Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
2,225 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: White head, tiny champagne bubbles. Good head retention. Cloudy straw color.

Nose: Crisp banana, yeasty, wheat, and cloves.

Taste: Perfect carbonation, crisp up front. Lemon, green apple. A little foamy mouthfeel at the end. Cloves, or grassy in the middle.

Notes: I really enjoyed this. A great example of the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great golden coloring and big white head, but it had the ugliest big chunks of yeast I've ever seen. Luckily those fell to the bottom of the glass and I didn't have to deal with them while drinking.
Banana, lemon, and clove in the aroma.
More of the same banana, lemon, and clove. There is also a slight touch of bubblegum.
Crisp with a medium body and medium carbonation level.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle.

A: Poured a cloudy, visually wheaty orange with a soft, pillowy white head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: One could smell the glorious scent of orange and coriander a mile away.... along with a bit of Bubbulicious.

T: All the characteristic that I noticed on the nose also came to fruition on the taste, along with a bit of white pepper.... a nice, complex spice component.

M: The glass came out of this war fairly clean, and the liquid itself felt very soft, wheaty, and foamy, which was great for a hot day.

O: This is a textbook example of a German Hefe through and through and will always be one of the pinnacles IMO. I will so though, that my homebrew Hefe came pretty damn close to this!

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml brown glass bottle with standard (nicely coloured, I might add...) pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery and style.

I'm really in the mood for a good hefeweizen. Paired with a rice krispie treat (don't ask).

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice rolling cream, good thickness, and fantastic retention. Colour is a predictable yet lively hazy yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible, but it's nontransparent. Non-opaque. Decent lacing. No bubble show. I'm looking forward to it.

Sm: Fresh yeast, with notes of clove and banana alongside wonderful cream and hints of orange peel. The runts-esque banana flavour is quite fresh and appealing. All around a very impressive aroma. Quite inviting.

T: Heavy banana with clove taking more of the background. Yeasty, but not spicey or overly herbal - just a hint of floral character to liven it up. Beautifully balanced for the style, near perfection. The soft wheat foundation complements the other notes wonderfully, providing a fresh unobtrusive base. Hints of orange peel round out the flavour alongside very light yet complementary hopping (almost entirely floral). Incredibly well built. Subtle yet evocative. Refreshing. I quite fancy it. Its one drawback is its lack of complexity, but within the style it's got serious depth.

Mf: Perfect coarseness and dryness, never going overboard or compromising the refreshing feel. Adequate carbonation. Crisp. Light on the palate.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. I could down this all day. A fantastic summer brew. I'd definitely have this again. Gives Erdinger a run for its money - perhaps even surpasses it. It's right up there with Franziskaner in my book. Definitely give this a go; this is mastery of the style. Hides its mild ABV as well as would be expected.

I will say that its banana emphasis isn't necessarily ideal; I'd prefer a solid orange emphasis.

A poor candidate for aging; best consumed fresh.


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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy yellow with a white, thick 2 finger head. Decent retention, leads to thin lacing.

Smell - Nice yeasty aromas, clove, wheat and overripe banana.

Taste - Follows the nose. Overripe banana, spicy clove, a faint hint of lemon. A subtle buttery toffee comes into play at the finish. A gentle lemon buzz nips at the back of the tongue which lasts, easily, 20-30 minutes after the last sip.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Carbonation adds a sharp, crisp bite while the beer slides down with a smooth, velvety feel. Beautiful mouthfeel on this one.

Overall - Fantastic hef. Rivals with the best of the style. Best body I've ever experienced with the style, and that's the factor which leads me to bestow this the Best Hefeweizen in the world. My opinion, of course.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL into a weizen glass. Pours a hazy glowing honey gold w/ a beautiful fluffy bright white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Wisps of sediment dance in the glass from the final swirl of yeast on the pour. Moderate carbonation. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is ripe banana and clove. A real powerful punch of classic hefeweizen aromas. Wheat malt, twist of lemon, cracked pepper.

Taste follows nose. Soft wheat malt, banana, spice. Just a hint of a metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is creamy smooth w/ a peppery bite. Carbonation is just right. Clean, refreshing.

Overall another reference-quality German-style beer from Ayinger.

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4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Hoepfner Weizen glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Pale yellow color, foggy appearance. White , small bubbled, froth. Thick, close, lively crown. Good retention. Herbal & floral notes, intense clove,vanilla & ripe bananas to the nose. Flavor shows gentle sweet malts, fruity hints, bready notes & ripe banana texture. Light/medium body, soft carbonation. Subtle citric touch mixed with ripe fruit is the only hop character shown. Lasting finish. Creamy, flavorful & satiating.Refreshing.

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

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me

A - cloudy copper-yellow with a thin white head that has little retention

S - banana, faint spices, coriander

T - banana, faint coriander

M - smooth, crisp, well carbonated

This is a solid hefeweizen. It has all the great alefruits one would expect and great drinkability. I would definitely have this again.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,225 ratings
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