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Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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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 BeerBob
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Bräu-Weisse “Authentic Bavarian Hefe-Weizen” pours a cloudy orange from a 330ml dark brown glass bottle. Head goes well over three fingers before dropping down to a full foam cap with loads of lace.

Nose gives only hints of clove, banana, and a damp black pepper. Palate is a tart wheat and banana, with clove and a touch of black pepper followed by the pleasant bight of carbonation.

Ayinger Bräu-Weisse put simply is a most delightfully brew offered by Bräu Von Aying... See it, buy it, and then take it home and drink it... Cheers!

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Photo of flyingpig
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lighter than a usual hefeweizen, yellowy gold with a massive three-finger seized, foamy white head with great retention

Banana, cloves & also some lemon added in for good measure; a wonderful smelling beer that is much like most other hefeweizen. Very well balanced and quite sweet with hints of wheat and some malts.

Lots of banana & clove upfront coupled with wheat & some citrus too. Well balanced & easy to drink, there is a banana finish as well & some good hops.

Light side of medium bodied, smooth & refreshing. Carbonation is also on the light side of medium; there is a great feel to this one.

Extremely well balanced & the banana flavour at both the beginning & the end of the taste was excellent & matched the nose very well. Not the absolute best hefeweizen out there but fantastic none the less.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Classic hefeweizen haziness, permeated by appetizing spice-brown colours.

S - Smells wondrous: yeast, refreshing wheat and a dab of citrus.

T - Very clean flavours. Crisp and refreshing. In a different league from the last hefeweizen I had - Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.

M - Beautifully balanced. Just the right level of carbonation.

O - One of the finest hefeweizen’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking; it’s right up there with Schneider Weisse Tap 7 and Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of NeubTube
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mscudder
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL poured into a Newcastle schooner.

A - A slightly cloudy golden yellow. Carries a fair sized white head. No real retention.

S - Crisp cloves and banana. Can also detect some yeast and grains. Really a pleasure on the nose.

T - Super crisp up front and follows with a burst of fruits (lemon, apple and banana). The sweetness is balanced quite well with the tartness of other fruits. Finishes smooth and prompts another sip! Great stuff!

M - Fair amount of carbonation and a light body. The beer is refreshing and very drinkable.

O - I really like how Ayinger took the taste to favor the lemon over the banana. This is a fantastic Hefeweizen for sure!

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Photo of hrd
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a deep golden color. When poured, a dense head, with OK retention results. Wonderfully carbonated, making it look extremely lively and refreshing.

Smell: A very good bouquet of yeast and citrus. It smells great, and makes my mouth water ... LOL

Taste: A mixture of citrus (lemon), clove, wheat and spiciness flavours this brew. Initial taste is the citrus, clove and spiciness, and the wheat shows up in style as it finishes. No one flavour overpowers another. Very nicely balanced. Zero bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A pleasant spicy, carbonated feel. It's very refreshing in the mouth, and makes me want take another drink ASAP.

Drinkability: It has a very refreshing flavour that goes down with ease. A great hot summer lounging beer.

Conclusion: I have been drinking Ayinger Brau Weisse for years. It has definitely become one of my favourite go to weisse biers.

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Photo of Blanco
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice cloudy orange Hi C color with a very large head that unfortunately dissipates quicker than I would have liked. This is probably my only issue with the beer. It's very bubbly from heavy amounts of carbonation, almost as if it's boiling from teh bottom of the weizen glass. stereotypical hefeweizen smells. very potent. the taste is sweet upfront with a citrusy, tart and strangely dry finish. Nice and more complex after a few sips then it seems at first. Mouth-feel is light-bodied, with little to no mouth coating. Extremely drinkable. I would definitely have this again. Very nice.

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Photo of AJmon13
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of civilizedpsycho
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a deep golden color that was fairly cloudy from the yeast. It had a small, white colored head.

Smell: While it has a malt backbone, the smell was strongly banana in nature. It wasn't quite overpowering, but there wasn't much else to notice. With that said, it still smelled good.

Taste: Very similar to the smell in the sense of a strong banana flavor without being too overpowering. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: The unfiltered yeast provides a fair body with this beer.

Drinkability: This is a very good beer that has strong flavors and aromas. Quite delicious and refreshing.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bavarian imported Hefeweizen: absolutely beautiful color. Smooth, balanced, classic Hefeweizen without the need for "doctoring" with lemon or orange. Banana bread. Nice little bite on back end. Makes you want another. Spring/Summer perfection. #5 Ranking of all Hefeweizens on BA.
5.1% ABV

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Photo of elniko
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from large bottle into pint, my weizen glass was dirty unfortunately.

A: Typical hefeweizen look, murky golden coloring. Two fingers of head that dissipated.

S: Wonderful smell, spicy tones in the nose. Definitely whets the appetite.

T & M: The wheat texture is there but this is the first weizen that I can remember that really has a little bitterness on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very pleasant and clean.

D: Definitely drinkable, I was very impressed with this beer. I will will be having this beer again without a doubt.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pale golden yellow in color with lots of bubbles rising to the top. Two fingers of creamy, thick eggshell white head that lingers for quite some time and slowly falls down the glass.

S-the nose is quite big! It is very sweet, much more so than spicy. The clove does set itself in first but is immediately followed by big hefe sweetness. Tons of banana mixed with lemon. A nice mellow golden fruit sweetness of soft pear, peach and mango

T-the taste is slightly spicier and not quite as bold. Very solid; but the nose was fantastic. Spicy clove give this an immediate edge, banana and a touch of tart lemon set a solid foundation. Hints of pear and peach finish off with just a touch of bitter hop presence

M-very smooth and well carbonated to give a solid, crisp finish. The body is medium and creamy, great texture.

D-this is a great drinking hefe. Awesome flavors and just a wonderful creaminess to this brew.

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Photo of philberinghele
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

german noses sniff
boatloads of bananas
summer beverage

The description said "a bit of banana in the nose." I think I sniffed a chiquita plantation in costa rica. This beer has a heavy banana scent but less of a banana taste. This is an excellent hefe weizen and one that I will most like drink many times this summer because I love drinking beer. A lot.

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Photo of Beerhug
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium in color and head, somewhat cloudy and light, yet flavorful. A must-try beer.

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Photo of madelf66
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yelterdow
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature in a Weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy medium gold with a head that thrusts up and almost over the rim. Settles to an inch mat.

Smell- Surprisingly, the bubblegum and candy aromas supercede the typical banana/clove notes I was expecting first. An interesting perfuminess abounds in this one, alongside the obvious wheat character.

Taste- Milder than Weihenstephaner's offering, it showcases a nice balance of wheat, banana, and clove that finishes very light... no complaints here, as the next sip is encouraged.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- A quiet evolution of pure beer pleasure... liquid, slick, then foamy like the Jersey shore in the morning. Light in the finish, it's an all day treat. I'll revisit this when the summer's here.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Halcyondays
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy hazy yellow, with a full, rocky, slightly fizzy head with good head retention.

S: Strong, striking nose of bread pudding, sugar, banana and bubblegum.

T: Get a lot of bubblegum esters and puff pastry upfront. Banana comes into play later with a clovey finish, one of the more complex hefes I've had so far.

M: Too much carbonation at times even for style, but relatively easy to drink, light-bodied and refreshing which I liked.

D: This is a really good hefeweizen, one of my all-time favourites, check this beer out.

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Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bills453
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured from a bottle into a hefeweizen glass, excellent. Nice cloudy hazy orange yellow color. Makes you think of the whet fields this beer is created from.

Smell - very floral and sweet smelling. A normal hefeweizen smell, smells fantastic!

Taste - really quite delicious and I'm pretty surprised about this beer. Picked it up randomly at my local beer place, what an excellent decision.

Mouthfeel - smooth, refreshing and crisp. What a great summer brew.

Overall - a fantastic hefeweizen.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Re-reviewing this beer after over a year without seeing it. Purchased 500 ml bottle from LCBO for $3.95.served a little colder than I'd like into glassware.

Appearance - slow, gentle pour still yields nearly two and a half fingers of dense yet little fluffy head. Remarkable lacing left on the sides of the glass. Hazy and rich golden yellow pour. Lots of bubbles. Good head retention too. Really attractive looking.

Smell - banana and clove with a doughy base are the primary aromas. There's a bit of pepper in there too before the banana and especially the bread overwhelm. Aromatic without being over-saturated.

Taste - starts of light with some wheat flavours, the transitions to a rich banana taste before finishing spicy with clove and pepper.

Mouthfeel - very well carbonated, yet incredibly light body that beckons for more. Smooth as hell too.

Overall - a world class brew that in my mind stands up against any of the German hefeweizens and more than holds its own. Remarkably light bodied even compared with others in the style, as the only other I've tried that can match Ayinger in this respect is Weihenstephaner. A perfect beer to consume on a hot sunny Canada day. Cheers!

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,230 ratings
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