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


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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2002
Fairly dry for a wheat beer, although not the ’brut’ that the commercial description claims. Lingering spice, although, as Volgon says, too thin in the finish. Stick with the Ayinger Ur-Weisse if you crave wheat beer from Aying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Very impressive. Solid bodied with an excellent light flavor. They know how to make a good german wheat beer over there at ayinger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Large white fizzy head, acidic and slight banana nose. Mild fruity taste, that ends too thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
I guess I just don’t like wheat beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Deep golden color, hazy but not quite cloudy, good initial head that dissipates quickly, lasting carbonation. aroma is spice/banana. Flavor retains the spice and banana notes, and adds citrus, more tart than bitter. Very good overall for a wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Probably the best hefe I have had. The tartness gives it something more than Paulaner or Pyramid. Enormous head! Huge! Nice cloudy gold with yeast floating within. Went down smooth with lots of sweetness turning to tartness in the end. Good work Ayinger! You make good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
big head. fruity tartness. kind of ’spicy’ at the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2002
I’m just beginning my exposure to wheats. My only previous experience, before my palate was ready, was Bell’s Oberon. I really disliked it. Then Aventinus, which I liked. Now, I can handle this, I think, and I think it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Very nice hefe. Pale yellow-gold color with huge overflowing head. At first its refreshing and zesty with a bit of clove and banana, but after getting to the bottom (its a big bottle, doesn’t all fit in the glass in 1 pour) and getting some of the yeast in, it takes on a nice tartness that adds complexity without covering the clove and banana notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana and bubble gum, light note of clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fresher bottle (based on the new label). More punchy banana-gum nose than my last rating. Straightforward but enjoyable.

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