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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber in the chalice. Nicely sudsy with a thin foamy ring, along with fine, persistent bubbles in the mouth. Aroma of apples and bread.

This brew has the nicest watery body with the creamy carbonation I admire in the best German beers. The classic wheat esters but in a lighter, more fragrant style. All the flavors are quite elegant. Starts out with that slight malty sweetness and edges into a pleasant fruitiness-- more pear than banana. Some spicy notes, but not the common overload of clove.

Really a great example of the classic German style. It travels well in the approximately 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of TheDinger
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided on this one for Thanksgiving dinner. Straight pour from bottle into weizen glass. Great looking unfiltered hefe with a monster 3 finger pillow head that sticks around for a long time. Smell is true to the style with banana and clove notes. Perhaps a bit of spice and bread. Taste is very crisp and bread forward. Nice hints of fruits and a touch of spice. Minimal hop distraction. Pick up a biscuit/bread hint as well. A nice earthy wheat to close out the tongue. Very easy to drink. Feel is decent. Adequate carbonation and a bit of silk on the tongue. A little watery and dry, but not too thin. Overall- I really like this hefe. Great balance and combination of the true hefe characteristics. Ayinger is a solid outfit and I have enjoyed their beers. This is perhaps their best effort. Great brew to go with Thanksgiving and will be getting more of these soon. A must try-

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2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking alone tonight. My fiance is in Jersey, so it's sushi/steak night. Decided to start with something light to go with the sushi rolls.

This one pours a cloudy gold with a nice foamy head. Eventually settles down with a thin film. Looks good. Smells nice - banana, wheat. Taste - has a solid amount of carbonation which creates a crisp bite, more than other hefes I've tried. Flavorful as hell - banana, clove with a "wheaty" aftertaste. A faint touch of bitterness.

This one gets high marks all around. Refreshing, especially after a week filled with tough financial decisions. Will have again.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Serving Type: 2 11.2 oz. bottles poured in to a weizen glass.

Appearance (4.5): Un-filtered, hazy and slight carbonation. Nice head retention.

Smell (4.5): Floral, with banana.

Taste (4.5): Wonderful.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Creamy, slight carbonation feel.

Overall (4.5): I am loving Ayinger beers in general, I feel like they put a lot of work in to the "cleanliness" and quality of their beers. Their brau-weisse is no exception. I want to give it some fives but I feel like I don't know enough about hefeweizens or beer in general, or have enough experience to give that.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tall .5 L pour. massive, billowy, beautiful head. god bless those germans! hazy (understatement), thick, sediment-filled, thick, golden pour.
smell is very rich, very floral. used to be my favorite style but just got too rich for me. also a reason why i'm coming back to germany from the belgiums...
taste is also very rich and floral. too rich for my liking lately, but this is still a superior (commercial) company which produces excellent quality brews.
mouthfeel is thick also. there is carbonation in there, but it is hidden due to the thick sediment.
overall, excellent. head thins, but remains creamy. the beer is filling and satisfying, like a meal. i can see the heartiness being very satisfying, especially when the season cools as it is now, but i'm still wanting that abv before i get TOO filled up. i guess i'm just a lush. forgive me.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of yeast, spices, bananas, wheat and some breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a yeast, spices (mainly cloves), banana, beady notes and wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Refreshing and flavorful.

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