Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ayinger Bräu Weisse

Today I'm drinking Ayinger Bräu-Weiss, a Bavarian Helles Hefeweizen brewed by Brauerei Aying, Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer in Aying, Germany. The label of my 330 mL bottle depicts a thumbnail of a village scene as you enter Aying. Besides that, it's pretty boring.

I grabbed this and a few other European beers after getting shit again from Mike of This was one of the breweries he recommended. I'm up for a little change anyway.

Strong wheat, tons of banana, and a nice citrus complement make for a most excellent aroma. Banana and clove flavors dominate the beginning, very rich and nice. Plenty of wheat adds more flavor and texture. Some lemon and soft orange add a crisp and refreshing balance to what ends up a lightly sweet beer. Carbonation is good; body is good. You finish with a very pleasant aftertaste. Very tasty and a great example of everything a hefeweizen should bring.

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