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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Photo of thecheapies
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of OBTSkipper
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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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Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of Ozurr
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of AgingWarrior
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jeremy13586
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured in to my weisse glass.

Very cloudy orange color. Poured a two finger eggshell head, that dissipated in to a fluffy one finger layer of foam.

Wheat, clove, and banana. Spicy yeast hits the nose at the end of the whiff.

The taste is pretty similar to the nose, though I do find a very nice bubble-gum/cotton candy sweetness in the middle. Gets yeasty at the end of the sip, but the finish is clean.

The carbonation was nice and bubbly up front, but it wasn't an assault on the palate. Turned creamy. Full bodied and not too heavy. Dry finish

One of my favorite wheat beers. I've had this numerous times, but never had the chance to review it. It's even better on tap, but the bottle is still fantastic.

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Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DocG
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey yellow with a 2 inch foamy light orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, banana, yeast, and spices. Taste is of wheat, grain, banana, yeast, and spice flavors that stick around on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen but it lacks the strong bubblegum and banana flavors that I have found in other beers of the style.

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Photo of RSpencer
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of kaseydad
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen Glass and I am met with a very clear straw colored ale with a massive white foamy head. Stays around awhile. Getting some great banana aroma with some orange, grape and wheat. The taste is somewhat biting. Thought I was gonna get smooth and fruity, instead got a kick of spice and bitterness and a big dose of wheat. There is a nice floral note in the background. Pretty refreshing and crisp. Bubbly sensation in every sip. Overall I have passed this by many, many times and the wifey finally picked it up for me. "She done a-good Newman" Definitely worth the praise as it is a great representation of the style.

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Photo of jtingue
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance. Absolutely beautiful cloudy orange in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head, which slowly dissipates to a finger thick layer on top. Some lacing.

Smell. Banana and clove are dominant, of course. A nice slightly acidic edge cuts through the banana, giving a sort of citrus feel.

Taste. Starts with a citrus tinged clove. Some wholesome bready malts come through with the start of some banana yeasty esters. The banana is really dominant from there on out. The finish is sweet, with lingering fruity yeast esters.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, with a creamy feel and moderate carbonation.

If you like banana this is the hefe for you. I'm particularly fond of the orange peel that is present in the smell and slightly in the taste.

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Photo of Zachb4au
5/5  rDev +19.9%

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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