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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ratings: 1,841
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 117
Gots: 159 | 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 Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a cloudy and hazy yellow/whitish color ale with a bit foamy head with great retention and some dark lees at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of pure wheat with some nice ester and floral notes. Taste is dominated by refreshing wheat notes with some medium banana and ester notes also noticeable. Nice body with some low filtration and adequate carbonation and a creamy texture. Very well done overall and quite enjoyable with the warm weather.

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into pint glass, only a 1 finger head that quickly decipated which is unusual for this style of brew. Golden yellow color, nice and cloody, typical hefe smell of clove and banana but a strong bread-like smell as well. Taste is good, not the best hefe I've ever had but one of the few where the banana smell actually comes through in the taste. Very high carbonation almost makes this seem like drinking a glass of bubbly, a little too much for my particular taste. Light mouthfeel leads this to be an easy drinker. Overall a good hefe example although not as great as I anticipated based on its overall rating.

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

Pours a cloudy yellowish/green color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy white head, tons of nice sticky lacing to following the whole drink. The nose is malty, yeasty, spicy, banana's, maybe some caramel notes thrown in. The taste is mostly malty, yeasty, with some nice spicness and a nice hint of banana. A nice slight chewy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very drinkable, a true to style Hefe, way to go Ayinger.

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

Pours an orangey, murky gold with a huge white head that fades to a centimeter within a few minutes. Aromas of sweet bananas, rubber and some minuscule clove notes -- much less spice than some other hefes. On the palate the main flavor is of banana chips -- meaning banana flavor with a sugary undertone. There's not a whole lot of acidity here until the end, where the finish sours out a bit... leaving a tingle on the tongue that demands another mouthful. This beer is ridiculously smooth on the palate, even with a big blast of carbonation in there, which makes it insanely drinkable. That drinkability is this beer's one superlative quality -- the rest is good, but not great, familiar German hefeweizen elements -- but it's an important quality and makes this beer a very valuable one to have around, especially on an 80 degree day. Overall, this is well done.

Photo of Gmann
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy white tinged mud puddle brown. I gave the bottle a hard swirl to breakup the yeast at the bottom, that is why it has a whitish tinge to it. The smell is of....bananas, and lots of'em. Not much clove, apple, or bubblegum aromas. The taste is of bananas as well, with a drying wheat malt base, tart apple. The flavor doesn't blow me away but I'm being picky. It is very good. The feel is well carbonated yet has that hefe smoothness. Finishes on the dry side, I tend to like my hefe's not dry. Very drinkable, very refreshing.

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

500ml bottle poured into weizen glass no born on date. Pours a cloudy straw color with nice fluffy white head that lasts and lasts, nice carbonation and lacing all the way down the glass.

Inital smell is a bit skunky, maybe from the yeast strain..., but not too overpowering, this gives way to a nice mix of clove, bananna and apple that compliment eachother quite nicely.

Taste makes me think this one stacks up with some of the better hefes out there. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, balanced nicely with the carbonation that gives a pleasant feeling throughout the mouth. Apples and pears up front, pretty juicy considering the style, as the beer warms there is a nice hint of clove and herbal spice that finishes very clean with the taste of ripe bananna. Very very nice.

A great choice for a hefe and one that I won't hesitate to pick up again this summer.

Photo of philberinghele
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

german noses sniff
boatloads of bananas
summer beverage

The description said "a bit of banana in the nose." I think I sniffed a chiquita plantation in costa rica. This beer has a heavy banana scent but less of a banana taste. This is an excellent hefe weizen and one that I will most like drink many times this summer because I love drinking beer. A lot.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light yellow / hazy / moderate carbonation / nice head

Sweet creamy wheat banana ester with tart citric twist.

Creamy smooth onset of pleasant wheaty flavors and crisp hoppage. Nice banana notes and a hint of coriander/clove spiciness. Citric and floral hops nicely balance. Finishes mostly clean.

Medium bodied / good carbonation / lots of foamy goodness. Feels good.

Good solid Hefe Weizen indeed. For my future Hefe needs, I would definitely return to Ayinger.

Photo of boulevard2
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

By the bottle at home May 2007

Pours a hazy yellow, highly carbonated and and full of tasty yeast.
A thick head for looks that slowly disapates into a fine summer beer by anyone's standards. Scent of bannanas and cloves is very present. This beer full in body but light and crisp on the tongue. Hints of lemon, bannana and bubble gum are present in this fine heffe. All I need now is a fat pretzel and some spicy mustard to finish this expierience. A true German Heffe and a must try by any beer aficionado!

Photo of pittvkyle7
3.39/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served in it's glass this was cloudy golden yellow, inch and a half white head with retention and lacing. Lots of fast rising little bubbles.

Nose is lemon and yeast.

Taste is of clove, yeast, malts, grassy, fresh, and citrus. Finish is wheat. I'm not getting too much banana here.

Medium thin mouthfeel, but it does coat a little. Champagne like carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of Shadman
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another find from the Wine Cavern in Lethbridge Alberta.

Going to need a bigger Hefe glass as this one likes to form a big-ass, off-white head that shows fabulous retention. Gobs of web-like lacing all down the sides of my glass. Cloudy yellow-orange in color...this is one good lookin' Hefe.

Aroma is nice, but not as robust as i would like. Loads of bready malt with light banana, clove, and citrus undertones.

Sweet bready malt is the main flavor here with banana, clove, slight citrus lying just underneath.Very nice, very well balanced. taste.

Carbonation bites...but just a wee bit. Otherwise very smooth and full bodied for a hefe.

I'm already planning on stocking up when I return to Lethbridge later this week. Going to make this a summer patio staple for sure.

Photo of scarletfire79
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy yellow straw, good bubbles. definitly some clove and citrus in the nose. if i wanted a picture of a hefe for an encyclopedia, i might take one of this. the taste is smooth, slightly tart. clove, lemon, grassy notes. but it's kind of lacking that something. it's awesome and would probably pair well with food, but not my favorite in this style. great look, great smell, but the taste is lacking. not sure what. decent enough and good for the price. good beer.

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

Pours a cloudy golden color with substantial head that dissipates slowly and displays great carbonation.

Lemon and clove to the nose.

Taste is spicey wheat, an above average Hefe, with a bready flavor in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp with the great carbonation giving it a lighter feel.

Great drinkability, as it seems all good Hefe Weizen's are. Weihenstephaner still my favorite, but this comes close.

Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9fl oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a creamy white head. The aroma displays the beautiful array of banana and clove typical in german hefeweizens. The taste is wheat with more of the banana/clove flavors as in the nose along with some yeast. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a high level carbonation. Overall, this is a really nice brew that is recommended.

Photo of crwills
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the in-laws place. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a decent head that fades almost immediately, even at a relatively warm temperature.

Aroma is faint bready yeast and some ripe banana, along with a little bit of caramel malt or molasses.

Flavour is well above average; balanced banana, clove, and a bit of bubble gum sweetness. Great mouthfeel, and perfect carbonation (not much). Very drinkable hefe, and went well with some light grilled meat and salad.

Photo of cichief
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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.

Photo of jmalex
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of jettjon
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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.

Photo of kms910
4.2/5  rDev +1%
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.

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.

Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of trevorwideman
3.36/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,841 ratings.