overall
96
100
style
Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: German Hefeweizen
Aying, Germany
Serve in Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaospunk (8) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Wonderful pale yellow, orange cloudy color. Poured a nice fluffy head. Very nice and citrusy. It had a nice light, smooth mouthfeel and it was very refreshing.


3.4
kraddel (8337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
Tap at biercab. Pours bit hazy blonde. Good white head. Smell is full of esthers. High on banana, clear cloves as well , representing the phenol side. Taste is creamy, wheqt, banana up front, cloves in the back. Mild bitter touch. Decent wheatbeer.

3.7
Arve_Christian (5180) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2017
On bottle from Vinmonopolet in Norway, on order. Hazy golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; fruity, banana, light citrus and nice yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness- balances very well. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
jonno (2796) - JAPAN - JUL 31, 2017
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.

4.8
HomeWaters (17) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Some elements of the commercial description work for me: I can smell the citrusy vanilla notes, and it does have the color of honey. I don’t know about the champagne comparison: I smell a lot of banana here, and even with bubbles I don’t associate sweet banana fruitiness with champagne. But it does balance a lot of complex flavors, and I like it.

3.3
ABS (1071) - Stokke, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Unclear yellow, some foamy, white head. Esters, banana, spice, some yeast. Sweet, some bitterness. Medium body. Medium to low, but still quite fizzy, carbonation.

3.9
jksipa (956) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy pale yellow gold with a large lingering white head that leaves some patchy lace. Nose is floral with some wheat, citrus, light banana, light spice and a hint of salt. Flavour follows with the banana a bit more prominent in the light sweetness and a touch of citrus tartness and very light cloves. Mouth is medium- and smooth with active carbonation. Excellent. 8/4/7+/4-/16-

4
andrewje41 (4009) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle poured, with much thanks to Stefan for gifting the bottle during the Seattle visit. Always a treat to try a true German hefe, after so many wheat beers that don’t come close. Cloudy pale golden yellow pour with a lasting head. Floral aroma, some lemon and other citrus. Slight champagne like note here too. Flavor is a good amount of banana to pair with wheat. Floral. Citrus, but with no bite. Smooth, cool and flavorful. This is what a hefe should be. Excellent.

3.5
kto (1340) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2017
0.5l bottle from rewe in grunewald. pours a murky pale honey yellow with a dense steady head. aroma of banana, dates, coriander, a hint of vanilla, quite straightforward weizen. flavour of coriander, cucumber, wheat, banana, lemon peel. quite dry, almost no bitterness, chalky mouthfeel. nice, yes, refreshing and very drinkable. the best? not so sure

3.6
AnG_BrgNor (762) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Nice app with solid white head. Aroma and taste is much banana, wheat, some spices and some fruits, The vanilla is mostly in the taste.

3.9
teddybeer (3831) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2017
Hazy pale golden color, frothy white head with medium duration. Aroma is light citrus, notes of coriander and banana. Flavor: ripe banana is highly present, very fruity, slightly sweet. Smooth and creamy on palate, mild sweetness.


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