama, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy light golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grain, bananas, hint of citrus and cloves

T-bananas, light lemon, bread dough, spices, slight tartness

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-really enjoyed this Hefeweizen, good flavor, refreshing

MDDMD, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of RomanW70
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Track 84 in Warwick, RI. Pours cloudy gold in color woth a medium white head, Aroma of bananas, yeast, and light spiced. Flavor much the same. Some cereal grains in the finish, but in a really good way. Classic hefeweizen aroma and flavor. A vey nice beer.

RomanW70, May 31, 2008
Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a massive 4 fingers offwhite head that completely dissapears & takes a piddling amount of lace with it

S: Huge bubblegum notes & hints of peach

T: Bubblegum & vanilla essence up front. Then lemon zest & pepper follow. Finishes like a piece of juicy fruit gum

MF: Medium body, juicy & slightly under carbonated

Drinks very easy, not a huge hefe fan, but this one is pretty interesting & refreshing on a warm summers eve

russpowell, Aug 24, 2006
Photo of jackndan
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Brau-Weisse: In a classic half liter brown bottle. Fantastic looking beer, with a thick white head, with great Belgian lace, and a cloudy golden color. Very nice aroma of yeast and bananas. Nice understated taste, with hints of bananas and apricots. Very well balanced, with hops and malt in a nicely blend. Exceptional Weiss beer.

jackndan, Aug 26, 2002
Photo of studentofbeer
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer smells lemony and sweet. There's definitely some of the traditional bubblegum sugar, and a even little pear. It has a hazy honey color with a pretty, fluffy white head, which fell pretty fast. I swear, I washed this glass really well this time. Oh well.

The tast comes crisp, citric and acidic. It's very creamy with high carbonation, and leaves a nice bready dryness in the finish. The beer is very light on the tongue and no flavor dominates over the other. there's a little clove or some other dark flavor in the taste that adds a bit of spice and complexity, but my overall impression of this beer is light and refreshing beer with a mild taste.

This is one of my favorites with a salad or a light omelette because the lemony acidity and tight wheat flavor relax the palette and can handle the subtlety of fresh greens and the sourness of a vinegar dressing, as well as cutting through eggs and cheese in an omelette. One of my favorite hefes overall.

studentofbeer, Jun 19, 2004
Photo of TexIndy
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle without a freshness date into a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow/straw color with couple fingers of head. Smell was awesome with banana overtones. Has a great taste and is one of the better hefes out there. Definitely makes my top 10 hefes but is lacking just a little that would put it top 3 (their dunkel Ur-Weisse is my top dunkel). Had a great mouthfeel and I highly recommend. (4.25,RR,T,Y)

TexIndy, Sep 11, 2006
Photo of femmebiere
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

t has a warm hefeweizen color and smells quite sweet. The beer is over all light and low key which makes it a very drinkable beer. It has hints of fruit with some floral taste that comes through. On the finish it is slightly bitter, but it lingers just enough. This is a buy-again if I am in a mood for a light beer (in comparison to my usual porter), especially to pair with dinner.

femmebiere, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of peabody
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a really nice hazy straw yellow with two fingers of white suds. Not a lot of lacing.
Smell is clove and banana and yeast that burns the nose.
Taste is sweet clove and caramel malt with a slight straw flavor.
Mouthfeel is very clean but some oily banana residue is retained in the mouth after the brew passes down the throat.
Very high drinkability here. Would love a keg of this.

peabody, Sep 16, 2007
Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It is hazy light yellow in appearance and poured with a large bright white head that perfectly rose to the top of the weizen glass. There's a moderate to heavy level of carbonation and the beer has good head retention.
S: There is a moderate aroma of bananas in the nose with subtle hints of cloves.
T: Like the smell, there are lots of banana flavors in the taste, which is mildly sweet. The underlying wheat is also noticeable, particularly in the aftertaste.
M: The beer feels light bodied and rather effervescent on the palate.
D: This beer goes down very easily and is so thirst quenching that I could drink them all day long. This is a great bear to session.

metter98, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of Pegasus
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow golden in color with a robust snow-white head and small streams of carbonation, good lacing. There is little sediment present.

Aroma: Lush aroma of cloves, ripe bananas, wheat malt, and lemon.

Taste: Opens with slightly tart wheat malt, ripe bananas and spicy cloves, soon followed by mild alcohol notes.
Fruit flavors, with bitter apple being most distinct, bring the taste to a close, the finale offering a quite distinct pepper note.

Mouth feel: Quite full and smooth, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: This is a pleasant Hefe-Weizen, quite competently made, and very drinkable.

Pegasus, Jun 05, 2003
Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with some moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white heads that has very good retention and very slowly reduces to finger tall cap in the center of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bananas with a lighter presence of clove - smells like what I would expect for the style.

T: Like the smell, the flavor of this beer is also dominated by the flavor of banana and the lighter presence of clove. The beer is sweeter than I expected with the wheat flavors coming through in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink, refreshing, and sessionable - one of the easiest beers to drink and pairs nicely with food. I could easily have many of these in a session and would enjoy them all.

dbrauneis, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of adam42381
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 10/21/11.

Poured on draft into a weizenglass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy banana yellow with a 3 finger snow white fluffy head. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet banana, wheat and cloves.

Taste: Sweet fruity esters up front followed by banana in the middle before ending with clove and other spices at the finish. Aftertaste is very mild.

Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a low amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very high drinkability. You could drink several without much trouble.

Overall: Very good beer overall. One of the better hefeweizens on the market.

adam42381, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of DavidST
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass, no idea on the freshness.

This pours a cloudy straw color with a massive white head, which seems to stay two or three fingers even after sitting for a while. The smell is pretty sweet, lots of yeast esters, some spice, maybe bubble gum, wheat. Feel is pretty light with lots of carbonation. Taste is pretty sweet with spices, clove, banana, a touch of bitterness. Overall this is a pretty swell tasting beer though, one I'd give to someone just getting into craft beer (maybe to a blue moon drinker).

DavidST, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of Spineypanda
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the cloudy straw that I love to see in this style, with a nice head that quickly dissipates but not to a small size, it stays pretty fluffy like a cloud.
Smells of esters and citrus, I get quite a bit of citrus in this actually.
Tastes like a more refreshing version of the Bavarian Hefeweizens I have had. Nice crisp finish and a good taste of citrus left behind. Not as much banana as the others but still is present.

Great refreshing beer!

Spineypanda, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $2.49 from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO.

In my 23 ounce Hefe-weizen gladd, the appearance is cloudy light orange with some yeast chunks. Small white head that lasts well. Plenty of streams of bubbles. Nice lacing.

Aroma of musty yeast and cloves with a citrus hint.

Taste is very crisp and tart, with lots of clove and a bit of banana and lemon. Spicey, with the slightest hint of bubble gum. Really good taste. The banana comes up as the brew warms a bit.

Medium light body, a bit thin for an H-W: more like a Witbier.

Very drinkable. This would be great with Bratwurst, Sauerkraut und Rostkartoffel mit Zwiebeln!

ColoradoBobs, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of Manosbeeroffate
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beer style that I started getting into after I explored the world of beer outside of BMC. Pours a very hazy yellow, smells quite yeasty and tart. Tastes quite yeasty, tartness and some sweetness thrown in the background. Overall really good, it does take me back to my ear;y days of micros, flavor reminds me a lot of the Pauliner beers. And that's a good thing!!

Manosbeeroffate, Jul 09, 2007
Photo of kgotcher
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Hefe glass. Very frothy, Creamy head that takes its time disolving but leaves very little or no lacing.

Very opaque for such a light colored beer. Can not even see through the beer. Heavy carbonation keeps bubbling long after it is poured. Smells awesome, full of clove, bannana and some other spice. Seems sweeter or more floral than other american versions of hefe I am familiar with.

Mouthfeel is very dry, creamy and carbonated. Foamy yet crisp. . .

The taste is incredibly clean and clear but a bit weaker than I expected from the smell and does not really match the mouthfeel which seemed thicker and richer. Aftertaste is dry but weaker than other hefe's I have tried.

In general a wonderful Weiss beer with a great look and smell but with a bit too fragile of a taste, does not match the rest of the beer. Even so it is a very drinkable beer that I would recommend.

kgotcher, Sep 02, 2005
Photo of TPoling
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Ayinger Brau-Weisse comes from the bottle a hazy, pale gold and quickly rises to a big head that quickly dissipates, unlike some of its brethern, who have big rocky heads that will stick around longer.

The smell is of clove and a pleasant earthiness I can't quite pin down. Perhaps hay.

The taste is light spice, with clove dominant. There is a slight tartness on the back of the tongue that remains while the tastebuds in the advance guards tingle for more.

This is very refreshing, but doesn't have the complexity or the mouthfeel I've come to expect from favorites such as the Paulaner. It has worked well, however, has a good starter beer when I bring it to parties. Bud drinkers quickly learn that "cloudy" doesn't translate into "overpowering" or "thick."

TPoling, Jun 04, 2003
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,689 ratings.