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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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93
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1,728 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 102
Gots: 106 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001)
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Photo of elricorico
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey coloured yellow with lots of haziness because I made sure to get the yeast in there. It had a nice fizzy white head that I expect from a hefe weizen, but that is gone far too quickly.

The smell is full of clove over top of banana with a thread of mixed citrus fruits. Keeps me coming back for more and more smells. All very pleasant here.

A mouthfull of this beer gives first a fair amount of cloves, then the fruits fill out the rest of the mouth. Banana is not as apparent as it was in the smell, but bubblegum makes an appearance mid mouthfull. The finish begins grassy and ends back at the cloves, bringing the taste full circle. There are a lot of good tastes in there, but somewhere in the mix something is not pleasing my palate. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is, but it lingers in the finish from time to time.

Carbontation is high, and I believe I have had more body in a hefe weizen before. Not bad, but not great.

This one kinda hurts, it has so much good going for it, but there is something in there that keeps it from being what I want in a hefe weizen. Still like to smell it though.

elricorico, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Ayingers Am Platzl in Munich.

A: Murky, brownish straw, white head, some retention and lace.

S: Banana and wheat, a little bread and citrus.

T: Light, well-rounded flavour. Banana, citrus, slightly bready malt.

M: Light to moderate body is dry (for the style), carbonation is moderate.

D: Good.

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of doubleipa
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great head and lacing. Great aroma of yeast and lemon. As is Taco Mac's style, this was server waay too cold. After I let it warm up some the real wheat aroma came through. Taste is, of course, right on for this good example of a German Hefe. I was glad to see, at least, that the bartender didn't put a lemon slice in the beer. This is a great beer to have on a hot, early summer day in Atlanta.

doubleipa, Apr 03, 2006
Photo of MrHolland
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color into a weizen glass, has a huge white head and can see very many bubbles racing to the top.

Smell - Bananas, cloves and other fruity esters

Taste - The esters did not come out like I was expecting, has a slight watery mouthfeel with faint hints of the bananas and cloves, with a alcohol warmness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Watery and has a lot of carbonation.

Overall not too bad of a Hefe, but I have had a lot better.

MrHolland, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of yelterdow
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a Weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy medium gold with a head that thrusts up and almost over the rim. Settles to an inch mat.

Smell- Surprisingly, the bubblegum and candy aromas supercede the typical banana/clove notes I was expecting first. An interesting perfuminess abounds in this one, alongside the obvious wheat character.

Taste- Milder than Weihenstephaner's offering, it showcases a nice balance of wheat, banana, and clove that finishes very light... no complaints here, as the next sip is encouraged.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- A quiet evolution of pure beer pleasure... liquid, slick, then foamy like the Jersey shore in the morning. Light in the finish, it's an all day treat. I'll revisit this when the summer's here.

yelterdow, Mar 29, 2006
Photo of briman
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in hefe glass.

Poured a pale straw color, hazy, with a fluffy white half-finger head that held up nicely.

Smell was yeasty with strong notes of banana.

Taste was the crisp, with some slight tartness...dominated by banana flavors through the finish. Only a slight note of lemon/citrus in this sample.

Very refreshing beer, a little thinner bodied than some other hefe's I've tried...but balance was good, and it's very easy going down. Could definately have a few of these in a sitting.

briman, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jesus, look at that head. Jumps up 3"-4" with a gentle pour. Thick and white. Gold body that is a little hazy.

Aroma is a touch spicey with a little banana and clove. Taste is a little more estery than your average hefe, but its very nice with the banana and clove in the background. Wheat and citrus flavor is dominant, but nothing really stands out here. Finishes on a very mellow sour bitterness from noble hops.

Very nicely balanced beer here. I wish the flavor was a little stronger, but everything else seems to going right here. Great for spicey food. Give this one to anyone that says they "don't like beer."

tempest, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of allergictomacros
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light yellow/orange with a big yeast aroma. Lots of lemony citrus smell as well. Big, creamy, meringue-like head. Feels light in the mouth with a tart-drying character. Almost no aftertaste and hop bitteress is very mild. Light citrusy and characteristic wheat flavour dominate. Refreshing - a good summer brew.

allergictomacros, Mar 15, 2006
Photo of shbobdb
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Ever drink a beer that brings you back to when you first started loving beers? Weizens were a major gateway beer for me and . . . man, this beer reminds me why.
It pours a hazy yellow with a creamy head. The smell is predominantly banana with a touch of cloves. The taste follows the smell, only the banana/clove flavours are pleasantly balanced out by rich wheat malts. Man, what an amazing beer.
It is a little thin for a Weizen though, so it loses points on mouthfeel. However, this corrosponds to an increase in drinkability. I could definately drink this all night.

shbobdb, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of dgallina
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from 500 ml bottle without evident freshness date.

Poured lightly-hazed pale yellow and peach. Big carbonation and foamy head that settled to a thin layer and lacing. Aroma is nicely balanced between fruity banana-like malts and clove-tinged hop bitterness. Clean and refreshing flavors. Medium sweet grains build honey, banana and clove roundness before finishing quickly with a crisp hop bite. Light and refreshingly effervescent in the mouth.

Not the most complex beer, but superbly clean and tasty on a too-warm (global warming?) late winter day.

dgallina, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of SilentSabre
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This has got to be one of the best hefeweizens I have had in a very long time. Beautiful pour!!! Lovely cloudiness as per the style and the consistent streams of tiny bubble rising to the top. Great looking craggy, pitted pure white foamy head subsides to about a 15mm blanket of snow across the top in about 45 seconds or so. Nice lacing. The smell has a little bit of a lambic / farmhouse ale musty basement smell with a fair amount of the stereo-typical clovey spice. Plenty of spice in the taste; just the right amount. Mouthfeel was perfect for the style IMO, and very refreshing. This hefe was highly drinkable and just delicious. I'll buy this again when it gets nice and hot out. A smashing hefeweizen from Ayinger!

SilentSabre, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of klewis
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw with a massive foamy head with lots of thick lacing.

S: Very crisp in the nose with classic aromas of banana and clove

T: Just like the bouquet, banana, clove, and pepper with a bit of bite.

M: Medium-bodied and chewy.

D: All around, this is a great representation of the style. This one is disappearing from my glass quite quickly.

klewis, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of danielharper
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Yellow-orange body, thick white head. Cloudy appearance -- nearly perfect to-style.

S: Strong banana aroma, very sweet consistency with an astringent background.

T: Very sweet, some banana notes. A touch of oranges as the beer warms, perhaps a hint of lemon.

M: Thinner than expected, but adds a bit to the drinkability.

D: Very nice. Goes down smooth and clean.

This isn't my favorite hefeweizen, but this is a very good example of the style.

danielharper, Mar 08, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy lemon juice color with a massive white head. The head seemed a tad unstable as far as hefeweizens go. Big nose of clove spiciness and big, green, unripe bananas. Well, as far as taste goes, it doesn't really tread upon new ground for a hefeweizen. It makes up for that in its peculiar way. As soon as I take the sip, it seems very muddy and subdued. Seconds later, the flavors seem to get brighter. I don't know how to explain it. It's as if there's a dimmer switch being turned brighter and brighter after the beer goes over my tongue. This is a pretty light hefeweizen, which isn't necessarily bad, but I tend to associate hefeweizen with a fuller, fluffier mouthfeel. As far as drinkability goes, this is fantastic. I'd imagine this being way better on a hot day than typical lawnmower beers.

goochpunch, Feb 27, 2006
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $2.49 from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, CO.

In my 23 ounce Hefe-weizen gladd, the appearance is cloudy light orange with some yeast chunks. Small white head that lasts well. Plenty of streams of bubbles. Nice lacing.

Aroma of musty yeast and cloves with a citrus hint.

Taste is very crisp and tart, with lots of clove and a bit of banana and lemon. Spicey, with the slightest hint of bubble gum. Really good taste. The banana comes up as the brew warms a bit.

Medium light body, a bit thin for an H-W: more like a Witbier.

Very drinkable. This would be great with Bratwurst, Sauerkraut und Rostkartoffel mit Zwiebeln!

ColoradoBobs, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of ski271
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium gold with a large, white, frothy slowly diminishing head. Some decent lacing. The smell is of typical wheat aromas, some nice yeast and a good bit of lemon. The taste is a little thin for the style but very well-balanced. It has a medium-light body and an effervescent feel to it. This is a super easy drinking summertime beverage.

ski271, Feb 17, 2006
Photo of Luigi
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy pale yellow. Highly carbonated with a good lace for a head. The aroma is cirusy. Lemon and hints of clove. Medium-light bodied and a very crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Sour tartness hits the tongue at first. Reminds
me of sour apples and lemon zest. Finishes off nicely with bready malts and yeast. Drinkability is near perfect. A refreshing Weisse beer that pairs well with anything greasy that you can grill.

Luigi, Feb 16, 2006
Photo of bennetj17
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head is seriously almost 4 fingers thick on this beer. It looks to have massive carbonation as the cap has nice retention also. The color is a pale mostly clear yellow, not that mysterious really. The aroma of spicy lemon/citrus is present with a hint of banana and clove. Taste is mild sweet and sour citrus flavor with a real clean finish. Hoppiness is mild. It feels a bit thin, but not bad, carbonation is good. Alcohol not noticable. I would say it goes down pretty easy, but the flavor is too mild for it to keep me coming back for more.

bennetj17, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of bruachan
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

at the winking lizard

cloudy gold with a thick head over top, that the glass eventually kills (i keep bringing this up, but their glasses are not all that clean). big carbonation tries to keep that head up, i can feel it too

i had worked out not long before drinking this and it was refreshing. i can see how it would have been for bavarian wheat threshers as well. bubblegum flavor with a fairly intense bitterness for a hefe, and a lemony finish. the banana/clove blanace tips to the clove side, with banana mostly showing up in the aroma. coriander keeps the clove company

dry and wheaty but not in excess

bruachan, Jan 29, 2006
Photo of drewmprs
3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge pillowy head that is like a cloud. It lasts throughout most of the beer. I paid 2.59 at hollingshead, as part of my german wheat beer purchase. Hollingshead has about 40 German Wheat beers, i've tried about 30 of them. This ranks somewhere in the middle as far as hefes are concerned. A little lighter in color than most, zesty lemons. Little bananna or clove flavor. Nothing remarkable about this hefe, dissapointing for an ayinger brew.

drewmprs, Jan 05, 2006
Photo of willgro
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is fantastic. It is not quite as good as the Un Weisse, but it is extremely drinkable and has an incredible after taste. They are not extremely strong (around 5.0 abv) but made from real German water and materials, so you know its good. Love the line of beers they have, but the UnWeisse is still my favorite. A dark beer, but light on the stomach. Great w/ shellfish.

willgro, Dec 25, 2005
Photo of objectivemonkey
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5 liter bottle, pours a light golden color with ample head that holds up well, but little lacing.

smells like my favorite weiss beers, banana, lemon, clove

classic weizen taste of wheat and banana, clove. quite simply delicious, smooth and balanced, and a gently sliding scope of flavor. a fan of this beer for sure

objectivemonkey, Dec 11, 2005
Photo of neonbrown82
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is among my favorite hefe-weizen. I can't believe it's taken me this long to review it.

The beer pours to a very cloudy pale yellow color, almost white with all the unfiltered particles floating about. Very carbonated with a perfect big pillowy head. Doesn't leave any lacing, however.

The smell is good. Quite zesty from a bit of lemon with some wheat malt in the back. Also has a bit of a soapiness to it, which is my only complaint.

The taste has lots of banana and clove in the finish, but the initial taste is mostly dominated by a lemon zest. The wheat has a bit of a bite to it as it rolls over the tongue.

The mouthfeel is quite crisp and carbonated with a medium body. Drinkable to a fault. This is one of the quintessential summer beers that I just happen to be reviewing as winter begins to show its rotten face around here once again.

neonbrown82, Nov 27, 2005
Photo of stcules
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oranged blonde, hazy, with yeast in suspension. White head, compact and aderent. Good appearance, with the right head.
Very delicate and balanced in the smell, without peak in none of the notes present, which are the weizen typical notes: banana, spices, yeast and wheat.
At the taste, resolute in the beginning, but then it become round and balanced, here again with the classic tastes, well amalgamated.
Cloves in the aftertaste, spicy and banana. The spices give it a good drinkability.
Medium-light body, classic weizen.

stcules, Nov 01, 2005
Photo of HochFliegen
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with a nice frothy head with plenty of carbonation to keep the head alive.
Smells like sweet/tarts candy with a hint of banana and yeast.
Nice flavor and very light and refreshing. Just like a hefe should be. Slight tartness with little hop bitter or flavor in there. Very mellow and smooth with a very clean aftertaste.

HochFliegen, Oct 28, 2005
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.