Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
2,212 Ratings
Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,212
Reviews:
924
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
342
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,212 |  Reviews: 924
Photo of teromous
2.82/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy gold colored body with a huge creamy white head. The head on this beer is magnificent. It looks like the top of a meringue pie. Good lacing.

S: Bold spicy noble hop aroma. Smells very nice, but it lacks all of the other aromas attributable to hefeweizens. No grain aromas either, just not as fresh smelling as it could be. This is an import bottle so it could be expected.

T: Light tartness in the mouth, some very faint earthy noble hop flavor. Only a tad of clove in the background. Clean aftertaste. No wheat flavor. A pre-packaged wheat cracker would have more wheat flavor. Very mild and uninteresting.

M: Good carbonation, Finishes a bit drier than I'd expect out of a hefeweizen, but it has an alright mouthfeel.

O: Overall I wasn't too impressed with this beer. I didn't taste any wheat, I didn't get much character out of the yeast, and it was just too passive. There is a slight tart flavor which is nice, but this is just not hitting the mark with me. Please take my review with a grain of salt because I am drinking an imported bottle with no bottle date or import date on the label. It was refrigerated when I went to buy it, but that doesn't guarantee freshness. I'm pretty disappointed. It is just very flat tasting (not under-carbonated).

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Photo of Murrhey
2.85/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Healthy three finger white fluffy head. Clouded orange-yellow color.

S- Wheat, hay and lemon notes. Possibly some banana and cloves which would make sense.

T- Lemony and a grassy flavor. The wheat is strong and the banana is subtle but present.

M-Light and well carbonated.

O- Decent weisse. Had better.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bland, thin, disappointing hefeweizen.

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Photo of anon
2.96/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pale yellow hue. Not much of a head reducing to mere nothingness with no lace. Smells of banana and clove with some very subtle straw and funk. Tastes of lemon, straw, hardly any banana or anything else for that matter. Finishes flat and bland. No bottling date so I am hoping this is far past it's prime, because I was very let down by this one. Hopefully will get a fresher bottle next time and this rating will be reversed.

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Photo of brians52
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of blacklabel67k
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of danielfda
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of swungomonkey
3/5  rDev -27.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.02/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - gold body, no head
S - yeast, lemon zest, bready
T - lemon, cost rosy, bready/biscuity with a tart bland after taste
F - slight carbonation, light coat of palate
O - very disappointing German Hefeweizen. No banana flavor what so ever with a weird after taste. No head at all. This is nothing like the German hefe's I have enjoyed in the past. Hefe's are my favorite style of beer so I'm very critiquel. Maybe I got an old one. This was disappointing.

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Photo of TerryW
3.05/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a decent beer, but I don't understand all the 4+ scores - there are far better hefes out there.

Bright gold beer under a soft, monster big pillowy head. Just a slight bit of haze to the beer, much clearer than many hefes. A minimum of spotty lace as you go.

Nice hefe nose, but again, not as spicy or interesting as a lot of comparable brews. Taste is very subdued. Some of the banana/clove/bread thing going, but again . . .

Also an unusual caramel-like flavour present. Mouthfeel surprisingly watery.

Way under performs against others of the style. I love hefes, but I wouldn't put this on my list as a go to brew. Disappointing.

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Photo of Damian
3.08/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden yellow with a thick foamy head. Body was unusually translucent for a hefe weizen.

Aromas of hops, banana and clove dominated.

Flavors were generally weak overall. Some hops and lemon were noticeable.

Body was rather thin and quite over carbonated. (The carbonation seemed to sting my mouth).

Overall, a disappointment.

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Photo of drmeto
3.17/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a cloudy bright golden with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
heavy on lemon,banana,clove,white bread
T:
-lemon,clove,bubble gum,grainy
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A rare disappointment from Ayinger for me.

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Photo of ptykozoon
3.17/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light bronze. Reminiscent of Dos Equis or something similar with no head or lacing.

Wheat, banana, caramel. Light and somewhat generic.

Taste is a light hefeweizen but with the wheatish taste it's very witbierish.

Mouthfeel is light and watered down. Refreshing but very simple. Great session beer.

Not a particular fan of hefeweizens, I suppose this must be one of the better ones however.

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Photo of CDBeerDisappear
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rich creamy head that lasts. Pale translucent gold color. Has the bannanaish aroma that is typical of a wheat beer. Taste is dry and refreshing with some mineral water aftertaste. Fine carbonation gives it a good mouth feel. Goes down easy.A good drinkable representative of the style.

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Photo of mnrider
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle poured into Weizen glass.

A: Cloudy yellow/orange with large creamy white head, which turns to a one finger head and stay's that way.

S: Yeast and wheat are strong. Very light hops with good amount of citric fruits.

T/M: Smooth, yeasty and a taste of citrus can be found. The back end is kind of dry. I don't know what kind of hops are being used but they are very minimal. Wheat is the main ingredient here.

D: Good. I'm not really a Hefeweizen enthusiast and i usually don't buy any. I gave a few extra points as to not bring this beers rating down.

Cheers

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,212 ratings.
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