Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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:
2,217
Reviews:
925
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
347
For Trade:
0
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a beautifully cloudy deep straw gold, and forms a spectacularly frothy head of tight white bubbles. The head alone leaves lacing down the glass as it recedes, and so too the beer itself, in sheets of tightly-entwined froth that slowly split apart to slip down the sides of the glass in small patches. Columns of tiny bubbles can be seen erupting continuously from the bottom of the glass, only to vanish about half an inch into their ascent, obscured by the cloudiness.

S: A rich bouquet of wheat, fruit, and spice greets the nose from the glass. Banana, apple, pear, and honeydew melon skip along arm-in-arm, amidst softly, faintly bready wheat, while clove and coriander cavort alongside.

T: Bliss. So much fruitiness, packed into a single beer without overdoing the intensity or going over the top. No one flavor leaps out, but instead, all seem to hit and subtly dance and shift about in unison. All the fruits from the aroma are present, all rolling through the backdrop of silky wheat to precisely the same degree, with exactly the right amount of spice from the clove and coriander notes. A hint of a citrus tinge rounds out the flavor profile. Delightful.

M: Light, airy, and lively, this hefe sparkles across the palate and tongue, yet manages to avoid having the carbonation sharpness appear in the taste.

O: This is, to me, the perfect hefeweizen, and quite possibly the perfect beer - flavorful yet subtle, complex yet approachable, refreshing and intriguing, able to be drunk quickly or sipped and savored. I have no idea how Ayinger works this sorcery, but I am eminently pleased they do.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best hefe out there IMO. Beautiful in every way. Slightly more yellow than most hefes, and this is what I look for in Belgian witbiers as well. If you see it, buy it. It's like making out with a mutant angel born without teeth. Also excellent out of the bottle. I wish it came in 6 packs in my area. $3something a 500ml persuades me to buy $8.99 Weihenstephaner 6 packs instead.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is just fantastic. Right when you smell it you know it's going to be phenomenal and it doesn't disappoint

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Ordered at Pazzo's Pub in Lexington, Ky.

A-wonderful yellow color with small head that stayed throughout most of the drinking process

S-wonderful smell, very banana like

T-Very sweet flavour, seemed to have a mix of banana and other fruity flavours, but not the the extent of other fruit beers, still felt like i was really drinking a beer

M-smooth

D-could have drank this one all day long...

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Since it is National German Beer day today on 4/23/14, then of course have to celebrate that with a good German brew! Comes in a 500ml (16.9 oz) single bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein. LOTS of sediment in the bottle of the bottle.

Pours a hazy honey-orange in color with a good 2-3 finger white foamy head that settles down to about good 1/3 of a inch and lasts a decent amount of time. Spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is very pleasant and is of lemongrass, yeast, and bananas. The taste is even BETTER with lots of great flavors mentioned above that blend together perfectly with a hint of lemon zest as well. perfect carbonation and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all! Perfect brew for anytime of the year.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,217 ratings.
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