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Ayinger Bräu Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Reviews: 872
Hads: 1,981
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 142
Gots: 231 | 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 Tballz420
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of surfmeister
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Redrover
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of clvand0
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a yellow color with a nice white head and left no lacing on the glass. Very clear with nice carbonation. This beer represents what I think a hefeweissen should be. Aroma is fairly normal for what you'd expect from a hefe, but a little stronger. The flavor was very smooth and enjoyable. Very wheaty and a bit sweet with a grainy feel.

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Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy lemon yellow, like sunlight through fog.

Smell is light lemons and bananas and a bit of allspice.

Taste is that of a mild Hefe-Weizen, slightly sweet with the standard bananas and spice taste. This is a summer beer, light and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light, this is good for a summer beer.

Extremely drinkable basically covers the same slot as an American Budweiser, but this is 100 times better.

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Photo of Naerhu
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep yellow opaque body on pure white inch thick head.
Aroma: Huge honey, lemon juice, pinot grigio and ester aroma. No hop aroma.
Taste: Cloves under the rich banana flavor. No hop flavor. This needs a little more complexity to back up the intensity.
Mouthfeel: Creamy banana mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Amazing aroma an delicious. Gone in a flash.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a little cloudiness. The head was big and frothing.

Smell – They sure do have that yeast smell down pat. The aroma of this weizen is authentic and truly awesome. I hope this tastes better than their so-called “dunkel weizen.”

Taste – Yes, much better than the dunkel weizen. It’s kind of light for a hefe – more like a wit bier – but very pleasant. The yeast comes out some at the taste (still, not like in the nose though). There’s lots of summer fruits here as well along with a hint of hop balance.

Mouthfeel – Light and fluffy just as it should be. As I mentioned, I thought it was a little thinner than it should be, but otherwise the mouthfeel was right on.

Drinkability – This went down well. It wasn’t anything stellar, but it was close enough to the style to satisfy.

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Photo of Hobbz
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love Ayinger beers, but I don't often drink their wheats (for some reason).
Pour: Murky yellow-tan; plenty of foam and bubble action -- fills the wheat glass with good-looks. My bottle pour head subsided after little time.
Aroma: Full of hefe-weiz aroma -- fruity esters and lemon-sour tinge. Background hints of hefe (yeast) smell.
Taste: One of the better, standard German H-W out there (almost enters into my top echelon of the style): full flavor of H-W tastes to match its aroma. Pretty wet mouthfeel works the complex of flavor (wheat & yeast base, banana-clove experience with sweetness and some citrus as well). Nice.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: a slight off dusty smell detracts from the otherwise succulent banana bubblegum esters
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a puffy white head the quickly retreated to a film
Flavor: Lemon like wit beer taste. Fairly straightforward taste, a bit muted (I may be getting a cold). Some malt flavors come through in the aftertaste, but no sign of hop (but no sign of cloying either). A little of the bubblegum comes through in the aftertaste as well, but it seems it mostly goes to the nose. Very little of the yeast taste I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and bubbly. Medium body and a dry finish.
Overall Impression: Somehow I was hoping for more. It’s a well made beer, just didn’t blow my hair back.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of steelreign
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
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!

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Photo of beerguy101
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of goz
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of daledeee
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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Photo of tavernjef
4.47/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of BitteBier
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Zraly
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +8%
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...

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
92 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.