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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,822 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 112
Gots: 145 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

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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Photo of shadow1961
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ayinger Brau- Weisse Hefe-Weizen pours out a fluffy,
long-lasting head over a cloudy gold brew. Carbonation
is steady, and the nose is yeast and wheat. The flavor is
bisquity with citrus notes. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and
refreshing, and there is a slight citrus aftertaste. If you want
a really good hefe- weizen, this is the one. All the elements
that make it good are there- the flavors are subtle yet distinct.
If you're somebody who likes hops in their beer you might be
disappointed (this style has none)- but it makes for a nice change
of pace if you've been exploring hoppy beers for a while.

Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of gmfessen
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly cloudy, golden-yellow color with a huge, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Wheat malt and clove are apparent in the nose, slightly metallic smell. The taste also has a slight metallic tinge, aside from that, the wheat is balanced well with a moderate amount of bittering hops. The banana and clove taste that generally come with a Hefe are not very apparent in this brew. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable beer, but the taste seems off the mark.

Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.96/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Since it is National German Beer day today on 4/23/14, then of course have to celebrate that with a good German brew! Comes in a 500ml (16.9 oz) single bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein. LOTS of sediment in the bottle of the bottle.

Pours a hazy honey-orange in color with a good 2-3 finger white foamy head that settles down to about good 1/3 of a inch and lasts a decent amount of time. Spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is very pleasant and is of lemongrass, yeast, and bananas. The taste is even BETTER with lots of great flavors mentioned above that blend together perfectly with a hint of lemon zest as well. perfect carbonation and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all! Perfect brew for anytime of the year.

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 auxiliary
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Yellow straw color, nice big white head.

smell - Lot of citrus smelss, like lemon and bananas.

taste - Taste of wheat, lemons, little tart too.

mouthfeel - Light-medium body.

drinkability - Nice tastey Hefe, easy drinking, enjoyed this one.

Photo of Rick778
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of atigerlife
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 17 oz. bottle into a Ayinger Hef glass.

Big, fluffy white head that has good lasting power. An orange/golden color that is slightly cloudy. Not nearly has cloudy as many hef's. Lots of carbonation can be seen and there is a good amount of lacing.

Aroma is lemony with some yeast and light cloves. The most notable smell is of dusty wheat, which isn't all that pleasant.

Taste is lemony, wheat with some light hops. Rather crisp and balanced.

The mouthfeel is light and quite cleansing. Feels nice in the mouth. Overall, a very drinkable beer of this style. Very refreshing with subtleness as a trademark. Nice session beer. Went well with some salmon pate.

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of EPICAC
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this tonight at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with a few other bottles. I chilled this in the fridge and served it in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with a thick creamy white head that collapses to a thin quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Very yeasty with notes of bubble-gum, banana, clove and citrus. There are also grainy and spicy aromas.

Taste: Sweet upfront, with spicy cloves in the center and a citric and grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation with a crisp finish.

Drinkability: Very refreshing, especially given the current weather.

Overall: This is a good beer, but not my favorite Hefe.

Photo of Dithyramb
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled last evening from the bottle that matches the picture for $5.25. Served at Tapas Teatro in North Baltimore with a thick lemon slice and just a little too cold, so I let it warm a bit and put the lemon in my water. No freshness date, but it didn’t seem overly old. Took the opportunity to read the labels. The front is definitely old school. The back has the typical American crap about pregnant mothers and where the bottle can be recycled. Appears to be labeled for American consumption, yet still brewed and bottled in the motherland.

The head rose quickly. I wasn’t given the proper glassware, so the frothy white head with the tight bubbles spilled over onto the table. The bottle conditioning allowed the head to be untamed, so the beer could only be poured in small doses. Excellent retention. It poured a cloudy dirty blonde.

The aroma is mostly lemon citrus and cloves.

The carbonation is the first sensation; note the excellent head retention mentioned earlier. Although all the typical flavors are evident (cloves, yeast, banana, lemon, band aids) they are very nicely balanced. Even when it warmed a bit, it didn’t get overly clove or pepper laden, as many seem to do. The hops are hardly evident. The oily clove-flavored yeast gives a great mouthfeel that coated the inside of my mouth.

Went well with several tapas, from crab balls to seasoned London broil to spicy sausage in paella. I think this would definitely be worth having a few.

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MrBoh
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ski271
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of athomasPSU
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of hellhammermario
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BodiesLexus
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Thrasher
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
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 bigdeuce
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
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!

Photo of changeup45
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.