Ayinger is one we discovered recently and are now in hot pursuit of... This German beer is one we recently had at a restaurant, and since the bartender poured it straight into a glass behind the counter, we didn't get a look at the bottle.
We're assuming from the taste that it was Ayinger's Bräu-Weisse, a wheat beer in the style of a Hoegaarden or Blue Moon. We don't claim to be beer experts, but we know that these beers are brewed with a higher proportion of wheat than barley and, occasionally, spices or fruit that give them a sweet flavor. Usually they're served with a slice of lemon or orange.
We love Hoegaarden but can usually only drink one or two, since it has a definite sweetness to it that can sit heavy in our stomach. Not so with the Ayinger we had (ok, two very large Ayingers we had). It was less full-bodied than other wheat beers we're familiar with and had a cleaner aftertaste with just a touch of bitterness.
Now the trick is to find it. Anyone know of local sources that sell Ayinger? Anyone else a fan of this beer?
(Image: Ayinger Brewery)