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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,840 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,840
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 117
Gots: 158 | 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 cswhitehorse
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The unfiltered wheat brew from the Motherland poured a hazy yellow with a quick dissipating head. No lacing or freshness date.

The aroma was citrusy with a faint hint of nutmeg.

Taste was money on this one. Very crisp and had a nice lemony flavor through the drink. The little champagne like bubbles danced in my mouth. I would definitely buy this import again.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is massive, billowy, and bright white. It recedes very slowly leaving thick chunks of foam. The aroma is of cloves, tangy wheat, and has a hint of banana. The taste is of cloves, banana, more cloves, and has a nice zesty finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a very good hefe. I can see myself drinking this regularly.

Photo of jneiswender
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 500ml bottle into a hefe glass.

Bright straw yellow cloudy color. Firm white head. The head lasts to the last drop.

Smell of lemon, and strong bubblegum. Clove is there as well.

Strong bubblegum and tart finish. Very pleasing. Faint veggie (cooked corn).

Dry mouthfeel.

Very drinkable but I would put my effort into getting this fresh or get a fresher hefeweizen.

Photo of madjr80
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I noticed right away the insane amount of head that almost spilled over the glass. The head seemed to stay with the beer throughout the whole glass, which is a huge plus. The taste of lemon/banana lingers with ever sip. This beer reminds me of many of the great German Hefe-weizens of the past. Plenty of carbonation that tingles the taste buds on the way down. Not an overly bitter brew at all. The smell is very European. A very drinkable beer. I would recommend this beer to anyone who wants a real Hefe-weizen

Photo of Pauly2X
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful thick rocky head head atop textbook color.

S- Sweet mild aromas of banana with clove and bubble gum undertones.

T- Nothing stands out, this beer is just a great example of the style. The yeast flavor comes through nicely.

M- Full bodied finishes light and refreshing.

D- With a beer this flavorful and refreshing its easy to put back quite a few.

This is a must try for fans of the style or if you're not a fan of the style then gives this a try before giving up all hope.

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

beautiful unfiltered orange, plentiful white frothy head
nose of bananas, orange, and lemons

a little bit of green apple twangyness, authentic hefe fresh wheat flavor, little to no bitterness, a smooth and orange citrus finish.

quaint design on the bottle, solid hefe, very drinkable, wish I could get this on tap somewhere

Photo of alysmith4
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard Hefeweizen, just a bit "cleaner" in taste and smell. Lots of fresh citrus and straw-hay flavors come through, with banana and sugar as well. I can taste all of these components as I slowly enjoy this beer. As with any beer, make sure you try this in a proper (Ayinger) glass after it has been properly poured. And definintely pour the sedimentary yeast into your glass as well. It really adds a lot of flavor.

Photo of iceball585
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pale straw yellow color, cloudy, one finger thick lacy head that lasted well, lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rising throughout

S- Citrus (mostly lemons and oranges), cloves, wheat, yeast

T- Strong flavor of citrus, grains, cloves, bready, yeast, hint of apples

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, lingering flavor, slightly oily finish

D- Great session beer

This is up near the top of my list for hefe weizens. Good appearance, good auroma, and great flavors. This is what I call a well rounded beer.

Photo of PhageLab
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Extremely pale, and hazy yellow concoction. Made for a minimal head, yet displayed excellent retention! The quarter inch or so of froth rode all the way down. No lacing, however.

S - Solid Hefe aroma, banana right up front, with more subtle hints of cloves and other spices. Citrus notes finish it off, very nice smells going on here.

T - Right off the bat you get the spices, with a strong lemon tinge. After that settles, the banana and clove flavors become more present. Pretty good overall.

M - Light bodied, somewhat high carbonation caused a hit here, however. Pleasant aftertaste of clove. No residues.

D - Pretty decent on this one, after I'd finished the bottle, I could've easily poured another, had I the opportunity. A solid hefe and a confident recommendation from me, if you see it, try it.

Photo of dsa7783
4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the best hefe weizen I've ever tasted... Even though they sell 4-11.2 oz bottles for $6.75, which is kind of steep, this brew is definitely worth every penny... Out of a smaller than the usual 12 oz bottle poured a nice off-yellow strawish color... The taste is superb, with a beautiful wheat, citrus aroma predominating and a wonderful banana / lemon flavor that really hits home. The taste is what really makes this beer straight-up awesome... This is definitely one of the greatest brews out there on the market... Would definitely recommend this one without a doubt... If you are a fan of the style, you simply must try this one at least once...

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Gibbies, Morgantown, WV. A cloudy yellow color witha decent white head. Aroma of banana and wheat malt. No hops to speak of. It's a nice aroma, and I believe true to the style although I have had few authentic representations.

Taste a bit of earthy wheat, some banana and clove as well, which linger on in the finish.

Light bodied and good carbonation. A nice drinkable beer.

Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.18/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rich creamy head that lasts. Pale translucent gold color. Has the bannanaish aroma that is typical of a wheat beer. Taste is dry and refreshing with some mineral water aftertaste. Fine carbonation gives it a good mouth feel. Goes down easy.A good drinkable representative of the style.

Photo of Amalak
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the German beers and love Ayinger from the two types I have had. This one is completely opaque. Thick four finger head, pale yellow. Dull wheat smell.

Great flavor, strong wheat, tons of flavor. Really an exceptional beer.

This is an awesome beer with a ton of things balanced into the wheat flavor. Really love this beer.

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

Presentation: 330ml bottle in a Weizen glass

Opened with a nice "psst", poured very thin, lively & well carbonated, a very audible crackle.

Nose is classic Hefe - ripe banana and clove - nicely crisp yet with an apple cider-esque sweetness. Mildly phenolic with a soft Band-Aids edge. Rounding it out are some very distant floral esters and an excuse of some minerality. The head did not disappoint, easily 3 finger's of softly snappin, tight n' light pearly white. Softly sculpted, it almost looks like meringue at the soft peak stage. With a nice retention it slowly settles to a pencil's worth with very little lacing.

Hazy but not cloudy, its a dull, corn silk gold in hue with it shifting from thin gold at the base to a light apricot under the head. A steady parade (think small town not Macy's Thanksgiving) of bubbles rise thru it.

Very clean, it plays a nice, lightening clove & faint white pepper crispness (amplified by the carbonation) over a very soft, round, full mouthful of semi-sweet malts that are accented by the soft, ripe banana sweetness. The result is a very nice ying & yang (what's German for ying & yang?) of both mouth-feel & taste - very nice. Add in some citric qualities (lemon zest) over all of it and its quite nice.

Very easy to drink as well as refreshing, its going down smooth and fast. It grows more semi-dry on the palate with a damp, rear of the mouth crunch, finally finishing flatter & more cohesively even with some ripe banana & white bread as an aftertaste that gently coats my mouth.

A very nice Hefe Weizen. I particularly enjoyed the play of it - sharp vs. round/soft, light vs full, crisp vs wet, etc. This would go fantastically with a fresh salad, any whitefish, shellfish done simply, lobster, mild chicken, and of course any simple German fare. Definitely recommended, especially if you enjoy the mouth-feel of a well crafted beer.

Photo of mfhlucky13
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My Ayinger Brau Weisse was brought out to me in it's own beautiful weizen glass. It's cloud-like head reaching above the lemon graced rim. It was a beautiful golden color and teaming with activity. While the lemon is nice and looks pretty perched on the glass it can hide the true taste of this beer. So my second was served in a fresh glass w/o the lemon. This Brau Weisse has it's own citrus notes and maybe a little banana with a slightly spicy, but clean finish. As for drinkability, well I did have two. This weisse is also good from the bottle, when you would rather be home.

Photo of mc98gg
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this Brau Weisse into a weizen glass. Cloudy golden yellow color with a very large head. The aroma is dry and crisp with a hint of banana. The flavor has a little spice to it (clove) with an after taste of a firm banana. Right amount of carbonation for the flavors.

Overall: A very good beer, refreshing. I will drink this beer again, I recommend.

Photo of Stoneman78
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle poured into Duvel tulip glass in two rounds.
A- Pours a cloudy opaque golden yellow, head is white and creamy froth that is mostly diminishing, minimal lacing on the glass
S- Nose is light and crisp, fruit and floral tones with banana, wheat, and spices standing out
T- Initial taste is a prickly and dry banana sensation followed by ebbs of spice and citrus tones, some mild trace of bubblegum and wheat, finishes with a brief hint of dry bitterness
M- Light-bodied beer, carbonation is lively, bubbly, and well-suited for this style
D- Smooth and easy-to-drink hefe that has a bit more complexity and spice than others, this feels like a prototypical hefeweizen that captures the essence of the style very nicely without being to rigid/boring, i would definitely pick this up again if I were in the mood for a nice, light beer with good character

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

Bright golden amber under undulating white height. Green bananas and pale malt aromas curl up to reveal an arid sensation of whole lemon. Pointed, drying fizz contributes shape and delineation to flavors that are fairly dry anyway. It's nothing to chew on but still substantial in texture. Appetizing bitterness joins with toasted sweet grains and ripe yellow fruits to make for high drinkability.

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.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,840 ratings.