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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: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (561) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2005
500ml bottle, no date code.
Pours out like a hazy yellow sunset, light orangy yellow at the top of the glass, fading to pale straw towards the bottom.
Head is large, thick, creamy and long lasting. As it slowly fades it leaves a a thick pattern of lacing.
Aroma is banana pudding with a vanilla wafer crust, a touch of pepper.
creamy smooth doughy mouthfeel.
Flavor is spicy first, (pepper and clove,) then a touch lemony sweet in the middle, banana and pepper on the finish.
It was a warm day today and this was the perfect refresher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Pretty decent hefe with all the characteristics I would expect. Nice hazy yellow body. Little disappointing in the taste and aroma though. While the cloves and citrus and bannana were coming through, I found this hefe watery and very low in taste. Still good, but I expected a little more from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Avg Weizen pour,cloudy with modest head. Nose is of mild vanilla frosting with hints of lemon. Medium bodied. Tastes pretty much how it smells with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Cloudy gold with a white foamy head. Sour dough in the nose with lemons and spice. Banana esters. More of the esters in the flavor with some wheat and lemons. Smooth, light and refreshing. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Hazy bright yellow, big fluffy white head. Nose of rich sweet malts, citrusy crisp hops & nice wheat esters. The flavor is highly carbonated & savory with typical & traditional hefe ester. Delicious example, welcomed change of pace for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light orange-golden color with a typical tall slightly off white head. Light banana, clove and vanilla aromas...typically hefe. Fruit gummy and dry all in one shot....lotsa wheat and cloves. Nice yeasty character. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Cloudy pale amber with a big fluffy white head that rapidly diminshes to a thin persistent cover. Lots of yeast in suspension. Aroma is pleasant fruity and yeasty, maybe a little musty. Flavor starts a bit tart, but quickly smoothes out to a silky, light, refreshing delight. Fruity and floral, the yeast reminds me of the strain used in the Unibroues. Tasty, clean, a bit dry as hefes go, and highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Really good beer, is almost as good as the best weath beer I have ever tried!. It is tick, and very weiss. I liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Cloudy yellow with a frizzy, short-lived head, this has a fairly spicy aroma for a hefeweizen. The flavor echos the aroma, banana, cloves, white pepper, a twist of lemon. Fairly refreshing, if not great, wheat.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Until swirling the dregs, this beer poured a bright dark yellow with a massive rocky head that did dimish to a medium thickness blanket. Quite a bit of sediment came out after mixing a little beer at the bottom and re-pouring. Effervescent banana aroma with subtle clove hints and some musty horseblankety yeast. Clean refreshing taste that included sweet, estery banana and some soda water. The tiniest hint of bitterness. Light to medium body that drank very well with lots of carbonation and a clean ending.


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