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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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866 Reviews
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Reviews: 866
Hads: 1,961
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 137
Gots: 221 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of BeerFink
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My weizen glass is filled with a cloudy straw color, nodescript white head. Smell is very creamy. Lots of malt is apparent, as well as a helping of bananas and a some lemons. Creamy smooth taste marked by ripe bananas. Some peppery spice is also apparent. Faint yeasty undertones are noticeable. Some grassiness crosses the palate, finishing a little dry with clean citrous. Mellow, medium carbonation enhances the creaminess of the beer. One of the better hefe weizens I've had. (479 characters)

Photo of MVotter
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Ayinger Brau Weiss pours into a tall pils glass a cloudy yellow, and yields a towering head using the prescribed pour.

The smell is clove and yeast.

The taste is a delicious combination of clove and malts. The clove provides a spicy, peppery flavor. This brew finishes with a hint of hops.

The mouthfeel is pleasant ... moderate carbonation with the prescribed pour, lots of effervescence if poured down the side ... a champagne-like dry feel.

This wheat ale is extremely drinkable ... a classic German wheat.

Fantastic! (529 characters)

Photo of Amalak
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the German beers and love Ayinger from the two types I have had. This one is completely opaque. Thick four finger head, pale yellow. Dull wheat smell.

Great flavor, strong wheat, tons of flavor. Really an exceptional beer.

This is an awesome beer with a ton of things balanced into the wheat flavor. Really love this beer. (329 characters)

Photo of techdiver
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden color with substantial head that dissipates slowly and displays great carbonation.

Lemon and clove to the nose.

Taste is spicey wheat, an above average Hefe, with a bready flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp with the great carbonation giving it a lighter feel.

Great drinkability, as it seems all good Hefe Weizen's are. Weihenstephaner still my favorite, but this comes close. (416 characters)

Photo of albertjr21
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: From the bottle into a Pilsner glass, a rocky white and well sustained head soon sits atop a beautiful and slightly hazy bright yellow gold. There is a constant flow of carbon bubbles to the surface that maintains at least a minimal head throughout.

S: Aroma of clove, bright lemon spice and a banana bread malt backdrop. An inviting mix of notes.

M/T: What a wonderfully balanced feel throughout. A crisp and refreshing spritzy body with a malt and hop harmony that's quite impressive. There's nothing overpowering here and the taste of this is true to what I initially sensed in the aroma. This is probably the most I've ever enjoyed a Hefeweizen though I'm not surprised considering who the brewer is...

D: This paired fantastically with a combination dish of pan sauteed potatoes, sunny-side-up eggs, breakfast sausage and toast. (839 characters)

Photo of nomad
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a glowing but nicely hazy yellow color. Instantly, a volcanic eruption of carbonation emerged, with the glass filled from side to side with bubbles accelerating upwards. Also had a simple foam head that fell to a more rocky landscape, perfectly white, and a small amount of simple lace. A good looker.

Smelled of crisp wheat, a small and calm spice, and a barely sweet character. I got the feeling that banana esters wanted to come up but couldn’t. Taste, similarly, was of crisp and tasty wheat - an oustanding flavor, to me. Then a small sour flavor quietly came on, as well as a small hoppy and funky bread flavor. Lastly, there was an ounce of sweetness mixed in to complete the whole thing. The finish was dry, and dry enough.Great Bavarian version of a hefe-weizen. (I think I got a fresher bottle than some...) (828 characters)

Photo of Kromes
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white line of bubbles for a head. Lots of carbonation bubbles in the beer. The aromas are banana, clove, bubble gum, and wheat. Very nice aroma. A great clove, lemony, wheat flavor. The great taste lingers for a while and just keeps on giving. I couldn't find anything wrong with the flavor....very balanced, crisp, smooth and refreshing. The mouthfeel is a little on the full side due to the carbonation. You could definitely these all day long. (478 characters)

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is for the Ayinger Brau Weisse beer. The bottle says that it is 500ml aka 16.9oz. I love me some wheat beers! This one was very good. I served it in a wheat beer glass (the way its meant to be consumed). After the head dissipated I took my first sip and I have to say, man, this is so smooooth. Love it. You can get some yeast, bread, banana, and spices. I drank this beer very cold, I think that's how this should be consumed. It is a refreshing beer so consume it cold to cool you down. The only negative that I have for this beer is that it is expensive compared to other hefe beers. It was $3.50 for a bottle. I also drank a Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse right after I drank this beer. The Franziskaner was also very good but I felt like the Ayinger was just smoother and more enjoyable. It was bubbly like champagne in the mouth. The Franziskaner was about $1.50 for a 12oz bottle. A much better deal. Again, both great beers but the Ayinger is just more up my alley.

My reviews are more mental notes for me. I don't really care about smells, appearance, etc. Just the overall taste. (1,096 characters)

Photo of ScottButler
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I won't claim to know how to write a review - but this is a great beer. It has replaces Weihenstephan as my favorite Hefe. Great golden color, smooth and creamy, with citrus, banana, spices, floral notes - everything I would hope for in a Hefe. Delicious! (255 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy yellow with a white, thick 2 finger head. Decent retention, leads to thin lacing.

Smell - Nice yeasty aromas, clove, wheat and overripe banana.

Taste - Follows the nose. Overripe banana, spicy clove, a faint hint of lemon. A subtle buttery diacetyl flavor comes into play at the finish. A gentle lemon buzz nips at the back of the tongue which lasts, easily, 20-30 minutes after the last sip.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation adds a sharp, crisp bite while the beer slides down with a smooth, buttery feel. Beautiful mouthfeel on this one.

Overall - Fantastic hef. Rivals with the best of the style. Best body I've ever experienced with the style, and that's the factor which leads me to bestow this the Best Hefeweizen in the world. My opinion, of course. (801 characters)

Photo of kristenspaintings
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the moment you pour this beer, it reminds you of a true southern German heffe-wiezen. It brings me back to days of being stationed in the former West Germany. When poured, it easily produces an excellent creamy head with a light and refreshing flavor. The beer itself goes down wonderfully and pairs easily with pork, kraut and grilled meats. The beer also performs double duty as it lends well to traditional German mixed beer drinks (radler, cola-weizen, etc.)The appearance is definitely what you want for a traditional unfiltered beer, cloudy and golden. Cloudy with a slightly bitter after taste, but not the strong bitter flavor one would find from the hops in an IPA. Try adding a bit of lemon or rice to have a quick vacation to Germany. (750 characters)

Photo of jmbranum
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy deep gold with a large white head. Visible yeast sediment in the glass once I stir it up at the end (which I like).

Nice aroma of citus, spices and wheaty-malt.

Flavors: Good wheat bread but with a sour dough tang. Nice bannanaish hefeweizen flavors. Some orange, some cloves, some nutmeg. Very crisp. Not too sweet. Not too dry.

An excellent example of the style. That said, this beer is almost too balanced. I kinda prefer the in-your-face flavors of say a Live Oak Hefeweizen from Austin. (507 characters)

Photo of mrfosters
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy pale gold sits beneath a large white long lasting head.Subtlely spiced grainy aroma with a touch of vanilla.The flavor brings a moderate banana and vanilla mixture, very low key but very full taste.This is my first Hefe -Weisse, but definitely not my last.I am looking forward to trying some other examples.I am impressed. (329 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pale cloudy yellow, silky-shiny/creamy white cap, billowy head

S: allspice and banana custard, fresh-baked dinner rolls, faint springtime floral notes... bright, inviting aromas all-around

T: sour-dough, sugar cookie aftertaste with a hint of spice.... lemony, flowery hops.... though, perhaps lacking a decent bit of that bready malt flavor I enjoy in many examples of the style

M: perfect sudsy-soft, medium-light body... initially fills the palate, vaguely nectar-y, then drops dry

O: glad I finally got around to trying this... quite a fantastic hefeweizen - one of the best (585 characters)

Photo of jibjib513
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 2 11.2 oz. bottles poured in to a weizen glass.

Appearance (4.5): Un-filtered, hazy and slight carbonation. Nice head retention.

Smell (4.5): Floral, with banana.

Taste (4.5): Wonderful.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Creamy, slight carbonation feel.

Overall (4.5): I am loving Ayinger beers in general, I feel like they put a lot of work in to the "cleanliness" and quality of their beers. Their brau-weisse is no exception. I want to give it some fives but I feel like I don't know enough about hefeweizens or beer in general, or have enough experience to give that. (573 characters)

Photo of Joey7F
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really solid offering from Ayinger. Definitely my favorite Hefe, because while it still has that banany taste it is not overpowering or too sweet at all. I could drink another 355ml bottle of the stuff. It smells great but that does not mean it knocks you out. It pours cloudy and it gives more head than a Clinton intern. Highly recommended!

--Joey (362 characters)

Photo of bnes09
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Wonderful, floral, fruity and yeasty aroma.

Light wheat backbone. Fruity qualities, orange, lemon and peach. Spicy coriander and herb. Citric leafy hop. Smooth, rich yeast. Slightly sweet flavor turns to dry in the finish.

Light body with a mild wheat and yeasty texture. A tad over carbonated.

A nearly perfect example of a hefeweizen. Absolutely delicious. (362 characters)

Photo of pojo41
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a beautiful cloudy lemon color with nice white, fluffy head. Wonderful aroma of banana. Intense flavor of banana and citrus.I absolutely love good hefeweizens and this is probably my favorite. Although there are many good ones, I think this is a great one. (273 characters)

Photo of curasowa
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Appearance: Cloudy, pale gold color with a big, fluffy white head

Aroma: Lots of banana, a little bready, some wheat malt, faint spice and yeast. Pretty much textbook Hefe aroma.

Taste: Crisp and snappy up front, with some malt sweetness, a hint of honey and some yeast tang. Banana is more prevalent in the middle, then some clove on the mildly astringent finish.

The Rest: An Excellent Hefeweizen. Crisp and clean, excellent malt characteristics, a great example of the style. (485 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" white head over cloudy straw liquid.

S: Lemon, grass, sourdough bread and clean yeast.

T: Lemon, sweet cereal, grass, earth, wheat and clean yeast in the finish. Very crisp noble hop presence.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium to high level of fine carbonation.

O: The best straight-up Hefeweizen I have ever had. Extremely drinkable, I bet this would pair well with chicken or pork. (394 characters)

Photo of SilentSabre
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has got to be one of the best hefeweizens I have had in a very long time. Beautiful pour!!! Lovely cloudiness as per the style and the consistent streams of tiny bubble rising to the top. Great looking craggy, pitted pure white foamy head subsides to about a 15mm blanket of snow across the top in about 45 seconds or so. Nice lacing. The smell has a little bit of a lambic / farmhouse ale musty basement smell with a fair amount of the stereo-typical clovey spice. Plenty of spice in the taste; just the right amount. Mouthfeel was perfect for the style IMO, and very refreshing. This hefe was highly drinkable and just delicious. I'll buy this again when it gets nice and hot out. A smashing hefeweizen from Ayinger! (723 characters)

Photo of jamie2dope
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For some reason despite the fact that it is freezing out, I really wanted some light thrist quenching beer tonight. A Hefeweizen seemed like a good choice. This one poured a beutiful golden color, with a slight haze, and a small white heading. Hints of banana and orange in the smell, a bit musty as well. Taste was full of citrusy lemon juice in the beginning, followed by a slight metallic ending. Carbonation gave this beer a nice bite, which kept it interesting. This beer was phenomenol as far as drinkability. I wish I had picked up more then a single bottle. I will definitely be going back for a four pack at some point soon. Cheers (640 characters)

Photo of MorningBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Rafferty's weizen glass. Swirled last third of the bottle before pouring. Nice golden cloudiness but still somewhat transparent. A good looking brew.

Smells of banana, bread, and yeast. Cloves are surprisingly absent.

Cloves pop up in the taste, especially as the beer warms a bit. Definitely a banana-clove aftertaste, saturated in breadiness.

Mouthful is light. Moderate to high carbonation. Very light but rich enough to have some meat to it.

Very drinkable. Almost too drinkable.

Nice brew. One of the better hefeweizens I've tried. (555 characters)

Photo of Gehrig
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big-bodied hefeweizen from Ayinger. I'm definitely impressed. The body is a cloudy lemony gold with three fingers of white froth. Prominent smell, with plenty of yeast, orange, lemon, and a distinctly sweet, almost gum flavor to offset the sour overtones. These come forth in the taste. The yeast is impressive, acting as glue for the rest of the flavors. It's complexity is an arresting feature, really delivering much to the consumer.

The durable head is a good sign, providing ample carbonation for the flavors to impress to the end. This, to me, is what Hefeweizen is all about--bold and smooth, direct and complex. Very delicious, and I'm thankful I grabbed this. It went very well with my pepperoni and anchovy pizza. (724 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow with a decently thick head that disappears quicker than I want it to.

Banana and clove really dominate the smell.

Now this thing is a great German Hefeweizen! Banana and bubble gum come to mind first, but then a spicy clove character comes from the background to make itself known. Started to become very sweet, but then there is a crispness that comes to keep everything in check. Wheat malt is there, but is really dominated by the yeast phenols.

Feels light on the tongue, through the finish. Phenols are the key here.

On the top of the list of German Hefeweizens. (605 characters)

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.