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

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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


bonbright7's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
This is one of most pleasing beers I have ever had with superb champagne taste (to borrow the reference notes) in a Hefeweizen style. I admired the deep characteristics and quietly wished that I could brew something like this. Using the correct glassware makes a big difference with this ale for the sweet aroma and the narrowing taste.


4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
pkmd1 (5) - - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
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 (1193) - 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 (37) - 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 (38) - 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.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClutchMasterson (35) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (111) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Haven’t really had a lot of this kind of beer, but i really liked it. It has murky golden colour and average white head. Slight sour taste that is really pleasant, kind of hints on banana. Pleasant citrusy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow body, medium head (no "Alps", more like a snowy flatland if you insist on using geographical terms). Aroma has bread, banana and yeast. Sweet yeasty taste with more banana. I really don’t get "complex fruitiness of extra-dry champagne". A standard German Hefeweizen but nothing really screams "Top 4" in the style.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenOver (52) - SLOVENIA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours golden with a lot of head, smell is yeasty and has a slightly sour note. Taste is excellent. A very good hefe!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyHix (12) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
500ml bottle for local bottle shop in Unterhaching. Very nice weissbier. Pale in colour and full of flavour. Definitely one to try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft. A fine of esters in the nose. Light orange with some vanilla and banana. Medium mouthfeel.


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