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

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 61
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brownish orange color. Big head on the pour with great frothy retention and thick lines of lacing.

Aroma of smooth wheat, yeast and floral hops.

Big wheat flavor on the bready end and quite smooth. Solid citric hop with spicy ginger notes. Yeast and clove character rounds it out. Excellent balance.

Very smooth feel and well carbonated. Medium body with lingering yeast texture.

Really good dunkel. Lots of flavor and complexity. A treat to consume.

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Pours a murky/cloudy light brown colour. Not very dunkel.

Smells quite malty, with a hint of yeast.

Tastes very weizen-y, with less emphasis on the yeast than normal, making it sweeter, though not as dark as you'd expect from a dunkelweizen. Very slight bitter hop finish.

Overall a very nice wheat beer.

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lg brown glass bottle with a beautiful Ayinger logo. Poured into one of my weizen glasses.

A - hazy dark and light shades of caramel to a hazy bright orange toward the bottom of glass. A nice fluffy off white head with good thick lace.

S - very fruity. Bananas along with a few other hints of soft fruit. Very sweet malt aroma. The aroma of this brew is like a whiff of sweet banana bread with a touch of spice.

T - taste is sweet as well. Ripe banana bread with maybe a hint of apple. A nice wheat flavor also creeps into the mix. Good spice and clove hints as well. Excellent finish that leaves a great aftertaste department.

M - very smooth mouthfeel. Medium-light bodied that's very easy to drink. Superb feel from start to finish. Smooth and thick.

O - this is my first dunkelweizen of any kind. I've always heard mixed reviews on the dunkelweizen style. I've had many Hefes including the Ayinger here, and when it comes to Ayinger weizens Id go with the dunkel over the hefe, and their hefe is a absolute great craft brew. As much as I like the hefe, I liked this one even more. This is a world class brew and an excellent introduction for me into the dunkelweizen style. Man, Ayinger really have 2 great weizens with their dunkel and their hefe. Both are a must try.

Photo of mnbrewery
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wingman14
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a small froth head that fades fast. The smell is sweet with yeast, clove, and a hint of banana. The taste is somewhat sweet, with yeast notes, and a somewhat strong banana flavor. The finish is sweet, with a ting of alcohol. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, smooth at first with a harsh finish. This one is a nice beer, great flavors, and good depth. Very enjoyable, a well made beer.

Photo of Phatz
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer pours a rusty orange color with about as much head as beer in my Hefe-Weizen Glass.

Smell: fruit and spices with melon apple and clove aromas.

Taste: It is a simple low profile flavor but one tat is quite quaffable. Banana, toffee, lemon grass and a strong toasted malt backbone make up the flavor that has a bit of smokiness floating around it.

Mouthfeel: Extremely smooth light body beer refreshing crisp finish.

Drinkability: There is no doubt this beer is easy. I like the refreshing light Hefe-Weizen character and yet I greatly prefer the added toasty malts and berries in this Dunkel version of the style to the typical Hefe - banana. This is a thirst quencher.

Hope this is helpful
Cheers!

Photo of dsa7783
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single, 500 ML bottle just copped from The Palisade Liquor Store in Jersey City for $2.49...
Appearance: Pours a hazy, cloudy, dark-orange hue, along with a giant foamy head that exhibited adequate staying power before slowly dissipating...
Aroma: Great, enticing aroma with hints of cloves, bananas, esters, and vanilla...
Taste: Crisp, refreshing, buttery flavor, with strong suggestions to what was depicted in the nose... Dark fruits and wheat abound...
Mouthfeel could've benefited from being slightly thicker, however the overall level of drinkability was very good...
Great stuff from a solid German brewery...
Worth a try...

Photo of jimmah120
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look is lsightly hazy golden orange, frothy off-white head. Smell is banana, clove, wheat, chalky vanilla, and a hard to place sweet smell that perfectly melds with the banana. Slightly roasted banana, caramel, light clove and floral notes. Wheaty, dry, and soft.

Fantastic tasting at a reasonable price.

Photo of nomad
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Most noticeable, and quite quickly, is this beer's thick, foamy head which is very well carbonated underneath. Without the yeast poured in its a hazed copper shining with varying hues depending on the light; with the yeast its a dull light-mahogany. Moderately thick lace is wide and apparent on each tip.

Smells of sweet red apples, cloves, and small scents of banana and lemon. Opens to a roasty/earthy scent that reminds me of a branch of wood.

First apparent flavor is banana and clove, but then widens across the palate to flavors of roasted apples, especially the skin of that fruit. Even more, it throws hints of big figs, yet this beer is still light and easy. Slight roast through out but fairly subtle, undergirding the traditionally fruity weissebier qualities. Thin mouthfeel on the verge of a lower commendation.

Fairly flavorful but easy on the tongue, this drinks quite well, though seems a bit light colored upon reflection. Reminds me of Autumn, yet does a god job of pulling me out of the shy Spring I'm currently stuck in. Many minutes after finishing I can still smell this beer wafting around, and the roast apple/fig combo resides faintly in my mouth - good stuff, I enjoy.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Devil's Backbone weizen glass.

I remember having good times with the other Ayinger beers I tried back in college, so why not take a chance on another today? This stuff pours a cloudy auburn topped by a couple fingers of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises mild rye bread, clove, banana, a pinch of black pepper, and a twist of orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with the bread tending toward a spicy pumpernickel and taking the van, but the banana, clove, and light orange bringing up a strong rear. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice dunkelweizen, one of the better ones readily available around here.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a big cloudy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Carbonation is a winner. Nose is sordove grain, wheat, clove. Taste is clove, wheat and banana with more clove than anything. Mouthfeel is nice with clove really kicking in, wheat and banana. Very drinkable!

Photo of lawlerj
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy dark amber. Moderate pour yields an inch & half of pillowy white foam. Dissipates, leaving a nice ring at the top and a layer of bubbles as well.

S - A lot of banana on the nose, some malt, not much in the way of hops.

T - Similar to the nose - banana, bready malt, a touch honey. I also get a bit of spiceiness on the back end as well.

M - Medium bodied, but still crisp.

O - This is a nice beer - nothing mindblowing, but solid all the way through.

Photo of elricorico
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy honey brown colour with a two finger cream coloured foamy head. Not as dark as expected, but certainly not a hefe colour. Excellent head retention, not much for lacing.

Sweet and spicy smell, banana and caramel with cloves in the mix.

Subdued banana flavour with a bit of caramel mixed in through the front half of the mouth. Cloves to finish. Like a good hefe but slightly richer in the sweetness and mouthfeel.

Carbonation is a little coarser than I like, but there is a touch of extra body.

A quality beer and an easy drinker for sure.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 500 ml to Reidel Extreme Riesling glass...

Beautiful 2-finger soapy/boiled milk froth head with a few muffin tunnels. Body is a terrific warm honey color. Nice haze - typically enticing for style.

Excellent broiled wheat character with nice ester sweetness. Slight clove/coriander texture. Some orange zest and some melted caramel sweetness - a little apple too.

Solid dark wheat texture and body - character on palate is similar to that on nose. Taste profile is a bit understated; comes out with warmth. A little honey emerges along with light apple tone.

Slight pucker from wheat and citrus zest on palate - tart finish with depth and without aftertaste. Very hearty and pleasant.

Quite enjoyable to drink - maybe a little heavier than a typical weisse beer as expected but good for a warm day when seeking a meatier flavor profile.

Photo of bmwats
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen (actually some specialty glass that was as close as I could get). Looked like a weizen, but only about .35L. . .

A: Medium-light cloudy amber. Giant off-white frothy head; almost like beach foam. Disintegrates slowly from the bottom up. 'Resistant' foam desperately clings to the side of the glass as you drink, but leaves little lacing.

S: Strong wheat, yeast, orange and banana.

T: A little sweet and pungent, wheat and light citrus aftertaste.

M: Fills the mouth. Sits heavy, coats the mouth (almost gummy), and the flavor continues to deliver.

D: Great drinkability. Flavorful, refreshing. Drinks really easy, and goes down smooth.

The biggest problem with this is it drinks so easy, at some point you look over at the glass and see you've drunk down the whole thing without realizing it. Not heavy, and yet not light. Great quaff.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance; light brown with a perfect head and fine yet heavy carbonation bubbles. Some quality lacing.

smell; alcohol and banana yeast odors, no hops.

taste; typical Weissbier flavor with more advanced aftertaste. Not as sweet as some of the München macrobrew versions of this style, at the same time by no means bitter. A pure raw yeast flavor comes through that is very nice and a bit bready. One can also taste alcohol.

mouthfeel; average for the style, smooth and frothy, nothing special.

drinkability; good for session drinking, a little strong but with a solid, tasty, flavor.

A good Weissbier but by no means anything special, only surpasses Franziskaner and Paulaner due to a more natural and less process flavor, but only by a bit.

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Major foam from first pour to last in the tall Peroni lager glass. Thick piles of suds. They call this a dark Weizen but it's a medium amber in color. Sudsy mouthfeel that is the glory of the German brews.

The flavor has a little of the clove taste, but just enough to be addictively spicy. Almost a hint of cinnamon. Fragrant nose as you sip. This is the classic German wheat beer taste, though not overdone. Slightly sweet. Long warm rich taste that ends with some faint bitterness. Well balanced and highly drinkable.

We get used to paying these ridiculous prices for "craft" beers. Here's an excellent classic for four bucks for the 500 ml bottle. Purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a big, sturdy head that leaves some clumps behind

Smell: Ripe bananas, clove and a touch of caramel

Taste: Caramel dipped bananas, with a growing clove character that really comes into its own by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a banana bread flavor that lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate, but prickly carbonation

Overall: Pretty nice, but a bit light in color and flavor for a dunkelweizen

Photo of ajr24
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle rightly poured into a weizen glass.
A- Pours a cloudy, dirty brown/dark amber. The haziness is attractively balanced with the sparkle from the carbonation. The head fluffs up vigorously from the pour, but then diminishes into a frothy layer. Not much lacing as the head slithers down the glass.
S- Smells like banana bread. The phenols and wheat are apparent up front. Followed by a flowery and spicy character.
T- There are bold banana/phenol flavors in the foreground with bready and wheaty flavors in the background.
M- Rather tangy, somewhat tarty- the mouthfeel is pretty delightful.
D- I'd gladly substitute this for a bowl of wheaties in the morning. But I don't eat wheaties and I'm not an alcoholic. Still though, with the moderate abv, this beer has endurance.

Photo of Ecliptica
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think this Hefeweizen-Dunkel is my new favorite style, because I still have yet to try one that's disappointing. As such, the Ayinger was another solid brew.

Poured from the 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass and got a nice, fluffy white head with moderate lacing. The beer itself is a murky orange color that is not affected when holding it up to the light. Translucent at best, probably closer to a cloudy opaque, though.

The overpowering smell is that of banana. There are some wheat smells and a thin aroma of malt. There may even be some spices in this, but the banana is what lingers the most. I had a friend walk in while I was sampling this and his words were: "Damn, that beer smells awesome; like a really ripe banana", so I guess his words echo mine.

The taste is very comparable to the Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss Dunkel - I really can't tell the difference between the two and if I did a blind taste test 100 times, I probably would struggle to get it right. That being said, that's an excellent taste. There is a taste of malt and spice once the brew warms, but it's very typical Hefeweizen style taste. Impressive.

Mouthfeel was a little weaker than the other comparable brws. The carbonation was good, but it was more thick than I thought it should be considering the lack of complexity in this brew. Still above average, but probably the only thing that brings it down.

It's a very typical beer and very easily drinkable, even in the 16.9 oz variety. I could drink plenty of these and enjoy it. Though I don't think it's as good as some of its counterparts in the style, it's still a solid choice. Definitely recommended.

Photo of nmann08
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Logic00
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Golden dark copper

S- Metallic, malt and spice

T- Strong clove and spice, some overripe fruit and yeast

M- slightly carbonated but overall smooth

Overall- 4/5 An exceptional example of the style and a definite hit by Ayinger. Despite being a darker beer, is very light and refreshing.

Photo of BWED
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A- Hazy copper body. Yellowish off white head foamy retains at one finger.

S- Big banana, a little bit of clove spice. Yeasty.

T- Sweet, some fruit, yeast and wheat. Really full of flavor.

M- Good fizz tingle, smooth and sweet body.

O- Great flavor and aroma. A yummy beer, and definitely a go to weizen. It's techniquely a dunkel, but still light in many aspects.

Photo of williamjbauer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Pale amber with 1 finger white head with good retention and nice lacing

S - clove, banana, wheat

T - nice notes that follow the nose, very wheaty beer with good fruit, clove, spice to compliment the bready body

M - Light bodied, moderate carbonation

O - A good complex summer beer, or great with a beef entree.

Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 982 ratings.