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Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Photo of tectactoe
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like many hefes, even the most modest of pours can not prevent the voluptuous, bone-white head from growing to a size nearly half the glass. It's chunky, bubbly, and patchy, leaving big blotches of lacing as it makes it's way down towards the straw and yellow brew. The beer itself is a little lighter in hue than I'd expect, but it's got that yeasty hazy that I certainly love.

The aroma is very banana heavy, with a good deal of fruity esters infiltrating the front lines right away. A large amount of clove comes nearly hand-in-hand with the esters and the finish introduces a slight bit of mint and bubblegum. Very yeast heavy, as most hefes should be. It smells pretty sweet, but not sweet enough to give me cavities. It could stand to be a bit more powerful, but its composition is great.

Banana esters are again the first thing to tingle my senses, only this time it's my palate and not my nose. The mostly-sweet and mildly-spicy banana esters are backed with a good amount of bready malt and a solidifying helping of clove. The fresh, wet, crisp mouth feel gives makes the beer very quenching and satisfying.

Just like the nose, the flavor wouldn't hurt from being a bit more amped up, but as it stands, it's still an easy-drinker and a very enjoyable hefeweizen. Warmth seems to draw a bit more sweetness out of the brew, but it never gets to an unacceptable level. Nice, lightly sweet finish with some banana-bread and a hint of clove.

Another solid hefeweizen, but would you really expect anything less from the country of origin? This went nice with a few fresh slices of pizza, and my pint had vanished fairly quickly. It's not the hefeweizen that's going to dethrone Weihenstephaner as my favorite (and I'm beginning to think nothing will) but it's still a solid and cost-effective choice amongst the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A-A careful pour produces a huge (three-plus fingers) head of dense, white foam. Retention is good as the head is supported by very active (and visible) carbonation. The beer is lightly hazy and golden/straw in color. It is darker than some hefes.

S-The scent packs a lot of banana bread. I also noticed a green grass scent, some wheat, a touch of apple, and very light clove spice. The green grass smell is odd and the smell is a touch on the sweet side.

T-The taste packs more lemon tartness to balance out the still-strong banana bread from the smell. There is some grain and a lightly-earthy, musty wheat taste. Hop bitterness is quite mild and grassy, not sharp.

M-The feel is lightweight and wet with moderately-aggressive, chunky carbonation.

O-This is a good, thirst-quenching example of the style. I think the smell is a touch off, maybe a little sweet and heavy on the banana? Regardless, the taste gains some balance, which is nice and drinkability is very high. This is a great summer beer that proves you don't need gimmicks or huge ABV to get good flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy light golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grain, bananas, hint of citrus and cloves

T-bananas, light lemon, bread dough, spices, slight tartness

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and clean

O-really enjoyed this Hefeweizen, good flavor, refreshing

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy, golden color. Pale white head with good retention.

S: Very powerful banana aroma. also, cloves and yeast.

T: Banana and spice in the flavor, along with there light honey and the sweetness of the malt. Yeast is obviously very present as well.

M: Light, if not a little on the thin side.

Overall: This is one of my favorite Hefeweizens. The aroma and flavors are more powerful than a lot of others I've had. I grabbed the four pack on a whim and I am very happy I did.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and hazy golden with just a hint of orange and a large, creamy white head that sits there and dimples it's way down, but never really goes away. Leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

Spicy banana bread with some earthy grains and grassy hops. Sweet smelling, as usual, very standard for the style.

Right in line with the nose - the nice yeasty banana and clove taste taking the front with some good noble hops to balance it out. Not super complex, just your basic, fresh tasting Hefeweizen.

A pretty moderate body and not a huge amount of carbonation really. Creamy and smooth with little left on the tongue. Definitely refreshing.

Really nice, but not the most interesting one I've had. There's not a ton going on here, just a super basic version that works. I definitely wouldn't pass one up.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,234 ratings
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