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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,773 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,773
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 108
Gots: 121 | 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 BamaBeerBuff
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A standard pour yields a massive head of airy white foam that descends slowly. Minimal lacing, and the head doesn't pit quite as intensely as on other hefs (notably, Weihenstephan's). The color is a goldenrod/yellow.

S: Strong clove aroma with a twinge of bananas and bandaid-like phenol. Just as a good German hef should smell.

T&M: An interesting example of the style, for sure. Initially tart and fruity, then some wheat/grainy flavor that's finished off with clove and a hint of banana. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice carbonation that tingles and smooths out on the finish. This is a damn fine hefeweizen.

D: What a hefeweizen should be--it's really drinkable. Nice flavor that has enough complexity and boldness to satisfy without limiting drinkability. This is second only to Weihenstephaner in my book (of the hef's I've sampled...).

BamaBeerBuff, May 28, 2009
Photo of drtth
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Chilled and poured into an Erdinger Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a cloudy yellow/gold with a 2" white fluffy head that recedes some but does not disappear. Sipping leaves minimal lacing.

Smell: The aroma has some citric fruit character but fresh clove dominates and banana follows along to complement the clove.

Taste: The tart, refreshing taste is pretty much what would be expected from the aroma. There is clove and banana and there is some tart lemon mixed in here. There is also some light sweetness from the wheat malts but otherwise not much wheat flavor. As the beer warms a bit the balance of flavors doesn't change as all of the flavors seem to become stronger at the same time. The hop bitterness lightly spicy, is quite low and shows up almost as an after thought to prepare the taste buds for the next sip.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with some nice prickly but creamy carbonation. The finish is moderately long, begins in sweetness from the wheat and malt and slowly fades into dry hop bitterness which quietly leaves the scene.

Drinkability: This is a very nice hefe and a perfect beer for a summer Sunday afternoon of grilling, games and drinking on the patio and in the back yard. Although the ABV is about 5% it would still be easy to consume too many of these. I'll be having this beer again as it is now on my shopping list.

drtth, May 24, 2009
Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a weizen glass. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a seven inch cascading head and copious tiny bubbles in solution; excellent retention, but not much in the way of lacing. Nose reveals cloves, citrus, yeast and some herbal/minty qualities. Taste follows nose with the addition of a wheat character. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with a clean finish. Highly drinkable and refreshing. This will be a summer staple.

Jwale73, May 20, 2009
Photo of Anthony1
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance- very cloudy, pale orange. head was a little dull, but lacing stuck well

smell- senses of fruit, mostly orange, lemon, and clove.

taste- slightly tart and spicy. definite taste of banana, yeast, clove and citrus (orange and lemon).

mouthfeel = very crisp, perhaps too much so. seems light in body with high amounts of carbonation.

drinkability = not as good as the ur-weisse, slightly too crisp without a refreshing after taste. would not readily purchase this beer again

Anthony1, May 19, 2009
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fully clouded yellow ones orange. Nose is banana, clove, and a bit of funk as well. Flavor is the same. Distinct breadiness. Feel is thick and slick on liquid and the carbonation is middle of the road. This is a very traditional hefe. Can't go wrong with it.

Still though. As I drink this, I can't help but think about Live Oak Hefeweizen. Or East End Monkey Boy.

RblWthACoz, May 16, 2009
Photo of teejay76
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to admit that with the beeradvocate rating on this brew I went in with expectations that were maybe a little too high because I was a little let down. I had to have another to re-grade it without the expectations.

Appearance - a medium golden yellow with a little over an inch plus of snow white head that maintained until the end.

Smell - Banana citrusy hops.

Taste - Tasted like it smelled. I was worried it would be watery but it was full flavored.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and dry but refreshing.

Drinkability - Liked it but probably won't pick it up again. I've had better domestics for better bargains.

teejay76, May 04, 2009
Photo of magine
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured bottle into a Widmer hefeweizen glass.

Poured a nice golden cloudy color, with a small white head that fades quickly - no lacing to speak of.

The beer smells of bananas and yeasts.

The beer tastes of yeasts and fruits, bananas are there. Very nice smooth taste. Crisp and refreshing - not as creamy as some other hefeweizen's I have had.

This beer is very drinkable - could down several of these brews. One of the better Hefe's I have had. Very nice.

magine, May 02, 2009
Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a white head that's swift to settle.

The nose is wheaty and yeasty. Any fruitiness is very faint, and some spice lurks deep in there somewhere.

Wheaty flavor with clove and a hint of citrus. A banana flavor develops on the tongue, along with a punch of sugar. The body is a bit thin and the carbonation a bit sharp.

This is easily drinkable, but it's slightly sweeter than it needs to be.

IMincedTheKing, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of Bcaulin
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap -- Served in proper Ayinger Hefe glass.

Served with a nice giant white head that didn't leave much lacing. Overall a nice cloundy orange color.

Loads of cloves in the nose -- too much for my taste. Pretty much dominates everything else aside from some banana.

Taste was similar -- you're going to get a lot of banana and cloves throughout. Aftertaste fades away quickly. If you aren't into the clove and yeasty banana flavor profile, this won't be for you. With that said, it is slowly growing on me so it was still an enjoyable brew. Nice and refreshing and light to enjoy on a warm day.

Bcaulin, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of DannyS
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 500ml bottle.

A - cloudy golden amber with a small yet fluffy head. Lacing is loose and retention is decent. Lots of little yeast chunks when the bottle swirl is poured; not that I have anything wrong with that.

S - Less banana and bubblegum than others, but has a good wheat and lemon aroma to compensate. Slight clove on the nose as well.

T - Sweet banana, citrus, spice...all the requisite hallmarks of a good hefe. Also finishes clean, as expected.

M - Slightly weighty body and peppy carbonation. Nice and light.

D - As with any good hefe, it's kind of filling. But otherwise, it's an excellent session brew. I could easily knock back a few pints of this.

Overall - Not a uniquely outstanding gem of a hefe, but it sticks to the standard style and does it very well. Another top shelf wheat brew.

DannyS, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of beerdedking
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

.5 liter bottle pour into weizen glass

hazy, semi cloudy straw like look you'd expect in a hefe. lots of bubblies as there should be.

smell is weird. sour air or earth or both. hard to compare this smell to anything.

taste is exceptional. smooth and light with a perfect amount of tanginess in the finish to make you keep sipping. not many beers of this ABV are sippers, but this one is. it is that good so savor it. I'd choose this one over Schneider's hefe every time.

coats the tongue nicely and has a nice full feel to it. no watery problem here.

one swig leads to the next. very nice for complex beer drinking without getting smashed.

beerdedking, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of atpben
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Houston Flying Saucer. Poured in a pint glass! Nice cloudy orange color with a big 1 and 1/2 inch head. Aromas of bubblegum, bananas, cloves and some very light vanilla. Light to Medium carbonation with mostly banana and clove in taste. Finishes with a a mild and slight crisp. Good and easy to drink better than paulaner but still not as good as Schneider.

atpben, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of LordHammer
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with a massive white head that settled to about 1/2 inch.

S: Strong aromas of banana, clove, and yeast. A little spicy, a little sweet. Very enticing.

T: Wheat malts, bananas, cloves, and some other hints of fruit. A slightly tart note at the end. This is delicious and refreshing, as one might expect.

M: Light, refreshing, with significant carbonation. Spot on.

D: I could drink glass after glass of this, and each one would be excellent.

LordHammer, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Schell's Weizen Glass.

Pours a massive head starts with 4 fingers. Then mellows down a bit. Eventually settles at 1/2 finger. Pillow topped. Doesn't leave a lot of lacing. Color is a very hazy/cloudy sunset gold.

Aroma is a tad musky. A lot of cloves and banana. Some spices as well.

Taste is a lot similar to the aroma. A tad of alcohol comes out as well. The spices are a lot more apparent here. Some orange peel notes come out as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp at first, but then mellows out a lot. Leaves a clean aftertaste. Carbonation level seems good for this beer.

Overall, a very easy to drink beer. It was nice out today and I felt like enjoying something and a hefe sounded good. I am looking forward to the summer and enjoying more of these.

mothman, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of Monsteruss
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The foam was almost white, smooth, foamy, non-lacey and stuck around till the end. The smell had a dominate wheat aroma. The Color was a gorgeous bright honey. The taste - excellent - dominate wheat pils taste with hints of a fruity undertone, yet kind of creamy. Mouthfeel - beautifull goin' down. Drinkability - smooth and complex like most other German beers. I recomment it!

Monsteruss, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of greg202stewart
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer served in the bottle with the tall Ayinger glass. Maybe it was the large glass but the beer seems very large and took me a while to finish, despite being rather light. The smell and taste are very wheaty and goes down very smooth. For a light beer it did fill me up. It was one of the better wheat beers I've tried thus far

greg202stewart, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of UDbeernut
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into wheat glass

a: pale straw yellow color, hazy, lots of bubbleing carbonation, foamy head with good retention

s: light hint of the wheat yeast esters, slight spicy ness

t: light wheat, yeast esters provide a sweet front of banana, slight bubble gum, clove. Excellent taste

m&d: light and creamy, this is one of the best Hefe's I've had. Good call.

UDbeernut, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of Draughted
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Bavarian Wheat Beer

A - Pours a foamy white head that does not ever get smaller than the thickness of most magazines. Color is pale, cloudy and golden. Carbonation releases much like a bottle of champagne.

S - The Bavarian yeast and hops are very distinctive from the start. Not skunky or overpowering.

T - Has that familiar bubblegum/banana like taste similar to Belgian wheat or farmhouse ales. Sweet. What separates this one from the others is does not have a bitter taste that takes away from the taste.

M - Carbonation is very refreshing. The foamy head is present with every sip which is very nice.

D - Too easy to drink, I wish I lived in Aying just so I get it from a local tap. Not to heavy or filling, so overall, a very easy to drink beer. Would definitely buy again.

Draughted, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in Columbia, PA

The beer poured a cloudy, golden-yellow color with white, 2-finger head with good retention.

The smell is of flowers and clove, which is very pleasant.

The taste is much like the smell with a fruity, flower and clove taste. There's very little citrus taste and no hop bitterness.

There is a lot of carbonation and a surprisingly dry finish with a little bit of an oxidized-apple aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is slightly creamy; more so than I would have expected for this style of beer.

A very enjoyable beer indeed.

Tucquan, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of WalrusJockey
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half liter bottle into tulip pint glass.

A- light straw color; very cloudy. Head is white, and foamy.

S- yeast dominates the nose, but sweet fruity and malt aromas are also distinct.

T- yeasty, backed with smooth, sugary malt sweetness, with the expected bubblegum in the background. Swallow is clean, into a bubblegum aftertaste. Pretty close to the textbook description of a traditional Weisse. I don't eat bananas, but my wife assures me they are noticeable, as hey should be.

M- slightly tart acidic hints and brisk carbonation lighten the thick, wheaty beer and make it light and refreshing.

D- excellent. Wheat beers are very drinkable, and this is a textbook example.

WalrusJockey, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of schroederm
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip:

Fine bubbled head which is thick and long lasting. Opaque golden yellow in color. Smell is very inviting with yeast, farm, bread, and lemon. Tastes quite malty with a bunch of lemon. Not much bitter rounds this out, but that's in line with the style. Biscuit/bready in the taste as well. Excellent carbonation and great body. Highly drinkable, tastes great and is easy on the palate.

Overall: This is a fantastic Hefeweizen. It's flavor is impeccably balanced and for me serves as what a beer in this style should be.

schroederm, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of bmwats
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 500ml bottle into my Ayinger weizen glass.

A: A hazy straw color. Medium heavy carbonation pours into a gigantic, frothy, white craterous head. Head settles at a snail's pace, leaving little peaks and valleys as it does. Fine carbonation continues to rise throughout. Head never really fully dissipates. The body remains hazy. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, yeast, and slight lemon. A hint of spice also, clove or basil.

T: Tastes like it smells. The yeast comes out stronger than the wheat. Light lemony flavor, and you can definitely taste the spice. A touch of hoppiness as well.

M: A little twangy. Light with a soft, citrusy, refreshing quality. The subtly dull but sour twang lingers throughout.

D: Good sipping beer. Subtle flavor and feel.

Good atmosphere. Really nice appearance, good collection of attributes in the nose. Flavor has subtle complexity, and pretty good balance. The Feel is a bit unusual with a dull, sour, twangy aftertaste. Good drinkability though. Overall, really good quaff.

bmwats, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of Vengeance526
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, light to medium golden color with a 1 finger white head that slowly subsides and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Strong aroma of wheat and citrus with a pronounced presence of banana and cloves and also a little bit of yeast.

Taste comes off very similar to the smell. A slight spiciness hits the tongue and is balanced nicely by the fruit notes. Overall, a very refreshing and inviting taste.

Crisp feel with medium carbonation. Extremely refreshing and very easy to drink especially on a warmer day. This one will absolutely deserve another look when summer comes around.

Vengeance526, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of glid02
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Leon's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with deeper shades of orange in the center of the glass. The head is one-finger of white foam that recedes into a wispy layer of bubbles on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bananas with good amounts of earthy cloves.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lots of banana flavors with light hints of spices and an earthy finish from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is good - it's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished one fairly quickly and could go for a few more.

Overall there's not a whole lot I would change about this beer - if it were a bit more crisp at the end it'd be a bit better, but as it is it's close to perfect. Worth a shot.

glid02, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of confer
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A very pale yellow, cloudy with some sediment even with a good swirl.

S- Light, fruity and a faint hint of clove.

T- I am partial to Hefe's but this one is among the best. Sweet banana is the strongest flavor. Slight clove taste in the finish.

D- Highly drinkable. I would like to have this regularly but the cost prohibits that. A nice treat once in a while. Really nice on hot summer day

confer, Mar 09, 2009
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,773 ratings.