Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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 gatornation
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a 500ml bottle

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger white head sighs of lacing and a fresh white collar

S- banana.clove,wheat.malt,fruit and baked bread

T- great tastes of banana and white fruits like apples and pears mix with wheat and clove,,malt and baked bread finish this with a touch of spice and hop

M- medium carbonation with a chewy banana bread fill

O- a classic hefe to be enjoyed

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

A - Pours with three fingers of thick, white foam on top of a hazy, dark gold body. The rocky head settles slowly and leaves dense foam on the glass.

S - Strong banana and juicy fruit bubble gum aromas with a bready malt background. Some spicy clove and a hint of pepper as well.

T - Creamy wheat and dense, bready malt up front with some banana. The yeast character kicks into high gear in the middle with lots of clove and bubblegum as well as some pepper. The fruity yeast and dense malt continue in the finish with a little vanilla.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nice, the aroma is just spot on and the flavor profile is very similar if not quite as intense. The bubble gum characteristic that dominates this beer's yeast profile is an ideal expression of the style. This is an excellent Bavarian weisse, right up there with Schneider.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big ass glass on tap at brauhaus schmitz after a long day grinding.

A- comes my way from the lovely barmaid with four big fingers of bright white head that rises well above the glass and holds on for dear life. Head slowly starts to settle after the first few pulls and levels out at around an inch or so. Hazy sunset yellow orange in color and just shines like there's no tomorrow. Simply beautiful brew.

S- bright fresh wheat, bananas, cloves, some citrus zest and a touch of floral honey like sweetness.

T- taste follows the nose amazingly and brings with is all the things that make a wheat beer great. The banana is popping with some hints of clove and honey. Almost a touch grassy at times from the spectacular freshness of the wheat. Underlying orange zest and green pepper corns.

M- lighter side of body and nicely carbbed giving this brew a super freshing and thirst quenching quality.

O- this is what wheat beers should taste like and on a hot day after working my ass off nothing could be better.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a golden semi clear color. Nice white head lasted the whole time. Ok lacing.

Aroma is slightly clovy. Bit more banana in this one. Kinda wheaty and a bit of hay.

Taste is the same. Nice and wheaty. Little bit of clove and nice banana in the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. Medium carb.

Overall a decent hefe. Would have again.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of my most memorable moments of PHL Beer Week was Franz Inselkammer, JR visiting Bridgewaters Pub in 30th Street Station and getting to sit down with him. The fact that I have not reviewed this before is testament to the idea that I do not review every beer I drink.

My pour gave me two-plus fingers of fluffy, rocky bone-white head with only moderate retention. Color was a VERY cloudy orangish-yellow. Nose was absolutely bananas, which drives me bananas! I probably did not impart that to young Mr. Inselkammer, but I will mention it now. I just do not like what many consider to be the classic form of the style with a banana/bubble gum-forward ester presence. I will allow that the clove was also there on the nose, but it was not the main scent. Mouthfeel was medium and the prevalent taste on the tongue was banana, but the cloves struck a pretty close balance. Finish was more clove than banana and that made for a relatively dry end. I would not put this as the best that I have tried recently, but neither was it terrible. I still lament the fact that they do not CAN their beers, or I would make room for it in the cooler.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a singe 500mL bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $3.19 in Summer 2011.

Pours a slighty cloudy light copper color with a rather thick head of foam. Scent is that of heavy wheats that remind me of organic wheat beers. Taste is smooth, mellow and tasty. From the scent you expect a heavy wheat flavor but it is rather mild. Nicely filtered leaving the beer not too light but not too heavy either. A great craft beer for summer with it's hints of citrus.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a 500ml Ayinger glass.

Pours a hazy wheaty/yellow with a huge 3 finger fluffy head. Nose is all banana and clove. Super yeasty and a bit malty - classic.

Taste is classic yeasty, bannana and creamy spices. There's a big creamy mouthfeel along with a light sharp bite at the finish. Basically a perfect example of the style.

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Photo of JizackFH
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. It has a nice fluffy 3-finger white head on it. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves behind just a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of wheat, quite a bit of clove, and some banana.There is also some yeast aromas, as well as some citrus.

T - The taste follows the nose quite well. It has a nice wheat body, which is very well complimented by the banana and clove flavors. There is also some citrus flavor, and a very slight bitterness in the finish.

M - This has a light to medium body and crisp carbonation. It goes down very easily, and I find it to be very refreshing. There is some tingling from the spice notes, and the finish has a bit of dryness to it.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down smooth and tastes great. I could definitely drink a few of there in a sitting. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It is crisp, refreshing and would go great on a hot day. I recommend trying this one.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a cloudy, gold color with a thick head. Great lacing on the sides. Aromas are fantastic; balanced mixture of citrus aromas and spiced wheat. The taste was sweet with a hint of that spiced grain. The mouthfeel had a light thickness to it, enough to make it refreshing, but allowing it to have a solid body. Overall, this was a great hefeweizen.

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Photo of wampahoofus
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy dark yellow. A bit of head retention and lots of lacing. Served in the proper Ayinger glass. It looks so good.

Aroma - Fruity aroma. Maybe a bit of bananna. It is different for this style.

Taste - Lots of flavor! Sweet and full of bananna. It has a solid wheat malt backbone and a bit of cabonation. This is a very good representative of the style.

Mouthfeel - Light and full of cabonation. The sweetness lingers.

Overall - What a fabulous wheat beer! I will have more. I have found a summer favorite!

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Photo of xvertirx
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy dark yellow. Nice two inch thick head.

S- Citrus and fruits

T- Refreshing, thirst quenching, light in a refreshing way but not light like a Pilsner or Lager.

M- Feels thick, good balanced amount of carbonation.

O- I love it. Nice solid hefeweizen. I could drink many of these in one sitting :)

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Photo of BrewStoutMagic
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured into a pint glass becomes a very hazy looking drink with a nice foamy head. that slowly fades.SMELL is has zesty freshness with a touch of lemons and spice.TASTE has the lightly lemon taste with a follow up cloves and banana bread.It has a smooth aftertaste.Definitely a summer heat pleaser.I would happily drink these all evening by a fire on a cool summer night.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance was good - head was a good two fingers thick which left lacing down the glass. Color was a beautiful hazy orange-yellow with lots of wonderful haze.

The nose brought a lot to the table. It smelled like orange, honey, and lemon.

The front end of the taste was filled with citrus notes. The back end was very malty, kicking in what that beautiful wheat typical of hefes. The yeast was balanced, yet more flavorful than most hefes.

Mouthfeel was not watery, with good carbonation.

Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of Matt1516
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
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 -7.2%
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%
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 -5.3%
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 +0.2%
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 -2.2%
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%
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 -11%
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 +11.5%
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 -18.5%
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 -7.7%
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 +0.7%
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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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,253 ratings