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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 125
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Ratings: 1,866 | Reviews: 859
Photo of Fcolle2
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours super hazy, nearly solid, pale straw golden in color with a one and a half finger fluffy head that has good retention.

Smell has great hefe aromas. Banana, clove, cardamom forward with a mellow Belgian vinegar aroma before more spicy phenols finish.

Taste follows the nose with light grainy malt, spicy phenols, and a light banana sweetness before a light Belgian tang that blends all the subtle flavors nicely.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation leaves this very sessionable and drinkable.

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy straw color with a thick head….it was persistent with very nice lacing. The smell is a sour and cereal like. The taste is sweet with a spicy/floral type aftertaste….also a touch of sourness. The mouthfeel is full bodied but not heavy. There is a slight carbonation bite. Since this isn’t a very strong tasting beer, it is pleasing and mild enough to be quite drinkable.

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of donnebaby
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great blobs of tight, even head billow out Cloudy, dull gold color that shined somehow. Lots of spicy banana and melon creaminess on the surface with more sweet banana in the background, like fermenting bananas. Lots of mellow potentness that becomes more pronounced once the head falls off until it's almost unruly with rank fermentation.

Taste is sharp in clean grains and fermenting citrus. Carbonation is low, and almost nonexistent, and the liquid enters the mouth like water, spreading salty grains and some low citric fruitiness and acidity back into the throat. Some residual hop dryness and candy banana notes in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin compared to other hefeweizens I've had...but those haven't been German so...what do I know?! Funky, rough, hefe, with good complexity. Grew on me as I drank.

Photo of dedrinker
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with a thick white head. Sharp grainy aroma of tart wheat, citrus, banana and cloves. Flavors bring a quenching wheat tartness with bubblegum and some qualities of the aroma mentioned above. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a slightly acidic fruity/ yeasty finish.

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

Pours out to a cloudy gold in the glass with a bright white head. Aroma is that of banana and yeast. Lively carbonation. Taste is that of banana, cloves and nutmeg. A very nice hefe. Highly drinkable.

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at Aroma's Cafe and Wine Bar in Augusta, GA.

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a Weissbierglas.

Bright, straw-like golden in hue, flaunting a pillowy white meringue that settles slowly to a half-finger cap that lingers throughout the quaff. A constant onslaught of bubbles supplies the head, and the liquid is slightly hazy, though much more clear than some examples in the style.

A light nose of peaches and apricots, along with a faint whiff of yeasty clove spiciness, plays in the nostrils and invites the first drink.

A light, highly effervescent body tickles the tongue, carrying an array of light flavor notes that play across the palate: sweet bread, citrus fruit, banana, and clove. Banana and clove flavors are quite restrained and therefore none overwhelming; the beer washes over the back of the tongue leaving behind a bit of a lingering sweetness.

As is common with brews from Privatbrauerai Franz Inselkammer, this is a distinctive variant amongst its Bavarian brethren, and thanks to its nice balance of clean, restrained flavors and bright, lively mouthfeel, it is an easy quaffer and perfect for sitting in a Biergarten on a nice warm afternoon.

Photo of brownbeer
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You've got to love a great hefeweizen when poured into a tall hefe glass. It's hazy with a huge, white mountain of foam that you could rest your head on and have a snooze.

Classic aroma of clove with a light bubblegum note, grassy hops, and a banana backdrop. Also, it has a hayish, wheat presence that works well for it.

Very clean and complex flavors that integrate well. A clovey yeast spiciness and a wheaty earthiness lead to a dry finish and a banana note to grow on.

Clean, flavorful, highly drinkable, fantastic.

Photo of OgreSanchez
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Gibbies, Morgantown, WV. A cloudy yellow color witha decent white head. Aroma of banana and wheat malt. No hops to speak of. It's a nice aroma, and I believe true to the style although I have had few authentic representations.

Taste a bit of earthy wheat, some banana and clove as well, which linger on in the finish.

Light bodied and good carbonation. A nice drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

On tap at House of 1,000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker (hmmm): two fingers of creamy meringue head over a really hazy, pale gold body. Head drops to a collar & film, moderate lacing.

Smell is quintessentially wheat: ripe banana, clove, bubble gum. Rich & appetizing.

Taste characterized by spritz of lemon up front, then a rush of sweet bananas & spices. Wind a little tart & earthy, dry.

Plenty of active carbonation, tingly without being too sharp. Crisp.

Very good, but as far as drinkability goes, it's complicated: the wheat taste is quickly sating, not sure I could taste it after two of these. On the one hand, I'd probably move onto others if given the choice; on the other, I could see downing a bunch in a row given the right environment (& snowy Pittsburgh isn't it right now).

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

Pours an extremely hazy light gold body with a bright white head of extremely fine bubbles that leaves an delicate lacing behind. Aromas are sweet and fruity (mostly banana-like), with yeasty aromas of rising bread dough. Its flavors are consistent with the nose (except with a tiny bit of lemon peel) and with the profiles of its major German competitors, but with a sweeter finish. Its silky smooth texture is delightful.

Photo of confer
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A very pale yellow, cloudy with some sediment even with a good swirl.

S- Light, fruity and a faint hint of clove.

T- I am partial to Hefe's but this one is among the best. Sweet banana is the strongest flavor. Slight clove taste in the finish.

D- Highly drinkable. I would like to have this regularly but the cost prohibits that. A nice treat once in a while. Really nice on hot summer day

Photo of J_Dub
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Zraly
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
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 GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Got a glass of this at Cloverleaf Tavern.

A: Pours a cloudy, straw-yellow body with a small, white head with poor retention, but with some lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: A sweet, malt smell with some citrus and olive undertones.

T: A strong, banana ester taste with a velvety, lemon and olive aftertaste. Hint of sweet malts are evident as well.

M: A light anf refreshing beer that proves to be representative of a Hefeweizen. While slightly watery, it still held true to style, in my opinion.

D: A good combination of mouthfeel and taste makes this a drinkable beer, overall. Mouthfeel seemed a little thin, but the drinkability of the beer seemed good nonetheless.

Photo of KimenTshom
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MrBoh
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

A- Pours with a big white head on a crystal clear yellow/golden body.
S- Big clove and bananas, nice helping of wheat and some spices from the hops. Some other lighter fruits like a hint of orange, lemon, peach, and pineapple.
T- Some light bubble gum, banana, cloves, wheat, hints of yeast, a balance of spices with a lingering bitterness to it.
M- Medium body with a high carbonation.
D-It is a very refreshing and good hefeweizen. I would pick this one up again without a question.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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