Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
BA SCORE
4.17/5
2,225 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
Ranking:
#1,288
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
2,225
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
351
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,225 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of swungomonkey
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of nicole309
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.02/5  rDev -27.6%
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 -26.9%
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 -26.1%
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 -24%
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 -24%
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 -23.7%
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 -23.7%
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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Photo of PartyBear
3.18/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy lemony yellow coloured body, and a massive foamy pure white head. The carbonation is very intense.

Aroma: Lots of sharp citrus, lemony wheat, and Bananas. There are plenty of spices, possibly cloves. Definite yeasty acidic aromas, and a subtle honey base.

Taste: The flavours are very wheaty, and a bit like liquid bread, with lots of yeast. There is a sourness, which is like weak lemon, with an almost muted banana sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and clean, with a lot of liveliness on the palete.

Drinkability: Great looking beer but a bit disappointed with the taste, which is somewhat bland and lacking punch. I expected a lot from this beer given the reputation it has for being an example for all other wheat beers. Will look to try it again, just to give to another chance.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Gypson
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Disappointing flavour - or lack of. Tucher stillnmy number one weisse

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Danielr26
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I prefer just rating instead of reviews, but BA is making me review this

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Photo of Opethsprite
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I ordered this one in a Lexington pizza and beer joint, Pazzo's (which I'd highly recommend for both) The appearance? Quite bizzare. The waitress brought us this thick, murky-looking brew (thick and murky despite its pale yellow and orange coloring) with a thick, slightly yellow head and...a sliver of lemon. (???) The lemon was gingerly removed and discarded. Smells strongly of hops and bitterness and (as one might expect from seeing the lemon slice) of citrus. The taste was not bitter, but rather astoundingly, grotesquely sweet. It tasted like someone dropped a bunch of Pez into it. Definitely caught me off guard. It's a shame, I'd rather like this beer, sans Pez. The sweetness was just too much.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,225 ratings
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