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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

866 Reviews
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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
Germany

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 donnebaby
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great blobs of tight, even head billow out Cloudy, dull gold color that shined somehow. Lots of spicy banana and melon creaminess on the surface with more sweet banana in the background, like fermenting bananas. Lots of mellow potentness that becomes more pronounced once the head falls off until it's almost unruly with rank fermentation.

Taste is sharp in clean grains and fermenting citrus. Carbonation is low, and almost nonexistent, and the liquid enters the mouth like water, spreading salty grains and some low citric fruitiness and acidity back into the throat. Some residual hop dryness and candy banana notes in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin compared to other hefeweizens I've had...but those haven't been German so...what do I know?! Funky, rough, hefe, with good complexity. Grew on me as I drank. (816 characters)

Photo of necoadam
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this stuff with dinner at The Mooring in Newport, RI

Pours out a hazy yellow color with a nice head that stays with you for some time. Smell consisted of lemons and cloves mxing with each other. Not as much of a banana aroma as in other hefe's out there. Taste was down the same path as the smell. Quite crisp and acidic in taste with the carbonation blending in good amounts. Finishes somewhat tart, but yet dry. Not bad, went well with some shrimp and lobster tails, but there are better hefe's out there for the price. (540 characters)

Photo of Joey7F
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really solid offering from Ayinger. Definitely my favorite Hefe, because while it still has that banany taste it is not overpowering or too sweet at all. I could drink another 355ml bottle of the stuff. It smells great but that does not mean it knocks you out. It pours cloudy and it gives more head than a Clinton intern. Highly recommended!

--Joey (362 characters)

Photo of Dithyramb
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled last evening from the bottle that matches the picture for $5.25. Served at Tapas Teatro in North Baltimore with a thick lemon slice and just a little too cold, so I let it warm a bit and put the lemon in my water. No freshness date, but it didn’t seem overly old. Took the opportunity to read the labels. The front is definitely old school. The back has the typical American crap about pregnant mothers and where the bottle can be recycled. Appears to be labeled for American consumption, yet still brewed and bottled in the motherland.

The head rose quickly. I wasn’t given the proper glassware, so the frothy white head with the tight bubbles spilled over onto the table. The bottle conditioning allowed the head to be untamed, so the beer could only be poured in small doses. Excellent retention. It poured a cloudy dirty blonde.

The aroma is mostly lemon citrus and cloves.

The carbonation is the first sensation; note the excellent head retention mentioned earlier. Although all the typical flavors are evident (cloves, yeast, banana, lemon, band aids) they are very nicely balanced. Even when it warmed a bit, it didn’t get overly clove or pepper laden, as many seem to do. The hops are hardly evident. The oily clove-flavored yeast gives a great mouthfeel that coated the inside of my mouth.

Went well with several tapas, from crab balls to seasoned London broil to spicy sausage in paella. I think this would definitely be worth having a few. (1,473 characters)

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

Pours a hazy golden colour with an nice big white head. Head stuck around for a good while. Aroma has a bit of tart citrus followed by the nice banana, cloves notes so typical of hefe. Taste is richer than some Hefe's I have had such as Erdinger or Paulaner. However it is still refreshing and not as heavy or rich as Schneider Weiss. Mouthfeel is nice with great carbonation. Overall a very good hefe that I would gladly buy again. (432 characters)

Photo of Hibernator
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this German Hefe-Weizen out of a 11.2 oz brown bottle and served in a pilsner glass.

I paired this beer with some Belmont goat cheese and wheat English crackers. This is one amazing pairing and truly enhances each other. Thanks to BA for the Hefeweizen/Goat Cheese combo recommendation.

The appearance is a cloudy yellow and unfiltered. Great lacings that stick and stay.

Awesome smelling brew...cloves, citrus, and bannana are right up front in the nose. This is what I have been looking for in this style beer.

The taste is somewhat fruity with an almost green apple-like tartness, with a prominent clove flavor. Some bitterness and a little spicy.

This is one of the best Hefe-Weizens I have sampled yet and will be purchasing more of these in the near future. Check this beer out. (806 characters)

Photo of Beastdog75
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been drinking a lot of different hefeweizens lately, and in a way I'm starting to get a little burnt out on the style. At some points all the hefes I was having were starting to taste the same (bananas, cloves, yeast, etc.). Ayinger's Brau Weisse stood out in a few ways though, and it is one of the top examples of the style in my opinion.

This weissbier poured a cloudy yellow/gold color with a decent foamy head that lasted for a little over a minute. The smell wasn't too outstanding, but it was mostly fruity with some ripe banana, canned fruit, and light spice scents. This brew felt smooth on the palette, which was typical of the style. The flavors in the beer were very well done as there was a very nice fruity presence all throughout it. Bananas were present along with cloves and other spice-like notes. The wheat flavors add a bit of a rawness to it that really balances out the sweetness (along with the slight dryness in the finish). The aftertaste has some lingering fruitiness and spices, with no alcoholic warmth to finish it out.

It seems like many BAs have said that they have trouble reviewing beers like standard American lagers because they all end up tasting very similar. I felt I was starting to get that way with hefeweizens, but this one was actually somewhat noteworthy and is definitely worth a shot if you see it in a store. (1,366 characters)

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

Pale yellow to white, almost Hoegaarden wit colored. Ayinger's hefe glass is cool because it's thin near the bottom and swirled glass makes it so easy to hold. Eggshell colored head that dissipates into almost trace lacing. Big banana nose with some other yeasty traditional smells typical of a hefeweizen of this caliber. Silky smooth on the tongue, some banana esters, and finishes crisp; tempting another sip. A royal hefeweizen that demands attention amongst the competition. Downright righteous. (500 characters)

Photo of studentofbeer
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer smells lemony and sweet. There's definitely some of the traditional bubblegum sugar, and a even little pear. It has a hazy honey color with a pretty, fluffy white head, which fell pretty fast. I swear, I washed this glass really well this time. Oh well.

The tast comes crisp, citric and acidic. It's very creamy with high carbonation, and leaves a nice bready dryness in the finish. The beer is very light on the tongue and no flavor dominates over the other. there's a little clove or some other dark flavor in the taste that adds a bit of spice and complexity, but my overall impression of this beer is light and refreshing beer with a mild taste.

This is one of my favorites with a salad or a light omelette because the lemony acidity and tight wheat flavor relax the palette and can handle the subtlety of fresh greens and the sourness of a vinegar dressing, as well as cutting through eggs and cheese in an omelette. One of my favorite hefes overall. (970 characters)

Photo of Sixpack595
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This is the kind of brew that makes me love summer. Hazy straw color with a creamy head of tight white foam. Aroma is a bit muted, lemons and a bit of musty yeast sneak through. Flavor screams summer. Lemony and zesty with a spicy kick. Prickly carbonation improves an otherwise thin mouthfeel. (294 characters)

Photo of kbub6f
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head is biggish, noisy, white, bubbly, foamy. The beer is a clear, pale gold with big, fast bubbles. Last pour is hazy. Mmmm... nice, spicy, buttery nose. Apples too. The beer starts fruity, tangy, peppery, turning thick, buttery, fruity. Some nice milk fades in with temperature. The finish features apples and more butter. Apples throughout turn more banana-like as the beer warms. This is just a very good, fresh, tasty, fruity, buttery, spicy beer. (456 characters)

Photo of mschofield
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, topped with a three finger pillowy white head, leaves rings of lace.
Clove filled aroma, wheat/grassy note, lemon.
Clove, some banana, hayfield taste. Lemon Slightly bitter and nicely tart.
Medium bodied and dry. Well worth the price. (274 characters)

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

A good sized beige head sat atop this cloudy gold offering I had at the Winking Lizard. Clove, lemon and a slight bit of banana hit the nose before I drank. Spicey with a small fruit underlining the beverage. Small amounts of yeast and wheat came through at the end. Enjoyable, refreshing, and well made. I'll defintely have it again. (334 characters)

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle, this beer grew a sizeable head but didn't retain the crown atop of the cloudy gold body. The aroma seemed to be dominated by clove, banana, lemon, and wisps of wheat. The flavors were lightly spiced banana with some grassy and yeasty notes. It's a pleasant and refreshing brew. (301 characters)

Photo of maek228
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've never had an authentic Hefe-Weizen before, so I'm amped up about trying this one. Oddly enough...this is a pint...plus one ounce? whaaaa?

Appearance- This is a cloudy gold with champange like carbonation thats in it for the long haul. The head aint going anywhere, excellent staying power. Wicked carbonation.

Smell- Kinda lemon grass tea, smells of some spices....cloves. I'm liking the smell of this one.

Taste- Like it smells. I'm detecting this odd taste in it and I'm guessing that its the wheat in the beer. I've never had a wheat beer so the wheatey taste...well, it must be wheat. A mild oil residue is left in my mouth after swallowing. A kiss of hops like a peck on the cheek from Mom. This taste is all to well rounded, I just had a toasted wheat sandwich and this is washing it down proper.

Mouthfeel- Heavy carbonation, that eludes to a lemoney, spicey taste that is amplified by the wheat.

Drinkablility- Goddamn delicious. I feel like I'm in Europe right now. The taste of this beer, while not drastically different from anything I've ever had, is definitly something unique. I look foward to more beers of this type.

Ayinger Brau-Weisse did me right. It comes recomended (1,212 characters)

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

Luminous straw coloured beer lightly cloudy under a hearty, white and meringue-like head of foam. Had good retention. Nice beer to contemplate on a sun drenched afternoon.

The aromas were superb. Fresh citrus fruits (lemons and limes mostly so no need to garnish with them) and a nice harmonized underpinning of wheat malt. A light jab of white pepper to close out the whiff.

The flavours were delicate and quenching being ushered in by a silky medium bodied texture. Mildly tart wheat mingling with tropical fruit and oranges all propped by a lazy acidity. The final was juicy and yeasty. Very refreshing and a very well balanced beer.

Tossed greens sprinkled with chunks of goat cheese, avocado and freshly chopped red peppers come to mind when drinking this. I will seek this out again when I am stateside. (818 characters)

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 (513 characters)

Photo of SheepNutz
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half-a-liter bottle poured into a Weizen glass. It pours a slightly hazy gold color with three fingers of head. There is just a little lacing left on the glass. The smell is full of banana and cloves, fruity esters and wheat. The taste brings back more of the clove and banana. A fairly fruity taste, with a hint of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is very thick and heavy for a Weizen. The drinkability is good as well. A solid Hefe! (435 characters)

Photo of tjd25
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really impressive opaque honey yellow color. Dense persistent head. Yeast and fruits in the smell. The taste is also fruity, with lemon, and some hints of bananas. A pleasing sweetness. Wheat and yeasts clearly perceptible The mouthfeel is very enjoyable, the taste of hops is reduced and gives the beer a high drinkability. A very good beer in my opinion. (356 characters)

Photo of Tballz420
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This brew is a very cloudy orange body, well maintained white foam head on top. Banana scent, the one we love. This has a bit of a tartness to it, kicking after the banana/lemon/clove taste of this style. Nice full mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice hefe, there are better but this one is not bad. (296 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of a standard Hefeweizen sized 500 ml bottle. Aroma is very faintly banana. Looks decent with a cloudy pale golden body, but the head is a bit too small for the style. The head also dies out very quickly and little to no lace is observed later. Lively carbonation and light mouthfeel. Taste is light on the bananas and clove, and much more leaning towards lemon, orange peel, and pineapple. Very refreshing and crisp, but lacks the creaminess of some other hefeweizen beers I have tried. (498 characters)

Photo of surfmeister
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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 (345 characters)

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (623 characters)

Photo of Redrover
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (861 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (425 characters)

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