1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Ayinger Ur-WeisseAyinger Ur-Weisse

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

904 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 904
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 47
Gots: 40 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ayinger Ur-Weisse Alström Bros
Ratings: 904 | Reviews: 526 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Maltenbach
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber with a huge white head that slowly dissipates to a very thin lace. Aromas are banana and clove, with a hint of butterscotch. Flavors are banana bread, spice, citrus and muted caramel with a bready, citrus finish. Rather high carbonation with a light and peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice wheat beer. Delicious.

Maltenbach, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

#500 on untappd! Cheers!

Body isnt as dark as I expected, but still just dark enough to be a Dunkel. Looks almost exactly like Schneider Weisse. Head isnt as fluffy as I want either.

Smell is more roasty malt than yeast esters. I do get a hint of banana and sweet clove. Lots of wheat twang as well.

Initially theres just sweet rich roasted wheat. Then comes in a chewy malty banana. Very full bodied and thick for the style. Hints of an estery booze as well. Sweet notes of caramel and toffee flash across the tongue every so often. It really meshes with the banana flavors well.

Although its full bodied, it finishes smooth and clean, like every German beer should.

VncentLIFE, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Hazy, orange-tinged brown body with a voluminous rusty-white head. Beautiful. Smells of smooth banana liquor, cloves, and tangy yeast. Taste starts with rum-soaked bananas, light toffee, and a little clove. Finish is tangy, wheat bitter, and yeasty. Thick mouthfeel for a weisse of this abv. I could drink this throught the winter (if there weren't so many great winter brews).

alexgash, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of archyquaffer
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into an 8 ounce sampler. A moderate pour causes the head to froth over. The head is frothy and effervescent, with a light tan color. The beer is a pale amber.

Lots of light fruit in the nose and flavor, with just a touch of hop bitterness. Apple/pear, banana and pungent yeast flavors are readily detectable, but not overpowering. A spicy sweet aftertaste lingers, and is accentuated by the burps. A very easy drinking and unique beer.

I paid only about 3.50 for the bottle, which I consider a bargain, based on its overall quality.

archyquaffer, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Feb 04, 2004
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Nov 05, 2009
Photo of magictrokini
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of jiffymon
4/5  rDev -2%

jiffymon, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of yankeeheel
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with a huge mushroom off-white head. Looks darn impressive in the weisse beer glass. Head recedes and leaves a lot of lace on top of the brew. Smells quite citrusy. Not really hoppy but full of grass, clove, and lemon zest. Tatses very fruity in it's initial stages. Perhaps a little bit of tart apple followed by a bit of lemon grass. Very dry and bubbly, bordering on sparkling wine bubbly. Light mouthfeel and great flavor make it an easy drinker.

This is one of those beers I se every time I go to the store and think, "next time". Glad I finally picked it up.

yankeeheel, Feb 05, 2004
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh joy a real dunkel weizen deep copper orange an almost brown tint but not quite, head forms full thick and creamy leaving behind huge collared rings of lacing after existing throughout the session with these 17oz. of yum. Aroma: Tart apple notes along with the classic clove scent from the yeast, candy like sweetness sharp malted wheat flourishing tame German hop aroma. Taste: Oh how I love wheat beers tart spiced up finish sharp sweet tone mellowed by delicate hops, this is a great beer really hits the spot. Moutfheel: Fluffy sprizy and highly carbonated nice all around medium bodied hefe. Drinkability: Oh yes especially if I were chilling in Deutschland it would be on like Donkey Kong me and this dunkel weizen would get along well maybe too well.

WVbeergeek, Oct 14, 2003
Photo of r0nyn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a hefeweizen glass.

The look of this dunkel is quite nice as it pours a yellowish bronze color with a lot of bubbles rising to the top. Head starts out big, then recedes into wafer-thin layer of white floating on top of the beer. Smell is very, very nice. Banana is the dominant scent, along with malt and citrus nuances.

Not too much bitterness at all, can't really taste the hops at all. Banana flavoring is much more subdued as opposed to the smell. Taste is nice and bready as is characteristic of most weizens. Not too much chewiness, though. The breadiness stays clean through the the finish with just the slightest hint of an aftertaste. Mouthfeel is okay, no carbonation to speak of. It's on the lightish side; doesn't really detract from the flavor, but it could feel like more than just water.

Drinkability is relatively high, owing to the pleasant flavoring and easy drinking experience. Definitely would drink another if I had one.

r0nyn, Sep 17, 2009
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. The first snow has hit, but I can't wait til it melts in spring to dive into this wheat beer.

This beer pours a murky medium orange-brown hue, with tons of tight, billowy, puffy eggshell white head, which leaves a few splashes of splotchy lace around the glass upon its retreat, during which I can weirdly hear crackling fizzy noises from a few feet away.

It smells of sweet, spicy wheat malt, banana, rising brown bread, savoury clove, and a further bit of zingy earthy yeast. The taste follows quite consistently - fairly sweet toasted wheat and caramelized barley malt, sharp banana esters, muddled spices, with the clove now mostly indistinguishable, and a welcome, but underwhelmingly effective drying earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is lightly spritzy at first, but settles to a very dull hum rather swiftly, the body just on the light side of medium weight, a wee bit foamy and airy, but quite smooth overall. It finishes a tad off-dry, the softly bready, malty sweetness losing a small step, and the spice and fruit morphing into a singular entity.

A rather pleasant gap-filler between a hefeweizen and dunkel, the roasted character parrying the inherent banana bread essence quite nicely. While this does entail an uptick in the sweetness, somehow it all just dovetails into an enjoyable, entirely drinkable affair, with a little extra kick for good measure.

biboergosum, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of NJpadreFan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ayinger- Ur-Weisse

Appearance- rusty browning orange with a huge billowy head. Sticky lacing along the inside of the glass.
Smell- Sweet molasses with a equal balance of wheat/ hay, and fig/ raisin.
Taste- same as the smell. Fig/ raisin appears after an initial sweet molasses and hay flavor.
Mouthfeel- Big and flavorful up front with a slight alcohol presence in the end.

Overall- a nice Dunkel that is tasty but might be just a tad too pricey at $3.10 for a 500ml bottle.

NJpadreFan, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of javlin624
4/5  rDev -2%

javlin624, May 20, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. The head is huge but settles quickly. It has a nice redish copper color with good clarity.

Aroma is sweet and malty with nice fruity smell that includes apple and banana.

Flavor is also sweet and fruity with the same sort of apple thing going on. It has a nice little bit of spice but nothing exceptional. I expected this to be darker in color and more roasty in flavor but it's not bad.

Fairly mild and easy to drink. It has medium-light body and lower carbonation.

Overall a pretty enjoyable beer any time of year.

GilGarp, May 20, 2009
Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev -2%

trocketsauced, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of falconxman
4/5  rDev -2%

falconxman, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a large white head that quickly settles. No lacing is left on the glass. The smell is good with spice and fruity esters. Nice malty base flavor with the yeast flavors playing not as large a role as in other Dunkels. More approachable wheat beer for that reason. Light body with abundant, bordering on harsh carbonation. Nice overall and very drinkable. Good introduction to the style for people.

morimech, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of DwnTwnBwn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy copper brown. Head is a solid 2 fingers. Slight lacing on the way down.

S- Quite a bit of wheat at first. Sweet caramel. Earthy finish with touches or grass and hops

T- Very strong caramel wheat up front. Touches of yeast to mellow the flavor then finishes with a spicy nobel hops to clear the pallet.

M- Medium body. Yeast lighten the beer slightly. Good carbonation.

O- Very good beer. Could use a bit more yeast taste to it. but none the less it worth another go.

DwnTwnBwn, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev -2%

jduprey007, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -2%

Kunstman, Feb 18, 2013
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.