Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Reviews: 897 | Ratings: 2,085
Photo of kevinlater
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into nonic pint

a: an extremely pale yellow, almost looks like a hazy lemonade. two and a half fingers of head

s: mostly spices and malt up front. slight banana, slight citrus

t: spicy to start, but the lemon and slight orange come in quickly after. banana notes here and there, wheaty and bready throughout. the flavours are mellowed out and not very sharp, nothing jumps out at you. but this is good stuff

m: light and bubbly with somewhat prickly carbonation, but really smooth and a bit creamy

o: a great hefeweizen but i would opt for weihenstephaner's hefeweissbier at the LCBO because it's a bit better and $0.80 cheaper for the same amount of beer

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 17 ounce bottle into a chalice.
Looks like a hefe should; hazy, golden, poofy white head.
The odor doesnt quite have the impact of some others of the style but it's pleasing enough. Wheat, lemon, malts.
The taste is quite a bit on the malty side for a hefe, or rather has quite a malty punch in the middle of a sip. The malt flavor gives it a sweet signature impact. Dry lemon and wheat crispness in there.
Pretty much up to typical specs for the style with a bit of a twist. Good drinkin stuff.

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Photo of ablaze
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold, slightly hazy, bubbly, with a nice pure white head and thick lacing.

Light lemon scent, wheat, and bubblegum.

Sourness followed by sweet lemons, lots of bubblegum, and wheat. Medium body, spicy carbonation, with a smooth, clean finish.

Delectable hefeweizen that is soft and inoffensive. Can't go wrong.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 2" rocky head that has good retention at 1". Cloudy straw color with a furious swirl of carbonation. Decent lace.

S - Lots of spicy clove. Wheat.

T - Wheat. Light citrus and mild banana. A big spicy presence in the middle followed by the flavor of wheat grain long into the finish.

M - Firm, medium body. North of a mid-level of carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

D - Good, solid hefeweizen. Right up there with the other fine Bavarian Hefe's but still under Schneider Weiss.

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Photo of afordney
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a large head that dissipated quickly, decent cloudy straw color.

Smelled of citrus and clove, but not very strong.

Tasted like clove, spicy from start to finish, no hints of banana.

Mouthfeel was balanced and spicy, very refereshing on a warm day.

Overall, this was not my favorite interpretation of Hefe Weizen but it was very drinkable and I'd try it again.

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Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking into the bottle it was very clear I asked myself.. "Is this really a Hefe?".. Could hardly see the thin yeast on the bottom. Started the pour with a bright white head and then started to cloud a bit, swirled the last inch and poured, saw the suspended yeast. Alright taste but find it a little sweeter for this style, will toss a few back BBQ'n this summer because its an easy drink. Not as heavy as other Hefes/Wheats I'm more accustomed to.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizenglas the beers color was healthy gold. Nicly saturated with yeast and properly murky. A nice white head was building, justices expected.
Smell announced fruity taste and mild hops.
Tasting the beer you had fruit like lemon, citrus and maybe a little banana and orange up front , bread and grain in the middle, nicely balanced with hops at the end.
Being born and raised in Bavaria , of course I am used to better Hefeweizen. But this is a good example of it. Very drinkable with very refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, $3.49 at the Lebanon Co-op grocery. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Heavy pour gives a big 3" of rocky white head that takes several minutes to settle to a drinkable level. Brew is a mostly-clear yellow with abundant carbonation seen floating upward. Leaves no lace. Very clear for an unfiltered hefe. Nose is clove, banana, yeast, wheat, light malts, a little caramel sweetness, and a bit of an acidic bite. Taste is the same banana and clove, mild light malt and wheat background, some yeast, overall similar to the smell. Finishes with a little sweetness and mild grassy lemon hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and light with appropriate carbonation. Overall a classic hefe.

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Photo of theopholis
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - HUGE, creamy whaite head above a transclucsent, light aprcit or straw color. Looks fairly impressive.

Aroma - Sweet mild, wheat aromaswith banana and a hint of clove. Has some other, very subtle aromas that I can't put my finger on. Reminds me of fresh, clean linen. Some malt sweetness comes through.

Taste - It's good, but not outstanding. Nice balance of wheat, citrus and a hint of malt sweetness hidden way back there behind the sourness of your typical wheat. Some other very subtle flavors in there to. A woodiness kind of feel.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. Not as puckering as some hefes, but very refreshing.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. I've tasted better hefes, but not many. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, best before September 2011.

Pours a straw hue, on the light side for the style. Cloudy, glowing. The head isn't quite up to par though, as it does not reach the usually lofty Hefeweizen-heights, nor does it stick around too well.

Aroma has mainly spicy notes and some good floral, herbal attributes. Banana in the back.

Flavor is excellent. A lot going on for the style, with plenty of tangy, fruity and yeasty notes. Herbalness comes through again. Banana is not too strong, but I'm okay with that. The mouthfeel is not as exceptionally creamy as the best in the style, though the soft, medium-high carbonation is nice.

A good Hefeweizen, just not as perfect or unique as some.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Hazy burnt yellow body. Foamy cream colored head. Light lacing.

Aroma: Very yeasty with banana and tart fruit notes.

Taste: Malty and sweet, some faint banana, wheat graininess.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly smooth.

Overall: A solid Hefe, for sure. Great price point for the quality.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pale yellow, coarse white head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Energetic streams of bubbles.

S: Lemon, banana, clove that verges on bubblegum but is still welcome.

T: Those lighter fruit notes, with misty orange thrown in there and clove now mixed with some coriander. Faint soft vanilla on the finish. Good range, especially considering the method used to produce them, but just a bit too weak for my preference.

M: Light, well carbonated, dry. Good refreshing aspect.

O: Super easy drinker while still having a great array of flavors, but I would expect a standard for the style to be more resolute in flavors. The balance between each was fantastic, but mature doesn't have to mean weak.

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Photo of brewQ
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa!
This baby foams out of the bottle- a 1/2 inch "head"!

Sheets of foam cascade down my glass. An orange color and not particularly cloudy for a "mit hefe".

Aroma is orange and cloves. Definitely catches your interest.
Taste doesn't overwhelm as much as the aroma. Still it is a good, tart weiss. The finish is clean and thirst quenching. Strikes me as a good situation beer- floating down a lazy river on a hot day.

I gotta say that I love the colorful caps with the idyllic picnic scenes.

AY AY

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Photo of smellandsip37
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle at 45F into a weizen glass

A - thick looking cloudy with streams of bubbles, golden with hints of orange. Head has good sticking power and looks steady

S - Cream cheese cake icing, bananas (duh) a warm honey and even a bit of mint of some kind, nice yeasty funk

T - Tangy, with a nice funky yeast as well, really light spice, then caramel and a little bit or sweet citrus

M - White chocolate sauce smooth, just slick and smooth on the way down. Finish is just dry enough to go back for more

O - Smooth and balanced, easy drinking. I can understand its great rating due to the balance. I like a little more funk though

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Photo of kkosmoski
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

European style 500 mL bottle poured into an Ayinger lager style glass. Freshness not apparent on the bottle. Big pillowy white head that remains a constant fixture on top. Opaque golden color with lively bubbles rising to the top. Sweet banana aromas coming off the top with hints of clove and pepper - some lemon as it warms. Peppery spice to start off, moving into banana, then bubble gum with a banana bread malty finish. Full presence in the mouth with a sharp carbonic bite - not smooth. The flavors in this beer are very pleasing, but the carbonic bite takes away from the drinkability for me. Maybe a more vigorous pour would have taken the sharpness off and made it a bit more smooth. For a less favorite style of mine, this beer showed itself off pretty well. Very authentic full flavors that held their own during the time of harvests, pumpkins, and O'fests.

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Photo of scottum
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazed straw yellow amber with a bright white weak head. There are some yeasty notes, but wheat and malt flavors are hardy sweet. Citrus notes come back atcha for a bit of hop balance. Fruity are we? A decent hefe, but not up to snuff with my expectations. Certainly quite the drinkable brew and worth tasting.

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Photo of Matt1516
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real thirst-quencher!

Pours up pale-straw coloured with some carbonation and a rapidly disappearing head--no lacing. Overwhelming smell of lemon.

Lots of lemon in the taste, a bit of banana and cloves, some apple and lots of yeast. Tart on the finish and dry. Almost champagne-like.

Perfect patio beer to pair with hot wings or spicy sausage.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey yellow with a 2 inch foamy light orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, yeast, and spices. Taste is of wheat, grain, banana, yeast, and spice flavors that stick around on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen but it lacks the strong bubblegum and banana flavors that I have found in other beers of the style.

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Photo of Stunner97
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- light yellow color, cloudy, decent to heavy carbonation, thin to no head quickly appear,

Smell- light wheat, slight lemon and citrus notes, slight yeast tones, grains, and dough

Taste- slight lemon citrus flavors on taste upfront, very fresh and crisply refreshing, wheat flavors are very strong, clover, yeast, definitely a lot of strong flavors here

mouthfeel- light bodied and yet highly carbonated,

Drinkability- very drinkable and to me this is this beers strongest point, very refreshing with plenty of citrus tones, good session brew with good taste and crispness, another hefe that would be great summertime drinking right out the cooler and of course into a nice glass : )

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Excellent pour with a soft pillowy head and a rich looking wheat body. No looking through this glass. Nice fresh wheat scents with a minty banana nose. Smells outstanding! Light bodied, a bit thin, with a clove-like wheat-ness and a tingly orange peel backdrop. Slightly tart, however, I bought this at a grocery store and no freshness date on this one. I do not like buying any wheat beer without a freshness date on it but ayingers' are great no matter.

This one does measure up with great hefeweizens out there, even though I generally prefer American versions because they are usually more fresh. This weizen is nothing to snub, however, as it is an enjoyable beer anytime of the season!

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Photo of bump8628
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed straw gold with a thin wisp of white foam. An all-around subtle hefeweizen with mild banana and peach evident along with lemongrass and meadow flowers. A strong yeastiness persists along with bready yeast. No my absolute favorite of the classic German hefeweizens, but still quite good.

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Photo of jettjon
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served in a tulip at 4deg C.

A- Opens well pouring a high white head. Unfiltered and golden good. Head lasts and lasts

S- Pretty good! Enjoyable Coriander and banana hints. Slight but there

T- Pretty good. There is a hint at the end of the finish that reminds me of clove

M- Light and dry. Good

O- Pretty good. Nothing special and I will not buy again but nice to try. Good for hot weather

Food Pairing

This pretty good white beer goes well with... Spicey tuna roll sushi!

Enjoy!

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.