Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle

Pours a monster, two finger white head into my willi becher glass. The head is super creamy looking. The body is a hazy, golden yellow, with what I can only describe as the highest carbonation I have ever seen. This head looks out of this world, so far this is a great looking beer.

The nose is just fantastic. Huge banana, clove. Smells extremely refreshing. Spicy. The wheat is there. The only reason this doesn’t get a 5 is because there is a small aroma, somewhat sweet, that is just a little odd. Amazing aroma.

The flavor is amazing as well. The flavors don’t pop as much as on the nose, but they are still there. Banana and clove blend together, with a smooth overall palate. Gotta love them esters. Sweet, not too sweet. Very simple, and like I said, more mellow on the flavors, but still an amazing beer. No off flavors at all, it’s very clean.

The mouthfeel is great, the carbonation isn’t as high as it looked, but it’s still a good, medium carbonated beer. The body has some girth to it, yet it remains light and clean enough to be very crushable. This beer refreshes my palate, and keeps it that way, amazing.

The drinkability is very, very high.

The appearance turned out good, but confusing. This head was amazing, just killer, had 100% for over ten minutes, with a quarter inch staying the whole way down the glass. However, the lacing was centered on one side of the glass, and was more like one leaning sheet, than it was continuous lacing. Overall still a great looking beer.

Overall, what more is there to say? Super good beer.

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Photo of Lamar
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Benchmark for this style. Great yeasty and fruity notes on a cloudy pour with a silky head. A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful beer that is both refreshing and fulfilling. A must have.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy deep golden yellow color with massive silky white head that withstands with exceptional retention, it doesn’t go anywhere until the last sip but just sits there atop and only leaves some trail of lace.

There are good yeasty profiles in a nose with sweet bubblegum yet big banana and banana bread covers through. Then it is crisp citrus and lime, clove spice and pepper, as well as rich aroma of dough and bready malt.

The taste is true to the style with the lead of fruity ester ranging from banana and banana bread as well as citrus and lime. Clove and peppery spice reveal in the middle together with rich dough and bready malt. Hop is just there at the end with a slight bitter touch.

Medium body with some good crisp and moderate lively carbonation through the palate, the mouthfeel is so smooth with some refreshing feel and dry finish.

This one is truly a benchmark of what traditional Hefeweizen is all about, truly good old beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brau Weisse pours a hazy golden color with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Nice creamy aroma with big hints of banana. Taste is also very creamy, with a nice malty backbone, lots of banana but finishes dry not sweet. Good body and feel. Overall, top notch hefe, on the drier side and a full flavor.

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the half liter bottle into a small sampling glass. A semi-aggressive pour produces a one inch snowy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer is a slightly hazy pale straw color, with lively carbonation.

The aroma-flavor is pleasantly funky and showcases citrus, banana and spice. Snappy crisp on the finish and tingly on the tongue. This would make a lovely session beer on a hot day.

Another excellent German import at a reasonable price. This bottle was purchased for $3.49 at Front Street Market in Butte, Montana.

4 4 4 4.25 4

Reviewed 12-29-16

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

Look: Hazy yellow body with lots of carbonation streams, two finger fluffy white head.

Smell: Banana and cloves, wheat, and some bubblegum, typical hefeweizen smell.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth body, well balanced finish.

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

Poured from 11.2 ounce bottle into pint glass. Beautiful cloudy yellow color, with nice 3 finger head. Hint of a fruity/banana aroma on the nose. Smooth, light creamy feel, with nice finish. Leaves light lacing on glassware.
All in all, a well crafted Heft Weizen!

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

A typical unfiltered spicy and banana wheat. Smooth and creamy mouth feel even though highly cabonated. Slight hop bitterness but generally a balanced brew.

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

L: on tap in Munich. Gives a yellow cloudy color with a huge top of creamy head that disolves slowly. Thick lacings on the glass.

S: banana, lemon, yeast, cloves and peppercorn.

T&F: follows the nose for the most part, banana sweetness with some spicy cloves in the back.spices and lemon in the finish with a dry long aftertaste.a good spicy mouthfeel on the flavour.creamy and clean mouthfeel.

O: a great and tasty hefeweizen,this is a good bavarian example of the style. Would sure try it again. One of the better one out there.

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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 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 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 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 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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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle.

Cloudy yellow golden body with a very good off white head.

Banana dominates both the aroma and the flavor but it's also nicely bready. Sweet up front fading to lightly bitter by the aftertaste.

Medium-light body with medium+ carbonation.

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Photo of erk0607
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Amazing, hazy yellow gold, super foamy, incredibly light, white head that lingers
Smell: Great. Banana and clove just like you'd expect. Malty. Like a good hefe ought to. Sweet.
Taste: Citrus and spice, sweet. Yeasty. Subtle banana esters.
Feel: Smooooth. Lightly carbonated. Medium body. Incredibly refreshing.
Overall: Excellent. Would not hesitate to get again.

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Photo of HefeweizenLover
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 0.5l bottle into a Weizen glass.

L: The beer is very hazy and nice yellow to light amber color. Forms clean white foamy head, two fingers high, with good retention and solid lacing. There is medium-to-high carbonation in the glass.

S: Fresh citrus fruits, followed by mild banana aromas.

T: Taste follows the nose. Fresh citrus fruits and mild banana flavors are prevalent, accompanied by hints of clove. Very nicely balanced. There is a subtly sweet bubblegum aftertaste.

M: Feels medium bodied, smooth and crisp with excellent carbonation on the palate.

O: Very refreshing and classy Hefeweizen. Excellent example of the style.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Squire123
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive light lemony yellow color with deep white cap and very good lacing.

Big citrus, clove spiced, banana nut bread aroma. Hint of white pepper as well.

Taste is spicy clove banana on entry quickly joined by a layered citrus effect that's not identifiable as lemon/lime or that sort of thing, rather a presence of the essence of citrus. And I mean light citrus, not sharp heavy citrus like grapefruit or anything like that.

Texture is light medium balanced by carbonation.

Complex, polished, sophisticated and worth seeking out.

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Photo of matcris
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Crystal clear gold. Lots of medium bubbles rising up. Two inch foamy white head that lingers and finally settles to a thin layer. Leaves some nice sliding lacing. Nice lava lamp effect when you swirl the bottle and add the goodies.
AROMA: Banana, clove, and kind of a tart aroma.
TASTE: Big banana bread and cloves.
FEEL: Big carbonation, perfect! Soft on palate, medium body, and pretty dry overall.
OVERALL: Just a nice Hefe!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: NIce cloudy golden beer with orange accents. Tons of carbonation visible. Head is light and mostly dissapears
S: Tons of banana, clove, spice, and sweet bready malts.
T: Sweet, bread like flavors. Light on the esters, a little banana and clove and very light phenols. Sweet breadiness has a ever so slight toastiness to it.
F: Smooth, fully body but definitely easy drinking. Carbonation is on the high end. Very balanced.
O: Great hefe, missing the oomph of some other brands but certainly nothing wrong with this beer.

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Photo of anon
2.96/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pale yellow hue. Not much of a head reducing to mere nothingness with no lace. Smells of banana and clove with some very subtle straw and funk. Tastes of lemon, straw, hardly any banana or anything else for that matter. Finishes flat and bland. No bottling date so I am hoping this is far past it's prime, because I was very let down by this one. Hopefully will get a fresher bottle next time and this rating will be reversed.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fuzzy moldy bread. Mowing grass king of the hill. Bottled sunshine. Filling. Grilled cheese on rye fermented pickles. Isaac Hayes, Bootsy Collins. Green onions.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light, cloudy gold/orange colour. Smells fruity, sweet, yeasty, hint of banana. Tastes crisp, clean, light, quite carbonated, fruity yeasts, banana, slightly dry, underlying malt body, with a hint of bitter hop at the end.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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