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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,578 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 90
Gots: 63 | 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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4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my favorite hefeweizen beers. Ayinger continues to amaze me.

A: Golden/Honey pour with nice thick white head that persisted well into the drink.

S: Smells of citrus: Orange/Lemon. Spicey scent as well.

T: Great summer beer. The wheat and citrus does not overpower as you are left with a nice aftertaste.

M: Smooth and light with little tingle.

D: I found this hefeweizen easy to drink because it was extremely light, great for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 18:24:50 | More by cagocubs
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from Redmonds, Dublin...

Poured a hazy light golden yellow colour... White head poured typically big thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thick layer ... lots of carbonation rises to the surface... decent amount of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice clove spiciness, light vanilla notes, noticeable wheat, quite bready, very little malts, light fruitiness (banana and lemon), quite peppery...

Taste - Light biscuity malts, fairly strong clove, definite breadiness, quite creamy, good fruitiness (lemon, pear and sweet banana), salty, quite floral - hints of lily, honey grassy and peppery hints...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little bite underneath... light body... Extremely refreshing and drinkable...

Overall - An excellent German hefe... up there with the best...

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 08:39:30 | More by mdagnew
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a cloudy golden color that produced a white foamy head that retained well and left a decent amount of lacing around the glass

S - spices, citrus scents of lemon and grapefruit

T - lots of yeasts, with some spices and citrus tastes to accompany

M - light bodied with light carbonation

D - very light, great drinkable beer

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 03:01:51 | More by cvfish
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i've had this beer a few times, and while it's not my favorite hefeweizen, it's definitely one that a lot of american brewers should be taking notes from.

nice hazy golden pour, and one inch bishop's collar. not as much spice and clove flavor as i normally would like, but definitely has the expected hefeweizen trademark aroma and flavor.

while not my favorite german hefeweizen, i'd take this brew over just about any american imitator.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 22:34:59 | More by fishtownhxc
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color, reminds me of hay. Always a good thing for a hefe. Smells like bananas and sweet clove, something I love. Taste great, better now that Ive poured the dregs into my glass, that yeast really makes the difference. Fruity and spicy, with a smooth mouth feel, I really like this hefe. It's a perfect example of style.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 02:22:00 | More by Fatduck
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at The Brickskeller at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. Although I'm not a big fan of wheat beers, this is certainly one I can enjoy, and one of the only weissbiers I'd order without hesitation.

Appearance: Pale yellow / bordering on white but with the cloudy quality reminiscent of a good tripel.

Smell: A good floral bouquet of yeasts, bananas, and over-ripe fruit.

Taste: Very complex. At the lowest level, you have sourdough bread with churned butter. Hints of fresh cut flowers (tulips, lilies, edelweiss?), grass, and hay make up the generally fresh essence. On higher levels there is banana bread, pound cake, and the faint aroma of tropical fruits, like longan. Slides down smoothly, like a cream biscuit. Light, yet fresh with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 05:40:29 | More by thekanna
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Original Rating Date:
August 28, 2008

Pours a pale yellow, like a cloudy pale lager. The flowery, fruity aroma fills the room and is magnificent. Lots of banana. Some sweet, citric malt. Finishes lovely. Really great summer beer, up there on par with Hacker-Pschorr's hefe.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:35:24 | More by Vendetta
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible hefe. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a puffy white head. Aroma of bananas and wheat. Very smooth and strong taste. Wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, and citrus all mixed and balanced throughout. Not overly sweet or too wheaty; perfect balance. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 19:02:44 | More by magictrokini
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma is a model of what a German Hefe should be. It has bananas, spice, incense, sour fruit, and wheat. The appearance is a hazy gold with a large head. The flavor is malty and fruity with an emphasis on bananas and citrus. There are also robust bitter and sour elements as well. The palate is typical of the style. The aftertaste is bread like and a little sweet but fairly dry for a Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 07:35:02 | More by nick76
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one on tap.

Poured a darker and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of stronger cloves, bananas and citrus. Tastes of wheat, bananas, lemons and lighter spices. A very drinkable Hefe that I could see drinking on a regular basis.

Notes from 6/21/05

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2008 01:48:33 | More by hopdog
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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/26/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a very pale cloudy yellow body, big foamy white head, lasting. Fresh hay aroma, malts, some light fruit, like grapefruit. Light taste, watery, light malty aftertaste. Spicy, lemony taste, similar to the aroma. A little weakish & thin, but nice taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 14:54:08 | More by jujubeast6000
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 500ml brown bottle into a tall hefe glass.

A= This beer poured an appropriately cloudy pale gold color with a towering foamy 2" head. The head retention was great and it took it a long time to drop to a thin skim. Lots of sticky lace down the glass.

S= Though not quite as great as the draft example of this beer, I was thrilled by the complexity of aromas in this one. Soft citrus (lemon and orange) mixed with banana, clove, and a slight spiciness present.

T= The yeast rules the roost in this one (as it should). Upfront flavors of lemon, lime, faint apple, and tart orange set the stage for a decent bready malt blast midway through. That very slight spicy note found in the aroma was dancing around in there too. Finish was moderately dry and a but tangy, making me forever crave the next sip.

MF= Medium bodied, though felt somewhat lighter from the hugely active carbonation release. Slick on the tongue.

D= Better on tap, yet still very much outstanding in the bottle. Very true to the style yet it was not just a vehicle for the same old banana and clove flavors. Lots of complexity in a damn drinkable beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 07:56:22 | More by spointon
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District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a soft thick head with good retention. Typical for a hefeweizen? Sure, but still amazing

Aroma: Yeast and banana, as well as lemon, cloves, and citrus. The yeast and banana were most prominent to me. Spices as well, such as coriander

Taste: Banana, yeast, wheat are the most. The spices and citrus are minimal. The banana isn't overly aggressive but it does leave a distinct aftertaste that lingers

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is pretty good, crisp and light to medium bodied. Pretty similar to the style.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Refreshing, and tastes good. One of the better hefe's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 05:13:16 | More by kshankar
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a yellow hazy color with a meringue consistency for a head. Even though the beer was very hazy, the carbonation was so much that you could still see it in the glass.

The smell was complex and intense. Apples, lemons, a little hint of champagne.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the carbonation is felt on the tongue. It is an intense citrus, fruity start with a slight balancing hoppy finish.

A very good beer. I could drink it most anytime.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 00:14:17 | More by nem2006
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Beer poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a billowing head. Lots of carbonation present. Smell is of fruit, bananas, some sweet yeast character. The front of this beer is very sweet, typical of the german wiezen. The middle of it balances out a bit, leaves a great taste on the tongue. It doesn't finish as cleanly as I'd like, if I were to drink more than one I just might "fruit" the beer with a lemon to balance the sweetness. Great example of its style. If you like german hefeweizens, its a solid choice.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 02:43:17 | More by Alexmc2
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4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color in the glass with a frothy head at first that goes away.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange and lemon hit your nose right away with a wheat aftersmell.

Taste: Tastes like sunshine. Excellent wheat beer that tastes quite like it smells.

Mouthfeel: Tangy with a easy aftertaste.

Drinkability: If it is over 70 degrees outside I could drink this all day long. A good weiss is my vice.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2008 08:53:07 | More by midnite2sixman
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New York

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

European style 500 mL bottle poured into an Ayinger lager style glass. Freshness not apparent on the bottle. Big pillowy white head that remains a constant fixture on top. Opaque golden color with lively bubbles rising to the top. Sweet banana aromas coming off the top with hints of clove and pepper - some lemon as it warms. Peppery spice to start off, moving into banana, then bubble gum with a banana bread malty finish. Full presence in the mouth with a sharp carbonic bite - not smooth. The flavors in this beer are very pleasing, but the carbonic bite takes away from the drinkability for me. Maybe a more vigorous pour would have taken the sharpness off and made it a bit more smooth. For a less favorite style of mine, this beer showed itself off pretty well. Very authentic full flavors that held their own during the time of harvests, pumpkins, and O'fests.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 00:03:42 | More by kkosmoski
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New Hampshire

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy pale straw gold with a creamy bright white head.

Scent is spice (clove, coriander, black pepper), banana, lemon, citrus and a hint of yeast.

Taste is fruity and sweet at first - banana and citrus - after which the spices kick in, then wheat and yeast flavors and finally mild tartness become noticeable.

Mouth is nicely prickly up front, then smooth and creamy.

Drinkability is exceptional.

One of my favorite hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 02:56:19 | More by sethmeister
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First observation upon poring this beer is the tall foamy head. The aroma was a pleasant citrusy/yeast smell. The flavor is a nice smooth balance of flavors and very drinkable. No overpowering notes just a really well made hefeweizen. The beer has a nice cloudy golden hue that reminds of sunsets. Great beer for the summer and warm days of autumn.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 17:30:44 | More by Cmack15
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale hazy gold... Big fluffy white head off of a gentle pour (quickly fades)... Still... Slight lacing throughout the session...

S - Lemon grass... Bananas... Wheat... Slight hint of faint malts... Rosemary...

T - Banana... Rosemary... Zest of a lemon... Hints of garlic...

M - Gentle... Light... Crisp... Refreshing... Smooth... Little or no aftertaste... Minimal complexity...

D - Easy drinking and enjoyable, but lack in terms of complexity... A good session beer at 5.1% ABV...

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 22:59:56 | More by philbe311
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - You really couldn't ask for a more picture perfect pour. Lite golden in color with a haze to it. Head is an ultra soft pillow looking white. Almost looks like a layer of marshmellow. Lacing leaves a thick mat of white all the way down the side of the glass. Carbonation bubbles shoot up from the bottom, almost like champagne.

Smell - Soft banana and citrus with a very delicate creaminess. Clove also helps to give it a more defining smell.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Just like the smell. A thick creamy banana mixed with clove, spice and yeast. You can barely taste the wheat, but you know it's there. The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

Drinkability - This bad boy taste like banana cream! Easy to drink and refreshing as a change of pace from all the ipa's i've been pounding. German brewing at it's finest.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 05:05:55 | More by ryrust5301
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a typical cloudy yellow/orange with a fizzy stark white head that recedes quickly. Nose is all banana yeast. Taste follows with good banana flavor, a bit of clove, nice typical german hef yeast. Some light bread. Mouthfeel is typical for your average quality german hef. maybe slightly undercarbonated, just slightly. Drinkability is excellent, as this one is more slammable than most, but there are a select few that are better. I wont name any names, but it starts with a W and ends with an eihenstephaner. But, despite this, the drinkability is still excellent in this classic example of what a german hef should taste like. Good beer, recommended for the hef fan.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 02:44:22 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy hazy yellow, with a full, rocky, slightly fizzy head with good head retention.

S: Strong, striking nose of bread pudding, sugar, banana and bubblegum.

T: Get a lot of bubblegum esters and puff pastry upfront. Banana comes into play later with a clovey finish, one of the more complex hefes I've had so far.

M: Too much carbonation at times even for style, but relatively easy to drink, light-bodied and refreshing which I liked.

D: This is a really good hefeweizen, one of my all-time favourites, check this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 02:34:15 | More by Halcyondays
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured a slightly hazy golden color with a thick rich had that settled slowly to a wonderful lacing.

The dominate smell here is wheat, other smells are coming through but not strong enough to identify. A very light banana is noticeable.

Tastes common to most hefes, citrus, bananas, wheat, and a little bite from the yeast. Nothing standout in the flavor department but the blending of flavors in smooth and well balanced.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are where this beer shine, the carbonation is perfect with a very light mouthfeel in a beer that doesn't lack body. One of the most drinkable hefe's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 19:08:46 | More by mullenite
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with a long white head no lacing at all.

S- Smells of citrus, yeast, cloves and bananas.

T- Well balanced brew, follows the nose well, and finishes long and spicy.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

D- Easy to drink and a pretty solid Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 15:35:03 | More by nrbw23
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,578 ratings.