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Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
92
outstanding
901 Reviews
Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
901
Ratings:
2,118
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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Photo of erk0607
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Amazing, hazy yellow gold, super foamy, incredibly light, white head that lingers
Smell: Great. Banana and clove just like you'd expect. Malty. Like a good hefe ought to. Sweet.
Taste: Citrus and spice, sweet. Yeasty. Subtle banana esters.
Feel: Smooooth. Lightly carbonated. Medium body. Incredibly refreshing.
Overall: Excellent. Would not hesitate to get again.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Weizen glass.

L: The beer is very hazy and nice yellow to light amber color. Forms clean white foamy head, two fingers high, with good retention and solid lacing. There is medium-to-high carbonation in the glass.

S: Fresh citrus fruits, followed by mild banana aromas.

T: Taste follows the nose. Fresh citrus fruits and mild banana flavors are prevalent, accompanied by hints of clove. Very nicely balanced. There is a subtly sweet bubblegum aftertaste.

M: Feels medium bodied, smooth and crisp with excellent carbonation on the palate.

O: Very refreshing and classy Hefeweizen. Excellent example of the style.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bavarian imported Hefeweizen: absolutely beautiful color. Smooth, balanced, classic Hefeweizen without the need for "doctoring" with lemon or orange. Nice little bite on back end. Makes you want another. Spring/Summer perfection. #5 Ranking of all Hefeweizens on BA.
5.1% ABV

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Photo of MACrist
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Crystal clear gold. Lots of medium bubbles rising up. Two inch foamy white head that lingers and finally settles to a thin layer. Leaves some nice sliding lacing. Nice lava lamp effect when you swirl the bottle and add the goodies.
AROMA: Banana, clove, and kind of a tart aroma.
TASTE: Big banana bread and cloves.
FEEL: Big carbonation, perfect! Soft on palate, medium body, and pretty dry overall.
OVERALL: Just a nice Hefe!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: NIce cloudy golden beer with orange accents. Tons of carbonation visible. Head is light and mostly dissapears
S: Tons of banana, clove, spice, and sweet bready malts.
T: Sweet, bread like flavors. Light on the esters, a little banana and clove and very light phenols. Sweet breadiness has a ever so slight toastiness to it.
F: Smooth, fully body but definitely easy drinking. Carbonation is on the high end. Very balanced.
O: Great hefe, missing the oomph of some other brands but certainly nothing wrong with this beer.

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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 jrsqc7
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fuzzy moldy bread. Mowing grass king of the hill. Bottled sunshine. Filling. Grilled cheese on rye fermented pickles. Isaac Hayes, Bootsy Collins. Green onions.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, cloudy gold/orange colour. Smells fruity, sweet, yeasty, hint of banana. Tastes crisp, clean, light, quite carbonated, fruity yeasts, banana, slightly dry, underlying malt body, with a hint of bitter hop at the end.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw-golden pour with white ring of foam. Aroma is banana and lemon. Flavor is delicious with banana, bread, bubblegum, and just a mild touch of sour lemon. Rather carbonated, so the mouthfeel isn't as smooth as it could be. Tasty example of this classic style though.

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Photo of tlema1
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: hazy, golden color, tight white head
S: banana and clove
T: wheat taste, some bubblegum
F: great mouthfeel, really coats the palate
O: very good, not my favorite , but it n the top 3

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Photo of hman43
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head.

Smell: There are aromas of banana, vanilla, wheat, and lemon.

Flavors: There are flavors of banana and lemon with plenty of wheat flavor.

Feel: There is a sweet character to it which has hints of citrus flavors. It has a mostly light feel to it.

Overall: This is a favorable wheat beer that highlights a balance between the wheat and fruity esters.

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Photo of kitschiguy
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Writing as I drink.

Pours a light cloudy yellow with a typically fluffy white head which is surprisingly short lived.

Nose is nice - quite yeasty typical of a German wheat but with some citrus particularly lemon. Some banana.

Palate is ok with banana some toffee, spice and bubble gum. Fairly typical.

Mouth is OK - quite light. a little disappointing. Usally I find German wheat beers to be quite full and creamy which I like.

Overall a good German wheat beer. Better than most but I was disappointed by the mouthfeel.

Recommended.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl bottle. Pale yellow pour, hazy, with a tall white head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells like bananas, white bread, yeast and honey. Sweet taste, with notes of bananas, oranges, yeast and honey.

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Photo of Nin10dude64
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a sucker for hefeweizens so forgive this honestly biased review

Poured into a weizen glass, hazy golden color, massive head which retains for quite some time

Smells of sweet plantain, with a slightly sour yeast after scent

Smooth and creamy feel, great banana presence, flavor is consistent to the last sip. A traditional and exemplary Bavarian hefe

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfect weizen! Thick fluffy head, aroma of bubble gum and bananas. Sweet bready taste. It doesn’t get much better than this. A liquid loaf of bread....

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Photo of TheFairOne
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The absolute most perfect beer I think I'll ever come across. It's complete on all sides of the beer making the experience entirely satisfying.

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass. It pour a very light yellow color and turns to a burnt orange color as it settles. There's a couple inches of head on it, but settled to about half an inch. It's been poured for 20 minutes and the carbonation is still extremely heavy. It's extremely cloudy and fluffy in apparence.

The smell is like none other. It's distinct in the best of ways. Banana hits you rights in the nostrils with just the tiniest bit of funk. You can smell the cloudiness in the beer right off the bat. It smells fresh, but dense.

The feel of the beer captures the smell and look exactly. It's smooth in your mouth, full bodied, but not weighing you down.

The taste is blissful. Banana is the initial taste, then settles into a nice spice. I get a slight note of white grape. It's the best.

If you haven't tried this beer m, do it. It changes your life.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes taken 03/15/16:

Perfect golden yellow, almost completely clear before sediment. After sediment, splotchy haze and clumps of fine solids both resting and in suspension, and taking on an orange tint where very opaque. Extremely clear still for a half inch on the bottom, though there are some larger chunks in rest. Pure white head of fine bubbles and moderate, film-forming retention. Strong, sweet and slightly tart banana, with Saison-like spiciness on the nose. Distinct sweet banana tastes watered down by comparison. Tartness, still banana-like is much stronger. Bready, wheat base, slightly metallic/medicinal phenols and a fair amount of clove and pepper spiciness, as well as cooked peas, though not enough to be unpleasant, in the finish. Light-medium in body, light but fine soda-like spritziness, though not in a bad way as the body itself is neither too watery nor too syrupy. Overall quite velvety to creamy, and astringent or acidic enough to make the teeth feel chalky.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.25] Beer is a slightly cloudy straw color. It sports an impressive 3 fingers of uber dense white head. The head coats the glass as you move it and leaves nice long white arcs. The bottle lists the ABV (5.1%). I cannot find any date info.

S: [3.50] Banana, clove, bread, crackers, lemon peel.

T: [3.75] Mild toffee and caramel tones then stronger esthers of banana. Some fresh cut grass. Mild lemon also.

M: [3.75] It was a bit more carbonated than I expected - not complaining just observing. This is really crisp and refreshing. Goes down easily but is not watery.

O: [3.75] This is not my favorite style. But typically I can't even finish one. This one is tasty and refreshing. A highlight (for me) for this style. The yeast is not overpowering and allows some of the malt tones and citrus tones to come through. I'd drink this again if offered.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap

S: Lots of banana and clove up front along with plenty of phenolic fruitiness and wheaty notes. A bit of a bubble gum undertone as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the banana and clove notes and makes its way into the fruitiness and wheat notes. A touch on the sweet side, but restrained. Phenolic, yeasty spices hit towards the end

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit on the prickly side

O: One of the standards for the style. Very easy to drink and extremely refreshing on a hot day. Definitely worth checking out if you're into classic versions of the style

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint and 1 oz bottle, no date visible on bottle or label. Poured into a standard drinking glass. Pour is pretty, hazy golden unfiltered beer. Smell is pretty refined and good, creamy wheat, although I've had another of the same beer from them be more intense. I saw floating sediment in the last one, none in this one. The last one was a lot more sophisticated with the taste, literally bananas, spice, and cloves directly translated, while this one is pretty much a creamy, above average, standard, toned down German hefeweizen. I went ahead and did an average rating of the 2, because the first one blew my mind, one of my favs of all time, while this one was just pretty good. Cheers!

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Photo of RefuelTheFire
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When it comes to hefeweizens, I almost always prefer the German styles that follow the reinheitsgebot (German purity laws) to that of the American style, so I do have a little bias towards this style. The first thing I did was pour it into a weizen glass, and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to warm up the beer a touch. With Ayinger Brau Weisse this is actually important, as it comes across as too harsh when it is fridge temperature, but opens up beautifully when it warms up a touch. The color is straw-like, with that classical hefeweizen unfiltered cloudiness. You will get a solid 3/4 to 1 inch head that will slowly dissipate to about a quarter of an inch that will be maintained through the drinking process, but will get no lacing. The beer itself has a clean and crisp taste with a strong initial hit of banana and clove but ends up with a beautiful lift of lemon-like citrus at the end. If you drink the beer ice-cold you will get hit hard with the clove right from the beginning, but as the beer warms up a touch, the clove mellows and brings forth the banana. The crispness is maintained throughout the drinking experience. The only complaint that I have is that the feel of the beer is a little bit on the watery side for a hefe, but other than that I believe that this is the standard bearer for German Hefeweizen, and its going to be hard to beat in that category.

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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 mkh012
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger is a great Hefeweizen. The smell/flavor profile is as expected from a hefe (orange, bread, bubblegum, banana), but it's spot-on here. Very clean and easy to drink, as a good hefe should be. Super refreshing. Bright, lively, slightly sweet.

My top 3 Hefes are:

1) Weihenstephaner
2) Franziskaner
3) Ayinger

Can't go wrong with any of these three.

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Photo of headlessparrot
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy, very boggy yellow colour capped by a solid amount of head that recedes fairly quickly for the style.

Smell is super-intense--I could smell it from across the room when it was poured. Big banana, clove. Citrus, yeasty. Taste is more banana, more clove, more citrus. Slightly peppery, doughy, bready. Moderate-high carbonation, thick-ish body. Creamy, delicious.

This is lovely. One of my favourite German hefes. Super crisp, refreshing.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great beer. There is a place here in China that has it. I'd never had it but had heard decent things about it. I'd say this beer surpassed what I'd heard. I still prefer some other wheat beers over this one, but this was not at all bad. Give it a try if you haven't.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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