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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Very typical-looking hefeweizen: cloudy yellow body with a very lush, creamy white head. Full, wheaty nose, with some citrus/lemon peels. Herbal/grassy flavor. Slightly sweet finish, yet slightly tart and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Hazy golden with an impressively sustained head - aroma of lemon, yeast, banana and a mild spiciness - soft on the palate - refreshing, with mild sweet malts, some banana and clove - some belgian-like floral qualities and a touch of honey - great summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2006
500 ml bottle. Should have read the description before I poured: kicks up a BIG head in my small weizen glass. Foam becomes rocky as it settles atop a very cloudy yellow body, almost in wit territory. Smell carries notes of clove and citrus, while the usual banana smell is in the background. Tasting instantly brings up lemon zest, some more banana, and sweet Bavarian malts. Yeasty, but in a good way. Can’t find those flowery impressions they speak of, but that would be the first thing to be lost on a long import trip. I can see calling it "dry," but not by much. Certainly does NOT need a lemon slice in it, it’s fine by itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
500ml bottle pours a beautiful golden color with a nice foamy head with aromas of lemon ,banana,yeast and malts.It’s a refreshing brew on a hot day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2006 Excellent Beer!! Poured a beautiful cloudy golden with a thick white head. Nose of bananas, yeast, clove and lemons. Tastes wonderful with cloves and spices that have good presence without being cloying as some weisse beers can be. My new favorite hefeweizen!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
[Portland International Beer Festival – Tap] A unfiltered golden colored brew with a good head. Liked the wheat flavors along with some other malts. The hops where noticeable and the beer drank very easy. Liked this as a good after working outside all day brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedadiahcombs (41) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Another step on my wheat appreciation quest. Poured Murky yellow with a foamy white head. Plenty of yeast, wheat and carbonation. Nice citrus and butter notes. Another very drinkable wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Cloudy orange color with a creamy white head. Sweet fruit and banana aroma. Sweet wheat and banana flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1580) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2006
For me to give a hefe a score like this says a lot, as I really never like them. While this still has the clove and banana thing that I don’t dig, great aroma with a bit of lemon in the front without being overly sweet make this outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinphish (31) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Wonderful clove, lemon, banana, yeast, and wheat aromas flowing out of the pillowy, thick white head. The flavor follows suit, with herbal clove and yeasty wheat, that goes down all to easy, with a refreshing, clean mouthfeel.. A classic example of the style, and delicious on a hot sunny day!

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