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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Nice carbonation and great head. The flavor is buttery bananna and estery goodness, but there is also a hollowness to the taste. I think this is best explained by the lack or limit of the spices one usually associates with a Hefe. In so doing, this beer is offering more malt and yeast flavors than most. And while light-bodied and hay-scented (not the fern) it is a wholesome and refreshing beverage. This beer would taste best after a day of bucking hay under the hot summer sun. Good Things.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2004
An interesting example of a German Hefeweizen- the banana and clove flavors are toned down, and tangy, somewhat sweet wheat malt tends to dominate with notes of apricot and peach. A solid hazy-bodied yellow-orange beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imbockinsxtx (80) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottle: As the beer pours out you can see the haze. Copious head formation at onset. Lots of yeast stuff floating around in glass to be sure. The look is classic Hefe with a yellow cloudy appearance. There is a yeasty aroma with spicy banana hints. This beer has a refreshing banana fruity flavour with some spice added for good measure. HEIL HEFE. There is a watery finish but just enough to cement this beer as a classic Hot Summer must have in frige beer. I really like this one and its good to the last drop. Happy Hefeing. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2004
500ml bottle. 06.07.04 Pours a rich, pale golden with a frothy white head and sporadic lace; hazy. Aromas are bursting with bubblegum, clove, yummy yeastiness and light graininess. Flavors are mild, average even; but, Ayinger claims this to be a style benchmark. If that is the case, then this average is just what a German hefeweizen should be. One thing it is, is sweet and thick for a hefe - I like it. There is some winey dry bite to the finish that is a bit of a surprise, but very tasty. Decent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2004
First of all, teh aroma is completely enticing. Doesn’t not smell like a beer at all, but something much better. After that, read the commercial description. If only all descriptions were that close to the truth, shopping for beer would be much easier. This is a very polished beer and should not be approached by immature beer drinkers. Definitely resembles champagne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, foamy, white head. Aroma of hay bails. The taste has hints of malt, more wheat and yeast, and a lemon note at the end. Very nice wheat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 This beer is high on the list of favorite hefeweizens for me. Sampled from a 16.9 oz bottle this beer pours a cloudy pale yellow-gold color with a large white head that lingers and left good lacing. There is a fairly strong scent of wheat, bubblegum and clove with a yeasty undertone. The flavor is creamy malt, wheat, and hints of citrus, bubblegum and clove with a bready yeastiness that lingers. Well rounded body. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2004
A quintessential summer beer. Beer pours cloudy dark golden color with the requisite big fluffy egg white head. The aroma is as it should be: banana, clove, and wheat. Flavor is right on also. Light fruitiness, light lemon with some spice. The mouthfeel is perfect for a summer beer. Light, effervescent and yet still sustantial. I will be buying many more of these throughout the hot Texas summer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 24, 2004
This was a great hefe. Smooth notes of wheat, banana, and barbecue. I had one bottle, but will have to get more.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cdwooley (4) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2004 does not count
One of my usuals...sweet aroma of vanilla. Murky appearance with yeast debris..yum, but (I like the yeast so I roll the bottle around on the table). Thick, creamy, smooth head with a great flavor with a hint of bannana and cloves.


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