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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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Nice frothy head that lasts with a golden cloudy body. Wheat and yasty nose with sweet under tones. Sweet wheat taste hints of lemon and aftertaste is a little yeasty. Light palate that is crisp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Draft at Ayinger Brauhaus - A somewhat overcarbonated, very typical German hefe. Fruity aroma with generous amounts of banana flavor. Great head retention.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Beautiful. Great flowery nose with a ton of zesty yeast to balance it out. Nice hazy off yellow color with a constant stream of tight little bubbles flowing to the underside of a rocky, thick, brilliant white head. Snappy tart flavors jump all over your tounge immediately and turn dry and lemony finish. Nice yeasty finish to cap it all off. Just leaves me wanting more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baroque1977 (25) - Southeastern, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Wonderful aromas and tastes of bread, yeast, spices; a well-balanced thirst quencher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Soft cloudy yellow with a very decent. Very mild spicy aroma of lemons and coriander... the vanilla that it describes is barely noticeable, but nice. The spiced flavors mix well with the carbonation, and the finish is light and crisp. A good one indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3196) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Good hazy yellow color with the appropriate head for a Hefeweizen. Good nose of fruity banana and spice. Smooth and satisfying. I've never had a bad one from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Bottle. what's the point. This is a to German Weisse what Bud is to American Pilsner.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This beer poured a yellow color with a nice white head and left no lacing on the glass. Very clear with nice carbonation. This beer represents what I think a hefeweissen should be. Aroma is fairly normal for what you'd expect from a hefe, but a little stronger. The flavor was very smooth and enjoyable. Very wheaty and a bit sweet with a grainy feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2004
Big head upon pouring that took time to dissolve.Nice wheat and banana taste with plenty of body.Certainly one of the best wheat beers I have tried so far.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Nice white gold beer with a great foamy white head. Looks like a Hefeweizen should, muddy. I smell vanilla, citrus, bubble gum, banana. Nice flavor, much like a belgian white, slight citrus flavor, apple peel, leading to a very mild slightly dry finish. Quite enjoyable.


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