Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,798
Reviews: 847
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 110
Gots: 132 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of ski271
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium gold with a large, white, frothy slowly diminishing head. Some decent lacing. The smell is of typical wheat aromas, some nice yeast and a good bit of lemon. The taste is a little thin for the style but very well-balanced. It has a medium-light body and an effervescent feel to it. This is a super easy drinking summertime beverage.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Thrasher
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incandescent waxy gold with foamy head that subsides to a decent half-centimeter or so. A fruity, sickly-sweet aroma with hints of lemon and gummi bears. Clean, refreshing flavor with distinct hefeweisse characteristics and also Ayinger's trademark understatedness. This beer does not wallop you over the head with its deliciousness; it must be sought and savored. Still it is perfectly enjoyable at face value, with a tangy and citrusy element as well as a sweetness that resembles lemonade. Velvety mouthfeel with some light spritziness. Mellow and ridiculously drinkable. A lighter, more user-friendly hefeweizen, not too stern or filling, excellent for a hot day or after a physical task of some sort.

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

Ayinger Brau Weisse….in the bottle at Quaint Restaurant in Sunnyside, NYC.

Appearance-tons of carbonation immediately as I pour into the glass, I actually had to slow my pour down. The head is large and white, body a normal light pale gold with lots of bubbles.

Smell-lots of wheat, a little of the normal sour fruit and coriander, very pungent, bready notes as well on a second sniff

Taste/Mouthfeel-light banana up front, bready notes throughout create an appetizing combination, lots of spice and a light touch of more fruit. Refreshing on a hot day, mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth, light mouthfeel without being watery or sacrificing real flavor. Yeast does appear but is a more subdued partner.

Overall-very refreshing and well done Hefe. A classic of the style that holds up well.

Photo of changeup45
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a very thick fluffy white head. Aroma is quite citrusy with yeast. Citrus fruity flavor, yeasty and some crisp spices mixed in. Light and refreshing but also nicely balanced and not too watery or thin. A nice all around hefe.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Zraly
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy tea-yellow with a huge cloud of whiteness floating atop. The head dissipated rather quick, though. Excellent carbonation and smells like bananas, lemons, and...pureed baby fruit. heh.

The flavor is stellar and presents itself in proper hefeweizen form. Wonderful flavors of banana, fruit, clove-like spice, and wheat. Faint hops provide a slight bitter ending...very lemonade like finish, tart and sweet. The carbonation adds a tingle and fizz. Nice.

Another quality hefeweizen that I would definately recommend.

Photo of bigdeuce
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Excellent pour with a soft pillowy head and a rich looking wheat body. No looking through this glass. Nice fresh wheat scents with a minty banana nose. Smells outstanding! Light bodied, a bit thin, with a clove-like wheat-ness and a tingly orange peel backdrop. Slightly tart, however, I bought this at a grocery store and don't the date on this one. I do not like buying any wheat beer without a freshness date on it but ayingers' are great no matter.

This one does measure up with great hefeweizens out there, even though I generally prefer American versions because they are usually more fresh. This weizen is nothing to snub, however, as it is an enjoyable beer anytime of the season!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Greggy
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pours a picture esque 2+ finger head cascading over the top of my weizen glass with a nicely cloudy body providing ample carbonation. The fluffy velvety head is slow to recede and some nice lacing.

S- Obligatory banana, clove, bubble gum, yeastiness with a nice touch of grains. Wow... what a nice long finish.

T- Initially some very nice yeasty clove action but gives way to some nice hopiness, and a nice tart finish.

M- Med+ carbonation but I think it really works in the case of this wheat beer. The finish on this is long.

D- What a fantastic wheat beer. I'm a sucker for any German wheat beer and this one certainly delivers. Drinkable, absolutely..

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pours like a hefeweizen should--very hazy gold with a huge, billowing white head that slowly recedes to a half-finger foam cap. Some sediments. Smells of banana, clove, and light, lemony citrus. Malted wheat steals the show upon tasting, though the fruit esters and clove are definitely still in the picture. Slightly spicy finish. Great, thick feel on the palate thanks to all of the protein. Really nice, refreshing hefe that I regret not trying earlier.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TaylorK
5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pours a hazy lemon color with an orange tint to it. Perfect cap of pure white fuzzy-fluff pops right up.

The smell wafting from the glass delivers sweet smells of light lemon with lots of bananas and clove, and a nice hefe yeastiness.

Body is medium with a dynamite, pillowy-soft and fluffy carbonation. The flavor brings light lemon muffins with banana bread and yeasy cloviness. It is real nice.

Ayinger's hefeweizen is very, very good but falls just behind my two fave's that I've had so far. Right behind Dancing Man and Weihenstephaner's.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.