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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,843
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 117
Gots: 159 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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Photo of RJLarse
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a couple of 500 ML bottles of Ayinger Hefe on a recent business trip. Poured in to a weizen glass.

Pours a pale yellow color and is slightly hazy, in an unfilteres wheat way. Massive 4 finger foamy white head forms, and fades fast, but never completely disappears.

The smell is sweet and fruity, with soft fruit aromas like pears and honeydew melon. There is also a spice fragrance and a faint and sweet bread smell.

The taste is spicey, cloves, along wiith some fruit flavors, melons, a little sweet citrus flavor and a hint of the banana flavor I expected. It's a little overboard II think on the cloves and citrus for the style, but it tastes good or better.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. The beer is well carbonated, and has a zippy tart finish.

Very drinkable. A nice thirst quencher with some complex aromas and flavors to enjoy. I would have this again.

Photo of FranklinPCombs
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale lemon, with gold highlights. As expected, tons of thick white foamy head, leaving no lacing at all. Loads of carbonation pouring up the sides

Smell: A very pungent yet balanced smell. Lemon and banana is balanced by a kind of salty malt and yeast mixture. A good blend of sweet and savory.

Taste: Doesn't quite match the nose for complexity or layers. Merely a thinned down version of the smell, that comes at you all at once, and mellows to nothing in the way of aftertaste. However, it remains a very enjoyable taste.

Mouthfeel: Again, it's a bit thin for my taste, but I the carbonation makes for a very refreshing experience.

Drinkability: Great summer beer (as a style I would say), goes down smooth, won't send you packing after only a beer or two

Photo of seanoaks
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy yellow with a pillow fluffy head. Fruity spicy hefe typical aromas but with more subtle restraint. The taste is balanced between these yeasty bread notes and a spicy sweetness. In my mind one of the benchmarks of the style. I could have this beer everyday of summer and be a happy man.

Photo of femmebiere
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of BuckSpin
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 330ml bottle in a Weizen glass

Opened with a nice "psst", poured very thin, lively & well carbonated, a very audible crackle.

Nose is classic Hefe - ripe banana and clove - nicely crisp yet with an apple cider-esque sweetness. Mildly phenolic with a soft Band-Aids edge. Rounding it out are some very distant floral esters and an excuse of some minerality. The head did not disappoint, easily 3 finger's of softly snappin, tight n' light pearly white. Softly sculpted, it almost looks like meringue at the soft peak stage. With a nice retention it slowly settles to a pencil's worth with very little lacing.

Hazy but not cloudy, its a dull, corn silk gold in hue with it shifting from thin gold at the base to a light apricot under the head. A steady parade (think small town not Macy's Thanksgiving) of bubbles rise thru it.

Very clean, it plays a nice, lightening clove & faint white pepper crispness (amplified by the carbonation) over a very soft, round, full mouthful of semi-sweet malts that are accented by the soft, ripe banana sweetness. The result is a very nice ying & yang (what's German for ying & yang?) of both mouth-feel & taste - very nice. Add in some citric qualities (lemon zest) over all of it and its quite nice.

Very easy to drink as well as refreshing, its going down smooth and fast. It grows more semi-dry on the palate with a damp, rear of the mouth crunch, finally finishing flatter & more cohesively even with some ripe banana & white bread as an aftertaste that gently coats my mouth.

A very nice Hefe Weizen. I particularly enjoyed the play of it - sharp vs. round/soft, light vs full, crisp vs wet, etc. This would go fantastically with a fresh salad, any whitefish, shellfish done simply, lobster, mild chicken, and of course any simple German fare. Definitely recommended, especially if you enjoy the mouth-feel of a well crafted beer.

Photo of HankStrong
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen Glass. Cloudy golden/yellowish color, 3 fingers head that reduced rather quickly, almost no lacing on the glass as it settled

S: fruity, mostly lemon smell with a hint of clove

T: does not overpower the taste buds... finishes wet

M: solid, not very heavily carbonated

D- very drinkable and easy to enjoy

Serving type: bottle

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

Photo of Manosbeeroffate
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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!!

Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy glowing honey gold w/ a beautiful fluffy bright white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Wisps of sediment dance in the glass from the final swirl of yeast on the pour. Moderate carbonation. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is ripe banana and clove. A real powerful punch of classic hefeweizen aromas. Wheat malt, twist of lemon, cracked pepper.

Taste follows nose. Soft wheat malt, banana, spice. Just a hint of a metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is creamy smooth w/ a peppery bite. Carbonation is just right. Clean, refreshing.

Overall another reference-quality German-style beer from Ayinger.

Photo of seanyfo
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into Weihenstephan Weissbier glass.

BBE May 2012

A- Cloudy blonde body with a 4 finger creamy head sitting on top, excellent retention, medium lacing. Lively beading

S- Typical banana/bubblegum, a suggestion of a biscuity graininess.

T- Lots of banana and hint of clove which i didnt get in the nose. Hint of grainy sweetness toward the semi dry crisp finish.

M- High carbonation, medium body/mouthfeel

D- Expected it to be lifeless considering age but it held up well. Excellent sessionable summer biergarten stuff! Off to Munich for Oktoberfest so will stop in at Ayinger am Platzl and re-review a fresh version.

Photo of Lemke10
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a singe 500mL bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $3.19 in Summer 2011.

Pours a slighty cloudy light copper color with a rather thick head of foam. Scent is that of heavy wheats that remind me of organic wheat beers. Taste is smooth, mellow and tasty. From the scent you expect a heavy wheat flavor but it is rather mild. Nicely filtered leaving the beer not too light but not too heavy either. A great craft beer for summer with it's hints of citrus.

Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11. Served in the propper Ayinger weizen glass.

A - Nice slightly cloudy straw yellow with a big sudsy two finger head that takes quite a while to fade and leaves nice side lacing.

S - Really nice spices. Some good citrus/fruit notes as well as as nice bready aroma.

T - Like the aroma there are good spice notes here, mostly cloves. There are some light fruit notes (citrus and banana)as well.

M - Average mouthfeel here to the style with nice carbonation to make this a very drinkable hefe.

O - Overall this is a really solid offering from Ayinger. Was definately the more impressive beer of the night thanks to the big weizen glass

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden with a modest white head. Aroma is banana and a hint of clove, with light orange notes. Flavor reveals a wheat backbone, mineral character, banana, a hint of orange zest, clove, coriander. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. Carbonation is higher than I'd prefer.

Photo of fitz284
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trueant1
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half glass full white head. The beer is lemonaid color and very cloudy. ( what I expect from a wheat beer).

Smells of spice and bannana candy. Some dank smell too.

Interesting taste of banana flavoring. Sour and a bit bitter.

Mouthfeel is watery thin. THe bannana like flavor and carbonation coat the whole mouth nicely.

This is an above average, creative, one of a kind brew. Tastes a little wattery for me, but the flavor is intense. Not my style, but I know it is almost exceptional for it's kind.
Glad I tried it.

Photo of falloutsnow
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Beertopia in Omaha, NE.
No clear freshness date on bottle.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a tall, clean-white, meringue-like head, fluffy and cloud-esque. Head fades down significantly over time to a thin ring around the glass. Leaves spotty lacing, but nothing amazing. Body is hazy golden brown with plenty of yeast sediment, but when held up to a light, the beer is pale yellow ghostly highlights. Gazing into the beer, one notes fairly active carbonation streams that support the lingering ring of foam.

The aroma has discernible ripe banana parts with gentle maltiness. Subdued clove and assorted other fruit esters. This is the one aspect of this beer I thought was a bit lacking and could be more expressive.

Taste opens with pleasant sweetness that's quickly adjusted with a bit of lemon flavor. Ripe bananas, yeast, bubblegum, and spice (including faint mint or menthol?) then follow. A sharper hefeweizen in the middle segment of taste that focuses more on spice and banana esters than milder malt characteristics. Aftertaste is of ripe bananas tempered with a mild tartness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with a gentle carbonation level that offers some crispness as well. The finish is dry.

A quality hefeweizen, good for when one wants something slightly more tart than the typical wheat beer, but still features the classic tastes and scents as well.

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Either way you slice it, it's a faint head off white that doesn't stick around, no matter how you pour it. Body is classic unfiltered and hazy climbing murky yellow brown, with a middle orange orb body.

Nose is a great dense wheat malt, and chewy lemon. Faint dry clove, just incredibly dense on the nose.

Palate matches a dense sweetness that brings a very wheat malt sense forward. Finish has minor carbonation but a simple palate and even some almost gamey sense. Light clove spices, maybe even a small hint of butter which is nice.

Overall, great Hefeweizen. I don't think this one is my favorite but it's a no brainer and can't fail.

Photo of obrike
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 500ml at Specs in Round Rock for 2 bucks and change.

Hay yellow look...typical hazy hefe-look in my pint glass with a large white head...fades quickly, not as much lace as I was hoping for.

Very nice scent. Smells like a bubble-gum factory...and a mix of fresh cooked wheat bread, bananas, clove. Quite a lot going on there.

Pretty tasty for such a low abv brew (i think I caught a bit of apple on top of the banana taste), but a touch of bitterness on the backend throws it off just a little. Still, a quite enjoyable, refreshing hefe from a very reliable brewery.

Photo of ghurux86
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy dark yellow, almost slightly orange. the head is creamy and mostly white. there is little lacing as well.
smells pretty good. banana, orange, some spices that i can't identify.
it tastes pretty good. mostly like the smell, it's pretty complex and hard to pick out individual flavors, but the ones that can be smelt can also be tasted.
it feels nice and smooth and has medium carbonation.
i could drink this beer all day long, although it's not the best hefe i've had.

Photo of yourefragile
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, thanks Thorpe!

Pours a hazed straw golden with a frothy white head. Nose of banana, yeast, lemon and sweet malt. Medium thick and soft on the pallet with a strong banana flavor. Light clove and grass, but fairly sweet and smooth. Simple but adequate.

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of noproduction
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beersignal
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Luminous straw coloured beer lightly cloudy under a hearty, white and meringue-like head of foam. Had good retention. Nice beer to contemplate on a sun drenched afternoon.

The aromas were superb. Fresh citrus fruits (lemons and limes mostly so no need to garnish with them) and a nice harmonized underpinning of wheat malt. A light jab of white pepper to close out the whiff.

The flavours were delicate and quenching being ushered in by a silky medium bodied texture. Mildly tart wheat mingling with tropical fruit and oranges all propped by a lazy acidity. The final was juicy and yeasty. Very refreshing and a very well balanced beer.

Tossed greens sprinkled with chunks of goat cheese, avocado and freshly chopped red peppers come to mind when drinking this. I will seek this out again when I am stateside.

Photo of HarveyBerger
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of magine
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.