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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: 1552   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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 This beer looks fantastic with its large foamy frothy white goodness of a head [ein sehr grosses Schaum]. The head does not remain long [dauert nicht so lange], but the flavour is so mild and pleasant and refreshing that you do not care so much. Its appearance is of a cloudy, thick, creamy opaqueness, a light golden. Ovreall, a positively delightful brew, not overpowering or offensive, but completely compliant, tasting of vanilla, bending and willing to quench your beer-thirsty desires, to satiate your ever-expanding beerthirst [Bierdurst]. This beer ranks with Oberdorfer as oen of the best Weissbiers I have had. "Even the burp tastes good. Holy crap [heilige Scheisse]."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2004
A really nice hefe. Not the best, but better than most. A very fruity, lemon-like flavor. Lighter in flavor and mouthfeel than Schneider or Paulaner, but not the lightest. Overall, one of the better hefes out there if you find it. Quite refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2004
This isn't amazing or nonstandard in any way. It isn't over the top. It isn't new. It isn't extreme. It's straight up hefeweizen and all that that implies. If you don't care for weizens, this won't impress you. If you do care for weizens, this is an excellent quaffable beer. Ich liebe Bayern!. . . . .they know how to do weizens right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Pale yellow, orange cloudy color.Lemony-wheat taste and the finish was dry. Very good wheat beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
Cloudy light blond color; giant head. Strong spicy aroma, with some citrus fruits notes. Quite good malt, residual sweetness, good wheat character, spicy. Undoubtly one of the best weizen on the market.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Fairly light colored with lots of bubbles that are not felt in the mouth. Strong lemony aroma and taste. Overrides a lot of the beer. Light and refreshing with a little banana.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a hazy yellow with a thick frothy white head. Refreshing citrus taste that would be great on a warm summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaospunk (8) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2004 does not count
Wonderful pale yellow, orange cloudy color. Poured a nice fluffy head. Very nice and citrusy. It had a nice light, smooth mouthfeel and it was very refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Initial observation was that this beer very pale colored, unfiltered, almost milky. Nice head that never quit. The most striking thing about this beer was its potent aroma. Fruity, apples, a lot of esters. The nose didn't reflect on the taste at all. The flavor was very dry, the champagne description hit right on the spot. Very bubbly and effervescent mouthfeel.

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.


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