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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,610 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,610
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 96
Gots: 71 | 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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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy, lemon-rind-yellow hue, with a towering, snow white head.
Aroma: super fresh! Ahhh!!! Lemony, soft, luxurious, delightful!
Luxurious mouthfeel, at first, until I realize that I'm drinking the foam. As for the actual beer, smooth, but complex, and delicious wheaty texture. Just enough grit and resistance to keep the tongue busy and happy.
Though the body has plenty of substance, the overall nature of this brew is light and breezy. Citrus flavor continues through and is felt long through the satisfying finish.
No lemon needed here, it's plentiful in this beautiful brew itself ( and is also extant in the Thai shrimp pad thai that this blissful weizen is helpful to wash down).

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 17:52:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hazy and cloudy pineapple color with a somewhat soapy glistening head that powers down in 25 seconds or so and laces incompletely. Pleasant aroma, bready and yeasty with a spice sense and less overwhelming banana than some. Flavors tend toward citrus but not overly so until the finish. Quite a bit of cinnamon and a hot clove mid mouth. Somewhat light in body, especially at the close where the esters fade and the brew morphs into a seltzer impression. A little less rounded than some Hefes, decent drinkability and nice aroma.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2003 09:18:14 | More by ADR
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Sigmund

Norway

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light golden colour, large head. Typical hefe aroma (which is good), cloves, flowers and some citrus. Light bodied, typical hefe flavour but there's just too little of it, thin mouthfeel. Finish / aftertaste is definitely too thin / weak. The Ur-Weisse is a better choice.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2003 11:12:34 | More by Sigmund
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Loki

North Carolina

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

Pours a clear, golden yellow until the sediment clouds the beer with a medium head that doesn't last too long. Gives of orange, lemon, and wheat in the nose. Orange and lemon wheat with a slightly watery finish near the end of the beer. A good beer, make sure it is chilled to the proper temperature to really enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2003 19:22:19 | More by Loki
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very tasty weissbier from the little town of Aying. Cloudy and yellow. Pleasant bready, citrus aroma. Very soft malt, a bit full-bodied for a German weisse. Wheat malt and citrus flavors dominate. A bit fruity with a tart finish that seems a bit drier than most German wheats. Not too carbonated. Very easy drinking and yet filling wheat beer. Tastes even better in the matching glass.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2003 19:18:50 | More by marcobrau
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MJR

Missouri

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

Appearance: Pours a dull yellow that's clear until towards the end of the bottle, where the yeast sediment adds a considerable amount of haze. The head starts out well enough, but shrinks down to a small cap.

Smell: The aroma is a bit understated in regards to the traditional banana and clove notes, but has a hefty dose of citrus...mostly lemon. Adding the yeast brings a nice, earthy character.

Taste: Very refreshing with a good balance between the banana, clove, lemon, and phenolic flavors. There is a nice tart freshness from the wheat, as well as a peppery spiciness. Finishes with a slighty acidic tang. Very soft and round flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body with a soft, relaxed mouthfeel, despite the considerable carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a good, but not great, example of the style. While I feel that nothing compares to Weihenstephan's wheat beers, I could easily drink a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2003 11:26:23 | More by MJR
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Scooter77

Ohio

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

Pours a cloudy golden/straw yellow color. A huge fluffy white head presents itself instantly upon being poured. Aromas of bananas, lemon zests, and clove were very noticeable. I detected a slight crisp tartness of citrus upon the first taste, followed by the spiciness of cloves, finishing off with yeasty bread undertones. This is a highly drinkable beer; it’s very light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2003 04:57:18 | More by Scooter77
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shirfan

New York

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

Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow, with a less than average head for a hefe.

Aroma was fresh and clean, notes of banana. Had a very organic note as well, something between spring runoff and freshly cut grass.

Taste is true to the style, if just a bit light. Nice crisp wheat, yeast, lemon rind, and a mild banana-nut flavor. not too much in the way of cloves on this one. A very subtle sourness in the finish. I think this could improve with a little more sweetness and a good layer of yeast in the bottle.

This is a nice and respectable brew for hot days, or paired with flavorful food.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2003 22:56:57 | More by shirfan
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's very cloudy orange/yellow in color with a very large head that quickly subsides. Some nice lacing occurs down the glass though. A lemony fruity aroma is subtle and pleasant. High carbonation zing hits right away, not annoying, but a little too zingy for my preferences. Lemony citrus and yeast are pleasing flavors. A dry finish, and then another sip beckons. Crisp and refreshing like it should be, a very awesome hefe-weizen.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 17:42:30 | More by AudioGilz
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This wonderful beer pours golden and slightly cloudy. The head is thick, lively and long lived. The sweet malty nose is laced with citrus and lemon and is refreshing. The flavor is classic Heffe-Weizen Crisp and carbonated mouthfeel with malty lemon and a moderate spice flavor. Ayinger has here a very satisfying and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 15:22:26 | More by AtrumAnimus
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another nice Ayinger brew. This one poured a very hazy, light peach color with a half inch head. My sense of the aroma was of slight citrus added to a bit of caramel. The head thinned quickly and there was virtually no lacing. Still, I liked the soft color well enough not to bomb the appearance. The taste was of cloves, but light and at times it faded. This is a very interesting beer. Nicely packaged and a beautiful cap. The carbonization imparted a champagne sense that seemed astringent and fizzy. Not a great beer, but definitely above average.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 19:24:11 | More by AtLagerHeads
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marburg

Michigan

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

It's a good beer. That simple. It's a little more on the golden side of amber/orange. There was a lot of yeast in my bottle, and it made for a spectacular show as the remaining beer was poured into the glass. Thick head like a bubble bath. Musty aroma. Yeast flavor becomes more predominant as it warms. I could certainly sit there and drink a couple of these. Oh wait, I just did!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2003 12:32:13 | More by marburg
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's pour is picture perfect, with a yellow-orange hazy hue, and a beautiful frothy white head. The aroma is slightly lemon, the characteristic yeast tones, and the wheat and malt based aromas are present. Brewed under the Reinheitsgebot, the german yeast steals the show, however they aren't as pronounced as I was expecting. Maybe the bottle was a little old, but none the less a great aroma. The flavor is a little tart in the finish that eventually turns into a carbonated malty taste. A more biscuity taste to it, but still very good just different than most hefeweizens I have had. The mouthfeel is predominately fluffly with a high carbonation there is a champagne like quality to the mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied, an amazing selection for the summer time heat, I will try this wheat again. Could drink this beer pint after pint, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2003 11:22:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good Hefe-Weisse from brewery Aying, but not one of my favorite beers of all time or anything. This beer pours a nice light brown/dark amber colour with a very fizzy head. This beer gives off many wonderful aromas of breads, candies, bananas(and other various fruits), yeasts, and malts! This tastes like more of the same. A cabaret for the taste buds! Many nice flamvors are in here! This beer also has a wonderful mouthfeel, which is never cloying. This gives Brau-Weisse a very good drinkability level. Newcomers to this style may find this brew a bit over the top. But nothing can beat a beer like this paired with your outdoor lunch on a hot summer day!
Cheers!,
F.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2003 09:28:08 | More by francisweizen
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cretemixer

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw golden color with a huge white dense head that has some staying power. Settle to an inch or so leaving a blotchy lace. Aromas of ripe bananas, earthy yeasts, cloves. All flavors present and accounted for as well. On the higher end of carbonation but slightly thin in the mouth. Overall a decent hefe-weiss.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2003 05:07:18 | More by cretemixer
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Morris729

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a massive foamy and rocky white head that lasts until the beer glass is empty. Nose is ripe banana and lemon, vanilla, clove, and nutmeg. Fine champagne-like carbonation is very crisp and refreshing in the mouth. Taste is sweet bread, spicy clove, tart lemon, and fresh fruit. Another great Hefe. Simply a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2003 14:19:12 | More by Morris729
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maxpower

Missouri

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

Glowing cloudy, hazy yellow in color, flowery and aroma of bananas with a hint of cloves. Spicy yeasty wheat flavors, light body and mouthfeel, crisp and clean finish, leaves a nice flavor in my mouth, an awesome wheat beer, anything from this brewery is top notch.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2003 10:16:07 | More by maxpower
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Gusler

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A fantastic "Chilled Hazed", Golden-Orange color, the head is a "Whopper", frothy and bright white in color, as it disappears the lace forms a thick and sticky sheet to smother the glass. Nose is has a hint of wheat and is somewhat musky, citrus crisp, clean and fresh to the senses, sweet malt laden start, the top light in its feel to the palate. Finish moderate in its acidity, the hops sparing in their spiciness, quite dry and lightly tart aftertaste, a fine session beer me thinks.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2003 12:54:23 | More by Gusler
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proc

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a cloudy gold in the glass with a bright white head. Aroma is that of banana and yeast. Lively carbonation. Taste is that of banana, cloves and nutmeg. A very nice hefe. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2002 18:40:04 | More by proc
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ipogios

Cyprus

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

Pours a light golden color. Light but tasty. This beer rocks. Reccomended for all BA users (if you are into Hefeweizen style beer... even if you are not when you taste this beer you'll get into this type of beer)

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2002 01:31:48 | More by ipogios
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inebrius

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Weighty nose offers up a farmer's market of aromas: vanilla, tobacco leaf, banana, allspice, grapes, pineapples. A clouded peach brew that is at once full and refreshing. Lactic tart solos over subdued malt riffs as this choice brew jams its way down your neck posthaste. Quality!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2002 07:18:10 | More by inebrius
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Brent

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the dictionary entry for German Hefeweizen they should just put a picture of this beer - it is a prototypical weizen. Delightfully murky with suspended yeast and a yeasty, fresh aroma. A touch of cloves, but not rampant with yeast phenols. Very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2002 06:50:37 | More by Brent
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow body with a frothy bright-white head that drops but holds a good 1/8" throughout the glass. The aroma is mainly fruity, lightly tart, with some light clove and subtle phenolics (more band-aid than bubblegum), and a restrained banana. The body is light/medium with a zesty carbonation that caresses the tongue then becomes quite creamy as it warms in the mouth. The flavor is tart & fruity up front (some apricot), mellowing into a softly sweet maltiness as it crosses the palate, and revealing some light clove and bubblegum character at the swallow. The banana characteristic is kept to a minimum in this beer. The bitterness is appropriately low and balancing. The finish is semi-dry with a lingering combination of maltiness and light bitterness. Well brewed. Very nice, with some decent character and a good amount of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2002 18:04:58 | More by NeroFiddled
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Jon

Illinois

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

Ayinger poured (in proper glassware) a nice cloudy yellow with a big white head that held up fairly well. The smell was of clove and yeast. It had a bit of spiciness, (from the clove) but finished somewhat tangy with a slight citrus flavor. Felt prickly and clean on the tongue and is a choice wheat to drink during the summer months. Overall, an excellent hefeweiss.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2002 12:03:44 | More by Jon
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jackndan

Illinois

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

Ayinger Brau-Weisse: In a classic half liter brown bottle. Fantastic looking beer, with a thick white head, with great Belgian lace, and a cloudy golden color. Very nice aroma of yeast and bananas. Nice understated taste, with hints of bananas and apricots. Very well balanced, with hops and malt in a nicely blend. Exceptional Weiss beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2002 19:02:12 | More by jackndan
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,610 ratings.