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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1643   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Poured golden yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma has a fruit and spice character. Initial taste has a definite spice character that is hard to describe--cinnamon, cloves, and other sweet aromatic spices come to mind. Underlying the spice is fruit such as banana. Body is fairly standard for a hefeweizen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ohknaks (44) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
11.2 oz bottle: Aroma is standard weisse with a hint of vanilla. Pours honey yellow in the glass with a sustained white head. Good mouth feel, with a fairly complex taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2004
Cloudy, golden-orange colour. Superb lasting thick head. Fine yeasty, banana aroma. First impression is that this beer is incredibly smooth for a weizen. Fine carbonation. Yeasty, banana, slightly citric, fruity with a hint of spiciness. Pretty sweet in the finish for a weizen. For me the best weizen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
With Ayinger Weisse it is becoming increasing hard to find fresh bottles. It seems like this beer doesn’t sell very well in the states and there are old bottles everywhere. Cloudy Grapefruit. Zesty, barely there aroma with notes of cloves, fruit and orange. There isn’t much here. Citrusy, with notes of banana, clove and orange, along with a nice musty yeast taste and a fairly nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2004
With many if not most wheat beers the hallmark flavor overwhelms anything else that might be present and leads to a heavy, bland brew. However, this beer is somewhat different - presenting many enjoyable elements to complement the wheat taste. I personally prefer a wheat beer fully carbonated straight from the bottle as complementing flavors seems to come through better. From the bottle Ayinger provides a strong lemony kick and some allspice like elements; from the glass the flavor is more bland but still okay. For the record, it pours a well-defined head that lasts as film to the end of the glass. Aroma is very strong wheat-grass (nice if you’re into health food) but also very vinegary. Sort of a candycane aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
A great hefeweizen. Sweet and lemony citrusy. Beautiful hazy yellow color. Right up there with other Hefes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
A light hefeweizen. High carbonation and hazy yellow color. Lighter in taste and aroma than most hefe’s. Slight clove flavor complements the wheatiness rather than overtaking like some wheat beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 17, 2004
Tastes very much like a belgian wit. Hazy golden colour and a nose full of flowers and citrus. Th flavour is very refreshing, slightly sour with notes of citrus and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Nice yellow hazy hefe color. Lemony citrus flavors all over and yummy wheat and yeast mix together. A really solid hefeweizen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Appearance: hazy, lemon-rind-yellow hue, with a towering, snow white head. Aroma: super fresh! Ahhh!!! Lemony, soft, luxurious, delightful! Luxurious mouthfeel, at first, until I realize that I’m drinking the foam. As for the actual beer, smooth, but complex, and delicious wheaty texture. Just enough grit and resistance to keep the tongue busy and happy. Though the body has plenty of substance, the overall nature of this brew is light and breezy. Citrus flavor continues through and is felt long through the satisfying finish. No lemon needed here, it’s plentiful in this beautiful brew itself ( and is also extant in the Thai shrimp pad thai that this blissful weizen is helpful to wash down).

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