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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 866
Hads: 1,961
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 139
Gots: 222 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Classic hefeweizen haziness, permeated by appetizing spice-brown colours.

S - Smells wondrous: yeast, refreshing wheat and a dab of citrus.

T - Very clean flavours. Crisp and refreshing. In a different league from the last hefeweizen I had - Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

M - Beautifully balanced. Just the right level of carbonation.

O - One of the finest hefeweizen’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking; it’s right up there with Schneider Weisse Tap 7 and Weihenstephaner. (489 characters)

Photo of brewtus
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours cola brown with a tan head. Smell is full of sweet toasty malt, caramel, some chcolate, dark fruit. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, roasted barley and malt, slight sweetness. Texture is thin bodied but smooth. This beer is easy to drink but has tons of flavor, it's not very complex but it does a great job of representing the style. Glad I finally picked it up (365 characters)

Photo of Fcolle2
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours super hazy, nearly solid, pale straw golden in color with a one and a half finger fluffy head that has good retention.

Smell has great hefe aromas. Banana, clove, cardamom forward with a mellow Belgian vinegar aroma before more spicy phenols finish.

Taste follows the nose with light grainy malt, spicy phenols, and a light banana sweetness before a light Belgian tang that blends all the subtle flavors nicely.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation leaves this very sessionable and drinkable. (529 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I get a little over a finger of white head over a pale wheat colored body. You can see the sediment floating around in the beer, with the small steady stream of bubbles climbing to the surface. Has a nice curtain of lacing featured as well.

Wheat and yeast are the strongest aromas from the beer. A little banana and some clove and peppery spice compliment. As it warms you get a little lemon.

The flavor is rather similar to the aroma. Wheat, yeast and pepper start it off. Banana and clove finish it off.

The mouthfeel on this beer is a smooth medium body. Carbonation is just enough to bite the tongue a little and keep it flowing. (638 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is bright golden pear in color with a building fizzy head that slowly ebbed away.

The nose holds all that you want in a Hefe but they come out strong. Clove, banana, lemon and a prominent yeast aroma all come out strongly.

The flavors are smooth wheat malts, with a dry yeasty breadiness. I then get clove and a sweet banana.

The feel is a little thin but the carbonation is crisp and refreshing. The end is smooth and I find this to be one of the best Hefeweizens I've had lately. (489 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow appearance with a large, frothy white head. Mild, pleasant aroma of your typical weissbier characteristics (clove & banana). The banana comes front and center in the flavor as the clove takes a backseat. Medium-light bodied and almost too easy to drink. A spot on version of the style that is hard to find any faults with. Highly recommended for any weissbier lover. (381 characters)

Photo of ptykozoon
3.17/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light bronze. Reminiscent of Dos Equis or something similar with no head or lacing.

Wheat, banana, caramel. Light and somewhat generic.

Taste is a light hefeweizen but with the wheatish taste it's very witbierish.

Mouthfeel is light and watered down. Refreshing but very simple. Great session beer.

Not a particular fan of hefeweizens, I suppose this must be one of the better ones however. (395 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz : tulip

Hazy, pale golden with I thick, billowy white head.

Lots of clove, grainy wheat, with slight banana.

Medium-full, foamy body, mild foamy carbonation.

Certainly a very good hefeweizen, though for my personal taste it was a bit clove-forward. (259 characters)

Photo of TheChrisK
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was given to me over two years ago by my Grandpa. It's been stored in a fridge ever since.

A: Poured into a tall glass a clear golden yellow with a strong and foamy head.

S: Strong notes of banana and bready wheat. I didn't get any hints of cloves.

T: The taste is consistent with the smell. Strong banana and wheat.

M: the carbonation is present but weak due to the age of the bottle. It's a smooth and light bodied feel.

O: I'm giving this a 3.75 only because the banana taste was so prevalent and the carbonation was lacking. I promise to try a fresh bottle and re-review. (592 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

No date that I could see.

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a good sized and very fizzy white head. Head fizzes out somewhat quickly. Good retention but no lacing at all.

S: Loads of banana and clove. Nice wheatiness too. Lots of spicy black pepper.

T: Banana up front, tons of it. Beautiful soft wheaty body follows. Some cloves and just a hint of black pepper in the aftertaste. Maybe a hint of grass lingers in the aftertaste too.

M: Surprisingly nice and medium bodied. Very "soft" and smooth.

O: Great Hefe. It's got this "soft" body that I alluded to previously that makes it feel surprisingly full and ultra, ultra smooth. One of the most drinkable brews I've had in a long time. Nice complexity for a relatively simple style. Nice balance. Great Hefe, like I said. Might be my favorite ever, possibly beating out Weihenstephaner. I'll have to have them back to back sometime. (883 characters)

Photo of RobbieAshmore
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought in a pick-six at Collins Mid-town liquor Tulsa, Ok.
A- Poured from a bottle. Beautiful color, Golden straw, some cloudiness...looks delicious! Thin head.
S- Delicious! Hints of clove, very 'earthy'. The smell alone reminds me of Germany.
T- Very balanced, hint of banana bread. Amazing.
M-Creamy, with a dry finish, very pleasant after-taste.
O- I gave this beer a 4.75. But it is by far the best hefeweizen I've had. But I'm holding back the 5 until I find the perfect beer. This beer is amazing. It is a great balance of everything. I highly recommend trying it, and then trying another, and another. haha (614 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
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. (704 characters)

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is for the Ayinger Brau Weisse beer. The bottle says that it is 500ml aka 16.9oz. I love me some wheat beers! This one was very good. I served it in a wheat beer glass (the way its meant to be consumed). After the head dissipated I took my first sip and I have to say, man, this is so smooooth. Love it. You can get some yeast, bread, banana, and spices. I drank this beer very cold, I think that's how this should be consumed. It is a refreshing beer so consume it cold to cool you down. The only negative that I have for this beer is that it is expensive compared to other hefe beers. It was $3.50 for a bottle. I also drank a Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse right after I drank this beer. The Franziskaner was also very good but I felt like the Ayinger was just smoother and more enjoyable. It was bubbly like champagne in the mouth. The Franziskaner was about $1.50 for a 12oz bottle. A much better deal. Again, both great beers but the Ayinger is just more up my alley.

My reviews are more mental notes for me. I don't really care about smells, appearance, etc. Just the overall taste. (1,096 characters)

Photo of YieldToNothing
3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

didn't love this one. poured it from a bottle into a hefe glass. color is a beautiful, thick, almost bright yellow. very good amount of head.
smell is spot on for a hefe. perfect amount of carbonation too.
my problem here is the taste. it isn't bad by any means but the flavor isn't big at all, it is actually quite mild. i would drink this again but in my humble opinion, it cannot go toe to toe with the other german big boys. would MUCH rather have a weihestephaner(GOAT hefe) and owuld take a hofbrau, franzikaner or schneider-weisse over this any day.

again, solid hefe, represents the style well, but there are better options. (633 characters)

Photo of Amish_Ambush
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An excellent Hefe. One of the better ones out there. Well worth your time.

Taste: Bubblegum, orange, white fruits and a nice smooth spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Creamy on the palate.

Ap: Cloudy dark orange. Thick creamy head.

Smell: Sugar water. Kind of a let down after all the other beers excellent characteristics

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2006 03:33:51 (380 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This hefe is an extremely cloudy one, yet extremely pale yellow as well. It's got a light look despite the murkiness. The pur white head grows very high but doesn't last very long. It's soft and fluffy until it falls down. It does leave pretty good spotting.
The smell has all the Belgian yeast notes, at first mostly lightly dusty and earthy, then the citrus comes out, followed by banana. It's a little hard to pick out, though, a little too light.
The flavor comes out more strongly, and this is a great hefeweizen. Lightly spicy with citrus and a lemony note, though still soft with the brightness of citrus, even set against the acidity. Banana remains softly all throughout, and the wheat makes for a base to mingle it all together with. The finish is nice and lightly sweet.
Speaking of soft, the body is creamy and, with the lightness of the body, flows like velvet. It has all this softness and creaminess without giving up the lively crisp bite. (955 characters)

Photo of TrojanRB
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is clear, straw colored. Head was an inch high and quickly settled. Smells like banana and clove. Taste starts with wheat flavors, and ends with spice. Kind of unique in that regard. Feels very finely carbonated, like bubbles dancing on the tongue.

Excellent overall. (307 characters)

Photo of lewzer99
3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: pours straw yellow with a remarkably thin 1 finger head. I figure the head is so uncharacteristically thin because its from a keg and this didn't have much active yeast in the pour.
Smell: alot of vanilla and bannana, some citrus and coriander. There is also a very slight undesirable note of acetone on the back.
Taste: a little bitterness on the front end, which fades to a lemony citrus and finally a ton of bannana's and vanilla. It's tasty, but again I get a little bit of a chemically acetone flavor.
Mouthfeel: crisp with a medium body
Overall: It was good, but there were some flavors and smells I didn't love. It's an interesting tasting beer, but it isn't as enjoyable as alot of other more generic brews. That said, having drunk a significant portion of the growler I felt the need to boost the overall score a bit, as it became tasty after a pint or two. (872 characters)

Photo of JoeyJetFan
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ML bottle poured in to a weizen glass. The beer is a mostly clear yellow color with a fluffy white head that took a while to thin. Wheat and earth aroma. The taste is full of wheat, grains, some lemon zest and other spices. It drinks smooth and easy. This beer is a good example of the style. (295 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice pale straw haze with four fingers of foam. Aroma was classic Weissbeer, fruity, yeasty, mild spice, well-integrated and hits all the style notes. Palate was rather strong banana, Juicy Fruit/bubblegum esters, mild spice (more nutmeg than clove by my reckoning), little to no citrus. There was a yeasty cloying persistence than I feel is entirely appropriate to this style. Some dairy-like or perhaps subtle coconut notes to go with the creamy mouthful. Lingers on the palate just the right amount. One of my favorite Hefes and an iconic example of what happens when things swing towards the banana rather than the spice. Could perhaps use more spicy phenols, but who says all hefes have to taste the same? (719 characters)

Photo of sleuthdog
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Weizen glass

Pour: Gently poured produced a cloudy, hazy straw yellow color with a fluffy, pillow like four to five fingers of head. Very minimal lacing and slight carbonation.

Smell: Yeast, spices, bread, but banana is the dominant player here. Lemon follows through too. I pick up a sweetness that helps set off the banana to another level.

Taste: Banana! Like liquid banana bread in a glass. The dough, yeast quality is mixed with the lemon and a touch of sweetness and a finish of slight bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: Soft and creamy light to maybe light medium feel. Decent higher level of carbonation creates a crisp finish while at the same time staying velvety.

Overall: I have not had many from the style but this is so refreshing and enjoyable. Goes down like nothing and not filling or heavy leaving me wanting more. (839 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great example of a hefeweizen. While the smell and flavors were more muted than I typically prefer (I would have liked them to be more pronounced), there is no denying that they tasted great. Banana, coriander, and a lot of yeast flavors. There's a touch of spice, but really the beer is not too strong, and alcohol cannot be detected easily by taste. The appearance may be its strongest point, as it pours a large white head unlike many beers within the style. Overall, this may not be the most memorable hefeweizen, but everything comes together to make a solid and refreshing beer. (594 characters)

Photo of Bills453
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a hefeweizen glass, excellent. Nice cloudy hazy orange yellow color. Makes you think of the whet fields this beer is created from.

Smell - very floral and sweet smelling. A normal hefeweizen smell, smells fantastic!

Taste - really quite delicious and I'm pretty surprised about this beer. Picked it up randomly at my local beer place, what an excellent decision.

Mouthfeel - smooth, refreshing and crisp. What a great summer brew.

Overall - a fantastic hefeweizen. (507 characters)

Photo of sommersb
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-14-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

A: Very large and creamy white head tops the bright golden beer. The first pour is surprisingly mostly clear for a hefeweizen; the last pour is somewhat hazy from the yeast. Very good in the head retention with a good amount of lace.

S: Typical aromas of banana, bubble gum and cloves from the yeast, plus citrus fruits such as lemon and orange.

T: Fruity, with citrus and tropical fruits. Not really sweet or dry, it is very balanced. Bitterness is very low. This hefe seems to have more of a likeness to a witbier than most.

M: Crisp mouthfeel from the light body and high carbonation. The finish is dry and fruity.

O: All in all a solid beer, however I'd prefer it to have a touch more malt/sweetness. Still a treat for a refreshing summertime beer. (909 characters)

Photo of Smurf2055
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Part of a blind taste off between this and Weihenstephaner.

Pours a murky golden.

Smell is sweet banana, cloves, and gum.

The taste is a lot of coriander, wheaty. Good taste and great drinkability, but I picked it out (even without having it) because it was a bit more sour up front, and had a bit of a funky finish. Whether or not I would be able to notice it if I didn’t have the Weihenstephaner there, I’m not sure.

Overall, still a good beer, but not as good as Weihenstephaner (493 characters)

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.