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Brau-Weisse - Ayinger Brewery - US Beer Importer Official Site


The classic Bavarian unfiltered wheat beer - golden, fruity, and thirst-quenching.

The History of Brauweisse

Wheat beer has always been known as an elixir or tonic, especially if the brewer's yeast was left in the bottled beer. A very popular beer style, in Germany and around the world.


Pale color, hazy; with a huge rocky head. Inviting and perhaps a bit tart in palate, this is "brut" beer with a delicious, smooth body from a grist bill of about 60% wheat. Flavor and aroma show the characteristic Ayinger elegance and perfect balance. Finishes with a subtle spicy, fruity note from a traditional Bavarian weissebier yeast strain - some tasters find they are reminded of cloves or ripe banana.

Serving Suggestion

Weiss-wurst (veal sausage), pretzels, Dusseldorf mustard, mettwurst, vegetable pâté, crab Louis, sand dabs, fried smelts, Sunday brunch. Serve in tall vase-shaped weisse glass; a thin slice of lemon as garnish is a personal choice. Glass should accommodate 17-ounces.


Platinum Medal - 96 points, World Beer Championships, May 2017

Silver Medal - Bavarian Hefeweizen, World Beer Awards 2016

Ratebeer.com - 96 points (April 2017)

93 points - First Place: Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Wheat Beers," June 2016

Gold Medal - South German Style Hefeweizen, European Beer Star 2015

Gold Medal - Consumer's Favourite, European Beer Star 2015

94 points, Gold Medal, World Beer Championships, 2015

"World's Top Hefeweizen," Ratebeer.com (Feb. 2015)

Silver Medal, European Beer Star, 2014

Imbibe Magazine Hefeweizens feature, May/June 2015 (267 KB .pdf)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Top 25 Beers of 2013"

93 points - First Place (tie): Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Wheat Beers," June 2013. Full review in .pdf

Best Hefe-Weizen and Best in Show 2013 Grand Valley (CO) Beer Festival.

Gold Medal, US Open Beer Championships, 2011

93 Points, " . . . a cloudy glass of sunshine," Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2011

Platinum Medal and Top-Rated Hefeweizen - World Beer Championships 2001, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '10, 11

Bronze Medal - 2010 North American Beer Awards

Gold Medal - Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft 2004, 2005

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 16.9-ounce (500 ml) bottles / 20 per case
  • 11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 24 per case (cases of six 4-packs)
  • 50-liter kegs


ABV: 5.1% - OG: 1.047 - IBU: 13
Ingredients: Water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 185; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 0 mg; Total Carbohydrates 13.5 g (4% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 1.4 g (3% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Ayinger Brau-Weisse

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