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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1475   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear pale yellow with an inch thick, dense foamy head that slowly receded to a thick layer. Aroma of lemon, clove, wheat, vanilla, and faint banana. Smooth, lightly tart entry with a hint of lemon leads into a crisp wheatiness paired with a sweet vanilla flavor and undertones of spicy clove and soft tangerine-like citrus fruitiness that lingers into a light finish with an almost cinnamon sweetness. High carbonation and a crisp, clean mouth feel that creates an incredibly drinkable beer. Overall, its a really good beer with a fair amount of nuance and great mouth feel.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hantti (17) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Excellent classic weizen. Refreshing but tasty. Traditional weissbier taste with banana and bread flavours. Top 3 I’ve had in classic weizen category so far!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (468) - CROATIA - AUG 26, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow color, average sized white head that quickly disappeared. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice banana aroma, wheat, yeast. Medium sweet taste. Very tasty and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
runaway (39) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
.5L pours with a generous white head and dissipates slowly. Straw yellow. Aroma is banana and cloves. Palate is creamy smooth with no sticky sweetness and no metallic or overly dry finish. Flavor is custard, cloves, hint of banana, hay and sunshine! This is not too in-your-face and not to meek - dangerously drinkable and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1031) - 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 (614) - - 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 (808) - 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 (354) - - 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 (233) - 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 (1232) - 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.


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