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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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade and a fluffy texture. Natch, retention isn't very good, and almost no lacing is left on the glass. It also looks like intensely carbonated. In fairness, it would look more pleasing in a weizen glass, but I don't feel like cleaning mine right now...

S: Banana. Cloves. Banana-y cloves. Clove-y bananas. This is pretty much the textbook hefeweizen aroma, pulled off to sheer excellence. There seems to be a very defined vanilla cream note missing in so many weizens (even Weihenstephaner's), which is enough to send it over the top.

T: It tastes like a textbook classic, too. Aside from banana and cloves (this one seems a bit more banana-heavy), there are also notes of vanilla cream. Wheat appears on the finish. Some noble bitterness becomes intertwined with the back end after a few swigs, giving it a fantastic balance of flavors.

M: Time to complain: it's too fizzy. Everything else about the feel is done right - soft yet medium bodied texture, finish that hits a good compromise between sweet and dry - but there's so much carbonation that it comes off harshly. I can't stop belching when I drink this, and it's friggen' annoying.

O: This is like drinking a banana split. Only problem is that it's overcarbonated. Really, who cares? It smells awesome, tastes awesome, and drinks awesome.

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Photo of Bone53
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Hazy pale straw color with a one finger white head

Smell: Ripe banana with undertones of spices, lemongrass, and yeast. Very clean aromas

Taste: "Bright" for a hefe. A strong banana and citrus flavor balanced with clove, wheat, and yeast

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel; Smooth and crisp with slight bitterness

Overall: Probably one of the better hefes I have had, but to me, once youve had one you've had them all. I think I'll strictly stick to Weihenstephaner for my hefe needs. Still a solid beer and worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a giant head with pretty good retention, receding to surface skim eventually, no lacing. Body was a cloudy pale yellow.

Smell - esters, fruits, bananas mostly. Hint of cloves, hint of wheat creaminess.

Taste - same as the nose, mostly bananas, washed with subtle clove, and creamy wheat.

Mouthfeel - moderately full, a little chewy, somewhat creamy.

Drinkability - this is good, goes down well, and is very sessionable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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