Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

2,213 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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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass from 500ml bottle.

A: Very cloudy pale golden straw color with a thick foamy head that receded kind of quickly. Not much head retention.

S: Strong banana and clove aroma, banana being more dominant. Spice (coriander), hint of lemon maybe? Smells like a delicious hefeweizen, no surprises here, but smells really good.

T: Same as aroma, with a good amount of the malt showing through the spice, grainy, and lightly bready. Mild citrus flavor adding to the more noticeable banana taste.

M: Crisp, high carbonation, light body, and freaking refreshing!

O: I sure do love this style, and this beer was no exception. A must try if you like wheat beers. Classic example.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Either way you slice it, it's a faint head off white that doesn't stick around, no matter how you pour it. Body is classic unfiltered and hazy climbing murky yellow brown, with a middle orange orb body.

Nose is a great dense wheat malt, and chewy lemon. Faint dry clove, just incredibly dense on the nose.

Palate matches a dense sweetness that brings a very wheat malt sense forward. Finish has minor carbonation but a simple palate and even some almost gamey sense. Light clove spices, maybe even a small hint of butter which is nice.

Overall, great Hefeweizen. I don't think this one is my favorite but it's a no brainer and can't fail.

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Photo of CNOTEKC
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the beer I judge all others by. As a hefeweizen purist, this is not only my favorite beer without question, but it also represents the best of the breed.

Serving type - Bottle
Preferred consumption type - Ayinger Hefe Glass
Appearance - Golden Blond Beauty, Small White Bubbly Head
Aroma - Fresh Bannana, Mild Spice
Flavor - More Fresh Bannana, mild spice, finishing with more of a Bannana Bread or ripe Bannana Flavor
Texture - light Bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation to allow the flavor to dance across the palate with a silky / near creamy finish.

This is the beer to savor everyday. Remember, Life is Short - Drink Good Beer!

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into 500ml Paulaner World Cup glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden with a massive, fluffy white head that dissipates very slowly and leaves behind no real lace.

Smell: Strong banana and clove, with a touch of wheat and breadiness. Classic hefeweizen.

Taste: Begins with a slight citric note which rounds out to clove and breadiness before finishing with a flavor reminiscent of banana bread. Again, classic hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Light in body with some sharp carbonation up front that goes away quickly, yielding to a watery, refreshing finish.

Overall: A great example of its style; this beer is not quite the best hefeweizen, but is certainly a benchmark.

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Photo of Dohdaman
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a pint glass from a 500ml bottle.

A: Hazy Golden Color, 2 finger head that dissapates somewhat fast but leaves lacing.

S: Spice, Wheat and Citrus and Banana.

T: Bananas, Wheat and Citrus, somewhat sweet taste.

M: Good carbonation and somewhat creamy feel.

O: Tasty and very drinkable Hefe, could drink more than one in a sitting.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Excellent pour with a soft pillowy head and a rich looking wheat body. No looking through this glass. Nice fresh wheat scents with a minty banana nose. Smells outstanding! Light bodied, a bit thin, with a clove-like wheat-ness and a tingly orange peel backdrop. Slightly tart, however, I bought this at a grocery store and no freshness date on this one. I do not like buying any wheat beer without a freshness date on it but ayingers' are great no matter.

This one does measure up with great hefeweizens out there, even though I generally prefer American versions because they are usually more fresh. This weizen is nothing to snub, however, as it is an enjoyable beer anytime of the season!

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,213 ratings.
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