Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

2,215 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1/2 Litre bottle pureed into a Weisse glass

A - Lemony yellow, cloudy with a lot of activity. Huge puffy cloud of a head that sticks around for what seems like ever.

S - Lots of banana phenols spices like clove and cinnamon are present but mild. slight whiff of alcohol

T - Very mild sweetness with a firm and bitter hop backing. lightly citric with a muted yeast bite

M - A bit chewy, yeast flavor is maybe just a bit heavy

O - Very tasty indeed

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500ml bottle is poured into a weizen glass. Only a portion of the bottle will fit during this pour.

The beer is colored golden straw. A slight haze makes the liquid opaque. A sizable pure white head rests on top. As it settles, decent lacing is left behind. Initially, a good amount of clinging carbonation could be seen on the walls of the glass, but it has disappeared. Some sparse rising carbonation can be seen.

The beer has a big bready aroma. I can smell a good amount of clove and banana. There is no apparent sweetness, nor any overly bitter scents.

The beer has a very good flavor. A decent amount of wheat can be tasted. Banana and a light sweetness can be tasted as I swallow. Hefe yeast and a dry sweetness linger afterwards.

This beer has a medium body and a great level of carbonation. There's enough to feel, but not enough to be distracting. The giant head made me think this beer would feel more bubbly. A slight film coats my tongue that has a little bit of sweetness and some banana flavors.

This is a fine example of a true German Hefeweizen. Any fan of quality beers should give this one a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

The entire contents of a 16.9oz bottle emptied into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass. Yeast has been swirled in. Warm tangerine glow with thick haze and a tall frothy head that fell to a slick layer on top. 4.0

A lemon-banana combo in the nose with bready wheat malts and slight alcohol whiff. Kiss of spice and whiff of tang. Fruity and semi-sweet and almost perfect. 4.5

Firm banana esters are going to town. Fruity with a touch of citric zest. Tangy wheat bread notes with no grainy astringency. Smooth in the middle with a lasting lightly-spiced finish that follows with more banana and pink bubblegum. Hint of tutti frutti. Absolutely delicious. 4.0

Wet and creamy with appropriately lower carbonation. Drinks like no-pulp orange juice, easy and smooth. 4.0

One of those ‘top o’the line’ hefes. Light on the spice, heavy on the banana, and with a lovely lemony scent in the nose. A hefe to have one after another. Finally got around to this ‘top ten pick’ of mine here in my summer hefeweizen project. A tough act to follow, but I’ll see what’s cold in the fridge. Cheers! 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a straight 16oz. glass

Appearance: Nice golden yellow-orange color. Pours fairly heady with good head retention. Very cloudy, you can't see through the beer.

Smell: Great aroma of wheat and some lemon/citrus. It has that good hefe smell that makes your mouth water.

Taste: Solid wheat hefe taste with noticeable lemon that you catch in the smell. Very refreshing taste. It straddles an interesting line of being not quite crisp but not quite mild.

Mouthfeel: Very light and smooth mouthfeel. Tastes moderately aerated/carbonated. I almost wish it had a little more substance, it sits very light on the palette.

Overall: I really enjoy this beer. We have been stocking it recently at the pub and I have been recommending it to customers with high marks ever since I had my first. Good authentic hefe for a great value; I am picking up 500 ml bottles in town for about $2.50. Anyone who enjoys a good hefe should try this.

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy yellowish gold with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lace on the glass.

Smell: An aroma of wheat and yeast with clove spices. Big smell of bananas with some grains, hay, pepper, and bubblegum. Also some hints of citrus hops with some orange and lemons. A pretty bright and crisp smelling wheat beer.

Taste: A nice taste of wheat grains with some big bready banana esters. A good yeasty spice from cloves and a hint of pepper. Also some bubblegum and hay with some nice hints of citrus lemon and orange. A very solid fruity and funky taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A very good authentic Hefeweizen. A great use of wheat and spicy yeast.

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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 2,215 ratings.
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