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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: German Hefeweizen
Aying, Germany
Serve in Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Delicious lemon and vanilla scented wheat beer with yeast. This is an aristocratic beer with a champagne sparkle and a beautifully sustained head. With the pale color of mountain honey and tart refreshing palate, it is a "brut" beer with the delicious, complex fruitiness of extra-dry champagne. Bottle conditioned and top fermented, it is a benchmark for this style of beer. The nose is fruity-spicy, herbaceous with lots of flowers, and fruit. With such a creamy head, you can build miniature mountains that resemble the Alps. Pour slowly, fill the special weissbier glass half full and swirl the bottle on the table to put the yeast in suspension.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Had at Ayingers in Munich. A wonderful thirst quenching beer after a long walk all over the city of munich on a warm fall day. Great aroma, great flavor and it looks great too. Long lasting pure white head and moderate to strong carbonation. Smooth and delicate with a great aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
One of my favorite wheat beers. Lovely hazy yellow color is topped by a light fluffy head. I get the spicy banana hints, but the lemon seems lost on my taste buds. Very pleasant to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2004
Draught at Mono in Glasgow. Served a little cold for my taste, in correct glassware, but glasses frosted (hmph). Usual wheat yeast banana pear apple nose, good body, taste pleasant, masked somewhat by temperature and carbonation. I suspect this could be very good if less chilled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Pours a hazy bronze with a lasting diminutive head. Very pleasant aroma of wheaty banana and spice. Taste is light and refreshing, simple and straightforward. Ayinger is tantamount to perfection.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Opaque, hazy gold color with a fluffy, white head. Crisp, sweet banana with a touch of clove, lightly tart wheat and a bit of lemon. The body is full and refreshing without being too thick for a summer day. The flavor is tasty and fairly balanced, if not overly complex or mesmerizing. A solid, drinkable hefeweizen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Poured golden yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma has a fruit and spice character. Initial taste has a definite spice character that is hard to describe--cinnamon, cloves, and other sweet aromatic spices come to mind. Underlying the spice is fruit such as banana. Body is fairly standard for a hefeweizen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohknaks (44) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
11.2 oz bottle: Aroma is standard weisse with a hint of vanilla. Pours honey yellow in the glass with a sustained white head. Good mouth feel, with a fairly complex taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2004
Cloudy, golden-orange colour. Superb lasting thick head. Fine yeasty, banana aroma. First impression is that this beer is incredibly smooth for a weizen. Fine carbonation. Yeasty, banana, slightly citric, fruity with a hint of spiciness. Pretty sweet in the finish for a weizen. For me the best weizen.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
With Ayinger Weisse it is becoming increasing hard to find fresh bottles. It seems like this beer doesn’t sell very well in the states and there are old bottles everywhere. Cloudy Grapefruit. Zesty, barely there aroma with notes of cloves, fruit and orange. There isn’t much here. Citrusy, with notes of banana, clove and orange, along with a nice musty yeast taste and a fairly nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2004
With many if not most wheat beers the hallmark flavor overwhelms anything else that might be present and leads to a heavy, bland brew. However, this beer is somewhat different - presenting many enjoyable elements to complement the wheat taste. I personally prefer a wheat beer fully carbonated straight from the bottle as complementing flavors seems to come through better. From the bottle Ayinger provides a strong lemony kick and some allspice like elements; from the glass the flavor is more bland but still okay. For the record, it pours a well-defined head that lasts as film to the end of the glass. Aroma is very strong wheat-grass (nice if you’re into health food) but also very vinegary. Sort of a candycane aftertaste.


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