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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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1,576 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 90
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-27-2011 02:37:55 | More by Rochefort10nh
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-09-2014 02:37:11 | More by Caskaway
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-23-2013 22:35:30 | More by Averwo
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4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Ordered at Pazzo's Pub in Lexington, Ky.

A-wonderful yellow color with small head that stayed throughout most of the drinking process

S-wonderful smell, very banana like

T-Very sweet flavour, seemed to have a mix of banana and other fruity flavours, but not the the extent of other fruit beers, still felt like i was really drinking a beer


D-could have drank this one all day long...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 19:53:31 | More by blmann3
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4.96/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Since it is National German Beer day today on 4/23/14, then of course have to celebrate that with a good German brew! Comes in a 500ml (16.9 oz) single bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein. LOTS of sediment in the bottle of the bottle.

Pours a hazy honey-orange in color with a good 2-3 finger white foamy head that settles down to about good 1/3 of a inch and lasts a decent amount of time. Spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is very pleasant and is of lemongrass, yeast, and bananas. The taste is even BETTER with lots of great flavors mentioned above that blend together perfectly with a hint of lemon zest as well. perfect carbonation and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all! Perfect brew for anytime of the year.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:51:08 | More by BeerWithMike
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New Jersey

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...

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 21:59:27 | More by dsa7783
Photo of aeroslash


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

Simply the best Weiss bier I've had since actually being in Munich.

Smells like a fresh weiss bier, and pours a hazy yellow color with a 2 inch head.

Hints of banana and slightly tart/sweet wheat, this beer tastes exceptionally smooth.

This is an extremely drinkable beer to enjoy all the time!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 22:33:02 | More by aeroslash
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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy golden color with beautiful white head.

Nose is typical banana clove, with more clove than usual. Citrus & bread are present as well. The aromas come up like fresh bread straight from the oven.

Palate is a somewhat light bodied, highly carbonated, with fresh bready banana clove, maybe some papermill or other industrial flavors as well (in a good way). Light, refreshing hefe.

Excellent example of the style, but not the best imported Hefe-Weizen I've sampled.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 03:43:54 | More by yemenmocha
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4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pours a picture esque 2+ finger head cascading over the top of my weizen glass with a nicely cloudy body providing ample carbonation. The fluffy velvety head is slow to recede and some nice lacing.

S- Obligatory banana, clove, bubble gum, yeastiness with a nice touch of grains. Wow... what a nice long finish.

T- Initially some very nice yeasty clove action but gives way to some nice hopiness, and a nice tart finish.

M- Med+ carbonation but I think it really works in the case of this wheat beer. The finish on this is long.

D- What a fantastic wheat beer. I'm a sucker for any German wheat beer and this one certainly delivers. Drinkable, absolutely..

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 03:03:18 | More by Greggy
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4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasting notes from throughout 2009, 2010 and 2011. I've been drinking this one in a Weizen glass for years now.

A - Nice light golden Hef coloration with nice clouding yeast in the glass.

S - Cloves, banana, lemon, straw, yeast, and that fantastic wheat scent. Spices really come through with more sniffs. I could smell this one for days, honestly.

T - Huge explosion of flavor that is not only typical, but above and beyond what is expected from a Bav. Hef. Big clove and Banana flavors mix with a light maltiness that make this the perfect summer beer. Very clean on the palate and easily drinkable. Lemon takes over in the finish, which really evens the flavor out. This is a big bodied beer, though still light on the tongue like a good Hef should be.

M - Clean and easy with just a little chunkiness from the yeast left in the bottle(adds to the flavor. Great beer for hot summer days. The German's really know what they are doing with beer.

O - Man this is a great beer. Really easy to drink and has a fantastic flavor that is very complimentary with many different foods. Definitely a good beer to have with a big dinner since it isn't really filling in the stomach.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 04:47:29 | More by DTJPPR
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4.93/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious. Pours like a dream a cloudy yellow with a billowing white head. Smells of bubblegum and bannana with touches of the spicy clove. The taste is a pure phenol delight with slight blossom of citrus in the finish. Substance of body with but still enjoyable light. Drinkable is not even the word.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2006 16:31:41 | More by Higravity
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4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

These Volks make my some of my favorite bieren.

A: Straw yellow with white translucence. One finger head that fizzles down to a nice sheen with bits of lacing here and there.

S: More clove and fresh mown hay than banana. Like the countryside of Bayern.

T: The sweet wheat is balanced very nicely with a bit of a lemon-grassy tartness. Ends in a crisp Hallertauer hop dryness.

M: Perfect medium-light tart. This is Wuotan's lemonade.

O: A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 05:20:54 | More by baos
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4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer at a local german restaurant. this is definitely a good beer, especially with german food. It was served at a perfect temperature... had a nice 1-2 finger head.... smelled as you would expect.... it was the most perfect compliment to a fine german meal... I couldn't get enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 02:19:29 | More by zilentjay
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4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! What can I say? This is the second time that I've had this Ayinger weiss. The first time was in Rotenburg, Germany on Tap! This time was in a bottle that I purchased at Binny's in Chicago. With the obvious banana and spice overtones, what makes this brew exeptional is the mouthfeel.

During the middle of the winter, it is always great to look forward to great summer brews like the Ayinger.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 22:37:39 | More by NDZonie
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4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A little sharp on the mouth, but I like it! Great colors and head, must give it some time to rest in the glass. Fruity and still so much depth to the flavor. This is another great hefe from Deutschland! No imposter here, just a great food and "just because" beer. Very very refreshing and easy to drink. I like the slight vanilla aftertaste. This is a must try hefe!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 21:43:21 | More by Schwarzwald
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Pours a dense, cloudy orange-tinted straw with a thick, fluffy white head.
Aromas of not-quite-ripe banana and clove on top of yeasty bread. Well balanced on the palate, with the banana and clove keeping each other in check, with just a touch of orange to brighten the overall flavor, and a lingering bready note on the finish.
Light to medium in body, with a quenching level of carbonation, aided by a light citrusy tartness.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 19:45:49 | More by wnh
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New York

4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. The abv is listed on the back label (5.1%) but there is no freshness date.

Appearance: The body has an orange/yellow color with a cloudy haze and some visible carbonation. On top I got a thick and creamy off white head. It is long lasting and makes slick lace ring which slowly slide down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has notes of sweet bubble gum and banana peel with just a light touch of wheat malt.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma foreshadowed. Tangy wheat meets the tongue first with a light clove banana yeast notes following. A touch of citrus and spicy/leafy hops leads into the finish which is crisp and fairly dry. The firm medium body has plenty of active carbonation give it a lively snappy texture.

Notes: I love the texture and finish on this beer. Some German Hefeweizen beers get a little to slick on the palate but this one is crisp and feels alive with carbonation. Overall this is an outstanding Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 22:45:02 | More by generallee
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4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy pale golden color. A huge bone white head. Really great appearance.

S: Rich aromas of damp hay, banana, clove and maybe some baked bread.

T: Banana and clove with some wet hay and grass. Bready malts and banana bread on the finish. The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and has an effervescent feel. Possibly the best he'd I'vr ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:40:58 | More by notchucknorris
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4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from the bottle into a weizen glass.

A- Poured a clear golden color with tons of streaming carbonation, huge bright white ricky head that left minimal lacing.

S- Giant banana, clove, mineral, bready, and light citrusy notes

T- Tons of banana notes, probably the most banana forward hefeweizen. Some big clove, mineral, and bready notes. Some tangy citrusy and lemony notes on the finish.

M- Very smooth and creamy, medium body, prickly carbonation, finishes dry, and so easy to drink.

O- This is one tasty hefeweizen that goes down so smooth. I love the nice tangy fruity notes on the finish and the banana forward flavor profile. This is one of the absolute best hefeweizens I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:36:33 | More by Hoptometrist
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New York

4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 19:45:42 | More by boulevard2
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-30-2012 11:26:58 | More by beerhunter13
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2012 21:27:18 | More by JESantiago
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

10-20-2013 02:40:47 | More by Apotheosis
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-12-2012 01:04:03 | More by wattoclone
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light/bright apple juice (almost like a lemonade) color and a snow white head that dissipated with evident carb action.

Has a slight banana and cookie dough malt smell with a pine and citrus hops aroma.

Lightly sweet, acidic, and grainy malt taste with a crisp grapefruit and lemon hops flavor.

Light bodied, dry and slightly syrupy texture, soft carbonation, and a smooth lemon/grapefruit finish that lingers grapefruit.

Easy to drink the slight issues may be the lack of a balanced bitter taste and the lingering grapefruit finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2005 01:25:53 | More by Troyone
Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
93 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.