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:
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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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good wheat beer, very satisfying with supper. Cloves in aroma, orange in taste as well as lemon. Good mouthfeel though not the most outstanding I have had for a hefe, banana mouthfeel with little of the latter's taste. Nicely malted, also corriander and yeastiness.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey yellow with a 2 inch foamy light orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, yeast, and spices. Taste is of wheat, grain, banana, yeast, and spice flavors that stick around on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen but it lacks the strong bubblegum and banana flavors that I have found in other beers of the style.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

been getting in to the old world german stuff super hard lately, and this one is a good one. i enjoyed this one at 1472 on pearl street last night, an entirely forgettable experience from a cuisine and service standpoint, but this is a fine glass of ale. modeled on a hefe, its a little bit different, plenty yeasty in color but not nearly as bright. the head is short lived too, although dirty glassware or something could be at fault. the nose is awesome, classic hefe yeast profile, modest in the banana notes, fully rocking the clove side of things, like fresh banana bread, its baked and grainy and hearty, not as light and creamy as others, more doughy and thick, and the carbonation isnt quite there, but there is a rustic richness that defines this one for me. all of the ayinger stuff is really nice, but its cool to have one of the original styles they do. this is excellent and distinct from others. the prices on these are so fair in the stores, i need to make a point to try more. there is something to be said for paying a few bucks for a 500ml of a beer this good than say a 16 dollar four pack from off color or prairie and getting something of similar overall quality...

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of citrus and wheat grains fill the nose. The taste of the beer has a nice soft wheat quality to it and finished with a nice amount of lemony zest in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth, gently carbonated and a little on the creamy side. Overall I thought this beer would be best to have in the summer time, no matter when you wanna have it though it's a pretty good choice when it comes to having a Weisse.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It is hazy light yellow in appearance and poured with a large bright white head that perfectly rose to the top of the weizen glass. There's a moderate to heavy level of carbonation and the beer has good head retention.
S: There is a moderate aroma of bananas in the nose with subtle hints of cloves.
T: Like the smell, there are lots of banana flavors in the taste, which is mildly sweet. The underlying wheat is also noticeable, particularly in the aftertaste.
M: The beer feels light bodied and rather effervescent on the palate.
D: This beer goes down very easily and is so thirst quenching that I could drink them all day long. This is a great bear to session.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, the beer has much of the same characters found from the tap, just not as fresh, spicy, or floral. The beer pours a, still active, carbonation but less than on draught. A bright canary yellow hue with a silky haze and small yeast particles floating about. Smells the same bubble gum, banannas, cloves, and bread as on tap, but not as crisp, clean, or fresh fruit flavored. Peppery and spicy but with less 'snap'. Feels more mellow and soft from the bottle. Finishes the same with a fruity, wheaty, minty flavor. Both are great, but go for the tap version when available.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy, filmy, and rather pale golden yellow colour, with a ton of billowing, foamy, thin white head, which leaves a few swaths of island atoll arch lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of banana chip esters, cloves, yeast, a bit of white pepper, and bready wheat and barley grain - holy Reinheitsgebot! The taste is sweet bready grain, more wheat than barley-oriented, solid fruit esters - banana, orange, and lemon - some spice - more mild clove and a hint of the coriander flip-side, and a bit of understated, earthy yeast.

The carbonation is nice and soft, the body a solid medium weight, fruity, well smooth, and even a tad creamy. It finishes on a drying note - the fruit, yeast, wheatiness, and mild alcohol all showing.

A pretty solid, traditional hefe, very much like granddad showing the kids how they did it in the good ol' days, and being absolutely, positively, god damned right.

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Photo of kojevergas
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml brown glass bottle with standard (nicely coloured, I might add...) pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery and style.

I'm really in the mood for a good hefeweizen. Paired with a rice krispie treat (don't ask).

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice rolling cream, good thickness, and fantastic retention. Colour is a predictable yet lively hazy yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Non-opaque. Decent lacing. No bubble show. I'm looking forward to it.

Sm: Fresh yeast, with notes of clove and banana alongside wonderful cream and hints of orange peel. The runts-esque banana flavour is quite fresh and appealing. All around a very impressive aroma. Quite inviting.

T: Heavy banana with clove taking more of the background. Yeasty, but not spicey or overly herbal - just a hint of floral character to liven it up. Beautifully balanced for the style, near perfection. The soft wheat foundation complements the other notes wonderfully, providing a fresh unobtrusive base. Hints of orange peel round out the flavour alongside very light yet complementary hopping (almost entirely floral). Incredibly well built. Subtle yet evocative. Refreshing. I quite fancy it. Its one drawback is its lack of complexity, but within the style it's got serious depth.

Mf: Perfect coarseness and dryness, never going overboard or compromising the refreshing feel. Adequate carbonation. Crisp. Light on the palate.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. I could down this all day. A fantastic summer brew. I'd definitely have this again. Gives Erdinger a run for its money - perhaps even surpasses it. It's right up there with Franziskaner in my book. Definitely give this a go; this is mastery of the style. Hides its mild ABV as well as would be expected.

I will say that its banana emphasis isn't necessarily ideal; I'd prefer a solid orange emphasis.

A poor candidate for aging; best consumed fresh.

A-

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale straw color with the fluffiest white head that leaves soapy strips of lacing all over the glass

Smell: Lemon and cloves on the front, with a subtle banana essence behind; a bit bready as well

Taste: Much more banana up front in the flavor profile; clove spice and lemon tartness combine in the middle and carry through to the finish; slightly sweet, overall

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a good level of carbonation

Drinkability: Among the better hefes out there

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one many times, just getting around to a review.

The highlights of this one seem to be it's fine spice bouquet, and smoothness. Pours a fizzy orange, nearly opaque at first. A swirl of the yeast, and the final pour renders it a muddier orange. Smell of clove, banana, and fruit gum.

Tastes fizzy at first, then later the spice comes through. A clove mixed with nutty malt and banana. Fairly muted due to the higher than average carbonation.

Again, the fizziness is a detriment, but the yeast adds an essential smoothness. Easy to session, especially on a hot day.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a cloudy and hazy yellow/whitish color ale with a bit foamy head with great retention and some dark lees at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of pure wheat with some nice ester and floral notes. Taste is dominated by refreshing wheat notes with some medium banana and ester notes also noticeable. Nice body with some low filtration and adequate carbonation and a creamy texture. Very well done overall and quite enjoyable with the warm weather.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of zeff80
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass it was very cloudy and golden yellow in color. A huge head. It smelled of wheat and cloves. The wheat taste was complimented by a citrus flavor. The mouthfeel was soft and semi-dry. Like most unfiltered weisse beers, it was a little heavier than expected. Overall, I was highly impressed with the Brau-Weisse.

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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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