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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Matt1516
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real thirst-quencher!

Pours up pale-straw coloured with some carbonation and a rapidly disappearing head--no lacing. Overwhelming smell of lemon.

Lots of lemon in the taste, a bit of banana and cloves, some apple and lots of yeast. Tart on the finish and dry. Almost champagne-like.

Perfect patio beer to pair with hot wings or spicy sausage.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, best before September 2011.

Pours a straw hue, on the light side for the style. Cloudy, glowing. The head isn't quite up to par though, as it does not reach the usually lofty Hefeweizen-heights, nor does it stick around too well.

Aroma has mainly spicy notes and some good floral, herbal attributes. Banana in the back.

Flavor is excellent. A lot going on for the style, with plenty of tangy, fruity and yeasty notes. Herbalness comes through again. Banana is not too strong, but I'm okay with that. The mouthfeel is not as exceptionally creamy as the best in the style, though the soft, medium-high carbonation is nice.

A good Hefeweizen, just not as perfect or unique as some.

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Photo of djramage
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this wonderful beer on tap in a standard pint glass.

Color was lighter than a typical weiss, leaning towards straw in nature.

Fragrance was fruity, with definite clove influence.

Taste was exceptional, with fruity overatures (banana)

Highly recommend.

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Photo of drowninginhops
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in weizen glass. From notes.

A: Slightly cloudy straw yellow with big two finger head that lasts and left good lacing.

S: Spices, banana and clove notes.

T: See smell.

M: Moderate in mouthfeel and carbonation.

D: Good. Not my style (of beer) but I have a fav now when offered.

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Photo of SamN
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looks; classic German hefeweizen, frothy head, deep golden haze. Awesome. Smell is yeasty with big wheat malt notes. Banana, lemon and grass all in there accordingly. Seems to fade off the nose too fast. Taste is lemony, slightly tart with a long finish of yeast and wheat breadiness. Strong flavor, yeast really hits the palette hard. Very refreshing, crisp and enjoyable. More complex than most hefeweizens.

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Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11. Served in the propper Ayinger weizen glass.

A - Nice slightly cloudy straw yellow with a big sudsy two finger head that takes quite a while to fade and leaves nice side lacing.

S - Really nice spices. Some good citrus/fruit notes as well as as nice bready aroma.

T - Like the aroma there are good spice notes here, mostly cloves. There are some light fruit notes (citrus and banana)as well.

M - Average mouthfeel here to the style with nice carbonation to make this a very drinkable hefe.

O - Overall this is a really solid offering from Ayinger. Was definately the more impressive beer of the night thanks to the big weizen glass

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Photo of BJam
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

* Appearance is a Hazy straw yellow with a beautiful fizzy white head

* Smells like Lemony banana pudding and yeast

* Tastes of citrus upfront and Banana in the finish that lingers on the palate.

* Mouthfeel is classic Hefeweizen, perfect medium carbonation.

* Drinks nice and easy, very refreshing. From the brewery that makes one of the best Doppelbocks in the world, I will buy this again and again.

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Photo of InsolublePancake
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, light straw with hints of orange. Pours with an inch-high head that sticks around for quite some time.

S- Lemon and clove with a touch of grain in the background.

T- Lightly sweet upfront with a good dose of spicy clove and husky grain flavors throughout. Finishes dry with barely any hint of bitterness and a light chalky finish.

M- Medium-bodied with a good dose of carbonation; not too much or too little.

Good, solid hefeweizen here. It falls just short of my favorites (Schneider and Weihenstephaner) but does the trick on a beautiful Spring day. I'd certainly get it again if the mood happened to strike me. Recommended, especially for fans of the style.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle poured into a hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a cloudy pale yellow color that produced a great pure white fluffy head with solid retention behind it. Plenty of lacing left behind as well as it dissipated.

(S)- A nice earthy dry wheat-like biscuit aroma with mellow lemon, clove, and banana too. Nicely crisp with hints of bubblegum in the far background.

(T)- Similar to the smell in pretty much everyway. A nicely mellow earthy biscuit with smooth lemon, banana, clove, and bubblegum.

(M)- A crisp yet smooth and mellow carbonation level. A great harmonious balance of classic hefe flavors. So smooth and easy drinking.

(D)- A fantastic hefeweiss that is a shining example for the style. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing. My personal favorite style for summertime; this one did not disappoint!

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Photo of cbingham24
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Cloudy golden color. Large white head quickly dissipates

S- Lemon orange peel, clove and coriander

T- Hints of banana and clove very fresh tasting.

M- Clean and crisp with a yeast and acidic finish. Carbonation is good

O- Very good for the style. Not my favorite hefe but very clean refreshing and tasty

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Photo of bump8628
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed straw gold with a thin wisp of white foam. An all-around subtle hefeweizen with mild banana and peach evident along with lemongrass and meadow flowers. A strong yeastiness persists along with bready yeast. No my absolute favorite of the classic German hefeweizens, but still quite good.

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Photo of Kbogac
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale cloudy dark yellow pour. Color reminds me of pineapple juice. Big white head of foam that slowly dissipates to a ring. Light scent. Cloves, banana and citrus. Well balanced. Nothing is overwhelming. Nice fresh taste. Light clove flavor with a little citrus. Not much banana. Also has a very slight bitterness, hops? Well carbonated and easy to drink. Overall a really great

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Photo of atlason
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to a Julius Echter vase.

Light amber in color, hazy with rich head that dissipates rather quickly. Lacing minimal.

S: Light nose with citrus notes and yeast.

T: Full banana phenols with slight cloves and good integrated background orange. Very clean tasting, emphasis on the fresh aspects of the style with less of the cloying and more difficult phenols.

M: Highly attenuated, carbonation not too noticable but adds to freshness. Highly drinkable for a Hefe-weizen !

Overall very professional and clean example of the style, yet has more character than Weihenstephaner. This might be my favorite Hefeweizen.

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Photo of Jinholic
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Light yellow only a little hazy 1 finger head thats dies off fast white in color no lacing.

Smell - Lemon and yeast little banana in there.

Taste - Same as the smell lemon with yeast and the banana is in the back. Still very nice and sweet its a nice change from the other hefe's I've had and the first to pull off the lemon.

Mouthfeel - Clean and crisp very refreshing beer, smooth after taste that leaves me wanting more. The finish is a sweet bready feel love that yeast.

Overall - Not a bad beer but not a great one I loved that its the first hefe with lemon that I've liked but it just wasn't making me jump for joy. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

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

This beer was a murky yellow color when poured into the glass. It smells very sweet and gives off a decent aroma of fruit. The first taste I get when it his the mouth is banana and a light amount of spices. This has a very creamy full mouth feel. This is a great beer to have over a hot summer day. Cheers

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Photo of capeannbass36
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a tall Ayinger glass. Cloudy, yellow. Large white head. Decent lacing.
S- Sweet, clove, hint of lemon.
T- Light clove spice, slight lemon.
M- Pretty crisp carbonation crackling against roof of my mouth.
O- Feel this is highly drinkable. Very refreshing. Could probably drink quite a few.

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Photo of mcallister
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy unfiltered layered pee yellow to deep golden with a large brilliant white head of two inches that fades quickly to an inch and hovers there.

Thick with clove, bubblegum, yeast, wheat, light grain, earth and banana esters. Some flinty aromas as well.

Very nice and refreshing more banana in the mouth than the nose but clove also still shines nicely. Very yeasty and bready almost like banana bread. Bubblegum and a bit of austerity on the clean finish. White pepper in the middle. Great easy drinking beer with a creamy juicy mouthfeel.

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Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy light yellow, with minimal white head,not much in the way of lacing.

Sweet aromas of bananas,nuts,fruit,very pleasant and inviting.

Sweet,creamy goodness of bananas'maybe some tropical fruits and some other sweetness. Well carbonated,medium body,very appropriate for the coming spring and hot summer days.

A definite session and spring/summer brew. A classic Hefeweizen and solid German beer. Very good.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle at 42 degrees into a Franziskaner Weizen glass.

A: It pours a cloudy golden color with a two-finger head egg shell white head that holds as a lovely crown on top with great lacing.

S: Banana, lemon, grassiness, cloves, and peppery yeast. There are not many beers that smell better than a good Hefeweizen.

T: Banana, juicy lemon, light berry flavors, grass, heavy cloves, and some light breadiness late.

M: This has a medium-light body with above-average carbonation and a clean finish.

D: This is up there with the best Hefeweizens. I re-visit it often and will continue to do so.

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Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a murky amber with a medium sized white creamy head that had excellent lacing. The aroma was heavy of bread malts with a meaty doughy yeast scent and hints of citrus. It tasted very yeasty with notes of citrus at first and finished with a nice malty yeast flavor with a nice note of citrus and left the flavor lingering for a nice while. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and very creamy in texture and had a soft carbination. Overall an exquisit representation of this style, very nice with a slice of lemon.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizenglas the beers color was healthy gold. Nicly saturated with yeast and properly murky. A nice white head was building, justices expected.
Smell announced fruity taste and mild hops.
Tasting the beer you had fruit like lemon, citrus and maybe a little banana and orange up front , bread and grain in the middle, nicely balanced with hops at the end.
Being born and raised in Bavaria , of course I am used to better Hefeweizen. But this is a good example of it. Very drinkable with very refreshing mouthfeel.

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Photo of generallee
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. The abv is listed on the back label (5.1%) but there is no freshness date.

Appearance: The body has an orange/yellow color with a cloudy haze and some visible carbonation. On top I got a thick and creamy off white head. It is long lasting and makes slick lace ring which slowly slide down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has notes of sweet bubble gum and banana peel with just a light touch of wheat malt.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma foreshadowed. Tangy wheat meets the tongue first with a light clove banana yeast notes following. A touch of citrus and spicy/leafy hops leads into the finish which is crisp and fairly dry. The firm medium body has plenty of active carbonation give it a lively snappy texture.

Notes: I love the texture and finish on this beer. Some German Hefeweizen beers get a little to slick on the palate but this one is crisp and feels alive with carbonation. Overall this is an outstanding Hefeweizen.

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

Small, perfect white head. Foggy, golden body.

Definite banana smell.

Taste is a little mellow for my preferences. Has a slight alcohol taste, and not a lot of complexity.

Creamy mouthfeel. The beer gains body in your mouth. Nice carbonation.

Very easy to drink. Enjoyable, but perhaps an overrated hefe.

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Photo of femmebiere
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

t has a warm hefeweizen color and smells quite sweet. The beer is over all light and low key which makes it a very drinkable beer. It has hints of fruit with some floral taste that comes through. On the finish it is slightly bitter, but it lingers just enough. This is a buy-again if I am in a mood for a light beer (in comparison to my usual porter), especially to pair with dinner.

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

Always excited to try a new Ayinger product.

A- Ultra pale straw hue with a lot of hazy yeast floating around. A nice foamy white head builds up and has good retention. A few spots of lace.

S- Fairly faint overall strength but it contains a nice balance of bread, banana, clove and bubble gum.

T- Overall a balanced and relaxed hefeweizen flavor. I can sometimes get turned off by an overly cloved and banana hefe but this one has them both in nice amounts. Nice fresh bread, clove, banana, citrus zest and bubble gum.

MF- Highly carbonated lighter end body with a nice foamy feel to it. Just a tiny bitterness.

DB- Smooth and balanced, and a nice light drinkable ale. None of the sometimes over-the-top flavors really get to me here. A beer I can truly sit back, relax and quaff down.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,215 ratings.
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