Ayinger Ur-Weisse - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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2.98/5 rDev -27%
Appearance: Hazy and dark gold (on the lightest end of the dunkelweizen spectrum). The white head is quick to melt down to nothing.
Aroma: Phenols that are equally spicy and sweet/clove-like are immediately noticeable. An unripe fruit aroma with a sulfiric quality suggests infection. May have a bad bottle on my hands.
Taste: Like bananas that have been left out a month too long. Slightly toasted malt is present. Very low bitterness. An overtly sweet caramel taste is distracting, even as a secondary flavor. The malt could be more rich for the style. Altogether, the flavor is rather light, which in this case, may be a good thing!
Mouthfeel: Medium-light, with a watery quality. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Chock full of rotten sweetness. Still manages to be drinkable, however, probably due to the faintness of aroma and taste. Will have to try this again when I can muster the strength, to see if I had a bad bottle.
08-25-2013 17:51:18 | More by BethanyB
3/5 rDev -26.5%
I’m in a bad mood, so this beer better be good. I won’t even begin to try and figure out how to pronounce it, but in the preliminary research I did… I want to go to Germany. If nothing more than the stein filled with beer. If I ever do (and I will) make it to Germany, I will make sure to go during Oktoberfest. They have celebrations here in the states, but there is NO WAY they are the same as those Europeans. Anyway, on with the beer.
The nose on this this is HUGE. It smacked me in the face before I could even pour a glass of this stuff. It has a very familiar nose, similar to a Blue Moon or any other wheat beer you might find. But after a sip of this stuff, I will never enjoy a Blue Moon again.
There are subtle similarities… but the aftertaste is so much smoother than that of a Blue Moon (and I use Blue Moon as that’s the most popular wheat beer here in the United States.) The ABV is a bit higher than a Blue Moon, but it’s not obvious. The aftertaste is quick, but the smoothness makes up for it. You are hit with hints of spice (a weak spice at that) long after the beer has been swallowed.
There is a slight carbonation on the back half of the tongue, but just like the aftertaste it’s quick. The smoothness of this beer makes up for anything else that could go wrong. It’s a lot better than a Blue Moon, and I would totally buy another bottle of this. But I really want to drink this out of a HUGE beer stein. Let’s make that happen this October, shall we? Bottoms up people!
05-24-2011 02:23:25 | More by rickyleepotts
3/5 rDev -26.5%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Left a billowy three finger head that rather quickly dissappeared, leaving only a foam ring around the edges, and left no lacing. Body was a cloudy light brownish yellow, like cloudy apple cider. Looks okay, would like more head retention.
Smell - apples, plums, overripe fruits.
Taste - same as the smell. Apples, plums, and overripe fruits.
Mouthfeel - halfway between full and thin, fairly smooth, medium carbonation.
Drinkability - this is decent, but not great. Goes down decently, but its taste will fall apart if it gets too warm, which I think could happen a lot on a hot day, and is too bad because a wheat beer should be a summer drink...It's not bad, but I won't visit it often.
07-13-2006 18:29:11 | More by ultralarry2006
3.03/5 rDev -25.7%
Could've fooled me, this dunkel tasted like a normal hefe. Light, airy head that dissipates slightly towards the end. Strong banana characteristics that I like. I paid the usual, 2.59 at hollingshead. I really wish there was a way I could get these German hefes a little cheaper.
02-16-2006 06:29:36 | More by drewmprs
3.05/5 rDev -25.2%
Wow, what a head! Poured from a cold (probably too cold) refrigerated bottle and an aggressive pour yielded approximately 3" of beer and 11" of head. The head was loosely packed and quite irregular. A hazy pale ale color. The smell was nice with light doughy, banana, citrus aroma. The taste yield the same. Although I am not a fan of weisse beer, this beer seemed to add a slight ale depth to a common hefe.
08-13-2006 01:34:58 | More by dhilltop2000
3.1/5 rDev -24%
A- A cloudy light brown/dark copper colour, actually quite clear for the style. Classic weizen foamy head, quite big with very nice retention. Near no lacing at all
S- Light but fresh bready aroma with banana notes and some faint spicy undernotes. Maybe a hint of caramel
T- Bready malts are actually on the low side. A typical banana flavour immediately gets dominant (probably too dominant). Some spicy notes (clove, maybe others) bring a little life. Some caramel notes are now clearly detectable. Decently fresh flavour, though pretty much just banana
M- Light/medium body. Carbonation is moderate but still easily detectable on the tongue. A soft mouthfeel overall, maybe a tad too watery
O- Nothing really interesting with this beer in my opinion. it fits the style, that's all
06-28-2011 09:02:11 | More by Cozzatoad
3.1/5 rDev -24%
500 mL bottle with no dating.
There was a big rocky head, but the color seemed a bit light for a dunkel. Oh well. Who cares about color?
There is a bubblegum-banana smell, typical of style.
Taste, however, is slightly sour, not what I'm looking for out of a wheat.
Very little about it is special. Bottomline: I wish I didn't spend $3.40 for a bottle.
05-24-2006 00:02:57 | More by pweis909
3.13/5 rDev -23.3%
500ml bottle into glass pint.
$4.99 / ea.
A: Hazy deep straw body topped with a huge rocky head of moderate retention that leaves behind light foamy lace and a rocky cover.
S: Dominated by clove spice with hints of banana ester poking through. Light flowery hop profile in the background. Pretty standard fare for a hefeweizen.
T: Sweet banana has a stronger presence here than than in the nose, but retains the same potent clove character. Just enough hop bitterness to balance and no lingering aftertaste.
M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light carbonic bite, and distinct smoothness throughout.
D: A bit too sweet for my taste, but the flavors and mouthfeel are spot-on for the style. Worth a try, but there are better examples if you are looking to indulge in hefeweizen.
O: I've had much better from Ayinger.
11-21-2010 20:26:32 | More by dpnelson1978
3.13/5 rDev -23.3%
Presentation: Half-Litre brown glass bottle sealed with a crown cap which has the Ayinger logo on it. Generic dark green, yellow, gold and white Ayinger label which has a dark orange border in places. Listed as Ur-Weisse, and described as an Authentic Bavarian Dunkel Weizen. No listed strength or Best Before Date.
Appearance: Crazy paving mixture of golden flashes and light brown coppers mingle in a semi-translucent Iced Tea body which supports a dirty white partially solid head matter which slowly forms from a rescinding gigantic frothy 6 deep cap. Almost a complete absence of carbonation when the glass is tilted; yet the foamy head stays with a thick egg-white stiffness.
Nose: Rather pungent toffee-banana aromatic trails roam around the entrance to the Glass with some vanity. Breaded wheat with some cloves, crab apples and the stale whiffs that eminate from a long opened can of commercial cider that has oxidised nicely from the party the night before. Somehow very appealing though, WTF!?
Taste: Has a bit of everything, some wheat, toffee, light chocolate, milky bars and cloves but all the flavors are rather light in strength. This is very much a low profile under the radar Dunkel Weizen that becomes so-so all too quickly. Not so much clean .. but Sterile.
Mouthfeel: Average, Mean, Mode, Median, Middle-of-the-Road, So-So, Ya Know Not Bad Not Great, Sort of OK, Not Here, Not There, Dont Mind, Dont Care
Drinkability: Difficult to get excited about this one. I drank it though ..but afterwards I fell asleep straight away and never cuddled it.
Overall: Another new offering from Ayinger that I have not tried before, cost $2.59 the same as the Bräu-Weisse; but given a choice between the two with just three bucks in my pocket I would rather go with the infinitely better Bräu-Weisse again I think. Not that bad, but a bit of a cardboard cut-out in character.
08-10-2005 05:42:09 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3.15/5 rDev -22.8%
Picked up a bottle at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.
Pours a moderately-dark golden-bronze color with a thin white head that recedes somewhat quickly and doesn't leave behind much other than a bit of spotty lacing. Almost no haze. The nose is pretty weak with a bit of sweetened malt and clove. A touch of banana there as well. Taste is quite plain as well. There's just not much coming from the malt or the yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit light and undercarbonated, though it's smooth. Drinkability is decent enough, though there's really nothing all that special about this beer.
02-20-2011 02:45:17 | More by Thorpe429
3.18/5 rDev -22.1%
Light brown color, large head. Aroma is malty with a slight banana nose. Light bodied dunkel. Mild taste, sweet malts, definite banana and clove flavor, slight hop bite. Fruity taste, apples and raisins. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly sweet.
06-23-2003 18:59:53 | More by beerguy101
3.23/5 rDev -20.8%
Reviewed 8/10/2007 (bottle):
Pours a dark brown yellow color body that is very cloudy and effervescent. Big white foamy head. Aroma is very effervescent, citrusy, and lemony with some wheat. Not a very strong taste. Wheaty, citrusy, effervescent. Watery. A nice light beer.
11-09-2008 16:12:30 | More by jujubeast6000
3.29/5 rDev -19.4%
Poured into an IPA glass. Don't ask.
Look: Murky caramel body. Cream colored head with decent retention. Light lacing.
Aroma: Buttered bread, toffee, and some old world European skunkiness.
Taste: Wheat, toasted bread, butter, caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth.
Overall: Probably would get a perfect score if I had this fresh. Too many weird flavors from being an export.
07-18-2014 23:28:47 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.33/5 rDev -18.4%
This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized white bubbles and a transparent brown body. It had a mild hop aroma if any aroma at all. Its malty fruity flavor finishes slightly fizzy. We paid $7.49 for this brew which was not worth the price IMHO.
07-21-2003 22:24:13 | More by TheDM
3.35/5 rDev -17.9%
Appearance: Hazy amber-brown in color, with profuse cabonation and a small white head, and thick glass-coating lace.
Aroma; Bread notes, yeast, spice, and a slight earth note, hints of banana and cloves, complex and interesting.
Taste: Opens with a wave of clove spices, and lesser notes of ripe bananas, midway through the taste, some malt notes appear, finishes dry with grain flavors, lingering notes of apples and grape skins, and slight hops.
Mouth feel: A bit thin, with sharp carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: A pleasant example, although less than outstanding, seems a bit understated.
Presentation: Packaged in a half-liter (16.9 ounce) brown glass bottle, served in a standard pint tap glass.
05-07-2006 17:34:25 | More by Pegasus
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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