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 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 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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Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw-golden pour with white ring of foam. Aroma is banana and lemon. Flavor is delicious with banana, bread, bubblegum, and just a mild touch of sour lemon. Rather carbonated, so the mouthfeel isn't as smooth as it could be. Tasty example of this classic style though.

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Photo of tlema1
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: hazy, golden color, tight white head
S: banana and clove
T: wheat taste, some bubblegum
F: great mouthfeel, really coats the palate
O: very good, not my favorite , but it n the top 3

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Photo of hman43
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head.

Smell: There are aromas of banana, vanilla, wheat, and lemon.

Flavors: There are flavors of banana and lemon with plenty of wheat flavor.

Feel: There is a sweet character to it which has hints of citrus flavors. It has a mostly light feel to it.

Overall: This is a favorable wheat beer that highlights a balance between the wheat and fruity esters.

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Photo of kitschiguy
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Writing as I drink.

Pours a light cloudy yellow with a typically fluffy white head which is surprisingly short lived.

Nose is nice - quite yeasty typical of a German wheat but with some citrus particularly lemon. Some banana.

Palate is ok with banana some toffee, spice and bubble gum. Fairly typical.

Mouth is OK - quite light. a little disappointing. Usally I find German wheat beers to be quite full and creamy which I like.

Overall a good German wheat beer. Better than most but I was disappointed by the mouthfeel.


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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl bottle. Pale yellow pour, hazy, with a tall white head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells like bananas, white bread, yeast and honey. Sweet taste, with notes of bananas, oranges, yeast and honey.

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Photo of Nin10dude64
4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a sucker for hefeweizens so forgive this honestly biased review

Poured into a weizen glass, hazy golden color, massive head which retains for quite some time

Smells of sweet plantain, with a slightly sour yeast after scent

Smooth and creamy feel, great banana presence, flavor is consistent to the last sip. A traditional and exemplary Bavarian hefe

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Photo of stevoj
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfect weizen! Thick fluffy head, aroma of bubble gum and bananas. Sweet bready taste. It doesn’t get much better than this. A liquid loaf of bread....

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Photo of TheFairOne
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The absolute most perfect beer I think I'll ever come across. It's complete on all sides of the beer making the experience entirely satisfying.

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass. It pour a very light yellow color and turns to a burnt orange color as it settles. There's a couple inches of head on it, but settled to about half an inch. It's been poured for 20 minutes and the carbonation is still extremely heavy. It's extremely cloudy and fluffy in apparence.

The smell is like none other. It's distinct in the best of ways. Banana hits you rights in the nostrils with just the tiniest bit of funk. You can smell the cloudiness in the beer right off the bat. It smells fresh, but dense.

The feel of the beer captures the smell and look exactly. It's smooth in your mouth, full bodied, but not weighing you down.

The taste is blissful. Banana is the initial taste, then settles into a nice spice. I get a slight note of white grape. It's the best.

If you haven't tried this beer m, do it. It changes your life.

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

From notes taken 03/15/16:

Perfect golden yellow, almost completely clear before sediment. After sediment, splotchy haze and clumps of fine solids both resting and in suspension, and taking on an orange tint where very opaque. Extremely clear still for a half inch on the bottom, though there are some larger chunks in rest. Pure white head of fine bubbles and moderate, film-forming retention. Strong, sweet and slightly tart banana, with Saison-like spiciness on the nose. Distinct sweet banana tastes watered down by comparison. Tartness, still banana-like is much stronger. Bready, wheat base, slightly metallic/medicinal phenols and a fair amount of clove and pepper spiciness, as well as cooked peas, though not enough to be unpleasant, in the finish. Light-medium in body, light but fine soda-like spritziness, though not in a bad way as the body itself is neither too watery nor too syrupy. Overall quite velvety to creamy, and astringent or acidic enough to make the teeth feel chalky.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [4.25] Beer is a slightly cloudy straw color. It sports an impressive 3 fingers of uber dense white head. The head coats the glass as you move it and leaves nice long white arcs. The bottle lists the ABV (5.1%). I cannot find any date info.

S: [3.50] Banana, clove, bread, crackers, lemon peel.

T: [3.75] Mild toffee and caramel tones then stronger esthers of banana. Some fresh cut grass. Mild lemon also.

M: [3.75] It was a bit more carbonated than I expected - not complaining just observing. This is really crisp and refreshing. Goes down easily but is not watery.

O: [3.75] This is not my favorite style. But typically I can't even finish one. This one is tasty and refreshing. A highlight (for me) for this style. The yeast is not overpowering and allows some of the malt tones and citrus tones to come through. I'd drink this again if offered.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap

S: Lots of banana and clove up front along with plenty of phenolic fruitiness and wheaty notes. A bit of a bubble gum undertone as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the banana and clove notes and makes its way into the fruitiness and wheat notes. A touch on the sweet side, but restrained. Phenolic, yeasty spices hit towards the end

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit on the prickly side

O: One of the standards for the style. Very easy to drink and extremely refreshing on a hot day. Definitely worth checking out if you're into classic versions of the style

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint and 1 oz bottle, no date visible on bottle or label. Poured into a standard drinking glass. Pour is pretty, hazy golden unfiltered beer. Smell is pretty refined and good, creamy wheat, although I've had another of the same beer from them be more intense. I saw floating sediment in the last one, none in this one. The last one was a lot more sophisticated with the taste, literally bananas, spice, and cloves directly translated, while this one is pretty much a creamy, above average, standard, toned down German hefeweizen. I went ahead and did an average rating of the 2, because the first one blew my mind, one of my favs of all time, while this one was just pretty good. Cheers!

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,183 ratings.
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