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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: 1482   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1053) - ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2014
Hazy yellow, big fluffy white head. Nose is banana, mild spicy notes. Flavor is vanilla, banana, wheat, mild citrus somewhere in the background. Dry mouthfeel. Refreshing and very clean. Maybe a bit too simple, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (679) - - AUG 11, 2014
Green banana nose. Loads of cereal bread, fruity clean finish. Great smooth balance, outstanding hefeweizen!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (845) - USA - AUG 8, 2014
Drunk from 50 cl bottle at the Paion del Cermis refuge in Folomites. Fantastic fruity tasting wheat beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (377) - - AUG 1, 2014
Tap in 17oz glass at 1st draft in Chicago. Hazy unfiltered gold with thick white head. Smells of citrus and maybe vanilla. Yeasty citrus, really nice body. Creamy and pleasant to drink. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Lemon coloured pour, just a touch of haziness. Tall fizzy white head that reduces to a thin white skin of foam on top. Lemony aroma, yeast as well. Taste is similar. Medium to light body with lively carbonation. Nice dry finish, almost sour.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pkmd1 (23) - - JUL 28, 2014
Very nice Hefe with fruity smooth taste with no bitter hoppy taste and a lemon sparkling champagne feel in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1292) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Notes from Family Hefe Tasting. Pours a clear golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruity and kinda blah. Taste follows. 12.6 Easily voted best bottlecap.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
FBoekman (41) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
En bra balanserad weissbier. Skummar som den ska. Inte för söt. Ganska lite jästfällning, men bra ändå.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (62) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Big fast head, no lace. Hazy honey yellow. Very crispy, citric palate. Fruity herbal aroma. Citric hoppy dry grainy taste. Very refreshing, one of the of the kind. Thank you, ancestors, for this culture.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClutchMasterson (45) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a deep golden crystal color. Head is white and starts off at 1.5 fingers then fades to a 1/4 film that stays. Aroma is a nice even citrus and clove with vanilla and banana hints. Some maltiness and dough linger on the scent as well. A nice tart citrus with balanced clove/banana on the front but nothing too intense (which is a good thing) and finishes with a nice lightly bitter but clove vanilla taste and leaves the mouth dry but not too dry. Wheat hints throughout with enough carbonation to make it fizzy but good. This is how a Weizen beer is supposed to be and Ayinger is a master of the craft. It can be during a hot day or a cold night and I could drink this forever.


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