Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,338
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
2,244
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alault
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Trying to work my way through all the typical german offerings of wheat beers. Ayinger ticked the box!

Very light straw yellow color with a hint of haze. Nice foamy head yielded from a very conservative pour into my BA Founding Subscriber Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Smells of light citrus zest, clove, hint of wheat malt.

Taste is a good mix of lightly tangy wheat malt, with clove phenolics typical of the style.

Medium light body. Beer feels slightly under carbonated for the style.

Over all this is a solid german wheat beer. Certainly better than most american interpretations of the style. Body, carbonation feel a little light for the style. Color and haziness seems to be too clear for the style too. Not a bad beer by any means, but not towards the top of what's available.

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Photo of scottvanbelois
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarrettB
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

March 10th, 2015 - I have another Ayinger up to bat tonight, and based on the quality of the Urweisse I'm very excited to give the Brauweisse a try. From bottle to glass, it gives a thick lapping sort of sound, and fills the glass with a thick, soupy brew, and a sizeable head on top. The aroma is nice and spritzy, with lemon and lime, and enough carbonation to tickle the nostrils on every swoop into the brew's atmosphere. The palate is also light and fuzzy, with more of a lemon sheen and a short aftertaste - something like a shandy. Refreshing, but not so sweet as a shandy, this could rival other options as an after dinner treat.

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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

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matuto
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, exp. 02/2018, poured in a weizen glass. Delicious and very drinkable!

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Photo of PolishHurricane
4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

S: Tart, of wheat and banana. Sour, and maybe of bread.
T: Definite taste of banana, citrus, sweet grassy. Lightly tart/sour, tastes of wheat, cream and not too overbearing sweetness.
F: Medium-full carbonation, a generally creamy, yet not overthick, mouth feel.

Amazing wheat beer. Almost as good as Ayinger Urweisse.

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Photo of sbuck
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ou812
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ClearWater
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dandy14
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice hefeweizen. It's up there next to Weinstephaner for me. Quite dry with a good yeast and grain character. Lemon, clove, almost mineral. Very refreshing and drinkable

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4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml bottle into a pint glass. Hazy yellow. Really aromatic; banana, citrus, pepper. Meringue like head that lasts forever. Really silky feel. The best hefeweizen I've tried!

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From a 500ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 8 degrees Celsius into a weizen glass. No dates on the bottle.

Look: The beer pours a hazy gold with 5cm of dense, white head that settles into a thick cap within 4+ minutes. Overall persistent head with no lacing. Effervescent.

Smell: Moderate strength and good balance. Banana esters and phenolic spice reminiscent of cloves. Faint wheat malt and no hops.

Taste: Moderate strength and leaning towards sweet. Again with prominent banana and cloves with faint bubblegum. The finish falls in the middle in terms of length, intensity, and balance.

Feel: Medium-full body with high carbonation. Prickly yet creamy with no apparent alcohol.

Overall: A very good hefeweizen from Ayinger – really a prime example of the style. The interplay between the yeast and wheat produces some complexity. Excellent craftsmanship. Try it!

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Photo of Curt3
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,244 ratings
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