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Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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890 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a creamy looking off white lace.

Smell: Soft and fruity with hints of banana and granny smith apples ... trace of clove also in the nose.

Taste: Crisp and smooth with an assertive carbonation ... a soft wheat flavour and mouth feel hold the medium body together. Pretty much on the dry side with lots of fruit character (apples and banana), a rounded tartness and a clove like spicy flavour helps to balance a little. Hops are vitualy invisible ... long dry semi grainy finish helps to wrap this brew up.

Notes: A well built dunkel hefe-wezien ... quite drinkable to say the least. One of the better imported dunkel hefe-wezien. Did some one say lunch time brew ... pair it up with a smoked ham and munster cheese on rye.

04-05-2002 20:57:31 | More by Jason
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

Pours a somewhat hazy copper/amber color with a big blooming head,the aroma is of roasted malt and green apple background,pretty interesting.The taste is spicey and a litle smokey with some lingering fruitiness in the finish.This beer has alot of different flavora,pretty complex and pretty darn good.

07-20-2003 23:24:53 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -35.5%

Appearance – The head was nice and big with good retention and lacing, but the color is solid orange. Ist das eine dunkles?

Smell – Jahwohl – das ist eine dunkel weitzen. This one has a beautiful, monster yeast aroma that fills my nostrils with memories of Germany. The aroma is one-dimensional and awesome.

Taste – The flavor, on the other hand, didn’t deliver. The yeast all but left the building, and the dunkel aspect was nowhere to be found.

Mouthfeel – This is where most bad weizens fail, and this was no exception. Flat doesn’t begin to describe this one.

Sinkability – I can’t believe that this was made in Bayern.

12-30-2003 03:29:47 | More by RoyalT
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-30-2012 11:29:30 | More by beerhunter13
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Fear4Beer

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%

A good beer! Very smooth and pleasant to drink. I get a lot of bread to the taste with some sort of fruit like an apple. It tastes great but in my opinion I rather have Ayinger's brau weisse. It is a different style of beer but I liked the taste a bit more.

09-11-2013 03:23:47 | More by Fear4Beer
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

The pour show a lot of carbonation as it sports a valley of a white head and endless bubbles. It shows several hues of orange and red.

Spicy clove nose and caramel, subdued, but in the background.

Soft, clean palate, a big resemblence to a standard hefe but with a hint of caramel malt and a little more body. Spice isn't as dominate in the taste, banana is out and about.

Not loaded with flavor, but what it does, it does well.

02-19-2010 03:51:00 | More by brownbeer
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kaimcm

California

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%

serv: brown 500ml bottle poured into an Ayinger Weisse glass.

app: Light and flat tan/brown with plenty of haze. Big beautiful off white head that sat perfectly in the glass on the pour, but faded to a quarter inch at best as dinner went on.

smell: The smell is one of my favorite things about weisse beers and this had what I'd expect, bannanas, cloves, herbs, lemon.

taste: A good dunkel but not spectacular. Similar tastes, clove, herb, etc...with the addition of yeast and wheat to lighten it up and really make it refreshing.

feel: Very nice, light, good carbonation.

drinkability: also nice, the 500ml goes by pretty quick. The flavors are pronounced enough to be enjoyable but the balance makes for easy drinking, especially in this summer weather.

Overall a nice dunkel but not spectacular. I paired with spicy sausages, grilled peppers, and cheese. I grilled the meat and peppers in a sauce of pesto, olive oil, and liberal lemon juice. The lemon and pesto in the dish went perfectly with the beer. A very nice meal if I do say so myself. Cheers!

08-16-2005 13:30:46 | More by kaimcm
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-05-2013 04:34:54 | More by FadetoBock
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grynder33

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured with a sour hop, yeast, grain aroma, dark orange brown color, a very stylish head, light apple banana sour taste, typical of this style.I'm not a big fan of this style, but this is by far the best tasting one I've had. The balance is near perfect and it doesn't leave you with that thick tongue aftertaste, as do a lot of Weisse's.

11-18-2003 10:59:25 | More by grynder33
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generallee

New York

4.72/5  rDev +15.7%

Ur-weisse has a gorgeous hazy copper color with a huge abundant off white head. It has an attractive aroma of banana, sweet malts and spice. The aroma leads you to a full body of caramel malts rapped around fruity yeast and light spices that finishes slowly. This is a very flavorful dunkelweizen and one of my favorite summertime treats.

05-11-2008 21:27:49 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-08-2014 23:33:59 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-14-2013 19:21:44 | More by JakerLou
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%

This is a very pleasant looking beer in the glass. An opaque toffee brown capped with a fluffy head that gives way to a white ring. I thought it might be darker. There isn't much aroma to it, clean malt smells with some banana-ish notes. The flavors are more pronounced and the banana thing is right out front. A good, balanced finish in which the carbonation is eveident. It's OK.

01-27-2007 20:46:07 | More by BeerIsland
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

17 oz bottle pours a hazy brownish gold with an enormous ivory head that eventually relaxes into long lasting patchy lace. No sediment in the glass, but I left a cc in the bottom of the bottle. Nice aroma with lemon, grapefruit, and banana up front. Spicy cloves are also very noticeable. Anise is my first impression in the mouthfeel, but there's a lot of fizzy carbonation here. Taste is complex, with tart lemon, yeast, cloves, in the beginning. As it warms toward room temperature, the carbonation softens and sweet maltiness and McIntosh apples appear out of nowhere. Finishes neutral, perhaps a bit sweet malt, with no significant aftertaste. This is a very charming and tasty brew from one of my favorite German breweries. Definitely an unusual Weissbier that I highly recommend.

02-04-2004 00:54:37 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

500 Mll bottle, no freshness dating, I dont think the German's are too interested in this type of helpful consumer friendly info. Pours a muddy shade of medium brown, with a slight oily glaze. The head is huge, retentive, soft, frothy and fluffy. Leaves moderate daggers of lace. Nose is chock full of bananas, yeast and dunkel weisse goodness. Tasty offering, has that nice mix of fruityness, yeastyness and dark bready wheat notes that make this a favorite style. Nice brew from Ayinger.

10-08-2009 23:51:49 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

Pours an orangish-amber color with a large white head. Aroma is predominantly apples, with a little malt in there as well. The taste is heavy on the bananas, but you also get some apple. No real hops or malt are present in the aroma. A very flavorful beer that is heavy on the fruit. Good beer.

11-05-2009 23:48:25 | More by Mora2000
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-17-2013 02:54:43 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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magictrokini

California

4/5  rDev -2%

Slightly cloudy golden pour with a puffy white head. Nice lacing. Rich aroma of bananas, yeast, and clove. Excellent flavors of mor banana, butter, some musty wheat (in a good way), and bread. Almost like liquid banana bread. Truly a dunkelweizen done right.

12-05-2008 19:04:59 | More by magictrokini
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

05-25-2012 19:12:54 | More by standardcherry
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jiffymon

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

10-31-2013 16:41:28 | More by jiffymon
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +11%

This style is my favorite and for me, Ayinger Ur-weisse is the standard which all other dunkelweizen beers are compared to. The caramel rich, fruity aroma and taste is refreshing, precisely balanced and always delicious. Recently at a Total Wine Belgian Beer Class a participant commented that this beer as his favorite "Belgian Beer". The young instructor of the class immediately corrected him "that is a Bavarian Beer, but is is excellent". A pity that more American craft beers do not attempt to imitate Bavarian beers like Ayinger. My only wish is that Ayinger keg beer would be available in the US.

09-12-2012 01:04:19 | More by wattoclone
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-16-2011 02:08:53 | More by bpfrush
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masikon

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours to a fantastic dark, mellow color which looks almost exactly like unfiltered apple cider, pour takes time with the head fizzing crazily which releases all the wonderful fruity banana aromas. I thought this beer smelled and looked better than it tasted, the taste was actually somewhat bland and simple with nothing that really excited my palate although it did have nice legs and the aftertaste is where the fruitiness is most present. Possibly true to style it basically tastes a bit sweet and malty with just barely enough bitterness to balance things out. mouthfeel is how it looks, ciderlike. I must say that I was really excited to try my first dunkel-weizen but this was somewhat of a let down, Unfortunately the wonderful aromas simply did't translate well onto the toungue.

12-04-2005 01:15:35 | More by masikon
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Thrasher

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ayinger does not know how to make a bad beer. This is another great one, with an apple-cider/tea color, a choppy head that dissipates, and a leathery aroma. I like the unusual, impenetrably cloudy appearance but it may put others off, and the leather-glove smell is weird but I liked it. The taste is great - tangy, fruity, spicy (cloves), hints of vanilla, banana, apple, and perhaps clay? Finish is delicious and makes you want more and more, while refreshing your thirst at the same time. I've never had a weisse quite like this and I loved it for its uniqueness, although there is a vague plastic quality that might bother others. But to me Ayinger can do no wrong. I imagine this beer could go with anything, but it made me especially crave a medium-well hamburger.

07-10-2002 15:17:02 | More by Thrasher
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2011 03:08:53 | More by chickenm
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Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.