Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
2,196 Ratings
Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,196
Reviews:
920
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
336
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jame515
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, it's been a few years since I had this one, but I remember it being good
A - very cloudy yellow ale with fluffy white head that holds good retention
S - wheat, banana, clove, yeast, and a hint of lemon; typical traditional hefeweizen aroma
T - great balance between banana & clovey yeast esters, cracked wheat, lemony & earthy hops
M - light bodied, but nice and creamy
O - great example of a traditional German Hefeweizen. Always recommendable and always delicious. This is a top notch German brewery.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours lighter colored than other Hefeweizens with a 2 finger head.

Aromas of banana, clove, lemon, and baked malts.

Flavor is a little more washed out than I'd like, but all the elements are there. Bread crusts, citronella, banana, water, clove, yeast.

Feel is also lighter than expected but that's a welcome guest here. Carbonated, light creaminess. Semi-dryness on the finish.

Overall, a solid Hefe. I'd do it again, but it's not particularly memorable.

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Photo of Martin194
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Cloudy light orange-yellow with a big white head (though I poured it a little more quickly than I meant to)

Smell: Hints of citrus and perhaps a little caramel overshadowed by yeast, bread

Taste: Very yeasty, similar to pretzel wheat; very clean; a bit of lemon aftertaste

Feel: Regular carbonation, dry aftertaste

Overall: A solid beer, though I feel like I'm missing something. It tastes very plain to me. There's nothing *wrong* with it, but I wouldn't say it's all that great either. Not sure I understand the high overall rating, but that's just my opinion.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toysoldier
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.02/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - gold body, no head
S - yeast, lemon zest, bready
T - lemon, cost rosy, bready/biscuity with a tart bland after taste
F - slight carbonation, light coat of palate
O - very disappointing German Hefeweizen. No banana flavor what so ever with a weird after taste. No head at all. This is nothing like the German hefe's I have enjoyed in the past. Hefe's are my favorite style of beer so I'm very critiquel. Maybe I got an old one. This was disappointing.

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Photo of madelf66
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phantomanboy
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LionHeart88
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattChiasson
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of the bottle, poured a medium yellow, cloudy/unfiltered, with a pillowy white persistent head. Characteristic notes of clove and banana, along with tart lemon, vanilla bean, and sweet shredded wheat cereal. Refreshing with great carbonation. Good example of the style.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I am officially now an Ayinger fan.

My first ever Ayinger offering ended up being the best damn beer I have had to date. Now this Brau Weisse is not bad either. A distinctive wheat beer with a bold, crisp taste - it looks great unfiltered, has a strong hefeweizen scent, and goes down so smooth, you almost forget the one con against it, wihch is its overly carbonated build. (It was almost to the point that it took away from the overall enjoyment of the brew, but it tamped down just enough toward the bottom of the glass to ignore.)

Overall I say, another great beer from my new, favorite brewer.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,196 ratings.
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