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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
93
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1,776 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,776
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
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 cichief
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had out of a bottle poured into a weizen style glass.

A- Very cloudy, a brownish-gold, with a thick snow-white head.

S- Very strong scent of banana with a hint of clove.

T- Very refreshing a good banana clove mix, sweet, but not overly so.

M- Very carbonated, medium body.

D- A great example of the style, very refreshing on a warm day.

cichief, May 03, 2007
Photo of mithrascruor
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into an oversized weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale golden-pear color with noticable bubbles. Quite hazy. Thick white head is quite airy, yet takes a while to dissipate.

Smell: Light, mild aroma of bananas and cloves.

Taste: The spicyness is the first thing to be noticed -- cloves, etc. It seems to take up most of the taste. But there are also some bananas, wheat, and some yeast as well. Just doesn't seem particularly well balanced or well-defined (i.e. it's just a generic presence of spices).

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and smooth, but way too much carbonation -- it's distracting.

Drinkability: Aside from the carbonation, easy to drink.

It's an ok hefe weizen, but hardly one to write home about. Affordable, and certainly worth a shot if you like to try German beers, but probably not one I'll come back to.

mithrascruor, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of jmalex
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite hefeweizens. If I drink enough of these, the weather has to warm up, right?

APPEARANCE: Pours a pale gold with a stiff white cap. Bubbles cascade up the glass and replenish the falling head. One unexpected quality: it's not quite completely hazy. Fairly transparent actually, despite giving the last bit a good swirl in the bottle.

SMELL: Bready and spicy. Banana and bubblegum lurk in the background. Everything pretty much in style and nothing out of the ordinary. Nice.

TASTE: Much more banana in the taste. Clove accentuates it well. The spicy wheat is supported by the slightest bit of yeast. This tastes great.

MOUTHFEEL: Really smooth and a perfect slightly sharp carbonation. There's not much to it, but I can't imagine it being any better and I wouldn't change anything.

DRINKABILITY: Is there any doubt? What could be better? Maybe it's inherent in the style, but I don't care. Nothing is more drinkable than a well-crafted hefeweizen, and this definitely qualifies.

I knew this beer was excellent, but didn't expect it to score quite as high as it did. Ayinger is right up there with Weihenstephaner when it comes to hefeweizens, and I've got both in my fridge.

jmalex, Apr 16, 2007
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good wheat beer, very satisfying with supper. Cloves in aroma, orange in taste as well as lemon. Good mouthfeel though not the most outstanding I have had for a hefe, banana mouthfeel with little of the latter's taste. Nicely malted, also corriander and yeastiness.

Sammy, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of jettjon
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass, a dusky-yellow orange color with heavy carbonation. One-finger whitish head that fades moderately leaving a thin cap and ring and light lacing. Decent looking. Nose is sweet and perfumy with underlying hops, faint grapefruit, and a bit of mustiness. Tastes of subtle grapefruit-citrus, semi-sweet malt, mild hops, faint cloves, and banana. Good flavor complexity, yet light. Mouth is very good, slick, wet with moderate carbonation; very thirst-quenching. Drinkability is similarly good. This is a good, light-bodied hefe that’s easily sessionable.

Overall: A great hefe, one of the better ones, recommended.

jettjon, Mar 29, 2007
Photo of elinash
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Right away, this beer struck me as one that is exceptional for its style. I'm afraid it was served to me in a glass with dish water fragrance, but despite that, I detected banana, clove, and a musty, earthy yeast aroma. The earthiness continued through tasting, which was pleasant. Fresh banana continued, too. The finish is mild and doesn't linger. After a few sips, I was chowing on some delicious Mexican food, with which I can now recommend this beer for pairing.

elinash, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of kms910
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first tried this at a Merchant Du Vin tasting. I was warned by the vendor that it would be the best Hefeweizen I had ever tasted. I grinned....tasted....and was instantly impressed. This has become an ole' faithful weissbier for me. Lemon not needed, a perfect balance of wheat and yeast.

kms910, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of jsimon816
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - golden, cloudy, unfiltered. tight head

S - strong aroma of banana

T - smooth and fresh with reoccurring aftertaste of banana

M - light bodied

D - extremely thrist-quenching.

I really enjoyed this German Hef from 1st to last sip. A great change of pace from the American Hef style.

jsimon816, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into my trusty Maisel's Weisse Weizen glass from a 0.5l bottle. The head was a durable 2 inches and left a great residual belgian lacing. The carbonation was less than I would have liked for a Hefeweizen. The taste was a banana clove but somewhat muted. Had a great mouthfeel. Would definitely be a choice. Will rereview it after I get to drink it on tap next year in Aying.

For now a good Hefeweizen, one of the best, but still a step below Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.

MarkSCCOT, Mar 17, 2007
Photo of trevorwideman
3.33/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into my Erdinger Weiss Glass. Always a good day when I get to pull out the Weiss glass.

Pours with a massive 2 inch pillowy head that recedes slowly, leaving a constant lacing. Hazey unfiltered straw colour that verges on orange at times. Mild carbonation, just a few bubbles breaking the surface. Smell is spicy with coriander and clove. There's a bit of floral aroma hop in the nose, and the banana and fruity notes are toned down compared to some.

Taste is yeasty, bready, nutty. Fruit flavours are very muted, and the refreshing summer fruitiness is replaced by a more aggressive lemon sourness than I prefer. Muddled is how I would describe this at times, there's an off-putting detergent soapiness in the background that takes this down a notch. Crackery malt shines through in the aftertaste, along with lots of yeasty goodness. I think I like the aftertaste more than the flavour itself, which is unfortunate. Mouthfeel is light and airy with mild carbonation. Very drinkable but the flavour profile is somewhat rough around the edges for my liking.

trevorwideman, Mar 10, 2007
Photo of jamie2dope
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For some reason despite the fact that it is freezing out, I really wanted some light thrist quenching beer tonight. A Hefeweizen seemed like a good choice. This one poured a beutiful golden color, with a slight haze, and a small white heading. Hints of banana and orange in the smell, a bit musty as well. Taste was full of citrusy lemon juice in the beginning, followed by a slight metallic ending. Carbonation gave this beer a nice bite, which kept it interesting. This beer was phenomenol as far as drinkability. I wish I had picked up more then a single bottle. I will definitely be going back for a four pack at some point soon. Cheers

jamie2dope, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of alexskovan
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy (I agitated the bottle -- mit hefe for me!) yellow-gold with an effervescent head that dropped slowly. A lot of yeast and cloves in the aroma (the yeast being my fault of course -- you could avoid that if you wanted, as the sediment was very firm.) Taste is full and rich, a nice estery malty yeasty brew that goes down easy.

You know, it's a funny thing; American Micro "Pilseners" are abusing that style by being too strong, hoppy, and cloudy, while American Micro "Hefe" is usually much too weak and timid. I'm not suggesting they should put hops in the stuff (though I bet they would, given half the chance!) but American "Hefe" is often clear and has no sediment whatsoever. (You call yourself a "Hefe" there damn well better be hefe in the bottle!)

This is a Hefe from where Hefe came from, and it is nice.

alexskovan, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of BlindPig
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours with a big white head on a crystal clear yellow/golden body.
S- Big clove and bananas, nice helping of wheat and some spices from the hops. Some other lighter fruits like a hint of orange, lemon, peach, and pineapple.
T- Some light bubble gum, banana, cloves, wheat, hints of yeast, a balance of spices with a lingering bitterness to it.
M- Medium body with a high carbonation.
D-It is a very refreshing and good hefeweizen. I would pick this one up again without a question.

BlindPig, Feb 28, 2007
Photo of goindownsouth
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and pale yellow on presentation. Thick, pillowy head with effervescent bubbling. Aromas of citrusy lemon and fresh cut grains. Great yeast interaction on the palate. Good bite up front with a smooth, sour bread flavor all the way through. The hops are there, but they are a supporting actor, at best, which is spot on for this style. Good overall balance with the lemon (other fruit?), clove and yeastiness.

Hardly boring, this is one of my favorites available here locally in bottles. Fantastic with most any home-cooked food, especially pork and sauerkraut...

goindownsouth, Feb 22, 2007
Photo of supercolter
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent beer- one of the better hefe weisses I can remember having. Appearance shows some head with a bit of lacing for the first half of the glass. Smell and taste are similar, sweet malt and spice is all I get. Mouthfeel is medium in body. Drinkability is good.

supercolter, Feb 20, 2007
Photo of lpayette
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, .9 oz bottle. "brewed in accordance to the 'Reinheitsgebot' purity law of 1516"

Appearance - Pours very appropriately for the style. Cloudy orange-yellow with large white head that lasts for decades. Not much lacing, but that was probably due to my glassware not being 100% clean I think.

Smell - Strong wheat characteristics. Herbal/spice suggestions along with cloves. Basic hefeweizen. Very traditional.

Taste - Nothing out of the ordinary. A little less banana and bit more wheat flavors than most I can recall in the style I'd say.

Mouthfeel - Good solid mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Good overall, authentic to the style.

lpayette, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of gmfessen
3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

gmfessen, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of mnj21655
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

mnj21655, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

shadow1961, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

vickersspitfire, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of malcontent
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

malcontent, Jan 12, 2007
Photo of surcorx
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

surcorx, Jan 11, 2007
Photo of Frozensoul327
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Frozensoul327, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of chadspivey
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

chadspivey, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of Optimat0r
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Optimat0r, Dec 05, 2006
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.