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
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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 jiggahertz
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light golden with a foamy white head, lots of lacing.

S: Soft wheat on the nose, some floral hops, not much else.

T: Clean crisp beer, wheat up front, very faint hops on the finish.

M: High carbonation, light bodied.

D: Highly drinkable brew, wasn't overly impressed though.

Photo of mcann2pu
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on the bottle that I can see.
a- pours from the 500 ml bottle into my left hand brewing glass a cloudy golden color, a good three finger's worth of head that settled into almost no head at all, left no lacing on the glass as it settled,
s- the first smell that hits the nose is the spice, mosty clove,
t- the clove is also promident with the taste, its not my favorate, but the wheat finish is very plesent and smooth,
d-very drinkable, refreshing,

Photo of BarrelO
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Served in a weizen glass.

Hazy yellowish-orange body with a big fluffy head. Smell is of lemons and bananas. Taste is of lemons, bananas, and vanilla. I don't really like cloves, so the lack of clove flavors was a plus for me. Mouthfeel was rich and creamy. In all, it was rather reminiscent of a banana cream pie. Very nice.

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured a hazy yellow with a large, fluffy white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, with some lemon as well as the expected banana. The flavor is very wheat forward, with less banana and clove than I expected. Still very enjoyable and very drinkable. Not as good as some other German hefeweizens that I have had, but still a very good, above average beer.

Photo of ghostofpaulman
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml into an oversized preserves style mug.

A: pours a hazy honey color with a big frothy three fingers of head.it's so hazy i can't even see through to the other side of the glass.almost reminds me of tamerindo soda.

S:very fruity.almost reminds me of banana pudding.also a very keen lemon smell with a bit of cloves.slightly bready like a fresh pie crust.

T:damn good but kind of hard to describe.definite banana in the back of the taste.almost a sweet spices like cinnamon and cloves.also just a little wheat breadiness in there.

M:Very light and very little carbonation.very wet and thirst quenching.

D:Very High.I love hefes and this one is a very good representative of the style.cool,crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A wonderful beer that i'd recommend to any beer drinker.

Photo of kodemunke
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first beer review so it is what it is. Unfortunately I don't have any Weizen glasses yet so I had to make do.

Appearance: Cloudy, yellowish golden color. Frothy head which dissipated rather quickly. Almost zero lacing.

Smell: Slight banana/clove with a hint of lemon/wheat.

Taste: sweet yeast/wheat with bananas at the end.

Mouthfeel: Sharp Carbonation (lots of bubbles on the tongue), Light and smooth body.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable like most other hefeweizens.

Final Thoughts: Not my favorite hefeweizen but overall pretty good. Definitely earns it spot as the #10 hefeweizen on BA.com.

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

Ayinger Bräu Weisse
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.10 %

Re-reviewed 9/2009 with a more experience palate
App 4.0 - Good head & HR, cloudy honey/straw color with expected lace.
Smell 4.5 - Banana bomb goes boom! Settle to some mild clove spice.
Taste 4.0 - Taste follws smell on a solid wheat backbone, more clove tastes than in aroma.
MF 4.0 - medium body for a Hefeweizen, hig carboas expected.
D 4.5, a very good authentic Hefe IMHO, much better than I remember from my previous review.

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

Pours a murky gold with a medium sized head. Aroma is very nice wheaty spicy cloves and bananas. Taste is again has a nice banana note. Tangy wheat. Spicy. Coves. Background sweetness. Nicely balanced. Nice effervescent mouthfeel. Refreshing. Very drinkable. A very good hefe.

Photo of bobsy
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I pull out a weizen glass and then have to stop mid-pour as a gigantic bone white head surges upwards and overflows the lip, causing a small trickle of liquid to cascade attractively on to the counter. After finishing it off with a swirl I'm left with a beautiful pastel yellow body (cloudy, naturally), and a good two fingers of creamy white head. Strangely, as the head dissipates, what lace it leaves seems to lack staying power. Huge hefeweizen aromas dominate the nose, but there's a particular emphasis on cloves. Underneath the expected banana and lemon provide a satisfying base.

My first sip reveals that the body follows the standard template faithfully. Medium-light with a strong, yet soft, carbonation, it certainly ticks all the right boxes. What does interest me is that there seems to be a slight stickiness to it, as if some residual sugars are left over.

Like most hefeweizens, the flavour does not deviate significantly from the aroma, and in this case that's a very good thing. This must be a relatively fresh bottle because the banana is so clean and vibrant, and the slight wheat sourness provides the perfect remedy to an excess of esters. The real defining characteristic, though, remains the clove. Its turned up to eleven in this beer, yet never seems to heavy. I think because the other flavours are so full and vibrant a delicate balance is actually achieved.

You need to find hefes fresh. As they age a horrible dullness descends on them and you'll never understand why its such a loved style. This has to be a fresh bottle as all competition is kicked into touch. A very good hefe. Prosit!

Photo of PartyBear
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy lemony yellow coloured body, and a massive foamy pure white head. The carbonation is very intense.

Aroma: Lots of sharp citrus, lemony wheat, and Bananas. There are plenty of spices, possibly cloves. Definite yeasty acidic aromas, and a subtle honey base.

Taste: The flavours are very wheaty, and a bit like liquid bread, with lots of yeast. There is a sourness, which is like weak lemon, with an almost muted banana sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean, with a lot of liveliness on the palete.

Drinkability: Great looking beer but a bit disappointed with the taste, which is somewhat bland and lacking punch. I expected a lot from this beer given the reputation it has for being an example for all other wheat beers. Will look to try it again, just to give to another chance.

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

From the 330 ml. bottle with no expiration date or lot code evident. Sampled on September 27, 2009. Pours a hazy, cloudy pale yellow with excitable carbonation and a half-inch, long lasting frothy white head. The aroma is bursting with wheat, fruitiness, bread, and a dash of hops. Creamy, medium mouthfeel. The taste is of wheat, coriander, latent malts and hops, and somewhat tart. Enjoyable overall.

Photo of WCBCFrank
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Brau-Weisse pours golden in a pilsner glass. Deliciously appealing citrus, yeasty aroma - topped off by the off-white cloudy head in the glass (impressive lacing). Each sip is satisfying, tasty, and begging your taste buds for another. Very refreshing no matter what the season.

Personally: Ayinger's wheat beer is one of the best and a pillar of the style. Highly recommended.

Photo of r0nyn
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.

I'm usually pretty partial to how hefeweizens look, and this offering from Ayinger is no exception, Beautiful hazy yellow-gold color that looks buttery smooth, with a fair-sized head that recedes rather quickly. Smell is full of banana goodness, with some nice malty nuances as well.

Taste is delicious, with the banana having a slightly spicier twang to it, which both surprised and pleased me. Nothing going on in the hoppiness department here, there is almost no bitterness at all, which suits me just fine. There are some nice malty notes present throughout the sip that serve to complement the banana and citrus flavorings. Finish is a bit less bready than other hefeweizens I've had, but still very pleasant, with no cloying aftertaste and just a hit of bubblegum at the end. Mouthfeel plays a big part in the taste, with the just-right amount of carbonation spreading the tastiness around and the nice medium body giving the brew a very creamy character.

I'd definitely have another of these, given the chance. Yet another hefeweizen that is similar to most others, but with enough differences in flavor and feel to be uniquely different.

Photo of wnh
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a dense, cloudy orange-tinted straw with a thick, fluffy white head.
Aromas of not-quite-ripe banana and clove on top of yeasty bread. Well balanced on the palate, with the banana and clove keeping each other in check, with just a touch of orange to brighten the overall flavor, and a lingering bready note on the finish.
Light to medium in body, with a quenching level of carbonation, aided by a light citrusy tartness.

Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Super hazy light straw, almost light tan body. Brilliantly thick white head that is long lasting. Good lacing.

S - Definitely some phenols and fruitiness in this beer. Clove and banana are the obvious. Fairly balanced.

T - Moderate banana flavor at first, very subtle clove. Soft bready flavor of wheat is a great malt accent. Dry finish with a citrus and yeast character.

M - High carbonation, no warming. Light body. Texture of wheat is noticable complimenting the palate.

D - Somewhat spicy notes and fruitiness gives excellent drinkability.

Photo of aristeros
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light amber, cloudy and with visible carbonation, into my weisen glass. A finger plus of fluffy white head came from a very careful pour--would have foamed up a lot from a vigorous pour. Smells of some golden fruit, a bit of citrus, and yeast. Some banana.

Smooth and refreshing, with sweet malts and banana up front, with yeast and citrus through the middle, finishing with peppery and clove notes.

Very light and summer-appropriate. Could drink several. A spicier take on the hefe than many I've had. Definitely a solid brew.

Photo of mnrider
3.15/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle poured into Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy yellow/orange with large creamy white head, which turns to a one finger head and stay's that way.

S: Yeast and wheat are strong. Very light hops with good amount of citric fruits.

T/M: Smooth, yeasty and a taste of citrus can be found. The back end is kind of dry. I don't know what kind of hops are being used but they are very minimal. Wheat is the main ingredient here.

D: Good. I'm not really a Hefeweizen enthusiast and i usually don't buy any. I gave a few extra points as to not bring this beers rating down.


Photo of jdhilt
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Will pour a five+ finger cream head if you aren't careful and it fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Lemon/yeast nose. Flavor is lightly sweet lemon and with some yeast, smooth. $2.25 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hope not to gross anyone out with this one. When I poured this wheat beer into a glass the pale, cloudy liquid reminded me of a seafood or clam sauce that one could buy at a grocery store--all of its murkiness and suspended particles in full valor. Nonetheless, a very inviting brew.

Smells very sweet and pleasant--like that of a good Hefeweizen. I'm also picking up summer stone fruits, like apricot and peach.

Taste is great--contains that classic wheat feel. Again, very sweet and light but dominant on the wheat aftertaste.

This is a very light beer and its fruity carbonation makes me think I'm enjoying a sophisticated champagne--but better.

I will have no problem polishing off this 22 oz. bottle. A perfect summer beverage. This would be great with seafood or a salad of sorts--perrrfect.

Photo of corby112
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a heavy ripe banana/dark golden yellow color with a really large frothy white head that slowly fades into a solid, lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing in it's path.

Slightly sour citrus aroma with lots of ripe banana, lemon and orange peel, corriander, zest and pepper notes. Lots of bready/yeast and subtle clove presence.

Smooth crisp and refreshing wheat beer with a nice medium yeasty/bread body with a very nice citrus/lemon peel and ripe banana flavor balanced out by some peppery zest, corriander and clove spice.

Photo of tj4288
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 500ml bottle into weizen glass

a- pours with a nice full 3 finger head expected from a hefe. white and tight creamy foam. body is a cloudy golden orange. head is retained very well but leaves no lacing.

s- smell reminds me of a belgian white. possibly belgian like yeast strain? citrusy, (lemon/orange), spicy, and slightly yeasty. also notes of over ripe bananas.

t- taste also similar to belgian whites. citrusy with notes of the classic banana. also slightly spicy on the tongue and slightly yeasty. also a tad sour. not too strong, but definately not lacking flavor. overall very well balanced and interesting.

m- mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. med light body.

d- drinkability is average. while this brew goes down smooth i dont think i will seek out another 500ml bottle for $3.50. good brew but i think there is better for the price. highly recomended to those who prefer a spicier, more citrus hefe with less yeasty taste and smell.

Photo of deapokid
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a huge fan of Hefeweizens and this is a reliable little number that I often grab at the bar when I feel like putting on a nice Summertime session.

Orange in color with a foamy white head, this hefe is a bit lighter in color than most of its kind, featuring the least sediment I've ever seen in an unfiltered beer.

Scent boasts the traditional banana, orange peel and wheat aromas, with a hint of vanilla on the tail end to make things interesting.

Flavor is very clean, with lightly spiced citrus notes, banana and milkiness commingling perfectly. The orange flavor is a bit less pronounced than usual, allowing a rich creamy flavor to come out.

Liquid hits the tongue softly, but sizzles with a citrus tartness on the way down.

This style of beer is one of the most drinkable and this version is no exception.

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

500ml into tall weizen glass.

Murky, gray-yellow color with a healthy 3f, marshmellow-white fluffy head.

Smell scores big points for me - wheaty, yeasty, with zesty lemon, white pepper, and a touch of clove as it warmed. Very inviting.

Taste has a lightly tart, lemon-grass quality, and a slight pepper finish.

Nice effervescence on the tongue, crisp and refreshing overall.

Drinkability gets high marks, too - could easily kill a few liters in an afternoon.

Photo of fropones
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden color with a decent head that dissipates quick. Smells strongly of bananas, yeast and cloves. Tastes pretty much as you'd think from the smell; banana and cloves, some citrus notes. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. I could drink this all day, especially in this heat. A great summer beer.

Photo of apbarwood
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Hazy orange color with a pillowy white head.

Smell- Hints of banana, cloves, yeast, and a hint of hops.

Taste- An almost flawless blend of bubble gum, bananas, and cloves held in check by a seamless hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- A hefty, full-bodied, liquid bread cut by a beautiful display of carbonation.

Drinkability- On a summer day I can't think of anything more refreshing. The combination of flavors and carbonation are unbelievably refreshing. The interplay between the semi-sweet banana/bubble gum flavors and the hop bitterness is awesome. Everything in this beer seems to function in near perfect harmony.

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