Ayinger Bräuweisse
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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #4
Ranked #2,063
4.18 | pDev: 9.09%
Ayinger Privatbrauerei
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Notes: Wheat ale with spicy, crisp taste. Unfiltered.

Ayinger, at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, is one of the world's most respected breweries. Family owned & operated since 1878.
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Translucent golden appearance with a large, fluffy white head and decent lacing. Aroma of wheat accented with banana, clove and lemon. Yeasty, wheaty, fruity, mildly sweet flavors; muted hops; some spiciness and tartness in the aftertaste. Creamy, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Smooth, fruity, long lasting finish. Great example of the style.

Apr 15, 2021
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jonphisher from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a little orange hue mixed in when held to the light. Head settles to a nice creamy layer of fluff.

Aroma on this one definitely leans spice as opposed to banana. It is surprisingly subtle, to me it smells like coriander. I smell subtle bubble gum but not much banana aroma in this hefe.

Flavor follows the nose to a tee first the spice then the bubble gum on the finish.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth and creamy/fluffy and soft. The carbonation also contributes to the creamy feel. Zero bitterness, finishes with lingering spiciness.

Feb 21, 2021
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AlfaMale from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a 500ml Weizen glass. Medium head at best with some retention. A golden yellow haze with hints of sourdough and clove aromas. A smooth feel accompanied by just enough tartness found in a fine Bavarian wheat beer. One of the very best I’ve tried recently, and I’ve been sticking exclusively to German beers of late.

Nov 24, 2020
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An easy pour from a 330-mL. bottle into a Weizen glass produced a fat finger of creamy white foam with long retention, the head slowly sinks leaving behind blotches of lacing. Clear when decanted, the dregs create a little haze that I can still read through. Yellow-straw color, shows some orange in bright light.

Classic smell of wheat bread and Triscuit, baking spice featuring clove, and faint banana. Mild toasted character with a general fruitiness plus noticeable lemon in the background.

Semi-sweet with average bitterness, the taste is more spicy than bitter. Wheaty malt shines with mild floral hops. Items from the smell are blended and well balanced, During the middle of the taste the banana, lemon and general mixed fruit rises up to the malt without adding sweetness. The finish is fast, almost crisp and semi-dry. Spice and hops linger on for quite a while.

Medium-light body with soft and lasting carbonation. Smooth easy drinker, highly session-able. Excellent balance of sweet/dry, malty/ fruity, spice/hops. Alcohol is cleverly hidden. No surprises with this one, true to style all the way.

Date code L0205

Oct 30, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light clove notes in the aroma, nice and spicy. This has a soft clove and hints of banana esters. Smooth finish. No wonder it’s a classic. Simply fantastic.

Aug 06, 2020
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TheBricenator from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Opaque golden color with a huge billowing eggshell head that pillows up, slowly receding and leaving great lacing
Aroma: Banana, clove, warm wheat bread, a little wet hay, and more breadiness
Taste: Wheat hits hard up front with clove and banana making their way in behind, some fruity esters also enter into the fold but then the wheat bread notes take hold again. Super creamy and smooth finish
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth throughout and soft as well. Medium-high carbonation
Overall: This is some tasty stuff here. It’s been some time since we’ve danced and I am reminded again just how damn delicious this Weissbier is. A true classic and highly recommended for any Weissbier/Hefeweizen fans out there. Prost!

Jul 20, 2020
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crypticbacon from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of my favorite beers. Admittedly, I am new to the world of beer, but I don't think that discounts the fact that this is delicious. Mouthfeel is almost creamy in a strange way, and only added to my enjoyment. Tastes light and herbaceous with a mild fruitiness to it. Absolutely worth a shot if you're lookin for a great warm-weather beer!

Jul 15, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Straw yellow with as much ivory head as you want. Totally hazy.

S: Tangy wheat. Maybe a bit of orange?

T: Melty biscuit banana bread with something extra. It's a sort of citrus or spice that takes over as the banana fades, but regardless of what it is, the brewer gave it plenty of room to express itself. I'm supposing clove, orange peel, and coriander, but being a German beer and not a Belgian beer, I doubt myself.

F: The malt+yeast do most of the work on the mid palate. The citrus/spice is most apparent on the finish but is subtle overall.

O: I must admit, I am confounded. I feel like the brewer has gotten one-up on me. Turn the bottle end over end to capture the spice that settled.

Jul 12, 2020
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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A great Bavarian Wheat. Reminds me of my Munich honeymoon in 1995. Drinking wheat beers in the English Garden. My wife and I still drink wheat beers in the summer. Enjoy.

Jul 10, 2020
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misteil from Ireland

3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

look: creamy smooth looking one finger white head with great retention, some lacing, beer is a totally cloudy amber colour, lots of lively bubbles flowing up the beer, looks elegant.

smell: textbook hefe aroma, some biscuity, white bread malt flavours, touch of grass, a lil earthy, lots of wheat smells, banana, clove, spice, lemon, orange, sweet, smells quite inviting.

taste: lovely wheat beer, lots of malt flavour, biscuit and white bread, then the sweetness of the banana and the lemon flavours, lemon zest, orange, clove, spice, some vanilla, maybe a little honey, certain herbal/floral character to it, just the faintest bit of bitterness on the finish, finish is very clean with a nice herbal and earthy aftertaste, somewhat of a banana bread after taste to it too, solid stuff.

feel: light bodied, medium to high carbonation, just a bit thin and watery in parts, but very smooth and clean, super easy to drink, refreshing.

overall: very nice wheat beer from a very good brewery, great beer.

Jun 22, 2020
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this style of beer and have drank a lot of them...sadly...maybe! Anyway, this one is very good. The taste is full but it does not kill you with the wheat/banana flavor. It is very smooth, I have to say. The body is full and the mouth feel is good without overwhelming you with any specific flavor. Recommended if you like this style.

May 31, 2020
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artiefufkin from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks, smells, tastes, and feels how a German wheat beer should be. As with anything produced by Ayinger, this is a can't miss beer which shockingly travels well shipped to the U.S.

May 26, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Medium carbonation with about medium bodied. Has that thick heavy feel that I associate with wheat beer
Aroma is wheat, banana , banana bread malt, sugar. Didnt pick up much spice
Taste is very similar to aroma, banana, mildly sweet, with a grain dryness. Banana bread but not as strong as in the aroma. Taste lingers for a long time in a very pleasing clean way.
Excellent beer that excels in every category. I would highly recommend this as well as look for it again. This is one that's worth trying

May 14, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw color with a thick, fluffy head that dissipates relatively quickly. Smell is on point for the style. Taste is fantastic. Incredibly smooth, just a hint of spice. Extremely drinkable. Love the mouthfeel, and this leaves a great, lasting aftertaste. Overall about as good of a wheat beer as you'll find.

Apr 20, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This smells like banana candy, clove, wheat sweetness, peach, and champagne dryness.

This is easily a classic in the style, with a banana sweetness that just works so well. It's sweet, but also dry and yeasty in it's own way. There's also some citrus and stone fruit/peach, along with an extremely dry, champagne-like finish.

This is medium bodied, yeasty, full of minerals, with a very high level of drinkability.

Ayinger is quite possibly the best German brewery, and this is just another notch in that belt.

Feb 05, 2020
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woosterbill from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Lightly hazy pale orange body under a finger of dense eggshell foam. Good retention, great lacing. Pretty nice.

S: Classic Hefeweizen aroma: big clove, delicate banana, some zesty lemon, and solid bready wheat.

T: Follows the nose, with spice up front, malt in the middle, and fruit on the back end. Crisp, crackery finish. Very easy-drinking, but still full-flavored. Very well done indeed.

F: Light-bodied and spritzy. Not quite as creamy as I'd like for the style, but just fine.

O: Really enjoyable, sessionable Weizen. I could see absolutely crushing this by the liter on a summer day in Bavaria.

Beers of Fame tick 180/250. Cheers!

Dec 24, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 3/22/12: Pours an opaque golden amber with a large foamy, 3 inch, moderately lasting, dense, white head that leaves little lacing. Strange for a head of this size.?. Aroma is fragrant and fruity with yeast esters and wheat malt. Taste is wheat, stone-fruit, banana, clove and a hint of green apple, semisweet with a hint of sour; peppery, dry, lightly biting finish and a rapidly fading aftertaste.

Nov 20, 2019
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SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served at Black Forest, Asheville,
Lighter Golden, nice head, fruity explosive aroma, banana bubblegum malt, sweet but incredible summer beer with schnitzel!

Nov 06, 2019
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Rawk_Lawbster from Montana

4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into Willie Belcher glass. Hazy golden in color with two fingers of off white foam. Aromas is clove and banana. On the palate I get freshly baked banana bread. The sweetness of the banana, and clove spice are well balanced with wheat grain bill. A Bavarian classic!

Oct 30, 2019
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305STIguy from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is nothing to find fault with this beauty.
Their Gasthof is an idyllic dream of brewery and hotel. I had the pleasure to stay here for 2019 Oktoberfest. A bucket list item.
Excellent tour followed by excellent food and the freshest brew one can imagine.

Oct 27, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tall slender tap glass

Pours light gold with some moderate unfiltered hazing. An outstanding foamy head takes center stage, fed by large and ample bubble from the bottom of the glass.

Bananas, cloves, grass, and white pepper greet the nose with lively freshness. Spot on for the style.

The brew is initially sweet and estery on the tip of the tongue with biscuity yeasty goodness in midstream. The finish is grassy and grainy. Perhaps a shade sweet, but tough to really say for sure.

The brew has a nice light feel, although the carbonation is perhaps a bit more understated than anticipated.

Another dead-on delivery from one of my favorite brewers of classic German styles. I personally would have liked a little less sweetness and a little more carbonation, but those were issues of pure personal style.

Oct 19, 2019
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octortus from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml Bottle. 5.1% ABV.
Aroma: Lots of bubblegum, Banana, Wheat, Soft spice.
Flavour: Lots of bubblegum, Banana, Wheat, Soft spice.

Review: 68

Sep 29, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Date code stamped on label is 'L9015'.
Murky, pale gold colored body. Thin white head sticks around as a partial island and ring. Leaves behind a few scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of banana and cloves, with wheat malt that adds a dense bready smell, and a little pepper from the hops.
Taste is heavy with banana, with cloves for sure, and a touch of lemony citrus. The wheat malt adds in the bread, and the hops add in the spice. Really well balanced.
Medium mouth feel, and crisp. Very good carbonation.
So easy to drink, and the beer provides good refreshment. Gulp once, and gulp again for good measure.

Sep 15, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow orange color with visible carbonation. A large foam displays long lasting retention.
Classic Hefeweizen aromas display a balance of sweet fruity esters and phenols. Strong banana aromas up front along with notes of wheat, bready malt, and a touch of citrus.
Like the aroma, there is lots of banana flavor up front, displaying a pleasant sweetness. The clove like spice does not overpower, instead providing a great balance. Flavors of wheat and a touch of citrus peel.
Medium to light bodied, with a soft and fluffy mouthfeel. The moderate carbonation provides a nice kick. A short dry finish yields a touch of citrus and banana flavors.
Overall, one of the best Hefeweizen I have ever had as it incorporated a near perfect balance between banana and spices. I must confess that Hefeweizen has never been my favorite style. However, after drinking this sublimely crafted example, I can see how it would grow on me.

Sep 12, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has clove and wheat hints
The taste follows the nose with a clove and wheat flavor
A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
A good Hefeweizen

Aug 30, 2019
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