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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,797 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,797
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 110
Gots: 128 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy appearance,bigtimesediment on the bottem of mine (not a bad thing),nice fruity taste of lemon and apple.Refreshing on a hot summer day,nice and spritzy.

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy, filmy, and rather pale golden yellow colour, with a ton of billowing, foamy, thin white head, which leaves a few swaths of island atoll arch lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of banana chip esters, cloves, yeast, a bit of white pepper, and bready wheat and barley grain - holy Reinheitsgebot! The taste is sweet bready grain, more wheat than barley-oriented, solid fruit esters - banana, orange, and lemon - some spice - more mild clove and a hint of the coriander flip-side, and a bit of understated, earthy yeast.

The carbonation is nice and soft, the body a solid medium weight, fruity, well smooth, and even a tad creamy. It finishes on a drying note - the fruit, yeast, wheatiness, and mild alcohol all showing.

A pretty solid, traditional hefe, very much like granddad showing the kids how they did it in the good ol' days, and being absolutely, positively, god damned right.

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow body with a frothy bright-white head that drops but holds a good 1/8" throughout the glass. The aroma is mainly fruity, lightly tart, with some light clove and subtle phenolics (more band-aid than bubblegum), and a restrained banana. The body is light/medium with a zesty carbonation that caresses the tongue then becomes quite creamy as it warms in the mouth. The flavor is tart & fruity up front (some apricot), mellowing into a softly sweet maltiness as it crosses the palate, and revealing some light clove and bubblegum character at the swallow. The banana characteristic is kept to a minimum in this beer. The bitterness is appropriately low and balancing. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering combination of maltiness and light bitterness. Well brewed. Very nice, with some decent character and a good amount of drinkability.

Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow straw with a well held lace from the champagne like bubbles.

Smell: Hints of lemon and clove with a mild fruit in the backround.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with a bite in the dry body that has a slight oily feeling from the solvent(clove) byproducts of the yeast. A slight tartness surrounds the tastebuds upfront with a sourdough like bready flavour in the finish. Hop character is minimal as it should be. Slight spicy clove, mellow yeast, lemon grass and light apple fruity flavours touch the tounge.

Notes: Punchy with a flavourful kick, pushing the envelope on refreshingly crisp and dry. Great after a meal to help to digest ... or to wash down some bratwurst and spicy mustard.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's pour is picture perfect, with a yellow-orange hazy hue, and a beautiful frothy white head. The aroma is slightly lemon, the characteristic yeast tones, and the wheat and malt based aromas are present. Brewed under the Reinheitsgebot, the german yeast steals the show, however they aren't as pronounced as I was expecting. Maybe the bottle was a little old, but none the less a great aroma. The flavor is a little tart in the finish that eventually turns into a carbonated malty taste. A more biscuity taste to it, but still very good just different than most hefeweizens I have had. The mouthfeel is predominately fluffly with a high carbonation there is a champagne like quality to the mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied, an amazing selection for the summer time heat, I will try this wheat again. Could drink this beer pint after pint, very enjoyable.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a large weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a big foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is heavy with wheat, yeast, lemon & spice.

T: Fruity flavors of banana & lemon come out first and are followed by light flavors of wheat and clove spice. Very refreshing and light. The after-taste blends all of the flavors together.

M: Very smooth & crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, very clean finish.

D: This beer was very tasty, not filling at all and very easy-to-drink. I found myself throwing it down very quickly. Excellent representation of style. I'd love to find it on-tap somewhere nearby.

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

A - Pours with three fingers of thick, white foam on top of a hazy, dark gold body. The rocky head settles slowly and leaves dense foam on the glass.

S - Strong banana and juicy fruit bubble gum aromas with a bready malt background. Some spicy clove and a hint of pepper as well.

T - Creamy wheat and dense, bready malt up front with some banana. The yeast character kicks into high gear in the middle with lots of clove and bubblegum as well as some pepper. The fruity yeast and dense malt continue in the finish with a little vanilla.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nice, the aroma is just spot on and the flavor profile is very similar if not quite as intense. The bubble gum characteristic that dominates this beer's yeast profile is an ideal expression of the style. This is an excellent Bavarian weisse, right up there with Schneider.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fully clouded yellow ones orange. Nose is banana, clove, and a bit of funk as well. Flavor is the same. Distinct breadiness. Feel is thick and slick on liquid and the carbonation is middle of the road. This is a very traditional hefe. Can't go wrong with it.

Still though. As I drink this, I can't help but think about Live Oak Hefeweizen. Or East End Monkey Boy.

Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fizzy bubbly airy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, hazy golden wheat colored beer.

Nose is like a pure Bavarian hefe, good version too, lots of wheat, light airy juicy malt, hint of typical spices like coriander and very light clove, bit of orange citrus, fairly effervescent.

Taste is light feeling, wheat a plenty, little watery malt although it's meant to be lighter, fluffy effervescent wheat and malt, juicy too. Typical hefe flavors, light spices coriander and clove like, with a little bitterness from the spices, and the citrus almost orange juice like, and some fruitiness like a lager. Finish is sticky and not as dry as I thought it would be, lingering wheat and citrus as well as spices.

Mouth is lighter bodied, fluffy and lots of carb.

Overall mixed, it has its moments as a great hefe but other moments it's not as good as I would have expected. I feel this would be much better fresh in Germany or on draft.

Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a massive 4 fingers offwhite head that completely dissapears & takes a piddling amount of lace with it

S: Huge bubblegum notes & hints of peach

T: Bubblegum & vanilla essence up front. Then lemon zest & pepper follow. Finishes like a piece of juicy fruit gum

MF: Medium body, juicy & slightly under carbonated

Drinks very easy, not a huge hefe fan, but this one is pretty interesting & refreshing on a warm summers eve

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After the thoroughly disappointing vintage Aventinus I decided I needed another German brew to wash away the negative vibes. Served in a weizen glass.

A - Four fingers of soapy white foam with big bubbles - dissipates quite quickly and leaves a few specks of lacing and a solid cap. Hazed straw or white peach color. Pretty typical hefeweizen.

S - I could smell the banana when I opened the bottle. Once poured there's a lot more clove, spicy yeast, and sharp wheat smells and maybe the slightest hint of lemon. It's a little spicier than I generally prefer, but again it's solid.

T - The taste is significantly sweeter, with a healthy amount of banana, and perhaps even a touch of tart strawberries and cream instead of the usual bubblegum. The clove is thankfully more understated, and the wheat flavor shows up mainly in the aftertaste. As a general observation, the flavor is quite mild and understated.

M - Perhaps a touch over-carbonated - it burns my upper lip. Body is thin, but in a refreshing and positive way. Not overly grainy, which is nice.

D - A half-litre of this is no problem at all. Great session brew, only hampered by the high carbonation. One of the better German hefeweizens I've had, although I suspect all of them suffer on the trans-Atlantic voyage.

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer served on draft at a local beer bar. Beer is yellow and really hazy. Forms a thin head that falls away leaving lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate.

Aroma is yeasty and has some subtle esters in there. Smells wet.

Beer is medium to low bodied. There is a mild aftertaste, finishes wet. There are some esters in the middle, fruity flavors, overall a good beer. This is pretty much exactly what I expect from a beer. Simple, clean, clear flavors. A great example of the hefeweizen.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy, lemon-rind-yellow hue, with a towering, snow white head.
Aroma: super fresh! Ahhh!!! Lemony, soft, luxurious, delightful!
Luxurious mouthfeel, at first, until I realize that I'm drinking the foam. As for the actual beer, smooth, but complex, and delicious wheaty texture. Just enough grit and resistance to keep the tongue busy and happy.
Though the body has plenty of substance, the overall nature of this brew is light and breezy. Citrus flavor continues through and is felt long through the satisfying finish.
No lemon needed here, it's plentiful in this beautiful brew itself ( and is also extant in the Thai shrimp pad thai that this blissful weizen is helpful to wash down).

Photo of Rifugium
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, yellow body with a nice white head.

S: Citrusy, bready aroma with some soft fruits.

T: Fruits and spices, finishes off clean.

M: Pretty light and crisp, with moderate carbonation.

D: Balanced and very drinkable. Good choice in this style.

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber in the chalice. Nicely sudsy with a thin foamy ring, along with fine, persistent bubbles in the mouth. Aroma of apples and bread.

This brew has the nicest watery body with the creamy carbonation I admire in the best German beers. The classic wheat esters but in a lighter, more fragrant style. All the flavors are quite elegant. Starts out with that slight malty sweetness and edges into a pleasant fruitiness-- more pear than banana. Some spicy notes, but not the common overload of clove.

Really a great example of the classic German style. It travels well in the approximately 12 oz bottle.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,797 ratings.