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

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RATINGS: 1523   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Typical Hefe apperance, cloudy golden body with a massive white head. Aroma of biscuits, malt, some clove like spices and some sourish citric notes with some light banana. Very well rounded taste and smooth mouthfeel. Light citric crispness leads to full malty and wheat body, light sweetness and banana near the end. Finishes up with a light crispness. Nice hefe.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This heffe-weizen poured to a very large dominant head and was quite lively and bubbly. It has a hazy golden yellow coloring with a fair lace around the glass (although the head died quickly). The smell was kind of a fruity/citrus with a hint of banana. Quite aromatic. The taste was slightly sweet and had a dry finish ? with a little bite. Not very strong or distinctive flavor though. It is a drinkable beer, but I got bored quickly.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Pours a foamy white head on a hazy golden body. Heavy yeasty and wheaty aroma, actually too heavy and cloying. Wheat, yeast and citrus flavor with obvious banana notes. Foamy mouthfull. A nice, easy and smooth weissbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
Draught, at Muggs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY.
Rustic unfiltered brown colour. Aroma is strong yet approachable with bubblegum and banana notes. Then comes the flavour, well the aroma doesn’t prepare you for the sharpness and astringency of this beer. Sour and sharp the flavour packs quite a punch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2607) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours a nice cloudy unfiltered golden color. Has a nice fruity taste with a little bit of a spicy kick. Good refreshing brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Poured cloudy yellow with a rich head...smelled lemon (didn’t get any vanilla) and yeast...tasted like a Hefe...ditto Lumpy...

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy straw yellow color. Banana flavored. Stinks. Tastes like every other Hefe ever brewed. Blah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Although I’ve been having a lot of hefeweizens lately and am starting to get a bit burnt out on the style, this is a very good one. All the elements of a good hefe are here: nice cloudiness and good banana/clove presence. Very easy to drink too and would make a good summer beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours cloudy light yellow with a nice white head that has decent retention. Has a champagne smell to it which I didn’t much care for. Very great tasting especially during the summer. Has a fruity taste with a little spice. Mostly banana with some lemon. One of the better beers I have had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1952) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2004
Pours hazy unfiltered golden with a huge white smooth head. Sweet honey wheat aroma. Mouth feel is smooth with a little carbonation. Sweet, malty, lemony. Very refreshing and very drinkable.


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