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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 112
Gots: 145 | 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 Stagi
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.
A very cloudy yellow with a good head.
Smells great, much like the taste. Refreshing.
Taste has a banana, BUBBLEGUM taste- very distinctive. Great finish, leaves you wanting more.
Feels nice in the mouth, keeping you coming for more of the bubblegum taste
I could very well find myself drinking more than the two I had bought.

I would recommend a try, toward the top-middle of the list.

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

Poured a cloudy light gold color with a generous frothy head. Excellent lacing remained in my glass.

A light refreshing scent of citrus, bubblegum and even perhaps a hint of banana.

Taste was very similar to the smell, with a dry bite to it. Again, very refreshing.

Smooth going down with a bite at the finish. Plenty of carbonation to keep things lively.

This was a very drinkable beer. I can't wait to pick up some more and offer it to friends. If you like this style of beer even a little, you owe it to yourself to give this a try.

Photo of ablaze
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold, slightly hazy, bubbly, with a nice pure white head and thick lacing.

Light lemon scent, wheat, and bubblegum.

Sourness followed by sweet lemons, lots of bubblegum, and wheat. Medium body, spicy carbonation, with a smooth, clean finish.

Delectable hefeweizen that is soft and inoffensive. Can't go wrong.

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

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a nice white lacing head

Smell: Light , slightly spicy, with a trace of yeast

Taste: Dry, some clove. One of the milder Hefeweizens.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation

Drinkability: Very

I was expecting a more traditional Hefeweizen, but this was a great suprise. Very drinkable. I will be buying more of this. I am impressed with the Ayinger beers.

Photo of Jmamay22
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing says German beer like Ayinger. This Hefe pours a cloudy hazy dark yellow. The head is huge as expected, but fairly thick and full of staying power. No lacing, unfortunately.

Smells of spices like clove mixed with banana and of course wheat. There is a little more spice than in your typical Hefe.

Tastes just like it smells with the banana being slightly less pronounced and the wheat and spices picking up in its place.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium and the carbonation with the wheat provides an enjoyable smoothness. It’s a hefe so of course its drinkable, but the heavier hand on the spices may make it less drinkable for some.

A great beer to act as an introduction to Hefes and German beer.

Photo of Trueant1
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half glass full white head. The beer is lemonaid color and very cloudy. ( what I expect from a wheat beer).

Smells of spice and bannana candy. Some dank smell too.

Interesting taste of banana flavoring. Sour and a bit bitter.

Mouthfeel is watery thin. THe bannana like flavor and carbonation coat the whole mouth nicely.

This is an above average, creative, one of a kind brew. Tastes a little wattery for me, but the flavor is intense. Not my style, but I know it is almost exceptional for it's kind.
Glad I tried it.

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Brau Weisse pours a cloudy lemon yellow color with an enormous white head from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is mostly clove, maybe a touch of banana. The flavor starts out with a bit of lemon/citrus flavor, a bit of bubblegum appears, definitely some clove, fading into a banana and wheat flavor. Very tasty, recommended.

Photo of Sleestak
3.46/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tonight I'll be enjoying a few Ayinger beers. I always love getting some good German brews this time of year and celebrating the Oktoberfest season. First thing I notice upon pour in my Paulaner weizen glass is an absolutely massive head. Like a dollop of ice cream on top. Fantastic! A dark golden color. Smells like a typical German hefeweizen, banannas etc. Taste is similar yet very mild. Hmm, maybe the mildest German hefeweizen I remember having, though still quite tasty. I wish I had another. A definate try if you like this style.

Photo of albern
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as hefe-weizens go, this one is just first rate, if you like the style. The beer pours a nice deep yellow with an orange tinge with some head, lots of cloudiness, and a slight carbonation that lightly clings to the sides of the glass as the beer warms. The smell is brilliant. There is banana, cloves, citrus, orange, and yeasty sweetness in there and it is very, very enticing. The taste parallels the smell and won't disappoint. You'll experience a sweet, spritzy, banana-ish beer with just lots of dash all the way through, and the citrus tang is very very good. There is little if any after taste, only a slightly pepperish accent in the middle, and a mouthfeel that is light and airy. This is a thoroughly enjoyable, refreshing, summery beer, that hits all the right notes. The carbonation is moderate as well. There are so many pitfalls in the hefe weizen class of beers of which so many other brewhouses are subject. Thankfully and commendably, Ayinger's hefe is not prone to any of them. This offering is just entirely representative of the style and a must if you are seeking out an excellent hefe weizen. L'Chaim.

Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A murky golden yellow with a finger head and a few spots of sediment at the bottom.
S: Musty and earthy.
T&M: Starts with a clove upfront and continues to last through the duration of the brew.
D: Would be very refreshing after a long day of labor.

Photo of sammy44
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to my friend Mike for picking this up for me.

From a 500ml bottle.

Poured a yellow straw cloudy with a big white head. Smell was a little subdued with aroma of cloves and grass, no Hefe banana smell. Taste was solid and light, great thirst quencher.

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

Pours out a really nice hazy straw yellow with two fingers of white suds. Not a lot of lacing.
Smell is clove and banana and yeast that burns the nose.
Taste is sweet clove and caramel malt with a slight straw flavor.
Mouthfeel is very clean but some oily banana residue is retained in the mouth after the brew passes down the throat.
Very high drinkability here. Would love a keg of this.

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

On tap at Redbones
Poured into a hefeweizen glass a cloudy hazy yellow with a moderate white head. The aroma is yeast and clove with maybe a bit of citrus. Flavor is also yeasty again with some fruit. Very crisp, dry and drinkable. I enjoyed this beer.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from BevMo at $2.79 for a half-liter, on to the beer:

Can this German hefeweizen keep up with the lofty standards set by its counterparts? Yes it can! In fact, I'd say a little better. The difference in this one is the flavors are a little better balanced. 500 mL just isn't enough for a hot day like this! Watch out when you pour it into a glass though, its very foamy. At its price tag, it's up to you whether or not to splurge a few more quarters for this over Paulaner, Hofbrau, or Franziskaner.

Photo of Brad007
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark yellow color with a nice, fluffy head. Aroma is one of clove with some banana underneath it. Smells delicious. Taste is very smooth upfront with clove and banana and towards the back of the throat, it mellows to more of a clove finish. Definitely true to style and not intimidating or anything negative. Definitely a refreshing summer beer that doesn't disappoint.

Photo of HotterThanHell
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice Bavarian Hefe Weisse although not in the top 3 or 4 from the region.

A very light straw color as I pour it with a white bubbly head the dissipates at a decent pace. The carbonation give the beer a nice look with the bubbles rising to the top. Also a non filtered beer so there is some cloudiness which always perks my interest.

The smell was of light cloves and other spices with a very faint banana scent somewhere in the back. Nice, but a bit on the light side.

The taste also had some clove with the usual wheat, bread, yeast tones that makes this very drinkable but a tad light on the overall flavor for this style.

I think you would enjoy this beer on a warm day with some pretzels and a nice BBQ going on in the backyard. Pick it up if you see it, you won't be dissapointed.


Photo of bigone4
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tall 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle. Fluffy white two finger head that dissipated rather quickly leaving minimal retention. There was a slight lace cascading along the sides of the glass. Straw colored hazy pale yellow in color. When back lit it seemed to be an almost hazy white color. Nice coloration very traditional to the style. No freshness date to be found on this bottle though. Smell is of fruit with of subtle hints of lemon and clove. There were very mild tones of banana in the back ground. Sharp dough like sourness with nice hints of yeast mixed through out the nose. Some spice notes also came to mind. Good carbonation creating lots of tiny bubbles floating to the top of the glass. The taste was smooth and refreshing. Nice yeast flavor with a mild sweetness from the wheat. Slight sour notes with a tone of fruit and hint of lemon played on my tongue. This offering seemed a bit toned down in flavor making it quite light and airy in the mouth. It is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Many strong characteristics of this style of beer are found throughout this great offering. Certainly lives up to the traditional German Hefeweizen. I will certainly drink this one again hopefully soon during this summer. Goes hand and hand with any back yard BBQ!

Photo of Durge
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Although I should preface this by saying the Hefe Weizens are not my highest priority in the beer hierarchy but the milder ones I can enjoy. This was a little heavier than I would like but is probably an excellent brew for those really tuned into this style. It is a light cloudy yellow brew with a thin but sturdy head full of fine white bubbles. The musty smell is kind of a turn off although it includes a sharp yeast overtone. The flavor is a lemony-wheat feature with a sort of woodsy hint to it. Kind of earthy in a sunshiney sort of way. Refreshing and full bodied with a somewhat acidic finish. Definitely an enjoyable brew but probably not something I would want to drink more than one or two of. I was fortunate to find this on tap in Connecticut.

Photo of jayfarley3
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a 11.2oz bottle poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissapates fairly quickly.

smells of cloves, sweet bananas and slightly citrusy.

tastes like it smells, has a spicy clove and banana flavor.

mouthfeel is light-bodied with pretty good carbonation, goes down smooth.

not a bad beer, but this is definitley not my style, i probaly wont buy this one again.

Photo of pojo41
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a beautiful cloudy lemon color with nice white, fluffy head. Wonderful aroma of banana. Intense flavor of banana and citrus.I absolutely love good hefeweizens and this is probably my favorite. Although there are many good ones, I think this is a great one.

Photo of Tomas77
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger puts out a good beer. Especially the hefe's. This one pours a light cloudy pale yellow. Foam builds nicely on top. Good carbonation that tingles a bit on the tongue.

Low hop aroma of a spicy,peppery nature. Banana. Yes. Lemon zest. Yes.

Taste is the same. Spicy and peppery from the hops. Some banana with more lemon citrus notes coming through in the flavor.

Light body with a dry finish.

Very thist quenching. Very refreshing.

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

Tried this at a local German festival, and decided to get a bottle of it. I reviewed the bottled version, not the tapped.

Big 500ml?? bottle, poured nicely into a Pils glass.

Appearence: As expected, a hazy cloudy golden color.

Smell: Citrus, yeasty, reminds me of fruit, alcohol tones as well.

Taste: Like Hefe should! Crisp,very light beer. Fruity esters, a little on the yeasty side. I agree with other reviewers that it is well balanced, a great summer time beer. Refreshing!

Mouthfeel: Light beer, medium alcohol, very carbonated, tingles.

Drinkability: Great for the summer season, but I would drink this year-round. Light once you drink it, very refreshing, you can have a bunch without "feeling it."

Great example of a Hefe! If I wanted to show a friend what a Hefe Weizen tasted like, I would give them this! Prost!

Photo of eb003
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my second whirl through the world of Ayinger. I tried another brew of theirs a few months ago...it was also good.

I really enjoyed this brew. It pours cloudy... like most hefes. There is a decent amount of head and lacing on the glass. The smell is sweet and fruity...with a hint of citrus. The taste is very clean and light...also like most hefes. The mouthfeel is good. It's not quiet as "smooth" as other beers of this kind...a lot are "silky" while this one has a little more carbonation, (but still smooth).

I rate this high on drinkability because it's very enjoyable, not very filling...and I could drink it all night long. I say "Bottoms Up!"

Photo of Lothore
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a cloudy golden hue with a somewhat frothy white head that dissipates quickly leaving little to no lacing.

S- Sweet smell of banana and darker fruits hits the nose. Quite a potent smell.

T- Start off with a strong malty taste and finishes very clean leaving a banana taste.

M- Very crisp and refreshing. Slight reminants stick around for a while.

D- Very drinkable. Excellent on a warm summer day.

Photo of Maerzen
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer vigorously into a flute. Very tall head that dropped slowly but did not disappear. Light straw color with noticeable carbonation. The smell was average with nothing coming to the forefront. Some hint of fruit. The taste hinted banana with a touch of pear. Nice crispness on the front of the palatte that smoothed into creaminess on the back. Very nice beer but was expecting more.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.