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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

870 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 18 | 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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demitriustown

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

17 oz bottle: Aroma is a bready, yeast, roasted caramel malt, light fruits, and spices. Appearance is a murky brown with a thin off white head that diminishes into a soapy film at the top of the glass. Taste is rather effervescent with a bubbly apple and and rather mild caramel malt taste with the yeast present in the the taste as well. Other flavors are clove, some banana, and bread. Overall, It's a very drinkable Dunkelweizen. Wheat and with a nice wiezen texture.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 02:51:40 | More by demitriustown
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slap

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Weizen glass. The beer is medium-orange color, some what murky from the yeast. A nice white head with forms with a good amount of bubbles rising in the glass.

The smell is very sweet...bananna is the strongest aroma. Maybe another fruit is in there plus plenty of wheat.

The first taste is smooth and refreshing. Bananaa is the first flavor on the palate, then something mildy spicy. It's a very good contrast. Very creamy finish in the mouth. Highly drinkable

This is my first Dunkel Weizen and I look forward to tasting more beers in this style. I would definately buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2006 21:09:06 | More by slap
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illidurit

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, poured into a weizen glass. Orangish amber color, nice haze, thick beige head. Aroma is standard banana and clove, with a hint of lemon and caramel. Flavor is bananas, vanilla, egg nog, and clove. Similar notes to most other dunkelweizens but it is not fitting together quite right for me compared to the elite versions of the style. Good creamy mouthfeel and good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 09:11:40 | More by illidurit
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice pomegranate/cranberry color with a nice head. Smells sweet and spicy and cloves. Taste is light and not heavy at all. Very little body which is surprising. Can definitely taste the wheat and reminds me if champagne. Almost like a Belgium lambic. Very nice refreshing beer

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:31:02 | More by Richardbeerlover
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-23-2014 23:31:44 | More by acurtis
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Finnvara


3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-10-2014 03:28:56 | More by Finnvara
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AndyandAng

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-16-2014 01:11:46 | More by AndyandAng
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I need more excuses to use my awesome Ayinger weizen glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy golden amber with a white 2-finger head. The head does drop fairly quickly to a full surface coating with good retention. I thought it'd be darker.

SMELL: The banana and clove esters are there but in smaller quantities than one would expect. In their place is a fairly strong toasted malt note without any chocolate or caramel notes.

TASTE: Much like the smell, the esters are subdued. One thing that's striking is that you don't really pick up any wheat flavors, but instead get moderately kilned barley. Yes, I realize that's what a dunkelweizen is supposed to be, but one can hardly tell it's a wheat beer. Finally in the finish, the sweet banana-y wheat comes out and lightens the beer up.

MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light and fluffy with a high, spritzy carbonation. Nothing is off here. Well done.

DRINKABILITY: It still hits the spot on a hot summer day (and it's after Memorial Day and 75° so I'm classifying today as such). That said, I prefer a dunkleweizen that is more estery and chocolaty (a halfway point between hefeweizen and weizenbock).

I can't help but think that Ur-Weisse is just a worse version of the Bräu-Weisse (excuse the cross-style comparison). I've had better dunkelweizens though, and I'll probably stick to other versions in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 21:57:06 | More by jmalex
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BubbaMac

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-03-2012 16:19:11 | More by BubbaMac
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dvb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into my big weizen glass.

A - Lighter than I expected. Nice head, but no lacing whatsoever.

S - I get smoke and cloves.

T - Wheat (obviously), bananas, cloves, smoke.

M - Somewhat watery, but no different than what I expect from a wheat beer.

D - I could have another, although the smoke is somewhat off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 03:12:48 | More by dvb
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-01-2012 02:30:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-30-2011 15:17:07 | More by brandoman63
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-03-2012 00:42:46 | More by DerwinWentworth
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-02-2014 19:44:25 | More by leitmotif
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-11-2013 05:17:17 | More by DaveAnderson
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-26-2013 14:47:09 | More by ssgunbond
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-26-2013 16:40:01 | More by dookiebrown
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-22-2013 02:14:49 | More by flyers1980
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-25-2012 06:47:28 | More by logicerror
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-18-2012 05:28:01 | More by djrn2
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-02-2013 23:46:02 | More by zbooks
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teejay76

Utah

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Golden pour with plenty of white head that stayed until the end.

Smell - Citrus and hops.

Taste - Caramel citrus with decent hops.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, not watery. I'd say it's a medium body.

Drinkability - It was alright, above average but not memorable.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 01:18:04 | More by teejay76
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Windigstadt

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Ayinger Ur-Weisse is by far the lightest Dunkelweizen I've sampled, pouring a light copper hue. Coincidentally, it reminds me somewhat of my favorite American Dunkelweizen, New Glarus's Copper Kettle, in appearance.

S: Unlike most Dunkelweizens, which are clove-forward in aroma, this is much more balanced between the clove and banana. A slight yeast bite, typical of a Hefe, rounds out the aroma.

T: Just as the aroma is more banana-forward with the Ayinger, so is the flavor. And as the appearance would suggest, it's much closer to the flavor of a traditional flavor than are most Dunekweizens. You get the flavor of wheat bread mixed with some banana and just a little nuttiness to tell you it's not a regular Hefe. It's also a bit sweeter than a standard Hefe, with some caramel notes present. A good beer, don't get me wrong; it's just not "Dunkel" enough for my taste...

M: Effervescent like any other Weizen.

D: Light and refreshing... a great session beer.

Overall: A nice change of pace from a regular Hefeweizen, and maybe a good introduction to the style for those who don't like darker beers. For those looking for a significant departure from the Hefeweizen style, however, you might want to look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 02:50:04 | More by Windigstadt
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bradybeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange with thick creamy off white head. Not much hops aroma nor much malt-which is no problem with the being a wheat. I pick up a strong orange juice taste-sweet with a touch of OJ. Mouthfeel is light and drinkablity is high. I like this beer and I think I was expecting more of a "american" dark wheat-but none the less nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 22:34:04 | More by bradybeer
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours with a finger of rich head. Dark orange color with a muddy transparensy. Above average active carbonation in glass while drinking.

Smell: full bodied wheat aroma macks the drinker right away. Brighter bodied fruits warm up in the body. Lots of doughy bready yeast round out the aroma well. A solid undertone of exotic spices runs throughout.

Taste: creamy malt hits up front with accents of sweet caramel and molasses with a light to medium depth fruit body. The fruits continue to darken and dance on the palate throughout. High carbonation brings a ton of the lighter accents out. Chewy malt left behind on the palate.

Mouthfeel: big carbonation is king here. Huge bubbly feeling brings the brighter fruits out with lingering yeast body as well.

Overall: much brighter for a dark weizen then I expected. This brew was filled with bubbly fruits and medium bodied breast malt tones. Slow sipper due to the big carbonation factor.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 04:36:10 | More by KFBR392
Ayinger Ur-Weisse from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
91 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.