Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.35/5 rDev -19.5%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly cloudy, golden-yellow color with a huge, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Wheat malt and clove are apparent in the nose, slightly metallic smell. The taste also has a slight metallic tinge, aside from that, the wheat is balanced well with a moderate amount of bittering hops. The banana and clove taste that generally come with a Hefe are not very apparent in this brew. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable beer, but the taste seems off the mark.
02-06-2007 21:28:25 | More by gmfessen
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours a nice hazy straw color with a 3 finger white head with good retetntion. Smells mostly of bannanas and some cloves, there is also a bit of wheat present, and some spiciness.Taste is much like the smell. Bannanas up front followed by just a hint of sourness. Clove and spices follow but quickly give way to a lightly tart and cirtusy finish. Good mouthfeel with a nice smooth, medium body and low to moderate carbonation. This is well balanced and mellow brew is immensely drinkable and highly enjoyable.
02-01-2007 02:34:22 | More by mnj21655
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
Ayinger Brau- Weisse Hefe-Weizen pours out a fluffy,
long-lasting head over a cloudy gold brew. Carbonation
is steady, and the nose is yeast and wheat. The flavor is
bisquity with citrus notes. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and
refreshing, and there is a slight citrus aftertaste. If you want
a really good hefe- weizen, this is the one. All the elements
that make it good are there- the flavors are subtle yet distinct.
If you're somebody who likes hops in their beer you might be
disappointed (this style has none)- but it makes for a nice change
of pace if you've been exploring hoppy beers for a while.
01-26-2007 07:19:02 | More by shadow1961
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
This is a very beautiful dirty blonde that was topped off with a very thick head that evened out into a small but well defined head after a minute or two. It has aa little bit of lacing and just smells like a citrus basket; sweet but tart. It has a semi-dull taste to it and has a slight bittery after taste that's very pleasing.
01-14-2007 06:03:07 | More by vickersspitfire
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Hazy golden body highlighted by shooting strands of bubbles rising to the outstandingly sturdy head. Looks like the poster-child for the style.
Yeasty nose with mild lemon, corriander, mild lemon and cloves appearing as well.
Good citrus qualities, although sweet citrus; more orange than the grapfruit/lemon peel of many hightly hopped beers. Yeast shines through and accentuates the wheat itself wonderfully. Tasty!
Really carbonated, almost to the point where it messed with my taste receptors. Still, it wasn't soda-poppy and the slightly chalky feel really allows the flavors to coat your mouth.
Refreshing but it is a bit thick with yeast. Complaints in this area may have more to do with the fact I'm drinking it on a January night in Chicago. If I wait until the hot summer months I many actually want more than two of these.
01-12-2007 04:53:12 | More by malcontent
3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
Appearance- Classic cloudy light bright yellow color. Large creamy beautiful white head. Leaves significant lace.
Smell- Big wheat, yeast, lemon and coriander.
Taste- Typical wiesse components--fruit, lemon and mild yeasty banana. Slight spice. Unfortunately, not one of my favorites. It is a fine beer but there is just nothing special about it. Nothing stands out. The only thing that does stand out is an slightly unusual medicinal and dry bitterness that lingers for this style. It is minor, but unwelcome here. As in most wheat beers this one could use a slice of lemon to bring up its flavors.
Mouthfeel-- Crisp. Light. High carbonation. Clean.
Drinkability-- Great. Always refreshing and light.
Decent representation of style, but lack some of the floral and citrus characteristics of some of the others. I do prefer both Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub and Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb--which both represent I believe the standard in this category. I have been drinking both for 20 years.
01-11-2007 12:25:01 | More by surcorx
3.38/5 rDev -18.8%
A: Icy yellow orange color with a short lived, yet large bubbly white head of foam. No lacing, and a medium low level of carbonation.
S: Lots of banana esters and corn laden malt aromas. Sweet peppery note toward the end. Not bad.
T: Mild yeasty note off the bad, with notes of wheat and grain. The essence of buttery malt is muted by the mildy sweet banana and clove notes.
M: Sharp carbonation, resulting in a effervescent experience for the palate. Very bubbly and light. Goes down very smooth.
D: Quite good. Best during the summer months. Would only be improved by more prononced and stronger flavors.
12-23-2006 04:33:14 | More by Frozensoul327
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
poured into a pint glass.
A: pours a clear yellow. pretty light. huge three finger head.
S: slight smell of lemons. pretty light smell. kind of a belgian spicy yeast kind of thing going on here too, but only faintly.
T: kind of a lighter version of your standard hefe wiezen. The aftertaste of grains is the best part.
M: The carbonation of this beer is really nice, and makes the mouthfeel almost perfect. This beer just feels right. Not too shy, and not too arrogant. Almost made this my first 5 on mouthfeel.
D: Very, very drinkable beer.
12-11-2006 04:04:44 | More by chadspivey
4.45/5 rDev +7%
appearance - a golden haze...like sunlight through a glass of vitamin piss
smell - very light almost non existant; slight fruity, tart smell, tangy but very faint
taste - fruity like most hefe weissens but with an emphasis on lemon. slight malt-like presence. no hoppiness really detectable. mixed really well, it tastes great
mouthfeel - very good, nothing unsettling stands out, zero complaints
drinkability - good enough to destroy you despite its low abv...because you can easily drink so much
12-05-2006 20:34:35 | More by Optimat0r
3.55/5 rDev -14.7%
This beer poured a cloudy straw color with a thick head .it was persistent with very nice lacing. The smell is a sour and cereal like. The taste is sweet with a spicy/floral type aftertaste .also a touch of sourness. The mouthfeel is full bodied but not heavy. There is a slight carbonation bite. Since this isnt a very strong tasting beer, it is pleasing and mild enough to be quite drinkable.
11-19-2006 06:02:57 | More by barefootbrewer
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a large weizen glass.
A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a big foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is heavy with wheat, yeast, lemon & spice.
T: Fruity flavors of banana & lemon come out first and are followed by light flavors of wheat and clove spice. Very refreshing and light. The after-taste blends all of the flavors together.
M: Very smooth & crisp, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, very clean finish.
D: This beer was very tasty, not filling at all and very easy-to-drink. I found myself throwing it down very quickly. Excellent representation of style. I'd love to find it on-tap somewhere nearby.
11-18-2006 21:58:02 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
From the bottle, the beer has much of the same characters found from the tap, just not as fresh, spicy, or floral. The beer pours a, still active, carbonation but less than on draught. A bright canary yellow hue with a silky haze and small yeast particles floating about. Smells the same bubble gum, banannas, cloves, and bread as on tap, but not as crisp, clean, or fresh fruit flavored. Peppery and spicy but with less 'snap'. Feels more mellow and soft from the bottle. Finishes the same with a fruity, wheaty, minty flavor. Both are great, but go for the tap version when available.
11-15-2006 17:02:19 | More by BEERchitect
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Served from a .5l bottle with no freshness date.
A: Pale golden yellow. Thick 2" head, most of it stuck around for the entire glass. Effervescent, tiny bubbles. Beautiful.
S: Spice and fruit, banana.
T: Fruity and citrus. Aftertaste was spicy.
M: Medium body. Fizzy.
D: Medium drinkability.
One of my top 5 favorite hefes.
11-12-2006 02:44:13 | More by AChamberlain
3.9/5 rDev -6.3%
A - 2" rocky head that has good retention at 1". Cloudy straw color with a furious swirl of carbonation. Decent lace.
S - Lots of spicy clove. Wheat.
T - Wheat. Light citrus and mild banana. A big spicy presence in the middle followed by the flavor of wheat grain long into the finish.
M - Firm, medium body. North of a mid-level of carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
D - Good, solid hefeweizen. Right up there with the other fine Bavarian Hefe's but still under Schneider Weiss.
11-10-2006 02:26:43 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.98/5 rDev -4.3%
Had this one many times, just getting around to a review.
The highlights of this one seem to be it's fine spice bouquet, and smoothness. Pours a fizzy orange, nearly opaque at first. A swirl of the yeast, and the final pour renders it a muddier orange. Smell of clove, banana, and fruit gum.
Tastes fizzy at first, then later the spice comes through. A clove mixed with nutty malt and banana. Fairly muted due to the higher than average carbonation.
Again, the fizziness is a detriment, but the yeast adds an essential smoothness. Easy to session, especially on a hot day.
11-03-2006 03:11:47 | More by emerge077
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
I've been tracking this hefe for months and have seen it several times but always settled on something else. Glad to finally notch this one on my belt as I enjoy the style and Ayinger is usually a name you can trust in the field.
A fantastic blast of pure white head erupts from the pour, atop a classic cloudy, pale straw color. Not sure how it could be much more appetizing, at least for the style. Nose is a meld of pleasant smells; yeast, wheat, banana bread, citrus, and sugary bubble gum.
Tasty fresh wheat on the palate wiith a flavorful and sweet finish. Not oversweet but still delicious annd fresh. Mouthfeel is bubbly but still smooth. Perhaps a touch too much carbonation but its a small complaint. Some lacing evident. This is as close to "beer candy" as I can remember drinking. Perhaps for that reason it might not be the most sessionable brew, as I usually like something drier or more bitter for that purpose. That said, this is tasty and refreshing and among the finest weizens I've ever quaffed.
10-02-2006 04:21:34 | More by daliandragon
4.53/5 rDev +8.9%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance - Pours with a huge four finger white creamy head that retains itself quite well. Good lacing is left as the head dissipates and the beer goes down. The color of the brew is a slightly hazy honey/straw.
Smell - Sweet banana bread on the nose. Some bitter/sourness just behind that, and some clovey/peppery spiciness. Some mellow cooked barely and wheat tie it all together. A slight alcohol presense can be detected.
Taste - Pretty much the same as the smell. Sweet bananas up front, with a lingering tart sourness just behind that. Clove and pepper spiciness again in the middle with a citrusy character (lemon rind?). Rich cooked barley and wheat. The finish and aftertaste are dominated by a lingering sweetness and citrus presense, paired nicely with the mellow yet rich wheat and barely.
Mouthfeel - Superbly smooth and medium-bodied. The carbonation is a bit more than I would ideally prefer, but still good. It does add to the beers overall refreshing quality.
Drinkability - Rich, smooth, balanced, and overall mellow, just like a good hefe weizen should be! Quite refreshing to boot.
An excellent hefe weizen. This stuff is right up there with Franziskaner, Schneider Weisse, and Paulaner, in my opinion. If you like this style, a highly recommended brew this one is.
10-01-2006 04:39:25 | More by dblinkhorn
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 500ml bottle without a freshness date into a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow/straw color with couple fingers of head. Smell was awesome with banana overtones. Has a great taste and is one of the better hefes out there. Definitely makes my top 10 hefes but is lacking just a little that would put it top 3 (their dunkel Ur-Weisse is my top dunkel). Had a great mouthfeel and I highly recommend. (4.25,RR,T,Y)
09-11-2006 19:52:14 | More by TexIndy
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
This is one of the tastiest Hefeweizens I have ever tried.
It poured with a tall but thin white head which disappeared relatively quickly. The color was a hazy yellowish-orange with a moderate amount of fine carbonation rising up.
The aroma gave a lot of cloves, banana, wheat, and yeast, but was not all that strong in all.
The flavor was heavy on the banana esters, which I really like. The waitress did a great job of suggesting this beer when I asked for a strong banana flavor. The mouth feel was not too thick, but not thin at all. Hops were barely noticeable, if at all.
The finish was dry, with some lingering banana-clove flavors. This was a very drinkable beer, and despite being very full from my meal, it kept me wanting another sip!
I would definitely try this beer again, and recommend it to others. Just be sure you agitate the yeast when you pour it to release all of those great yeast flavors. Just pour all but the last two inches (or so) into your glass, and roll the bottle between your palms to warm up the last bit, and shake up the yeast. Then just pour that into your glass, and enjoy!
09-11-2006 11:39:45 | More by pkaeding
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours a deep gold color with a frothy head which settles to a thin lacing. Smell is a delicious front of banana,clove and grain.
Taste is predominately malt backed, with the hops barely chiming in. A hearty yeast spiciness is coupled with with a tinge of ripened fruit. The clove spiciness is the story here. Medium body with a moderate-high carbonation level, this brew is well received on the palate. Finishes slightly dry and effervescent, but it is still quenching beckoning another drink. Wonderful texture and a pleasing taste boquet make this a impact session player. Well worth a try.
09-01-2006 22:05:43 | More by sinistermadman
4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours a hazy straw color with a massive 4 fingers offwhite head that completely dissapears & takes a piddling amount of lace with it
S: Huge bubblegum notes & hints of peach
T: Bubblegum & vanilla essence up front. Then lemon zest & pepper follow. Finishes like a piece of juicy fruit gum
MF: Medium body, juicy & slightly under carbonated
Drinks very easy, not a huge hefe fan, but this one is pretty interesting & refreshing on a warm summers eve
08-24-2006 03:29:36 | More by russpowell
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a cloudy yellow, with a fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing. Smell is of spicy fruit, and yeast. Nice but not strong. Body is medium, and carbonated. Taste is clean and refreshing. Fruity start with a bit of yeast in the finish. Good stuff.
08-24-2006 00:09:03 | More by riversider76
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
I carefully managed to pour the entire 50 cL bottle into my Weihenstephan Weizen glass, and the head was magnificent. Beer color is a vethick and hazy lemon color, translucent. The quick-rising bubbles passing through are numberous and quite large.
Smells strongly of bananas, cloves, a little pepper, yeast, and a biscuity wheat twang.
Taste is mild, with a bit of wheat twang, and a light biscuit flavor. Not too complex, but nice.
Medium in the mouth, but very bubbly and refreshing.
A good summer drinker, but I wish for more. Nice burps!
08-21-2006 14:40:53 | More by mjc410
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
From notes of 08/20/2006 visit to the Map Room, Chicago IL.
Served in an Ayinger weizen glass it was a hazed golden orange color. The head is an off-white fine foam, which fell to a cap. The lace was thick and sticky.
The smell was very banana bread-like. Bananas, yeast, and wheaty grains with a hint of lemony citrus.
The taste was mild tart citrus, big yeasty bread, and banana oil.
Medium bodied. Moderately active carbonation. Crisp, clean mouthfeel.
Refreshing, as is normal for the style. Ive always enjoyed this one from the bottle, but on-tap was a real treat.
08-21-2006 13:54:38 | More by EvilKeith
3.33/5 rDev -20%
Cloudy, dull gold with a fluffy, bright white head. Some lacing and decent retention, though the foam is mostly supported by the high carbonation. Cloves hit first in the aroma, followed by fruity lemon/banana and just a bit of bready yeast. There's also a hint of band-aid as well. There's a lot of phenolic character in the flavour too, with some clove spiciness up front. More bitterness than expected. The rest of the flavour seems a bit washed out, but there are notes of sweetness and fruit in there. High carbonation with a medium/light body that falls away quickly and becomes a bit thin. Not bad, but nothing special. Did I get a bad bottle or something? I'll have to grab another to find out.
08-20-2006 00:24:31 | More by DrJay
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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