Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

2,196 Ratings
Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing cloudy, hazy yellow in color, flowery and aroma of bananas with a hint of cloves. Spicy yeasty wheat flavors, light body and mouthfeel, crisp and clean finish, leaves a nice flavor in my mouth, an awesome wheat beer, anything from this brewery is top notch.

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Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jason1337
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Josbor11
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a murky amber with a medium sized white creamy head that had excellent lacing. The aroma was heavy of bread malts with a meaty doughy yeast scent and hints of citrus. It tasted very yeasty with notes of citrus at first and finished with a nice malty yeast flavor with a nice note of citrus and left the flavor lingering for a nice while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and very creamy in texture and had a soft carbination. Overall an exquisit representation of this style, very nice with a slice of lemon.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 17 ounce bottle into a chalice.
Looks like a hefe should; hazy, golden, poofy white head.
The odor doesnt quite have the impact of some others of the style but it's pleasing enough. Wheat, lemon, malts.
The taste is quite a bit on the malty side for a hefe, or rather has quite a malty punch in the middle of a sip. The malt flavor gives it a sweet signature impact. Dry lemon and wheat crispness in there.
Pretty much up to typical specs for the style with a bit of a twist. Good drinkin stuff.

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Photo of Johnct
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Naerhu
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep yellow opaque body on pure white inch thick head.
Aroma: Huge honey, lemon juice, pinot grigio and ester aroma. No hop aroma.
Taste: Cloves under the rich banana flavor. No hop flavor. This needs a little more complexity to back up the intensity.
Mouthfeel: Creamy banana mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Amazing aroma an delicious. Gone in a flash.

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Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of IronLover
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straw yellow in color with a slight haze. Poured with a huge, rocky, bright white foam with staying power. Estery and spicy clove aromas wutg hints of grassand toasted malt. Smooth, delicate, slightly creamy feel with robust, crisp, refreshing carbonation. Estery fruit snd banana flavors up front with a spicy middle. Banana flavors pick up again that lead to a lightly hopped and toasted wheat finish. Finishes very cleanly. Nice delicate but complex flavor profile - very refreshing. Ayinger has yet to disappoint.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a typical cloudy yellow/orange with a fizzy stark white head that recedes quickly. Nose is all banana yeast. Taste follows with good banana flavor, a bit of clove, nice typical german hef yeast. Some light bread. Mouthfeel is typical for your average quality german hef. maybe slightly undercarbonated, just slightly. Drinkability is excellent, as this one is more slammable than most, but there are a select few that are better. I wont name any names, but it starts with a W and ends with an eihenstephaner. But, despite this, the drinkability is still excellent in this classic example of what a german hef should taste like. Good beer, recommended for the hef fan.

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Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewey0603
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this pours a cloudy whitish yellow with a large white head and a ton of carbonation. The smell has a strong lemon,wheat, "bisquity", and more citrus aromas. The taste is lemon, wheat, pepper, creamy bakery flavors, and Belgian sugar. The m/f is light and the flavors mix very well. This is not only a great summer beer, it's a great beer period. Enjoy.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a big fluffy white head made up of medium sized bubbles. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma is lemon-pledge like (but in a good way), with a musty dusty back nose. Not strong. Grassy, wheaty nose.

Flavor is quite pleasant, full flavored lemon and wheat flavors dominate. Slight sweetness and only the faintest hint of hops at the end of the swallow. Not complex in flavor, but the mix of flavors that there are quite well balanced.

Bright and clean light mouthfeel, pleasant drinkability on a nice evening after a long bike ride.

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Photo of johntfox
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of SPRichard
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

beautiful cloudy pale yellow color with a billowing foamy 2 inch head...excellent head retention that slowly settled to a 1/4 inch...plenty lace sticking to the glass

lots of complex aromas with this beer....plenty of citrus, lemon/orange, intertwined with bananas and cloves

dominated by yeast as it should in a German Hefe...lime, lemon, hints of apple, orange set the table for a big hit of bready malt halfway through...dry tangy finish was an invitation for me to take another sip

medium body that left my tongue feeling slick after each sip

i'm a big fan of Hefes in the summer months and this is by far the best one i've had hands down....i was happy to see this one on tap as i get a better feel for a beer in that format....a very drinkable beer and possibly a nice gateway beer for those that are hard to sway into craft beers

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Photo of meatyard
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a large, white head. Retention is pretty good and there are many, visible carbonation streams.
The smell is pretty typical with cloves, banana, floral citrus and yeast.
The taste is very much like the aroma though the yeast is a bit more pronounced.
Mouthfeel is light & well-carbonated.
Drinkability: This is an excellent beer. It may not equal the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, which is probably the benchmark, but it belongs in the top 3-5 available for the style. This hits on all cylinders and satisfies.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of magictacosinus
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,196 ratings.
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