Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Appearance: beautiful yellow, cloudy, big head which endured
Smell: booming fruit of banana and berries, coupled with wheat
Taste: all but free of any hop bitterness, quite light, smooth, kept promise of smell quite well
Mouthfeel: full, frothy
Drinkability: fantastic, give me another
Note: for me, beat out Paulaner head to head by a nose
02-19-2004 00:55:33 | More by surfmeister
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
Pours a clear bright gold with a fizzy thick white head. OK, it's clear for the initial pour. On subsequent pours it gets progressively hazier. Smells strongly of banana and clove. Some underlying sweet wheat malt and yeast aromas.
Taste has a very pronounced rip banana flavor followed quickly by nips of clove and other spice. Smooth finish but a bit fizzy on the tongue. Slightly bitter peppery finish. Medium bodied and creamy. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable. A tasty brew that goes down dangerously easily. I'm not an expert of the style but this is the best Hefe-Weizen I've had yet.
02-10-2004 17:00:42 | More by ViveLaChouffe
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
Beer came in the classic 16 oz brown bottle. Note that they send the US their returnable bottles which tells me that they do not separate domestic vs. export shipments, so the beer we get is the same one they sell in Germany.
Beer poured a very light yellow. May be the lightest hefe I have ever seen. Massive fluffy head. Slightly hazy.
Classic hefe smell of clove. spice and banana. Close your eyes and take a deep whiff, this beer transports me to summer.
Very good tasting representative of style. Clear spice and wheat malt work together to make a tasty tart brew. Spice flavors add a great compliment to the beer. This one would be easy to pair with simple grilled fish, chicken, salads, etc. Not one for overly spicy food as I think that makes this beer turn sour.
Soft mouthfeel and excellent carbonation make this an easy drinking beer.
02-02-2004 17:20:33 | More by Redrover
3.95/5 rDev -5%
The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a frothy white head. The aroma is good. It is sweet with wheat malts and that fruity yeast scent; a really nice aroma. The taste is good also. It is full of flavor and fruitiness. It refreshes as it goes down and finishes with a dry, but sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This drinks well; another good hefe.
02-01-2004 01:53:02 | More by WesWes
3.63/5 rDev -12.7%
This beer poured a yellow color with a nice white head and left no lacing on the glass. Very clear with nice carbonation. This beer represents what I think a hefeweissen should be. Aroma is fairly normal for what you'd expect from a hefe, but a little stronger. The flavor was very smooth and enjoyable. Very wheaty and a bit sweet with a grainy feel.
01-27-2004 21:32:15 | More by clvand0
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow, like sunlight through fog.
Smell is light lemons and bananas and a bit of allspice.
Taste is that of a mild Hefe-Weizen, slightly sweet with the standard bananas and spice taste. This is a summer beer, light and refreshing.
Mouthfeel is light, this is good for a summer beer.
Extremely drinkable basically covers the same slot as an American Budweiser, but this is 100 times better.
01-22-2004 04:36:45 | More by Zorro
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
Appearance: Deep yellow opaque body on pure white inch thick head.
Aroma: Huge honey, lemon juice, pinot grigio and ester aroma. No hop aroma.
Taste: Cloves under the rich banana flavor. No hop flavor. This needs a little more complexity to back up the intensity.
Mouthfeel: Creamy banana mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Amazing aroma an delicious. Gone in a flash.
01-13-2004 13:10:51 | More by Naerhu
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
Appearance Light yellow in color with a little cloudiness. The head was big and frothing.
Smell They sure do have that yeast smell down pat. The aroma of this weizen is authentic and truly awesome. I hope this tastes better than their so-called dunkel weizen.
Taste Yes, much better than the dunkel weizen. Its kind of light for a hefe more like a wit bier but very pleasant. The yeast comes out some at the taste (still, not like in the nose though). Theres lots of summer fruits here as well along with a hint of hop balance.
Mouthfeel Light and fluffy just as it should be. As I mentioned, I thought it was a little thinner than it should be, but otherwise the mouthfeel was right on.
Drinkability This went down well. It wasnt anything stellar, but it was close enough to the style to satisfy.
12-30-2003 04:01:55 | More by RoyalT
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
I love Ayinger beers, but I don't often drink their wheats (for some reason).
Pour: Murky yellow-tan; plenty of foam and bubble action -- fills the wheat glass with good-looks. My bottle pour head subsided after little time.
Aroma: Full of hefe-weiz aroma -- fruity esters and lemon-sour tinge. Background hints of hefe (yeast) smell.
Taste: One of the better, standard German H-W out there (almost enters into my top echelon of the style): full flavor of H-W tastes to match its aroma. Pretty wet mouthfeel works the complex of flavor (wheat & yeast base, banana-clove experience with sweetness and some citrus as well). Nice.
12-05-2003 10:01:25 | More by Hobbz
3.43/5 rDev -17.5%
Aroma: a slight off dusty smell detracts from the otherwise succulent banana bubblegum esters
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a puffy white head the quickly retreated to a film
Flavor: Lemon like wit beer taste. Fairly straightforward taste, a bit muted (I may be getting a cold). Some malt flavors come through in the aftertaste, but no sign of hop (but no sign of cloying either). A little of the bubblegum comes through in the aftertaste as well, but it seems it mostly goes to the nose. Very little of the yeast taste I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and bubbly. Medium body and a dry finish.
Overall Impression: Somehow I was hoping for more. It’s a well made beer, just didn’t blow my hair back.
11-15-2003 01:20:34 | More by HardTarget
3.5/5 rDev -15.9%
This beer was quite spritzy with a light quenching acidity to it, which I can only surmise was from the yeast & wheat. There was some fruitiness and it was appropriately hazy as a traditional weiss should be. I really like this as a summer refresher, the acidity makes this a brew for a lazy hot day.
11-13-2003 23:27:07 | More by Gueuzedude
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
If you like hefe-weizens, this will surely fit the bill. Everything about it is typcial, but slightly better than most others. The taste is quite refreshing, and I believe I made a mistake by trying this so late in the year. I would probably prefer this when the weather is hot since it is rather light and crisp. Slight banana and bready notes are predominant. A very nice example with a nice mouthfeel. I can certainly see myself drinking alot of this next summer!
11-05-2003 15:06:54 | More by steelreign
3.53/5 rDev -15.1%
Light gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A light bodied Hefe-Weizen. Malts are fruity, banana, cloves and peaches. Smooth and creamy. A really nice mouthfeel, the rest of the beer is kind of ordinary. Light and refreshing, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
10-06-2003 04:17:39 | More by beerguy101
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours a cloudy medium straw color, with a huge frothy white head that mostly lasts, leaving good lace on the glass. Aroma is quite big and nice - banana, lemon, cookie dough, honey, some clove. Flavor is also quite large - sweet start with a good bit of banana and honey, some spiciness in the middle and end, and a slightly sour, acidic finish. Medium-full bodied, but not heavy at all. Lively carbonation. Supremely drinkable, perfect for quaffing on a nice summer day, out on the boat fishing...and would pair equally well with said fish at the dinner table.
10-04-2003 03:15:45 | More by goz
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
I can't resist trying another weisse. Actually, I have had this before just never reviewed it. Ayinger makes great beer.
Pours nice cloudy yellow/orange with nice head. Yeasty and fruity smelling. A little too much grain comes through the nose. Taste follows this through. Lots of citrus and bread or yeast and a little sweet. Good carbonated bite. Malty finish with a rather dry mouthfeel. These are all characteristics I like in beer.
This is one of my favorite Hefes
09-28-2003 22:39:04 | More by daledeee
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
Light pale cloud of whiteish yellow with a two finger high head off white tight pillowy cream, the very top much like a moonscape that settles as slowly as sand in an hour glass to a thin steady foam always present; lace is drippy. Smell has a strong sense of banana at first pour with the clove, but subsides as it sits it becomes more of a regular hefe aroma but still favorable of dullish lemon, yeasty must, and the banana and clove not so potent. Taste is mild and full of a soild hefe, good heft with a frothy bold wheat start that leads into the lemon citrus brigade, quite smooth, lightly sour, calming banana and musty yeast takes some grip as it pushes through into the finish with nice lingering clove. Feel starts easy and smooth and fills up quickly to a pretty solid fullness with a substantially lasting finish. This is one very nice hefe, quite enjoyable, refreshing and flavorful. Another one to keep around in the fridge during the summer; heck, any time will due.
09-10-2003 01:42:07 | More by tavernjef
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
A nice, light hefe. Some clove taste, but not as spicy as some stronger versions. Refreshing, although somewhat thin. Poured a large head, with good retention. Very light in color.Taste is fruity, with more than a hint of banana. Very good, becoming one of my favorite (if not the favorite) hefe. Extremely drinkable.
09-06-2003 23:09:34 | More by JohnnyDuvel
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
This weiss beer poured a cloudy, golden brown color with white foam that settled. The smell was fruity with citrus notes, and with malt and wheat and yeast aromas. The taste was light wheat and grain with notes of fruit and citrus; overall it was slightly sweet but with a bit of tartness. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body. The aftertaste was very pleasant. This was a medium-light and refreshing beer.
08-22-2003 08:02:19 | More by UncleJimbo
3.73/5 rDev -10.3%
This heffe-weizen poured to a very large dominant head and was quite lively and bubbly. It has a hazy golden yellow coloring with a fair lace around the glass (although the head died quickly). The smell was kind of a fruity/citrus with a hint of banana. Quite aromatic. The taste was slightly sweet and had a dry finish with a little bite. Not very strong or distinctive flavor though. It is a drinkable beer, but I got bored quickly.
08-14-2003 02:02:25 | More by SeanChouffe
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
Aggressively effervescent with a substantial head that is (accordingly) more bubbly that foamy. Hazy color ranges from from light lemon yellow to a more orangish-yellow where the glass is wider. Smell is light and soft, lacking the crisp bite found in many wheat beers. Bready grain scent dominates, complemented by light whiffs of lemon and clove. What struck me most about the smell was its strength during the pour; my nose didn't need to be anywhere near it. A remarkably soft (again, as opposed to crisp) feel and taste. This adds to this beer's drinkability but makes it less interesting and less refreshing than many others of its kind. Mouthfeel is likewise somewhat filmier than most. Of course, grain, not hops, dominates the taste. A pleasant, bready flavor with a little bit of tang. There are wheat beers that are much more interesting than this one, but scarcely any that go down more smoothly.
08-09-2003 02:41:27 | More by BitteBier
4.2/5 rDev +1%
A hazy tea-yellow with a huge cloud of whiteness floating atop. The head dissipated rather quick, though. Excellent carbonation and smells like bananas, lemons, and...pureed baby fruit. heh.
The flavor is stellar and presents itself in proper hefeweizen form. Wonderful flavors of banana, fruit, clove-like spice, and wheat. Faint hops provide a slight bitter ending...very lemonade like finish, tart and sweet. The carbonation adds a tingle and fizz. Nice.
Another quality hefeweizen that I would definately recommend.
08-09-2003 01:01:04 | More by Zraly
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured an opaque golden color with a huge frothy white head. Vast amount of bubbles streaming up to the head kept the head alive to the end.
Smell was strong of cloves, subdued banana. Faintly citrusy with a mild yeasty aroma.
Taste was of bready malt and strong cloves/spices. Banana taste was overcome by the spices. Had a lingering clove finish.
Feel was light-bodied, a little thin and watery. More fizzy than others of the style.
Good drinkability. Easy to knock back a few over the course of a day. Not top-caliber but a good one nonetheless.
08-04-2003 22:03:44 | More by Boilermaker88
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
Now here's a beer loaded with character....from first pour you can see this is a high quality beer...pours a very cloudy, hazy gold with a nice spritzy 1/4 white head...Nice Hefe nose...at first whiff it's bananas, but then as I whiff deeper I get cloves and then lemons...The mouthfeel is tight, charged up, and medium bodied..creamy mouthfeel too...quite a bit of the lemon on the flavor with not much of the banana..the lemon really works nicely with the tight, charged up mouthfeel....this is a quencher from start to finish....the cloves enter deeper in and on the long finish....Not my favorite Hefe of all time but a very good one and a great summer quencher...a lot of character in this beer..
**Got much more banana on additional tastings...maybe the initial one was an older sample...
08-04-2003 01:30:59 | More by ZAP
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
This is a very good hefeweizen loaded with flavor. It pours a hazy dull yellow color with a big fluffy white head that remains until the last drop is gone. The aroma is rather spicy (clove) mixed with yeast and citrus. Each sip of this medium bodied beer begins spicy (clove again) before flavors of banana and bubblegum move in to finish it off. A mild fruity flavor is left behind.
This beer is very drinkable and has a nice flavor. I was a little disappointed that it only comes in 4 packs for a higher price than a 6 pack of Paulaner.
08-02-2003 17:56:55 | More by WanderingFool
3.95/5 rDev -5%
Ok second weiss of the night..Ayinger always a favourite brewer of mine.
Comes in the typical Ayinger slopped 500ml brown bottle..same simple label..and painted cap.
Very nice loking beer bright yellow and hazy with a very large pure white head.
Lovelly german hefe aroma..but this has more "spiciness" than bananas..also more wheat sourness is detetcted than usual.
Tatse is very nice as expected from the aroma the banana taste is muted..but theres an attractive creamyness to the beer, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Strangelly for it having a creamy flavour the mouthfeel doesnt hold out..it becomes rather watery near the end.
Drinkable summer beer..but far from the best of the style.
07-27-2003 05:22:44 | More by Reidrover
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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