Full Review

Ayinger

Ayinger
Bräuweisse

Category: Hefeweizen

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2017 Best Weizen Hefe , 2017 Best German Beer

Ayinger
Bräuweisse

Category: Hefeweizen

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 5.1%
Hazy yellow straw color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of frosted banana cake, cashew brittle, white macadamia cookie, and kiwi-mango relish with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long melon and nectarine and banana custard finish. A superb Hefeweizen with great flavor, balance, and sessionability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: frosted banana cake, cashew brittle, white macadamia cookie, and kiwi-mango relish
Taste Flavor: melon and nectarine and banana custard
Bitterness Bitterness: Bitterness
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Dover Sole Almondine
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb Hefeweizen with great flavor, balance, and sessionability.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Hefeweizen

Beer Glass Hefeweizen Cloudy Gold.jpg
Serve in a Weissbier Glass
Weizen hefes are pale straw to deep golden in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. These beers are refreshing and highly carbonated with banana and spicy clove-like flavors derived from the yeast strains used in the brewing process. Hop flavors play a very insignificant role in the flavor profile. This is a top-fermenting, unflitered beer style that originated from southern Germany, particularly Bavaria, and is brewed with at least 50% wheat in the mash. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse and New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat.