Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 860
Hads: 1,942
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 5.57%
Wants: 133
Gots: 214 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was quite spritzy with a light quenching acidity to it, which I can only surmise was from the yeast & wheat. There was some fruitiness and it was appropriately hazy as a traditional weiss should be. I really like this as a summer refresher, the acidity makes this a brew for a lazy hot day. (300 characters)

Photo of steelreign
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you like hefe-weizens, this will surely fit the bill. Everything about it is typcial, but slightly better than most others. The taste is quite refreshing, and I believe I made a mistake by trying this so late in the year. I would probably prefer this when the weather is hot since it is rather light and crisp. Slight banana and bready notes are predominant. A very nice example with a nice mouthfeel. I can certainly see myself drinking alot of this next summer! (466 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A light bodied Hefe-Weizen. Malts are fruity, banana, cloves and peaches. Smooth and creamy. A really nice mouthfeel, the rest of the beer is kind of ordinary. Light and refreshing, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. (345 characters)

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

Pours a cloudy medium straw color, with a huge frothy white head that mostly lasts, leaving good lace on the glass. Aroma is quite big and nice - banana, lemon, cookie dough, honey, some clove. Flavor is also quite large - sweet start with a good bit of banana and honey, some spiciness in the middle and end, and a slightly sour, acidic finish. Medium-full bodied, but not heavy at all. Lively carbonation. Supremely drinkable, perfect for quaffing on a nice summer day, out on the boat fishing...and would pair equally well with said fish at the dinner table. (561 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't resist trying another weisse. Actually, I have had this before just never reviewed it. Ayinger makes great beer.

Pours nice cloudy yellow/orange with nice head. Yeasty and fruity smelling. A little too much grain comes through the nose. Taste follows this through. Lots of citrus and bread or yeast and a little sweet. Good carbonated bite. Malty finish with a rather dry mouthfeel. These are all characteristics I like in beer.

This is one of my favorite Hefes (476 characters)

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

Light pale cloud of whiteish yellow with a two finger high head off white tight pillowy cream, the very top much like a moonscape that settles as slowly as sand in an hour glass to a thin steady foam always present; lace is drippy. Smell has a strong sense of banana at first pour with the clove, but subsides as it sits it becomes more of a regular hefe aroma but still favorable of dullish lemon, yeasty must, and the banana and clove not so potent. Taste is mild and full of a soild hefe, good heft with a frothy bold wheat start that leads into the lemon citrus brigade, quite smooth, lightly sour, calming banana and musty yeast takes some grip as it pushes through into the finish with nice lingering clove. Feel starts easy and smooth and fills up quickly to a pretty solid fullness with a substantially lasting finish. This is one very nice hefe, quite enjoyable, refreshing and flavorful. Another one to keep around in the fridge during the summer; heck, any time will due. (982 characters)

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

A nice, light hefe. Some clove taste, but not as spicy as some stronger versions. Refreshing, although somewhat thin. Poured a large head, with good retention. Very light in color.Taste is fruity, with more than a hint of banana. Very good, becoming one of my favorite (if not the favorite) hefe. Extremely drinkable. (317 characters)

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

This weiss beer poured a cloudy, golden brown color with white foam that settled. The smell was fruity with citrus notes, and with malt and wheat and yeast aromas. The taste was light wheat and grain with notes of fruit and citrus; overall it was slightly sweet but with a bit of tartness. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body. The aftertaste was very pleasant. This was a medium-light and refreshing beer. (411 characters)

Photo of SeanChouffe
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This heffe-weizen poured to a very large dominant head and was quite lively and bubbly. It has a hazy golden yellow coloring with a fair lace around the glass (although the head died quickly). The smell was kind of a fruity/citrus with a hint of banana. Quite aromatic. The taste was slightly sweet and had a dry finish – with a little bite. Not very strong or distinctive flavor though. It is a drinkable beer, but I got bored quickly. (437 characters)

Photo of BitteBier
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressively effervescent with a substantial head that is (accordingly) more bubbly that foamy. Hazy color ranges from from light lemon yellow to a more orangish-yellow where the glass is wider. Smell is light and soft, lacking the crisp bite found in many wheat beers. Bready grain scent dominates, complemented by light whiffs of lemon and clove. What struck me most about the smell was its strength during the pour; my nose didn't need to be anywhere near it. A remarkably soft (again, as opposed to crisp) feel and taste. This adds to this beer's drinkability but makes it less interesting and less refreshing than many others of its kind. Mouthfeel is likewise somewhat filmier than most. Of course, grain, not hops, dominates the taste. A pleasant, bready flavor with a little bit of tang. There are wheat beers that are much more interesting than this one, but scarcely any that go down more smoothly. (908 characters)

Photo of Zraly
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy tea-yellow with a huge cloud of whiteness floating atop. The head dissipated rather quick, though. Excellent carbonation and smells like bananas, lemons, and...pureed baby fruit. heh.

The flavor is stellar and presents itself in proper hefeweizen form. Wonderful flavors of banana, fruit, clove-like spice, and wheat. Faint hops provide a slight bitter ending...very lemonade like finish, tart and sweet. The carbonation adds a tingle and fizz. Nice.

Another quality hefeweizen that I would definately recommend. (526 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque golden color with a huge frothy white head. Vast amount of bubbles streaming up to the head kept the head alive to the end.

Smell was strong of cloves, subdued banana. Faintly citrusy with a mild yeasty aroma.

Taste was of bready malt and strong cloves/spices. Banana taste was overcome by the spices. Had a lingering clove finish.

Feel was light-bodied, a little thin and watery. More fizzy than others of the style.

Good drinkability. Easy to knock back a few over the course of a day. Not top-caliber but a good one nonetheless. (560 characters)

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

Now here's a beer loaded with character....from first pour you can see this is a high quality beer...pours a very cloudy, hazy gold with a nice spritzy 1/4 white head...Nice Hefe nose...at first whiff it's bananas, but then as I whiff deeper I get cloves and then lemons...The mouthfeel is tight, charged up, and medium bodied..creamy mouthfeel too...quite a bit of the lemon on the flavor with not much of the banana..the lemon really works nicely with the tight, charged up mouthfeel....this is a quencher from start to finish....the cloves enter deeper in and on the long finish....Not my favorite Hefe of all time but a very good one and a great summer quencher...a lot of character in this beer..

**Got much more banana on additional tastings...maybe the initial one was an older sample... (795 characters)

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

This is a very good hefeweizen loaded with flavor. It pours a hazy dull yellow color with a big fluffy white head that remains until the last drop is gone. The aroma is rather spicy (clove) mixed with yeast and citrus. Each sip of this medium bodied beer begins spicy (clove again) before flavors of banana and bubblegum move in to finish it off. A mild fruity flavor is left behind.

This beer is very drinkable and has a nice flavor. I was a little disappointed that it only comes in 4 packs for a higher price than a 6 pack of Paulaner. (541 characters)

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

Ok second weiss of the night..Ayinger always a favourite brewer of mine.
Comes in the typical Ayinger slopped 500ml brown bottle..same simple label..and painted cap.
Very nice loking beer bright yellow and hazy with a very large pure white head.
Lovelly german hefe aroma..but this has more "spiciness" than bananas..also more wheat sourness is detetcted than usual.
Tatse is very nice as expected from the aroma the banana taste is muted..but theres an attractive creamyness to the beer, slightly bitter aftertaste.
Strangelly for it having a creamy flavour the mouthfeel doesnt hold out..it becomes rather watery near the end.
Drinkable summer beer..but far from the best of the style. (693 characters)

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

Damn tasty! Tangy, pungent aromatics-almost of mustard/tangy cheese-in a good way. Awesome pinpoint bubbling that trailed up the side of my glass like a fine Champagne. Tastes like a yeasty bananna bread that was baked with a couple of cloves stuck in it. A bit of twangy citrus mingles in the backgound. A fine beer that I will search out again (345 characters)

Photo of nomad
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a glowing but nicely hazy yellow color. Instantly, a volcanic eruption of carbonation emerged, with the glass filled from side to side with bubbles accelerating upwards. Also had a simple foam head that fell to a more rocky landscape, perfectly white, and a small amount of simple lace. A good looker.

Smelled of crisp wheat, a small and calm spice, and a barely sweet character. I got the feeling that banana esters wanted to come up but couldn’t. Taste, similarly, was of crisp and tasty wheat - an oustanding flavor, to me. Then a small sour flavor quietly came on, as well as a small hoppy and funky bread flavor. Lastly, there was an ounce of sweetness mixed in to complete the whole thing. The finish was dry, and dry enough.Great Bavarian version of a hefe-weizen. (I think I got a fresher bottle than some...) (828 characters)

Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy, golden color. There is a fairly decent head, which lingers a bit. The aroma is somewhat fruity: definitely citrus and mainly lemon, with a hint of yeast. Fairly decent body. Good wheat taste, with some citrus taste also. A very refreshing beer for a hot day, without giving up taste and body. VERY GOOD! (327 characters)

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

Appearance: Hazy yellow golden in color with a robust snow-white head and small streams of carbonation, good lacing. There is little sediment present.

Aroma: Lush aroma of cloves, ripe bananas, wheat malt, and lemon.

Taste: Opens with slightly tart wheat malt, ripe bananas and spicy cloves, soon followed by mild alcohol notes.
Fruit flavors, with bitter apple being most distinct, bring the taste to a close, the finale offering a quite distinct pepper note.

Mouth feel: Quite full and smooth, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: This is a pleasant Hefe-Weizen, quite competently made, and very drinkable. (605 characters)

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

The Ayinger Brau-Weisse comes from the bottle a hazy, pale gold and quickly rises to a big head that quickly dissipates, unlike some of its brethern, who have big rocky heads that will stick around longer.

The smell is of clove and a pleasant earthiness I can't quite pin down. Perhaps hay.

The taste is light spice, with clove dominant. There is a slight tartness on the back of the tongue that remains while the tastebuds in the advance guards tingle for more.

This is very refreshing, but doesn't have the complexity or the mouthfeel I've come to expect from favorites such as the Paulaner. It has worked well, however, has a good starter beer when I bring it to parties. Bud drinkers quickly learn that "cloudy" doesn't translate into "overpowering" or "thick." (774 characters)

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

It pours a beautiful hazy yellow with a thick white head. The smell is spicy with a hint of banana and a slight bubble gum smell lurking in the background. The taste is also spice and a bit of banana, and the beer is quite refreshing. This is a very drinkable beer, especially on a warm day. It may not have the complexity or charm of many other beers, but it's a very nice example of the style and is a pleasure to drink when the time is right. (445 characters)

Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served w/ lemon. A very delightful weisse. Just enough hops for bitterness to give it some bite. A fruitful blend of wheat, fruits and hops. The hop presence greets the taste buds first, then the beer finishes with a smooth, refreshing aftertaste. Definitely a beer to return to. (279 characters)

Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a huge thick, whip cream style head, dwindles down to a sheet. Strong aroma of lemon and yeast. Sharp and tarty up front, with some yeast and lemon peel noted. Consistent throughout, some clove and light apple peel noted towards the finish. Decent hefe, bordering on the wit style, well done. (325 characters)

Photo of BierReise
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a really nice Weizen. It has a beautiful golden cloudy body and a snow-white head on top. Nice wheat malt flavor and one of my favorite overall Weiss/Weizens. I am constantly impressed by the abundance of great beers coming from Germany and especially the Weizens. This one ranks with Paulaner and Schneider. You won't be dissapointed. (343 characters)

Photo of Thrasher
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incandescent waxy gold with foamy head that subsides to a decent half-centimeter or so. A fruity, sickly-sweet aroma with hints of lemon and gummi bears. Clean, refreshing flavor with distinct hefeweisse characteristics and also Ayinger's trademark understatedness. This beer does not wallop you over the head with its deliciousness; it must be sought and savored. Still it is perfectly enjoyable at face value, with a tangy and citrusy element as well as a sweetness that resembles lemonade. Velvety mouthfeel with some light spritziness. Mellow and ridiculously drinkable. A lighter, more user-friendly hefeweizen, not too stern or filling, excellent for a hot day or after a physical task of some sort. (705 characters)

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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