Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,191
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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Photo of DrJay
3.37/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dull gold with a fluffy, bright white head. Some lacing and decent retention, though the foam is mostly supported by the high carbonation. Cloves hit first in the aroma, followed by fruity lemon/banana and just a bit of bready yeast. There's also a hint of band-aid as well. There's a lot of phenolic character in the flavour too, with some clove spiciness up front. More bitterness than expected. The rest of the flavour seems a bit washed out, but there are notes of sweetness and fruit in there. High carbonation with a medium/light body that falls away quickly and becomes a bit thin. Not bad, but nothing special. Did I get a bad bottle or something? I'll have to grab another to find out.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly cloudy, golden-yellow color with a huge, bubbly head. Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Wheat malt and clove are apparent in the nose, slightly metallic smell. The taste also has a slight metallic tinge, aside from that, the wheat is balanced well with a moderate amount of bittering hops. The banana and clove taste that generally come with a Hefe are not very apparent in this brew. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable beer, but the taste seems off the mark.

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Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-cloudy light gold color. Average head and very small, spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, some orange and bread dough. Taste is very nice with touches of yeast, orange and a nice pleasant amount of semi-ripe banana. Mouthfeel is nice and light and refreshing. Carbonation seems to just be right for this beer. Light, clean finish !!

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Photo of champ103
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy and very pale yellow color. A two finger head forms and recedes to a small cap with little lace.
S: Very fruity. Bananas, cloves, and citrus fruit. Musky barnyard yeast. Overall, this is a very pleasant aroma.
T: Some fruity banana and cloves again. Other than that, a very muted taste. Nothing really stands out.
M/D: Crisp snap on the tongue that is over carbonated for my tastes. A very light body that is thin and watery. An easy drinking summer beer that goes down fast.

Nothing all that special as far as I am concerned. Though, it will do fine job on a hot summer day.

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Photo of pittvkyle7
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served in it's glass this was cloudy golden yellow, inch and a half white head with retention and lacing. Lots of fast rising little bubbles.

Nose is lemon and yeast.

Taste is of clove, yeast, malts, grassy, fresh, and citrus. Finish is wheat. I'm not getting too much banana here.

Medium thin mouthfeel, but it does coat a little. Champagne like carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Icy yellow orange color with a short lived, yet large bubbly white head of foam. No lacing, and a medium low level of carbonation.

S: Lots of banana esters and corn laden malt aromas. Sweet peppery note toward the end. Not bad.

T: Mild yeasty note off the bad, with notes of wheat and grain. The essence of buttery malt is muted by the mildy sweet banana and clove notes.

M: Sharp carbonation, resulting in a effervescent experience for the palate. Very bubbly and light. Goes down very smooth.

D: Quite good. Best during the summer months. Would only be improved by more prononced and stronger flavors.

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Photo of cbingham24
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy golden color. Large white head quickly dissipates

S- Lemon orange peel, clove and coriander

T- Hints of banana and clove very fresh tasting.

M- Clean and crisp with a yeast and acidic finish. Carbonation is good

O- Very good for the style. Not my favorite hefe but very clean refreshing and tasty

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Photo of HardTarget
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: a slight off dusty smell detracts from the otherwise succulent banana bubblegum esters
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a puffy white head the quickly retreated to a film
Flavor: Lemon like wit beer taste. Fairly straightforward taste, a bit muted (I may be getting a cold). Some malt flavors come through in the aftertaste, but no sign of hop (but no sign of cloying either). A little of the bubblegum comes through in the aftertaste as well, but it seems it mostly goes to the nose. Very little of the yeast taste I was hoping for.
Mouthfeel: Very carbonated and bubbly. Medium body and a dry finish.
Overall Impression: Somehow I was hoping for more. It’s a well made beer, just didn’t blow my hair back.

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Photo of crossovert
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours an extremely murky tan color. It looks so millky. The head it large and white.

The smell has a huge banana kick with some clove.

The taste brings a bit more lemon, but overall it is a thin one compared to other Bavarian examples.

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Photo of Sleestak
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tonight I'll be enjoying a few Ayinger beers. I always love getting some good German brews this time of year and celebrating the Oktoberfest season. First thing I notice upon pour in my Paulaner weizen glass is an absolutely massive head. Like a dollop of ice cream on top. Fantastic! A dark golden color. Smells like a typical German hefeweizen, banannas etc. Taste is similar yet very mild. Hmm, maybe the mildest German hefeweizen I remember having, though still quite tasty. I wish I had another. A definate try if you like this style.

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy golden yellow color with a expansive foamy head which retains much of its loft.

S- Light aroma of yeasty bread and wheaty malt.

T- Lightly sweet malt flavor with very faint banana & spice notes. Good, without standing particularly above the rest of the crowd.

M, D- Smooth with sufficient structure. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Bcaulin
3.46/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap -- Served in proper Ayinger Hefe glass.

Served with a nice giant white head that didn't leave much lacing. Overall a nice cloundy orange color.

Loads of cloves in the nose -- too much for my taste. Pretty much dominates everything else aside from some banana.

Taste was similar -- you're going to get a lot of banana and cloves throughout. Aftertaste fades away quickly. If you aren't into the clove and yeasty banana flavor profile, this won't be for you. With that said, it is slowly growing on me so it was still an enjoyable brew. Nice and refreshing and light to enjoy on a warm day.

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Photo of Martin194
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Cloudy light orange-yellow with a big white head (though I poured it a little more quickly than I meant to)

Smell: Hints of citrus and perhaps a little caramel overshadowed by yeast, bread

Taste: Very yeasty, similar to pretzel wheat; very clean; a bit of lemon aftertaste

Feel: Regular carbonation, dry aftertaste

Overall: A solid beer, though I feel like I'm missing something. It tastes very plain to me. There's nothing *wrong* with it, but I wouldn't say it's all that great either. Not sure I understand the high overall rating, but that's just my opinion.

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Photo of jayfarley3
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from a 11.2oz bottle poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissapates fairly quickly.

smells of cloves, sweet bananas and slightly citrusy.

tastes like it smells, has a spicy clove and banana flavor.

mouthfeel is light-bodied with pretty good carbonation, goes down smooth.

not a bad beer, but this is definitley not my style, i probaly wont buy this one again.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another nice Ayinger brew. This one poured a very hazy, light peach color with a half inch head. My sense of the aroma was of slight citrus added to a bit of caramel. The head thinned quickly and there was virtually no lacing. Still, I liked the soft color well enough not to bomb the appearance. The taste was of cloves, but light and at times it faded. This is a very interesting beer. Nicely packaged and a beautiful cap. The carbonization imparted a champagne sense that seemed astringent and fizzy. Not a great beer, but definitely above average.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A light bodied Hefe-Weizen. Malts are fruity, banana, cloves and peaches. Smooth and creamy. A really nice mouthfeel, the rest of the beer is kind of ordinary. Light and refreshing, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of fishtownhxc
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i've had this beer a few times, and while it's not my favorite hefeweizen, it's definitely one that a lot of american brewers should be taking notes from.

nice hazy golden pour, and one inch bishop's collar. not as much spice and clove flavor as i normally would like, but definitely has the expected hefeweizen trademark aroma and flavor.

while not my favorite german hefeweizen, i'd take this brew over just about any american imitator.

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Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A murky golden yellow with a finger head and a few spots of sediment at the bottom.
S: Musty and earthy.
T&M: Starts with a clove upfront and continues to last through the duration of the brew.
D: Would be very refreshing after a long day of labor.

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Photo of barrelman
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy, light straw, little head

S- Aroma of light clove. not much banana, and that soft distinctive wheat aroma. Wishing for something more.

T- I always thought this was a bit light on taste, even for a hefeweizen.

M- Alright. No problems here. Could use a tad more carbonation.

D- Drinkability could be high because it goes down so easy, but I don't think I'd really want to spend much time drinking this one. Nothing wrong with it technically, though.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was quite spritzy with a light quenching acidity to it, which I can only surmise was from the yeast & wheat. There was some fruitiness and it was appropriately hazy as a traditional weiss should be. I really like this as a summer refresher, the acidity makes this a brew for a lazy hot day.

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Photo of walleye
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from the bottle. poured a cloudy staw color with a white head. aroma sour, lemony, floral, fruity, yeast, hints of pepper. flavor,grapefruit with sugar on it, other citrus flavores, some bananas, wheat, with a hint of lemon. I am not a big fan of this style of beer but this one might be my turning pointe, this was very refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of quasimoto
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice light yellow witha cloudy haze. THe head is big and frothy with a little lacing.

S - Strong citrusy / clove smell that is very easy on the nose.

T - Light and citrusy with a background of lemon zest. The flavor isnt very strong. at all, but it is nice.

M - Very light bodied, There is very little carbination to deal with but it is very nice.

D - This is a very easy drinking Hefe and enjoyable.

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Photo of dieselboy914
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I went to a friends local dive in Brooklyn to get hammered and was rather surprised to see this one on tap next to the regular expected ones like Sam Adams, Bud, etc... seeing how i was completely sober and really curious I tried this one first before drowning myself in Stella...

It poured into a tall pilsner glass really thick. Was a golden yellow in color and rather opaque. The head rose quickly and subsided even quicker leaving a sensual lace around the glass.
The taste was enjoyable at first... a fine mix of wheats and citrusy flavors all having a party in your mouth... but the then party becomes too much. Lamps start getting knocked over, muddy prints on the carpet, and before you know it your palette is overwhelmed by the sugary sweet nature of the beer, leaving you with an aftertaste reminiscent of homemade lemonade kinda like the ones you had as a kid during the summer. No remote hint of alcohol at all, so you would think this is easy to finish, but it's not. The weight of it makes it almost a chore to drink and then initial pleasantries quickly fade away...
Much better served in smaller quantities.

On to the Stella Artois I went...

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Photo of thechaacster
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, nearly opaque pale straw color with the expected big foamy head. Smells tart and yeasty with an odd, slightly metallic scent. Very forward with the traditional banana and wheat flavors, with significant lemony tartness. Much moreso than most hefes. Finishes with a lasting taste of clove. Pretty good, but there are definitely better (and cheaper) hefes out there.

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Photo of necoadam
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this stuff with dinner at The Mooring in Newport, RI

Pours out a hazy yellow color with a nice head that stays with you for some time. Smell consisted of lemons and cloves mxing with each other. Not as much of a banana aroma as in other hefe's out there. Taste was down the same path as the smell. Quite crisp and acidic in taste with the carbonation blending in good amounts. Finishes somewhat tart, but yet dry. Not bad, went well with some shrimp and lobster tails, but there are better hefe's out there for the price.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,191 ratings.
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