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Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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4.17/5
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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:
#1,309
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
2,230
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
165
Gots:
352
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,230 |  Reviews: 928
Photo of roadhouse
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap today at the Marquee Lounge. Served into a tall Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance was a cloudy golden yellow with a one inch plus white head that fell a bit but held up the whole time and left some good lace. I think the Ayinger glass enhances it as well.

Aroma had lots of banana esters and fresh baked sweet breadiness, with a light touch of clove in the back.

Taste began with the aforementioned bready sweetness followed by the perfect amount of banana that was balanced in the finish by the perfect amount of spicy clove character. Perfect.

Mouthfeel was on the light side, very crisp and refreshing with nice carbonation, though I think it could have been slightly higher.

This was fantastic on tap. In the bottle it is just good but from the tap it is amazing. It had to have been quite fresh.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of daledeee
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't resist trying another weisse. Actually, I have had this before just never reviewed it. Ayinger makes great beer.

Pours nice cloudy yellow/orange with nice head. Yeasty and fruity smelling. A little too much grain comes through the nose. Taste follows this through. Lots of citrus and bread or yeast and a little sweet. Good carbonated bite. Malty finish with a rather dry mouthfeel. These are all characteristics I like in beer.

This is one of my favorite Hefes

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of putnam
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden amber under undulating white height. Green bananas and pale malt aromas curl up to reveal an arid sensation of whole lemon. Pointed, drying fizz contributes shape and delineation to flavors that are fairly dry anyway. It's nothing to chew on but still substantial in texture. Appetizing bitterness joins with toasted sweet grains and ripe yellow fruits to make for high drinkability.

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Photo of Lurkerson
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2pux
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 7/26/2007 (500mL bottle):

Pours a very pale cloudy yellow body, big foamy white head, lasting. Fresh hay aroma, malts, some light fruit, like grapefruit. Light taste, watery, light malty aftertaste. Spicy, lemony taste, similar to the aroma. A little weakish & thin, but nice taste.

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This weisen poured a light hazy golden yellow with medium foam and very little lace. The smell was spicy with a hint of cloves. The taste was a spicy citrus, with cloves and a hint of yeast. There was a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Although it had a sort of pleasant after taste, this beer was not outstanding. It just lacked something that wasn't there, like more wheat or spices.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

at the winking lizard

cloudy gold with a thick head over top, that the glass eventually kills (i keep bringing this up, but their glasses are not all that clean). big carbonation tries to keep that head up, i can feel it too

i had worked out not long before drinking this and it was refreshing. i can see how it would have been for bavarian wheat threshers as well. bubblegum flavor with a fairly intense bitterness for a hefe, and a lemony finish. the banana/clove blanace tips to the clove side, with banana mostly showing up in the aroma. coriander keeps the clove company

dry and wheaty but not in excess

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nygannon
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Johnct
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschofield
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, topped with a three finger pillowy white head, leaves rings of lace.
Clove filled aroma, wheat/grassy note, lemon.
Clove, some banana, hayfield taste. Lemon Slightly bitter and nicely tart.
Medium bodied and dry. Well worth the price.

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Photo of sprucetip
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the best in the world for this style. Fortunate to find it on tap at Cafe Amsterdan in Anchorage, Alaska. Thank you Specialty Imports.

Cloudy, pale golden with thick, pillowy, soft white head. Took a while for bar keep to pour. No significant lacing.

Clovey mainly, some estery banana, but nothing like the banana blowing off the weizenbock I've got fermenting right now. A hint of alcohol in the nose.

Tastes alot like the nose, more clove than banana. A faint bit of bitter bite. Some sweetness toward the end and some bubblegum live flavor. Balanced finish.

Well carbonated, medium body, quick finish balanced between sweet and dry.

Drinkability? Are you kidding? Could a beer drink any easier than this one?

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gehrig
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big-bodied hefeweizen from Ayinger. I'm definitely impressed. The body is a cloudy lemony gold with three fingers of white froth. Prominent smell, with plenty of yeast, orange, lemon, and a distinctly sweet, almost gum flavor to offset the sour overtones. These come forth in the taste. The yeast is impressive, acting as glue for the rest of the flavors. It's complexity is an arresting feature, really delivering much to the consumer.

The durable head is a good sign, providing ample carbonation for the flavors to impress to the end. This, to me, is what Hefeweizen is all about--bold and smooth, direct and complex. Very delicious, and I'm thankful I grabbed this. It went very well with my pepperoni and anchovy pizza.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a singe 500mL bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $3.19 in Summer 2011.

Pours a slighty cloudy light copper color with a rather thick head of foam. Scent is that of heavy wheats that remind me of organic wheat beers. Taste is smooth, mellow and tasty. From the scent you expect a heavy wheat flavor but it is rather mild. Nicely filtered leaving the beer not too light but not too heavy either. A great craft beer for summer with it's hints of citrus.

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3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizenglas the beers color was healthy gold. Nicly saturated with yeast and properly murky. A nice white head was building, justices expected.
Smell announced fruity taste and mild hops.
Tasting the beer you had fruit like lemon, citrus and maybe a little banana and orange up front , bread and grain in the middle, nicely balanced with hops at the end.
Being born and raised in Bavaria , of course I am used to better Hefeweizen. But this is a good example of it. Very drinkable with very refreshing mouthfeel.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is all about the beauty of balance. The reciprocal interaction between subtleties. A tender aromatic dance for the senses.

Sip and savour, or chug 'til you drop, it's all good.

Close to perfect.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle with handsome label from the LCBO. Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

A hazy light golden-orange brew, with a decent grown of foam, which dissolves into a fine ring.

The nose is everything right with a hefe - wheat malt, mild yeast quality, banana, clove, herbal hops, and this brew's defining attribute - bubblegum and candied fruit.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose. I find that hefe's tend to focus on one or two particular features, with some being banana-, citrus- or clove-heavy. This brew was supremely balanced, and although I found this brew had a strong bubblegum/candied-fruit flavor, it did not run away with it. Lighter bodied, ludicrously easy to drink, soft carbonation, slight creaminess.

No surprises here, this is a terrific hefeweizen. Glad to see this in the LCBO and ready for more!

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,230 ratings
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