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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,691 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 836
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 101
Gots: 96 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizenglas the beers color was healthy gold. Nicly saturated with yeast and properly murky. A nice white head was building, justices expected.
Smell announced fruity taste and mild hops.
Tasting the beer you had fruit like lemon, citrus and maybe a little banana and orange up front , bread and grain in the middle, nicely balanced with hops at the end.
Being born and raised in Bavaria , of course I am used to better Hefeweizen. But this is a good example of it. Very drinkable with very refreshing mouthfeel.

Hopfenpeter, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Higravity
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious. Pours like a dream a cloudy yellow with a billowing white head. Smells of bubblegum and bannana with touches of the spicy clove. The taste is a pure phenol delight with slight blossom of citrus in the finish. Substance of body with but still enjoyable light. Drinkable is not even the word.

Higravity, Jun 02, 2006
Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Peyton5410, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Sound_Explorer, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of tjd25
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really impressive opaque honey yellow color. Dense persistent head. Yeast and fruits in the smell. The taste is also fruity, with lemon, and some hints of bananas. A pleasing sweetness. Wheat and yeasts clearly perceptible The mouthfeel is very enjoyable, the taste of hops is reduced and gives the beer a high drinkability. A very good beer in my opinion.

tjd25, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of MrBoh
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

MrBoh, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of J_Dub
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

J_Dub, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RummyRedbeard, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of hansgruber
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

hansgruber, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

n00blar, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of mickeymac
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a beautiful hazy yellow with a thick white head. The smell is spicy with a hint of banana and a slight bubble gum smell lurking in the background. The taste is also spice and a bit of banana, and the beer is quite refreshing. This is a very drinkable beer, especially on a warm day. It may not have the complexity or charm of many other beers, but it's a very nice example of the style and is a pleasure to drink when the time is right.

mickeymac, May 31, 2003
Photo of CanuckRover
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow. Head is a tad thin for the style, but great retention. Oddly clear and a whole lot of bubbles cascading up.

Holy banana! Very strong banana flavour, almost, and I don't mean this in a bad way, like the ol' banana penicillin. Just a slight yeastiness.

Surprising lack of the expected banana on the tongue. I'm mostly just getting very clean wheat malt. Bit of zing in the finish, but little fruit and not much spice at all.

Degree of carbonation on this really through me, wasn't expecting it at all. Blindfolded, I might call this a Kristalweizen.

CanuckRover, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a very attractive cloudy lemonade color into my .5L weizen glass. Minor carbonation is evident at the bottom. Two and a half fingers of white, fluffy head developed and dissipated to a thick layer of lacing that lasted throughout.

Smell: I immediately get enticing banana and spicy cloves. Very yeasty, and there is a prominent scent of fruity bubblegum.

Taste: Much like the aroma, though the taste is slightly subdued. Bananas and clove spice dominate. Smooth yeastiness is also complimented with hints of lemon.

Drinkability: Top-notch brew. Thirst quenching and appealing. It's a match made in heaven.

TheQuietMan22, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of taigor
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into weizen glass.

A - Poured cloudy pale yellow color with medium head that quickly dissipated leaving moderate amount of lacing around the glass.

S - Slightly lemony with yeast, banana and some spices.

T - Banana and spices upfront, then yeast takes over with a slightly dry finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation.

D - Excellent and very enjoyable hefeweizen. All the flavors are well balanced and not too overwhelming. Would definitely recommend this beer.

taigor, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $2.49 from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO.

In my 23 ounce Hefe-weizen gladd, the appearance is cloudy light orange with some yeast chunks. Small white head that lasts well. Plenty of streams of bubbles. Nice lacing.

Aroma of musty yeast and cloves with a citrus hint.

Taste is very crisp and tart, with lots of clove and a bit of banana and lemon. Spicey, with the slightest hint of bubble gum. Really good taste. The banana comes up as the brew warms a bit.

Medium light body, a bit thin for an H-W: more like a Witbier.

Very drinkable. This would be great with Bratwurst, Sauerkraut und Rostkartoffel mit Zwiebeln!

ColoradoBobs, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of Anthony1
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance- very cloudy, pale orange. head was a little dull, but lacing stuck well

smell- senses of fruit, mostly orange, lemon, and clove.

taste- slightly tart and spicy. definite taste of banana, yeast, clove and citrus (orange and lemon).

mouthfeel = very crisp, perhaps too much so. seems light in body with high amounts of carbonation.

drinkability = not as good as the ur-weisse, slightly too crisp without a refreshing after taste. would not readily purchase this beer again

Anthony1, May 19, 2009
Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +20.2%

jewellrunner, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of danielharper
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Yellow-orange body, thick white head. Cloudy appearance -- nearly perfect to-style.

S: Strong banana aroma, very sweet consistency with an astringent background.

T: Very sweet, some banana notes. A touch of oranges as the beer warms, perhaps a hint of lemon.

M: Thinner than expected, but adds a bit to the drinkability.

D: Very nice. Goes down smooth and clean.

This isn't my favorite hefeweizen, but this is a very good example of the style.

danielharper, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rcjennings, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of lpayette
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, .9 oz bottle. "brewed in accordance to the 'Reinheitsgebot' purity law of 1516"

Appearance - Pours very appropriately for the style. Cloudy orange-yellow with large white head that lasts for decades. Not much lacing, but that was probably due to my glassware not being 100% clean I think.

Smell - Strong wheat characteristics. Herbal/spice suggestions along with cloves. Basic hefeweizen. Very traditional.

Taste - Nothing out of the ordinary. A little less banana and bit more wheat flavors than most I can recall in the style I'd say.

Mouthfeel - Good solid mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Good overall, authentic to the style.

lpayette, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jman005, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of ttylicki
4/5  rDev -3.8%

ttylicki, Today at 02:27 AM
Photo of shbobdb
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Ever drink a beer that brings you back to when you first started loving beers? Weizens were a major gateway beer for me and . . . man, this beer reminds me why.
It pours a hazy yellow with a creamy head. The smell is predominantly banana with a touch of cloves. The taste follows the smell, only the banana/clove flavours are pleasantly balanced out by rich wheat malts. Man, what an amazing beer.
It is a little thin for a Weizen though, so it loses points on mouthfeel. However, this corrosponds to an increase in drinkability. I could definately drink this all night.

shbobdb, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

shockrocker65, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Classic hefeweizen haziness, permeated by appetizing spice-brown colours.

S - Smells wondrous: yeast, refreshing wheat and a dab of citrus.

T - Very clean flavours. Crisp and refreshing. In a different league from the last hefeweizen I had - Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

M - Beautifully balanced. Just the right level of carbonation.

O - One of the finest hefeweizen’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking; it’s right up there with Schneider Weisse Tap 7 and Weihenstephaner.

abeeronthebeach, Feb 05, 2014
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,691 ratings.