Ayinger Frühlingsbier - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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Reviews by czfreeman:
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
Found this on the shelf at the downtown Munich Reve grocery, apparently the only bottle the store received by mistake. Mine! Surprisingly enough, I saw more Ayinger Stateside than in Munich.
Upon R&D every description categorizes this brew as a Keller Bier, not a Berliner Weiss. I'll let the tasting make the decision.
Pours a slightly murky golden tone, lots of carbonation. The main selling point of this brew is a extremely light delicate, yet full fluffy head the consistency of cotton. Quite a nice looking brew. I've seen Keller Beers that look exactly like this as well as Berliner Weiss. The mystery continues...
Onto the aromatics. A tart musty lemony aroma greets my nose. a bit of yeast funk, fresh grain, toasted bread,overripe pears, Meyer lemon, finishing with a musty grain/fresh citrus combo that is extremely enjoyable. A buttery note rounds out aroma. I could smell this all day long. This is really nice stuff especially after a winter of overly sweet German bock/dunkles It's musty and funky enough to be a Keller bier, yet the lemon acidity immediately recall Berliner Kindl Weiss.
Light, delicate and tart on the palate. Lemon, grain, yet rounded out by a slightly buttery character The carbonation is cleansing and finishes the brew with a light tongue tingling acidity. The mustiness i more dominant than in other Berliner Weiss beers I've had, and this leans in the Keller bier category. Highly enjoyable light brew. Unfortunately the aroma is several notches higher in power than the flavor.
After having the house Kellerbier at the Ayinger Brewery several months back, reflecting on my flavor impressions make this brew the spring version of the summer standard. The acidity is high enough to be a Berliner, but the musty yeasty grain-like complexity take this to a different level. No matter what you call it, or whose Keller you get it from, its still a highly drinkable, light, refreshing brew. I am convinced once again Aying can make no mistakes. Shame I snagged the only one
03-17-2010 20:20:32 | More by czfreeman
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3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
The label says nothing about it being a weissbier.
500ml bottle with the seasonal Ayinger cap. Best by: 10/11.
It pours a hazy whitesh gold, much like a Berlinner Weisse or witbier. The head is white and fluffy but leaves no lacing.
It smells really fresh and inviting. It is lightly bready with some honey sweetness, lightly fruity, with a springy hop note.
The flavor is a bit tart. It is lemony and fruity with a slight bit of hop bitterness. The finish has some earthy fruitiness. Overall it seems to just wisps across the tongue. It isn't light Per se but the mouthfeel is very smooth velvety.
It is a good pick for a spring or summer beer for sure.
05-09-2011 14:57:05 | More by crossovert
3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Pour is all white thick lovely head at first, but rather quickly the murky straw-colored liquid rises as the head settles. Rich lacings.
S: Rich wheat - ripe banana, very sweet. Citric notes. Bread and honey.
T: Follows the taste, but a bit bitter and more citric. The breadyness is stronger than the banana.
M: Light body and rich carbonation. Aftertaste is rather short.
O: A Berliner Weisse, no way - no lacto bachteria. As a Hefe not bad at all - I see that my rewiev is of a Hefe and not a Berliner Weisse.
05-24-2013 18:45:51 | More by Evil_Pidde
5/5 rDev +29.2%
Had this at the ayinger braustube in aying, Germany last week.
Wow! Truly the best lager I've ever had. Also for the record this beer is an unfiltered version of the jahrhundart beer, unlike the "hefe" the site reads it as.
A- gorgeous straw color with some yeast flakes floating about with a nice soapy head
S- balanced hop/ breast malt aroma that let's you know it's a nice refreshing lager
M- medium to full bodied
T- upfront noble hop flavor that is very balanced but assertive. Then a very earthy malty finish that lingers.
O- my favorite beer I had in Germany and it really does deserve every bit of a perfect rating.
04-02-2014 22:05:57 | More by markleyc06
Ayinger Frühlingsbier from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.