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 | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-16-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
907
Ratings:
2,133
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
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Photo of brushpig
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a bottle a Sam wines in Chicago served in a proper Ayinger weiss glass.

Cloudy golden yellow hue with a great foamy white 2" head that lingered for a while.

Clean lemony wheat, yeasty aroma.

Nice flavors, with lemon wheat, bananas, grassy hops with a nice finish that is very refreshing. Crisp carbination creates a nice mouth feel.

Drinkable and very refreshing summer beverage.

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Photo of geexploitation
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours an orangey, murky gold with a huge white head that fades to a centimeter within a few minutes. Aromas of sweet bananas, rubber and some minuscule clove notes -- much less spice than some other hefes. On the palate the main flavor is of banana chips -- meaning banana flavor with a sugary undertone. There's not a whole lot of acidity here until the end, where the finish sours out a bit... leaving a tingle on the tongue that demands another mouthful. This beer is ridiculously smooth on the palate, even with a big blast of carbonation in there, which makes it insanely drinkable. That drinkability is this beer's one superlative quality -- the rest is good, but not great, familiar German hefeweizen elements -- but it's an important quality and makes this beer a very valuable one to have around, especially on an 80 degree day. Overall, this is well done.

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Photo of Ahhdball
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good sized beige head sat atop this cloudy gold offering I had at the Winking Lizard. Clove, lemon and a slight bit of banana hit the nose before I drank. Spicey with a small fruit underlining the beverage. Small amounts of yeast and wheat came through at the end. Enjoyable, refreshing, and well made. I'll defintely have it again.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger Brau Weisse….in the bottle at Quaint Restaurant in Sunnyside, NYC.

Appearance-tons of carbonation immediately as I pour into the glass, I actually had to slow my pour down. The head is large and white, body a normal light pale gold with lots of bubbles.

Smell-lots of wheat, a little of the normal sour fruit and coriander, very pungent, bready notes as well on a second sniff

Taste/Mouthfeel-light banana up front, bready notes throughout create an appetizing combination, lots of spice and a light touch of more fruit. Refreshing on a hot day, mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth, light mouthfeel without being watery or sacrificing real flavor. Yeast does appear but is a more subdued partner.

Overall-very refreshing and well done Hefe. A classic of the style that holds up well.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rob for sharing.

Color was hazy straw yellow with a half inch of white foam.

Smell was biscuit malty clean.

Taste is bananas and cloves, cleanly sweet, slightly earthy.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy and the body holds together well. Tasty.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, the beer has much of the same characters found from the tap, just not as fresh, spicy, or floral. The beer pours a, still active, carbonation but less than on draught. A bright canary yellow hue with a silky haze and small yeast particles floating about. Smells the same bubble gum, banannas, cloves, and bread as on tap, but not as crisp, clean, or fresh fruit flavored. Peppery and spicy but with less 'snap'. Feels more mellow and soft from the bottle. Finishes the same with a fruity, wheaty, minty flavor. Both are great, but go for the tap version when available.

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Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hot weather is the perfect time of a Hefe Weizen. Poured into a wheat beer glass, this brew is pale orange-yellow with a frothy, solid head. The head is about 2” and very stable. The aroma is of moderate intensity, and full of clove, bananna, citrus, and a touch of alcohol. It smells just like a Hefe should…I do, however, think that the smell could be more pronounced. The beer has a full, soft, tart, peppery, yeasty, satisfying taste. It’s lemony and clean, with just a little hops in the finish. This is the kind of beer that summer is made for.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into nonic pint

a: an extremely pale yellow, almost looks like a hazy lemonade. two and a half fingers of head

s: mostly spices and malt up front. slight banana, slight citrus

t: spicy to start, but the lemon and slight orange come in quickly after. banana notes here and there, wheaty and bready throughout. the flavours are mellowed out and not very sharp, nothing jumps out at you. but this is good stuff

m: light and bubbly with somewhat prickly carbonation, but really smooth and a bit creamy

o: a great hefeweizen but i would opt for weihenstephaner's hefeweissbier at the LCBO because it's a bit better and $0.80 cheaper for the same amount of beer

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 17 ounce bottle into a chalice.
Looks like a hefe should; hazy, golden, poofy white head.
The odor doesnt quite have the impact of some others of the style but it's pleasing enough. Wheat, lemon, malts.
The taste is quite a bit on the malty side for a hefe, or rather has quite a malty punch in the middle of a sip. The malt flavor gives it a sweet signature impact. Dry lemon and wheat crispness in there.
Pretty much up to typical specs for the style with a bit of a twist. Good drinkin stuff.

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Photo of ablaze
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold, slightly hazy, bubbly, with a nice pure white head and thick lacing.

Light lemon scent, wheat, and bubblegum.

Sourness followed by sweet lemons, lots of bubblegum, and wheat. Medium body, spicy carbonation, with a smooth, clean finish.

Delectable hefeweizen that is soft and inoffensive. Can't go wrong.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 2" rocky head that has good retention at 1". Cloudy straw color with a furious swirl of carbonation. Decent lace.

S - Lots of spicy clove. Wheat.

T - Wheat. Light citrus and mild banana. A big spicy presence in the middle followed by the flavor of wheat grain long into the finish.

M - Firm, medium body. North of a mid-level of carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

D - Good, solid hefeweizen. Right up there with the other fine Bavarian Hefe's but still under Schneider Weiss.

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Photo of afordney
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a large head that dissipated quickly, decent cloudy straw color.

Smelled of citrus and clove, but not very strong.

Tasted like clove, spicy from start to finish, no hints of banana.

Mouthfeel was balanced and spicy, very refereshing on a warm day.

Overall, this was not my favorite interpretation of Hefe Weizen but it was very drinkable and I'd try it again.

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Photo of bierschmecktgut
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looking into the bottle it was very clear I asked myself.. "Is this really a Hefe?".. Could hardly see the thin yeast on the bottom. Started the pour with a bright white head and then started to cloud a bit, swirled the last inch and poured, saw the suspended yeast. Alright taste but find it a little sweeter for this style, will toss a few back BBQ'n this summer because its an easy drink. Not as heavy as other Hefes/Wheats I'm more accustomed to.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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 BeerNinja007
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, $3.49 at the Lebanon Co-op grocery. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Heavy pour gives a big 3" of rocky white head that takes several minutes to settle to a drinkable level. Brew is a mostly-clear yellow with abundant carbonation seen floating upward. Leaves no lace. Very clear for an unfiltered hefe. Nose is clove, banana, yeast, wheat, light malts, a little caramel sweetness, and a bit of an acidic bite. Taste is the same banana and clove, mild light malt and wheat background, some yeast, overall similar to the smell. Finishes with a little sweetness and mild grassy lemon hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and light with appropriate carbonation. Overall a classic hefe.

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Photo of theopholis
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - HUGE, creamy whaite head above a transclucsent, light aprcit or straw color. Looks fairly impressive.

Aroma - Sweet mild, wheat aromaswith banana and a hint of clove. Has some other, very subtle aromas that I can't put my finger on. Reminds me of fresh, clean linen. Some malt sweetness comes through.

Taste - It's good, but not outstanding. Nice balance of wheat, citrus and a hint of malt sweetness hidden way back there behind the sourness of your typical wheat. Some other very subtle flavors in there to. A woodiness kind of feel.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. Not as puckering as some hefes, but very refreshing.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. I've tasted better hefes, but not many. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light golden colour, large head. Typical hefe aroma (which is good), cloves, flowers and some citrus. Light bodied, typical hefe flavour but there's just too little of it, thin mouthfeel. Finish / aftertaste is definitely too thin / weak. The Ur-Weisse is a better choice.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
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 JuicesFlowing
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Hazy burnt yellow body. Foamy cream colored head. Light lacing.

Aroma: Very yeasty with banana and tart fruit notes.

Taste: Malty and sweet, some faint banana, wheat graininess.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fairly smooth.

Overall: A solid Hefe, for sure. Great price point for the quality.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into my trusty Maisel's Weisse Weizen glass from a 0.5l bottle. The head was a durable 2 inches and left a great residual belgian lacing. The carbonation was less than I would have liked for a Hefeweizen. The taste was a banana clove but somewhat muted. Had a great mouthfeel. Would definitely be a choice. Will rereview it after I get to drink it on tap next year in Aying.

For now a good Hefeweizen, one of the best, but still a step below Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy pale yellow, coarse white head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Energetic streams of bubbles.

S: Lemon, banana, clove that verges on bubblegum but is still welcome.

T: Those lighter fruit notes, with misty orange thrown in there and clove now mixed with some coriander. Faint soft vanilla on the finish. Good range, especially considering the method used to produce them, but just a bit too weak for my preference.

M: Light, well carbonated, dry. Good refreshing aspect.

O: Super easy drinker while still having a great array of flavors, but I would expect a standard for the style to be more resolute in flavors. The balance between each was fantastic, but mature doesn't have to mean weak.

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Photo of brewQ
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whoa!
This baby foams out of the bottle- a 1/2 inch "head"!

Sheets of foam cascade down my glass. An orange color and not particularly cloudy for a "mit hefe".

Aroma is orange and cloves. Definitely catches your interest.
Taste doesn't overwhelm as much as the aroma. Still it is a good, tart weiss. The finish is clean and thirst quenching. Strikes me as a good situation beer- floating down a lazy river on a hot day.

I gotta say that I love the colorful caps with the idyllic picnic scenes.

AY AY

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has the classic hefeweizen yeast esters, fresh and floral. Taste starts with sweet wheat malt and banana flavor. Finish is more balanced with some hop bitterness. Medium body with high effervescence. Overall this is a really well made, classic hefeweizen.

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Photo of smellandsip37
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle at 45F into a weizen glass

A - thick looking cloudy with streams of bubbles, golden with hints of orange. Head has good sticking power and looks steady

S - Cream cheese cake icing, bananas (duh) a warm honey and even a bit of mint of some kind, nice yeasty funk

T - Tangy, with a nice funky yeast as well, really light spice, then caramel and a little bit or sweet citrus

M - White chocolate sauce smooth, just slick and smooth on the way down. Finish is just dry enough to go back for more

O - Smooth and balanced, easy drinking. I can understand its great rating due to the balance. I like a little more funk though

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Photo of kkosmoski
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

European style 500 mL bottle poured into an Ayinger lager style glass. Freshness not apparent on the bottle. Big pillowy white head that remains a constant fixture on top. Opaque golden color with lively bubbles rising to the top. Sweet banana aromas coming off the top with hints of clove and pepper - some lemon as it warms. Peppery spice to start off, moving into banana, then bubble gum with a banana bread malty finish. Full presence in the mouth with a sharp carbonic bite - not smooth. The flavors in this beer are very pleasing, but the carbonic bite takes away from the drinkability for me. Maybe a more vigorous pour would have taken the sharpness off and made it a bit more smooth. For a less favorite style of mine, this beer showed itself off pretty well. Very authentic full flavors that held their own during the time of harvests, pumpkins, and O'fests.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,133 ratings.
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