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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
93
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1,684 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,684
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 100
Gots: 92 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of Phatz
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

This is an exceptionally drinkable refreshing Hefe-Weizen. It is very standard in flavor smell and feel but it is all well built and approachable, balanced and quaffable. Come in from working in the sun chug a glass of water and sip of a refreshing Ayinger Bräu Weisse.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy lemon gold color with a majestic head that filled my large Weizen glass.

Smell: Sweet yeasty aroma of wheat lemon orange cloves and other zippy elements.

Taste & mouthfeel: Though the taste is not "imperial - this" or "extra - that" it is magnificently easy and friendly. The smooth mouthfeel coupled with the spicy cloves and zesty yeast with a plethora of citrus character make the wheat and fruity malt base interesting and quite tasty. The finish is crisp and clean.

Drinkability: Want the definition of Hefe-Weizen? If your not looking at Weihenstephaner then Ayinger Bräu Weisse is an acceptable choice. It may be a bit average for a Hefe Weizen but it is better than most of what I find from the local folks; and boy does it hit the spot in all this heat.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Aug 15, 2006
Photo of wolffman17
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

From a 500ml bottle, this hefe pours the typical clouded golden-yellow. A nice white, rocky head forms and subsides somewhat slowly. Looks refreshing.
It has a sweet, fresh citric aroma. There's a little bit of bubblegum and clove.
Tastes sweet and tart with more citrus that the aroma hinted at, but there's not one characteristic that overpowers the others. Very well-rounded.
Feels very smooth, and there's just enough pizzazz to remind you that this is a great beer.
High drinkability; this tastes and feels good from beginning to end.

I welcomed this hefe with open arms as the August heat hit pushed today's temperature to 108 degrees. Very refreshing.

wolffman17, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of brushpig
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Found a bottle a Sam wines in Chicago served in a proper Ayinger weiss glass.

Cloudy golden yellow hue with a great foamy white 2" head that lingered for a while.

Clean lemony wheat, yeasty aroma.

Nice flavors, with lemon wheat, bananas, grassy hops with a nice finish that is very refreshing. Crisp carbination creates a nice mouth feel.

Drinkable and very refreshing summer beverage.

brushpig, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of Phocion
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Good retention and lots of bubbles.

Smells of wheat and lemon. Somewhat yeasty as well and a hint of clove.

Tastes mostly of wheat and yeast. Citrus and spice undertones.

Very clean and refreshing. Average Hefeweizen, but next time I need an Ayinger to beat the heat, I think I'll stick with the Dunkel.

Phocion, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of Celt44
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

Eyes are average for a wheat - not bad - nothing special
Aroma is everthing a hefe weizen should be. You can almost taste it before it hits your lips - coriander jumps forth.
Taste is superior. Coriander and ginger come to mind first as flavor bursts forth. Bananas and clove predictably present but not too much.
Mouthfeel is above average and very smooth - carbonation is not overbearing.
Overall a superior hefeweizen. Thank you again Germany.
This one was a big suprise. I ordered it in a bottle at my favorite pub in town that serves mostly craft on tap. They were low on IPAs so I gave this one a try. I don't regret it even though it was a bit on the expensive side. Great summer session brew if you can pony up the big bucks.

Celt44, Jul 30, 2006
Photo of Winter
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a golden orange in color with a thick white head. Aroma of wheat malt, bananas and clove, with a hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with pleasant carbonation. Banana with a sweet malt presence starts things off. Mildly spicey yeast, almost like a white pepper arrives midway. Wheat malt flavor hits toward the back. The finish is slightly dry, especially as the beer warms. Flavor profile is more fruity with cloves than lemony or acidic.

With so many weiss beers out there, this is a classic, but doesn't do much to set itself apart from the rest. It's stil a good weiss beer, don't get me wrong, and very enjoyable.

Winter, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.2/5  rDev +1%

I'm pretty sure I've reviewed this before, but just be sure, this wheat's standout characterisitcs are monster head, amazing wheat zip, and a nice, moderate phenolic taste that make it the one to go with for fish. Can't go wrong with this one....

JudgeRoughneck, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of hopsaplenty
2.68/5  rDev -35.6%

500ml brown bottle, no date information.

Clouded glazed lemon peel. Towering, pillowy bone white head of small and medium sized bubbles that settles slowly to a rocky head leaving no lacing. No carbonation streams are visible. Muted cloves with just a scant hint of bananas and gum, the smell is relatively restrained. Light lemon leads the way paired with some wheat grain notes and just a touch of cloves, There is an almost citrus freshness about the finish that mingles with a stale, old clove note, but neither lingers long. Incredibly non-distinct and the lemon is a bit too strong. Light-medium body with a flat, watery mouthfeel that seemed a bit like dishwater. The lack of carbonation was problematic. This was not overly enjoyable or refreshing and perhaps it was a bad or old bottle, but lacking date information, it is difficult to determine.

hopsaplenty, Jul 27, 2006
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

The beer pours a clean straw color with a pancake head that quickly goes away.

The nose has typical cloves and bananas as well as a bready finish. Also a clean grassy smell/

Taste is very well integrated flavors of banana, sweet grass, hops, and maybe some hazlenut on the finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is nice and creamy while not losing crispness- perhaps a tad too much carbonation.

Eminently drinkable, a great summer beer.

Georgiabeer, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of FranklinPCombs
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: Pale lemon, with gold highlights. As expected, tons of thick white foamy head, leaving no lacing at all. Loads of carbonation pouring up the sides

Smell: A very pungent yet balanced smell. Lemon and banana is balanced by a kind of salty malt and yeast mixture. A good blend of sweet and savory.

Taste: Doesn't quite match the nose for complexity or layers. Merely a thinned down version of the smell, that comes at you all at once, and mellows to nothing in the way of aftertaste. However, it remains a very enjoyable taste.

Mouthfeel: Again, it's a bit thin for my taste, but I the carbonation makes for a very refreshing experience.

Drinkability: Great summer beer (as a style I would say), goes down smooth, won't send you packing after only a beer or two

FranklinPCombs, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of akorsak
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

This is a 500 mL bottle of Ayinger's Brau Weisse served in a Widmer Bros. weizen glass.

Appearance: The ale has an off-yellow color with a small ring of ehite head. The beer is hazy.

Smell: The ale has a cereal grain aroma that, at times, allows a phenolic ester to emerge that is all banana and clove.

Taste: The ale tastes as good as it smells. The phenols are sweet and the wheat gives the beer a slightly tart, dry flavor. The combination is very well done.

Mouthfeel: The wheat and esters are great together.

Drinkability: This is quite drinkable and a real rival to Weihenstephaner.

akorsak, Jul 24, 2006
Photo of Bierman9
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

I was a bit surprised that I had never reviewed this bier, but anyhow... here goes....
Enjoyed from a 0.5L bottle....

Pours out into my Weissbier glass quite actively, the head really coming to life. Color is a bit darker than straw, yet not in the golden range; more of a pale yellow, with a smidge of haze within (even without the yeasty sediment, which I added at the end of quaffing. Keeps ya regular!!). There's a small cyclone of carbonation swirling within, and the stark-white head, almost gargantuan at the outset, steadied at about 2" before slowly receding to a more manageable 1/2". Lacing was decent, at best. Aroma threw off crispy, wheaty notes along with some banana and light clove. I found the body quite solid, medium all the way, and the mouthfeel was remarkably smooth for a Hefe. Had very little prickliness or bite to it.

Flavor was crisp and refreshing. A touch of malty sweetness along with the wheaty aspect, plus a superb banana quality and a touch of bubblegum (that you, Aunt Esther?). Clove was present yet restrained. Finish was dry to this extremely quaffable offering from Aying. It really hit the spot on a day where the temps hit about 95F...

Prosit!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

921

Bierman9, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of Damian
3.08/5  rDev -26%

Poured a golden yellow with a thick foamy head. Body was unusually translucent for a hefe weizen.

Aromas of hops, banana and clove dominated.

Flavors were generally weak overall. Some hops and lemon were noticeable.

Body was rather thin and quite over carbonated. (The carbonation seemed to sting my mouth).

Overall, a disappointment.

Damian, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%

Ayinger- Brau Weisse

$3.10 for a 500ml bottle.

Appearance- orange yellow with heavy carbonation and a thick white head. No lacing.
Smell- Strong clove and spice.
Taste- Strong spicy clove wheat flavor. Smooth and well balanced flavor.
Mouthfeel- Smooth up front but heavy carbonation makes the beer tingly.

Overall- A nice flavorful beer that, despite the heavy carbonation, is definitely a top 10 in the Hefe catagory.

NJpadreFan, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of andjusticeforale
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Right from the start this had everything going for it, a good looking bottle, a decent price for a four pack @$7.00;

Chilled down it poured nicely into the wheat beer glass, reserved las 3/4 of an inch, capped the bor a truly wonderful shade of yellow; foggy, unfiltered with the head about 1 and ½ inch, looking like a nice meringue sitting on top of a lemon pie.

The smell was full and fresh, tangy wheat and nutty yeast.

The taste was just as interesting. This was really a great find as Hefe Weizen’s go. Great tang adn body to hold the flavor, extremely smooth, creamy and perfectly carbonated. A nice crisp finish and pleasant aftertaste. This ranks very high on my list, and beats out some of the more classic benchmarks IMHO.

andjusticeforale, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of ztprez
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a hazy tan with mild head. Nice lemony biscuit aroma. The taste is great with a hint of yeast, lots of citrus, and nice subtle sweetness. The carbonation is just enough to give the nice cleansing mouthfeel. Overall this is a great wheat beer, one I would highly recommend.

ztprez, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of HurricaneMo
3.95/5  rDev -5%

Definitely a good summertime beer. This beer poured very cloudy with a gigantic head. Sadly there was not a lot of lacing as the evening progressed. Smell was very subtle with yeast and hints of lemon. Very dry taste with just the right undertones of hops. Near perfect carbonation and a great start to the weekend.

HurricaneMo, Jul 08, 2006
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a three finger white pillowy head. There was very good retention and decent lacing.

The smell was dominated by a yeasty wheaty aroma with hints of banana and clove. There was a slight lemon element as well.

The taste was also dominated by the yeasty character. A solid wheaty backbone supported the mild spiciness.

The mouthfeel was clean and refreshing, with an excellent chewy wheat sensation.

A very nice authentic hefe.

plaid75, Jul 03, 2006
Photo of merlin48
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%

Pours a hazy pale yellow body into a .5 liter weizen glass, topped by a four finger vanilla head. Lots of carbonation is apparent through the haze. Good head retention and modrate lacing.

Aroma boasts some toasty wheat, clove, black pepper, lemon and banana peel.

Mouthfeel is light medium with a spiffy carbonation.

Taste is peppery cracked wheat, accented by lemon, banana pulp, and clove. Very refreshing.

As good a German weizen as I've had. Very nice!

merlin48, Jul 01, 2006
Photo of rdailey76
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

I picked this up in their standard bottle size. I think it is somewhere around 16 oz. I sampled it with a couple other wheats and enjoyed this one the best.

Appearance: Poured a pale gold/straw with a fingers width white, fluffy head.

Smell: Subdues sweetness from the esters. It seemed very balanced between the spiciness and the sweet qualities.

Taste: Very balanced. Definitely could pick out the estery qualities, but it wasn't a full frontal assault. Very nice and smooth aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing.

Drinkability: Quenching. Not over the top with the sweetness and it leaves a nice desire for another or two if you so desire.

rdailey76, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of EPICAC
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

I purchased this tonight at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with a few other bottles. I chilled this in the fridge and served it in my UFO Weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden with a thick creamy white head that collapses to a thin quarter-inch layer.

Smell: Very yeasty with notes of bubble-gum, banana, clove and citrus. There are also grainy and spicy aromas.

Taste: Sweet upfront, with spicy cloves in the center and a citric and grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation with a crisp finish.

Drinkability: Very refreshing, especially given the current weather.

Overall: This is a good beer, but not my favorite Hefe.

EPICAC, Jun 28, 2006
Photo of Fuller
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

A- pours a hazy pale yellow with a white foamy head which leaves some lacing as it disappears.

S- citrusy lemon is the first smell noticed followed by some banana and clove.

T- excellent. Tastes like it smells. Lemon with some banana and clove. Clean finish.

M- good amount of carbonation. Smooth and light bodied but not watery.

Overall - Hefes are my favorite and this beer is just one more reason why. A perfect summer time brew.

Fuller, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of Matthew
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a bright golden cloudy yellow with a very nice fluffy clean white head. Great retention.
Big notes of banana, clove, some citrus and a big sweet almost creamy quality in the nose.
What a delicuosly crisp beer. The taste is much like the smell, light banana, some lemon, hints of spice in the aftertaste. So incredibley smooth and tastey.
Great drinkability. A near perfect beer for a hot summer day. Easy to drink, delicious, and a text book example of a great german hefewiezen.

Matthew, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of ultralarry2006
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a giant head with pretty good retention, receding to surface skim eventually, no lacing. Body was a cloudy pale yellow.

Smell - esters, fruits, bananas mostly. Hint of cloves, hint of wheat creaminess.

Taste - same as the nose, mostly bananas, washed with subtle clove, and creamy wheat.

Mouthfeel - moderately full, a little chewy, somewhat creamy.

Drinkability - this is good, goes down well, and is very sessionable.

ultralarry2006, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of kosmoraios
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Reviewing for style here, as much as possible.

Pours a hazy yellow with a 1-finger white head that sticks around for several minutes and laces moderately. Sediment can be seen in the glass along with myriad bubbles.

Aroma is of wheat, banana and citrus fruit. Very lemony. Yeast is evident in the nose.

Taste is creamy, wheat and lots of lemon. Smooth and creamy, but not too much so. I swirled pretty fiercely and poured the yeast, so I'm also getting a little nutty yeastyness.

Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, refreshing and smooth. Leaves citrus on the palate. Extremely drinkable ale, a good summer beer for a hot day.

kosmoraios, Jun 16, 2006
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,684 ratings.