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
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:
2,203
Reviews:
922
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
342
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dan114
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best hefe out there IMO. Beautiful in every way. Slightly more yellow than most hefes, and this is what I look for in Belgian witbiers as well. If you see it, buy it. It's like making out with a mutant angel born without teeth. Also excellent out of the bottle. I wish it came in 6 packs in my area. $3something a 500ml persuades me to buy $8.99 Weihenstephaner 6 packs instead.

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Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap the beer stein last night.

The beer pours a somewhat cloudy, white flecked golden amber color, with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is textbook German hefe, as I pick up considerable clove, light honey and mandarin orange, banana, and some underlying spice. On the palate, it's all just more of the same, with the beer finishing with a dry wash of clove and spice. Mouthfeel is fairly light, though there's plenty of flavor in this well crafted beer. Alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable, and drinkability is excellent.

Really nice beer from Ayinger.

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Photo of wizmasta
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Svendozen
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of wilfmaster
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA.

Pours a very pale straw colour, thickly hazed with a frothy, pure white head. Disappointingly, the head doesn't stick around for a long time and settles out to a film that is, admittedly, still very fine, and pure white.

Nose is fairly decent, without the punch of the best weizens. Calm estery banana notes with a touch of dustiness, and a little organic funk like grass clippings in the sun. There's a zestiness to it as well, a little zing like Aspro-Clear and just a hint of those phenolic clove notes. Nice stuff.

Taste is clean and bright, with an underlying weight and sweetness from the yeast characters. More pleasant banana notes, with a clean, direct character through the centre that feels a little like acidity from the wheat. Finish is dry and light, leaving the beer more refreshing than its palate would make you think.

Feel is great, smooth and heavy, but with a zestiness that prevents it from getting unmanageable.

Overall, it's a really nice hef. Smooth and very drinkable—there's nothing wrong with it. It perhaps doesn't have the intensity and richness of my favourites (like Weihenstephaner), but it's a fine addition to the style nonetheless.

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Photo of cathomae
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HopGrazer
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of wieshefe17
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BodiesLexus
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Betajeff
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of koopa
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of teromous
2.82/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy gold colored body with a huge creamy white head. The head on this beer is magnificent. It looks like the top of a meringue pie. Good lacing.

S: Bold spicy noble hop aroma. Smells very nice, but it lacks all of the other aromas attributable to hefeweizens. No grain aromas either, just not as fresh smelling as it could be. This is an import bottle so it could be expected.

T: Light tartness in the mouth, some very faint earthy noble hop flavor. Only a tad of clove in the background. Clean aftertaste. No wheat flavor. A pre-packaged wheat cracker would have more wheat flavor. Very mild and uninteresting.

M: Good carbonation, Finishes a bit drier than I'd expect out of a hefeweizen, but it has an alright mouthfeel.

O: Overall I wasn't too impressed with this beer. I didn't taste any wheat, I didn't get much character out of the yeast, and it was just too passive. There is a slight tart flavor which is nice, but this is just not hitting the mark with me. Please take my review with a grain of salt because I am drinking an imported bottle with no bottle date or import date on the label. It was refrigerated when I went to buy it, but that doesn't guarantee freshness. I'm pretty disappointed. It is just very flat tasting (not under-carbonated).

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Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Since it is National German Beer day today on 4/23/14, then of course have to celebrate that with a good German brew! Comes in a 500ml (16.9 oz) single bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein. LOTS of sediment in the bottle of the bottle.

Pours a hazy honey-orange in color with a good 2-3 finger white foamy head that settles down to about good 1/3 of a inch and lasts a decent amount of time. Spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is very pleasant and is of lemongrass, yeast, and bananas. The taste is even BETTER with lots of great flavors mentioned above that blend together perfectly with a hint of lemon zest as well. perfect carbonation and goes down easy. No bitter or harsh aftertaste at all! Perfect brew for anytime of the year.

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Photo of Chingringo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of FreshZ
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JerUrbans
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat clear very light yellow color, odd for an unfiltered beer, most Hefeweizen are so cloudy, and have a lot more sediment.

Smells very fruity and I get a big hit of cloves. Smells just excellent.

Taste is a lot like the smell, plus bananas.

Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, with nice dry finish.

Overall, excellent beer, just love this beer style. Easy drinking with a lot of flavor.
This would go great with a Friday night fish fry.

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Photo of Andrew041180
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Served on tap into an Ayinger half liter weizen glass. The beer is a hazy straw color with a clean, white foamy head. Vigorous carbonation helps maintain the head throughout. Minor, spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Great aroma here. Yeast character dominates, supplemented with lemongrass.

T - Light but clear flavors follow the nose. Lemongrass was the major flavor for me.

M - Medium-light bodied. The carbonation is quite present here and leaves a thrill on the tongue. Finishes clean and quite refreshing.

O - Wonderful German Weizen. This style went from an afterthought to one of my three favorites in the past year, and beers like this one are the reason.

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Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.14 out of 5 based on 2,203 ratings.
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