Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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92
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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:
338
For Trade:
0
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Photo of philberinghele
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +3.4%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bills453
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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 DenisKolkin
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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 +2.9%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nem2006
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a yellow hazy color with a meringue consistency for a head. Even though the beer was very hazy, the carbonation was so much that you could still see it in the glass.

The smell was complex and intense. Apples, lemons, a little hint of champagne.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the carbonation is felt on the tongue. It is an intense citrus, fruity start with a slight balancing hoppy finish.

A very good beer. I could drink it most anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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