“Fragrance and taste of the ‘yeast-cloudy’ wheat beer are distinguished by a refined top-fermented flowery-yeast character and an unmistakable, distinct banana aroma. First sensation on the taste buds is full-bodied, very soft and mild with a lively, champagne-like sparkle. A light, typical wheat beer taste is expressed, the bitter tone of which can scarcely be detected. The sparklingly refreshing Ayinger Bräu-Weisse will impress every wheat beer connoisseur with the first mouthful.” 5.1 ABV Hefeweissen
Purchased from BevMo in Fresno, California.
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into my wheat beer glass. It has hazy visibility, with a golden-yellow color. A large, white, and sudsy head is poured, which leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Ample carbonation is visible in the glass.
Aromas of lemongrass, coriander spice, yeastiness, confectionery sweetness and banana.
Medium light bodied, with some noticeable carbonation in an otherwise soft mouthfeel. I get flavors or rustic lemongrass and spice as the main characteristics. I also get some banana esters, and there is a smooth sweetness noticeable as it goes down. It leaves a wet feeling in the aftertaste, with lightly lingering flavors of yeast and wheat grain.
While maybe not quite on the level of the other beers from Ayinger I’ve enjoyed, Bräu Weisse is a well done, thirst quenching wheat beer. It is lighter in flavor than the Ur-Weisse, and maybe offers a bit too much of the lemony/citrus characteristics in relation to the base wheat beer flavors. That definitely isn’t a damning characteristic, it just makes it slightly off of great. It is a beer made for a hot day, with a refreshing characteristic that most beer enthusiasts can appreciate. 7.5/10
Ayinger Privatbrauerei – Aying, Germany