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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 868
Hads: 1,964
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 140
Gots: 223 | FT: 0
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Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Photo of pikemark
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow I really liked this one. I poured it into a weizen glass and immediately smelled some raisin. The color was very hazy straw with not much head, lacing was crazy. Further drinking gave off a lot of banana too.

The taste was a little different than most of the hefes I had. Stronger. Still clean and crisp but with much more body.

It could be the nice whether but this one is a definite favorite. Pick this one up. It actually might be up there as my favorite hefe. This really must be a authentic Bavarian Hefe-Weizen. (528 characters)

Photo of HogHill
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a four pack of these from my local brew store.
Poured a straw to golden color with a lovely 2 inch foamy head. Clarity is pretty good for a hefe, but the trademark haze is still present.

A fairly aromatic ale, with some wheat, spice and yeast notes.

This german wheat beer tastes a bit bready, with cloves being the more dominant traditional flavor here. Feels light to medium bodied, with a good deal of carbonation.

Extremely drinkable, goes down so fast on warm sunny days. It's a shame that my purchase was only a 4 pack.

Overall a solid representative of the Hefe-weizen family. (605 characters)

Photo of ChrisBowers
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An exceptional example of the style, served on tap at Sean Bolans. Poured into proper Ayinger glassware. Pours a hazy yellow with a nice 1" head on top. Aroma is citrusy, very pleasant. Taste is oh so refreshing. Citrus notes combine with a yeasty spiciness and a touch of sweetness in the end. When poured with a properly mixed gas you could drink these all day. One of the most drinkable beers around for sure. Its a gem on tap if you can find it. (449 characters)

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Still working on the tongue for hefes. It poured very pale gold (almost the shade of a sunrise) with a two-finger deep head. It receded to a spotty film and would create a stringy lace. The nose is yeast, followed by bananas and cloves. The flavor is very full and just rolls around the inside of the mouth and up the nose. Slightly sweet malts, but the banana is almost cloying and does not fall away lightly. Some citrus too, lime maybe. The mouthfeel is expansive. Just takes over the taste and smell senses. I like this beer, well enough to buyit again. (557 characters)

Photo of BeerBob
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Bräu-Weisse “Authentic Bavarian Hefe-Weizen” pours a cloudy orange from a 330ml dark brown glass bottle. Head goes well over three fingers before dropping down to a full foam cap with loads of lace.

Nose gives only hints of clove, banana, and a damp black pepper. Palate is a tart wheat and banana, with clove and a touch of black pepper followed by the pleasant bight of carbonation.

Ayinger Bräu-Weisse put simply is a most delightfully brew offered by Bräu Von Aying... See it, buy it, and then take it home and drink it... Cheers! (553 characters)

Photo of whynot44
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light/medium bodied, straw color with a substantial white head.

Aroma is bready with banana, citrus and clove notes.

Taste is fairly soft, biscuits, fruit - banana, lemon, peach - yeast, and a bit of clove with a touch of hops bite at the end. Starts slightly sweet, finishes slightly tart.

Very Smooth and extremely easy to drink.

This would be excellent for a hot summer day, but drinkable anytime. Should go well with lighter food such as fish. (463 characters)

Photo of horndecker
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a cloudy golden orange, with a prodigous sudsy head and lots of lace.
The nose is spicy, with cloves and orange apparent. There is the faintest aroma of bananas and yeast at first, but this increases as it warms.
The taste is sweet malt and grain, citric and banana, with mild bittering hops and somewhat dry finish. The yeasty carbonation fills the mouth nicely, very refreshing, very drinkable. A nice weisse. (422 characters)

Photo of AlexJ
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favs, finally up for review. Into my Brooklyn Weiss glass it goes, a radient yellow-amber brew, quite hazy, and capped with 3 inches of cloud white head. Head retention is good with zero lacing.

As soon as I popped the cap, the air took on a perfume of bananas and bubblegum. As I stick my schnoz deeper into the glass, peppery spice and clove, banana bread, and spritzy lemony zest greet my senses. This is absolutely how I want a hefe to smell, perfect.

The beer explodes upon my palate with an abundance of bubblegum and banana clove citrus spice. On the sweeter side of hefes, but nowhere near cloying. The candy sweetness is balanced by the lemony zing. There's an ample measure of yeasty goodness in there. Almost enough to satisfy my ever ravenous craving for Belgian ales. Mouthfeel is medium light, very refreshing, and almost creamy feeling. Top-notch all the way! (899 characters)

Photo of Padron4KM
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, no date code.

Pours out like a hazy yellow sunset, light orangy yellow at the top of the glass, fading to pale straw towards the bottom.

Head is large, thick, creamy and long lasting. As it slowly fades it leaves a a thick pattern of lacing.

Aroma is banana pudding with a vanilla wafer crust, a touch of pepper.

creamy smooth doughy mouthfeel.

Flavor is spicy first, (pepper and clove,) then a touch lemony sweet in the middle, banana and pepper on the finish.

It was a warm day today and this was the perfect refresher. (555 characters)

Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has the coolest bottlecap, and the little scene depicted here accurately decribes the smell; fresh-cut green grass, clear blue sky, fresh lemony summer breeze.

Light golden color with a practically perfect pure-white head, this was a mish-mash of all the flavors I get from other Weiss beers: sugary, peppery, banana-fruity, clove-spicy, citrusy, it's all there. Possibly a bit over-sweet, but it's quite refreshing even in early March, with the typical massive carbonation I'd exppect. I can't wait to pick one of these up when I'm sweating my arse off this nice hot and muggy NY summer. I'll have to put a bug in the ear of the people at Loreley to get this on tap this year... (682 characters)

Photo of ahking
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was more impressed with this beer after having tried a few more hefe weizens. Nice complex citrus flavors make this a pleasingly tangy beer that balances with a sweet malt after taste. Hop aroma is a little weak in this beer, but that is excused. Pours with an impressive head that sticks around for a few minutes. Recommended -- great example of the style. (359 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy gold color, which pours a with a full 1" of foamy head, and settles into a solid creamy layer. Smell is lightl clove and citrus, slight hops presence, creamy smell which carries over into the taste. All the flavors are rounded off and smooth. Slightly smokey and sweet, clove is hidden under that top layer with yeast and corriander. Citrus also makes it's presence known. Mouthfeel and drinkability get very high for the smooth, creamy way the beer sits with you. (474 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Supped at Tony's Tratoria in Waterloo Iowa.

Deep gold with a fuzzy, tight, creamy white head. The only beer I can rightfully compare this to was Duvel, and although the head wasn't quite as nice, it was damn close. Wonderful looking

Smelled like a proper weizen; tasty spice mixed with tasty fruit. Bananas everywhere, along with wheatmalt.

Tastes wonderful! Wheatmalt up front, cloves and nut, followed immediately after by soft, milky fruit falling into a harder twang of orange. Aftertaste of white pepper and spice. Everything was lightly sugared. Complicated and delicious.

Goddamn do I love weizens, and this was one of the very best. (653 characters)

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

Paid $1.99 for a 500mL bottle...

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden base with a huge white head great retention but no signs of lacing. The aroma is a big punch of wheat with a side of lemon.

This beer tasts like classic German Hefe-Weisse, nice malty flavor with a small burst of wheat and a mixed fruit combinaiton with lemon leading and orange and banana tones in the background, a nice diverse mix. The mouthfeel is a little heavier than a normal Hefe and it's a little much sometimes in the mouth. The drinkability fits in line but at 5.1% it's a stronger than normal Hefe, but it feels heavier to offset this.

Final Thought: Good. Solid. Hefe. (662 characters)

Photo of ghurux86
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy dark yellow, almost slightly orange. the head is creamy and mostly white. there is little lacing as well.
smells pretty good. banana, orange, some spices that i can't identify.
it tastes pretty good. mostly like the smell, it's pretty complex and hard to pick out individual flavors, but the ones that can be smelt can also be tasted.
it feels nice and smooth and has medium carbonation.
i could drink this beer all day long, although it's not the best hefe i've had. (487 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours less opaque than most weiss beers I've had (except the filtered ones of course). A straw yellow color with a big, fluffy head.
Smell is of sweet malty goodness, with yeast, fruit (lemon & orange) and spices (clove & pepper).
Taste is more complex than the smell, with malt, spice, fruit, bread and banana flavors. Alcohol does show some as the brew warms and the banana flavor increases as well.
Mouthfeel is a nice light effervescence all over the mouth & tongue, medium body, but could be smoother.
Drinkability is pretty good but could be better. (559 characters)

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

First beer I ever bought, and I still think it's great.

Pours a nice clear straw yellow colour (careful not to disturb the yeast, this is excellent with the yeast as well, and makes it cloudy). thick ever growing long lasting creamy white head. tons of carbonation, swirling and spiraling around in the beer.

Aroma is all about the yeast and bread. Fairly pungent and nice.

Taste is again a wollop of bread and yeast. There is a faint essence of apple (as in cider) in there as well. taste is crisp and somewhat savoury. finish is similar to what you would have after you ate a piece of fresh sourdough bread.

mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice carbonation presence. fits well with the flavour in not being over burdening.

This beer is refreshing. I like to pour a pint of it, drink for a bit, and then swish the rest around and pour it in with all the yeasty goodness. well recommended, especially if you like hefe-weizens. (945 characters)

Photo of walleye
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from the bottle. poured a cloudy staw color with a white head. aroma sour, lemony, floral, fruity, yeast, hints of pepper. flavor,grapefruit with sugar on it, other citrus flavores, some bananas, wheat, with a hint of lemon. I am not a big fan of this style of beer but this one might be my turning pointe, this was very refreshing and easy to drink. (350 characters)

Photo of rousee
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours murky gold with lovely 1-2 finger cap of fluffy foam. Fades quickly to 1mm.

Smell is very fruity almost Belgian blonde type smell--not much banana that is typical of Hefe's but more honey-like and grassy reminding me of a Belgian blonde. These same attributes are present when tasting too.

In my opinion, the reason this is so highly rated for its style is due to the complexity we associate with various Belgian brews and this has that complexity both in the nose and taste. I do tend to prefer the stronger banana taste but this is still pretty damn good. Rich foamy caramel tastes build on the finish and provide a lot to the mouthfeel which is dry but slightly caramel--ish.

This one excels in the drinkability department. It is so smooth and easy to drink, you could have a bunch of these. Even more the case on a hot day, but I was trying it in the late Fall. Its a good thing that these aren't too high on ABV or they would be really dangerous. (966 characters)

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

A hazy pale gold sits beneath a large white long lasting head.Subtlely spiced grainy aroma with a touch of vanilla.The flavor brings a moderate banana and vanilla mixture, very low key but very full taste.This is my first Hefe -Weisse, but definitely not my last.I am looking forward to trying some other examples.I am impressed. (329 characters)

Photo of beertaster13
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice beer, pours a nice hazy orange with white cream streaks, the head is a nice delicious white. The smell is of lemon zest and spices, banannas and rum linger, a hint of floral hop. The taste is very sweet and spicy, the bananas thicken the taste with a nice smooth nutmeg spice backing, very nice. Will drink again. (323 characters)

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

Bountiful bright white head on a cloudy straw-yellow body.
Aromas of bananas, cloves, and lemon zest. Bananas and lemon zest with a citric tang and very little bitterness. Light in body and highly carbonated.

Ayinger Brau-Weisse contains a veritable fruit basket of flavors. The banana & clove flavors are there, but are not overpowering. This has the makings of a great session bier. (388 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle, in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Copper color, slightly hazy. Thick, frothy head of foam.

Aroma: Slight spiciness, subdued yeasty aroma. Not much fruit in the nose.

Flavor/Body: Wheat malt flavor prominant, fruitiness is there but only slightly tends toward banana/clove flavor. A little citrusy in the finish. Highly carbonated and refreshing.

On the estery/phenolic scale of south German wheat beers, this ranks on the low end, similar to Erdinger. It's a good session beer, but it lacks a lttle complexity. (538 characters)

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. (321 characters)

Photo of diamonddave
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an extremely cloudy yellow/gold, which I reckon is to be expected from an unfiltered wheat beer. The head died down and dissipated almost immediately, which makes me wonder if my bottle wasn't a little flat. Didn't seem to affect the taste, though.

This smells yeastier than [insert victim's name]'s mom. I happen to like yeast though (at least in a beer), so that's fine. Also a bit of grain and lemon.

The yeast comes out in the taste as well, along with hints of citrus and something else. Cloves, I'm guessing. Light and refreshing with a spicy kick. I think it would be awesome to drink this on the back porch while taking in the scent of freshly mowed grass. Since my lazy ass doesn't feel like actually getting up and doing any mowing, though, this theory shall go untested.

This is a really boffo beer. Awfully hard to come by (at least in the Midwestern shit town where I hang my hat) and kinda pricy, but every once in a while you gotta tell yourself you're worth it. Don'tcha, tiger? (1,009 characters)

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.