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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 856
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 118
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 magictrokini
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible hefe. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a puffy white head. Aroma of bananas and wheat. Very smooth and strong taste. Wheat, yeast, bananas, lemon, and citrus all mixed and balanced throughout. Not overly sweet or too wheaty; perfect balance. Highly recommended.

Photo of nick76
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma is a model of what a German Hefe should be. It has bananas, spice, incense, sour fruit, and wheat. The appearance is a hazy gold with a large head. The flavor is malty and fruity with an emphasis on bananas and citrus. There are also robust bitter and sour elements as well. The palate is typical of the style. The aftertaste is bread like and a little sweet but fairly dry for a Hefe.

Photo of hopdog
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one on tap.

Poured a darker and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of stronger cloves, bananas and citrus. Tastes of wheat, bananas, lemons and lighter spices. A very drinkable Hefe that I could see drinking on a regular basis.

Notes from 6/21/05

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/26/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a very pale cloudy yellow body, big foamy white head, lasting. Fresh hay aroma, malts, some light fruit, like grapefruit. Light taste, watery, light malty aftertaste. Spicy, lemony taste, similar to the aroma. A little weakish & thin, but nice taste.

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

I poured this one from a 500ml brown bottle into a tall hefe glass.

A= This beer poured an appropriately cloudy pale gold color with a towering foamy 2" head. The head retention was great and it took it a long time to drop to a thin skim. Lots of sticky lace down the glass.

S= Though not quite as great as the draft example of this beer, I was thrilled by the complexity of aromas in this one. Soft citrus (lemon and orange) mixed with banana, clove, and a slight spiciness present.

T= The yeast rules the roost in this one (as it should). Upfront flavors of lemon, lime, faint apple, and tart orange set the stage for a decent bready malt blast midway through. That very slight spicy note found in the aroma was dancing around in there too. Finish was moderately dry and a but tangy, making me forever crave the next sip.

MF= Medium bodied, though felt somewhat lighter from the hugely active carbonation release. Slick on the tongue.

D= Better on tap, yet still very much outstanding in the bottle. Very true to the style yet it was not just a vehicle for the same old banana and clove flavors. Lots of complexity in a damn drinkable beer!

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

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a soft thick head with good retention. Typical for a hefeweizen? Sure, but still amazing

Aroma: Yeast and banana, as well as lemon, cloves, and citrus. The yeast and banana were most prominent to me. Spices as well, such as coriander

Taste: Banana, yeast, wheat are the most. The spices and citrus are minimal. The banana isn't overly aggressive but it does leave a distinct aftertaste that lingers

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is pretty good, crisp and light to medium bodied. Pretty similar to the style.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Refreshing, and tastes good. One of the better hefe's I've had.

Photo of nem2006
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a yellow hazy color with a meringue consistency for a head. Even though the beer was very hazy, the carbonation was so much that you could still see it in the glass.

The smell was complex and intense. Apples, lemons, a little hint of champagne.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the carbonation is felt on the tongue. It is an intense citrus, fruity start with a slight balancing hoppy finish.

A very good beer. I could drink it most anytime.

Photo of Alexmc2
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Beer poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a billowing head. Lots of carbonation present. Smell is of fruit, bananas, some sweet yeast character. The front of this beer is very sweet, typical of the german wiezen. The middle of it balances out a bit, leaves a great taste on the tongue. It doesn't finish as cleanly as I'd like, if I were to drink more than one I just might "fruit" the beer with a lemon to balance the sweetness. Great example of its style. If you like german hefeweizens, its a solid choice.

Photo of midnite2sixman
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color in the glass with a frothy head at first that goes away.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange and lemon hit your nose right away with a wheat aftersmell.

Taste: Tastes like sunshine. Excellent wheat beer that tastes quite like it smells.

Mouthfeel: Tangy with a easy aftertaste.

Drinkability: If it is over 70 degrees outside I could drink this all day long. A good weiss is my vice.

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

European style 500 mL bottle poured into an Ayinger lager style glass. Freshness not apparent on the bottle. Big pillowy white head that remains a constant fixture on top. Opaque golden color with lively bubbles rising to the top. Sweet banana aromas coming off the top with hints of clove and pepper - some lemon as it warms. Peppery spice to start off, moving into banana, then bubble gum with a banana bread malty finish. Full presence in the mouth with a sharp carbonic bite - not smooth. The flavors in this beer are very pleasing, but the carbonic bite takes away from the drinkability for me. Maybe a more vigorous pour would have taken the sharpness off and made it a bit more smooth. For a less favorite style of mine, this beer showed itself off pretty well. Very authentic full flavors that held their own during the time of harvests, pumpkins, and O'fests.

Photo of sethmeister
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy pale straw gold with a creamy bright white head.

Scent is spice (clove, coriander, black pepper), banana, lemon, citrus and a hint of yeast.

Taste is fruity and sweet at first - banana and citrus - after which the spices kick in, then wheat and yeast flavors and finally mild tartness become noticeable.

Mouth is nicely prickly up front, then smooth and creamy.

Drinkability is exceptional.

One of my favorite hefeweizens.

Photo of Cmack15
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First observation upon poring this beer is the tall foamy head. The aroma was a pleasant citrusy/yeast smell. The flavor is a nice smooth balance of flavors and very drinkable. No overpowering notes just a really well made hefeweizen. The beer has a nice cloudy golden hue that reminds of sunsets. Great beer for the summer and warm days of autumn.

Photo of philbe311
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale hazy gold... Big fluffy white head off of a gentle pour (quickly fades)... Still... Slight lacing throughout the session...

S - Lemon grass... Bananas... Wheat... Slight hint of faint malts... Rosemary...

T - Banana... Rosemary... Zest of a lemon... Hints of garlic...

M - Gentle... Light... Crisp... Refreshing... Smooth... Little or no aftertaste... Minimal complexity...

D - Easy drinking and enjoyable, but lack in terms of complexity... A good session beer at 5.1% ABV...

Photo of ryrust5301
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - You really couldn't ask for a more picture perfect pour. Lite golden in color with a haze to it. Head is an ultra soft pillow looking white. Almost looks like a layer of marshmellow. Lacing leaves a thick mat of white all the way down the side of the glass. Carbonation bubbles shoot up from the bottom, almost like champagne.

Smell - Soft banana and citrus with a very delicate creaminess. Clove also helps to give it a more defining smell.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Just like the smell. A thick creamy banana mixed with clove, spice and yeast. You can barely taste the wheat, but you know it's there. The mouthfeel is light and smooth.

Drinkability - This bad boy taste like banana cream! Easy to drink and refreshing as a change of pace from all the ipa's i've been pounding. German brewing at it's finest.

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

Pours a typical cloudy yellow/orange with a fizzy stark white head that recedes quickly. Nose is all banana yeast. Taste follows with good banana flavor, a bit of clove, nice typical german hef yeast. Some light bread. Mouthfeel is typical for your average quality german hef. maybe slightly undercarbonated, just slightly. Drinkability is excellent, as this one is more slammable than most, but there are a select few that are better. I wont name any names, but it starts with a W and ends with an eihenstephaner. But, despite this, the drinkability is still excellent in this classic example of what a german hef should taste like. Good beer, recommended for the hef fan.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy hazy yellow, with a full, rocky, slightly fizzy head with good head retention.

S: Strong, striking nose of bread pudding, sugar, banana and bubblegum.

T: Get a lot of bubblegum esters and puff pastry upfront. Banana comes into play later with a clovey finish, one of the more complex hefes I've had so far.

M: Too much carbonation at times even for style, but relatively easy to drink, light-bodied and refreshing which I liked.

D: This is a really good hefeweizen, one of my all-time favourites, check this beer out.

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

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.

Photo of nrbw23
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of changeup45
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of pinotboy007
3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mwa423
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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.

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

Photo of Haybeerman
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of maddogruss
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.