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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 112
Gots: 145 | 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 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 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.

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 Aaryah
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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 WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.