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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,847 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,847
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 119
Gots: 161 | 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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Photo of JizackFH
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. It has a nice fluffy 3-finger white head on it. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves behind just a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of wheat, quite a bit of clove, and some banana.There is also some yeast aromas, as well as some citrus.

T - The taste follows the nose quite well. It has a nice wheat body, which is very well complimented by the banana and clove flavors. There is also some citrus flavor, and a very slight bitterness in the finish.

M - This has a light to medium body and crisp carbonation. It goes down very easily, and I find it to be very refreshing. There is some tingling from the spice notes, and the finish has a bit of dryness to it.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down smooth and tastes great. I could definitely drink a few of there in a sitting. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It is crisp, refreshing and would go great on a hot day. I recommend trying this one.

Photo of fitzy84
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a cloudy, gold color with a thick head. Great lacing on the sides. Aromas are fantastic; balanced mixture of citrus aromas and spiced wheat. The taste was sweet with a hint of that spiced grain. The mouthfeel had a light thickness to it, enough to make it refreshing, but allowing it to have a solid body. Overall, this was a great hefeweizen.

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

Appearance - Cloudy dark yellow. A bit of head retention and lots of lacing. Served in the proper Ayinger glass. It looks so good.

Aroma - Fruity aroma. Maybe a bit of bananna. It is different for this style.

Taste - Lots of flavor! Sweet and full of bananna. It has a solid wheat malt backbone and a bit of cabonation. This is a very good representative of the style.

Mouthfeel - Light and full of cabonation. The sweetness lingers.

Overall - What a fabulous wheat beer! I will have more. I have found a summer favorite!

Photo of xvertirx
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy dark yellow. Nice two inch thick head.

S- Citrus and fruits

T- Refreshing, thirst quenching, light in a refreshing way but not light like a Pilsner or Lager.

M- Feels thick, good balanced amount of carbonation.

O- I love it. Nice solid hefeweizen. I could drink many of these in one sitting :)

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

This brew poured into a pint glass becomes a very hazy looking drink with a nice foamy head. that slowly fades.SMELL is has zesty freshness with a touch of lemons and spice.TASTE has the lightly lemon taste with a follow up cloves and banana bread.It has a smooth aftertaste.Definitely a summer heat pleaser.I would happily drink these all evening by a fire on a cool summer night.

Photo of acelin
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance was good - head was a good two fingers thick which left lacing down the glass. Color was a beautiful hazy orange-yellow with lots of wonderful haze.

The nose brought a lot to the table. It smelled like orange, honey, and lemon.

The front end of the taste was filled with citrus notes. The back end was very malty, kicking in what that beautiful wheat typical of hefes. The yeast was balanced, yet more flavorful than most hefes.

Mouthfeel was not watery, with good carbonation.

Overall a very good beer.

Photo of Matt1516
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real thirst-quencher!

Pours up pale-straw coloured with some carbonation and a rapidly disappearing head--no lacing. Overwhelming smell of lemon.

Lots of lemon in the taste, a bit of banana and cloves, some apple and lots of yeast. Tart on the finish and dry. Almost champagne-like.

Perfect patio beer to pair with hot wings or spicy sausage.

Photo of dasenebler
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, best before September 2011.

Pours a straw hue, on the light side for the style. Cloudy, glowing. The head isn't quite up to par though, as it does not reach the usually lofty Hefeweizen-heights, nor does it stick around too well.

Aroma has mainly spicy notes and some good floral, herbal attributes. Banana in the back.

Flavor is excellent. A lot going on for the style, with plenty of tangy, fruity and yeasty notes. Herbalness comes through again. Banana is not too strong, but I'm okay with that. The mouthfeel is not as exceptionally creamy as the best in the style, though the soft, medium-high carbonation is nice.

A good Hefeweizen, just not as perfect or unique as some.

Photo of djramage
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this wonderful beer on tap in a standard pint glass.

Color was lighter than a typical weiss, leaning towards straw in nature.

Fragrance was fruity, with definite clove influence.

Taste was exceptional, with fruity overatures (banana)

Highly recommend.

Photo of drowninginhops
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in weizen glass. From notes.

A: Slightly cloudy straw yellow with big two finger head that lasts and left good lacing.

S: Spices, banana and clove notes.

T: See smell.

M: Moderate in mouthfeel and carbonation.

D: Good. Not my style (of beer) but I have a fav now when offered.

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

Great looks; classic German hefeweizen, frothy head, deep golden haze. Awesome. Smell is yeasty with big wheat malt notes. Banana, lemon and grass all in there accordingly. Seems to fade off the nose too fast. Taste is lemony, slightly tart with a long finish of yeast and wheat breadiness. Strong flavor, yeast really hits the palette hard. Very refreshing, crisp and enjoyable. More complex than most hefeweizens.

Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11. Served in the propper Ayinger weizen glass.

A - Nice slightly cloudy straw yellow with a big sudsy two finger head that takes quite a while to fade and leaves nice side lacing.

S - Really nice spices. Some good citrus/fruit notes as well as as nice bready aroma.

T - Like the aroma there are good spice notes here, mostly cloves. There are some light fruit notes (citrus and banana)as well.

M - Average mouthfeel here to the style with nice carbonation to make this a very drinkable hefe.

O - Overall this is a really solid offering from Ayinger. Was definately the more impressive beer of the night thanks to the big weizen glass

Photo of BJam
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

* Appearance is a Hazy straw yellow with a beautiful fizzy white head

* Smells like Lemony banana pudding and yeast

* Tastes of citrus upfront and Banana in the finish that lingers on the palate.

* Mouthfeel is classic Hefeweizen, perfect medium carbonation.

* Drinks nice and easy, very refreshing. From the brewery that makes one of the best Doppelbocks in the world, I will buy this again and again.

Photo of vtfan77
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, light straw with hints of orange. Pours with an inch-high head that sticks around for quite some time.

S- Lemon and clove with a touch of grain in the background.

T- Lightly sweet upfront with a good dose of spicy clove and husky grain flavors throughout. Finishes dry with barely any hint of bitterness and a light chalky finish.

M- Medium-bodied with a good dose of carbonation; not too much or too little.

Good, solid hefeweizen here. It falls just short of my favorites (Schneider and Weihenstephaner) but does the trick on a beautiful Spring day. I'd certainly get it again if the mood happened to strike me. Recommended, especially for fans of the style.

Photo of sweemzander
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a cloudy pale yellow color that produced a great pure white fluffy head with solid retention behind it. Plenty of lacing left behind as well as it dissipated.

(S)- A nice earthy dry wheat-like biscuit aroma with mellow lemon, clove, and banana too. Nicely crisp with hints of bubblegum in the far background.

(T)- Similar to the smell in pretty much everyway. A nicely mellow earthy biscuit with smooth lemon, banana, clove, and bubblegum.

(M)- A crisp yet smooth and mellow carbonation level. A great harmonious balance of classic hefe flavors. So smooth and easy drinking.

(D)- A fantastic hefeweiss that is a shining example for the style. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing. My personal favorite style for summertime; this one did not disappoint!

Photo of cbingham24
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy golden color. Large white head quickly dissipates

S- Lemon orange peel, clove and coriander

T- Hints of banana and clove very fresh tasting.

M- Clean and crisp with a yeast and acidic finish. Carbonation is good

O- Very good for the style. Not my favorite hefe but very clean refreshing and tasty

Photo of bump8628
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed straw gold with a thin wisp of white foam. An all-around subtle hefeweizen with mild banana and peach evident along with lemongrass and meadow flowers. A strong yeastiness persists along with bready yeast. No my absolute favorite of the classic German hefeweizens, but still quite good.

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

Pale cloudy dark yellow pour. Color reminds me of pineapple juice. Big white head of foam that slowly dissipates to a ring. Light scent. Cloves, banana and citrus. Well balanced. Nothing is overwhelming. Nice fresh taste. Light clove flavor with a little citrus. Not much banana. Also has a very slight bitterness, hops? Well carbonated and easy to drink. Overall a really great

Photo of atlason
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to a Julius Echter vase.

Light amber in color, hazy with rich head that dissipates rather quickly. Lacing minimal.

S: Light nose with citrus notes and yeast.

T: Full banana phenols with slight cloves and good integrated background orange. Very clean tasting, emphasis on the fresh aspects of the style with less of the cloying and more difficult phenols.

M: Highly attenuated, carbonation not too noticable but adds to freshness. Highly drinkable for a Hefe-weizen !

Overall very professional and clean example of the style, yet has more character than Weihenstephaner. This might be my favorite Hefeweizen.

Photo of Jinholic
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Light yellow only a little hazy 1 finger head thats dies off fast white in color no lacing.

Smell - Lemon and yeast little banana in there.

Taste - Same as the smell lemon with yeast and the banana is in the back. Still very nice and sweet its a nice change from the other hefe's I've had and the first to pull off the lemon.

Mouthfeel - Clean and crisp very refreshing beer, smooth after taste that leaves me wanting more. The finish is a sweet bready feel love that yeast.

Overall - Not a bad beer but not a great one I loved that its the first hefe with lemon that I've liked but it just wasn't making me jump for joy. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Photo of chiccabeer
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a murky yellow color when poured into the glass. It smells very sweet and gives off a decent aroma of fruit. The first taste I get when it his the mouth is banana and a light amount of spices. This has a very creamy full mouth feel. This is a great beer to have over a hot summer day. Cheers

Photo of capeannbass36
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a tall Ayinger glass. Cloudy, yellow. Large white head. Decent lacing.
S- Sweet, clove, hint of lemon.
T- Light clove spice, slight lemon.
M- Pretty crisp carbonation crackling against roof of my mouth.
O- Feel this is highly drinkable. Very refreshing. Could probably drink quite a few.

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

Cloudy unfiltered layered pee yellow to deep golden with a large brilliant white head of two inches that fades quickly to an inch and hovers there.

Thick with clove, bubblegum, yeast, wheat, light grain, earth and banana esters. Some flinty aromas as well.

Very nice and refreshing more banana in the mouth than the nose but clove also still shines nicely. Very yeasty and bready almost like banana bread. Bubblegum and a bit of austerity on the clean finish. White pepper in the middle. Great easy drinking beer with a creamy juicy mouthfeel.

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy light yellow, with minimal white head,not much in the way of lacing.

Sweet aromas of bananas,nuts,fruit,very pleasant and inviting.

Sweet,creamy goodness of bananas'maybe some tropical fruits and some other sweetness. Well carbonated,medium body,very appropriate for the coming spring and hot summer days.

A definite session and spring/summer brew. A classic Hefeweizen and solid German beer. Very good.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle at 42 degrees into a Franziskaner Weizen glass.

A: It pours a cloudy golden color with a two-finger head egg shell white head that holds as a lovely crown on top with great lacing.

S: Banana, lemon, grassiness, cloves, and peppery yeast. There are not many beers that smell better than a good Hefeweizen.

T: Banana, juicy lemon, light berry flavors, grass, heavy cloves, and some light breadiness late.

M: This has a medium-light body with above-average carbonation and a clean finish.

D: This is up there with the best Hefeweizens. I re-visit it often and will continue to do so.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,847 ratings.