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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

919 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 48
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of nomad
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

nomad, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of lawlerj
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

lawlerj, Oct 25, 2013
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Golden brown in color, with profuse carbonation and a small white head. There was modest lacing present throughout the glass.

Aroma - Major notes of bread (maybe biscuit?), and banana. Minor notes of yeast, spices, and cloves.

Taste - Initial flavors of clove and spices. This is followed by some ripe bananas with the malts. The finish was dry with grain flavors, lingering notes of apples and slight hops.

Mouthfeel - Thin and light on the palate. The carbonation is sharp.

Drinkability - The first day of spring and this was a nice way to enjoy it.

stereosforgeeks, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of marcobrau
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour a hazy dark amber with loads of carbonation; the pours takes some time but I eventually end up with a massively rocky head peaking about an inch from the top of the glass. The aroma is spicy, suggesting oranges, cloves and vanilla. Rather full-bodied for a weiss with a sort of creme brulé maltiness that leads into an orangey-tart finish accented a slightly chalky dryness. Excellent smooth mouthfeel adds to the appeal of this beer. Overall, a fine dark wheat with outstanding aromatics, good flavor, but the finish could be better.

marcobrau, Nov 28, 2005
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L bottle poured into a weizen glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a nice and hazy orange ride and grapefruit with a creamy pure white one and a half inch head, some carbonation bubbling up from the bottom but not very much. Head retention seems to be a problem though as this beer fades into a cap in a few minutes.

S: Heavy wheat with a mild clove spiciness and a good amount of sweet orange rind, some banana in there as well but not too much to be overpowering.

T/MF: Wheat is here again and dusty sweet banana and herbal spiciness and orange peel with a slight grainy huskiness, a good amount of carbonation to keep things from becoming to flat . All very nicely balanced, finish is long and creamy.

D: Not bad, solid tasty and balanced, wish the head stuck around a little longer though.

bluemoonswoon, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of puboflyons
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on August 7, 2011. It pours a slight murky medium to dark amber. My glass was not big enough to pour it all in without spilling some due to the huge, frothy, off-white head. Wheat and bananas penetrate the nose with virtually nothing in the way of hops or malts. The body is nice and creamy and glistens on the tongue. The taste also brings out that wheat, clove, banana flavor but there is also a noted sugary sweetness thrown in. Exquisite for an 83-degree late summer day.

puboflyons, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of theghost3
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, bright chestnut with a 3-finger off-white, foam head. No lacing.

The smell is cloves, banana with a hint of nutmeg. The taste is bananas, cloves, light malts, yeast, and a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. A little more acidic than I like in a Dunkel.

This is a very drinkable Dunkelweizen; not as astringent as many of the same style. It would go well with a soft German pretzel dipped in honey mustard.

theghost3, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Phatz
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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!

Phatz, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of jimmah120
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

jimmah120, Aug 21, 2012
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.

bnes09, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Quaffer
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer was very hazy even before the addition of the yeast. After the bottle was swirled and the good stuff was added, it looked utterly thick. With its dark color (though lighter than what I expect from a dunkel ) and strongly opaque appearance, it looked like a weizen glass full of melted caramel.There were some cool striations as the sediment very slowly diffused througout the beer. The lightly rocky, off-white head rose up nicely to over two fingers and settled down quickly. There was very little lace left behind on the side of the glass.

Smell: Heavy yeast and citrus bit at the nose. Warmer aromas of banana and grains hovered underneath. Pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied but with some chewiness on the tongue. Carbonation was strong and gave the beer a spongy feeling in the mouth. It became a little rough in the throat.

Taste: Yeast, light chocolate malt, and strong wheat and grain flavors were evident from the start. There was a little bit of a lemon bite in the middle, but it was subdued and didn't contribute much more than a nice counterpoint to the warmer flavors. Those warmer flavors consisted of the aforementioned chocolate malt and some vanilla that arose in the middle. There almost seemed to be a dose of caramel sweetness as well. (I think the appearance of this brew was messing with my head.) Some light, sweet banana arose on the finish to mingle with the other flavors.

A really nice beer. I don't know why it took me this long to try it.

Quaffer, Mar 11, 2005
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.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of ianjsullivan
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 1 pint 9oz poured into a wiess glass. Bottle lists ABV but does not list DBD.

A: Cloudy dark orange with over a finger length pure white head.

S: Banana, clove, lemon, and bread, caramel, butter popcorn, and fruity esters.

T: Sunny lemon joins heavy bread. The finish has a malty backbone, spice, and warming alcohol.

M: On the heavy side of medium and creamy.

O: An excellent wheat beer with intense fruity flavors, creamy bread, and malty accents. Though not as light or zingy as other weiss can be, this is a bit of a heavier more serious sipper which is meant to be slowly enjoyed and savored.

ianjsullivan, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of emsroth
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

App: Dark honey brown, the color of lemonade tea. Opaque with an occasional translucency. Thick crown of foam.

Smell: The caramel apple smell I love in dunkels. A slight touch of banana.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with a light middle. Ends on a strong, sweet note with a good amount of dryness.

emsroth, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. The Ur-Weisse pours a moderate cloudy orange brown for a Dunkel and offers a rich and robust head of foam. Goldenrod in the highlights department. Strong retention and lacing follow.

Nose has a nice depth of yeast and wheat and offers muddled banana along with some deep spice notes. Nice and intriguing and reminiscent of a weizenbock to a degree.

Creamy flavor with wheat and banana along with some muddled fruit. Offers a nice effervescence of carbonation and avoids the apparent sweetness often associated with the style. Quite drinkable and full in flavor with a long and slowly drying finish.

HalfFull, May 12, 2010
Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dirt color, almost looks like a muddle puddle in a glass. Very nice off-white head that dissipated into a nice cap with a yeast cloud that slowly settles. The smell is of bananas & cloves. The taste is of bananas, clove, pepper. Taste is more of a hefe weisen then a dunkel weisen, I don't detect much malt flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit fizzy yet creamy, feels light on the tongue. I find this to be very drinkable and a fine example of the style.

Gmann, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ayinger Brau-Weisse has become one of my favorite summer beers, the Ur- Weisse is just as good. Darker than a hefe, this one pours a cloudy light amber color with a nice big hefe-style white head and hefe like aromas: cloves, bananas and wheat.

This beer has a stronger taste than the average hefe with some caramel malt in the finish. Mouthfeel is a bit richer than a hefe, but still close. This is a stronger tasting "bigger" beer than the Brau-Weisse. Drinkability is very good. I can see myself getting a few mixed six packs of the Brau and Ur Weisse beers.

JayQue, May 26, 2008
Photo of abedenbaugh
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:The beer has a medium amber color with a good deal of hazy from the yeast. The head is white with very fine carbonation.
S: There is a sweet smell with a little bit of esters and phenols in the background. It smells of bananas,cloves, and a little bit of citrus. Overall the smell is mild but very nice.
T:The beer taste of wheat with just enough balance from the esters and phenols. In the beginning there is a little bit of sweetness. There is a little bit of spiciness and citrus coming out in the middle and end of the palate. Also the flavor stays with you for awhile afterwards. Overall the flavors are all balanced very well.
MF:Medium body beer with an average amount of carbonation. It feels good in the mouth.
D:Overall I think this is a really good beer. The flavor is very easy going and refreshing. I would love to order more than one of these beers.

abedenbaugh, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of mltobin
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Ginger Man in Greenwich, ordered to accompany a charred Tuna salad.

A- A nice honey color with a medium sized-head.

S- - Light and sweet, some caramel and vanilla tones.

T- Delicious, this beer is very good with some fruit and spice notes coming through.

MF- Complex and light at the same time, slightly flora with some presence of yeast.

D- Good, very nice beer, goes well with light meals.

mltobin, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of zerk
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper, with a thick, but quickly disipating white head. Aroma is a mixture of cloves, some ripe banana, and grain. Flavor begins sweet and grainy, with notes of banana and clove lingering in the finish. Has a medium body and is quite smooth, finishing very wet. A very refreshing dunkel-weiss, one that I could enjoy all throughout the day.

zerk, Mar 12, 2003
Photo of goschool
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not to boast, but I poured this beer like a mother f-er. I got a big white head without ever having to wait for it to calm down to finish pouring. The color is a cloudy dark copper and the white head dies down to a small layer.

Smell: This is one big nose. Aromas of clove and bananas fight for dominance in front of yeast, wheat, rich amber malts, and melon.

Taste: The yeast makes more of a statement in the flavor profile, hanging around from the burst of bananas at the beginning to the phenolic clove finish. Vanilla, caramel malts, grapes, apples, and melons round out the taste.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a nice, not to lively, not to soft, level of carbonation.

Drinkability: This is definitely one of the benchmark dunkelweizens, a very classy brew.

goschool, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of Bighuge
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orangish brown appearance. Nice looking head of about 1/2 inch and beige tinted white in color. Retention? Pretty good. Nice lemmon pepper and clove mixed in with some tangy wheat malt and darkened barley on the nose. The flavor is spicy, yet refreshing. A little banana clove action. And the slight chocolate and dark malt tones are held in check nicely and add the subtleties need for this style. This nicely carbonated brew has a medium full body and a partially dry finish. Nicely done dunkel weizen.

Bighuge, Aug 09, 2003
Photo of Bierman9
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap review from 14OCT02...
Enjoyed at Liebhard's in Aying, vom Fass! Had a tawny, brown, cloudy color, with a big, foamy head which thins quickly, leaving nice lace. Lovely aromas abound in the nose: lots of clove and nice banana notes...real strong! Has medium body, and the typically pleasant weizen roughness on the tongue. Nice maltiness, lots of clove, some banana and yeasty notes blend nicely, with even a hint of chocolate thrown in. Quite enjoyable!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Bottle review from 06APR02...
Another good product from Aying... Dark-golden hazy color (with the yeasties swirled in!)...with a fine, beady head; not much lacing, though... Love the nose....fruity(apple/bananas..)... quite inviting. Medium body, with a fairly smooth tongue-feel. Lots more fruit flavors on the palate - bananas, some apple, touch of clove....crisp, dry finish.... pleasantly pleasing... Wish I was quaffing this in the shade under the trees on a pleasant summer day in Aying right now... (4.0/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.0 = 4.35)
Prosit!

98

Bierman9, Apr 06, 2002
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.