Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

2,217 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice, hazy yellow color with a tightly-packed soapy white head. Retention is moderate as is the lace.
Smells are dominated by a bready yeast, clove, banana.
Taste follows nose along with typical wheat characteristics in there too. Banana breadiness and some citrus comes through as well as a tiny bit of peppery spice. Hops are of the earthy variety but just enough to keep this from being to bready-sweet.
Feel is lighter medium with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp sip but finishes semi-dry.
Overall, a wonderful hefeweizen from a outstanding German brewery.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Ayinger glass on 4/17/13

Watery, pale dull gold color. Minimal cloudiness since most of the yeast stayed in the bottle. Multitudes of bubbles cling to the glass but aren't enough to keep the two finger head alive for more than a few minutes. Thin, very smooth retention. No lace.

The aroma is clove and noble hop heavy: grass, herbal notes and lemon overtones. For a short while there was a decent lightly-buttered-banana-bread blend, but it almost entirely falls off in favor if banana pudding and meager wheat notions.

The taste is focused on banana and clove, it would seem. Certainly more herbal than fruity. The hops have left their aromatic perch which is probably a good thing. The wheat is clean but not as prominent as I would like. Reasonably dry.

The body is right about medium for the style with ample carbonation bubbling about. The overall feel is good but there is a bit of a coating finish.

This is pretty good all around, but it doesn't seem as robust as the Franziskaner I had a few days ago (which I preferred significantly to the Ayinger). This Aying is definitely lighter and I can understand why that would be appealing.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,217 ratings.
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