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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,680 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 100
Gots: 90 | 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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Photo of mullenite
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

mullenite, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of nrbw23
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

nrbw23, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of changeup45
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

changeup45, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of pinotboy007
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

A - Cloudy yellow/gold with a nice pillowy head and decent carbonation. No lace, but beautiful nonetheless.

S - Lemon zest and wet hay.

T/M - Lemony with a nice creamy spritz to it that makes this a very appealing Weise.

D - Hugely drinkable and ideal for any warm weather event. Would be very nice with shell fish, fish n' chips, etc. Yum.

pinotboy007, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of mwa423
4.45/5  rDev +7%

Appearance - Pours a very hazy corn yellow with a good two inches of foam or more that quickly dissipates

Smell - Lots of spice and yeast, very good

Taste - Very strong wheat flavor with a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel - Exceptionally smooth, goes down very nicely!

Drinkability - While I rarely make any hefe a session a beer I would actually make an exception for this one. The taste is excellent without being overwhelming and it is an exceptionally smooth beer.

mwa423, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

330ml/11.2oz bottle served in a weisse glass.

L - cloudy, yellow color with a good size white head that thinned to a layer of bubbles, spotty lacing.

S - yeast, earthy, slight sweetness.

T - banana, clove, citrus flavors are balanced out nicely.

F - medium body with good carbonation.

D - silky smooth and easy to drink.

JoeyBeerBelly, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of Zadok
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured a hazy golden yellow with a 2 finger head that dissipated into a thin film with in minutes, really no lacing to speak of.

Aroma has loads of spices such as cloves, pepper, coriander and mixed with banana and a light breadiness.

Tastes similar to the smell, very spicy cloves and coriander being the predominant flavor. Bananas and bubble gum are also present. Yeast definitely makes a play as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Definitely has the meal in a bottle feel on the stomach.

Definitely a quality hefe. Smell and taste are top notch. Perfectly inline fro what you would expect from this style. Will look forward to having another.

Zadok, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of Haybeerman
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Thick,coarse two inch white head. Very cloudy dark honey color. Medium lacing Leaves decent lacing.

S: Cloves and bananas up front. Very yeasty notes. Also wheat and .

T: Consistent with smell with slight green apple twang.

M: Medium bodied. but very smooth. Low carbonation in perfect balance.

D: Very easy to drink and pleasant flavors.

Haybeerman, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of maddogruss
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

maddogruss, Aug 09, 2008
Photo of thequeen711
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%

Lovely lemon nose, light colour, almost lemonade like...An truly enjoyable light wheat beer, perfect to quench the thirst on a fine summer day. Mouthfeel: cold, and almost a sour aftertaste. The beer poured with absolutely no head! I would recommend this fine brew to any weisse fan, they would totally enjoy!

thequeen711, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of kinger
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Cloudy deep-golden yellow as it pours into my glass, high carbonation with a consistently thin head and ample lacing. I allowed this one to breathe for a bit and was rewarded with the most aromatic hefe that I've tried to date. Refreshing aroma of fruits and spices with a more moderate amount of the typical "banana" flavor associated with hefe's. As I sipped on this one I was rewarded with a well balanced wheat beer. Just like the aroma all of the nice flavors blended together and complimented each other. No dominant aspect with this one, a truly remarkable hefe-weizen.

kinger, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of yemenmocha
4.95/5  rDev +19%

Pours cloudy golden color with beautiful white head.

Nose is typical banana clove, with more clove than usual. Citrus & bread are present as well. The aromas come up like fresh bread straight from the oven.

Palate is a somewhat light bodied, highly carbonated, with fresh bready banana clove, maybe some papermill or other industrial flavors as well (in a good way). Light, refreshing hefe.

Excellent example of the style, but not the best imported Hefe-Weizen I've sampled.

yemenmocha, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of daythree16
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%

Pours a light orange-yellow color with a huge spongy head that slowly fades leaving a little lace on the glass. The beer is cloudy but not as much as I've seen in other hefeweizens.

Right from the start, the smell is incredible. It starts a little phenolic, with some spicy clove, then a little citrus comes through. The nose finishes with some mouthwatering banana pudding aromas. Mmmm. The taste is very clean with hints of banana and citrus.

The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and smooth. There is pleasantly sweet aftertaste, and it goes down so easily, I could absolutely drink this exclusively all night.

*Note: On a personal taste basis, this is definitely one of the best hefeweizens I have ever had.

daythree16, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of midweb23
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Cloudy, pale yellow color with a thick 3" white, foamy head. Poured from a 500ml bottle.

S - Very aromatic, smells of bananas, cloves, and yeast.

T - Initial flavor of lemons, cloves, coriander. Finishes very smooth with a light hop and wheat flavor. Very good.

M - Very crisp and clean.

D - An excellent hefeweizen, very easy to drink. A great beer to drink outside in the summer.

midweb23, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of gfreed
4.45/5  rDev +7%

This beer has one of the most attractive heads I've seen, and the good news is that it's impossible to avoid. Even when poured gently, you get a good two or thee fingers. Best to pour it into a Weizen glass-- for me, this resulted in a head about five or six inches high, fluffy as a cottonball and white as a sheet. The aroma is full of apples, bananas, peaches, cloves, and the taste is equally marvelous, with a large dose of honey to boot. Be sure to dig the yeast from the bottom of the bottle for the full effect. Pleasantly lemony-hazy in the glass, with plenty of dense body. Easy to drink. A bit pricey for a four-pack, but well worth the expense. You will not be disappointed!

gfreed, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of PiecefulToker
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Poured into my Franziskaner weizen glass with a thick and frothy 2-finger head. Swirled the bottle to get the yeast. Very hazy, though not completely opaque, dark honey colored. Leaves decent lacing.

S: Cloves, bananas, lots of yeast, wheat malt, lemon, straw.

T: Just like it smells. Lots of yeast, lots of bananas, clove, and wheat flavor, butter, some green apple.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth across the palate, buttery.

D: Very high. This stuff goes down easy and smooth.

PiecefulToker, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of wingman14
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%

This one pours a hazy dark yellow with a huge frothy white head. The aroma fills the room as this one pours, sweet, yeasty and banana are the most noticeable. Amazing aroma, the smell is inviting and powerful. The taste follows along with the aroma, and does not disappoint. The sweet banana flavor is there, a very powerful flavor but not overwhelming. A great balance, smooth full bodied yet light mouthfeel, and the carbonation is just right. This beer is amazing, very drinkable, one of the best, not just for a hefe. This is a must try for everyone. Cheers!

wingman14, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of babaracas
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a hazy light amber with lingering white head and clinging lacing. Smell: lemon, clove, wheat, banana, yeast, it's all here. Taste: soft yeasty flavor upfront, then tangy lemon and clove flavors. Mouthfeel: soft carbonation with oily middle and slightly dry wheaty finish.

babaracas, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from a .5L bottle. I am not sure what really to say about this beer as while I didn't find a lot of comlexity to it, it was very good. It poured a hazy pale yellow with a light white head that dissipated pretty quickly. The aroma, all wheat, not much else. But good. Very solid wheat flavor. Just solid. The beer had good carbonation, was smooth and not heavy, very drinkable. Overall, a very good beer. One that I will definately enjoy again.

PhillyStyle, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.93/5  rDev +18.5%

A- pours a picture esque 2+ finger head cascading over the top of my weizen glass with a nicely cloudy body providing ample carbonation. The fluffy velvety head is slow to recede and some nice lacing.

S- Obligatory banana, clove, bubble gum, yeastiness with a nice touch of grains. Wow... what a nice long finish.

T- Initially some very nice yeasty clove action but gives way to some nice hopiness, and a nice tart finish.

M- Med+ carbonation but I think it really works in the case of this wheat beer. The finish on this is long.

D- What a fantastic wheat beer. I'm a sucker for any German wheat beer and this one certainly delivers. Drinkable, absolutely..

Greggy, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of Mryup
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%

A: A wonderful hay haziness. A medium pour produces 2 inches of dense white head that fades to 1/4 inch.

S: Strong wheat with lemon grass and straw. Hops are coming through too. Some spice is detectable but I can not pin point it.

T: Apples and lemon grass with hints of clove. Wow, I just lost any trace of the hops. They are there, but barely. Straw and grass come in at the end. Some yeasty breadiness is there too. Not the second coming of Christ but a damn good solid beer.

M: Wet and a bit thick with significant CO2. Acceptable.

D: The slight heaviness brings down the drinkability.

A great beer and one of my personal favorites for the style. Cheers!!

Mryup, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of champ103
3.35/5  rDev -19.5%

A: Pours a cloudy and very pale yellow color. A two finger head forms and recedes to a small cap with little lace.
S: Very fruity. Bananas, cloves, and citrus fruit. Musky barnyard yeast. Overall, this is a very pleasant aroma.
T: Some fruity banana and cloves again. Other than that, a very muted taste. Nothing really stands out.
M/D: Crisp snap on the tongue that is over carbonated for my tastes. A very light body that is thin and watery. An easy drinking summer beer that goes down fast.

Nothing all that special as far as I am concerned. Though, it will do fine job on a hot summer day.

champ103, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of elniko
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from large bottle into pint, my weizen glass was dirty unfortunately.

A: Typical hefeweizen look, murky golden coloring. Two fingers of head that dissipated.

S: Wonderful smell, spicy tones in the nose. Definitely whets the appetite.

T & M: The wheat texture is there but this is the first weizen that I can remember that really has a little bitterness on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very pleasant and clean.

D: Definitely drinkable, I was very impressed with this beer. I will will be having this beer again without a doubt.

elniko, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of hrd
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance: It has a deep golden color. When poured, a dense head, with OK retention results. Wonderfully carbonated, making it look extremely lively and refreshing.

Smell: A very good bouquet of yeast and citrus. It smells great, and makes my mouth water ... LOL

Taste: A mixture of citrus (lemon), clove, wheat and spiciness flavours this brew. Initial taste is the citrus, clove and spiciness, and the wheat shows up in style as it finishes. No one flavour overpowers another. Very nicely balanced. Zero bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A pleasant spicy, carbonated feel. It's very refreshing in the mouth, and makes me want take another drink ASAP.

Drinkability: It has a very refreshing flavour that goes down with ease. A great hot summer lounging beer.

Conclusion: I have been drinking Ayinger Brau Weisse for years. It has definitely become one of my favourite go to weisse biers.

hrd, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of Larrytown
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a straw-golden color with a huge billowy head, fading to a nice cap. Decent lacing. The nose is pure hefe: some clove and banana, but not too much.

The taste may be exactly what I'm looking for in a hefe. Those definitive characteristics are there (clove, coriander, citrus), but it's not too delicate. That wheat backbone is pretty strong.

This is very nice if you're looking for a hefe that's refreshing and not overly delicate. Good stuff.

Larrytown, Jun 26, 2008
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,680 ratings.