Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

2,203 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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

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Ratings: 2,203 |  Reviews: 922
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of andrenaline
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, thumb of head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Scent is sweet with a solid presence of cloves, bubble gum, bananas and a heavy wheat presence.

T - Much like the nose but nicely balanced with the cloves and bananas offering up the perfect complement to a bready wheat flavour.

M - Medium bodied, though can come across light, goes down smooth and finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty hefe and a great example of the style. I was pleased to see this finally hit the local LCBO shelves and will be certain to grab a few more before they quickly disappear.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Hazy straw color with a generous 2+ finger head that dissipates quite slowly
S: Banana, clove, wheat and a bit of yeast. Maybe a bit of bubblegum. A bit sweet but very enjoyable overall.
T: Bubblegum and banana in a big way upfront, followed by hints of clove/wheat then another big hit of banana/bubblegum on a lengthy finish. Again a bit sweet, but very tasty.
M: Light & crisp, yet a bit creamy at the same time. Nice overall.
O: This paired quite well with steamed lobster tail dipped in butter. Both were light and the creaminess of the butter matched the mouthfeel beer. Even on its own this is tasty and complex- very enjoyable.

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Photo of scott451
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. An overflowing billowy white head cloudy pale dirty apricot. Great head retention and lots of foamy lacing.

Spicy fruity yeast smells. Some bread notes. The flavour is rather more subdued than the smell. Pumkin, banana. A bit of a sour note in the finish.

Medium light finish. Smooth. Overall an interesting fruity hefeweizen. Not my personal favourite but well worth a try

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look (3.5/5) – Pours a rich straw-yellow colour. Head was all-right: it rose generously on a good pour; was a bit soapy in texture; fell a bit quickly to a cap with minimal lacing. The brew was very opaque, as you’d expect from the style. Some nice visible carbonation.

Smell (4/5) – A really nice light wheat character gives the foundation for the aroma, although on first blush I got a bit of that latex-like smell it went away fairly quickly. The typical banana-clove (leaning a bit more to the banana) aroma of weizen yeast is a little more subdued here than in some I’ve had. I think there may be a slight hint of something a bit more sour or sharp in the yeast as well (maybe pears). This basically makes a nice balance between yeast and malt with no real hop or alcohol to speak of.

Taste (4.5/5) – The flavour is a bit more complex than I found with the aroma. The wheat-centered malt character is more-or-less the same and lends a light backbone for the yeast. The yeast really impressed me: it had the typical banana and clove notes (leaning toward some spice on the palate, unlike on the nose); there were also some really nice lighter fruits (pear, nectarine) and some good floral character, but these linger in the background and give depth to the yeast flavours. I think there’s a slight hint of yeast flavour on this one as well. Bitterness is light – just enough for balance – and is paired with some nice spiciness that lasts into the finish.

Feel (3.5/5) – Good for the style. Medium-light body with the yeast giving the feel of body with higher carbonation. There’s a bit of spice that lasts into the finish that I really liked.

I liked this one quite a bit. I think it’s a great example of the style, though maybe not the best one I’ve ever had (I really do think that the uncharacteristically dark Schneider Weisse is the best).

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mick303
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a really large head of white creamy foam. Colour is a pale, yellow with a strong haziness to it. Probably paler than I would expect, like lime-juice.

Smell is noticeably spicy and unsweet, bit of cinnamon and clove. Very fragrant, with a good grapefruit character as well. Quite interesting.

Taste is initially a refreshing banana character, with shows some wheat-like notes later. Nice creaminess, with the spice more in the background. A slight sour citrus edge which cuts through the beer is somewhat atypical.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not watery but has a very refreshing character to it, not over-assertive. Finish is smooth, not particularly long, but sits really nicely.

Makes for an nice drinkable beer. Worth seeking out, good flavour, and solid all-rounder.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a cloudy straw colour with a large white head. Good retention. Classic hefeweizen.

Banana and clove in the nose. Bubblegum. Wheat.

Taste is the same. Clove up front, banana and yeast right behind. Crisp. Pretty simple, but good.

Light bodied, highly carbonated.

Overall, a textbook hefeweizen. Good, but nothing remarkable about it.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mscudder
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL poured into a Newcastle schooner.

A - A slightly cloudy golden yellow. Carries a fair sized white head. No real retention.

S - Crisp cloves and banana. Can also detect some yeast and grains. Really a pleasure on the nose.

T - Super crisp up front and follows with a burst of fruits (lemon, apple and banana). The sweetness is balanced quite well with the tartness of other fruits. Finishes smooth and prompts another sip! Great stuff!

M - Fair amount of carbonation and a light body. The beer is refreshing and very drinkable.

O - I really like how Ayinger took the taste to favor the lemon over the banana. This is a fantastic Hefeweizen for sure!

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy pale golden color. A huge bone white head. Really great appearance.

S: Rich aromas of damp hay, banana, clove and maybe some baked bread.

T: Banana and clove with some wet hay and grass. Bready malts and banana bread on the finish. The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and has an effervescent feel. Possibly the best he'd I'vr ever had.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of baos
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

These Volks make my some of my favorite bieren.

A: Straw yellow with white translucence. One finger head that fizzles down to a nice sheen with bits of lacing here and there.

S: More clove and fresh mown hay than banana. Like the countryside of Bayern.

T: The sweet wheat is balanced very nicely with a bit of a lemon-grassy tartness. Ends in a crisp Hallertauer hop dryness.

M: Perfect medium-light tart. This is Wuotan's lemonade.

O: A great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,203 ratings.
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