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:
#1,351
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
2,247
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
355
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Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
2.96/5  rDev -29%
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 msondel
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of chinabeergeek
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. no date. poured into weizen glass. tasted in mid-april 2009.

cloudy, golden straw w amber brown tones. big weissbier head, but fades to sudsy thin layer, then just wisps, then nothing. no lace.

aroma: banana and juicyfruit chewing gum. touch of clove. other subtle esters of apple and citrus. trace of hops. trace of gentle phenols. touch of vanilla?

taste: relatively fresh weizen flavors, though slightly watered down. more generalized fruit esters, and less specifically banana. still a trace of cloves. mild bitterness and gentle touch of acidity.

light, not too thin, but a touch astringent. spritzy carbonation sometimes helps, sometimes exacerbates astringency.

maybe this wasn't fresh? they really need to date or code their bottles.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brians52
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of aoampm
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of phishbone23
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of fitzy84
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a cloudy, gold color with a thick head. Great lacing on the sides. Aromas are fantastic; balanced mixture of citrus aromas and spiced wheat. The taste was sweet with a hint of that spiced grain. The mouthfeel had a light thickness to it, enough to make it refreshing, but allowing it to have a solid body. Overall, this was a great hefeweizen.

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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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Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Photo of nodder
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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 Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,247 ratings