Ayinger Bräu Weisse | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Bräu WeisseAyinger Bräu Weisse
BA SCORE
90.4%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 2,221 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
Ranking:
#1,280
Reviews:
926
Ratings:
2,221
Liked:
2,008
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
350
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,221 |  Reviews: 926
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of zac16125
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle into a hefe glass
L3267

A: Pours a hazy pale straw color with 1 fingers width of white head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate, but leaves zero lacing.

S: Lots of clove and banana esters, wheat, fruity, awesome aroma.

T: The first flavors I get are citrus and wheat. Clove and banana are present but less so than in the aroma. A bit of spice.

M/D: Fuller body, carbonation on the heavier end which is appropriate, drinkability is average.

O: A far above average hefe. One of the standards of the style. Definitely worth a try, even if you arent a huge fan of the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +19.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Ayinger Bräu Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 90.4% out of 100 with 2,221 ratings
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