Ayinger Bräuweisse
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Ayinger Privatbrauerei
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #4
Ranked #3,649
4.17 | pDev: 9.11%
May 08, 2022
Jul 16, 2001
Ayinger BräuweisseAyinger Bräuweisse
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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4.18 by SadMachine from New Jersey on May 08, 2022
4.06 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on May 03, 2022
4.1 by cabsandking from Ohio on Apr 23, 2022
4.22 by arzt from Russian Federation on Apr 07, 2022
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3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, light golden color with a mild white head. SRM of 8. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of wheat pale malts, bread malts with cloves and banana. Hints of aspirin on the aroma. (

Flavor: Moderate flavors of pale malts and wheat upfront. Then falls into a German bread malt flavors with some authentic German spices of clove and traces of banana. Leans slightly medicinal with a hint of Band-Aid, but finishes with an authentic German bread spice.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Lower mouthfeel for the style. A slightly flat finish. (3.25)

Compared to Utepils Ewald the Golden 4/3/22: Pours a darker color, stronger head. Milder aromas. More toasted pale malts and medicinal flavors. Less German bread, banana, and clove spices. More authentically German flavors, but the winner here is Ewald the Golden.

Overall: An okay Hefeweizen, but the mouthfeel was underwhelming and this one seemed to drink slightly flat. The flavors are there, but seemed somewhat medicinal. Not overly sweet and somewhat subtle in how it drinks. I picked the American version above over this one, but still enjoyed finishing it. (Final Rating: 3.51)

Apr 03, 2022
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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

500ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that has great retention and leaves some lacing behind

S- cracked pepper & wheat, bubblegum, ripe banana, clove, pears and green apples, some spicy phenolic notes

T- spicy and peppery up front with some musty phenolic notes, as well as clove and cracked pepper. Mid-palate gives notes of banana, overripe pear and apples. The finish is dry, with notes of wheat and more peppery yeast

M- medium-light body with medium lively carbonation leads to a bubble mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish, high drinkability

O- a classic, one of the standard bearers of the style

Mar 30, 2022
4.09 by lonestarshield from Texas on Mar 09, 2022
4.02 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Feb 15, 2022
4.03 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Feb 03, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

500ML bottle poured into a pilsner glass at 43 degrees F:
L - golden yellow and a bit opaque
S - bready
T - drinks like a pilsner, not much wheat flavor
F - crisp with nice carbonation
O - very good, nice flavor but not much wheat to me

Jan 10, 2022
4.05 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 13, 2021
4.44 by Gukkor from Texas on Dec 10, 2021
4.09 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Dec 08, 2021
3.95 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Dec 07, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gandres from Philippines

Monday, November 29, 2021 8:08 PM
500 mL/1 Pint 0.9-ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: yellowish color, small foam, not clear, hazy, cloudy 4.00 Smell: aroma of yeast
Taste: very good, low bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth feel: medium carbonation, slightly tart, good follow through, dry finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for BA RB

Nov 30, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dkoehler42 from New York

Ayinger Bräuweisse is a hefeweisse, that pours a hazy straw color with a white head and grain nose. The flavor profile is strong with cloves and the grain notes, with a full bodied feel. This is a nice entry in the field, but I'd like it to linger on the tongue a little longer.

Oct 25, 2021
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Oct 10, 2021
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4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours hazy, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is big banana, clove, cardamom and wheat. Medium body and carbonation, sweet. Excellent hefe. Plenty of clean German flavor. Will seek out again.

Oct 10, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a tall Ayinger wheat glass from draft at First Draft on September 26, 2021. A classic hefeweizen with the typical sweet banana and spicy clove notes. Recommended.

Sep 30, 2021
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

Bottle from Pioneer supermarket on the UWS. Pours a cloudy light gold with a finger of foamy white head that sticks around, decent lacing, smell is fresh baked doughy wheat bread, creamy wheatabix, hints of banana and citrus, taste is doughy wheat bread, pineapple danish, flora citrus, clove, and hints of banana that lingers, feel is medium bodied, medium carbonation and carbonic bite. Delightfully creamy breakfast pastry treat.

Sep 25, 2021
4.04 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Sep 09, 2021
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a single 16.9oz bottle $4.49 Whole Foods
L0328 on bottle so 285 days old
Smell of bananas, cloves
Hazy golden color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Tastes of bananas, tangerines, lemon, citrus tartness, cloves, coriander
Overall a good example of the style.

Sep 05, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

Slightly paler than the average weissbier, and a bit clearer as well I think, even after swirling the bottle and adding the sediment from the bottom. An attractive straw colour, with a two fingers of fluffy white head. Classic weissbier smell, with the cloves a little stronger than the banana, but both present, along with biscuit malt and wheat grain. Taste starts with a bit of sharpness from the carbonation, banana, clove, bubblegum, the middle is a very subtle biscuit malt that is almost hard to detect compared to the nose. Finishes with the sweetness nicely balanced by some peppery, floral hops. Feel is medium bodied, slick, refreshing, super drinkable. Overall an excellent example of the style - in fact one of the best.

Aug 28, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a stemmed BrewDog glass.

Body is yellow with mild opaqueness showing a real, proper white head. Smell is mostly banana and clove but the flavor shows a pretty good extraction of the malts becoming a beer that's much better than what I originally thought of it. Competes pretty well with Franziskaner and Benediktiner hefeweisses.

Aug 17, 2021
4.08 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jul 24, 2021
3.72 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Spike from England

500ml bottle. Straightforward weisse with the usual banana and clove flavours. Body is a little thin, however, and the nose totally underpowered. Refreshing and enjoyable (I love the style) but not outstanding.

Jul 16, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hank_and_als_beer_reviews

7/11/2021 7:49pm EST
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Look: Radiant, lustrous, an absolutely sublime viewing experience. Who needs Hollywood? Thick boisterous clouds rolling over an ocean sunset. Fluffy and playful head. Easily revived although a tasteful ring always remains clinging to the walls of the glass.

Smell: Ripe plantains, fields of wheat, and just enough yeasty must to round it all out. Orange peel and Meyer lemon bring a citrusy tune to the experience.

Taste: Faithful to the nose, but not without its own surprises. A farmlike quality joins the concerto. The orange zest becomes more prominent than the plantain and Meyer lemon without overpowering.

Feel: Deceptively full-bodied but when the foamy ocean wave of texture rolls through the mouth it carries that body with it leaving you shocked that this beer is over 5% ABV. Incredibly refreshing.

Overall: A truly sublime experience. A well-rounded wheat beer. No frills or surprises, just exactly what you would be looking for in this style. An exemplary offering.

Jul 12, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a semi opaque golden yellow with a nice white creamy/foamy head.Small yeast cloud hangs in suspension. Smell a musty hop spiciness, Taste is deliciously smooth and creamy with nice spicy bite, and a caramel malt finish.Feels well carbonated finishes juicy. Well done.

Jul 11, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Golden hued with a half inch inch of densely packed dishwater white on top. The aroma is of banana and bubble gum. I’m tasting banana, bubble gum, and a bit of clove. The mouth is light and refreshing.

Jul 11, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 1/18/21; drank 7/7/21 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy pale orange/yellow appearance.

An even pour yielded a huge, noisy white head; minimal lace.

Banana, clove, mild black pepper, soft wheat & faint orange citrus notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana, mild caramel & faint clove flavors up front; clove & soft wheat notes on the finish.

A nice mix of soft and edgy; not an everyday drinker but a nice first beer after a long day. I'd have another!

Jul 08, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MNAle from Minnesota

Hazy golden bronze, ample carbonation, topped by a thick white head with very good retention. My pour was probably too gentle, resulting in a somewhat short head for the style, but it is making up for that by hanging around forever.

Banana and fruity esters are at the front of the aroma, fresh bread, and spice.

The taste is floral banana, spice, and bread, with an element of crispness as well. The date code shows (I think) a bottling date of August 25, 2020, so this beer does have some age on it. The aroma is still strong, which does its part to enhance the flavors. The banana, spice, and bready malts are all there, and taste quite good, but just a bit muted.

Moderate body, nice tingling from the carbonation.

Overall, the beer is less impressive than I was hoping. It is still very good, but perhaps at 10 months it has lost some of its "world class" chops.

Jun 30, 2021
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