Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.78/5 rDev -9.1%
A good wheat beer, very satisfying with supper. Cloves in aroma, orange in taste as well as lemon. Good mouthfeel though not the most outstanding I have had for a hefe, banana mouthfeel with little of the latter's taste. Nicely malted, also corriander and yeastiness.
04-15-2007 02:54:56 | More by Sammy
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
Pours a murky honey yellow with a 2 inch foamy light orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, yeast, and spices. Taste is of wheat, grain, banana, yeast, and spice flavors that stick around on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen but it lacks the strong bubblegum and banana flavors that I have found in other beers of the style.
03-30-2012 05:05:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.
Pours a cloudy light yellow color with a very nice white head with good retention and a nice amount of lacing. The nose brings forward some clove as well as banana and a bit of bubblegum. The flavor falls along the same lines and brings in a touch of light, bready malt. Mouthfeel is light and creamy. Very nice drinkability.
02-22-2011 00:32:22 | More by Thorpe429
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
04-23-2010 17:35:01 | More by metter98
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
The pour generates a colossal bone white head that fills the glass, then slowly recedes to reveal the opalescent, lemon yellow-gold beer within. The cap is pillowy, but not airy, as evidenced by its reluctance to fall lower than about one finger. Strangely enough, there's very little lace.
If there's anyone out there who doesn't know what clove smells like, take a whiff of this beer. Banana esters appear in a supporting role and nearly steal the show.
Brau-Weisse tastes like it smells, it's as simple as that. I tend to like bigger beers (in general) and I fear that I've slighted some styles as a result; hefe weizens are just one example. This one tastes good to me though; it resembles liquid banana bread, fresh from the oven.
Okay, so someone had a heavy hand with the clove. Not acceptable in the bread, very acceptable (and to style) in the beer. It's difficult to appreciate much wheat flavor given the level of spice, but can wheat, in and of itself, carry a beer? Not in my world. It's the yeasties baby, that's where the action is.
The final pour brings about some expected and appreciated changes. The beer has become overtly murky for one and the aromas and flavors have intensified due to warming. The body manages to be both light-medium and slightly slick at the same time. Downing several in succession should be no problem.
Ayinger Brau-Weisse is a terrific example of the hefe weizen style. It's solid across the board and is a beer that I'm sure I'll come back to again and again. Fantastic stuff.
09-23-2004 21:52:26 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale straw color with the fluffiest white head that leaves soapy strips of lacing all over the glass
Smell: Lemon and cloves on the front, with a subtle banana essence behind; a bit bready as well
Taste: Much more banana up front in the flavor profile; clove spice and lemon tartness combine in the middle and carry through to the finish; slightly sweet, overall
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a good level of carbonation
Drinkability: Among the better hefes out there
08-24-2005 21:19:07 | More by brentk56
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a cloudy and hazy yellow/whitish color ale with a bit foamy head with great retention and some dark lees at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of pure wheat with some nice ester and floral notes. Taste is dominated by refreshing wheat notes with some medium banana and ester notes also noticeable. Nice body with some low filtration and adequate carbonation and a creamy texture. Very well done overall and quite enjoyable with the warm weather.
06-19-2007 16:02:18 | More by Phyl21ca
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
From the bottle, the beer has much of the same characters found from the tap, just not as fresh, spicy, or floral. The beer pours a, still active, carbonation but less than on draught. A bright canary yellow hue with a silky haze and small yeast particles floating about. Smells the same bubble gum, banannas, cloves, and bread as on tap, but not as crisp, clean, or fresh fruit flavored. Peppery and spicy but with less 'snap'. Feels more mellow and soft from the bottle. Finishes the same with a fruity, wheaty, minty flavor. Both are great, but go for the tap version when available.
11-15-2006 17:02:19 | More by BEERchitect
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
16.9 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a dark, straw-colored body with a medium-sized, fluffy, white head.
Smell: Fragrant aroma smelling sweetly of banana juice, malted wheat, clove, vanilla, and a tiny bit of lemon pith.
Taste: Lightly tangy malted with a touch of honeyed sweetness. Spicy clove and nutmeg hits next, with tastes of banana, vanilla, and faintly tart citrus following in tow. Even a splash of pineapple and floral hints midway. Mild hops and accompanying bitterness. Slight touch of acidity. Finishes semi-dry and quite crisp with a lingering taste of grainy wheat bread.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall spritzy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: An altogether classic German hefeweizen which would probably be even better out in the hot summer sun.
02-23-2009 20:28:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
This brew poured out as a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of citrus and wheat grains fill the nose. The taste of the beer has a nice soft wheat quality to it and finished with a nice amount of lemony zest in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth, gently carbonated and a little on the creamy side. Overall I thought this beer would be best to have in the summer time, no matter when you wanna have it though it's a pretty good choice when it comes to having a Weisse.
10-28-2011 17:32:12 | More by Knapp85
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
Had this one many times, just getting around to a review.
The highlights of this one seem to be it's fine spice bouquet, and smoothness. Pours a fizzy orange, nearly opaque at first. A swirl of the yeast, and the final pour renders it a muddier orange. Smell of clove, banana, and fruit gum.
Tastes fizzy at first, then later the spice comes through. A clove mixed with nutty malt and banana. Fairly muted due to the higher than average carbonation.
Again, the fizziness is a detriment, but the yeast adds an essential smoothness. Easy to session, especially on a hot day.
11-03-2006 03:11:47 | More by emerge077
4.2/5 rDev +1%
Poured into a weizen glass it was very cloudy and golden yellow in color. A huge head. It smelled of wheat and cloves. The wheat taste was complimented by a citrus flavor. The mouthfeel was soft and semi-dry. Like most unfiltered weisse beers, it was a little heavier than expected. Overall, I was highly impressed with the Brau-Weisse.
06-01-2006 18:12:15 | More by zeff80
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Appearance: Hazy wheat-colored ale with a huge cap of foam that shows no sign of fading.
Smell: Lemon and wheat with a good helping of banana bread.
Taste: Zesty, bready and mildly sweet with a lemony twang. Quite a bit of citrus present but not as much of a banana/tropical fruit character. The finish is dry and clean, very little hop bite. Estery banana flavors come out more as the brew warms up to room temperature.
Mouthfeel: On the lighter side - very crisp. Light, gentle carbonation, but lots of it.
Drinkability: Very high. This is a stellar hefeweizen.
06-29-2007 21:05:16 | More by largadeer
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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