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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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93
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1,610 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,610
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 96
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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XenonX

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-13-2012 01:39:46 | More by XenonX
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2012 21:20:05 | More by rolltide8425
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baos

Indiana

4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

These Volks make my some of my favorite bieren.

A: Straw yellow with white translucence. One finger head that fizzles down to a nice sheen with bits of lacing here and there.

S: More clove and fresh mown hay than banana. Like the countryside of Bayern.

T: The sweet wheat is balanced very nicely with a bit of a lemon-grassy tartness. Ends in a crisp Hallertauer hop dryness.

M: Perfect medium-light tart. This is Wuotan's lemonade.

O: A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 05:20:54 | More by baos
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2012 01:55:25 | More by fdig23
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jjm2503

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-11-2012 01:03:20 | More by jjm2503
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RES

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-09-2012 23:39:20 | More by RES
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MikalMick

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-08-2012 01:19:16 | More by MikalMick
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akttr

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-07-2012 03:43:32 | More by akttr
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2012 00:41:30 | More by Stinger80OH
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2012 22:12:03 | More by Chugs13
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MidloRapid

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-03-2012 22:00:35 | More by MidloRapid
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travolta

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 23:51:07 | More by travolta
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KAJJ324

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2012 20:23:15 | More by KAJJ324
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2012 00:20:12 | More by Garlicjosh
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great golden coloring and big white head, but it had the ugliest big chunks of yeast I've ever seen. Luckily those fell to the bottom of the glass and I didn't have to deal with them while drinking.
Banana, lemon, and clove in the aroma.
More of the same banana, lemon, and clove. There is also a slight touch of bubblegum.
Crisp with a medium body and medium carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 19:22:11 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Warwick


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-30-2012 23:17:55 | More by Warwick
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-30-2012 21:00:40 | More by Peyton5410
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2012 17:11:38 | More by sd123
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle.

A: Poured a cloudy, visually wheaty orange with a soft, pillowy white head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: One could smell the glorious scent of orange and coriander a mile away.... along with a bit of Bubbulicious.

T: All the characteristic that I noticed on the nose also came to fruition on the taste, along with a bit of white pepper.... a nice, complex spice component.

M: The glass came out of this war fairly clean, and the liquid itself felt very soft, wheaty, and foamy, which was great for a hot day.

O: This is a textbook example of a German Hefe through and through and will always be one of the pinnacles IMO. I will so though, that my homebrew Hefe came pretty damn close to this!

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 11:35:25 | More by Chaney
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kojevergas

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml brown glass bottle with standard (nicely coloured, I might add...) pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery and style.

I'm really in the mood for a good hefeweizen. Paired with a rice krispie treat (don't ask).

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice rolling cream, good thickness, and fantastic retention. Colour is a predictable yet lively hazy yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Non-opaque. Decent lacing. No bubble show. I'm looking forward to it.

Sm: Fresh yeast, with notes of clove and banana alongside wonderful cream and hints of orange peel. The runts-esque banana flavour is quite fresh and appealing. All around a very impressive aroma. Quite inviting.

T: Heavy banana with clove taking more of the background. Yeasty, but not spicey or overly herbal - just a hint of floral character to liven it up. Beautifully balanced for the style, near perfection. The soft wheat foundation complements the other notes wonderfully, providing a fresh unobtrusive base. Hints of orange peel round out the flavour alongside very light yet complementary hopping (almost entirely floral). Incredibly well built. Subtle yet evocative. Refreshing. I quite fancy it. Its one drawback is its lack of complexity, but within the style it's got serious depth.

Mf: Perfect coarseness and dryness, never going overboard or compromising the refreshing feel. Adequate carbonation. Crisp. Light on the palate.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. I could down this all day. A fantastic summer brew. I'd definitely have this again. Gives Erdinger a run for its money - perhaps even surpasses it. It's right up there with Franziskaner in my book. Definitely give this a go; this is mastery of the style. Hides its mild ABV as well as would be expected.

I will say that its banana emphasis isn't necessarily ideal; I'd prefer a solid orange emphasis.

A poor candidate for aging; best consumed fresh.

A-

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 02:58:06 | More by kojevergas
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2012 22:46:41 | More by andrewj17
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2012 02:18:41 | More by Amp
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-24-2012 20:47:07 | More by JohneHoodlum
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TheSixthRing

California

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:35:06 | More by TheSixthRing
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-21-2012 23:51:02 | More by rydev24
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,610 ratings.